Local Life - Chorley - June 2019

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LocalLife

Chorley Edition June 2019

Away From The Crowds

Page 23 - 26

Win Rick Astley Tickets

Pages 44 - 45

Singing Ringing Tree Walk

Pages 47 - 50

Local News Motoring Jack’s Tracks Health Events2Go Home Services

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In this issue

Fabulous

Flowers

Regulars

34 Puzzle Corner

42 Events2Go

47 Jack’s Tracks

54 Test Drive

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Away From The

Crowds

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No Milk Today

36

Win Rick Astley

Concert Tickets

44

Jack’s Tracks:

Singing Ringing

Tree

Sections

6 Local News

36 Health

51 Pets

52 Gardening

54 Motoring

56 Home Services

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News & Features

Hard Knock Life

Chorley Youth Theatre have announced their July

production: Annie the musical.

Follow little orphan Annie through 1930s New York

as she’s taken in by Daddy Warbucks – featuring

classic songs like Tomorrow, Maybe and It’s A Hard

Knock Life, the family-friendly musical will have you

tapping your feet in your seats.

Tickets cost £10 for adults or £8 for children, and can

be obtained from Ebb & Flo Bookshop or Malcolm’s

Musicland, or on 01257 264362. The performance

runs from Wednesday, July 10 until Saturday, July 13

at 7:30pm at Chorley Little Theatre.

Coppull Folk Fest

A festival celebrating all things folk heads to Coppull

this month. From Friday, June 7 until Sunday, June 9,

enjoy a fabulous line-up of artists and bands at the

Alison Arms on the A49 Preston Road (PR7 5DU).

This year’s line-up features groups like Bandersnatch

and Nidd, along with artists like Jon Brindley and

Pauline Blackburn. An open mic session will also take

place on the Sunday from 1:45pm-4:30pm if you’d

like to get on stage yourself!

For more information about the festival, visit www.

coppullfolk.co.uk or call Ken on 01942 732728 or Phil

on 01772 432691.

Rubbish Shakespeare

An outdoor production of A Midsummer Night’s

Dream comes to Spring Cottage in Rivington this

July.

The Rubbish Shakespeare Company hosts the play

out on the garden lawn, for a fun day out for the

whole family. Bring a blanket or a chair and relax

while enjoying Shakespeare’s classic comedy. Food

and drink will be available at the on-site café.

Tickets cost £10 (adults) or £7 (children), and the

performance takes place on Sunday, July 7 at 1:30pm.

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Photography Competition

Rivington Terraced Gardens are hosting a

photography competition with a theme of ‘New

Beginnings’.

If you’re a fan of the Gardens and you’ve taken some

spectacular snaps of the area, you could win a full

day photography masterclass.

Photographs must have been taken in 2019

and capture Rivington during its year of historic

transformation.

There are two categories within the competition:

budding photographers under 18 and amateur

photographers 18 and over.

Entries must be at least 5MB and in JPG format, and

there’s a maximum of 3 entries per person. Photos

should be emailed to rtg@groundwork.org.uk by

Saturday, August 31.

Plant Donations

Hardy, herbaceous and watered plants are wanted

for planting out in the community in Coppull. If you

have any you’d like to donate, please leave them

outside the Community Centre on Springfield Road

North main entrance, with labels if possible.

The plants will be used to eliminate grot spots

around the village and increase the amount of

pleasant greenery.

Wrightington Pensioners

The Wrightington Pensioners Welfare Association

invites you to its weekly meetings.

Enjoy a friendly social evening with bingo,

dominoes and whist games – and plenty of tea and

biscuits. The Association also host monthly coach

trips and regular social events if you’d like to get out

and about more!

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Croston Open Gardens

Croston Open Gardens returns for 2019.

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private gardens of Croston? Now’s your chance

– with a series of enchanting gardens and floral

displays open to the public for one day only.

Visitors can bring out their own green fingers with

flower and plant stalls across the village, along with

live music, food vans and a heritage exhibition

celebrating Croston’s varied history. There’ll also be

the chance to win great prizes in the village raffle,

and enjoy tea, cake and prosecco. Browse a stunning

wildlife garden and an Alice in Wonderland themed

art installation at Charlie Holt’s studio.

Croston Together is also pleased to announce the

much anticipated grand opening of the Croston

Recreation Ground after its second phase of

development. The ground will open to the public

at 10:30am on the day, offering an attractive open

space for people to meet, play and relax.

The ground features new pathways, picnic spots,

an outdoor gym and a natural play area including

a willow dome, nests and a carved wooden train

alongside the original playground.

Volunteers will help maintain the new space along

with Croston Parish Council - if you’d like to help

out, email wearecrostontogether@gmail.com

The much anticipated grand opening of the Croston

Recreation Ground will take place on the day.

Entry costs £5 per adult, with children going free,

and tickets are available from The Potting Sheds at

Cedar Farm, Mawdesley, or from Feather & Twigs on

Town Road, Croston. You’ll also be able to buy them

in the village on the day. All proceeds go to Croston

Together.

The Open Gardens event takes place on Sunday,

June 23 from 11am-4pm – for more information,

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Crawl for Chris

Eccleston residents are coming together for a

charity pub crawl in memory of Chris Ross, who

took his own life last year.

Sam Leach had the idea for a 9-mile sponsored walk

and pub crawl in memory of his good friend Chris,

to raise money for Lancashire Mind, the mental

health charity. The walk’s slogan, ‘it’s not easy, but

it’s okay to talk’ aims to help eradicate some of the

stigma surrounding mental health and promote

communication in the face of challenges.

‘Chris was such a huge character, so incredibly quick

witted, dry and funny – nobody was immune to his

charm,’ Sam said. ‘He was loved so much by so many

people, gaining the nickname ‘Mr Eccleston’ as he

became a legend where he grew up.

‘What happened last year is an absolute tragedy,

but unfortunately this type of thing is becoming an

epidemic. We are all so proud to have had Chris as

our close friend for so many years and we felt like

we had to do something in his memory.’

The 9 in 9 Crawl for Chris route begins at the Brown

Cow in Eccleston before heading to the top Farmers

Arms pub, through Knowles Woods to the Red Lion

and over to the Black Horse. It will then head to the

Wheatsheaf and the Nelson before heading over

the Yarrow fields to the bottom Farmers Arms, the

Greenhaus and finally the Eccleston Working Mens

Institute. The 9-mile route might be a tough one,

but it offers plenty of opportunities to catch your

breath with a beer.

Anyone is welcome to attend for a minimum

donation of £5 on Sam’s JustGiving page. Sam

has already been putting together t-shirts, which

can be purchased from Lancashire Mind and

personalised for the fundraiser. £350 of his £410

target has already been raised, and will be donated

to the worthy cause.

Chris Ross

The walk will commence on Saturday, June 15 at

11am. For more information or to donate, visit

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An Evening with Bradley Wiggins

Decorated Olympian Bradley Wiggins is embarking

on a UK tour this autumn.

The Eccleston-based cyclist has come away with

Olympic gold five times and was crowned winner

of the Tour de France in 2012. And if those honours

weren’t enough, Wiggins was also offered the

Freedom of Chorley that same year. He’ll now be

appearing in venues across England – including the

M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool on Thursday, October

3 – with his hilarious and insightful live show.

The audience can expect exclusive tales about

Bradley’s life and a display of prized memorabilia in

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A day of celebration comes to Euxton this July.

Euxton’s Gala Day returns this year to bring

the community together for a day of fun! With

traditional fun and games including Chuck A Welly

and pillow fights, what better way to celebrate the

summer? Let the kids loose on an inflatable assault

course and fairground rides, enjoy entertainers on

the main stage, or visit the birds of prey.

Euxton Gala

That isn’t all – the Gala also sees the Grand Final

of the annual Euxton primary school football

competition, along with the return of the Great

Euxton Cake Off. Dust off your apron for this year’s

Tremendous Traybake theme, with categories of

11 and under, 12-16 and 17+. Entries should be

dropped off at the school hall by 1pm on the day.

A barbecue will serve delicious food all day, with

a tasty range of cakes and sandwiches available

inside the school hall.

Euxton Gala Day committee chair Robert Sage is

already getting excited for this year’s event. ‘We’re

looking forward to another great Euxton Gala Day

this year and we welcome everyone from the village

and surrounding areas to come along and have fun

on the day. Their generosity helps Euxton Parish

Church and Euxton Methodist Church continue the

great work they do all year round.’

Don’t forget to add the event to your diary – it takes

place on Saturday, July 6 from 12pm onwards, on

the playing fields behind Euxton C of E Primary

School off Wigan Road.

A Taste of Chorley

Experience a range of delicious local produce at A

Taste of Chorley, which runs across Saturday, June 8

and Sunday, June 9 between 11am and 4pm.

You’ll get top tips from local chefs, catch

cooking demonstrations and sample plenty of

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Standish Stitchers

A brand new arts and crafts group launches this

June in Chorley.

The Standish Stitchers and Friends of St. Laurence’s

invite you to join the group’s inaugural meeting. If

you’re inspired by beautiful colours and imagery, or

keen to learn new and traditional crafting methods,

go along to St. Laurence’s Church on Union Street

on Tuesday, June 11 from 6:30pm-9pm. Take your

own craft projects along and some ideas for new

ones! A donation of £1 is requested.

Great Get Together

Chorley Fairtrade are hosting a Great Get Together

event in June.

In partnership with Chorley Little Theatre, Chorley

Fairtrade will be hosting their own version of the

national event, inspired by late MP Jo Cox who was

killed in 2016. In the vein of a Great British street

party complete with bunting and cake, the Great

Get Together aims to unite communities and bring

local people together.

Chorley Fairtrade Chair Estelle Bryers said: ‘I really

wanted to get involved with the Great Get Together

as I had been deeply affected by what happened to

Jo Cox and how it inspired a movement. We need

to pass on traditions of gathering and community

before they are lost in a generation.’

Fairtrade bunting has been made by Crafty Uniforms

on Pall Mall, who work with upcycling unwanted

items into something creative, reducing waste that

would otherwise head straight to landfill. It’s all

locally sourced, as the bunting originally came from

window blinds made in Chorley!

The Great Get Together event takes place on

Saturday, June 22 from 11am-1pm at Chorley Little

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Leyland Festival is fast approaching, and there’s

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Headlining the festival this year is The Voice winner

and former Liberty X band member Kevin Simm,

who grew up in Leyland. He’ll be performing at

Leyland Festival ahead of his upcoming tour with

Wet Wet Wet later in the year, enjoying 2019’s theme

of ‘Music from the Shows’.

Festival Fun

Guests are encouraged to dress up as their favourite

musical characters for the annual Festival Parade,

which heads through Worden Park on the day, with

prizes awarded for the best costumes! Entertainment

will be offered across two stages, including local

vocalist Charlotte Newman and rock n’ roll 4 piece

BINES.

Of course, it isn’t just music in store. Dogs are

incredibly welcome over at Worden Park for the Paws

in the Park event – a fun dog show showcasing the

best in doggie agility. For the motoring enthusiasts,

there’ll also be a car show, with trophies awarded

across multiple classes. There’ll also be a funfair for

the kids and a sports arena combining Zorbing,

martial arts and dance displays!

Leyland Festival takes place at Worden Park, Leyland

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Open Audition

CADOS are hosting open editions for their new play

Stepping Out. There are 10 parts available – 9 female

and 1 male.

Stepping Out is a hilarious comedy following the

tale of a group of working class amateurs at a lowrent

dance studio.

Anyone wishing to audition must have tap dancing

experience to an intermediate standard, and both

acting and dancing auditions take place on the day.

Auditions take place on Sunday, June 2 from 10am-

1pm at Chorley Little Theatre on Dole Lane.

For more information and role breakdowns, call

Rebecca on 07521 977707 or email rldickinson84@

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Charnock Richard Rambles

The Charnock Richard Rambling Club head out on

walks every fortnight to various beauty spots across

the North West.

Coach pickup points for the club are located along

the A6 and A49 from Chorley, through Charnock

Richard and Euxton and up to Bamber Bridge.

Separate walks varying in difficulty are offered by

the experienced leaders, ranging from leisurely

to strenuous, so there’s definitely something for

everyone!

Visitors are welcome to attend three trial walks

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North West’s lesser-known resorts can be just the

ticket. Rural hotspots like Arnside or Grange-over-

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long, warm summer days.

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village provides the perfect balance of seaside

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visit to enjoy art by local

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of Arnside, also offers sites of historical acclaim –

Arnside Tower dates back to the fifteenth century

and originally stretched to five storeys high. The

impressive ruin is Grade II* listed and can be viewed

from the nearby public footpath. Nearby, the

Pepperpot was built back in 1887 to commemorate

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and wet meadow,

the land is excellent

for bug spotting and

birdwatching – it’s

renowned for various

species of butterfly and

songbirds, with plenty

of walking routes

around the area.

Parkgate Salt Marsh & Quayside

Silverdale, just south


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which were recently named

some of the most inspiring in

Britain.

In the town centre, enjoy

a relaxing walk along the

Victorian promenade, with

views across the expanse of

saltmarsh – it might not be

a sandy beach, but the calm

atmosphere and extensive

range of wildlife more than

make up for it. It’s worth

a visit to the Lakeland

Miniature Village close by –

depicting typical Cumbrian

houses of the past, the

display is a great place to take the kids.

Unsworth’s Yard packs a brewery, cheese shop and

bakery into one courtyard. Experience a working

local real ale brewery or sample various cheeses, or

just enjoy a drink out in the sunshine. Plus, Cartmel’s

just up the road if you’re keen on a day at the races!

Heysham

Home to its very own nuclear power station,

Heysham is a picturesque seaside town close to

Morecambe in Lancashire. The settlement actually

dates back to the Stone Age, and there are plenty

of ancient sites to peruse around the village –

you’ll find a Viking-era stone tucked away in St.

Peter’s Church, and the base

of an Anglo-Saxon cross in the

churchyard. Most famous are

the rock-cut stone graves dating

back from around the tenth

century, close to St. Patrick’s

Chapel – a Grade I listed site.

You can even arrange for a free

tour of the power station – but

make sure to book well in advance

for security clearance reasons. If

you aren’t lucky enough to book

onto a tour, pop into the visitor

centre to learn more about the

production of nuclear energy and

Lytham Hall

the power station’s place in Heysham.

Lytham & St. Anne’s

St. Anne’s Pier opened to the public back in 1885,

and was where you’d catch a steamer boat across to

Blackpool or Liverpool. The service stopped when

the Ribble estuary channels were dredged, leaving

the pier too high to offer a steamer service. The

pier is still a sight to behold, despite enduring two

major fires in 1974 and 1982, leaving half of the pier

demolished for safety reasons – the ruins of it still

stand on the beach today.

Heysham Village

Photo credit www.visitfyldecoast.info/


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There’s plenty of entertainment on and around the

pier – try your luck at the arcade games or treat

yourself to fish and chips, or let the kids loose in the

paddling pool! The summer months are really when

St. Anne’s comes alive, and the beautiful beach is a

great place to begin.

Just down the road in Lytham, Fairhaven Lake is

home to a large group of wildfowl and is praised

for its recreation activities – visit the RSPB Discovery

Centre to learn more about the birds native to the

area, or hire a canoe or rowing boat to enjoy the

sunshine on the water.

Knott End Ferry

You can also sit back and relax on a motorboat

cruise around the lake if you aren’t feeling up to

rowing.

Pay a visit to Lytham Lighthouse, which dates back

to 1805 and opens regularly to the public, or head

over to Lytham Hall for a tour of the building and

refreshments in the pretty tearoom located in the

grounds. The town centres of both Lytham and St.

Anne’s offer plentiful shopping opportunities, with

restaurants and bars for a bit of a breather.

Knott End

The perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle

of Blackpool’s seafront but within driving distance

of the attractions, Knott End-on-Sea provides a

tranquil base for the nearby towns of Fleetwood

and Cleveleys. Knott End itself offers gentle walks

along a seafront footpath which overlooks the

saltmarsh, with regular ferries operating to take

tourists into the neighbouring town of Fleetwood,

just across the River Wyre. Enjoy fish and chips

along the seafront and don’t forget to check out the

statue of Lancashire artist LS Lowry, a regular visitor

to Knott End in the 1940s and 50s – the village is the

basis for many of his paintings.

There’s plenty to keep you occupied in the nearby

towns, too, with three historical lighthouses over

in Fleetwood - two of which

are still operated today. The

Wyre Light sits crumbling out

to sea, but can still be spotted

for an atmospheric photograph

from the shore. Fleetwood’s

renowned outlet shopping

village is worth a visit if you’re

looking to grab a bargain, while

the Fleetwood Museum offers

a slice of maritime and local

history for the area.

Parkgate

Dubbed the only coastal resort

in Cheshire, Parkgate lies on

the Wirral and is the perfect

spot to enjoy a laid-back minibreak. Dotted with

eateries – from cosy teashops to famous ice cream

parlours – the Parkgate Parade looks out over

wetland flora and fauna, and provides a welcome

break from the crowds of major resorts. It’s also a

perfect spot for walkers and cyclists – the nearby

Wirral Country Park spans beautiful swathes of

greenery, picturesque railway stations and the

stunning Thurstaston cliffs.

It’s a fifteen minute drive – or a twenty five minute

bike ride – from Parkgate over to Thurstaston,

where you can witness the spectacular natural

erosion of the cliffs and a beautiful beach. Located

within Wirral Country Park, Hadlow Road Station

is a perfectly preserved throwback to the 1950s.

Though little of the original line remains, the station


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Photo credit National Trust Images/John Millar

Parkgate

is kept up by volunteers, and you can learn more

about the station’s history inside the old ticket

office.

Parkgate also provides a great base for visiting more

of the Wirral, including the marine lake at West

Kirby, or for taking a day trip over to Hilbre Island

to spot seals, whales and dolphins. Just be sure to

check the tides before you make the walk across to

the island, or else you could end up marooned!

Formby Sand Dunes

Formby

Well-known for its

beautiful, National

Trust maintained

beach, Formby has

a whole lot to offer

for any tourist this

summer. Visit the red

squirrel reserve or

scale the sand dunes

before heading into

Formby Village,

which offers great

places for dining out.

Beyond its shoreline,

Formby also made

its name in a local delicacy. Formby asparagus

boomed in the 1920s and 30s, with over 200 acres

under cultivation in the area. First-class passengers

on the Titanic allegedly dined on Formby asparagus

before the luxury liner sank on its maiden voyage.

Nowadays the crop is grown on just 5 acres of land,

but you can still travel along the 1 ½ mile Asparagus

Trail to see huge wooden asparagus spears.

Walkers can also head out to the nearby Formby

Point to witness the shipwreck of the Ionic Star: the

mossy skeleton of a once-great cargo vessel lost on

the Mersey Channel.

She ran aground in

1939 and now rests

against a backdrop

of wind turbines.

Just down the beach,

find the Bradda – a

steam-powered cargo

coaster wrecked in

1936. The ship left only

one survivor when it

sank, though the crew

sent up flares and lit

paraffin-soaked rags to

attract attention.


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Take away the stress

with an LPA

Watching a loved one lose capacity can be truly devastating, so providing

family members with the right authority and a guide to your wishes can help

make a tough time a little easier, says Vincents Solicitors’ Claire Hamilton.

Most people understand the need for a will in

determining what happens to someone’s estate

following their death. But what happens when a

person is incapacitated due to ill health, an accident

or dementia? How do the bills get paid? What

happens to their business? Where will they live? How

will they be cared for?

Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) exist to ensure that

a person can nominate someone - a family member,

friend or even a solicitor - to ensure their wishes are

carried out and affairs are taken care of in the event

they are unable to make decisions for themselves.

It’s a conversation nobody wants to have but it’s a

situation families are increasingly facing in a society

with an ageing population.

LPAs cover three different areas of life: finances,

health and welfare, and business. Clients don’t

necessarily know exactly what they need from the

outset, but the process itself can help identify those

areas that would benefit from forward planning.

This could include anything from future care and

healthcare needs - due to a short or longer term

illness - to ensuring the dog is rehomed and the

bills are paid. It can even provide for situations

where assets need to be sold and the funds utilised

appropriately.

A business owner would also be advised to set up an

LPA to ensure their company can continue without

them, with access provided to bank accounts to

ensure staff, suppliers and rents are paid for example.

We sit down with clients to discuss their expectations

and wishes, and help draw up a plan that gives

them peace of mind. It also provides their families

with reassurance that the big issues have been

considered and ensure they have the authority to

implement the plan, if the need arises.

It’s hard enough to see a family member fall ill or

lose capacity, without the added headache of then

having to get the relevant permissions - usually by

having to make a very expensive and timely Court

application - to make sure they are taken care of

properly and their finances are in order. By thinking

about it ahead of time, people can reduce the stress

on their loved ones and reduce conflict between

family members who may have different opinions

about what’s best.

When it comes down to it, the best way to make

things easier on your family and make sure that

your wishes are adhered to, is to put in place Lasting

Powers of Attorney. To protect yourself, and your

loved ones, get it written down in black and white.

Claire Hamilton

Private Client Solicitor

T: 01257 267014

E: clairehamilton@vslaw.co.uk


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Chippy Tea & Talk

Vincents Solicitors in Chorley

successfully hosted a chippy

tea and chat night for older

residents as part of Age UK

Lancashire’s End Loneliness

campaign.

The local law firm invited

guests to enjoy a bite to eat

while making new friends,

with a venue decked out in

true 1940s and 50s splendour.

Visitors enjoyed music and

a ‘Good Ol’ Days’ quiz, and

reminiscing in the friendly

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atmosphere of the Chorley Lifestyle Centre on

Gillibrand Street.

Staff from Vincents and Age UK Lancashire helped

serve delicious fish n’ chips provided by local chippy

J Seas, while Chorley band The Elderly Brothers

were on hand to bring classic hits to the table.

Claire Hamilton, head of Vincents’ Chorley office,

said: ‘It was so wonderful to see our guests enjoying

themselves and I was really pleased the event

achieved its aim of bringing new people to the

centre for a fun and friendly get together.

‘Everyone said they’d had a good time and they

were really impressed with what Age UK Lancashire

has to offer here in Chorley. I hope those who

ventured out will have gained some confidence,

made some new friends and will return to the

centre to make use of the fantastic facilities there.’

Chorley Lifestyle Centre is open Monday-Friday

from 9:30am-4pm – for more information, call

01257 267293.


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Fabulous Flowers

Chorley Flower Show returns once again

this July. The weekend of July 27-28 sees

Astley Hall illuminated with bouquets of

every colour – plus some delicious fruit

and veggies.

Amateur competitors can enter a huge

variety of classes in the categories of

Flowers, Fruit, Vegetables and Floral Art.

Whether you’re growing dahlias, cacti, chilli

peppers or potatoes, there’s a category

just for you! Special classes just for children

will have juniors creating monsters made

from recycled items, summer flowers or a

bowl of floating flower heads.

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and third in each class, and range from £7.50-£2.50.

Along with the flower competitions, you’ll also have

the chance to meet growing enthusiasts including

representatives from the Rose Society UK and the

National Sweet Pea Society. Also in attendance is

the Chorley & District Gardening Society.

Of course, you won’t want to miss the chance to

browse trade stalls and professional horticultural

displays which will be spread across Astley Hall and

Park. The hall itself is offering regular tours featuring

a spectacular floral photography exhibition.

Plenty of entertainment is offered across the two

days, including flower arranging and gardening

demonstrations, children’s activities and loads of

food and drink vendors.

Weekend tickets cost £14 per adult or £2 per child,

with carers going free. Tickets can also be obtained

in exchange for time credits.

For a full schedule, application forms and more

information about the Chorley Flower Show, visit

their website at www.chorleyflowershow.com


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Puzzle Corner

All the puzzle solutions can be found

on page 52 of this magazine.

WORD SEARCH

Weird-but-real words

SUDOKU

Find the hidden words in the word search grid

ABIBLIOPHOBIA

ABSQUATULATE

BIBBLE

BLOVIATE

BORBORYGM

BROUHAHA

BUMFUZZLE

COLLYWOBBLES

COMEUPPANCE

ERINACEOUS

GARDYLOO

GUBBINS

LOLLYGAG

NUDIUSTERTIAN

WIGGLE WORDS

CLUE: Good looking.

Trace a path through

all the letters to find

the word or phrase

that fits the clue.

PAUCILOQUENT

QUIRE

RATOON

SIALOQUENT

WABBIT

XERTZ

YARBOROUGH

D P D E

R O D A

U O G O

S E G R

NUMBER

BLOCK

1 5

3 1

2 4

2 2

8 9 10 11

The numbers in each row add up to totals to the

right. The numbers in each column add up to the

totals along the bottom. The diagonal lines also

add up the totals to the right.

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36 Health & Fitness

No Milk Today

Cow’s milk is considered dietary staple by many. It’s

rich in protein and important vitamins and minerals,

including calcium, phosphorus and B vitamins. But

some people can’t or don’t drink cow’s milk at all

due to personal preferences, dietary restrictions,

allergies or intolerances.

Lactose intolerance is very common. Lactose is

a sugar found in cow’s milk. People with lactose

intolerance cannot digest this sugar so it stays in

the digestive tract causing gas and irritation.

So, what is available for those who prefer a nondairy

alternative?

Soy Milk – Made with either soybeans or soy

protein isolate, and often contains thickeners and

vegetable oils. It typically has a mild and creamy

flavour. It has a similar nutritional make-up to cow’s

milk, and works best in cooking, in coffee and on

cereal.

Almond Milk (or other nut milks) – This is made

with either whole almonds or almond butter and

water (cashew, hazelnut and macadamia nut milks

are also available). Nut milks have a light texture

and a slightly sweet and nutty flavour. They contain

fewer calories and fat than cow’s milk but are also

significantly lower in protein and carbohydrates.

They can be added to coffee and tea, used on

cereal, mixed in smoothies and used as milk in

desserts and baked goods.


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Coconut Milk - Made from water and the white

flesh of brown coconuts. It has a creamy texture

and a sweet, subtle coconut flavour. It contains less

fat than cow’s milk and significantly less protein

and carbohydrates. It can be used on cereal and in

smoothies and cooking.

Oat Milk – Made from a mixture of oats and water. It

is high in soluble fibre, which is good for gut health.

It is naturally sweet with a mild flavour and can be

used in cooking in the same way as cow’s milk. It is

also good for use on cereal or in smoothies.

Rice Milk - Made from milled white or brown rice

and water this is the least likely milk substitute

to trigger allergies, which makes it a safe option

for those with allergies or intolerances to dairy,

gluten, soy or nuts. It is mild in taste and naturally

sweet and is nice to drink on its own as well as in

smoothies, or in desserts or over cereal. It is not a

good choice for children or the elderly because of

its low protein content, and it has a high glycaemic

index so is not good for diabetics either.

There is no one milk substitute that is ideal for

everyone. The taste, nutrition and cost of these

alternatives can vary considerably, so it is worth

taking a while to experiment and find those that

work best for you.

By Louise Addison

Free Breast Screening

Chorley women aged 50-70 are invited to attend a

free NHS breast screening.

It’s recommended that screenings take place every

three years – the earlier breast cancer is caught, the

better the chances of beating it.

Mammograms are a simple procedure during

which an X-ray is taken of each breast by a female

health practitioner.

Screenings take place in the mobile unit at Chorley

Hospital, and can be booked on 01942 774713.


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Beat Bladder Weakness

As I carried two heavy bags of shopping into the

house I sneezed, and my bladder emptied itself

on to the hall floor. I was wearing a light skirt and

no tights so there was nothing to stop it. Horrified

I dropped the shopping, ran to the toilet, finished

‘going’, then cleaned myself and the floor.

I thought maybe it was a one-off incident but over

the next few weeks it happened more and more.

Why was this happening? I was only 49, slim

and a runner. I did my Kegel exercises regularly.

Incontinence didn’t happen to people like me!

Eventually I plucked up the courage to speak to

my GP. It turns out that although Kegels are helpful

they are not a cure-all. Some of us have hypertonic

muscles – our pelvic floors are too tight, which can

also cause leaking. In these cases Kegels may make

the problem worse!

The GP also informed me that while most people

think of incontinence as a problem for the elderly

she treats cases in teenagers, right through to

octogenarians and beyond. As we age hormone

changes mean we are more likely to leak, but

there are many causes: pelvic floor trauma caused

by childbirth or sex, interstitial cystitis, multiple

sclerosis, chemotherapy, neurological disorders,

fistula, and even certain medications.

Somehow in my head I (completely unfairly)

equated incontinence with people who don’t care

about themselves. I couldn’t be incontinent because

I was fit, wore make-up and had regular haircuts! In

fact, high-impact sports can damage a pelvic floor.

Runners, gymnasts, dancers and weightlifters may

put more strain on their pelvic floor than it can

handle and as a result can experience stress urinary

incontinence.

I had been avoiding drinking in social situations,

and straining out as much urine as I could when I

went to the loo to try to prevent leaks happening

later. But my GP informed me that both these

habits were probably doing more harm than

good. Straining when going to the loo can cause a

prolapse…not good, and avoiding drinking means

more concentrated urine which irritates the bladder

lining resulting in a false urge to wee.

My leakiness was a combination of hormone

changes and my love of running. I was referred to

a specialist physio and while I am not completely

cured it’s now much less of an issue.

Bladder leakage more common than you think in

all age groups, and I want you to know that there

is nothing to be ashamed of and you don’t have to

suffer in silence.

By Katie Tew


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Music on the Move

Research has shown what most

of us instinctively knew - that

listening to the right type and

tempo of music while you run

keeps you ‘in the zone’ for longer.

So what factors are important

when choosing headphones for

running?

Water resistance – If you

run outside this is obviously

important, but many of us forget

that sweat is water and if you’re

running, indoors or out you will

sweat, and eventually this will kill

your headphones.

Fit – There are headphones which wrap tightly

around your head, or over and around your ears.

But the best types of running headphones are

probably true wireless, or lightweight Bluetooth.

They are ‘in-ear’ designs with tips that fit into the

ear and additional, curved, tapered 'hooks' that sit

under the crater of cartilage just above the earhole,

known as the anti-helix. When you’re running little

things like a cable rubbing the back of your neck

can feel irritating.

Also, although the battery life can be irritatingly

short with true wireless headphones if you use

them as your main set, it’s more than long enough

for even the most enthusiastic runner.

Wireless and ‘true wireless’ headphones are

different. ‘True wireless’ headphones completely

lack a cable or connector between the earpieces.

Wireless headphones are still connected in some

way, either over the head or round the back of the

neck, even if they no longer need to be connected

to a phone jack.

Sound quality – This is possibly the least important

feature for sports use. Mostly runners want to feel

the beat and be motivated by their pumped-up

playlist, while blocking out external noise. Sports

headphones are not about being able to pick out

the subtle nuances in a Chopin piano concerto.

They need to be reasonable sound quality and be

able to cope with a bit of bass.

Ambient Sound – Some headphones are designed

to let in ambient sound with good reason:

situational awareness is important if you run on

your own and you want to be aware of traffic or

of someone approaching you. This feature is less

important if you prefer to run in a gym and want to

block out the world.

Running is such a great activity, and the right

music will add to the experience, so pick up some

headphones today and in the words of the classic

from Spencer Davis Group which features on my

own playlist - Keep on Running.

By Tom Hancock


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At its heart, Chiropractic simply removes interference from your

nervous system (brain, spine and spinal cord) by taking care of your

spine. This helps you use your own ability to heal and have health,

throughout your mind and body.

MEET OUR INSPIRATIONAL PATIENT, JOHN... he came to us with neck problems

which were interfering with his nerves so much he couldn’t lift or grip things with

either arm or hand. Rheumatism was mentioned. Within a few weeks of joining

us and over the months he’s shown us all that the (his) human body is remarkably

powerful at healing - chiropractic just helps you do it, which is why Dr Mike (our

Chiropractor) in the pic doesn’t claim any credit at all.

Have you already tried everything and are still struggling with pain?

Some people come to us as a last resort, after years of pain, suffering and very little quality of life that is

being lived. Some come straight to us. People join us because they want a natural, effective approach to

getting out of pain and back to a better life. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been told `to learn to live with it, or

its your age` (both are false ideas), Chiropractic care can still help you.

PATIENTS TELL CHIROPRACTIC LIKE IT IS, CHRISTINE SAYS: “Good morning

campers! I came in here like a cripple on a cross, now I feel like a new woman. I’m

dancing”. She’s looking forwards to going to Turkey in May and doing that dancing!

Please note that Christine’s results are down to her body doing such a good job of

healing, chiropractic care simply helped her use her own ability to heal without

drugs or surgery... she’s the star!

There is no real limit to your potential to heal.

When our patients get better, we always tell them that Chiropractic didn’t treat or cure them at all, it

simply helped them use their own ability to heal.

Whenever you are ready to take care of your health issues, we are here for you.

We have made Chiropractic care at our hospital so affordable, we have entire

families coming to us. Mum, Dad, Baby, Toddler, Teen and Grandparents all

benefiting from affordable, excellent, Chiropractic care.

Please call 01942 498 480 for further details

or visit us at www.ChiroHospital.com or on Facebook: wiganfamilychiro

WIGAN FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC HOSPITAL, 27 BRIDGEMAN TERRACE, WIGAN, WN1 1TD


42 Leisure

Upload your event for FREE at

www.locallife247.co.uk/events

Heskin Steam Rally

Saturday, June 1 & Sunday, June 2, 10am-5pm

A fun day out for all the family – see classic vehicles

and steam engines and chat to the people who

keep them. Tickets £7 for adults, £5 for children and

OAPs or £15 for the family.

Malt Kiln Farm, Tincklers Lane, Eccleston, PR7 5QY

Picnic in the Park

Sunday, June 2, 11am-3pm

Bring a picnic to Astley Hall for an afternoon of free

fun and entertainment! Enjoy children’s activities,

sports, crafts, a climbing wall and much more, with

fairground rides and a bouncy castle.

Astley Hall, Chorley, PR7 1XA

The Curry Guy Cooks

Tuesday, June 4, 6pm-8pm

‘The Curry Guy’ Dan Toombs presents a mouthwatering

cooking demonstration of veggie curries

& a book signing. Tickets £16 including tasters and

Dan’s book, available from Ebb & Flo Bookshop.

St Laurence’s Church Hall, Union St, Chorley, PR7 1EB

Paper Cutting Workshop

Wednesday, June 5, 10am-12:30pm

Learn the art of paper cutting to create craft objects

or rotational symmetry designs. Free, but must be

booked on Eventbrite or at the library.

Eccleston Library, The Green, Eccleston, PR7 5TE

Veterans Afternoon Tea

Thursday, June 6, 1pm-3pm

If you’re a veteran born before 1950, come and

commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day with

scrumptious afternoon tea and live music from

vintage singer Hattie Bee. Free, booking essential

on 07794 620596.

Lifestyle Centre, Gillibrand Street, Chorley, PR7 2EJ

Ladies Night

Saturday, June 8, 7pm-11pm

Treat yourself to a fashion show, stalls, live

entertainment and a raffle! Tickets £5 with proceeds

to the Pensioners Luncheon Club – obtainable from

Zebra Lulu on Railway Road.

Adlington Community Centre, Railway Road,

Adlington, PR6 9RF

A Taste of Chorley

Saturday, June 8 & Sunday, June 9, 11am-4pm

Tickle your taste buds with a fantastic food fair

featuring local producers! Get top tips from

professional chefs, browse stalls of delicious produce

and enter cookery and baking competitions.

Fazakerley Street, Chorley, PR7 1BG

Author: Roger A. Price

Monday, June 10, 3:30pm-4:30pm

Crime thriller author Roger A. Price discusses his

career in the Lancashire Police and his writing –

meet him at the library! Free entry.

Coppull Library, Spendmore Coppull, PR7 5DF


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Healey Nab Guided Walk

Wednesday, June 12, 10am-1pm

Join the Chorley Healey Scouts on a guided walk

to Healey Nab and enjoy the beautiful scenery!

Free for Chorley residents, £5 for others including

refreshments. Places bookable on 07973 205692.

Chorley Healey Scout Hut, Wright St, Chorley, PR6 0SL

Country Market

Saturday, June 15, 1pm-4:30pm

Croston hosts its very own country market with

plenty of stalls to enjoy including jams, flowers,

cheeses, books and many more. Afternoon tea will

be served overlooking the River Yarrow.

Croston Village Centre

Chorley Circular Walk

Sunday, June 16, 10am

A 12-mile guided walk around Chorley and Healey

Nab. Packed lunch & sturdy shoes needed.

Treeface Café, Yarrow Valley Park, Birkacre Road,

Chorley, PR7 3QL

A Bunch of Amateurs

Monday, June 17 – Saturday, June 22, 7:30pm

Fading Hollywood action hero arrives in England to

play King Lear in Stratford, only to find it isn’t the

birthplace of the Bard but a sleepy Suffolk village.

Tickets £8-£10 available on 01257 264362.

Chorley Little Theatre, Dole Ln, Chorley, PR7 2RL

Ladies Night

Thursday, June 20, 7pm

A night of pampering, with a fashion show,

entertainment from vocalist Daniella Gallagher,

beauty stalls and raffle. You’ll also receive a welcome

drink, dessert and goodie bag. Tickets £15 for St

Catherine’s Hospice, bookable on 01772 629171.

The Marquee, St. Catherine’s Park, Todd Lane

South, Lostock Hall, PR5 5XF

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Outdoor Family Day

Saturday, June 22, 10am-1pm

Learn basic navigation skills using a compass and

map along with experienced Chorley Healey Scouts!

There’s a free campfire lunch including toasted

marshmallows. Under-16s must be accompanied

by an adult – to book, email bmml_cocker@

blueyonder.co.uk

Chorley Healey Scout Hut, Wright St, Chorley, PR7 0SL

Summer Fair

Saturday, June 22, 10am-5pm

Celebrate the summer with tonnes of stalls,

fairground rides and games for the whole family,

plus live entertainment from the likes of the Chorley

Silver Band and Little Big Band. There’ll also be prize

draws and birds of prey displays.

Manor Road School Field, Manor Road, Claytonle-Woods,

PR6 7JR


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Win tickets to

Rick Astley

– Live in Concert

The Jockey Club Live and Haydock

Park Racecourse have joined forces

to present North West music fans

with a summer of incredible open

air concerts. Newton’s favourite

son, the timeless Rick Astley, will

be returning to Haydock Park on

Saturday 20th July 2019 and we’ve

got a pair of tickets to give away in

this super Local Life competition!

The Jockey Club Live concerts at Haydock Park

Racecourse have been a staple in the region’s

social calendar and over the past few years hosting

thousands of fans of live music, with performances

from artists including Kylie, Olly Murs, The Jacksons

and Culture Club. These events are renowned for

combining a fun filled evening at the races with a

spectacular evening concert in the informal and

relaxed open-air setting of the hallowed turf.

If you think you know Lancashire’s Rick Astley,

think again. The much-loved multi-million selling

80s icon, brought up just a few furlongs away from

Haydock Park, returned to capture the heart of a

nation with his #1 platinum selling album “50” in

2016 and this year returned with his stellar album

“Beautiful Life” in the Top 10. Back in 1987 his solo

debut “Never Gonna Give You Up” was a global

smash, Number 1 in 25 countries.

Over the next 5 years Rick had 13 international

hit singles. He became a viral sensation in the

noughties and most recently he has been back in the

studio creating new, touchingly

intimate ballads, upbeat dance

beats, hook-laden pop songs and

soul stormers – packing in the

cheeky lyrical references and the

signature sing-along style that are

instantly recognisable.

To enter the competition to win

a pair of tickets to Rick Astley

-Live at Haydock Park Racecourse,

simply visit our website, www.locallife247.co.uk,

click on ‘free stuff’ and then on ‘competitions’ and

then answer the following question;

Complete the Rick Astley song title – Never Gonna

……You Up

Over the next few months on Facebook, we’ll also

be giving away an additional pair of tickets for this

Rick Astley concert, and also a pair of tickets for

the Southport Flower Show – Make sure you visit

Facebook and give ‘Local Life Magazines’ a ‘like’ to

keep in touch.

The expiry date for the competition is midnight on Sunday

30th June 2019 and the winners will be notified within five

working days. Entrants must be over 16 years of age. Only

one entry per household. Local Life 247 cannot accept

responsibility for entries that do not reach us. Employees of

Local Life 247 Ltd and their families are not eligible to enter

this competition.

Tickets are now on sale for this concert via

thejockeyclublive.co.uk.


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Gin Tasting Experience

Friday, June 28, 7pm

Join Lancashire Wine School host Colin Burbridge

to raise money for St. Catherine’s Hospice and try six

quality small batch gins from local suppliers. There’ll

be tutored tasting, quiz sheets and a selection of

canapes available. Tickets £30 on 01772 695277.

The Marquee, St. Catherine’s Park, Todd Lane

South, Lostock Hall, PR5 5XF

Author: Julia Chapman

Monday, July 1, 6:30pm-8pm

Author of the popular Dales Detective series Julia

Chapman heads to Chorley to discuss her new

book, A Date with Poison. Tickets £9 including the

book and a drink on arrival, available from Ebb & Flo

Bookshop from May 27.

Chorley Library, Union Street, Chorley, PR7 1EB

Eccleston Summer Fest

Fri, July 5, 5:30pm-10pm & Sat, July 6, 12pm-10pm

Enjoy live music, bouncy castles, festival hair

& makeup, games, a BBQ and sumo wrestling!

Everyone welcome – tickets £5 in advance or £6 on

the gate, available from Eccleston Post Office or the

school office.

Eccleston Primary School, Doctors Lane,

Eccleston, PR7 5RA

Strawberry Evening

Saturday, July 6, 7pm

Betsy the Scullery Maid is back – and she’s been

promoted to Housekeeper! Enjoy entertainment

from Betsy herself, and delicious strawberries

and cream with shortbread. Tickets £6 including

refreshments from 01257 463407, 425330 or

426252.

Tunley UR Church, Mossy Lea Road, Wrightington,

WN6 9RN

Country Craft Fair

Sunday, July 7, 12pm-4pm

Browse plenty of arts and crafts stalls, with history

tours and restoration updates about Bank Hall.

Refreshments and ice creams available. Admission

£2 per adult, children free.

Bank Hall, Liverpool Road, Bretherton, PR26 9AT

Charity Fashion Show

Thursday, July 11, 11:30am-2:30pm

A charity event in support of High Five - enjoy a fun

afternoon of shopping and a fashion show with

up to 70% off high street prices! There’ll also be a

vintage afternoon tea with entertainment from

Dani Wallace. Tickets £22.50 from www.trybooking.

co.uk/JVG

Victory Park, Duke Street, Chorley, PR7 3DU

Cheese & Wine Evening

Friday, July 12, 7:30pm-11pm

A night of fabulous wine, nibbles, music and a

fun quiz in support of Rainbow House. Tickets £25

including 5 glasses of wine to taste and a pate &

cheese platter – bookable on 01704 823276 or

h.scholes@thelegacy-rainbowhouse.com

Croston Sports Club, Westhead Road, Croston,

PR26 9RR

Fun Day

Sunday, July 14, 12pm-3pm

Keep the kids entertained with a magic show,

games, dancing and life-sized characters! There’ll

be plenty of stalls for the grown-ups, with a raffle

and cake sale to raise money for Mind. Tickets £3

per adult or £5 for children, available in advance

from the venue.

Coppull British Legion, Springfield Road, Coppull,

PR7 5EJ


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Singing

Ringing

Portrayed as one of the most iconic artworks in

Lancashire, the Singing Ringing Tree, high on the moors

above Burnley, is one of four local Panopticons and

consists of a unique musical sculpture in the form of

a wind-blown tree. The Tree, along with the attraction

of reaching the summit of Thieveley Pike, makes for

an enjoyable though challenging 5½ mile hike with

wonderful views.

The starting point of the walk is the car park near

the Singing Ringing Tree and the nearest postcode

is BB11 3RT. Follow the single track from the car park

to the clearly visible sculpture in the distance and

once you’ve done the ubiquitous selfies, head past

the sculpture and over the stile. Before you reach

the next dry-stone boundary, look to the left for the

pathway winding through moorland and pick

up the trail downhill.

Tree by Chris Pearce

driveway to its conclusion with the main Bacup Road

(A671) by Heyne Farm.

Turn right, cross over and look out for the footpath

sign on the left. Take the steps downhill and stay on

the left-hand side of the brook for a few steps, and

then cross the brook and follow the downhill path

towards Dyneley Farm. Go down the stone steps to

the track and turn right.

Follow the path, meandering gently downhill and

passing straight through Stone House Fold, still

Clamber over the loose stone entrance

to the next field and follow the lefthand

perimeter of that rough field as

much as you are able. Navigate your way

round the left of the hollow and carry on downhill

towards the steel bar gate next to the cottage. Go

through the gate and follow the extremely steep


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heading towards the wind turbines in the distance

until the next farm appears: Scout Farm. Walk along

the path at the front of the farm and then when you

reach the stone track, turn left towards a phone mast

for 50 yards or so until the path forks just before the

mast; take the lesser-used right fork along a dirt

track.

Pass through the wooden fence and carry on this

path, which runs parallel to the railway track. You’ll

eventually pass underneath the track and, when

you have done so, turn right. Follow that track to a

slanted T-junction; then turn right and take a tunnel

under the railway once more.

And so, it starts; the sheer hell of a climb from 650

ft to just over 1450 ft in one stretch. Follow the

winding stone path uphill and just before you get to

Buckley’s Farm, take the public footpath on the right

into Buckley Wood.

Follow the well-defined path up the side of Buckley

Wood until you reach the first plateau where a few

paths converge. Carry straight on uphill (there’s a

small Thieveley Pike sign on the fence) until you

reach the track that signifies the second plateau.

And there on Deerplay Moor the pathways peter out

somewhat, so just head uphill in the same direction

and you’ll eventually arrive at the white pillar (trig

point 6438) at the top of Thieveley Pike.

After giving yourself a big pat on the back for making

it to the top, turn right along the fence boundary and

then cross over a stile into the next field and carry

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any liability to any party to loss or damage caused by errors or omissions resulting from negligence, accident or

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on in the same direction. Follow the path for almost

a mile, navigating Black Clough gorge on the way,

through a stone gateway and following the path on

the right-hand perimeter of a field which eventually

curves left and runs parallel to the A671.

Once you get onto the road from the field, turn

right, cross over and then walk ¼ of a mile and at

the T-junction, turn left to Rawtenstall and then

immediate right into Crown Point Road. Follow this

road for 230 yards and then take a left turn into a

short road by the Dunnockshaw Community Wood

sign.

Once you’ve walked about 25 yards of the short road,

hop over the stile on the right and continue through

the well-maintained woodlands for ¾ of a mile until

you reach the car park from where you started the

walk.

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Pets

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Fleas, ticks and worms –

Oh My!

Choosing between the plethora of products on the

market can give even the professionals a headache.

Unfortunately, there’s no one product that does it all.

Just applying a flea treatment during the warmest

months is unlikely to be enough to protect your pet.

Beyond fleas – which can be present all year round

- there are roundworms,

tapeworms, lungworm and

tick prevention to consider.

And if you’re planning to take

your pet abroad, things can

become even more confusing.

varies according to which part of the UK they live in

(although nowhere is totally safe).

Not all parasite treatments are created equal. Products

which can be purchased off-the-shelf may not always

be as effective as over-the-counter or prescription-only

medications. It’s false economy to use a product that

Your lifestyle and your pet’s

lifestyle, as well as the area of

the country you live will all

influence the parasites you

may need to protect against.

It’s best to speak with your vet

when deciding what to use.

They will take into account

the animal’s risk as well as any

risk to people in contact with

your pet, and recommend a

schedule which you can follow.

For example, it is typically

recommended that you treat

animals for tapeworm and roundworm every three

months but young animals, those who are avid hunters

or those who live with young children or vulnerable

adults may need to be treated more often. Conversely,

animals which do not leave the house or hunt may be

at lower risk and we may recommend less frequent

treatment.

Geography is important too – a dog that regularly

accompanies their owner to the lake district will be at

increased risk of ticks, whilst the risk of lungworm also

isn’t right for your pet. Your vet will be able to advise

whether a product should be effective, as well as giving

guidance on dosage and method of giving. They will

also able to take into account other information they

may have about them such as ongoing conditions or

medications.

Most vets will be happy to administer any parasitic

treatments they prescribe to your pet free of charge.

There’s no point paying for a worming tablet if you have

no chance of getting your cat to swallow it!


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Nissan Qashqai

1.3 DiG-T by Tim Barnes-Clay

The Nissan Qashqai has been around for 11 years,

and it is still a hugely popular model, ranking as

Britain’s fourth most popular new motor. Only

Volkswagen’s Golf, Vauxhall’s Corsa and Ford’s Fiesta

fly out of dealerships more quickly.

Back in 2007, consumers fell in love with the oddly

named Qashqai’s blend of room, SUV styling and

affordability. Since then, the Japanese automaker

has kept the Qashqai name rocking – and the

present incarnation of the car has been rolling off

production lines since 2013.

Nissan has not been resting on its laurels, though.

It has been fine-tuning the Qashqai recipe over the

years – and the latest tweaks aim to make it easieron-the-pocket

to run, and better than ever to drive.

Fresh to the Qashqai is a new infotainment unit, but

the major news comes under the hood. The previous

1.6-litre and 1.2-litre petrol turbos have been kicked

to the kerb with a 1.3 becoming the new kid in town.

The new petrol turbo powerplant comes with a

couple of outputs – 140ps and 160ps - and is the

engine currently housed in Mercedes-Benz’s A200.

The unit is also more efficient with an exhaust

particulate filter helping it make the grade in the

latest emissions testing processes. As mentioned,

Nissan claims the 1.3 petrol turbo is cheaper to run

too, as service intervals have leapt to 18,000 miles.

They used to be 12,500 miles, so this is a significant

increase.

The car is equipped with a six-speed manual

transmission or a seven-speed dual-clutch auto ‘box,

as tested for this review. It’s worth noting, though,

that the automatic is only offered with the 160ps

unit.

Behind the wheel, this new Qashqai variant feels

smooth and quick enough, but it won’t set your

heart racing. Zero to 62mph arrives in 9.9 seconds,

and the top speed is 124mph. While the steering is

light and precise, it’s not the best handling motor in

its class.

The cabin is the same as ever, and the infotainment

unit looks identical. However, the software is brand

new, resulting in fast loading times, and the screen

responds far more quickly when you touch it. It will


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now identify swiping and pinching motions, and

the home page can be personalised with apps and

shortcuts. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay come

factory-fitted as standard on all bar the entry-level

model.

The infotainment system on the Qashqai Tekna+ 1.3

DiG-T DCT we drove is still not unflawed though. The

display is too dim, and you can’t see much when

the sun is on it because the seven-inch matt surface

gives off a lot of glare. Mind you; it’s much better

than the former system.

Nissan forecasts segment-leading residuals for the

modern Qashqai, with many versions holding over

50 per cent of their value over three years. This

means that finance deals are very reasonable right

now.

There are many reasons why the Qashqai’s

Fast Facts

• 0-62 mph: 9.9 seconds

• Combined mpg: 48.7

• Engine layout: 1,322cc 4-cylinder petrol turbo

• Max. power (PS): 160

• CO2: 131 g/km

• Price: £30,645

popularity is so enduring. It is comfortable to drive

and, with enough room for four or five adults, and

a decent sized boot, it is a practical family car. The

new infotainment system and petrol engines only

strengthen the Qashqai’s name further, validating

Nissan’s flexibility in the constantly-fluctuating

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Established in 1984 as an emergency glazing service, today Dennis Goulding has grown and moved

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embraced the latest changes in energy efficiency regulations, and still remain a local family business that

cares and takes pride in what we do. We don’t employ pushy salesmen, but pride ourselves on working

with and listening to our customers to give them exactly what they want. We will treat you with respect

every step of the way and on that you have my word! Stuart Goulding

Don’t forget, we also offer all of these services daily...

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Upvc Windows & Doors I Conservatories,

Soffits & Fascias I Composite Doors I Bi-Fold Doors

Established in 1984 as an emergency glazing service, today Dennis Goulding has grown and moved

forward to offer all you need to maintain, enhance and expand your home. We continually invest in and

embraced the latest changes in energy efficiency regulations, and still remain a local family business that

cares and takes pride in what we do. We don’t employ pushy salesmen, but pride ourselves on working

with and listening to our customers to give them exactly what they want. We will treat you with respect

every step of the way and on that you have my word! Stuart Goulding

Don’t forget, we also offer all of these services daily...

Glass Cut to size, Sealed Double Glazed Units Manufactured on site, Same Day Service, Safety

Glass, Toughened Glass, Mirrors, Greenhouse Glass, Glazing Service, Misted Units Replaced

Unit 16, Ainscough Business Park, Mossy Lea Road,

Wrightington, WN6 9RS

Dennis Goulding

(Drive onto ‘Ainscough Building Supplies’)

Telephone: 01257 427 000

Open Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30am - 5:00pm; Saturday: 9:00am - 12:00 noon

www.dglwindows.co.uk

A5209

Standish

Shevington

B5250

Open:

J27

A49

TwinLakesMotorEngineers

Wind Turbines

Heat Pumps

LED Lighting

..and general

Energy Savings

and we’ll provide you with a

detailed report showing the

returns available from your

own solar panels

(10% typical return)

Visit our showr om at

Unit 4a,

Cricket Str et Busine s Park

o f Miry Lane,

Wigan.

WN6 7TP

or

Email: info@docsolarelectrical.co.uk

Website: www.docsolarelectrical.co.uk

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• Extensions

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for a l residents of Croston and Bretherton

Keep me until you need me!

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01772 603923

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Saving money is

the clear benefit!

Slash your electricity and

water heating bi l

Protect your household from

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Reduce your household’s

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Call Tony

Mobile

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