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The Chorley & District Natural History Society are
celebrating their 40th anniversary year with a wildlife
Entries of wildlife photos taken in the Chorley
area are welcomed, and entrants must be Chorley
residents. Whether you’re snapping pictures of
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and was most recently used as a printworks after its
The proposal will see the wings of the mill
demolished, but the main building and chimney
Eccleston Methodist Church invites you to a
celebratory weekend of nostalgia in October.
From Friday, October 11 until Sunday, October 13,
enjoy a display of vintage fashion, photographs,
memorabilia and local documents in the church.
The event runs from 10am-7pm on the Friday
and Saturday, then 12pm-5pm on the Sunday
at Eccleston Methodist Church on The Green.
Admission is £2.50, with proceeds to St. Catherine’s
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Six new dog poo bag dispensers have been added
around Euxton to help reduce dog waste in public
spaces. So far these have proved very well-used.
Congratulations to the winners of our July
competition, who each won a pair of tickets to
Southport Flower Show.
The winners were Hayley Betts from Euxton,
Maximilian Pimbley from Mawdesley and Shirley
Mottershead from Buckshaw.
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Look for a Book
A community project in Euxton has people searching
high and low for hidden books to take away and
Euxton Look for a Book was set up by Hannah
Houghton in an attempt to get more people in the
area reading. It also encourages children and young
adults to practice their literacy skills outside of
school hours, by providing books for various levels
of reading ability.
‘After speaking with my sons, Harry (5) and George
(3) we decided to set up a Facebook group in Euxton
using the same idea as similar projects in Preston and
Southport,’ Hannah said. ‘Harry and George helped
me write notes to go with each book, and decided
which they wanted to donate to get us started.
‘Within days we had over 100 members of the
Facebook group and started to receive photos and
stories from other people who were enjoying taking
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The measures for the school on Brookwood Way in
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with guest star Sid Calderbank - the Lancashire
expert - in October.
Folk musician and Lancastrian Mark Dowding will
also make an appearance with some of his best
Expect a wonderful night of music and stories based
around Lancashire, including - quite aptly - a hotpot
supper. Drinks will be available to purchase on the
Tickets cost £6 from the library, and the event takes
place on Thursday, October 10 from 7pm.
Free Christmas Meal
St. Laurence’s Church on Union Street is hoping
to offer a free Christmas dinner to local people in
December. The offer will be open to homeless people
and anyone who would otherwise be spending the
day alone and would prefer some company.
Worden Park in Leyland is set to receive new
playground equipment as part of a scheme with
South Ribble Borough Council.
Local school children were asked what they’d like
to see in the new play area, with some designs
incorporated into the park. Work is due to start in
Meanwhile, a consultation is taking place for the
future of Worden Hall, which will run until Monday,
September 9. Options for the future use of the hall
have been suggested as a community venue, a place
for small weddings/events or an exclusive wedding
venue. These were all considered financially viable
options for the building, and form the basis of the
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answer your questions. The Pigeon Tower will be
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the Drop Room, Hadrian’s Tower and the Old Cells.
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organised their festival between September 7th
and 21st. Families, businesses and individuals
are encouraged to create a scarecrow that best
represents them - these can be entered into the
festival until Tuesday, September 3. For more info,
Meanwhile, Charnock Richard’s scarecrow festival
takes place on the weekend of September 14th
and 15th. The event will be filled with family fun
including tombolas, games and live entertainment,
with refreshments available.
A vote will be held to give everyone the chance
to choose their favourite scarecrow, while families
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Living It Up
Chorley Live returns for its seventh year this
October, and the town is already gearing up for
what promises to be another spectacular event.
This year’s festival line-up includes 280 appearances
from live acts across 35 venues. Expect excellent live
music, comedy, dancing, open mic nights, magic
and much more.
Last year’s Chorley Live scooped a
prestigious Lancashire Tourism Award
for best Small Event for a festival that
attracted over 12,000 people to the town
Chorley Live takes place on Friday,
October 4 and Saturday, October 5, with
acts performing in a ream of venues
including pubs, libraries, restaurants,
churches and more.
Wristbands cost £5 and will get you
access into every venue. These are available to
purchase from the Chorley Council office on Union
Street, or from any of the acts or venues. Children
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the shoot will take place on Saturday, September 7 at
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Grab your walking boots and head off on Local Life’s Chorley public art trail to discover
some of the wonderful sculptures and statues hidden around the area.
Overlooking the Flat Iron car
park stands the Chorley Pals
Memorial. Unveiled in 2010,
the statue depicts one of the
soldiers who went to fight
during WWI, holding his rifle
and looking determined. The battalion first headed
out to Egypt in 1914, spending two months on the
Suez Canal before they embarked for France. 175
Chorley Pals were known to be in the trenches in
Serre on a day where 34 men were killed and 59
Band of Brothers
These wicker men strewn about
Chorley town centre were
erected in 2014 as
part of an
Chorley In Bloom. Chorley Council installed the
soldiers along Union Street to commemorate
those who lost their lives throughout WWI, while
roundabouts along the bypass depict historically
important scenes in Chorley’s past. On Chorley
Interchange, for example, you’ll find wicker
sculptures highlighting the progression of cycling
in the town as a tribute to Eccleston resident Bradley
Wiggins. Bolton Street’s installation celebrates
Chorley FC’s longstanding association with the
town, while Commercial Road is a nod to Chorley’s
status as a market town.
In Astley Park you’ll find
The Messenger in quiet
reflection on his stone
bench. This WWI soldier
– who likely would have
carried messages between
trenches - is carved from
a large quarried block of stone with the poem ‘A
Letter to Daddy’ inscribed nearby. Written by a
young mill worker from Chorley, the poem was to
the little girl’s father who was serving in the Great
War. He sits in the new Garden of Reflection, with
flooring constructed from a material similar to the
duck boards found in the trenches of the time.
Chorley-born designer John Everiss created the
Evader’s Garden in 2015, when it was moved to its
home at Astley Hall after being entered into the
Chelsea Flower Show. The display depicts a broken
brick wall and stained glass window, with a WWII
airman poised to look out of it, and is constructed
from reclaimed materials found in Chorley Council
depots. Inscribed on a nearby tombstone is Leo
Marks’ poem ‘The Life That I Have’, which was used
to encrypt messages by spies in occupied Europe.
The memorial commemorates British escapees
from France and the French civilians who risked
their lives to help the Allies – John’s father Stan was
a pilot during the war, shot down over France in
April 1943. Members of the French
Resistance saved his life and
helped him cross the escape
line, eventually being
repatriated in June that
year. The names of some of
the people who helped Stan
are inscribed on the bricks
of the church wall in the
Evader’s Garden, many
of whom were dead by
Scattered about Astley
Village are three naturethemed
sculptures – a
3.5 metre oak totem
pole depicting the life
cycle of frogs, a bench
inspired by ferns,
and a steel dragonfly
hovering over the
pond. Created by artist
Stephen Charnock, the
artwork was part of a
scheme to improve
the pathways and
open areas around the
village, getting local
schools involved in
the creation process.
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Astley Hall’s Sensory
Garden was first
created in 1953 for use
by blind servicemen
who’d fought in the
war. It was known
as the ‘blind garden’,
and featured plants
with rich scents and
Sculptor Thompson Dagnall got involved in
creating the Astley Mole – an animal known for its
diminished vision and heightened senses - to nestle
in the garden. Ivy benches carved from oak logs
have been specially sculpted so that your hands fall
to the texture as you sit down. The garden truly is a
feast for the senses.
Hidden in the leafy canopy of Astley Park’s
Walled Garden is the statue of Benjamin Disraeli,
Conservative Prime Minister of Britain during the
19th century. His statue was erected in Chorley
town centre in 1886 by the Primrose League.
Cuerden Valley Park
is home to a series of
carved tree stumps
(and a friendly wooden
owl) that make up the
tree spirit trail - see how
many you can spot!
While you’re there, keep
an eye out for Thompson Dagnall’s Green Man; an
expressive face peeks out of a hollow in a tree close
to the main car park. Rather than being carved
out of the tree, the face is actually carved from the
inside - walk around and you’ll see an ear and the
back of the head poking out!
Photo by Thompson Dagnall
Eaves Green Dinosaur
Yep, you read that correctly – there’s a dinosaur
lurking about in Eaves Green. Carved from
sandstone by artist Thompson Dagnall, the dino
was installed along with the new housing estate in
the area and can be found off Lower Burgh Way, on
the entrance to Yew Tree Close.
Dagnall’s sculpture harks back to when the area
was mostly red sandstone and dinosaurs would
have been a regular sight – that is, if there were any
humans around to witness them.
Nearby, another piece of sandstone depicts an ape’s
transformation into civilised man, clutching both a
club and an umbrella. A buzzard – a regular visitor
to the nearby Yarrow Valley Country Park – can also
be spotted hunched over a meal, or ‘mantling’ to
use the technical term.
Here you’ll also find a portrait of Chorley local and
founder of one of the first colonies in the USA
Myles Standish, founder of the Plymouth Colony
in America, carved into a large piece of stone. In
the same rock is a Davy lamp to commemorate
Chorley’s historic mining ties.
Photo by Philip Wallbank
Bobby the Iron Horse
This 15 foot high iron horse can be found on the
Longmeanygate roundabout, pulling his cart
from builders merchant C&W Berry in Leyland.
Constructed in 2017 from recycled materials and
filled with old horseshoes, Bobby is hailed as a
symbol of Leyland’s strength, dedication and
resilience as a market town. Draught horses like him
were used to haul goods after the introduction of
the railways, often passing from the station goods
yard to the final customer.
Now approximately 4000 vehicles pass Bobby each
Over in Leyland you’ll
find the statues of
two Leyland Motors
workers. The first,
at the entrance to
Leyland Market, was
a genuine 1920s
photograph of a man leaving the site smoking
a pipe after a hard day at work. An appeal was
launched to find the identity of the man in 2011
and he was tentatively identified as Walt Barnes,
although this has not been confirmed.
Leyland Motors made lorries, buses
and trolleybuses, and began operation
in 1896 as the Lancashire Steam Motor
Company. A Morrisons now stands on
the site of the old factory, with a second
statue commemorating its colourful
heritage. Surrounded by trees, you’ll find
a man hard at work pouring paint into
Leyland’s town logo.
The Green Man
Chorley’s answer to the Angel of the
North stands just outside Buckshaw
Village, welcoming people to the
area. The sculpture, made from tubular steel and
fibreglass, was constructed back in 2005 and stands
at 9 metres tall. The green sculpture was created
to pay homage to the surrounding countryside,
celebrating the eco future of the borough.
It was originally hoped that the metallic structure
would be transformed by creeping vines, but
unfortunately the plants only managed to wrap
around his legs.
A brand new wicker cannon now stands on the first
roundabout in Euxton as a tribute to ROF Chorley,
a munitions factory supplying ammunition for
weaponry in WWII. After the war the factory, along
with ROF Bridgend, replaced the Royal Filling
Factory in Woolwich and remained open until 2007.
The site is now home to Buckshaw Village.
Photo by Philip Wallbank
Photo by Euxton Parish Council
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National Eye Health Week:
Seven Steps to Healthy Eyes
According to the Royal National Institute
for the Blind, around half of all sight loss
in the UK is avoidable. National Eye Health
Week (NEHW) is running from the 23rd to
the 29th of September this year, reminding
us of the importance of eye health and the
vital role regular eye tests play. So how can
you look after your eyes?
1. Keep alcohol consumption low
Heavy alcohol consumption increases
the risk of developing cataracts and
early age-related macular degeneration (AMD). By
causing deficiency of Vitamins B1 and A, it can also
cause weakness or paralysis in the eye muscles,
night blindness, corneal thinning or perforation,
dryness, and even blindness. Heavy drinkers
(especially those who smoke) also run the risk of
tobacco-alcohol amblyopia, a progressive optic
neuropathy that typically causes bilateral, painless,
visual impairment with loss of colour vision and a
central visual field defect.
Excessive alcohol intake during pregnancy can
cause foetal alcohol syndrome, resulting in ocular
abnormalities in the baby (optic nerve development
issues, eye coordination difficulties and drooping
Both men and women should keep alcohol
consumption under fourteen units a week. If you
regularly drink this many units, ensure they’re
spread out over at least three days.
2. Don’t smoke
Aside from aging, smoking is the biggest risk factor
for developing AMD, and smokers are far more
likely to develop it than non-smokers. Smoking also
increases your risk of developing cataracts.
3. Eat an eye-friendly diet
Diet plays a highly significant role in eye health,
particularly in the prevention of cataracts and AMD.
Research indicates that eating just one portion of
fish a week may reduce your AMD risk by up to 40%.
Important foods to include in your diet are:
• Cod, sardines, tuna, mackerel and salmon
• Green, leafy vegetables like spinach or kale, and
• Brightly-coloured fruit and vegetables such as
corn, carrots, orange sweet peppers, oranges,
blueberries, grapes and papaya
• Whole grains and avocados
• Garlic, onions, shallots and capers
4. Take regular exercise
Lack of exercise contributes significantly to several
eye conditions, particularly amongst the over-60s.
Exercise may reduce the risk of sight loss caused by
narrowing or hardening of the arteries, high blood
pressure and diabetes, and it’s linked to a reduced
risk of glaucoma, cataracts and AMD.
5. Maintain a healthy weight and do everything
possible to avoid Type 2 Diabetes
Maintaining a healthy weight helps preserve
macular pigment density, which in turn can prevent
AMD onset. Excess body weight has also been
linked to glaucoma. Diabetes can cause diabetic
retinopathy and (potentially) blindness. Exercising
and eating healthily can help you reduce your Type
2 Diabetes risk and maintain a healthy weight.
6. Protect your eyes from UV light
UV light can damage your eyes just as it can damage
your skin and it’s a risk factor for cataracts. Never
look at the sun directly and on bright days always
wear sunglasses bearing the CE mark or the British
Standard BS EN ISO 12312-1:2013, which indicates
they offer adequate ultraviolet protection.
7. Have regular eye tests – even if you think your
think your eyesight and health are fine
Sight tests are about more than checking if you
need glasses. They can detect eye conditions you
may be unaware of as yet, catching them at an early
stage when treatment may be easier and sight loss
potentially avoidable. Sight tests can also detect
other health conditions, including high blood
pressure and diabetes.
Everyone should have a sight test every two years,
but you may need one more frequently if you’re
over 40, of Afro-Caribbean or Asian descent, or
have a family history of eye conditions. You may
qualify for a free NHS eye test - see www.nhs.co.uk
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Dementia is not, as many people believe, a
natural consequence of old age (although
the older you are, the more likely you are
to be affected) and it is predicted that the
number of UK residents with the condition
will increase to over one million by 2025.
That figure is set to double by 2051.
Given these statistics, it’s seems likely that
in future our public health and social care
services could struggle to care for people
who develop the condition. Dementiafriendly
initiatives therefore serve a dual
purpose: helping people stay at home for as long
as possible and relieving some of the burden that
would otherwise be placed on our public care
Things we all take for granted, such as using
technology, getting served in shops and banks,
going on holiday or enjoying hobbies are difficult
when you have dementia, but they can become
even harder when the individuals around you don’t
know how to respond appropriately.
A dementia-friendly community is a place where
people with dementia are understood, respected
and supported. It can be a street, village, town, city
or region, an organisation, a group or even a virtual
community. Local people are encouraged to decide
what works best for them.
While flexibility is encouraged, there are certain
measures that are regularly adopted by towns and
cities who want to become DFCs. Businesses that
regularly come into contact with older people,
such as banks and taxi firms, are asked to provide
extra support for customers with dementia, while
museums and art galleries are encouraged to
offer dementia-friendly activities. Other initiatives
include ‘dementia cafes’ and drop-in centres. In the
public realm planners use clear signage, creating
well-defined open spaces with public toilets, seats,
shelters and good lighting.
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currently has dementia, and a further 225,000
people will be diagnosed this year. There’s no time
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CADOS present Stepping Out, a comedy following
strangers who attend dance classes. Tickets £8
Mon-Wed & £10 Thurs-Sat on 01257 264362.
Chorley Little Theatre, Dole Ln, Chorley, PR7 2RL
Tuesday, September 3, 7:30pm-9pm
Bestselling author Mary Paulson-Ellis discusses her
new novel and signs copies of her books. Tickets £6
including drink on entry and £5 redeemable against
a book from ebb & flo bookshop or on Eventbrite.
Chorley Library, Union Street, Chorley, PR7 1EB
Keeping Up Appearances
Wednesday, Sept 4 – Saturday, Sept 7, 7:30pm
St. Paul’s Players present Keeping Up Appearances,
based on the TV show by Roy Clarke. Tickets £10 per
adult or £8 concessions, available on 01204 407784,
07403 287120 or from Adlington Post Office.
Adlington Community Centre, Railway Rd,
Adlington, PR6 9RF
Charity Fashion Show
Friday, September 6, doors at 6:30pm
A fundraising fashion show for HorseHeard, with
opportunities to treat yourself at the pop-up shop.
Tickets £5 on 07835 918644 or cmworthington@
Euxton Community Centre, Wigan Rd, Euxton,
Museum Beer Fest
Saturday, September 7, 2pm-11pm
A night of live music, tasty food and ales, prosecco
and gins – all surrounded by treasured commercial
vehicles. Tickets £10 including £5 of beer tokens, a
glass and beer guide. Over-18s only.
British Commercial Vehicle Museum, King Street,
Leyland, PR25 2LE
Sunday, September 8, 2pm-4pm
Children can enjoy spotting wildlife and taking
part in some themed activities. £2 per child,
recommended for ages 8-13.
The Barn, Berkeley Drive, Cuerden Valley Park,
Chorley, PR5 6BY
Roald Dahl Day
Friday, September 13, 3:45pm-4:45pm
Read some Roald Dahl stories and get involved with
crafts to make a bookmark and a badge. Aimed at
children aged 5-12.
Euxton Library, St. Mary’s Gate, Chorley, PR7 6AH
Owls Family Day
Saturday, September 14, 2pm-4pm
Walk through Brinscall Woods and meet
Lancashire Hawks & Owls! You’ll be able to stroke,
hold and learn all about the birds before eating
marshmallows around the campfire. Tickets £9 from
Wildwood Days, Lodge Bank, Brinscall, PR6 8QU
Brass Band Concert
Saturday, September 14, 7:30pm
Chorley District Scouts present the 2nd Rossendale
Scout Band concert for the 27th consecutive year.
Tickets including light refreshments £9 per adult or
£4.50 per under-14, available on 07789 915627 or
St. Laurence’s Church, Union St, Chorley, PR7 1EB
Saturday, September 14, 7:30pm
Parkside Colliery Male Voice Choir hosts a night
of music. Tickets £5 from Anne on 01257 262334,
Lorraine on 01257 433308 or on the door.
St. Peter’s Church, Harpers Lane, Chorley, PR6 0HP
Sunday, September 15, 10am
Enjoy a 5-mile walk around the Duxbury Hall
Township Trail, led by John Harrison, and learn
about the estate’s history. Strong footwear essential
– meet in the car park.
Duxbury Hall, Chorley, PR7 4AS
Sunday, September 15, 11am-2:30pm
A self-guided activity trail with activities and stories
leading you to the Gruffalo! Tickets £5 bookable on
Visitor Centre, Cuerden Valley Park, Berkeley
Drive, Bamber Bridge, PR5 6BY
Sunday, September 15, 2pm-10pm
A live music festival in memory of David Crabtree to
raise money for the British Lung Foundation. Acts
include Helen Louise and Matt Phillips.
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Got an eye for unnoticed treasure? Come and find
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Thursday, September 26, 6pm-9pm
Enjoy a fabulous night with gin and prosecco,
makeup demonstrations, fashion workshops, cake
demos and jewellery stalls. Free entry.
Heskin Hall, Wood Lane, Heskin, PR7 5PA
Charity Sports Evening
Thursday, September 26, doors at 7pm
An evening with Colin Hendry and Mark Paterson,
hosted by Radio Lancashire’s Graham Liver. Tickets
£10 with proceeds to East Lancashire Hospice and a
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one lucky local family with a fabulous day out at Martin Mere in Burscough.
With leaves crunching beneath your feet, striking
sunsets across the mere and the arrival of up to
40,000 pink footed geese from Iceland – Autumn
is an amazing time to visit Martin Mere Wetland
Our Autumn season begins with one of our most
popular events on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22
September: Animal Magic! From funky frogs to
marvellous meerkats, amazing amphibians to
beautiful birds of prey, Animal Magic is a great
weekend to get up close to wonderful wildlife.
Exotic Zoo will be showcasing loads
of fantastic animals throughout the
weekend, including an armadillo,
adorable meerkats and a petting
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Local rescue centre Corio Raptors will
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During the weekend we’ve also got a whole range of
additional activities for the family to enjoy. Our onsite
cattle will be on show from the Gladstone Hide
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about how the cows help us to manage our reserve.
We’ll also be running bird watching for beginners
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There’ll also be all our usual daily talks and feeds,
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Is Your Pet in Pain?
It’s definitely worthwhile paying attention to
changes in your pet’s behaviour, as it could indicate
that they’re in pain. September is Animal Pain
Awareness Month, so here we look at some of the
signs you should look for.
Altered sleeping patterns
Some pets sleep more when they’re dealing with
pain, whilst others are less able to sleep because
of the discomfort. If your pet’s general sleeping
pattern has altered noticeably, it’s worth looking a
little closer at other behaviours, as it could be a sign
of physical distress.
Changed social interactions
It’s more obvious when your pet withdraws from
social interactions if they’re naturally gregarious,
but even quieter animals may be noticeably
withdrawn when they’re feeling pain. On the other
hand, they could be more aggressive, or generally
less tolerant of people and other animals around
Drop in appetite
Humans tend to lose their appetite when in pain,
and it’s the same with animals. If your pet is eating
less and appears to be losing weight, speak to your
vet as there might be a serious underlying cause.
Change in eye appearance
When an animal is in pain, it often shows in their
eyes, which can appear strained, potentially with
larger dilated pupils. Dogs and cats also sometimes
squint, and develop bloodshot eyes.
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When the summer has gone
and you’re not able to get
out as much with your dog,
it’s important to keep them
active even if they’re in the
house. Try these indoor
games to stimulate mind and
body, prevent boredom, and
let your dog thrive through
the wetter autumn months.
It’s a good idea to play this
game in a room that has
carpet or other non-slip
flooring so your dog doesn’t
injure itself in the excitement.
Hide some of their favourite
treats in one or more areas of your home, and let
them hunt for the ‘treasure’. If your dog is more
tempted by toys, you could always replace the
treats with their favourite ones. This is also a good
game if you make people they know the ‘treasure’
– especially when children are involved as it keeps
them entertained as well.
Stimulate your dog’s mind with chewable toys,
puzzles, and activity balls in which you hide food
treats. It will take some time to work out how to
get to the treats, and the activity balls keep them
physically active too. A few good examples are
KONG balls and the IQ treat ball, which has various
difficulty levels. If your pooch is on a diet, try
Outward Hound’s Hide-a-Squirrel game with fluffy
If you have a long hallway, you can roll the ball
along and get them to bring it back. Throwing a
ball up the stairs is also a great way to give them
the exercise they need without setting foot outside.
You’ll have a very tired friend on your hands before
long, ready to play again the next rainy day.
Rainy days are the perfect excuse to catch up on
dog training you’ve been putting off. Try going over
the tricks your pup already knows before going into
some new ones - who knows, you could even work
your way up to more advanced tricks like waving or
jumping into your arms.
The 10 best electric cars on sale today
The rise of the electric car can’t be underestimated.
Each manufacturer is rushing their own plug-in car
to market, and demand for these new models is
increasing by the hour.
But which ones are best? We’ve put together some of
the ideal all-electric cars currently on sale.
Hyundai Kona Electric
Hyundai has changed
the game with its new
Kona Electric. Capable
of travelling up to 279
miles on a single charge, it’s got one of the most
impressive ranges of any new electric car available.
And as a result of being based on the regular
Kona, it brings funky styling and plenty of in-car
It’s all put together in a compact package, which
means that it’s just as well suited to urban driving as
it is to longer distance motoring.
The British firm has
struggled in recent years
as the diesel crisis hit
shortly after it invested
heavily in the fuel. Fortunately, its bet on an allelectric
SUV has paid off, with customers queuing
up to buy one.
It’s easy to see why – the I-Pace is fast when you
want it to be but a comfortable cruiser when you
want to relax. It’s far from cheap at £64,495, but
that’s good value compared with the Tesla Model X,
its biggest rival, and with almost 300 miles of range
recharging should be a rare occurrence.
Nissan’s Leaf is often
one of the first cars that
springs to mind when you
think of electric vehicles.
It was, after all, one of the very first all-electric cars
to become popular, and has gone on to retain a lot
of this popularity as the years have gone by.
These days the Leaf can still hold its own. It’ll crack
239 miles on a single charge, and is spacious and
BMW has taken time to
refine its i3 all-electric
city car, ditching its petrol
range extender thanks to
better range. The firm has also added this – the i3s –
which gives the car a little added performance.
It comes with a tuned stability system and a slightly
more dynamic look – but still encapsulates all the
good qualities of the regular i3 too.
Ever since journalists first
got behind the wheel
of the e-Niro, they’ve
praised the crossover for
being good to drive and offering a battery capacity
that can consign range anxiety to the past.
However, unfortunately the e-Niro has been a
victim of its own success. Kia hasn’t been able to
source batteries quickly enough to meet demand
for the car, so wait times are now up to about twelve
Hyundai Ioniq Electric
Do you want the good
news or the bad news?
The good news is that the
Ioniq Electric is a mighty
appealing electric car. It’s practical, good to drive
and surprisingly quick, too. The interior feels a little
on the cheap side, but it’s far from disappointing.
The bad news, though, is that Hyundai is hit by the
same battery shortage as Kia, so wait times can be
up to a year. So if you want one, you’re going to
have to wait.
Audi may be one of
the largest carmakers
around, but it’s actually
been relatively late when
it comes to an all-electric model. However, this – the
E-Tron – is its first model, bringing a premium look
and feel as well as impressive electric technology.
Audi claims that it’ll do 248 miles on a single charge,
but also provide plenty of space and practicality
while it does so.
The Renault Zoe offers
one of the cheapest entry
points to EV ownership,
but don’t mistake that
for meaning it’s a cheap and cheerful offering that
should be avoided – the Zoe is a great little supermini.
Opt for the big battery version and you get 186
miles of range, so most inner-city commuters will
only have to charge it once or twice a week. Prices
start at just over £17,000 with the plug-in grant.
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Tesla Model 3
Tesla could be classed
as one of the founding
fathers of the electric car.
The Model S, its saloon
car, has arguably been one of its most successful.
But for many, it was just a touch too expensive and
a little out of reach.
That’s where the new Model 3 chimes in. It’s
designed to be a bit more affordable, but still
capable of delivering plenty of range and high
technology levels too.
If you’re looking for a
safe bet when it comes
to your electric vehicle
purchase, you really can’t
go wrong with the Volkswagen e-Golf. It brings the
build quality and dependability you’d expect from
one of the UK’s best-selling models, and simply
adds an electric powertrain.
It can travel up to 144 miles before the batteries
need topping up, and while that’s far from the best
in the segment, it’s perfectly acceptable for the
typical commuter. With plug-in car grant applied,
prices hover around the £30,000 mark.
You can’t drive them in the rain.
We all know water and electricity don’t mix. That’s
why manufacturers are really careful to seal all of
the electrified components.
You can’t go very far.
That may have been the case a few years ago, but
now most electric vehicles have a range in excess
of 150 miles, with 200 miles becoming the norm.
There’s nowhere to charge them.
Charge point locator Zap Map indicates there
are almost 15,000 connectors at more than 5,000
locations in the UK, with more added all the time.
They take ages to charge.
Charging doesn’t take as long as you might think.
Rapid chargers can provide 80 per cent of charge
in about 30 minutes.
They’re boring to drive.
If ‘electric vehicle’ conjures up images of a milk
float, you need to get with the times! Modern
electric cars can be genuinely fun to drive thanks
to the high-torque motors.
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Are you sitting
by Angie Barker
If you are looking to make a statement
in your garden then you can’t go
wrong with placing a Lutyens bench
as a focal point. Sir Edward Lutyens
was an acclaimed architect in the
arts and crafts movement in the late
1800s, early 1900s and he designed
many English country houses, war
memorials and public buildings. He
also designed his classic and unique
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You should always try and include more than one
seating area in a garden because having more than
one seating area gives you a different view of the
garden and also means you can make the most of
sitting in the sun as it moves around your plot. It
will encourage you to venture out into the garden
and beyond the patio near the back door. You will
be amazed at how different your garden looks from
a different angle and it can become a retreat, a little
hideaway. Placing a Lutyens bench at the end of
a path, in the curve of a lawn or under a pergola,
creates a focal point which will draw the eye and
add style to your garden. And if you have a shady
corner, paint the bench white which will make it
A Lutyens bench will suit any style of garden. It can
fit seamlessly into a traditional, cottage garden or
just as well into a contemporary scheme. Especially
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around a seating area whether this be a border or
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enable you to plant some scented plants which you
can appreciate from your new bench.
I have always hankered after a Lutyens bench and I
think it will bring a timeless, classic style and grace
to my garden – just like Hubby does!
Angie is a qualified
designer who will
plan your garden to
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to finish, supplying
and the ideal plants.
Call Angie now for your free consultation!
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(Inst GD) BA (Hons)
Garden Design For All Seasons
Tel: 01942 522 405
Mob: 07857 008 383
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Garden need a little
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01942 367170 / 07900 738637
Cricket St, Wigan, WN6 7TP
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Established in 1984 as an emergency glazing service, today Dennis Goulding has grown and moved
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Telephone: 01257 427 000
Open Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30am - 5:00pm; Saturday: 9:00am - 12:00 noon
and we’ l provide you with a
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own solar panels
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o f Miry Lane,
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01257 543 021 or 07834 241 642
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84 Rainford Road, Bi linge WN5 7PG
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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10AM - 7PM, Saturday 10AM - 6PM
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tel: 01704 627024 / moB: 07754 527289
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Telephone: 01257 543 034
Mobile: 07845 325 893
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Install double glazed windows
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07598 492 087
01257 277 273
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T 01257 452036 M 07746 946086
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Mob: 07887 901656
T: 01257 410192 M: 07855 490193
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07562 751 566
01257 275 159
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Jewels May is a wonderful independent jewellers situated with over 70 small rural retail shops at
Heskin Hall Shopping Village. The shop has recently expanded so that Kerry and her team can
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engagement and wedding rings as well as pre-owned luxury watches.
Repairs & Alterations | Rhodium Plating | Cleaning & Polishing
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