Local Life - St Helens - January 2020

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St Helens Edition January 2020

WIN Saints

Memberships

Pages 40-41

Safe Not Sorry

Pages 64-65

Keeping your

home and

family safe

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10 Things to Do

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My friends and family will laugh at this, but

I’m a big believer in using the New Year

as a natural point to self-improvement.

I’m happy to admit that the oft used ‘New Year, New

You’ mantra, so loved by the print media as a way of

filling up space in January issues, wholly resonates

with me.

No-one is perfect, we can all improve one aspect or

another of our lives, so why should we let the hardbitten

pessimists pour cold water on our desire to

better ourselves? So whether your aim this year is

to lose weight and look better, stop smoking, be

kinder to others less fortunate than ourselves, to

get fit or any other resolution you may pursue, I

wish you the best of luck in your endeavours.

If you haven’t yet nailed down any firm

commitments on your to-do list, there is plenty

in this magazine to inspire you. Just focus on one

thing at a time and don’t beat yourself up if you slip.

All the very best wishes for 2020,

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This month’s highlights

40. Win Saints Memberships

Contents

32. 2020 Checklist

42. The Rockies by Train

14. Recipe

Bacon & Mushroom Risotto.

24. Save Cash this New Year

Money saving tips for 2020.

46. Puzzle Pages

Try these brainteasers for size.

51. Health Section

Beat Type 2 Diabetes

56. Events2Go

Start the new year in style.

58. Motoring

Suzuki Swift Attitude

60. Gardening

Bring your winter garden to life.

48. Jack’s Tracks: Lydiate Loop

64. Safe Not Sorry

Wise up on the Trader Register.

66. Home Services

Find a local trader for you.

52. Realistic Resolutions

64. Safe not Sorry

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6 News & Features

St. Helens History

Looking to learn more about the history of your

local area this year? Why not join the St. Helens

Historical Society?

Sessions feature historical talks, history walks and

occasional social gatherings. Most meetings take

place at Friends Meeting House on Church Street

one Monday a month. January’s meeting runs on

January 20th and will feature a talk from Graham

Wallace on the Runcorn Locks Project. It starts at

7:30pm.

For more information, call 01744 23141 or 01744

754962.

Pirate Panto

Rainhill Musical Theatre Company’s January

production is Pirates: The Panto!

Live at Rainhill Village Hall from Friday, January 16

until Sunday, January 19, the wicked Bluebeard has

his eye on Cinderella! The play will feature a whole

host of fairytale characters in classic panto style.

Tickets cost £10 or £8 concessions, bookable on

07948 908693 or from rainhillmtc@hotmail.com

Environmental Events

Clinkham Wood & Moss Bank Gala have a series of

events planned for 2020 to help tidy up the local

environment and green spaces.

On Sunday, January 19, volunteers can meet to

plant some trees and do some seed bombing,

before heading off rhododendron-bashing and

placing bird feeders on Sunday, February 16.

Later in the year, enjoy an Easter egg and litter

picking competition, go treasure hunting in the

woods, embark on a bat walk and much more.

Events start at 2pm on the green opposite Moss

Bank Mission on Moss Bank Road. All tools and

gloves are provided - just bring yourself!

For more information about the events, email

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Rainford In Bloom

Local gardening group Rainford In Bloom scooped

a prestigious honour in the recent North West In

Bloom Awards.

Rainford In Bloom successfully secured a Gold

Award in the Large Village category - the highest

individual award available.

Neighbours Crank Bloomers were awarded

Outstanding in the Neighbourhood category.

Now Rainford In Bloom are looking to the New Year,

with plenty planned to get 2020 off to a good start.

Throughout 2019 the group planned beautiful

floral displays around Rainford, including the new

border at the Spinney and the ever-changing

Mossborough Bed. They also teamed up with the

Friends of Rainford Station to improve the overall

look of the train station and to transform it into a

more environmentally friendly space.

If you’d like to become a Rainford In Bloom

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Threads of History

Billinge-born visual artist

Stephanie Fry is investigating

the better-kept secrets of the

village in her latest community

art project.

Though Stephanie moved to

Caernarfon in North Wales in

her childhood, Billinge remained

close to her heart; this was where

she spent the holidays with her

grandfather, reminiscing about

days gone by. It was perhaps

one of these conversations that

inspired Stephanie’s latest venture: specifically, a

passing mention of the old cinema on Main Street.

Affectionately referred to by locals as the ‘Tin Can’,

the cinema was a touchstone of the community

between the 1920s and 1960s, and was located

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bouncing onto the corrugated iron walls of the

cinema building could be heard over whatever film

was playing!

Delving into these secrets inspired Stephanie to

search for more around the village – and it didn’t

disappoint. Atop Billinge Hill lies an abandoned

underground bunker harking back to the Cold War.

Constructed in the 1960s, the bunker is 9-feet deep

and was in continuous use for seven years, when

the threat of a nuclear war loomed. A network of

1563 similar sites existed across the UK, operated by

the Royal Observer Corps, and would have aimed to

warn the UK military and civilian authorities of an

impending attack. The Billinge site closed in 1968,

but parts of the surface structure can still be seen

today.

Now Stephanie is looking for any more information

and anecdotes about either of the two sites to

assist in her project. If you have direct experience

of working for the ROC, or if you visited Billinge

Cinema in its heyday, she wants to hear from you!

She can be contacted at s.a.fry@hotmail.co.uk

An exhibition of ‘Billinge: Threads of History’ will

take place at Billinge Library from March 12th for

two weeks, comprised of a reconstructed bunker

room, paintings, collages, photographs and an

audio-visual look at the landscape of Billinge Hill

and its Cold War heritage.

photo: Gary Rodgers on Geograph


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Football for Everyone

Rainford Rangers FC host regular inclusive football

sessions for any players with a disability - and

they’re looking for new players to get involved.

The sessions were set up as a way for the community

football club to expand its presence in the local area

and to provide a space for people to play sports

who might not otherwise have had the chance

to. Organiser Andrew Castle says it’s important for

the club to be able to support families and their

children with disabilities, and is intending to keep

sessions free for as long as possible.

Rainford Rangers JFC were recognised by the

Liverpool FA in September 2019, receiving a

Football Service Award for Disability Project of the

Year at a prestigious awards ceremony.

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The club also recently launched a women’s team

- the Rainford Rangers Lionesses offer football

sessions on Tuesdays from 6pm-7pm. Each session

costs £3.50 and take place at Rainford High’s

Astroturf pitch. For more info, call Jane on 07557

528106.

For more information on the inclusive football

sessions, visit www.rainfordrangers.com

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The Dresser

Rainhill Garrick Society’s first play of the new year

will be The Dresser, running from February 13th-

15th at Rainhill Village Hall.

For more information or tickets, call 01744 813429

or email rainhillgarrick@gmail.com

A Genuine Winter

Happy New Year, Happy New You!

Couch to 5K

Sports Development St. Helens launches a new

Couch to 5K programme on Monday, January 13.

Entry to the 10-week course costs £12.50 or £16

including a t-shirt.

Sessions run on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

from 6pm-7pm.

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READY

in 40 mins

Serves 4

Bacon & Mushroom

Risotto

Try this for a tasty and simple New Year supper!

Serve with slices of toasted garlic ciabatta.

Ingredients

1 tbsp olive oil

1 onion

8 rashers streaky bacon, chopped

250g chestnut mushrooms, sliced

300g risotto rice

1 litre hot chicken stock

Grated Parmesan

Method

1 Heat the oil in a deep frying pan. Fry the onion and bacon gently

for 5 minutes to soften. Add the mushrooms and cook gently for a

further 5 minutes until they start to release their juices.

2 Stir in the rice and cook until it begins to look translucent.

3 Add the stock, a ladleful at a time, stirring well and waiting until most

of the stock is absorbed before adding the next ladleful - it will take

around 20 minutes for all the stock to be absorbed.

4 Stir in the Parmesan cheese and remove the pan from the heat. Serve

and garnish with extra Parmesan to taste.

TIP: You can also add finely chopped brown onions and grated garlic for

extra flavour.


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Heritage Talks

Two history talks take place at Momo’s cafe on

Westfield Street early this year - but tickets are

selling fast!

The first talk, on Tuesday, January 14 at 6pm, aims to

dispel some of the myths surrounding the curious

Crank Caverns. A hotpot supper will be served, and

tickets cost £2.50 from the venue.

The second talk takes place on Tuesday, February 11

at 6pm, and details a brief history of the slave trade

and how the town of St. Helens was connected to

it. Tickets can be purchased from the venue for £3

from January 14.

Check out the Momo’s Facebook page for further

information.

Inglenook Closure

Inglenook Farm in Rainford closes its gates for good

this month.

The farm, which has served the local community

for eight years, was comprised of a café and several

shops. It also hosted regular farmers markets and

distilled essential oils.

The shops will remain open until the end of January.

Rainford Memories

Rainford Heritage Society’s new book is now

available for purchase.

True Stories & Memories of Rainford collects local

anecdotes, perfect for any local history buffs! It

costs £9 and is available to purchase from Ray

Waring on 01744 885547.


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Congratulations to the winners of our December

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with goodies!

The competition winner from St. Helens was Jayne

Egan from Eccleston (pictured).

We hope you enjoyed your hamper!

Don’t forget to see pages 40-41 for your chance to

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Celebrating

30 Years

The year was 1990. Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister;

Nelson Mandela was in prison and Kieron Cunningham was

still a schoolboy. It was the year that Jean Cutler, a designer at

Beamans in St Helens, opened

JC Kitchens in Reginald’s on

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Jean & Allan Cutler

And an amazing 30 years later,

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Now run by Jean and Allan’s

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The Willowbrook Hospice Christmas Tree Recycling

Scheme is back for January 2020.

Last year’s collection in St Helens and Knowsley

raised just over £2, 785 for Willowbrook Hospice. So

why not go green, get your tree recycled and help

raise money so that the hospice can continue to

support its patients and their families?

All you need to do to register for your real tree to

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Save Cash this New Year

I thought I’d get a bit more creative with my moneysaving

tips for 2020. Here are some things that can

save you cash – and could mean you could claim back

some money too.

Crafty debits: It’s a standard ‘sorting out your

finances’ tip to go through your bank statements

and cancel or question any payments you don’t

recognise. This will certainly help you spot any old

insurance policies or magazine subscriptions you

don’t need. However, in recent years, a new form

of payment – the continuous payment authority

(CPAs) – has taken over and allows retailers

and businesses to dominates our debits. These

payments are harder to spot as they might come off

your credit card as well as from your bank account.

Often, it’s hard to tell where they’ve come from

or what they’re for. The good news is a CPA must

be cancelled as soon as you tell your bank or card

provider to do so. They can also help you identify

where it’s come from – and you can claim back the

money if you’ve not authorised the payments.

has you poised to be signed up to a service that

costs money. So watch out for auto-renewals. Big

companies like Dropbox and Amazon take a crafty

approach to these services, billing you in one hit for

the year ahead. This larger sum might be spotted

by some people, but most of us are more likely to

spot one of the 12 monthly instalments of a regular

payment rather than a yearly fee. Remember, if

you’re not using the service, you can prove you had

no intention of ever wanting it – so ask for your

money back plus interest.

If you’re disputing money that a business has

debited from your account, ask them to prove that

you’ve authorised it. This must be in writing or

in the form of a telephone recording. If they can’t

prove it, they can’t take it!

By James Walker

The price of loyalty: Just before Christmas, the

Competitions and Markets Authority announced

that a huge range of firms across sectors, from

insurance to broadband, had been overcharging

customers who stayed loyal and let policies or

services automatically renew each year. Well now

it’s official – this will be clamped down on.

But what if you’ve been overcharged? If you’ve not

moved provider for a few years, chances are you’ve

been charged more than a new customer. So check

online to see what you’d get if you were, then make

a complaint. The rules aren’t clear about whether

the firm has to give you a refund. But you have

every right to ask for your money back .

Auto-renewals: Whenever I see services advertised

for free, I ask myself “Why do you need my card

details then?” The fact of the matter is, if a firm

has a way to debit cash from you, it probably

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A Carmel College student has been selected for the

England National Colleges hockey team.

17-year-old Kirsten Bottom has been playing

hockey since she was eight years old and has played

for Prescot Hockey Club for five years.

“I have always loved sport for as long as I can

remember; as soon as I picked up a hockey stick I

knew this was something I wanted to continue to

do for as long as possible. I train six times a week

with my “day off” being a game day on a Saturday.

I also take part in training camps down in Cardiff

once a month for the Welsh National Squad. I

have training coming up in Switzerland and the

Netherlands with them too.

“I’m part of the Talented Athlete Scholarship

Scheme (TASS) at Carmel. The staff in the sports

department have helped me massively over the

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Greenslate’s New Arrivals

Greenslate Farm in Billinge have welcomed three

new arrivals: donkeys Grace, Candy and Freddie!

For more information about Greenslate Farm, visit

www.greenslatefarm.org.uk/

In a project three years in the making, farm

volunteers adopted the three little donkeys just in

time for Christmas from the Donkey Sanctuary in

Manchester.

Grace and her 3-year-old daughter Candy are both

miniature donkeys, while Freddie is a standard.

The donkeys will be an essential part of the farm’s

equine therapy scheme for adults in recovery or with

additional needs. Greenslate also hope to expand

on their therapeutic activities for confidence and

self-esteem building through the equine scheme.

Ironically, the donkeys’ initials also match that of

Greenslate Care Farm’s - GCF!

Greenslate’s plans for the New Year also include the

opening of the new woodwork centre for adults

with additional needs to learn woodworking and

upcycling skills.

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Storytime Sessions

A free 3-week course for parents of pre-school

children will take place at Momo’s cafe this February.

Stories For You and Yours, supported by the Steve

Morgan Foundation, helps parents find new ways of

telling stories, with tips and ideas for encouraging a

lifelong love of reading for your little ones.

Parents, carers, and families with English as a

second language are all welcome to attend. Along

with the free workshops, you’ll receive free books

to take home.

Sessions take place every Wednesday from February

5th to February 19th, from 10am-12:30pm.

Pop into Momo’s on Westfield Street for more

details.

Volunteer for New Year

Willowbrook Hospice is looking for people to get

cracking on their New Year’s Resolutions and sign

up to volunteer at one of its charity shops.

The hospice has 12 shops across St. Helens and

Knowsley and constantly needs volunteers to help

out in various roles across the stores.

Whether you’re assisting with furniture removals

and delivery or getting stuck into a retail role, there’s

something to suit everyone’s skillset. Volunteering

is also perfect for people who work part-time, who

are having a career break or who are in retirement.

If you’re interested in volunteering, call Bev on

01744 766929 or email help@willowbrookhospice.

org.uk


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New Year, New Career

Why not train for a brand new career in 2020? St.

Helens Chamber is encouraging people to make a

fresh start and the first steps into a new job.

A drop-in session for young people considering

an apprenticeship takes place on Monday, January

13 from 2pm-5pm at the Chamber on Salisbury

Street. The session provides all the information

you need on taking the first step onto the career

ladder, providing advice and resources about

apprenticeships in the area.

‘The Apprenticeships team are looking forward to

helping plenty more people take that all-important

first step into the world of work, and would

encourage anyone considering their options to

come along and find out more.’

For more information about St. Helens Chamber

and its events, call 01744 698800 or visit

www.sthelenschamber.com/startingpoint

Regular events and courses also take place

at Clickworks on Hardshaw Street, providing

everything from IT assistance to CV writing advice.

John Westhead, Director of Training Services at

St. Helens Chamber said: ‘We’re proud to have the

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10 things to do

in 2020

With New Year comes the usual wealth of resolutions – most of which inevitably end up broken

when you realise the leftover chocolate from Christmas just won’t eat itself. Sometimes the

best way to stick to those tricky promises is to break the process down into more manageable

chunks: try tackling one of these tasks per month, and you’ll have a productive 2020!

Go vegan 3

Ditch the meat and dairy for a more eco- and

animal-friendly diet by trying veganism, which not

only introduces you to a new way of understanding

and enjoying food, but has multiple health benefits.

A vegan diet can help lower blood pressure, reduce

the risk of diabetes and heart disease, and halve

your greenhouse gas emissions.

Village Vegan Fairs host regular events at

Rainford Village Hall – to find out more, visit

them on Facebook. You can also check out the

Wigan Vegan Community, which provides a

social space for vegans to share food, ideas and

resources. They meet at Beech Hill Bookcycle for

regular vegan-friendly social events, campaign

against animal cruelty and encourage people to

grow their own produce. For more information,

visit www.wiganvegancommunity.org.uk

Vegan North is a cookbook that compiles delicious

vegan recipes with profiles of some of the tastiest

vegan restaurants in the north of England. We have

a copy to give away free on our Facebook page –

don’t forget to give our page a like to stay updated

on future competitions.

Learn a new skill 3

Life has a way of becoming dreary when we’re

confined to the same 9-5 routine. Why not spice

things up a bit by picking up a new hobby or

learning a skill? Pick up a camera for the first time

and get out snapping photos of the local landscape

or wildlife, try a craft class, or learn to code –

whatever you choose, you’ll likely meet new friends

in the process and spark some creativity outside of

the drudgery of daily life.

Joining a club or society is a great way to get

started and meet likeminded people; alternatively,

why not enrol in an adult learning course?

There are some great free courses online too –

www.futurelearn.com is a great place to start.


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Update your CV 3

New job, new you! Feel like you’re stuck in a rut? It

could be time for a career change. It’s important

to keep your CV updated as your current role

responsibilities shift or increase, so you don’t miss

anything out.

Need some advice? Clickworks on Hardshaw

Street offers free digital training and IT

workshops, as well as interview advice and CV

writing assistance. For more info, call 01744

698800.

Join the

National Trust 3

After a winter break for some of its properties, the

National Trust looks forward to reopening its historic

buildings for the spring. With over 300 castles,

mansions and houses scattered across the UK to

discover, becoming a member helps to preserve

and restore these properties for the future. Enjoy a

day out to the nearby Rufford Old Hall, Quarry Bank,

Speke Hall or Gawthorpe Hall to get engaged in

history this year.

Membership costs £72 a year for adults, £36 per

year for 18-25 year olds, or £10 a year for under-

17s. Family and joint memberships are also

available, with lifetime memberships costing

£1,730 per person or £1,295 per senior.

Create a

Garden Getaway3

According to Local Life columnist Angie Barker:

‘Your garden is an opportunity to bring you joy.

Whatever challenges it poses, whether it is small,

an awkward shape, north facing, shaded by trees or

over looked, there is always a design solution which

can turn your outdoor space into a relaxing haven.

Life is hectic and we all need a space where we can

sit and relax, and whether your dream garden is

a pretty cottage garden or a sleek contemporary

outdoor room, with the right plants and the right

approach in terms of design, you can achieve your

dream garden.

‘Think of your garden as another room in your house

and suddenly you open up the possibilities. Even if

you do not consider yourself a gardener, or you have

limited time for maintenance, solutions are there

for you to create an outdoor space in which you will

want to spend time in and which brings you joy.’


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Get walking 3

There’s so much to see around the Lancashire

countryside and further afield – why not get out there

and experience it? Our regular Jack’s Tracks features

are a great place to get started: you’ll find over 60

free walks on our website at www.locallife247.

co.uk/free-stuff/download-jacks-tracks/

Guided walks with the St. Helens Rangers

take place around the most picturesque areas

in the borough – for more information, call

01744 676789 or visit www.sthelens.gov.uk/

environmental-services. The Rangers have

also compiled free trail guides around Billinge,

Bold, Garswood and Rainford, which can be

found online.

Alternatively, why not join the Ramblers? Head to

www.ramblers.org.uk to find your local group.

Join the U3A 3

The University of the Third Age offers retirees and

semi-retirees the opportunity to share and learn

new skills through various groups, meetings and

interesting talks. Whether you’re getting involved

in book groups, sampling a new sport or making

new friends dining out, there’s something for

everyone in the U3A. Examples of U3A groups on

offer include Beginners Languages, Walks, Yoga and

Card Making.

In St. Helens, there are two U3A groups to

choose from: the central St. Helens group and

the Ashton-in-Makerfield & District group. For

more information, visit

www.u3asites.org.uk/st-helens/welcome or

www.ashtoninmakerfieldanddistrictu3a.co.uk

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Make a will 3

No-one likes to think about death, but

making a will is a great way to get some

peace of mind about the future, and

getting it sorted early leaves you free to

concentrate on happier things!

There are a few ways of writing your will:

you can use a solicitor, a will writing service

or write your will yourself. Get started at www.

moneyadviceservice.org.uk

Start upcycling

3

Fed up of the same old tired furniture lying around

your home? Why not try upcycling? The art of

upcycling refers to the process of transforming

used products or furniture into something of value

– people have even turned old oil drums into stylish

chairs, or basketballs into hanging baskets.

Upcycling reduces the need to send items to landfill

and helps reduce your eco-footprint along the way.

Have some old cassette tape boxes? Why not add

a layer of felt or sponge to the bottom and use it

to hold earrings? Old windows can be transformed

into rustic display cabinets, while old mascara

brushes are great at cleaning in nooks and crannies.

For ideas and upcycling help, visit the ReStore

Project on Peckers Hill Road (WA9 3JQ) – they

take pre-loved furniture and upcycle it to sell on,

as well as teaching people DIY skills.

Fundraise

for a charity 3

Whether you’re hosting a bake sale or making a vow

of sponsored silence, there are plenty of fundraising

opportunities out there to help fund vital causes.

Uniting for a common goal is a great way to get

friends and family together too.

National causes like Cancer Research, The

Alzheimer’s Society and the RSPCA always

benefit from your support, but your efforts

will really help local causes like Willowbrook

Hospice or Teardrops Supporting the

Homeless which are supported entirely through

donations.


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TRUSTED Local Tradesperson?

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Saints

Memberships

to be won!

What can we say! The 2019 season has been another

incredible year for the Saints! Back-to-back League

Leaders’ Shields and a seventh Super League title! The

club has broken records with a huge margin at the top

of the league table and have written another page in

their glorious history.

Winning has become a habit for Saints. The club

recorded an unbeaten home season last year and

a return to the old Saints’ domination of Super

League has been a joy to be part of!

Local Life have teamed up with Saints to give away

two memberships worth a total of £686 to one

lucky winner of this month’s competition! That’s

right; you and a friend can play your part in another

exciting chapter at Saints, by joining Kristian Woolf

and the rest of the team as Saints head into an

exciting new season!

Saints kick off the 2020 Betfred Super League

campaign with a repeat of the 2019 Grand Final as

Salford Red Devils visit the Totally Wicked Stadium

on Friday 31 January.

Saints had some memorable encounters with

Salford last season as James Bentley went over for

a last minute try before Lachlan Coote converted

to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat at the

Totally Wicked Stadium, before the Red Vee left Old

Trafford victorious following a win over the Red

Devils in the Super League Grand Final.

You along with a friend can enjoy this match as well

as the fierce clashes with rivals Wigan Warriors on

Good Friday and at the end of July at the Totally

Wicked Stadium as well as the other 12 Super

League home fixtures by entering our competition

to win two Saints Memberships for 2020.


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To enter our competition just visit our website

‘www.locallife247.co.uk’, click on ‘free stuff’ and

then on ‘competitions’.

Then just input your answer to the following

question;

Who do Saints face in the first home Betfred

Super League Fixture of 2020?

The expiry date for the competition is midnight on

Sunday 26th January 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.


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A Rocky Road

By Jess Phillips

Towering spruce trees, unmarred stretches of fresh

snow, the perfect reflection of a mountainside in an

unblemished pool of blue - there’s nowhere else it

could be but Canada. Embark on a journey to the

westernmost part of the country to experience the

stunning mountains that comprise the Canadian

Rockies; listen closely enough and you might just

hear the chugging of a train as it passes through the

landscape.

Whether you’re heading to the striking Lake Louise,

the urban sprawl of Vancouver or the scenic Jasper

National Park, climb aboard to embrace the best of

what Western Canada has to offer.

Begin in Banff National Park, which successfully

fuses the park’s rugged wilderness with a series

of sophisticated hotels, bars and restaurants.

Framed behind a mountainous backdrop, the park

offers plenty of opportunities to get up close and

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bears, mountain goats and bighorn sheep, all while

taking in the picture-perfect scenery. Embark on an

evening wildlife safari, try horseback riding or get

the adrenaline pumping with white water rafting –

whichever activity you choose, Banff National Park

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natural beauty.

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the peaks and glaciers of the Rocky Mountains. The

lake was formed over 10,000 years ago when the

Victoria Glacier melted, which is what lends the lake

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through the peaceful pine forest to

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shopping or picking up gifts

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Get a taste for Canada’s

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THEME: Shakespeare

Find the hidden words in the word search grid

Ajax

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Edmund

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Lydiate Loop

by Chris Pearce

Distance: 5¼ miles Difficulty: Easy

There are a couple of factors we consider when

deciding the location of our Jack’s Tracks walks at

certain times of the year. We picked this particular

walk for our January magazines because it’s fairly

easy underfoot – it’s almost wholly-based around

the gravel beds of an old railway line and on canal

towpaths. And with the lack of daylight hours at this

time of year, it’s important that it can be completed

in good time, and so this 5¼ mile Lydiate Loop ticks

all the boxes for a good winter walk which can be

completed in under 2 hours.

Park up on Hall Lane by Our Lady’s Catholic Church

(L31 4HH) and turn left at the main Southport Road

heading towards Maghull. After 200 yards you’ll see

a gate and footpath sign, so cross over the road and

go through the gate.

Follow the clearly defined path round the edge

of the small wood until you reach a field. Turn left

and follow the path around the perimeter of the

field for approximately 1/3 mile until you arrive at a

single-track road (Acres Lane). Turn left and, almost

immediately, you’ll see a concrete track on your

right with a steel gate. Hop over the stile on the left

of the gate.

Follow the track to the left-hand side of a copse until

you reach the Cheshire Lines, then take a left turn

down the path, which used to be an old train line.

The Southport & Cheshire Lines Extension Railway

was used to transport passengers and freight from

the Liverpool area up to the disused Southport Lord

Street station between 1884 and 1952.

550 yards further down the Cheshire Lines path,

you’ll arrive at an opening at the junction with Carr

Lane (this was the actual site of the old Lydiate

Railway Station). Carry on in the same direction for


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Southport Road

For those with the OS Maps

app on your desktop, mobile

or tablet, this walk is named:

JT-Lydiate-Loop

Hall Lane

Jackson’s Bridge

Farm

Acres Lane

Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Gore House

Farm

Lydiate

Bells Lane

Maghull Brook

St John Bosco

school

Green Lane

Maghull

Please ensure you wear appropriate clothing and footwear whilst walking. Whilst every care has been taken to ensure

that the walk is accurate, neither the publisher or its editorial contributors can accept, and hereby disclaim, any liability

to any party to loss or damage caused by errors or omissions resulting from negligence, accident or other cause.


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the towpath in the

same direction as

previously.

Exit the towpath at

Bridge 19 and turn

left, crossing the

canal over Hall Lane

Bridge and follow

Hall Lane in the same

direction, passing through

rural Lydiate for ¾ mile until

you arrive back at Our Lady’s

Church.

approximately

one mile, taking in the views

of Liverpool in the distance, until you arrive at

Maghull Brook. Turn left here and follow the track

past the farm to a dog-leg bend on Green Lane.

Turn left and follow this narrow road for just over

600 yards until you reach St John Bosco school. Take

a left down the footpath opposite the school (you

may have to navigate the mud here), and follow the

path in the same direction until you reach Maghull

Brook. Cross the brighe and then take an immediate

right and go around the edge of the field until you

reach Bells Lane.

If you’re looking for a few interesting diversions,

all within striking distance of the walk’s start/finish

point, you can visit the remains of St Catherine’s

Chapel (see picture) on Southport Road, or you

can visit Lydiate Hall Farm, where you can visit the

remains of Lydiate Hall and also the farm shop and

cafe.

Turn right and follow the road to the Running Horse

pub and, before the bridge, turn left down the

towpath alongside the canal. Follow the towpath

for almost ¾ mile to Bridge 17a (Lollies Bridge)

where you’ll need to come off the towpath, cross

the bridge and descend to the better maintained

towpath on the other side of the canal – following


Health & Fitness

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How to beat

type 2 diabetes

When his diabetes doctor suggested he should share

how he put his diabetes into remission, John Spring

went one better, he wrote a humorous book about it.

I’ve now been in remission from type 2 diabetes

(T2D) for eight years, so I guess I must be doing

something right. Being in remission means that T2D

isn’t damaging me anymore. The newly diagnosed

will have been made well aware of the longer-term

havoc it can do to their bodies. Unless, when they

were told, they put their fingers in their ears and

started humming, “La, la, la, I’m not listening”. Which

is exactly what I did for several years.

5% of the UK’s adult population have been diagnosed

with T2D, and another 1.3% don’t know they have

it yet. By the year 2035, 10% of us will be type 2

diabetic. That might make the recently diagnosed

feel a little better, as there is some safety in numbers,

but the NHS isn’t too keen on the prospect.

New patients may not be feeling any immediate

effects of T2D, so it becomes easy to be complacent.

You can liken it to a mild acid flowing around your

body, slowly eating away at your nerves, your

organs and your eyes. It is the end of this slow

production line of diabetic damage that the NHS is

now contending with.

I’d read about rapid weight loss having a high

success rate in putting T2D into remission and

the NHS is now trialling liquid-based diets of 800

calories per day. There’s also bariatric surgery, but

it isn’t infallible as a patient’s bad eating habits can

find ways around it. Likewise, you probably don’t

want to survive on liquids for the rest of your life,

especially if they don’t contain alcohol.

I devised my own practical regime for losing weight

fast. The most positive benefit of this workable

approach was that I learned how to avoid temptation

by becoming the master of my own food. I also

learned how to fit exercise into my busy life. These

are the lessons that have kept me in remission.

I started by identifying the heavy hitters in my diet.

I then developed workarounds to drastically reduce

my consumption of those. I also pre-prepared my

own breakfast and lunch, thus avoiding the calorific

temptations lurking in coffee shops and lunchtime

sandwich bars. My home cooked dinners featured

healthier ingredients and I soon realised that there

really is no such thing as a low-calorie takeaway.

I discovered convenient exercise by walking set

routes every day and I built up to being the world’s

most unlikely runner. After four months I had lost

four stone and my blood sugar came down from

60 mmol to 42mmol (48 mmol is the diabetic

threshold). I’d also equipped myself with the

knowledge of how to maintain that weight loss.

The low-calorie liquids or the surgeon’s knife may

well kick T2D into remission, but they’re arduous

procedures to undertake. Staying in remission is

also hard work, but that has been made easier for

me by using a new lifestyle to beat this lifestyle

related disease.

‘How I Beat Type 2 Diabetes’ by John Spring is available

on Amazon. £7.99.


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Realistic Resolutions

this New Year

New Year resolutions sound like a great idea; a fresh

year and a fresh start seem to fit together, and even

if we’re determined not to make any, other people

can sometimes inspire us – or shame us – into

making our own.

But if resolutions are such a good idea, why do they

fail so often?

At New Year, festive goodwill and New Year

enthusiasm can give us a rosier view of life, tricking

us into making a multitude of overly ambitious

resolutions.

More Exercise

Your Unrealistic Resolution: I’ll go to Pilates every

week, walk at least two miles every weekend and

do my dance DVD every Tuesday!

You haven’t managed to do any of these things

every week this year - so it’s unlikely you’ll achieve

all of them, every week this year. Be honest about

why you don’t do them. The activities you’ll find the

motivation or time for are those you can fit in most

easily and enjoy the most.

Less Alcohol

Your Unrealistic Resolution: “I’ll give it up entirely!”

“I won’t drink at home/when I’m out/on weekdays/

until Easter!” If you rarely drink, you’ll find sticking

to such drastic resolutions easy. But if you rarely

drink, you’re probably not making alcohol-based

resolutions...

Recent research shows that even low alcohol intake

(well under the recommended limits of 2-3 units

daily and 14 units per week) increases your risk of

many serious conditions, including dementia and

some cancers, so cutting back is well worth doing.

But going teetotal or drastically reducing your

intake may be hard if you’re a regular drinker.

A Better Resolution: Think about when and where

you drink alcohol, and plan to reduce your intake

gradually. Here are a few strategies to try:

• If you usually have 4 drinks on a night out, replace

drink 3 with a large soft drink; it may last you the

rest of the evening, halving your alcohol intake.

A Better Resolution: I’ll do an hour’s

exercise each week.

Perhaps you most enjoy a walk, but

bad weather puts you off? Plan to

walk every weekend, but commit

to doing your exercise DVD instead

if the weather’s awful. Or plan to

fit in the exercise DVD weekly;

anything else is a bonus. While

it’s not the NHS recommended

amount of exercise, it’s some, and

it’s consistent. You can increase it

later.


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• Find other ways to relax if you always have a drink

on your return from work, and try to make it a

Friday-only treat (or reduce your measure). Feeling

you ‘need’ a drink is a warning sign – a first step on a

potentially dangerous path.

• Swap some alcoholic drinks for low alcohol or nonalcoholic

alternatives. They’ve come a long way and

there’s now a large range.

No Smoking

Your Unrealistic Resolution: “I smoke 30 a day, but

I’m giving up forever at midnight, December 31st!”

It’s probably quicker to list conditions not

aggravated or caused by smoking than to list

those that are - and it can be hard to accept you’re

addicted to nicotine. But in reality, when you crave

a cigarette to ‘calm your nerves’ that twitchiness you

feel is a symptom of withdrawal, which can come

on very quickly with nicotine.

This can make smoking a hard habit to kick,

particularly if you’re a moderate or heavy smoker –

and while a few people do succeed in going ‘cold

turkey’, the most reliable and angst-free way is to

reduce your nicotine intake gradually.

A Better Resolution: Pick or combine the cut-back

strategies below to suit you, and if one doesn’t

work, try another.

• Buy nicotine replacement products - experiment

and see what works best for you. Some are

particularly suitable for heavy smokers.

• If you don’t already, make yourself smoke outside.

It takes more effort and prevents toxins from your

cigarette lingering in the air (second-hand smoke)

and settling on surfaces, where they are re-released

(third-hand smoke), so you’ll be improving the

health of housemates and visitors too.

• Swap to e-cigarettes or vaporisers; you’ll be

inhaling nicotine, but not cigarette toxins such as

cyanide and arsenic.

• Smoke to a timed schedule and gradually increase

the time between cigarettes. Even if you smoke 25 a

day and only drop one daily cigarette per fortnight,

you’ll still be a non-smoker in under a year.


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Make Veganism Easy

Thinking of a whole month without meat and dairy

can be daunting for someone who’s never sampled

a vegan diet before, but it can be surprisingly easy

to adapt into your lifestyle if you make a few simple

switches. Get Veganuary ready with these tips:

Eat indulgent

People often choose to go vegan for health reasons,

but that doesn’t mean you can’t indulge once in a

while. Top off a meal with a vegan chocolate dessert,

or head to a restaurant to sample a more indulgent

vegan meal you haven’t had to cook yourself. Down

The Hatch in Liverpool is a ‘junk food bunker’ and

a great place to start, with plenty of gluten-free

options and a wealth of fruity cocktails.

Use meat substitutes

Tofu isn’t the only protein-rich substitute for meat

on the market. Quorn offer a vast range of vegan

products which don’t use egg, including fishless

fillets, burgers, vegan sausages and spicy vegan

escalopes. Wheat-based seitan has a meaty texture

when cooked, making it perfect for inside a burger.

Enjoy healthy snacks

If you’re feeling a touch hungrier from the switch

in your diet, don’t automatically reach for the Dairy

Milk. Vegan snacks like salted edamame, trail mix,

hummus, fruit smoothies or fruit and nut bars are

a tasty, nutritious alternative and will have you

feeling full in no time.

Use simple recipes

No need to overcomplicate things in the kitchen -

start off with something simple like vegan chilli or

brownies. The BBC Good Food website is a good

place to begin - visit www.bbcgoodfood.com/

recipes/collection/easy-vegan

Add to your diet first

It’s important to start adjusting your body to a vegan

diet before you subtract anything from it. If you’re

planning on a long-term transition to veganism,

incorporate more grain, beans, vegetables and tofu

into your daily meals before you cut the meat and

dairy out. You can also gradually switch out milk for

almond or soy to find out which kind you prefer.

Win: Vegan North!

Celebrate Veganuary with Vegan North: a collection

of the best vegan businesses and restaurants up

north, along with the tastiest vegan recipes and

cooking tips.

competitions on our social media all year round, so

give the page a like to stay updated!

The book by Katie Fisher proves that the north of

England has just as much to offer vegans as the

rest of the world, with tasty accompaniments and

relishes from local companies.

Better yet, you can win a copy of the book on our

Facebook page this month!

Visit Local Life Magazines (locallifemagazine247) on

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giants in this hilarious family pantomime. Tickets

£10-£12 on 01942 242561.

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Crank Caverns Talk

Tuesday, January 14, 6pm

Hear some stories about the mysteries surrounding

Crank Caverns – and work out if any of them are

true! Tickets £2.50 from the venue, hotpot supper

available.

Momo’s, Westfield Street, St. Helens, WA10 1QJ

Pirates the Panto

Thursday, January 16 – Sunday, January 19, 7pm

(2pm weekend matinees)

A whole host of fairytale characters unite on the

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on 07948 908693 or rainhillmtc@hotmail.com

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Northern Soul Night

Friday, January 17, 7:30pm

Enjoy a night of fabulous Northern Soul and

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07974 306180.

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Pink Floyd Experience

Friday, January 17, 7:30pm

A concert experience recreating the atmosphere of

an authentic Pink Floyd live performance. Tickets

£25 on 01744 756000.

Theatre Royal, Corporation St, St. Helens, WA10 1LQ

Liverpool Legends

Friday, January 17, 7:30pm

Iconic players Phil Thompson, Danny Murphy and

Bruce Grobbelaar discuss the games, dressing

room stories, managers, fall-outs and more. Tickets

£27.50 on 0844 871 3017.

Liverpool Empire, Lime St, Liverpool, L1 1JE

Wellbeing Fair

Saturday, January 18, 11am-5pm

Try a wide range of holistic treatments and

complimentary therapies, and take some time to

pamper yourself! Entry £2, kids go free.

Rainford Village Hall, Church Rd, Rainford, WA11

8HB

Wedding Show

Saturday, Jan 18 - Sunday, Jan 19, 12pm-5pm

Enjoy a weekend of shopping at the North West

Wedding Show with over 150 stalls, catwalk shows

and more. Tickets £10, VIP £20 in advance at www.

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Liverpool, L3 4FP


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Photography Workshop

Sunday, January 19, 2pm

Learn essential camera skills in the picturesque

setting of Speke Hall’s grounds and gardens - and

get off Auto mode! Tickets £85, bookable on 07845

852948.

Speke Hall, The Walk, Speke, L24 1XD

Tree Planting

Sunday, January 19, 2pm

Help the Clinkham Wood & Moss Bank Gala group

with tree planting and seed bombing in the woods!

Tools and gloves provided, meet on the Green

opposite Moss Bank Mission.

Moss Bank Rd, St. Helens, WA11 7DF

Dance to the Music

Tuesday, January 21, 7:30pm

A glorious dance show featuring X Factor’s Jake

Quickenden and Strictly Come Dancing star Kristina

Rihanoff. TIckets from £28 on 01744 756000.

Theatre Royal, Corporation St, St. Helens, WA10 1LQ

Showaddywaddy

Friday, January 31, 7:30pm

A night of music from the ‘greatest rock n’ roll band

in the world’! Tickets £22 on 01744 756000.

Theatre Royal, Corporation St, St. Helens, WA10 1LQ

Boogie Bingo

Saturday, February 1, 7pm

Help fundraise for Wigan Youth Zone with a

hilarious night of boogie bingo. There are plenty of

prizes to be won; tickets £25 including light bites,

bookable on Eventbrite or 01942 774000.

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Slave Trade Talk

Tuesday, February 11, 6pm-8pm

Learn about the history of the slave trade and how

the people of St. Helens were involved – were they

complicit or oblivious? Tickets £3 from the venue

after January 14th.

Momo’s, Westfield Street, St. Helens, WA10 1QJ

Jersey Boys Live

Saturday, February 15, 7:30pm

Internationally acclaimed Jersey Boys tribute act is

heading to St. Helens! You’ll be rock n’ rolled through

the ages. Tickets £24.95 including a delicious

3-course meal, bookable on 01744 453444.

St. Helens Hotel, Linkway West, WA10 1NG

Rhododendron Bashing

Sunday, February 16, 2pm

Get stuck in with placing bird feeders out in nature

and assist with rhododendron bashing to help the

local environment! Tools and gloves provided, meet

on the green opposite the Mission.

Moss Bank Road, St. Helens, WA11 7DF

The Spine

Thursday, February 20, 7:30pm-9pm

A new play about goals, brotherhood and the

football academy system – Kyle, Liam and Hakeem

are reaching for the same contract into the premier

league, but racism and toxic masculinity take their

toll. Tickets bookable at the library.

Prescot Library, Aspinal Street, Prescot, L34 5GA

Chairman’s Quiz

Friday, February 21, 7:30pm-11:30pm

Revise for the annual quiz with groups of 6 and

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or clerk@rainfordparishcouncil.com

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58 Motoring

Suzuki Swift Attitude

by Tim Barnes-Clay

Suzuki’s Swift is a good seller for the Japanese

automaker. And now it hopes the latest Swift Attitude

will boost sales even higher.

The special edition model is anticipated to account

for up to 40 per cent of all Suzuki Swift sales in Britain

during 2019 and beyond.

The £14,599 Attitude is centred around the mid-spec

SZ-T grade but includes a slightly sportier body kit, a

new spoiler, a mesh grille and 16-inch alloys.

However, where the standard Swift SZ-T trim houses

a 1.0-litre turbo petrol unit, poke in the Attitude come

from a non-turbocharged 1.2 Dualjet powerplant.

This has been harvested from the basic SZ-3, driving

the wheels via a five-speed manual transmission.

The Attitude’s engine may sound a bit lame in

comparison with a turbo assisted one, but it’s still

a fun, nimble hatch to drive. This is because the car

only weighs 980kg and has a short wheelbase.

The Swift Attitude is forgiving, too. You can chuck the

little tyke into corners at the last second without any

worry that the Suzuki might have a tantrum. Indeed,

the car almost enjoys being driven hard.

Of course, the Attitude is not a hot-hatch, but it’s a

seriously engaging supermini – if burning along

Fast Facts

• Max speed: 111 mph

• 0-62 mph: 11.9 seconds

• Combined MPG: 51.4 mpg

• Engine layout: 1242cc 4-cylinder petrol

• Max. power (PS): 90

• CO2: 124 g/km

• Price: £14,599

Pros’ n’ Cons

• Handling √

• Ride √

• Room √

Straight-line performance X


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to 62mph time of 11.9 seconds isn’t going to mean

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The Swift isn’t unacceptably underpowered, though

- its light weight helps with this; you just need to stir

the gears hard and keep your right foot down to feel

the speed. The car is also economical, returning over

50mpg on an average run.

When it comes to ride quality, you’ll find the Swift

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60 Gardening

Bring your winter garden to life with

fragrance

by Angie Barker

The garden can

seem a pretty dull

and lifeless space

at this time of year.

The outline of bare

stems of trees and

shrubs and lawns

either waterlogged

or frozen, do

nothing to lift our

spirits and take

our minds off that

impending credit

card bill.

photo: Magnus Manske

There is a way to

bring life and a little cheer into your garden and that

is with winter flowering shrubs. And shrubs which

are also scented really do lift the spirits at this time

of year. Here are a few of my favourites, and are all

best planted near a path or doorway where you can

appreciate their sweet perfume:

Sarcococca confusa – a relatively small shrub with

tiny white flowers but what it lacks in size it makes

up for with the most amazing scent. Planted near a

shady front door it will bring a smile to yours – and

your postman’s – face.

Daphnes are brilliant for providing winter flowers

which are scented. Two of the best are Daphne

odora ‘Aureo-marginata’ and Daphne bholua

‘Jacqueline Postill’. The former won’t get much

taller than a metre and is evergreen so apart from

the lovely scent and pretty pink flowers, it is a very

useful shrub in a border. They prefer a sunny spot.

Mahonia x media. These are large shrubs and

can reach 4m in height. ‘Charity’ is gorgeous with

attractive yellow scented flowers that sit beside

leaves which look a little like Holly. Evergreen, it will

bring year round structure to your garden.

Hamamelis x intermedia is a large (up to 4m)

deciduous shrub with scented spider like flowers.

‘Aurora’ is one of the most fragrant with pretty little

flowers which are yellow and red at the base.

So if you think your garden lacks interest at this time

of year, start planning now for next winter and take

a trip to the garden centre. Bypass the sale of left

over Christmas decorations and head outside for the

plants.

As for Hubby, well he is busy planning too. He wants

to know when is the best time to open that bottle of

sherry left over from Christmas!

Happy New Years gardening everyone.


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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

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Equipment Servicing & Sharpening

Pick-up & delivery service

Moss View, Nipe Lane, Nr Skelmersdale, WN8 9PY

01695 722999 & 07918 618126/7

Monday-Friday 8am-5pm, Saturday 9am-2pm

www.mowermen.co.uk

Professional Lawn Treatment

& Garden Maintenance

~ Est. 2001 ~

01744 893 477 or 07950 651 956

GreenhillsLC@gmail.com

BILLINGE BASED

Over 60 walks

FREE to download at locallife247.co.uk


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JTH Landscaping

All aspects of Landscaping

& Tree work undertaken

Quality work & reliability

at competitive prices

• Landscape design & implementation

• Tree felling, tree pruning

• Japanese knotweed control

• One off garden tidy

• 24 hour emergency tree call out

Call Thomas today for a free quote:

07923 035300 or 01744 895570

email: jthlandscaping@icloud.com

Ashfield Farm, 43, Garswood Road, Billinge

Want to promote your

company in Local Life?

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GDR Driveways

• Flagging • Block paving

• Indian Stone

www.gdrdriveways.com

Call Gareth for a FREE quotation

01942 217 113 | 07715 177 754

A

Low Maintenance Garden Makeovers

We’ll design & create your new

low-maintenance garden

Our wide range of artificial grass types

are all guaranteed for 10 years

LANDSCAPE & DRIVEWAY SPECIALISTS

LANDSCAPING

• Block Paving

• Indian Stone

• Turfing & Artificial Grass

• Driveways & Patios

• Fencing & Decking

• Jet Washing

• Gravelling

TREE SPECIALISTS

• Pruning & Shaping

• Felling & Topping

Stump Grinding

All aspects of tree work

undertaken

NO JOB TOO LARGE OR TOO SMALL

Call us today for a free, no obligation, quote;

JOHN: 07879 024 070

OFFICE: 01925 271108

Email: fourseasons.treespecialists@gmail.com

10 YEAR

GUARANTEE

Call Andy today for more details

01744 882 244 ~ 07941 602 539

Rainford-based

Check out our projects on www.turfcouk.co.uk

OAP

Discounts

20%

OFF

ALL

WINTER

BOOKINGS


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

TwinLakesMotorEngin ers

Wind Turbines

Heat Pumps

LED Lighting

.and general

Energy Savings

and we’ l 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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Garden Make-Overs

Before

After

•Landscaping

•Driveways

•Decking

•Design

Call for free estimate

Colin 07958 302 166

Brian 07760 160 988

Wilson Brothers

01695 633173

Wilson Brothers

www.wilson-bros.co.uk

WE WON’T BE BEATEN ON QUALITY OR PRICE

• Landscaping

• Driveways & Patios

• Block Paving

• Indian Stone

Tree Work

• Shaping & Pruning

• Felling & Topping

• Fencing & Decking

• Turfing & Artificial

Grass

UP TO 25% DISCOUNT

Call Al today for a free quote or advice

OFFICE

01942 396 818

MOBILE

07796 494 463

• Garden Walls • Patios • Fencing

• Driveways • Garden Maintenance

Fully Insured

Call Michael now for a free quote

01695 363859 or 07977 534387

a1brickworkandgardens.co.uk

Design & Print

Flyers, postcards, brochures

and distribution service.

For more information call

01744 649 722

LocalLife

Gel

Nails

norma ly £20

now £15

Lashes

Spray Tan

Sunbeds

Acrylic & Gel Nails

Natalies @ Studio 84

84 Rainford Road, Bi linge WN5 7PG

Telephone: 07814 619 400

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10AM - 7PM, Saturday 10AM - 6PM

Closed Thursday & Sunday

Mo sy Lea Road

T

Y

R

E

S

Solar Thermal

& Solar PV

Book

your FREE

home survey

CAR & VAN SERVICING

FREE

Car Health Check

.and motorcycles too

for all residents of Croston and Bretherton

Keep me until you need me!

Book your FREE Car Health Check

Ca l now on

01772 603923

REPAIR & WELDING

Saving money is

the clear benefit!

Slash your electricity and

water heating bi l

Protect your household from

future energy price rises

Reduce your household’s

E

X

H

A

U

S

T

S

impact on the environment

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0843 224 9555

07595 420237

AABRON

LANDSCAPING

SERVICES

• Raised Beds • Artificial Grass

• Lawns Re-Turfed • Driveways & Patios

• Fencing, Flagging & Block Paving

• Gardens Designed & Constructed

Free fixed-price quotations provided

All genuine like-for-like

quotes beaten!

01744 606 080 / 07780 801 341

51 Sandringham Drive, WA9 3TQ

www.aabronlandscaping.co.uk


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Safe

Not Sorry

Anyone who’s ever been cheated by a cowboy

tradesperson knows the impact it can have on your

life and home. Trust doesn’t come easily if you’ve

been duped once, knowing it can happen again.

That’s where St. Helens Council’s Trader Register

comes in. Businesses who sign up to the scheme

agree to abide by a code of conduct set out by

the Trading Standards team at St. Helens Council,

ensuring good business practice and compliance

with relevant legislation. Signing up to be part of

the register reassures clients and potential clients

that they can expect reliable, trustworthy service

when they book a job with a selected trader.

The database of tradespeople mainly covers all

aspects of home improvement and repair work,

including building, external property repairs,

gardening, decorating and home security, along

with trades relating to disabled assistance and

adaptations. One resident commented: ‘The Trader

Register is a brilliant platform that allows us to

retrieve information about trusted traders based in

our local area. It is reassuring that all traders have

been through an application process with reference

from previous customers.’

If you’re a consumer looking for someone to carry out

work, simply:

1. Visit www.sthelens.gov.uk/traderregister

2. Enter your postcode and specify the type of

trader you’re looking for

3. Select the right trader for you based on their

profile page, star ratings and reviews.


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A note for tradespeople

Joining the scheme requires you to have a minimum of

£2million Public Liability, £5million Employer Liability

(if applicable) and at least 6 customer contact details

for references, 3 of which must be returned. Proof of

membership to organisations like Gas Safe or NICEIC

must be provided if the business claims to be registered

members.

An annual membership fee of £97.19 (VAT included)

applies, plus an administration fee of £38.58 for traders

new to the scheme.

For more information about St. Helens Council’s Trader

Register, or to sign up, visit

www.sthelens.gov.uk/traderregister

to fill in an online application form

or call 01744 676304.

Here are some trades covered by the Trader Register:

• Builders

• Painter/Decorators

• Plumbers

• Tilers

• Locksmiths

• Tree Surgeons

• Joiners

• Roofers

• Gardeners

• Electricians

• Used car sales

• Central heating services

• Double glazing installation

• Carpet Fitters

• Disabled Aids

• Plasterers

For more information about

St. Helens Council’s Trader Register visit

www.sthelens.gov.uk/traderregister


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Home Services

www.bodtree.co.uk

COMPUTER PROBLEMS?

Broadband broken, computer slow

printer packed up, virus/spyware or

your keyboards gone kaput

Bodtree Systems fix all types of PC problems

in the comfort of your own home

Call Catherine Now 07540 222787

No Call Out Charges • Local Company • PC Experts

Tel: 01744 778381 - 01942 418763 - Mobile - 07540 222787

Want to promote your

company in Local Life?

Call Sally: 01744 649 722

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LocalLife

H. TEBB & SON

French Polishers

& Upholsterers

of Distinction

• Domestic and

commercial work

welcome

• Free Pick Up and

Delivery

• Established in St.

Helens since 1946

• Free estimates

Fires & Stoves Swept

Certificates Issued

HETAS Approved Sweep

Professional & Reliable

01744 23074

91 Shaw Street, St Helens, WA10 1EN

www.htebb.co.uk

Want your business to grow?

Advertising packages start from £35 + VAT a month.

For more information call 01744 649 722

LocalLife


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

TwinLakesMotorEngin ers

Wind Turbines

Heat Pumps

LED Lighting

.and general

Energy Savings

and we’ l 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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St Helens’ premier

domestic

cleaning service

Cleaning in the

St Helens area

for 10+ years

We only use reliable, vetted staff

• £11.95 per hour - minimum 2 hrs

• Same cleaner each visit

• All domestic duties provided

Call or email Joanne 01744 649091

joanne@acleanbreak.co.uk / www.acleanbreak.co.uk

UPVC CLEANING

• Windows, Fascias, Gutters etc.

CONSERVATORIES

• Exterior & Interior (Cleaning)

POWER WASHING

• Driveways & Patios etc.

ROOF CLEANING

• Moss Removal & Bio-Treatment

• Softwashing / Low Pressure

SPECIAL OFFER - 20% OFF

ALL CLEANING PACKAGES

Call Clint for a free no obligation quote.

01744 470 051 or 07834 241 642

www.justcleanpropertycare.co.uk

10% OFF

EVERYTHING

until 29th Feb

Happy New Year to all our customers!

T: 01942 409401

M: 07881 816839

• Professional Carpet - Rug - Upholstery Cleaning

• Leather Cleaning & Restoration

• FREE Pre-Inspection Visit & Quotation

helen@carrolls-cleaning.co.uk

Design & Print

Flyers, postcards, brochures

and distribution service.

For more information call

01744 649 722

LocalLife

Gel

Nails

norma ly £20

now £15

Lashes

Spray Tan

Sunbeds

Acrylic & Gel Nails

Natalies @ Studio 84

84 Rainford Road, Bi linge WN5 7PG

Telephone: 07814 619 400

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10AM - 7PM, Saturday 10AM - 6PM

Closed Thursday & Sunday

Mo sy Lea Road

T

Y

R

E

S

Solar Thermal

& Solar PV

Book

your FREE

home survey

CAR & VAN SERVICING

..and motorcycles too

FREE

Car Health Check

for a l residents of Croston and Bretherton

Keep me until you need me!

Book your FREE Car Health Check

Ca l now on

01772 603923

REPAIR & WELDING

Saving money is

the clear benefit!

Slash your electricity and

water heating bill

Protect your household from

future energy price rises

Reduce your household’s

E

X

H

A

U

S

T

S

impact on the environment

Ca l us now

0843 224 9555

07595 420237

Providing professional carpet &

upholstery cleaning since 1993

Carpets Upholstery Curtains

Leather Oriental Rugs Hard Floors

For more information call:

01942 470 081

Visit our website and check out the testimonials.

www.alliancechemdry.co.uk


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

TwinLakesMotorEngin ers

Wind Turbines

Heat Pumps

LED Lighting

...and general

Energy Savings

and we’ l 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 Street Business Park

o f Miry Lane,

Wigan.

WN6 7TP

or

Email: info@docsolarelectrical.co.uk

Website: www.docsolarelectrical.co.uk

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Keeping your home and family safe

• CCTV – Tailored high-quality CCTV solutions for your home

and/or business

• Alarms - Hard wired & wire-free systems security solutions

• Full installation, repairs & maintenance.

The only St Helens company

to reach NSI Gold standard

Call us today for a free, no obligation, security survey.

Established 1984

W.Hurst & Son Ltd

ELECTRIC CONTRACTOR

www.whurstandson.co.uk

• All types of electrical work

• 35+ years experience

• No job too small

• Friendly and reliable

All electrical work

undertaken from full

re-wires to alarms/CCTV.

www.hjselectricalservices.co.uk

For a free quote

& advice call Jeff

01695 622 191

07850 622 191

No job too small.

No call out charge

– guaranteed.

30 years experience.

Call Steve on

07809 427 508

Unit D, Moss Park, Dairy Farm Road, Rainford, WA11 7JR

01744 607080

enquiries@best-security.co.uk

www.best-security.co.uk

Rainford Electrical

Electrical Installations & Repairs Est.1975

All aspects of domestic work undertaken

Lights, Sockets, Fuseboards etc

Electric Oven & Shower Repairs

P.A.T. Testing & Inspection

Small jobs a speciality

Call Alan Leigh on

01744 883883 or 07884 496434

Design & Print

Flyers, postcards, brochures

and distribution service.

For more information call

01744 649 722

LocalLife

Gel

Nails

norma ly £20

now £15

Lashes

Spray Tan

Sunbeds

Acrylic & Gel Nails

Natalies @ Studio 84

84 Rainford Road, Bi linge WN5 7PG

Telephone: 07814 619 400

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10AM - 7PM, Saturday 10AM - 6PM

Closed Thursday & Sunday

Mossy Lea Road

T

Y

R

E

S

Solar Thermal

& Solar PV

Book

your FREE

home survey

CAR & VAN SERVICING

FREE

Car Health Check

.and motorcycles too

for a l residents of Croston and Bretherton

Book your FREE Car Health Check

Ca l now on

Keep me until you need me!

01772 603923

REPAIR & WELDING

Saving money is

the clear benefit!

Slash your electricity and

water heating bi l

Protect your household from

future energy price rises

Reduce your household’s

impact on the environment

E

X

H

A

U

S

T

S

Ca l us now

0843 224 9555

07595 420237

A.J.Davies Est.1991

Painter & Decorator

Paper Hanging a Speciality

Friendly & Very Reliable Service

Both Domestic & Commercial

Trading for over 26 years

Call Adam on 01744 755 005

e-mail ajdaviesdecorator@hotmail.co.uk


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KEYS LOCKS SAFES

• Repairs & Upgrades

on all locks, including UPVC

• Safes supplied & installed

• Key cutting service

• Emergency call outs welcomed

• All work guaranteed

Call your local lock expert for a free quote

Call us now on

01744 732 256

Established 1970

Visit our showroom: 2, Lingholme Road, St Helens, WA10 2NS

GARAGE DOOR

REPAIRS

ALL GARAGE DOORS REPAIRED :

Springs, Cables, Locks, Rollers etc.

Doors of all ages repaired

01744 894939 / 07891 330214 NO FIX, NO CHARGE!

www.garagedoorandlock.co.uk

Strawberry Cottage, Pimbo Road, Kings Moss WN8 9QL

CALL PAUL

LOCKSMITHS

ESTABLISHED 2000

• UPVC & WOODEN DOOR SPECIALIST

• Emergency Door Opening

• UPVC Door Lock Repairs

• UPVC Door Lock Changes

• UPVC Door Lock Upgrades

• Wood Door Lock Changes

• All Work Guaranteed

A Registered Insured NCFE Certified Company

Call Paul for a

Fast, Reliable, Professional Service

Do you have

Failed Double

Glazing Units?

Don’t pay £££’s to replace the frame,

we’ll replace the glass panes.

We also replace; Window locks,

Door locks, Hinges & Handles.

...and we do conservatory repairs.

Call us now for a free quotation on

01744 810 000

www.northwestwindowrepairs.co.uk

TELEPHONE

01744 526 589

MOBILE

07932 718 362

WWW.CALLPAULLOCKSMITH.CO.UK

Want to promote your

company in Local Life?

Call Sally: 01744 649 722

locallife247.co.uk

LocalLife


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

A5209

B5250

Open:

Dennis Goulding

J27

Shevington

A49

Standish

Unit 16, Ainscough Business Park, Mossy Lea Road,

Wrightington, WN6 9RS

(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

TwinLakesMotorEngin ers

Wind Turbines

Heat Pumps

LED Lighting

...and general

Energy Savings

and we’ l 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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PLC MAINTENANCE

MULTISKILLED HANDYMAN

Roofing & Roofline- repairs and replacement

Decorating, Building, Gates supplied & fitted

Plastering, Gardening

For all your home improvements - No job too small

07847 394040 ~ 01744 606938

ALPINE LTD

Roofing & Building Services

OAP

DISCOUNTS

01744 602931 or 07756 274503

7 Albany Avenue, Eccleston Park, L34 2QN

SERVING

CHORLEY, WEST

LANCASHIRE &

WIGAN

Your local roofing company

from repairs to re-roofs,

fascia’s, soffits & gutters.

• Flat roof specialists

• Damp proof specialists

• Quality workmanship

• Affordable pricing

• Quick response to all repairs

FULLY INSURED

Tel: 01744 776880

Mob: 07730 351523

www.alpineroofingandbuildingltd.co.uk

Damp Control

State of the art diagnostic equipment

used to provide a comprehensive

assessment of your damp issues.

Free quote and advice provided

for any remedial works needed.

For a reliable, friendly

service call Matthew on

07840 096 233

Matthew Rigby

Property Services

Damp Control Specialists

Design & Print

Flyers, postcards, brochures

and distribution service.

For more information call

01744 649 722

LocalLife

Convert your bath to a

Walk-In Shower

AJC

WALK IN SHOWERS

Gel

Nails

norma ly £20

now £15

Lashes

Spray Tan

Sunbeds

Acrylic & Gel Nails

Natalies @ Studio 84

84 Rainford Road, Bi linge WN5 7PG

Telephone: 07814 619 400

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10AM - 7PM, Saturday 10AM - 6PM

Closed Thursday & Sunday

Typical price

£1800

Fully guaranteed

One day installation

No mess - no fuss

Easy to clean & maintain

Call Anthony on

07919 876 825

Workshop address:

Bulldog Tools Ind. Est.

Darlington Street East

Wigan

WN1 3BT

We also fit full bathrooms!

Mo sy Lea Road

T

Y

R

E

S

Solar Thermal

& Solar PV

Book

your FREE

home survey

CAR & VAN SERVICING

FREE

Car Health Check

.and motorcycles too

for a l residents of Croston and Bretherton

Keep me until you need me!

Book your FREE Car Health Check

Ca l now on

01772 603923

REPAIR & WELDING

Saving money is

the clear benefit!

Slash your electricity and

water heating bill

Protect your household from

future energy price rises

E

X

H

A

U

Reduce your household’s

impact on the environment

Ca l us now

0843 224 9555

07595 420237

S

T

S


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Facias, soffits, cladding,

dry verge and gutters - call us now

for all your roofline requirements!

We specialise in seamless aluminium gutters.

Clean, stylish and guaranteed for 25 years!

01942 735 515 / 07917 352 182 / 07917 352 183

www.orrellroofline.co.uk

• WILSON BROS •

Est. 1985

Roofing & Roofline Specialists

• All aspects of maintenance & repair

• Fascia & soffit installation

• Guttering and felting services

Call us now for a free estimate

01695 633173

Colin: 07958 302 166

Brian: 07760 160 988

www.wilson-bros.co.uk

Our Focus Is

Quality & Price

LOCAL FAMILY

FIRM

All aspects

of Building &

Roofing UPVC

Rooflines

References Available

From a Loose

Slate to a

Complete

Construction

Extensions &

Alterations Specialists

Call us on... 01744 600074

Mobile: 07867 592460

13 Hawes Ave, Carr Mill, WA11 7EA

FREE HandyContacts web listing

when you advertise in LocalLife magazine

Prices start from

£35+ VAT per issue

Free artwork

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Call us today on

01744 649722

www.locallife247.co.uk/handy-contacts/


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Over 60 walks

FREE to download at locallife247.co.uk

Heating & Plumbing Services

• Boiler Installations & Repairs

• Servicing & Maintenance

• Gas Safety Certificates

• We’re on call 365 days a year – our

service & maintenance plans start

from just 41p per day!

64-80 Duke Street, St Helens, WA10 2JW

01744 22331

Bartons-heating.co.uk

Call-Outs

welcome

24/7

152642

ATB Plumbing & Heating

Boiler Installs, Repairs & Services

Fire & Cooker Installations

Bathrooms Fitted

System Flushes

Landlords Certifications 624630

LPG

Call Alec on

07730 735 174

rainford-boiler-tech.co.uk

All aspects of Gas Heating & Plumbing

• Boilers

• Bathrooms

• Servicing

Installations, Upgrades & Maintenance

Established 30+ years ~ emergency call outs

Call Paul for advice and a free quote

07929 428 496

42-44 Rainford Road, Billinge

Brand New Bathrooms

Boiler + Central Heating

Installs, Servicing + Repairs

Extended warranties available

24 Hour Call-out

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