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SETTING YOU UP
TO WIN IN 2020
COACH ANDY HERE...
2020… looks amazing right. Two round numbers
together, clean, even looking numbers. There’s
just something very satisfying about looking at this
Its also a GREAT tempo number to train too. Two
second extension and a two second contraction with
no pauses… Now you know how to read tempo,
allow me to go a little deeper as this will be our last
interaction in 2019.
As we reach the end of the year, are you still saying;
I’ll start Monday, I’ll start January???
When will it be too late? 10 years down the line will
you still be saying the same thing? Wishing you’d
made the start in 2020?
Everyday we get to choose what we do; we aren’t
forced to make bad diet choices or choose the sofa
rather than the gym; we simply make these decisions
and excuse ourselves of our actions.
WAKE UP CALL
I’m here to help you, support you and allow you to
unlock yourself from the actions you’ve been taking.
I always feel there is never enough space to really
give you the good stuff within these articles which is
why I’ve committed to being everywhere you need
me in 2020.
• The Fit Flow Radio podcast
• Facebook Group, The Fit Flow Perspective
• Here in these NG articles
• And as always on Instagram @strength.physique
So why am I giving you all this access, information
and support? Because life is short, much shorter
than we realise. I want you to live your life to its
fullest potential with a healthy body and a healthy
mind. To really understand what you can achieve for
yourself with a little action and intention.
MY 2020 GUIDE
Don’t do resolutions, please!!
Instead of a resolution I encourage you to do this
Set three intentions and write out three actions
needed for each intention and then have this
everywhere. On your phone, in the cupboard…
Wouldn’t it be great to say the year 2020 was
when I changed my entire future. That one article
encouraged me to take action instead of create
You’ve got all the places listed on the left to find the
information you’ll need to help change your life, so
let my last message of 2019 be:
MAKE 2020 THE BEGINNING OF YOUR FUTURE!
Your Coach, Andy
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Age UK Notts “Silver Pride” - a social group for older
gay & bi-men. Social activities, walks, discussions etc. Meet
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approx. every 2 months for networking and social activities.
Further info:0115 844 0011 or e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Broxtowe Ramblers Walking Group - we walk
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afield in Derbyshire & Leicestershire. Occasional coach
trips. Everyone welcome. For more info visit: https://
broxtoweramblers.org.uk. Find us on Facebook.
Bootlace Buddies - walking group for single people
over 50. We walk in the Notts, Derby & Leics areas. Walks
between 7-11 miles, all grades, every Sun all year. We also
organise weekends away & week holidays in the UK &
Europe. Contact email@example.com for the program.
City of Nottingham Probus Club - a club for men
over 65, meeting at The New Mechanics Institute, North
Sherwood St, Notts on 3rd Wed monthly at 10am, meetings
start at 10.30am. Interesting talks on many subjects plus
optional lunch. Just turn up or call Robin on 0115 916 4774
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chinese Brush Painting Class - runs most Wed nights
in Beeston - 7.15pm - 9.15pm. Not 2nd Wed of month. For
beginners & improvers & costs £5 a week for insurance &
basic materials. Tel: 0115 9224029 for more details.
Cardio Tennis - for adults - Sat: 11am - 12 noon. £5 per
session. For more info & to book a space call Luke on 0777
1785335 or email: email@example.com
Derby Roundabout Social Club - 50+ single, separated,
widowed & divorced. Every Thurs club night at Rolls Royce
Pavilion, Derby with a full monthly programme. Full details at
www.derbyroundabout.club. Please join us - it’s fun!
Embroiderers’ Guild - anyone interested in stitching and
textiles is welcome. We meet at The Nottingham Mechanics,
North Sherwood St, Nottingham (close to the Royal Centre)
on 1st Tues monthly: 1.30 - 3.30pm. For more info contact
Jenny on 01623 491331.
Ellenismos Greek Dancing – Mon: 8pm-9.30pm at
St Mary’s Church Hall, Wollaton Park Road. New members
welcome, call Margaret on 01332 391608 or email:
Erewash Valley Wood Turners Association - meet
2nd Wed monthly at Greasley St Mary’s Church Hall, NG16
2AB. For more info visit www.evwa.org.uk
Friends of Nottingham Museum - monthly meetings
with speakers, held at 2pm in The Mechanics, North
Sherwood St. For details of further meetings: Janet: 0115
922 1734 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Greenwood STEP CLOG - rhythmic, percussive dancing.
Mon: 8pm, Queen’s Walk Community Centre, Nottingham,
NG2 2DF. Actively seeking new male & female dancers/
musicians! Our aim - have FUN, keep fit & uphold a long
tradition. Call Tricia: 07731 679072 or Joy/Eric: 0115 978
6858. E: email@example.com. www.greenwood-clog.org.
Kindred Spirits Notts - Many social activities monthly
in & around Nottinghamshire, inc. coffee mornings, day trips
& exercise classes. There are no fees. Find out more by
calling 0115 844 0011.
Learn to Dance - weekday evenings. No partner required.
18-80+yrs. Fun social night. Radcliffe-on-Trent, Hucknall,
Sandiacre, West Bridgford. For more info call Sue 07915
671688 or visit www.cerocheaven.com.
Line Dancing Group - we would love you to come and
join us having fun dancing (mainly at improver level) in New
Stapleford on Friday afternoons. For more info call 0115 914
0673 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Making Tracks Walking Group - is for single adults
aged 40+ who share a love for the outdoors. We walk every
Sun throughout the year in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire
& Leicestershire. Own transport essential. For more info
visit: www.walkwithmakingtracks.org.uk. All new members
Middleton Townswomen Guild - meet 2pm, first Tues
every month at Wollaton Park Community Centre, Harrow
Rd, Wollaton. Guest speakers, social events, art & craft
group. New members welcome. Call Jean on 0115 928 4530
Nottingham Playgoers - Interested in Theatre? We
read the plays, visit the theatre & discuss afterwards. We’re
a very friendly group meeting Tues 7-9pm: Mechanics, North
Sherwood St, Nott’ham. Contact Sue Cullen on 0115 847
Notts Fuchsia Society - encourages the growing
& displaying of Fuchsias. We meet at Wollaton Park
Community Centre, Harrow Rd, Wollaton Park, NG8 1FG
on the 4th Tues monthly: 7.15pm - 9.30pm for talks &
demonstrations. All welcome. For more info call Derek on
0115 975 3365.
Nottingham Branch British Cactus & Succulent
Society - meet on 1st Wed monthly at Wollaton Park
Community Centre, Harrow Rd, NG8 1FG. Doors open
7pm finish 9.30pm. Friendly group, outside speakers. All
welcome. Further details please call 013325 11970 or go to
Nottingham Oddfellows - are you lonely & want to
get out and meet people in a social & friendly atmosphere?
Come along & meet us on the first Fri monthly @ 11am -
Nottingham Mechanics, 3 North Sherwood St, NG1 4EZ. For
more info call Karen on 01949 843727 or karen.pye-smith@
oddfellows.co.uk. All welcome.
Nottingham & Notts Photographic Society - meet
every Tues 7pm - 9.30pm (Sept-June) at Wollaton Park
Community Centre, 15 Harrow Rd, NG8 1FG. Excellent
speaker programme & internal competitions. For more info
visit: www.nnps.org or call Steve Sulley: 07803 021198
The Nottingham Mechanics - 3 North Sherwood St,
Nottingham, NG1 4EZ. A centre for everyone. Meet new
people in a relaxed atmosphere. A host of groups to join
including music, Writers’ Club, Poetry Society, Keep Fit, Film
Shows etc. Now rated 4* on google. For membership details
contact: Robert@nottingham-mechanics.org.uk or 0115 941
New Life Friendship Club - for active over 50’s. Full
programme of events monthly - (daytime only) day trips,
theatre, strolls, walks, meals out, places of interest. For
further details contact Joan 929 0902, www.newlifenotts.
org.uk or email: email@example.com
Nottingham Writers’ Club - meets on the 2nd & 4th
Wed (evenings) monthly, city centre. We welcome everyone
who loves to write - aspiring, published or unpublished - all
genres are catered for. For info please contact Phil on 0115
Notts LGBT+ Network - gay, lesbian, bi, trans? For info
& support on groups, pubs, meeting people, legal issues,
coming out, health or just need to talk, contact us on
0115 934 8485 (Mon to Fri 7pm - 9.15pm) or email: info@
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Nottingham Folk Dance Group - meets Tues at 7.15pm
at Lambley Village Hall, Lambley Primary School, Catfoot
Lane, Lambley, NG4 4QF. New members, singles & couples
welcome. No experience necessary. For more info call Mary
Hill: 0115 967 3878 or visit www.nfdg.org.uk
Nottingham Backgammon Club - Meet Mon: 8.30pm
at The Lion, Mosely St, NG7 7FQ. No membership fees, no
playing fees. The Lion is a Real Ale Pub. Call Keith Gray -
07717 058856 for more info.
The Nottingham Group of the Hardy Plant
Society - welcomes everyone interested in plants &
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Free open evening 6.30-9.30pm every Wed at Unit F6,
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1JH. For more info visit: www.nottinghack.org.uk
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Nottingham Flower Club - invites you to discover a
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Nottingham Wayfarers’ Rambling Club - New
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contact John on 01623 469427 or see our website: www.
Off The Cuff - adult drama and improv group meet at the
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Phoenix Friendship Clubs, Nottingham Locksley
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then if you like it, annual membership £5, then £3 per week.
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Roundabout Social Club - for 50+ professional/
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& a full monthly programme at Federation House, Claremont
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834693 or www.nottinghamroundabout.co.uk
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Canalhouse, Canal St, Nottingham.
Scrabble, Bingo, Film Club, Hard of Hearing
Group, Beetle Drive, Older Lesbian Network - all
groups meet at Bradbury House, 12 Shakespeare St, NG1
4FQ. Please call 0115 844 0011 for further info. For info on
other activities call Nicky Newbury on 07872 839625 (Living
Society for the Study of Ancient Egypt - lectures
held 6 times a year -plus special events & trips. New
members welcome - expect a warm, friendly welcome. For
further info call 01246 276771 or www.egyptology-ssae.org
Soroptimist International - a group of women who
meet 1st & 3rd Mon monthly at Willoughby Hall, Notts
University Main Campus. We carry out projects to support
women & girls at local & international level. Join us for fun,
friendship & to help with these projects. For more info &
TJFridays Dance - dancing in a fun & friendly atmosphere.
Ballroom, Sequence, Latin. Fri: 7.45 - 10.15pm, Awsworth
Village Hall. Contact: 01773 770973
Trent Valley Ladies Probus Club - meet at midday
first Mon monthly for lunch & a talk. Contact Angela Stanley
on 01159 619502.
Why Not Try Dinghy Sailing On The River? - sessions
on Thurs evening & weekends. Juniors from 8yrs welcome
Saturday mornings, they have fun! Go to www.nottinghamsc.
org.uk for more info or email: email@example.com
Wollaton Line Dancing - Mondays: 12.15pm - 1.30pm at
St Leonards Centre, Bramcote Lane, Wollaton. £4 per class.
For more info call Linda Davies on 07907 711282.
Wollaton Park Ladies Probus Club - meet 4th Tues
monthly at Harrow Road Community Centre at 10am for tea/
coffee, interesting speakers & outings. New members very
welcome. For more info call Linda on 0115 928 2956.
Wollaton Park Community Centre - welcomes new
volunteers to help in the Community Garden on Harrow
Road. We meet 1st Fri monthly from 10am. No special skills
are needed & we break for refreshments. Further details
from the wardens on 0115 928 8860 or just come along.
Wollaton Recorded Music Society - meet last Fri of
most months @ 1.30pm in St Leonard’s Community Centre,
Bramcote Lane. We enjoy listening to good music together
with varied, themed presentations. You are most welcome to
join us. Call Ron: 0115 916 1826 or Bill: 0115 928 6978
Wollaton Probus Club - for men 60+. Meet at St
Leonards’ Comm. Centre, Bramcote Lane, NG8 every 3rd
Tues, monthly. Talks, outings, visits, lunches & walks. For
more info contact Keith Dinsale: 0115 928 4643 or www.
Wollaton Dovecote Ladies Probus - meet at 10 for
10.30am on 3rd Mon monthly at St Leonard’s Community
Centre. Tea/coffee, speakers, outings. New members very
welcome. For more info call Daryle on 0115 928 5780.
Wollaton Art Group - indulge yourself! Come and
paint or draw weekly in peace & quiet. Every Tues: 2-4pm at
Wollaton Vale Comm. Centre. Call 07751 287096 for details.
Wollaton Historical & Conservation Society
- meet at 7.30pm on the 4th Wed monthly at St Leonard’s
Community Centre, Bramcote Lane, Wollaton Village. Bus
no.30/parking at rear. For more info call Angela Gilbert
0115 928 3414 or see website www.spanglefish.com/
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to share transport/driving. Kindness, honesty & respect
essential. No fees other than fuel cost contribution to driver.
Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for info.
Wollaton Natural History Society - meet on the
third Wed monthly at 7.30pm at St Leonard’s Community
Centre, Bramcote Lane, Wollaton Village (opposite the
library). Guest speakers & guided walks. See website www.
spanglefish.com/wollatonnaturalhistory or call Nigel
Downes on 0115 944 4671. Visitors very welcome.
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Tanya About Town
There’s no business
like show business,
and if the first part of
the year is anything to
go by in Nottingham,
then it looks like 2020
is going to be a great
year for entertainment.
The Kaiser Chiefs kick the year
off in style at the Motorpoint
Arena (Jan 17) along with special
guests Razor Light. Capturing
the unique ABBA sound and feel
with incredible attention to detail,
Waterloo – The Best Of ABBA
will bring a full live cast and band,
stunning costumes and breathtaking
choreography to the stage
(24 Jan) and the stars of last years
Strictly Come Dancing waltz in
after them for their annual glittery
visit to the city (4-5 Feb).
The 1975 stop by (15 Feb) and
James Blunt drops in too (20
Feb). Enjoy the classic sounds
of the Chicago Blues Brothers,
direct from London’s West End
with their 11 piece band, for a
brand new two hour all singing, all
dancing hit parade bringing you
the greatest movie anthems of all
time, performed live in concert (21
Feb) and Michael Ball and Alfie
Boe return to the city for another
visit (28 Feb).
A special, one-of-a-kind tour
visits the arena with a huge allstar
line up. The Blast Off Tour!
features live performances from
top US artists Nelly, Salt N Pepa,
Shaggy, Mya and Blu Cantrell
(3 March) and we also see the
Stereophonics (7 March) and The
Script (9 March) visit the arena.
The entertainment doesn’t stop
there either. Down the road at
the Theatre Royal and Royal
Concert Hall, the world premiere
production of Kay Mellor’s thrilling
new play, Band of Gold runs (14-
18 Jan). Celebrate the life, legacy
and the music of Prince, as a
brilliant show featuring the world
class New Purple Celebration
delivers a non-stop hit packed
extravaganza (29 Jan).
With more glitter than ever before,
one of my favourites, the iconic
musical Priscilla Queen of the
Desert returns starring Strictly
winner Joe McFadden (27 Jan).
A powerful reinvention of the
family favourite, Riverdance also
visits for their 25th anniversary
(16 March). Another act I’ve seen
before who is definitely worth
seeing is Ben Portsmouth, the
World’s number one Elvis tribute
artist in The King is Back, (28
There are a few new shows visiting
to look out for as well. Join Diva,
the 50 piece Limelight Orchestra’s
celebration on International
Women’s Day (8 March) as it
shares proceeds in support of
the charity, Nottingham Women’s
Centre. Enjoy the iconic anthems
of female superstars from Shirley
Bassey to Beyoncé as they are
celebrated in this uplifting live
music show. There’s also An
Evening With Whitney: The
Whitney Houston Hologram
Tour! Promising to be an iconic
and awe-inspiring live theatrical
performance, the show celebrates
Whitney’s life, work, and legacy.
The one of a kind holographic
experience will reunite audiences
with the queen of pop using
state of the art technology and
digitally remastered arrangements
of her classic hits – backed by a
live band, singers, dancers – all
surrounded by a spectacular and
cutting-edge stage and lighting
extravaganza. Sounds interesting!
(9 March). But maybe not as
interesting as the live divorcing
and beheading in the musical
‘Six’. Nominated for 5 Olivier
Awards including Best New
Musical, from Tudor queens to pop
princesses, the six wives of Henry
VIII finally take to the mic to tell
their tales, remixing five hundred
years of historical heartbreak into
an 80-minute celebration of 21st
century girl power (24-29 March).
You can also catch one of
Nottingham’s own queens of
the music scene, Georgie. With
her rich Americana soul sound,
Georgie has supported the likes
of Jake Bugg, Blossoms and Jack
Savoretti but will be appearing at
The Metronome (6 Feb).
If comedy is your thing then you’ll
be pleased to know we get a
visit from Sandi Toksvig to the
Royal Concert Hall (24 Jan) and
also Milton Jones (1 Feb) while
Stewart Lee enjoys a run at the
Playhouse (29 Jan - 1 Feb).
On a more serious note, what a
time for drama! To tie-in with the
Royal Shakespeare Company’s
visit to Nottingham in 2020,
Theatre Royal and Royal Concert
Hall are presenting their very
own Celebrating Shakespeare
Festival, taking over the Theatre
Royal for 10 days of activities and
events (24 Feb - 7 March).
For a couple of alternative
experiences, worldwide cult
phenomenon Ghost Stories will
thrill for the first time ever at the
Theatre Royal, after storming the
West End. Enter a nightmarish
world, full of thrilling twists and
turns, where all your deepest
fears and disturbing thoughts
are imagined live on stage. A
fully sensory and electrifying
encounter, Ghost Stories is the
ultimate twisted love-letter to
horror and an edge-of-your-seat
theatrical experience like no
other (21 - 25 Jan), or try Flight,
taking place at Lakeside Arts,
in a 40 foot shipping container in
absolute darkness, using binaural
360 degree sound and sensory
effects to put each audience
member at the centre of intense
evolving narratives. Flight explores
the Many-Worlds Interpretation
of quantum mechanics, taking
audience members through two
worlds, two realities and two
possible outcomes to their journey
(14 - 22 Feb).
If you’d rather listen to adventure
than be part of it, Sir Ranulph
Fiennes: Living Dangerously
offers a personal journey
through his life, spanning his
early childhood and school
misdemeanours, his army life,
the Transglobe Expedition
and his current Global Reach
Challenge; making him a pioneer
of exploration with an unparalleled
story to tell at the Theatre Royal/
Royal Concert Hall (23 Jan)
If you’re a foodie, keep a look
out for a series of ‘Food Talks’ at
Lakeside Arts during February
and March and if one of your
New Year Resolutions was to
take more care of your mind and
body, keep a look out for Sage
Therapy Centre due to open
at the end of January 2020 on
Western Boulevard. The centre
will offer five talk rooms and five
massage rooms, offering holistic,
complimentary and alternative
If the festivities of Christmas and
the New Year already seem a
long way in the past, don’t forget
the Chinese New Year Gala
celebrations take place (6-8 Feb)
at Lakeside Arts. Celebrate
the beginning of the Year of the
Rat. A tenacious, successful
and optimistic zodiac animal,
the rat embodies much of what
we look for at the start of the
New Year. Expect a sweeping
array of entertainment ranging
from enchanting Chinese Erhu,
Guzheng and Bamboo Flute
music, to edge-of-your-seat
group Kung Fu routines, weaving
together a beautiful tapestry of the
contemporary and traditional.
Finally, of course, we have
Nottingham’s annual Light Night
to look forward to (7-8 Feb). This
year it’s going to be bigger and
better than ever before, with the
events spanning the length of two
days rather than one! Witness
the streets of Nottingham city
centre come alive with the work
of various artists and an incredibly
innovative augmented reality
trail. A trail of artwork by Jason
Wilsher-Mills will be scattered
throughout the city, and you’ll be
able to use your mobile phone
to bring the pieces to life with a
brand-new app. In partnership
with It’s In Nottingham, the city
will be showered with parades,
magnificent light sculptures,
breath-taking performances, a
large-scale projected installation
on the Council House from the
artists MBD and more! Following
the theme Life on Earth, this
year’s free event is not to be
Grand Central Chorus - sing in harmony every Wed:
7.15pm at Harrington School, Long Eaton, NG10 4BJ. Visit
www.grandcentralchorus.com or call Martin on 07855
270803 or just turn up.
‘In Accord’, chamber choir - mixed voice chamber
choir that rehearses at St Martin’s church , Sherwood on
Mon evenings. Director - Jon Wakefield 0115 9606236 or
Just Sing! - ladies community choir. If you love singing,
you’ll love our choir...cheaper than therapy! Tues: 7.30pm
(term time) at St Swithuns Church, Woodborough. For more
info call Cate 07717 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bestwood Male Voice Choir - Tues 7.30pm-9.30pm,
Bestwood Village Social Club, Park Road, Bestwood Village,
NG6 8TQ. For more details contact Colin Pursglove on 0115
979 4842 or visit www.bestwoodmvc.org.uk
Brinsley Community Choir - pop, soul, rock RnB. Tues:
7.15pm-9.15pm @ Brinsley Church, Church Ln, NG16 5AB.
£5 per session. No audition process. For more info call
Charlotte - 07581 020959 or email: yourcommunitychoir@
gmail.com or visit www.yourcommunitychoir.com
Burton Joyce Choral Society - welcome new
members. Friendly mixed choir. Rehearse in BJ Village Hall
– Mon: 7.45pm -9.30pm. For more info call Mary: 0115 931
2803 or pop in Sept-June (break for summer).
Carlton Male Voice Choir - are you interested in
singing? Come and join us. Wed: 7.30pm - 9.30pm at Gedling
Road Methodist Church, NG4 3EX. For details call 0115 987
4941 or visit www.carltonmvc.org.uk
The Carousel Singers - ladies choir, singing a great
variety of music. No auditions/no previous experience. Meet
in Grangewood Church, Grangewood Rd, Wollaton on Fri:
7.15-7.30pm. For more info call Sue England on 0115 925 7928.
Carrington Triangle Folk Club - meet every Wed:
8.30pm at the Gladstone, NG5 2AW. All singers, acoustic
musicians, poets & listeners welcome. For more info call
Martin/Marion 0115 9552935 or email@example.com or
Fun Chorus - welcomes everyone! Groups in Gedling,
Carlton, Kimberley, Bingham, Bramcote, Ravenshead &
Arnold. For a FREE taster session please contact penny@
funchorus.co.uk. All welcome. www.funchorus.com
Gem Connection Ladies Barbershop Chorus - meet
every Thurs at The Harrington Middle School, Derby Rd,
Long Eaton, NG10 4BJ; 7.30pm-10pm. Visit:
www.gemconnection.org or just pop along & see us.
Kings Community Choir - every Mon: 7.30pm-9pm (term
time). Open to everyone, come along, have a sing & bring
friends. Kings Centre, NG5 7JX or call 0115 967 9997.
Lace City Chorus - rehearsals every Weds, Frank Seely
School, Calverton. All welcome. Singing courses held. Call
Lynn 07909 684178. See www.lacecitychorus.org
Lyrical soNGbirds - small, friendly women’s choir for
experienced or new singers. Currently have vacancies for
sopranos & altos. Meet Tues: 10am-12 (term time) Bramcote
Methodist Church, NG9 3HB. For more info call Heather -
07941 121091 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Major Oak Chorus - gents, sing in four part harmony
every Tues: 7.30pm at Carlton Central School, Foxhill Rd,
Carlton. For more info call Paul: 07966 910201 or visit:
Nottingham Clarion Choir - a welcoming & inclusive
choir, campaigning through international song for justice,
peace & freedom. No auditions! We practice Sun: 7.30-
9.30pm. For more info: www.nottinghamclarionchoir.net
Nottingham People’s Choir - singing for wellbeing
& fun. Meet: Royal Concert Hall every Thurs (term-time),
1pm-2.30pm. Only £2. We welcome all adults especially
those who may not ordinarily join a choir. Singing ability
not essential! Contact Theo: 07752536426/theo.stickley@
Nottinghamshire Rock Choir - Rock Choirs are run
in Beeston & Rainworth all on different days/times. Always
looking for new members. If you love to sing then come and
join! No need to audition or read music. Visit www.rockchoir.
com for more info and to sign up for a free taster session.
nuthall community choir - 7pm-8.30pm. Nuthall
Methodist Church. For more info: Charlotte on 07581 020959
Open Voices - friendly singing groups designed for adults
with learning difficulties. Meet weekly in Beeston, West
Bridgford (Tues 10am-noon) & Sherwood (Fri 10am-noon).
For more info call 0115 958 9312 or visit www.music-foreveryone/whats-on/adult-music/open-voices
The Rise - community singing group. No auditions, all
welcome. Thurs: 7.30pm-9pm. Federation House, Claremont
Rd, NG5 1BH. £4 (£2 concessions). First session free. Call
Angela: 07981 885013 or facebook.com/Sherwood Rise
Rock ‘n’ Soul Singers - if you enjoy singing and would like
to join us please get in touch on 01773 780192.
Soundswell - community choir meet Tues eve (term-time)
at Bluecoat Academy, Aspley. A wonderful way to make new
friends. Visit www.soundswell.org for more info.
Sherwood Clarinets - meets on Tues: 7.45pm-9.45pm
at Calverton Baptist Church Hall. If you enjoy playing clarinet
& are of Grade 4 or above, why not come along? Contact
Sue: email@example.com for more details.
Sherwood Chorus - a friendly, relaxed group who enjoy
singing but do not read music. Meet every Mon (excl. Bank
Holidays) 7-9pm at Sherwood Methodist Church, Devon
Drive, NG5 2EN. Admission £2. Email sherwoodchorus@
gmail.com for further info.
Saturday Singers - singing is good for you. Come &
try us. Members from all over Nottingham. Meet Belgrave
Rooms, 25 Goldsmith St, Nottm. 9.30am-12pm. No
auditions, all welcome. Lunch available. Phone 0115 931
2157 or www.thesaturdaysingers.org.uk
Sherwood Tuneless Choir -for people who love
singing but think they can’t sing. Meet at Sherwood United
Reformed Church, 1 Edwards Lane, NG5 3AA, 1st & 3rd Tues
monthly: 8pm-9.30pm. For info call Binny:07884 005286 or
Singsation Children’s Choir - ages 5-14. Tues: 6pm-
7pm. Eastwood Town Hall, 120 Nottingham Rd, NG16 3GD.
For more info call Charlotte on 07581 020959.
Sinfonia Chorale - friendly chamber choir. Rehearse
Tues: 7.30pm-9.30pm at Daybrook Baptist Church. For more
info call Sandra 0115 960 6236 or www.sinfoniachorale.uk
Torkard Ensemble - community music group in
Hucknall, we have an instrumental group (grade 5 & above)
& a choir. We make beautiful music & raise money for local
charities. We are always looking for new members, but
are particularly interested in hearing from tenor and bass
singers. Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Trent Valley Singers -a friendly mixed choir. Meet
Thurs: 1.30-3.30pm at Burton Joyce Comm. Church Hall. We
sing a varied programme from classical to show songs. No
auditions. Ability to read music not required. Call Heather
0115 844 0872 or Marjorie 0115 931 3965.
Woodthorpe Singers - warmly welcomes new members,
all abilities. No auditions, no need to read music. Rehearsals
in St Mark’s Church Hall, De Vere Gardens, Woodthorpe.
Mon: 8-9.45pm (term time). For more info:tinahewitt51@
hotmail.co.uk. New term starts 6 January 2020.
YesterYear - a small acappella singing group, rehearse
weekly from 7.15pm-9.15pm on 1st & 3rd Thurs monthly in St
Mary’s Church, Long Eaton, 2nd Thurs in St Luke’s Church,
Loscoe & 4th Thurs in Derby. For more info contact Chris
Nixon:email@example.com or Rob Botham: robbotham@
Musical Director Wanted for Imari Ladies Chorus:
Enthusiastic music director to start from Feb 2020.
Rehearsals take place at St Mary’s Church Hall, Victoria
Rd, Draycott, DE72 3PS, Thursdays 7.30-9.30pm. For more
info call 0115 932 5855 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Sunday 26 January: Gem Connection Ladies Harmony
Chorus are holding their ‘Be A Gem For A Day’ event at Long
Eaton School, Thoresby Rd, NG10 3NP -9.30am-4pm. A fun
day with drink and a lavish buffet included in the £25 price
(or £5 for full time students over 12yrs). To book or for more
info call Marilyn: 01332 761394/07917 312281 or visit:
Saturday 1 February: Come and sing ‘A Capella’. No singing
experience or music skills necessary. Supported by Cranmer
Company of Singers. 10am-4pm. £20. Thomas Cranmer
Centre, Main St, Aslockton, NG13 9AL. To book call Sarah:
01949 850303 or email: email@example.com
Heron Music Cafes: Local live music sessions to enhance
wellbeing. All welcome - dementia friendly/inclusive. Free
entry and refreshments. All sessions 10.30 - 12.00
Mondays at the Poppy and Pint, Pierrepont Road, West
Bridgford, NG2 5DX. Jan 6th/20th, Feb 3rd/17th and March
Wednesdays at the Willowbrook, 13 Main Road, Gedling,
NG4 3HQ. Jan 8th/22nd, Feb 5th/19th and March 4th/18th
Wednesdays at the Bread and Bitter, 153-155 Woodthorpe
Drive, Mapperley, NG3 5JL. Jan 15th/29th, Feb 12th/26th,
No need to book a place. For more information tel 0115 914
5879 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Use mayonnaise straight from the jar to remove sticky
label residue from plastics. Smear over for 15 mins and then
rinse with water. No more sticky label – who knew? A Price
Rub Vicks on the soles of your feet & wear socks
in bed to stop night time coughing.
Put left over small pieces of soap in your drain.
Helps clean it and stops smells too!
To keep bathroom mirrors steam free rub a bar
of dry soap over it…then buff with a dry cloth.
To keep greens fresh for a long time put them in a
container, line it with paper towels and put it in the
fridge. This will keep them fresh for over ten days!
Mix a tablespoon of white wine vinegar with water
in a microwaveable bowl and turn on for 3 minutes.
Remove bowl and any dirt should wipe off!
Why did the lady put lipstick on her forehead?
She wanted to make her mind up!
I told my wife she was drawing her eyebrows to high
She looked surprised!
Why are cats so good at video games?
Because they have 9 lives!
Why is tennis a noisy game?
Because each player raises a racket!
What do you call two bananas on the floor?
A pair of slippers
Why can elephants swim wherever they like?
They always have their trunks
What do you call a prawn who eats the last sucker?
Two parrots are sitting on a perch.
One says to the other “do you smell fish?”
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SLUG & LETTUCE OPENS ON MARKET SQUARE
Slug & Lettuce has unveiled its second venue in
Nottingham, as it brings another dose of glitz
and glamour to the city.
The Slug and Lettuce, formerly Yates, is
located just off Market Square. This lovely
old building has had a total facelift. The only
thing remaining from its previous life is the
huge clock that takes centre stage upstairs in
The make-over is pretty amazing and perfect
for the ‘insta” generation. From the cherry
blossom trees dotted about everywhere to
the pretty gilded cage booths, there are photo
We arrived on Friday evening to a warm
welcome and a real buzzing atmosphere.
This place is perfect for a group get together.
Grab yourselves a booth and order a porn star
martini cocktail tree. Happy days!
We sat upstairs in the gallery and ordered an
S & L Sharer. It arrived in a fancy three
tier gilded cage, and after a quick photo
(see what I mean...) it was polished off
very quickly. The stand out starter was the
f r i e d
chicken salad, some lovely sharing
plates, smothered chicken and lasagne.
This is good pub grub and reasonably priced.
Desserts were 3 for £7. A cute trio of
deliciousness washed down with a bottle of
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attached to it (yet more photos).
For a fun, lively night out right in the middle
of town, this place is perfect.
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2019 Top 3
Here at NGHQ we came up with a great idea
last year. Fed up with the same boring salad every
day, we decided that once a week (Wednesday)
we would take turns to cook for the team. It has
been a massive success and is still going strong.
We have enjoyed soups, toasties, warm salads,
risottos, noodles, jacket spuds and casseroles.
Trying to pick a top three was really diffi cult. We
all loved the sausage and bean casserole. The
curried chicken noodle bowls were delicious.
Jacket potatoes with homemade beans and
chorizo blew us away. In fact, we have had a few
stuff ed jackets and they were all amazing!
It’s a challenge to keep coming up with new and
original ideas, but we love it. I scour through my
cook books every month looking for suitable
dishes. Not too fi lling (we don’t want everyone to
fall asleep!), easy to cook in a toaster, microwave
or mini oven, and not too unhealthy. These
girls like to watch their waist lines. The recipes
opposite received the most votes and we hope
you enjoy them as much as we did.
500g minced beef
1 courgette – fi nely chopped
1 carrot – grated, 1 large red onion – fi nely
chopped, 2 peppers – fi nely chopped
1 tin kidney beans in chilli sauce
1 small tin sweetcorn
500g passata, 100g tomato puree
2 x garlic cloves - crushed
2 x beef stock cubes
2 tsp oregano, 1 tbsp ground cumin
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp chilli powder, 2 tsp dried chilli fl akes
1 tbsp paprika, 4 x tortilla wraps
1 x mozzarella ball – ripped in to pieces
80g cheddar - grated, Cooking oil
Preheat the oven to 160°C. Grease a
24cm spring form tin with oil and line the
bottom with greaseproof paper. Heat a
splash of oil in a pan, add the minced
beef to brown. Then add the vegetables
and garlic to the meat and mix well.
Turn down the heat and add the kidney
beans, sweetcorn, spices, stock cubes,
tomato puree, Worcestershire sauce
and passata to the saucepan and mix
well. Leave to simmer for 25 minutes
Once the meat has cooked, and the
sauce has reduced, you need to layer up
the dish. Place a wrap at the bottom of
the lined tin. Place a layer of the meat
and veg on top. Continue this pattern,
ending with a layer of meat. Top with
grated cheese and mozzarella. Sprinkle
with a little paprika. Bake for 25 mins
until the cheese is golden. Once cooled
slightly, run a knife around the edge,
unclasp the spring form tin and carefully
lift the tin away. Cut a wedge, and
Couscous with Roasted
Veg, Feta & Hummus
Couscous – enough for 4 people
4 x peppers (mix of red, yellow, green)
2 x courgettes, 1 x aubergine
2 x red onions
olive oil & butter, squeezy honey
fresh basil, 125g pot hummus
3 tbsp Greek yogurt (plain)
feta cheese (optional)
salt & black pepper
Chop all veg into 2.5cm pieces. In
a bowl toss with 2 tbsp olive oil and
season well. Add to large baking tray
and roast at 230°C for about 30/40
mins. Check every 10 mins. They are
done when the veg is soft and slightly
charred. For the last 5 mins add a
squirt of honey and some chopped
Cook couscous as per packet
instructions in an ovenproof dish.
Once all liquid absorbed – add juice of
half a lemon, butter and olive oil and
season with salt and black pepper. Mix
well and cover with foil. Bake in oven
for 10 mins (add 10 mins before veg
is fi nished).
Meanwhile make the lemon hummus
sauce. Whisk 3tbsp plain Greek yogurt
and juice of half a lemon with the
hummus and season to taste.
To assemble, spoon the couscous
onto a plate, top with the roasted veg
and drizzle the sauce over.
Optional – add some crumbled feta
cheese on top of the veg.
Sweet Potato &
2 tsp medium curry powder
3 tbsp olive oil
2 onions, grated
1 eating apple, peeled, cored and grated
3 garlic cloves, crushed
20g pack coriander, stalks chopped
thumb-size piece fresh root ginger
800g sweet potatoes
1.2l low-sodium vegetable stock
100g red lentils
Juice 1 lime
Put the curry powder into a large
saucepan, then toast over a medium
heat for 2 mins. Add the olive oil, stirring
as the spice sizzles in the pan. Tip in the
onions, apple, garlic, coriander stalks
and ginger, season, then gently cook for
5 mins, stirring every so often.
Meanwhile, peel, then chop the sweet
potatoes. Tip into the pan with the stock,
lentils, milk and seasoning, then simmer,
covered, for 20 mins. Blend until smooth
using a stick blender. Stir in the lime juice,
check the seasoning and serve, topped
with roughly-chopped coriander leaves.
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When the flowers have faded, the
autumn leaves have blown away
and stems turned brown, the garden
can look a dreary place; on hold and
waiting for spring to awaken it. But there
is plenty of sparkle and colour to be had as winter
takes hold. Walking round my garden last winter I
found so much to take my eye and delight me.
The fi rst eye-catcher is a big splash of colour from
the stems or berries of a tree or shrub. The fl owering
dogwoods (Cornus alba) are blazing with colour
from their bare stems. My favourites include the
orange “Midwinter Fire”, the deep red “Sibirica”
and even the black “Kesselringii” which looks
stunning with the wan winter sun shining through.
The snakebark maples are spreading their intricately
patterned branches against the winter sky with
red twigs and olive-green and cream trunks.
“George Forrest” has the best coloured twigs and
“Serpentine” the best trunk pattern. The trunks of
Himalayan birch (Betula jackmontii) is white like
bleached bones against the shadows. Another
favourite is the trunk of the Tibetan cherry (Prunus
serrula) whose dark red bark looks polished to mirror
fi nish and is fi lled with swirling patterns of colour.
Shrubs and trees are still covered with berries.
My favourite of all is holly with all its Christmas
associations and memories. The redwings will soon
fl y in from Scandinavia and strip the trees of this
winter feast. The fi rethorns (Pyracantha) are living
up to their name: the yellow-berried ones haven’t
been stripped yet and the stems of Cotoneaster
horizontalis are fi rmly vertical, splayed out against a
fence and studded with small red berries.
Evergreen shrubs and plants add some colour
through the winter, particularly the showy Heucheras
like “Caramel”, “Blackberry Jam” or “Geisha Fan”.
On a frosty morning the leaves are coated and
edged with ice and look like candied fruits.
Frost, ice and dew make the garden sparkle. Frozen
droplets hang, suspended from the wheaten seed
heads of giant oats (Stipa gigantea) and glisten
on the heads of feather grasses (Miscanthus and
Calamagrostis), shining brightly in the low sun.
Evergreen spurges (Euphorbia) become sprinkled
with a diamond-dust of dew and ice and this
will cause them to bow their heads as it melts,
recovering their pose when the weather warms up.
The crinkly leaves of the sun roses (Cistus) are edged
with frost and even the watering can and rabbit-wire
fences are transformed into sculptural shapes by the
The dead-stems of herbaceous plants are dusted with
frost and seemingly shining in the light. My favourites
are Turkish sage (Phlomis russeliana) with pepper pot
seed heads; sea holly (Eryngium) draped with silver
strings of frosted spider web; and the dead-heads
of conefl owers (Rudbeckia) like silver-edged spears
pointing to the sky.
Winter may seem long and cold, but there’s always
some bling to brighten the short days.
Janet & I run Special Perennials, our website
www.specialperennials.com. We sell at Plant Hunters’ Fairs
throughout the season. Please see www.planthuntersfairs.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY 2020 We will be at the Plant
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Entry to Garden & Plant Fair £1; Patchings
Art Centre, Calverton NG14 6NU on
Saturday 28th March, , Free Entry to Plant Fair with
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H NOTTS BUILDING & ROOFING LTD H
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Collection of Wedgewood
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set. 0115 953 3910
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shades. £45 the lot.0115 926 1611
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Worn twice. £40. 0115 9261611
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£25. 07845 908896
Large decorative garden pots
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5. 07845 908896
Vintage pine towel rail. 30.5”/76
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2002. 2 careful owners. 50,000 miles
on the clock. Full service history.
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2 X Vintage Ladies Coats. 1 X
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Girls single pink bed frame
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Ladies Flying jacket. Size 14. £50.
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Aluminium cd rack. £5. 07552
Tri-Star Outdoor digital
TV aerial plus mast & wall
bracket. Brand new with receipt.
Was £51.97 new. Asking for £35.
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porch awning. Excellent condition.
£50. 07745 877540
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H 84cm x W 49cm x D 50cm. Used for
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kenwood frost free fridge
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H152cm x D55cm. Used for only 5
months. £60. 0115 926 7177
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tyres. Silver/black. £30. 07800 633101
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lilac, green & pale pink. To fit 7ft wide
window. Cost £176. £75. 0115 920
Lexmark genuine printer inks.
Unopened. 1 x 100 black, 1 x 100
magenta, 1 x 100xl cyan. £20. 07787
KEYBOARD. Freestanding. Excellent
condition. Hardly used. Inc. learner
books. £70ono. 0115 931 2807
Collector wants gents mechnanical
Swiss wrist watches and pocket
watches eg. Omega, Longines etc.
Best cash prices paid. 07973 815778
Subbuteo football teams &
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Please contact Jeff Gould. 07762
HiFi stereo equipment, amps,
turntables, speakers, vinyl records also
musical instruments. 07855 994605
Old fishing items or full set-ups wanted
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Old tools ie: planes, chisels etc. Also
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Foreign coins & banknotes by amateur
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welcome. 0115 926 0276
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All interior and exterior decorating undertaken
A local firm whose service is second to none. We pride ourselves on
being a trustworthy and highly experienced decorating firm who only
hire the best in the business.
CONTACT US TODAY.
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welcome to a new decade
by Helen Jones
Well here we are at the doorstep
of another new decade. Where did
the last one go? And where will
the next ten years take you?
Within the world of employment we have seen huge
changes since 2010. If you’re not active on social
media today do you even exist?
The days of being chained to your desk are long
gone – flexible, agile working is offered by many
Shared parental leave was also introduced in 2015
which is a huge (and welcome) leap forward in terms
of recognising that both parents have a part to play
in the early years.
In my volunteer role with a local secondary school
I am delighted to see that careers provision is
gradually being given the importance it deserves.
Still woefully underfunded, I’ve seen a definite
move toward engaging with outside organisations
to seek the expertise and support required. This is
the only way to tackle the skills gap – by effective
communication between employers and education
providers at all levels.
Having stated all of the above, as an employer, the
progress I’m most satisfied with is the recognition
within the workplace that mental health matters.
There is an awareness that definitely wasn’t there ten
years ago. Depression and anxiety is real for a large
proportion of the working population on a daily basis.
Talking about it can only help.
As I write, Brexit is still undecided and there are many
other challenges facing us over the next decade. We
must face those challenges head on with common
sense and positivity.
On behalf of myself and all my colleagues here at
SOLOS we wish you a happy and prosperous 2020.
Contact: 0784 3566133
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Over 30 yrs experience
All aspects of roofing
Repairs, Full Roofs, Flat Roofs
Slates, Tiles, UPVC Fascias, Velux Windows
Full public liability insurance
Trading Standards approved
For a Free Quote call
0115 987 7070
• Washing Machines
• Tumble Dryers
• Fridge Freezers
26 year service
Same day repair
No call out charge
0115 963 1111
A & M Windows
Colwick based company
Tel: 07725 869 611
ALL DOORS MADE
TO MEASURE AND
10 DAYS OF ORDERING
Unlimited designs of doors to
choose from - all at the same price
All double glazing repairs and we
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All doors fully
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WE WILL NOT BE
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BEECHDALE FENCING LTD
ESTABLISHED 20 YEARS
WE SPECIALISE IN
• FENCING & GATES
• HEDGE REMOVAL
WE WILL TRY OUR
BEST TO BETTER ANY
LIKE FOR LIKE
FOR MORE INFO
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Painting & Decorating
For Quality Interior and
Exterior Domestic Services
30 yrs time served City & Guilds
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No Job too small
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Professional Oven Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
SERVICES & PRICES
CARPET from £60.00
OVEN from £40.00
SOFA from £100.00
LEATHER & VINYL
Insurance work undertaken
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The Kia e-Niro First Edition:
The very clever Kia e-Niro is
pointing the way towards the
immediate future of personal and
private transportation. But let us
not get ahead of ourselves here
as this is not a review of the e-Niro
just yet, rather a rumination
regarding the practicality of
electric vehicle travel right here
and right now.
Before going anywhere you
absolutely must download the
fantastic Zap-Map app which is
compatible with both Android
and IOS and is packed full of
invaluable features. Without going
into detail, you input your own EV
information and then have access
to a UK-wide charging point map
(constantly updated) currently
showing over 6,000 charging
locations and 19,000 connectors.
There’s also a superb route
planning feature that you can
customise to your own required
specifications. Believe me when
I say that this superb app helps
extinguish any doubts regarding
Familiarise yourself with the type of
charger you need to find on the
journey so that you can access
maximum range for the time spent
charging. Turns out they’re not all
the same... Checkout the What
Car? EV charging guide online and
look for rapid chargers rather than
just fast on Zap Map.
Take a good look next time you
see an EV charge point at the
services. They all look the same
don’t they? Now look closely at
the charging cables available
and you’ll notice that some have
a Type 2 charger (capable of
charging from 7 kW to 22 kW, fully
charging an EV in 3-4 hours) on one
side and a Chademo on the other
and yet others have a CCS (rapid
DC units which are at least 50 kW
and will charge the majority of EVs
to 80% in around 30-60 minutes)
and Chademo charger. Which to
choose? It’s different for some EVs
(Nissan, Renault, Mitsubishi and
Tesla) but generally and from my
own experience with the Kia, it’s
the CCS type charger that you
need when looking to maximise
Don’t waste time charging twice
at a charge point (one 45 min
charge followed straight away by
another) trying to get the battery
up to 100%, as it takes longer than
just finding another charge point as
and when you need it. Most, if not
all, EV manufacturers recommend
that charging to 80% rather than
100% will help extend the real
world lifespan of the EV’s battery
pack. Indeed, Tesla themselves
recommend charging to 100%
only if a longer journey is to be
undertaken. And then there’s the
time it takes to fill the final 20%,
which takes longer to complete
relative to the first 80%. So charge
to 80% and off you go.
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number of the most popular EV
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board the advice given and carry
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IT CHAPTER 2
Two years ago, a killer clown
set out on a mission to
torment some unsuspecting
kids, but everyone knows all you have
to do to scare a kid is poke two holes
into a white sheet and say “BOO”. Adults
however, now there’s a real challenge. At
least that’s what Pennywise thinks as he
returns to spook and murder the children,
now grown adults, that got away.
Unlike 2017’s nightmare factory reboot,
this second outing leaves too much to be
desired. While James McAvoy as group
leader Billy and Bill Hader as the hilarious
Richie capture the essence of their younger
counterparts perfectly, and Alexander
Skarsgård once again delivers a spine
rest of the cast
just don’t quite
hit the mark.
casting, the story
just isn’t as well
written or paced;
with an annoying
case of amnesia
every interaction of this reunion we’ve
been waiting two years to see. And the
main meat of a horror movie, the scares,
just aren’t that scary. With an over reliance
on CGI and no real stakes to back up the
threats, most scenes fall flat.
Overall delivering a conclusion that
doesn’t live up to its beginnings.
Writer: Sam Burton
6.5 / 10
I expected this to be a confused,
watered-down blockbuster trope, yet
I walked out of Ang Lee’s Gemini Man
Will Smith is a retiring assassin who faces being
chased down by government operatives after
uncovering a secret about his last killing. On the
run alongside two friends, he soon finds that his
main hunter is a younger version of himself. Now
the three have to try and discover the purpose
of this clone and uncover a dark government
Will Smith is often criticised for simply playing
himself in every film, however his charisma is
suited exceptionally well in this film rather than
slapped on for a selling-point. I enjoyed the
conflicting differences between the clones,
and the script made them stand out as unique
characters rather than Terminator clones.
What’s notable about Gemini Man’s action is the
use of slow-motion and first-person perspectives,
which shouldn’t usually work but somehow gives
a more unique immersive energy to what would
otherwise be hashed guns-blazing action shots.
Even a close-quarters hand-to-hand fight in the
Paris catacombs is made immersive with its stuntwork
and environment usage without ending up
as an over-edited mess.
What ultimately sold the film for me was its
punchy second act, where it balances welldirected
action with snappy witty dialogue and
character conflict. If only the first and third act
had this effort and didn’t carbon-copy Mission
Impossible with a layer of cheddar cheese then I
could say this was a genuinely well-produced film
rather than a guilty pleasure. I expected this to be
a grey bore, but its innocently-punchy energy and
charismatic cast, led by the Fresh Prince himself,
left me with a smile on my face. And if a film can
do that then it’s ultimately not a bad one.
Writer: George Neal
6 / 10
The obvious choice for glass and glazing
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WOLLATON Park will once again play host to an enormous
fleet of vehicles, both old and new, as the Nottingham Motor
Show 2020 races into town on May 30th & 31st
This two-day premier motoring event for the
East Midlands has something for everyone
– whether you’re on a serious hunt for the perfect
new car or simply want a fantastic family
day out in one of the most iconic locations in
Organised by event specialists Crowdpullers,
the show will bring together the very best in
brand new cars, vans and motorcycles from
some of the world’s leading manufacturers.
Saturday is “new model preview day” – providing
the perfect opportunity to check out stateof-the-art
models from the largest number of
local dealers ever to have attended the events.
Experts will also be on hand to answer questions
and give visitors a rare chance to look
“up close” at a host of amazing cars including
prestige brands such as Lexus, Tesla and
Lotus. Luxury detailing brand, Car Gods 54,
will have a display once again including their
popular free race simulator!
Meanwhile Sunday is “family day” and will
include the brilliant Autokarna show, organised
by the Pre-War Austin Seven Club, bringing up
to 7000 members and their stunning classic
vehicles to the city.
Even if you’re not into motors, this is one event
that will have something for everyone.
There will be plenty for children to see and do,
with fairground rides, inflatables, climbing walls
and face painting.
Visitors can also browse great craft and charity
stalls, enjoy tasty food and refreshments and
listen to live music performances.
Sponsored by Nottingham Automotive Centre,
with support from Nottingham College and
Autocentral, this spectacular celebration is not
to be missed.
Grant Baker, from Crowdpullers, added: “We’re
expecting more that 20,000 people to attend
over the weekend and, with up to 30 new car
brands on display there will be something to
suit everyone’s taste. “Due to their popularity
in recent years, new motorcycles will be
“We’re really excited about this great family
event, which is completely free to enter, and
we’re very grateful to our sponsors, Nottingham
College, for supporting us once again.”
Entry to the event is free but a parking charge
I’m sure many of you will have had shiny new
phones, tablets and other devices for Christmas.
For me, and I am sure many others from my
generation, the whole technology thing and the
social media society that we now appear to live in
is sailing way over my head.
I try to keep up. I have a Facebook account but the
youngsters have moved on...It’s all Instagram and
Snapchat now. So, determined not to be left behind,
I set up an Instagram account and was immediately
blocked by both my kids. Charming.
Did you know...
• Facebook has 2.47 billion users
• 42% of the world wide
population use social media
• the average time spent on social
media is 142 minutes a day
We all have local community Facebook pages.
If you’re not a member, I wholly recommend you
search for your nearest group and get involved.
Whether your dog has legged it or your budgie has
flown the nest, fear not. Post an appeal online.
Someone will have spotted your furry or feathered
friend and chances are you will be reunited before
you can say “here Joey”.
There was the guy who asked if anyone had lost a
hamster as he had found one in his back garden.
He kindly posted a photo and received hundreds
of comments suggesting he put the fox cub back
where he found it!!!
Heard a loud bang? A siren? A leaf falling from a
tree? Fear not...within 5 minutes there will be an
explanation on Facebook.
It’s fantastic, heartwarming and occasionally,
Shuffling around the kitchen in my PJs recently, a
tiny voice called; “Hi Ali”, then another; “Hello”, then
a deeper, tiny voice; “Ayup Ali”. My son was cooking
his tea and seeing my confusion, he pointed to
the shelf and there was his phone with five tiny
faces waving at me. All a bit Willy Wonka for me.
Apparently it’s called Group FaceTime. Get with it
There is a lot of negative press surrounding the
abuse of social media. Cyber bullying, fake news
and online grooming to name but a few of the
unspeakable ways technology is misused. However
it can also be a great asset to communities.
I have to share my favourite post of last year with
you. It went something like this;
“BIG UP to the guy outside the library traffic lights
who pulled up behind me in the middle of the road
on a red mobility scooter. At first I thought, get
on the pavement before you get hit, until I heard
the engine and he overtook me, MANS GOT A
MOTORBIKE ENGINE IN IT! Post some pictures pal.”
Comedy gold right there.
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We are an independent company with experienced
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friends of wollaton park
by Mark Jacobs
Rain, rain, rain...but the volunteer-members carry
The ‘Secret Garden’ is being transformed from
wilderness to civilised state, every Thursday morning,
with plans for fruit trees, pathways, a band-stand and
much more. The bovvies (sheds) could be a wine-bar,
the gardener’s cottage a reception area. Special
thanks to Moyra Cornish who raised more than £700
with her very successful fashion show, and to all the
staff of Wollaton Hall and Park for their continued
support, and to the volunteers.
Work also continues on the Park itself with Mrs.
Barlowe’s garden restored and soon to be planted,
chestnut-fencing along Thompson’s Wood, a Tudor
kitchen tidy-up, plus our amazing photographers
posting pictures on Facebook which we use for
our Christmas cards. See the volunteering events
courtesy of Kevin Beswick on Facebook. The
Camellia House with Pete Forster being interviewed
will be featured on BBC ‘Gardener’s World’.
Anyone who wants to become a member of the FoWP
group can join for the annual sum of £5, by contact
via email or phone. £5 covers insurance, parking
on task days and various perks. The committee
meets on the first Wednesday of every month and
invites anyone interested in joining to contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone Mark
Jacobs, the membership secretary, on 07747 616680.
You can also find us on Facebook.
Introducing a new look
Introducing Nottinghamshire Neighbourhood
Watch’s new website: www.nottswatch.co.uk
The new look website has all the information that
you would expect along with some that you might
not. It’s really easy to use and full of really useful
The website includes advice on:
• How to keep safe
• Your local beat information and alerts
• How to set up a neighbourhood watch scheme
• Information on NottsWatch
It’s very user friendly and by clicking on the area
relevant to you, zone in on local news and local
initiatives. There is also a blog where you can
share good news stories from your area along with
information on how NottsWatch supports local
services and charities.
From the website you can sign up for free
Neighbourhood Alert and receive crime updates
from your neighbourhood policing team, current
guidance on Action Fraud, police etc... and also
NottsWatch blog and newsletter updates.
A recent newsletter included a photography
competition, information on an email scam alert,
loads of local news stories, advice on travelling
safely and a really useful article on how to become
a Scam Marshall - so if you are inundated with
scam mail you can register and send your scam
mails to the National Trading Standards Scams
Team, where it is used as intelligence and to help
with further investigations. To register visit: www.
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Wollaton Care Group
An opportunity to get out of your house
for a couple of hours to enjoy a chat and
a 2 course lunch.
We operate two luncheon clubs
Wednesdays: Community Centre on
Thursdays: The Vale Community Centre
(at the top end of Wollaton Vale).
We can now offer places and provide
specialist transport if required.
For more info call
John Tordoff: 0115 998 8306
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If you run a support group or organisation and want people to know
about it, why not list it here? Free listing for not-for-profit or charity
groups. Call us on 0115 9269777 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Aching Arms - is a charity that brings comfort following
the loss of a baby during pregnancy, at birth or shortly after.
For more info visit www.achingarms.co.uk
ADHD - a support group for adults with ADHD. Meet 3rd Mon
monthly 7 - 9pm in Nottingham City Centre. Call 0115 982
2573 for more info.
Allsorts - Do you have physical or sensory disabilities?
Want to meet new people? Aged 18-40? Have fun with
like minded people, join Nottinghamshire Allsorts. Email:
allsortsnotts.org.uk or visit: www.allsortsnotts.org.uk
Adoption Open Evening - first Thurs monthly. Adopt
Together opens it’s doors for anyone considering adoption.
Come along for a chat with our friendly adoption team
between 6pm - 7.30pm at our West Bridgford office, 7
Colwick Rd, West Bridgford, NG2 5FR. For more info visit
www.faithinfamilies.org or 0115 9558811
Al_Anon - is a family group who meet twice weekly to
give support to family & friends who have or are living with
the stress of alcoholics. The meetings take place at 25
Clarendon St, Nottingham. Mon 7pm - 8.30pm & Fri 7.30pm
- 9pm. For more info call 020 7403 0888 or visit: www.
Connecting Families - for family matters. We are
passionate about parenting. Providing solutions through
courses and personalised support. Contact Eileen Mignott
for information on 07877 583529 or email: eileenmignott@
Contact the Elderly - why not consider volunteering for
Contact the Elderly? We are a national charity tackling acute
loneliness among isolated older people, aged 75 and over,
by organising free, monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties.
Please contact Tracy Parr on 01522 306565/07914 152679
or email: email@example.com for more
Cutting Back - self-help group for women who self-harm.
Weekly meetings in City Centre. For more info call 07930
713530 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Debt Help & Advice - The Debt Advice Network is a
registered charity offering free, impartial, professional, faceto-face
advice to people with debt problems. Contact your
local counsellor: email@example.com or
call 07973 113 882
Dizzy Self Help Group - for anyone in Notts area
with balance problems, whatever the cause. The group’s
meetings are a social occasion, with speakers on a variety of
topics, to provide an opportunity to meet fellow sufferers &
for mutual support. Meet at The City Mission, Parliament St.
For more info ring Jeff on 0115 8451360.
Fibromyalgia - support groups, workshops and group
meetings. Contact Charlotte - 0115 9676 434 or 07961
FREE legal advice clinic - at the CORE centre, Calverton
every Tues: 9.30 - 12.30pm. Lauren is a specialist family
resolution lawyer and offers a minimum 45 min confidential
free meeting. Call Lauren on 07990 806086 or email:
Framework’s EVE Works - helps unemployed people
into work/training/volunteering. We help remove barriers
to work. For free 1-2-1 appointments and training eg.
confidence building/interveiw skills. Tel: 0800 111 4262 or
Gateway Women - a group to support women who don’t
have children by circumstances not by choice. http://
gateway-women.com was started by Jody Day. The
Nottingham group meet 1st Sat monthly at Sexy Mama Love
Cicchetti, 15 Carlton St, NG1 1NL at 11am. For more info
contact Sally on 07796 318046.
Heart Support Group - run by Nottingham City Primary
Care Cardiac Service. Meet on first Wed monthly from
2-4pm at Bakersfield Comm. Centre. Also groups in Clifton
and Hyson Green. Contact cardiac team for more info on:
0115 883 4733
Irish Community Cancer Group - self help group for
people affected by cancer in the Irish community. Meet
the last Wed of the month 10.30am - 12.30pm at Self Help
Nottingham, NG1 2EG. For more info call 0115 911 1661
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Loss of someone to suicide? - Loss is a self help
support group for those who have experienced the suicide of
a family member or someone close. For more info call 0115
911 1661 (Mon - Fri 9am-1pm) or visit www.selfhelp.org.uk
My Sight Notts - provides support & advice for people
with sight loss including aids & equipment, IT support,
sighted guides & befriending, peer support & social groups,
arts & choir, sports & healthy lifestyle activities. For more
info call 0115 9706 806 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marie Curie Helper service - Provided FREE of charge
to people with any terminal illness and their carers. For
a few hours each week, our trained volunteers will visit
people in their homes offering companionship and support
tailored to their needs. To request the service, call 0845 304
8730 or email: email@example.com Visit www.
mariecurie.org.uk/helper for more information.
MS Society - Nottingham and District Branch Drop-in
meeting, 2nd Wed monthly at Brookfields Garden Centre,
Mapperley Plains from 2pm - 3.30pm. Meet at rear of cafe.
An informal event with a friendly group of people affected by
MS including carers and family. No charge, no need to book.
Just turn up or contact Doug for more info: 0115 966 3582
ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - MESH is a self help
group for people with ME/CFS. We have socials & run weekly
relaxation, gentle moves & breathing sessions. Some joint
events with people who have fibromyalgia. Contact Richard
on 0115 925 2586 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nottingham Miscarriage Support - for anyone
effected by the loss of a baby during pregnancy. Meet with
other women & men who have shared similar experiences.
Meet 3rd Thurs monthly 7-9pm at Sherwood Methodist
Church, Devon Drive. For info contact Kymm 0115 8449484 /
07870 771326 or email@example.com
Nottinghamshire Deaf Society - hard of hearing/deaf
social group every Mon: 10am - 1pm. Lip-reading classes
on Tues (daytime & evening). Welfare rights advice for deaf/
hard of hearing. For further details phone 0115 970 0516,
text 07817 275253, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Nottingham Eating Disorder Self-Help Group - for
anyone aged 16+ affected by an eating disorder, sufferers,
carers, family & friends welcome. Every other Mon: 6.30pm
- 8pm in the Think Tank at Nottingham Trent Students
Union. For info contact Maisie: 01332 367571 or maisie@
Nottingham Counselling Service - not-for-profit
service providing high quality affordable counselling
for anyone aged 16 & over in the Nottinghamshire area.
Accredited services include individual, couples & employer
assistance counselling. To find out more call 0115 950
1743 or email: email@example.com.
Located at Unit 5, Victoria Centre, Kent St, NG1 3LZ. Open
9am-8pm weekdays. Minimal waiting times.
Nottingham People’s Choir - singing for wellbeing
and fun. Sponsored by the Royal Concert Hall (where we
meet) & Institute of Mental Health. Every Thurs (term-time)
1pm -2.30pm. Only £2 (subsidised by sponsors). Highly
professional Choir Leader, Abi Moore. We welcome all adults
especially those who may not ordinarily join a choir & singing
ability not essential! Phone Theo on: 07752536426 or email:
Nottingham Osteoporosis Support Group - Royal
Osteoporosis Society. Our volunteer group works closely
with clinical teams, meets monthly & runs a support line. We
also provide annual medical updates, weekly tea dances,
clinical support, awareness raising & newly diagnosed
events. For more info or support call 07459 649734.
Nottingham Aphasia Independent Self Help
Group - meet monthly at Sherwood Community Centre. For
more info contact June or Chris on 0115 927 9368
Nottingham Prostate Cancer Support Group - if
you are affected by Prostate Cancer and would like to talk
to others in a similar situation, you are welcome to join our
group. We meet at the Nottingham City Hospital between
7 and 9pm on the 2nd Thurs every other month. Partners
always welcome. For further details please contact Self Help
UK on 0115 911 1661
New Beginnings Art Group - community group for
people unable to work due to long term health issues. No
previous painting experience necessary. Meet Wed: 13.30 -
15.30 at The Oasis Centre, Union St, Beeston, NG9 2LU. £20
per half term. For more info call Caroline - 0115 925 1300 or
Over The Rainbow Parkinsons Support Group
- support for ANYONE affected by Parkinsons Disease.
Our aims are to enjoy life & have fun. Monthly meeting
with buffet lunch 11am - 1pm, 2nd Sat at Southwell. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org or call Sandra & Michael on
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Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC) Peer Support
Group - offers help and support if you have been diagnosed
with PBC - an autoimmune liver disease. Meet every first
Tues monthly - 7pm - 8.30pm at Antenna, 15 Beck St, NG3
3BP. For info contact Wendy - firstname.lastname@example.org
Run Talk Run - a running group where we chat about
mental health. Every Sun beginning at The Bridge Sandwich
Bar, Victoria Embankment, NG2 2JY at 10am. Contact
Maisie Cropley on 07717 007023 for more details.
Relate Nottinghamshire - offers family counselling,
relationship counselling, sex therapy and young peoples
counselling. Costs negotiated according to income. Tel:
0115 958 4278 from 9am to 9pm.
SMART Recovery Groups - help people to gain control
over their drinking, drugs and other addictions. Peer-led
meetings are held in Nottingham on Thurs evenings & Sat
mornings. New groups are also starting in the County. For
meeting details please visit www.smartrecovery.org.uk/ or
contact Self Help Nottingham’s Information Line 0115 911
1661 (Mon-Fri 9am - 1pm) or email: email@example.com
The Wolfpack Project - a Nottingham based support
group reaching out to younger people & adults (16-50)
to help reduce loneliness & social isolation through our
Buddy Scheme (online, telephone and/or face-to-face).
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.
DOGLOST: REUNITING DOGS WITH
DogLost is the UK’s
largest FREE lost and
found dog service. It’s
an amazing resource for
anyone who has lost or
found a dog.
DogLost boasts an impressive track record in
reuniting dogs with their owners. The non-profit
organisation has provided free assistance to dog
owners nationwide since 2002, helping to reunite
around 80,000 dogs. Its automated alerts and poster
generation is supported by a network of volunteers
who offer advice and support on the ground as well
as the website. It works closely with the police, dog
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It’s free to join this national community of thousands
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Anyone who has lost or found a dog can
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Samson was stolen
The link below
provides more info:
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Simple and affordable
for dogs, cats and rabbits
Prevention is better than cure
VIP Club membership makes preventative pet
care marvellously simple, helping to keep your
dog, cat or rabbit healthy and happy at every life
And if you join in January or February
2020 you will receive a voucher
booklet full of additional savings
Your Wollaton practice
• Modern building with
• Fixed time appointments
• Regular Vet and Veterinary
Nurse at the practice
• Routine surgery available
• Separate cat and dog wards
• On-site laboratory
• Imaging facilities including
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• Friendly, professional team
you can trust
• Out-of-hours service provided
by Pride Veterinary Centre
To join, just pop into the
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fill out a form - it is that
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Call us on
64 Trowell Road,
Nottingham NG8 2DF
Cropwell Bishop Circular Walk
Walk distance: 2.5 miles
Walks With Emily & Friends
Difficulty: Very easy (however there are two stiles, so
this might not be suitable for larger dogs).
Pub stop: We didn’t have a pub stop on this walk.
Starting point: Hoe View Road, Cropwell Bishop
Cropwell Bishop is a lovely little village about 25
minutes out of Nottingham. There are plenty of
longer walks you can also do from the path you
join on this walk, we just didn’t have enough time
to go further.
Keep on this path passing the backs of several
houses. This path will bring you back on to the
main road where we started. Turn left when you
reach the end of the road and Hoe View Road will
be on your left a few yards down the road.
We parked on Hoe View Road in Cropwell Bishop.
This is a housing estate, so parking is free, but
remember to park responsibly. As you come out
of Hoe View Road, turn left on to the main road,
passing the Cropwell Bishop Creamery a few
hundred yards down the road.
There is a lovely shop here that is open to the
public where you can pick up artisan cheese
amongst other items. Unfortunately this isn’t open
on Sundays- check the website for full opening
To download the Ordnance Survey map route, and for
more dog walks around the Nottinghamshire area and
Follow us on social media for updates:
After passing the Creamery, carry on past the
church and up the hill. Just after the end of the
row of houses on the left you will see a stile and
a public foothpath sign pointing left into a field.
Cross the stile and follow the path down into the
field until you reach another stile, continue across
this and down the path.
The path winds round to the right a little, continue
following it, until it straightens again and meets
another path. Follow the footpath signs and turn
left along the stream.
Continue walking down this path until you reach
Cropwell Bishop Road (remember to put your dog
on the lead here as it is a fast road). Cross the
road and continue to follow the path. Keep walking
until you reach a t-junction, turning left at this point
to follow the path up a steady hill.
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Bilborough Baby & Toddler Group - every Mon (term
time) 9.30am - 11.30am. Just 50p, including drinks/snacks.
At St Martin’s Church, St Martin’s Road, NG8 3BH. Call
07929 013447 or visit www.stmartinsbilborough.org.uk
Beavers - St Margaret’s, Aspley Lane. Fri: 6.15pm - 7.30pm
(term time) in Pheonix Hall. Girls & boys aged 5-8 yrs. All
welcome. Earn badges, make new friends, have fun. Drop in
or ring 07910 038265.
Beechdale Toddler Group - every Tues (term time),
9.15am - 11.15am. 1st session free then £2 per session. At
Ambergate Community Centre, Ambergate Rd, NG8 3GD.
For more info call 07891 012086.
If you run a group or club for kids and you want it
publicising, this is the page for you. If your group is
not-for-profit or a charity then your listing is free.
All other groups pay just £5.50+vat per edition (under 150
characters). Please get in touch either by phone on 0115
9269777 or email: email@example.com
1st Wollaton Brownies- meet every Fri: 5.30pm - 7pm
at St Leonard’s Community Centre, Bramcote Lane, NG8
2nd Wollaton Brownies- meet every Mon: 6pm -
7.30pm and Guides meet Mon: 7.30pm - 9.15pm at St
Leonard’s Community Centre, Bramcote Lane, NG8 2AF.
The Ark Youth Club - 7-16 year olds. Thurs: 6.30pm-
7.30pm (term-time). Table tennis, pool, games, life lesson
stories and tuck shop! Glaisdale Gospel Hall, NG8 4GY. For
more info call: 07967 490318.
Aspley Youth Group - 7pm - 9pm (11-19yrs) at The
Aspley YMCA, Melbourne Road, NG8 5HL
Army Cadets - challenge yourself and learn new skills:
fieldcraft, navigation, camping, expeditions, shooting,
BTEC, DofE & much more. Young people 12-18yrs. Visit
Armycadets.com to find your nearest Detachment or
Air Training Corps 1803 (Hucknall) Sqn) - The
Aerodrome, Watnall Rd, Hucknall. Ages 13 - 18 yrs. Mon &
Wed: 6.45 - 9pm.
Absolute Triathlon Club - expert swim, bike & run
coaching for ages 8-14yrs, all abilities. Meet Thurs 5pm -
7.15pm(term time) at Southglade Leisure Centre, Bestwood.
Call 0115 960 7912 or visit www.absolutetriathlonclub.co.uk
for more info.
Birchover Play - every Wed: 3.30 - 5.30pm. For 5-13yrs at
Birchover Comm. Centre, 83 Birchover Road, NG8 4BW. For
more info call 0115 976 3777.
Cubs at St Margaret’s - Mon (term time) 6.30pm - 8pm
at Phoenix Hall, Aspley Lane. Girls & boys aged 8 to 10½ yrs.
Make new friends, earn badges, have fun! Come and visit or
call 07527 645839
Drop In Play Session - every Mon: 9.30 - 11.30am for
0-5yrs at Wollaton Children’s Centre, Arleston Drive, NG8
2FZ. For more info call 0115 876 2185
Diddy Dots - every Fri (term time only), 10am - 11am. For
0-18mths. Aspley Children’s Centre, Minver Cres, NG8 5PJ.
For more info call 0115 876 3777
Grangewood Carers & Toddlers - Tues (term-time) at
Grangewood Methodist Church. 1.30pm to 3pm. £1.50 per
session. For more info call Margaret on 0115 925 8093
Harrow Road Toddler Group - every Mon (term
time), 9.45am - 11.15am. From birth-5yrs, £2 per session at
Wollaton Park Community Centre, Harrow Rd, NG8 1FG. For
more info call Sue Tyrer on 0115 928 2421 or 07815 449876.
Inbetweenies Group - every Wed, 10am-11.30am (term
time). For ages 10mths - 2 years. Aspley Children’s Centre,
Minver Cres, NG8 5PJ. For more info call 0115 876 3777
Kingswood Toddlers - Wed & Thurs 10am - 11.30am.
Birth - 2½ years. £2 per session. At Kingswood Church,
Lambourne Drive, NG8 1GR. For more info call 0115 928
Lily & Co Day Nursery - provide childcare for children
aged 6mths-5yrs at Aspley Childrens Centre, Minver Cres,
NG8 5PJ. Flexible hours. Early Learning Programme. For
more info: 0115 970 5152
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Mucky Pups - every Fri: 1.15pm - 2.45pm for 0-5yrs. A
messy play session at Wollaton Children’s Centre, Arleston
Drive, NG8 2FZ. For more info call 0115 876 2185
Nottingham Youth Band - if you’re 8yrs+ and play a
woodwind, brass or percussion instrument to Grade 2 or
above, come along & try out our Youth Band. Rehearsals are
Tues (NYB West Bridgford) & Thurs (NYB Beeston). For more
info call 0115 958 9312 or email@example.com
Nottingham Sea Cadets - Waterside Way, Nottingham,
NG2 4DP. T: 0115 958 0528. E: nottinghamseacadets@live.
co.uk W: http://units.ms-sc.org/nottingham. Tues & Thurs
eves 7pm - 9.15pm.
Notts & Arnold Amateur Cricket Club - October-
March. Notts Indoor Cricket Centre, Bar Lane Ind Est,
Basford Maltings. Mon U11 6-7pm; hardball net 7-8pm;
Friday Club Night for all ages 6.30pm-7.30pm. Indoor Cricket
League Saturdays 1-5pm U11 & U13. Contact Andrew Claye
Nottingham Junior & Girls’ Voices & Nottingham
Youth Choir - choirs for children 7-21yrs. Rehearsals
take place Tues (term time) 6.15pm - 7.30pm (Junior &
Girls’ Voices) & 7.30pm-9pm (Youth Choir) at Nottingham
Emmanuel School. For more info call 0115 958 9312 or
Nottingham Boys Choir - does your son enjoy singing?
NBC rehearses in Daybrook Baptist Church, Mansfield
Rd, Daybrook, Wed - 6.15-8pm. Visit our website: www.
nottinghamboyschoir.co.uk or drop in on a rehearsal. It’s
Nottingham Outlaws BMX Club - run coaching
sessions Sat: 9.30am onwards. Gates Thur (Spring/
Summer) & Sun (Winter). Also BMX racing. For
more info:firstname.lastname@example.org or
facebook: Nottinghamoutlawsbmxclub or visit www.
nottinghamoutlaws.com. Sellers Wood Drive, Bulwell.
Pippins Playgroup - a fun & friendly baby & toddler
group. Fri: 10am - 11.30am at Wollaton Vale Community
Centre, NG8 2JA. For more info visit www.facebook.com/
Spanish Tutor Online for Kids - save time travelling
and let your children enjoy while they learn Spanish
from the comfort of your home. Have a look at my
website: spanishtutorsonline.net and contact me: hola@
Strictly Ballroom/Latin American Dancing with
BW Dance - Chilwell Memorial Hall, High Road, Chilwell,
NG9 4AT. Saturday 11am - 12 noon. Groups for all ages 3 yrs
upwards. All teachers DBS checked. For more info contact
us 07940 783159.
St Leonard’s Dads & Kids Club - every 3rd Sat, monthly
for 0-11yrs. From 10am - 12 noon at St Leonard’s Community
Centre, Wollaton Rd, NG8 2AF.
Scout Association - 0115 952 3617
Song, Story & Rhyme - every Thurs: 11am-12noon. For
ages 0 -4 years. Aspley Children’s Centre, Minver Cres, NG8
5PJ. For more info call 0115 876 3777.
Wollaton Twins Group - for parents, carers & expectant
parents with their multiple birth children (& siblings). All
welcome. Meet on 2nd Mon monthly - 10am - 11.30am at
St Leonard’s Comm. Centre, Bramcote Lane, Wollaton, NG8
2ND. £2 per family for NTTC members, £3 non members.
For more info: Sarah: email@example.com or
contact us via Facebook.com/wollatontwinsgroup
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Do you struggle to find time to promote yourself?
Let us take the stress away for you and help inject
some life into your social media presence
Monthly social media packages available
from just £75 per month
Did you know we also do graphic
design, print, web design,
corporate video and photography?
It’s a social thing.
Tel: 07794 899853
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Participate in behaviour and
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Is your child…
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• A bilateral cochlear implant user
• With English as their first language
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their behaviour and language ability.
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Or call: 0115 823 2612
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Death in the
t was always going to happen. We’ve had the first
death in our family which we had to explain to the
children. Even worse, my daughter was the one who
discovered the body and my wife and I had to deal
with the aftermath.
Fear not! Fortunately, it was one of the family Guinea
Pigs rather than a dead relative. We haven’t had
to re-enact a real life version of Cluedo, so we can
safely put the candlestick and lead pipe back in the
We’ve had the Guinea Pigs for about a year. Originally
we bought two and one morning we discovered that
another had appeared. Evidently one of the original
pair was pregnant when we bought her so we got
three for the price of two, which made me quite happy
about the inherent savings on the family budget. It
was also my daughter that discovered we had a new
arrival whilst I was preparing their breakfast, so in
some small way it’s appropriate that she was the first
to find the recent dead Guinea Pig. She appears to
have turned into some sort of child-like ferry person
who guides pets across the river Styx.
We’ve had animal deaths in our house before, though
this is the first time it’s been one of our pets. There
was the time when a dead rat fell out of the ceiling
during a bathroom renovation, that poor fella got put
in a bin bag and left on the driveway so that yours
truly could dispose of it in the dustbin. Then there was
the pigeon that flew straight into our patio door and
broke its neck. Cue Dad poking it with a broom to
see if it was definitely an ex-pigeon before putting it
in its own bin bag and disposing of it in a similar way
to the rat.
It turns out there’s a double standard of disposing of
animals depending on whether it’s your own pet, or
just some random wildlife. When I suggested to my
wife that we should follow the same procedure with the
Guinea Pig as we had with the previous animals I was
met with a very stern “I should think not”. Apparently
the bin was far too common a burial method for our
furry ex family member. So we found a cardboard
box big enough to put the now stiff Guinea Pig in
and resolved to bury it with full honours later that day.
When I returned from work the ceremony was already
over, it turns out the children had got over the shock
pretty fast. In fact they didn’t hang around much past
halfway through the burial leaving my wife to see out
the duties by herself in the rain.
In fact, aside from the immediate shock of finding
the dead pet the kids were pretty much okay. To
my complete surprise it was my wife who was the
emotional one, she seemed pretty upset when we told
her what we’d found which I think surprised her as
much as us!
In the weeks since we’ve returned to normal. The kids
bought some flowers which was nice, and the bright
side is that there’s one less Guinea Pig to clean up
after. Which is more of a benefit to my wife and I as
the kids do almost no cleaning up after ‘their’ pets.
Only having two left gives me at least a 50/50 chance
of remembering their names (the pets not the kids), so
that makes things easier too.
People used to say to me “get a pet, it teaches your
kids about life and death”. Honestly, I felt that was
quite a macabre way to look at it, and I hope that’s
not peoples primary motivation. But there’s something
in it, it’s been good to see how much pets mean to
us and also how the
children (and wife) have
coped. Me? I’ve still got a
spare set of bin bags and
a broom handle ready,
just in case.
Edging into my forties, I’m a wrangler of two young children
who are either going to keep me eternally young or drive me
to an early grave. I’ll be sharing some of my experiences of
parenthood and my terrible attempts at staying relevant!
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Broxtowe Borough Council......0115 917 7777
Notts County Council...............0300 500 8080
Notts City Council....................0115 915 5555
John Carroll..............................0115 876 1600
Harvey Haddon.........................0115 876 1600
Bramcote Leisure Centre.........0115 917 3000
QMC Hospital...........................0115 924 9924
City Hospital.............................0115 969 1169
Gas...........................................0800 111 999
Water........................................0800 783 4444
National Rail Enquiries..............03457 484950
Nottingham City Transport........0115 950 6070
Nott’ham East Midlands Airport.08719199000
DVLA........................................0844 453 0118
Tax Credits...............................0345 300 3900
Nottingham Cars.......................0115 970 0700
Local Community Centres
Wollaton Vale............................0115 928 1603
Wollaton Park...........................0115 928 8860
Beechdale.................................0115 915 0285
Birchover Park..........................0115 884 5901
St Leonards..............................0115 928 5778
Sheila Russell Centre...............0115 929 1582
Wollaton Library........................0115 915 2809
MP for Nottingham South:
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With so many great movies coming to the cinema
over the next few months The Savoy is the
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with it being the cold winter months, it could be
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The following blockbusters are set to
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Call Of the Wild
Sonic the Hedgehog
Peter Rabbit 2
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This classic cinema is the perfect venue to
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NG8 Index of Advertisers
1st Astral Aerials Limited 38
TV Confused 51
Air Conditioning/Warm Units
Richer Air 46
Nottingham Appliance Repairs 47
Dream Doors Nottingham 40
Shower Doctor UK 33
Sliding Door Wardrobes Ltd 7
Bella Blinds 32
Dark Ritual 13
AKJ Contracts 36
Arnold Building & Roofing Ltd 43
Nottingham Building and Roofing Ltd 37
Notts Building & Roofing Ltd 38
Pure Brickwork Limited 30
Trent Building & Roofing Ltd 30
WA Builders 39
Business Support Services
RS Media 72
Your Local Motors 61
Dance & Drama Schools
Start Dancin’ 11
A & D Dental Practice 14
Chewings Services 49
Dust Busters 30
MJ Cleaning 28
ADK Drains Ltd 39
ARA Electricals 43
Doctor Electrical 29
Faraday Electrics Ltd 39
Lee’s Electrical 46
Neil Codd Training 75
Tristram’s Sales & Lettings 1
360 Fencing 46
Beechdale Fencing Ltd 48
Sherborne Fencing 30
Trev’s Concrete and Fencing 33
Stonebridge Fireplaces 33
Kings Carpets 2
Foot Revive 13
Nahele Holistics 11
Nottingham Foot Care 12
Nottinghamshire Funeral Service 63
Nottingham College 15
Easyglide Ltd 53
JB Doors Ltd 31
The Garage Door Company 9
Andrew Price Motor Company 51
Automoto Car Care Centre 54
Arctic Cabins 5
Crusoe Garden Rooms Limited 55
Fairmead Garden Services 29
B & P Paving 51
Buffalo Driveways 58,59
Next Generation Home Improvements 41
Hair & Beauty
Bryn Tomlin Handyman 49
RH Property Services 28
S & A Property Maintenance 37
S & E Local Handyman Services 54
World Wood Furniture 52
Halls Locksmith 53
More Than Loft Ladders 38
NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research 73
New U Clinic 63
Stair Ability 68
Brinsley Community Choir 19
Duffy Optometrists Ltd 12
John Flynn Opticians 4
Painting & Decorating
David Draper Painting & Decorating 49
James Painting & Decorating 46
Mike Conrad Decorating 30
Paul Tinsley Decorating 36
Prep Decor 44
Whites Painting & Decorating 28
Door to Paw Ltd 75
Plumbing & Heating
MKSR Plumbing & Heating 37
MS Waterworks Ltd 30
Stellar Heating 49
Stonebridge Heating Centre 28
Slug & Lettuce 20
Removals/Man & Van
ACS Removals 37
Nottingham No Leak Roofing 49
Notts Roofing Services Ltd 47
Ideal Alarms 29,31
ALH Legal 63
Fernwood Fuels Ltd 3
Speak Inc 65
Charnwood Trees 52
Jack Glenn Tree & Gardening Services 43
Tindle Tree Care 37
Waynes Tree Services 39
WRS Tree Services Ltd 33
Scarsdale Vets 69
A & M Windows 47
Apollo Windows 45
KLG Rutland 8
Leivers & Millership 36
Smashing Glass Company 57
Stormclad Ltd 43
Neighbourhood Policing Insp.
Inspector Gordon Fenwick
Neighbourhood Policing Sgt:
Sgt 2996 Usha Madaraa
101 ext 802 4646
PC 2811 Dan Johnson
PCSO 7818 Louise Down
CPO 9760 William Davies
WOLLATON EAST &
Neighbourhood Policing Insp.
Inspector Riz Khan
Neighbourhood Policing Sgt:
PS 3043 Andrew Hallsworth
101 ext 310 3043
PC 1115 Jez Shaw
PCSO 8834 Helen Russell-
Tayor - 07595 074226
CPO 4638 Bethany Hill
CPO 4648 David Fowkes
Year to date the overall crime in
the City West continues to show an
8% reduction of reported crimes.
This equates to 412 fewer reports.
Burglaries, theft and vehicle
offences are showing a healthy
reduction however we still taking
regular reports of overnight thefts
from motor vehicles where the
vehicle has been left unlocked.
These thefts could be avoided if
the car/van is locked.
House Burglaries are down by 30%
(94 less reports).
Vehicle offences are down by 37%
(193 less reports).
Disappointingly we are showing a
year to date increase in personal
robbery with 8 more reports than
we had this time last year. This is
an increase of 21%. We have been
working hard in this crime area by
putting in additional patrols.
from your local neighbourhood
policing inspector, Gordon
Anti-Social Behaviour continues to
be a concern with only a minor
decrease of 4%. Year to date we
have received 1522 reports of ASB
ranging from noise complaints to
off road bikes etc. I ask that these
reports continue as it allows me
to put the right resources into the
right areas at the right time. We
are working with our partners to
challenge ASB in all its forms.
**Please report ASB on 101**
We have carried out many
community engagements over
the past few weeks. Our Mini
Police officers attended Force
Headquarters on Armistice Day to
perform a guard of honour in the
And finally, our resident Body Worn
Cam celebrity PC Keith Parkes had
an audience at Jubilee Academy
where he answered questions and
provided crime prevention and
If you are having a community
event this winter please let the
local team know as we would like
to attend and engage with our
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