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With these very weird and
unprecedented times aff ecting
all of us, I, as thousands of
others, have now been laid off
work for the next few weeks at
Cooking was something that
I used to love and cookbooks
were my guilty pleasure, (Ali
can vouch for my obsession
and match it!) but working
full time meant cooking had
become a chore. Now with
all my free time, dare I say it,
I’m actually starting to enjoy it
again. Having to be creative
with ingredients when there is
little on the shelves and minimal
trips to the shops, using what’s
in the cupboard has never been
Marinating meat infuses so
much more fl avour into the dish
and the longer you can leave
it the better it tastes. Here are
three very simple recipes to
turn the humble chicken thigh
or fi llet into something tasty. If
you’re missing your favourite
restaurant or takeaway right
now (I know I am!) you can still
enjoy fabulous fl avours at home
at very little cost and minimum
500g boneless thighs or 3
large chicken breasts
For the marinade
Knob of fresh root ginger
2-3 garlic cloves
2 green chillies (seeds left in if
you like the heat)
30ml rice vinegar
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp ground turmeric
1 tsp salt
2 tsp sugar
1 tbsp veg oil
Cube the chicken, place in a
Marinade ingredients, blitz in a
blender or food processor to a
Spoon marinade over the
chicken pieces and turn them
to coat. Cover with cling fi lm
and place in the fridge for a
minimum of 2 hours but ideally
Remove marinated chicken
from the fridge 20 minutes
before you cook it so it comes
back to room temperature
Put 2-3 chicken cubes onto
Grill for 12-15 minutes or
bake in the oven 180°C for
20-25 minutes or until cooked
Serve with pilau rice and naan
4 boneless chicken breasts
For the marinade
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
1 clove of garlic minced
2 tbsp of dried oregano
salt and freshly ground pepper
Mix all your marinade
ingredients together in a large
Cut the chicken into 2cm
pieces and place them in the
bowl. Use your hands to coat
the chicken with the marinade.
Cover the bowl with cling fi lm
and place in the fridge for 30-
Assemble the chicken on the
skewers and bake in the oven
for 20 minutes 180°C or until
Serve with Greek feta salad or
warmed pitta breads
Asian style chicken
6 boneless chicken thighs or 3
large chicken breasts
For the marinade
4 tbsp runny honey
2 tbsp light soy sauce
1 clove of garlic minced
Knob of root ginger minced
salt and freshly ground pepper
2 tsp sunfl ower oil
Mix all your marinade
ingredients together in a large
Put the chicken pieces into the
marinade and coat each piece.
Cover the bowl and put in the
fridge for 2 hours
Pour the chicken and the
marinade into an oven proof
Cook in the oven 25 mins at
180° . Every now and then
spoon the marinade over the
Serve the chicken with any
remaining sauce from the
casserole dish with brown
basmati rice and steamed
sing along with ellie is a big hit in care homes
by NG Magazines
Ellie Fessey has been busy during lockdown, live
streaming sing along sessions into care homes
and it’s proved to be a massive hit!
Residents and staff have really enjoyed the sessions
and the feedback has been really good. Even with
a few teething problems with the technical side
of things, Ellie has now reached out to all of the
care homes in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and
Chesterfield. One problem that kept cropping up
was the lack of equipment required to do the live
streaming (laptop with built in webcam and good
Wifi internet access). So Ellie’s husband suggested
making a DVD, using the webcam she bought for
the live streaming, to record the sing along session
within a little home studio.
Almost all care homes have a DVD player and now
all they need to do is put the DVD in and press play!
Ellie says; “this is a perfect solution for the residents
and the staff who are very busy during these difficult
times and might not be able to devote as much time
to recreational activities as they would normally.”
Fast forward six weeks and Ellie, with help from her
husband and friends, has now produced a DVD and
songbook. These are now for sale on her very own
website: www.singalongwithellie.co.uk, there is
a sample video of the DVD there for you to view for
free. Ellie has invested a lot of her savings into this
project and is keen to publicise it to all our readers.
You can also check out her facebook page “Sing
Along With Ellie “.
Ellie’s determination to reach out to residents in care
homes is fuelled by a painful personal experience
as she lost her mum recently to cancer. However,
because she was in a nursing home where there had
been confirmed Covid-19 cases, Ellie and her family
were unable to visit her during the last few weeks of
All of Ellie’s singing work has come directly from
her mum. Ellie explains; “we had countless sing
along sessions together for years, whether in
organised groups, in my car or just sitting at her
bedside, we always sang together. She always has
been and always will be my inspiration. Her journey
through dementia has been really tough, I can’t
begin to explain the impact this has on the person
and their loved ones, utterly devastating physically
and emotionally. So I am determined to make my
sing along sessions happen one way or another, as
I have witnessed time and time again, how music
breaks though so many barriers for people living with
dementia or indeed people without it.”
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People affected by dementia in the East Midlands
are experiencing crippling loneliness and are
struggling to cope during lockdown, a survey by
Alzheimer’s Society reveals.
The charity is helping to alleviate the anxiety
many face by making thousands of ‘welfare calls’
to provide support and information. In the East
Midlands more than 6,000 calls have already been
made by staff and volunteers determined to reach out
to those in need.
Jean Eastwood (pictured above), of Nottingham, who
has Alzheimer’s and lives alone, said: “Because of
living on my own the lockdown has affected my daily
regime by restricting meetings, gatherings and my
“It has also affected my memory. I am forgetting to
turn off electrical items such as the grill, the oven and
the hot water switch in the last few days.”
Alzheimer’s Society is calling for people to sign up
and become a Dementia Friend. For more information
Alzheimer’s Society’s funds have been badly hit by
the pandemic. Donations to their Emergency Appeal
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Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Advisers provide
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THANK YOU TO NG MAGAZINES
FOR OUR MACMILLAN BEYOND
by Self Help UK
Earlier this year NG Magazines
allowed us an editorial to appeal
to anyone who would like to
volunteer with our service.
Self help UK, in partnership
with Macmillan, run the Beyond
Diagnosis service to provide
emotional and practical support
to anyone affected by cancer
whether someone with a diagnosis or a family
member, friend, anyone at all! Our volunteers can
support on an ongoing basis or as a one off.
Newly trained volunteer, Kathryn Holmes (pictured
above), came to us by responding to our NG advert.
She has been offering vital telephone support, at a
time when our service has been needed more than
We asked Kathryn why she replied to the advert
and Kathryn replied; “I hadn’t heard of the Beyond
Diagnosis team before and, if I hadn’t seen the advert
in the NG magazine I would never have realised how
my personal experience of supporting someone with
their cancer journey could help someone else in the
We recruited a number of volunteers thanks to the NG
advert, and our service is extremely grateful to the
magazine for supporting us and enabling us to reach
people all over Nottinghamshire.
We welcome self-referrals as well as those from
health professionals, so if you or someone you know
could benefit from this service then please send an
email to email@example.com or contact Self
Help UK on 0115 9111662.
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“it’s ok not to be ok”
by Val McCartney Founder & Trustee
the miles for maggie’s
by Maggie’s Centres Nottingham
Jonathan’s Voice is a registered charity that
was established in 2017 in memory of Jonathan
McCartney who tragically and unexpectedly took
his own life in October of that year. He was 35.
Jonathan was a successful patent attorney. We were
shocked when we subsequently learnt how many
people each year die by suicide. In 2018 there were
6,507 suicides registered in the UK, an average of
18 each day and sadly more than in 2017. Suicide is
more prevalent in men than in woman and is the most
common cause of death in men aged 20 – 49.
We came to understand that Jonathan had been
struggling for a long time but felt unable to seek
professional help. He felt that he should be able to
manage on his own. Research studies consistently
show how reluctant many people are to discuss their
mental health, particularly with their employer. There
may be many reasons for this but one is certainly a
sense that there is a stigma around the topic.
One of the prime aims of Jonathan’s Voice is to
reduce that stigma associated with mental health
and to empower people to speak up and reach out
for help when they need it. The charity aims to raise
awareness of mental health issues in workplaces,
provide resources and support organizations to
develop good mental health practice. We also offer
bespoke presentations and talks to both companies
and community groups. For further information
visit www.jonathansvoice.org.uk or email val@
This month, cancer charity Maggie’s Nottingham
is encouraging people to walk 12,000 steps a day
to help them support the 1 in 2 people who will get
cancer in their lifetime.
As more people live longer with cancer, charity
Maggie’s Nottingham is seeing an increasing need
for practical and emotional support to help people
cope with the changes that cancer brings. Maggie’s
offers free support and advice on living well with
cancer. This includes ensuring that people with
cancer are really listened to, that they are offered
tailored individual support, group support and
practical advice. All of which is delivered by qualified
professionals in a comfortable setting that enables
people to meet others who understand what it
means to be living with cancer too.
All of the money raised through the Miles for
Maggie’s challenge will make sure Maggie’s
Nottingham can continue to provide free,
professional support to all those living with cancer
who need it, as well as their family and friends.
Do 12,000 steps a day for a month and help us
support the 1 in 2 people who will get cancer in their
lifetime. Register now and get a free t-shirt:
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Group directory - please note due to covid-19 groups may not be
running as normal 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
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.
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
Al_Anon - 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.
Alcoholics Anonymous - every Sunday 5.30pm -
6.30pm at Sherwood Community Centre. Just turn up.
Adoption Open Evening - first Thurs monthly. Adopt
Together opens its 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
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
arthritis action nottingham group - meet at St
Mary’s Church, Wollaton Park, NG8 1AF. 2pm-4pm. To
find out more & book your place - 0203 781 7120, info@
arthritisaction.org.uk or www.arthritisaction.org.uk
Bariatric Support Group Nottingham -
Nottingham’s first support group for those who are waiting
for, or have had any type of bariatric surgery. Carers, friends
and family welcome. We meet 2nd Tues of the month 7pm
- 9pm at the Hyson Green Community Centre, 37a Gregory
Boulevard, Hyson Green, NG7 6BE. For more infol: 0754 621
5757 1pm - 4pm
Breathe Easy - a support network for people with a
respiratory condition, their families, friends & carers. The
Nottingham North Branch welcomes people from Arnold,
Gedling, Carlton, Mapperley & Sherwood areas. We meet
the 2nd Thurs each month at St Georges Comm Centre,
Victoria St, Netherfield at 1.30pm. Further info: Jim Bennett
Breathe Easy Gedling - a support network for people
with a respiratory condition, their families, friends & carers.
We meet the 2nd Tues each month from 1pm-3pm at the
Scout Hut, Calverton Road, Arnold, NG5 8DP
Chernobyl Children’s Life Line (CCLL) Nottingham
- providing respite care holidays for children from Belarus
& Ukraine who are affected by the ongoing consequences
of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Interested? Tel: 01949
842383 or email: email@example.com or visit: www.ccll.
cocaine anonymous - problems with drugs and/
or alcohol? So did we. We have weekly meetings across
Notts. For free help from people who have recovered from
their addictions please call 0800 689 4732 or visit https://
centralukca.co.uk/ You don’t have to be alone with this.
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
Coping with Anxiety - meet first & third Tuesday, 7pm til
9pm, monthly at Sherwood Community Centre, Mansfield
Rd, Sherwood. For more info call Martha: 07948 191093 or e:
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+,
by organising free, monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties.
Please contact Tracy Parr on 01522 306565/07914 152679
or email: email@example.com for info.
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Depression - group meeting every month in Arnold, also
one to one meetings available (limited spaces). To find out
more or to book your place please call Roxanne on 07988
083224 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Debt Help & Advice - The Debt Advice Network is a reg.
charity offering free, impartial, professional, face-to-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.
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
Free Drop in Cafe - stop the isolation, start the
conversation. Feeling lonely or isolated, that no one
understands what you’re going through or would you just like
to sit down with a cup of tea or coffee and chat to someone?
Then come and join us on the first Fri monthly: 9.30am to
11.30am. At Our Lady & St Edward’s Church, The Old Friary,
Gordon Rd, Thorneywood, Nottingham, NG3 2LG. All are
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:
friends for life deep (nottm) - self help group for
people living with dementia. Meet 3rd Thurs monthly,
10.30am-12.30pm at Westdale Lane Baptist Church,
Mapperley. For more info contact Cynthia on 07807 446602
Gateway Women - to support women who don’t have
children by circumstances not by choice. The Nottingham
group meet 1st Sat monthly at Bill’s, 15 Queen St, NG1 2BL
at 11am. For more info call Sally on 07796 318046 or visit:
Heydays Day Services - accredited day service provider.
Socialising and activities for over 65’s. Mon, Wed & Thurs
10am - 3.30pm. Two course hot meal & daily refreshments.
Tel: 0115 952 1421 (see our facebook page)
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
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.
MS Society - Nottingham & District Branch Drop-in
meeting, 2nd Wed every month at Brookfields Garden
Centre, Mapperley Plains: 2pm - 3.30pm. Meet in the rear of
the cafe. An informal event with a friendly group of people
affected by MS inc. carers & family. No charge, no need to
book. Just turn up or call Doug for more info: 0115 966 3582
Memory Cafe - anyone with memory problems, together
with their carers, welcome. Meet 2nd Wed monthly, 1pm-
3pm at Sherwood Methodist Church, Devon Drive (off
Mansfield Rd), Sherwood. For more info call Pauline: 01332
810366 or Alan: 01159 262232
ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/fibromyalgia -
MESH (M.E.Self Help) is Nottingham’s self help group for
people with ME/CFS and/or fibromyalgia and their carers.
For more info search for MESH Nottingham (M.E/CFS/
Fibromyalgia) on Facebook or email: meshnottingham@
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit www.
mariecurie.org.uk/helper for more information.
MYOtoNIC DYSTROPHY SUPPORT GROUP - 19/21 Main
Road, Gedling, NG4 3HQ. Myotonic dystrophy is the most
common and variable muscular ystrophy of adult life. Please
call or email for more info: 0115 987 5869. Email: contact@
Nottingham Prostate Cancer Support Group -
affected by Prostate Cancer and would like to talk to others in
a similar situation? You are welcome to join us at Nottingham
City Hospital between 7 & 9pm on the 2nd Thurs every other
month. Partners welcome. For further info call Self Help
Nottingham on 0115 911 1661 or email email@example.com
Nottingham Miscarriage Support - for anyone
affected by the loss of a baby during pregnancy who would
like to 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 or 07870 771326 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Aphasia Independent Self Help
Group - meet monthly at Sherwood Community Centre. For
more info contact June or Chris on 0115 927 9368
Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Ileostomy &
Internal Pouch Support Group - a charity which is a
self help group for people with these medical conditions. For
more info visit: www.nottsandderbyia.org.uk
Notts Peer to Peer Network - info for users of
Mental Health services in Notts. & their carers. Gateway
Drop In, for mutual support, info, occasional outings
and talks at St Peter’s Church, NG1 2NW (next to M&S)
every Wed 1.30 to 3.30pm. For more info email: mail@
nottspeertopeernetwork.com or write: Self Help
Nottingham, Ormiston House, 32-36 Pelham St, NG1 2EG or
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 07942 678692.
Nottingham Self Help Group for People who
Stammer - meet alternate Tues at Sherwood Community
Centre. Contact Mathew: 0115 953 2177.
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@
Nottinghamshire Deaf Society - hard of hearing/deaf
social group every Monday 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 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). We welcome all
adults especially those who may not ordinarily join a choir &
singing ability not essential! Phone Theo on: 07752536426
or email: email@example.com
Over The Rainbow - 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 01636 812399
Parkinson’s UK Nottingham Group - monthly support
group, meet 3rd Wednesday monthly (except Jan & June)
at St Judes Church Hall (405 Woodborough Rd, NG3 5HE).
Friendly, informal group for anyone affected by Parkinson’s.
Come along for a chat, make friends, enjoy a regular
programme of events inc. exercise classes, speakers,
outings and lunches. We hope to offer something for
everyone! To find out more email: parkinsonsnottingham@
hotmail.co.uk or call 0808 108 8335
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 - email@example.com
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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.
Rushcliffe & Gedling Voluntary Transport
Scheme - providing safe, affordable & reliable journeys
for appointments & social activities, for people who find it
difficult to use public transport, taxis & with no access to a
car. Volunteer drivers always needed. For more info call 0115
969 9060 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
tfn triathlon club race to
by TFN Triathlon Club
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
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
Smile! Stop Hate Crime - raises awareness and tackles
disability hate crime. People with learning disabilities should
not have to put up with harrassment and violence. REPORT
it to the police on 101.
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.
Tea Dance - run by Nottingham Osteoporosis Society.
Every Thurs: 1.30pm - 4pm at Sherwood Community Centre.
£2.50 includes tea and biscuits. All welcome.
West Bridgford & Sherwood Versus Arthritis
- monthly groups held in West Bridgford & Sherwood. We
support people with any types of arthritis & invite interesting,
informative speakers to our meetings. We also organise day
trips twice a year & join together for Xmas lunch. Please
contact Lorraine on 0115 981 6646 or lorrainesalt81@gmail.
com or Muriel on 0776 484 6257
Nottingham based TFN Triathlon Club have kept
active during lockdown by taking part in a duathlon
race to Kona, Hawaii (virtually, of course!) to raise
money for local charities.
Clubs from all over the UK entered the Corona to
Kona race. TFN entered two teams consisting of
novices right up to European and World champion
Kona is where the Ironman World Championships are
held. Ironman is an iconic race where athletes cover
2.4 miles swimming in the sea, 112km cycling and a
26.2 marathon run, all in one go.
The distance from Manchester (where the race
will start) to Kona saw a total of 570 athletes in 18
teams covering a distance of 2300km running and
13000km cycling. The first club to reach Kona won.
Jo Mallinson, from TFN said;
“It’s great to bring everyone together and contribute to
an event as a whole club. This is extremely important
now as we can’t have club sessions; it gives people
a sense of being in a community while still social
It was a fantastic achievement for the club, finishing
the challenge and they raised over £1500 for some
exercise equipment for the Nottingham Cancer Ward
at City Hospital.
If you would like more information on the club
please visit www.tfntriclub.co.uk or call Jo on 07545
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Painter & Decorator
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Mark also does footings and
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If you want your home and garden
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Taking the shock out of your electrics
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M: 07525 125115
T: 0115 855 7544
Based in Nottingham
Have you considered? Just like the rest
of your property your trees may need
some maintenance from time to time?
Local Tree Surgeon
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Gates ● Trellis ● Pergolas ● Gazebos
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For a FREE quote call Patrick on
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All work carried out is fully guaranteed.
Electrical, plastering and joinery services
Emergency call out 24hrs a day,
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All joinery work undertaken by a time served
tradesman with 25 years experience.
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internal & external · local repair
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Kia Stinger 2.0 T-GDI GT-Line S:
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The Kia Stinger is the fi rst car in a
long time that has had people
stopping and staring as they go
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brake calipers add even more
style and purpose, hinting at the
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out beautifully against the ceramic
grey of the 2.0 T-GDI GT-Line S
Sitting inside the Kia Stinger 2.0
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by the quality looks and feel to
all that you come into contact
with. Leather seats offer up plenty
of the adjustability as well as
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for front passengers and heated
for the outer rear. There are
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chrome trim. Access to essential
driving information can be had
courtesy of the supervision cluster
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the unbelievably clear and
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A feature that really comes into
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mentioned the optional 15-speaker
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amp & front centre speaker yet?
Sport+ selected, fi rst gear engaged
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ever increasing waves of power
and noise pushing you rapidly
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With rear wheel drive on offer for
the traditionally sporting driver,
you’re in a car that turns beautifully
due to the front wheels only having
to steer rather than handle the
engine’s power as well.
As you toggle through the driver
settings, preparing the car for a
long motorway slog, shopping trip
or just the commute to work you
have the knowledge that beneath
you and a turn of a dial away, is a
true sports saloon.
This is a car that could and really
should provide the family man/
woman with a way out, an escape
from monotony and dreariness,
the sounds of freedom barking
from the Stinger’s exhaust and
scrabbling traction control. Have
your cake and eat it? For £29,995
with Kia’s current customer saving
Where will you go?
Local, Affordable & Reliable
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areas. We have over 40 years experience in
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at competitive prices.
Call 0115 987 60 94 today
• Engine Diagnostics
• Tyres and Exhausts
• Four Wheel Alignment
• Fuel Detox
• Air Conditioning
• Air-Con Detox
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RESKIMMING OF OLD WALLS ~ SKIMMING
OVER ARTEX ~ CEILINGS OVERBOARDED
PATCHING WORK ~ PLASTERBOARDING
honest, reliable, clean & tidy work
free quotations & advice
call Rich on:
0115 953 2003 ~ 07734 405879
Hedge & Grass Cutting
Licensed Waste Carrier
T: 07802 742 381
FOR ALL YOU FENCING AND GARDENING NEEDS
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Call Mark on
0115 953 3208
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Sockets, lighting, cookers, showers, spot
lights, security lights etc...
Rewires, fuse-boards, earthing,
Over 25 years experience
No job too small
Part P ELECSA approved
All work to 17th edition and guaranteed
Call Steve on
Landline: 0115 952 4306
Mobile: 0781 7087920
soffitt, fascia & Upvc cleans
professional service | 20 years exp.
Call John on
Most households jobs/repairs undertaken
bathroom & kitchen refurbs,
ceramic tiling, plumbing, painting,
decorating, fencing, roofing, flooring,
gardening, flatpack furniture,
For a quote/advice ring Jason on
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Approved Chimney Sweep & HETAS Installer
Member of the Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps
Chimney Sweep with certifi cation
Stove Installation, Chimney Lining,
CCTV surveys & repairs
Bird Guards and Cowls supplied & fi tted
Full Public Liability Insurance
T. 01623 401128 • M. 07711 441459
Arnold Building &
NO JOB TOO SMALL
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SLATES OR TILES FITTED
EXTERIOR PAINTING • NEW FLAT ROOFS
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P.V.C FASCIA BOARDS OR CLADDING
All insurance work welcome
We can beat any GENUINE
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Tel: Mr Doran for FREE ESTIMATE & ADVICE
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2 x blue canvas deckchairs. GC
like new. £15. 0115 840 3612
Aluminium Ladder. 9ft extending to
18ft. GC as new. £50. 0115 840 3612
Halogen oven (JML). Brand new,
never used. Was £60. £50. 07594
Collection of model cars,
lorries and buses. Corgi,
Matchbox, Ledo etc., some limited
editions, all boxed and in original
condition. £100 ono. Would suit new
collector. 0115 938 3975
Petrol Mower. Haytor Spirit 41
needs service/repair or use for parts.
£15. 07762 414080
Kitchen dining table. Circular
pedestal, solid pine. H 80cm. D 92cm.
Also 2 x fiddleback chairs. £50. 0115
1950’s VW garage sign. £75. 0115
Brass port starboard ships
lamps. £80 for the pair. 0115 926
Mahogany stick mercury
barometer. £85. 0115 9265204
lightweight wooden ladders.
Min H 3.04m to max H 5.30m. Inc.
tubular steel wall-mounting brackets
for storage. £50. 07845 908896
Pair of wrought iron gates
with hinges. W 1.16m x H 0.92m.
£50. 07845 908896
Jigsaw puzzles. 1,000 pieces.
“An evening in Paris” (68cm x 49cm)
& “Celestial Planisphere” (67.5cm x
47.5cm). £3 each or £5 the pair. 07845
Metal arched decorative gate.
H 6ft 3” x W 2ft 6”. Used. £35 ono.
Fireplace. Wood surround. Marble
back & hearth. VGC. £75. 07908
Roof Tiles (Roman). 100+. 50p
each. 07908 913842
Cream Cotton Crochet Double
Bed Spread. Wedding ring design.
Never used. £45. 0115 938 3956
Sony Digital Still Camera.
Cybershot. £25. 0115 938 3956
Classical Records & Music
Books. Very large collection. Rock,
pop, jazz etc. Offers. 0115 911 8862
Classic Opera & Ballet Books.
Large selection. Offers. 0115 911 886
Rock/pop/jazz books. Large
selection. Offers. 0115 911 8862
Isabella Awning. 725cm. Fit
around 12ft caravan. Easy carbon
frame. Inc. inner tent. Good cond.
£100. 0115 928 4492
Hohner Piano Accordian. Suit
child 8+yrs. £10. 0115 926 7425
10 x horse brasses. 8 on leather
straps. Assorted prices. 0115 926 7425
Single Divan Bed. 2 drawers.
Headboard. Amazing condition. £30.
0115 926 7425
Carron Phoenix 1000 x 500 bowl
and half inset stainless steel
sink top. Reversable including tap
and waste. Brand new still in box. Cost
£120, will accept £70. 07941 846331
Nearly new Bosch dishwasher.
£125. Extractor fan & hood. £25 ono.
Mahogany coloured drinks
cupboard. 72” high x 47” wide. Glass
doors & 3 separate drawers. VGC. £45.
Metal Shed. Very good condition.
Free to take down and take away. 0757
Metal ladder. Converts to a step
ladder. £25. 0115 926 2948
White Schreiber Blanket Chest.
Immaculate. £60. 0115 926 2948
Collection of pottery,
glassware & wood carvings.
Best offer. 0115 926 2948
Bosch Dishwasher. Nearly new.
£100. 0115 978 6111
Extractor fan & hood. £25. 0115
Large selection of football
autobiographies. Many different
clubs. All hardback in good condition.
£1 each. 07505 607222
Dyson DC40 Vaccum Cleaner.
No tools. Good condition. £35. 0115
Roku Streaming Stick. Stream
HD 4K HDR. Includes McAfee live safe
premier. £30. 0115 891 5403
Pair Wrought Iron Gates with
fittings. 36” high X 50” each wide
£30. 0115 9653583
Set of four floor mats for a
Mercedes B Class. Hardly used.
Cost £96. £50 ono. 07880 984347
wrought iron gates.2 x driveway
gates (52”&53.5”x35”) 1 x side gate
(39”x36”). £50. 0115 875 0855
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2 x Schreiber 2 drawer units.
Brown & cream. H 2ft6” x W 2ft. £30
ono for both. 07923 415320
Chaise Longue. Cream & gold. With
bolster and carved wooden legs.
L 4ft6” x W 2ft. £50 ono. 07923 415320
3 x Wardrobes. Cream. Will all fit
together. 2 x 6ft x 2ft6” hanging robes.
1 x 6ft x 2ft with mirrored doors & 3
drawers. 07923 415320
royal dalton yorktown full
dinner service. Nearly 100 pieces.
Serves 8. New condition. Offers. 0115
copper log scuttle. £70. 0115
sheritan television cabinet.
22.5” wide x 34” high. £30. 0115 920
oak reproduction cocktail
cabinet. £125. 0115 920 4728
bmx mongoose bike. With new BMX
tyres. £45. 0115 779 3150
matching mans & youths
raleigh max mountain bikes.
Call for more details. £120 the pair.
0115 779 3150
jacque vert trouser suit. Black
with tan trim. Size 16. Never worn. £55.
0115 920 4728
m & s skirt & jacket suit.
Houndstooth check. Size 16. Brand
new. £50. 0115 920 4728
2 x silver thimbles. £15 for both.
0115 877 4214
vintage oak cocktail cabinet.
Internal light & mirror, drop down
front. Beautiful condition. £150. 07816
singer 1920’s manual sewing
machine. With lockable lid & key.
Immaculate condition. £90. 0115 877
small child’s sewing machine.
Chain stitch. VGC. £20. 0115 877 4214
VINTAGE BRIEFCASE. 1971. Tan. Top
quality cowhide. Made in England.
Mint condition. Never used. £80. 0115
brass coal bucket, brass
companion set & brass fender.
£65 the lot. 07788 486028
rupert bear stamp collection
& some parker pens. Offers. 07788
Electric keyboard. Pony synth
eko. £100. 0115 919 6938
Small pocket chess computer.
£15. 0115 919 6938
Partner chess computerised
2000. £15. 0115 919 6938
Brass hall lamp. With stained
glass shade & mahogany stand. Lovely
condition. £12. 0115 962 6883
Mahogany reading lamp. £15.
0115 962 6883
Hoover Turbo Power Vacuum
Cleaner. Very little used. £50 ono.
0115 9621 529
Porcelain Floral Jardiniere.
With pillar stand. £25 ono. 0115 9621
Ladies Handbags. Some leather.
Good quality. VGC. Various prices.
0115 9621 529
mamas & papas rocking horse.
Saddle, reins & stirrups. Beige fur. Suit
up to 5yrs. £45. 0115 875 0855
1st edition d’arcy bear. As new.
£25 ono. 0115 875 0855
3 piece suite. Settee + 2 x electric
recliner chairs. Beige/Brown machete
fabric. VGC. £400 ono. 0115 875 0855
HiFi stereo equipment, amps,
turntables, speakers, vinyl records also
musical instruments. 07855 994605
Old fishing items or full set-ups wanted
by collector. Anything considered.
Old tools ie: planes, chisels etc. Also
mamod steam items or similar. Shed/
garage clearance. Cash waiting.
Broken or unwanted gold jewellery.
Also costume collections. Top prices.
Cash paid on collection. Fast service.
Engineering machinery. Big or small,
single items or complete workshops.
Lathes, mills, drills, saws, grinders,
tooling etc. 07779 432060
Collector wants gents mechnanical
Swiss wrist watches and pocket
watches eg. Omega, Longines etc.
Best cash prices paid. 07973 815778
Bikes bought for cash. Old racers,
top brand bikes, carbons, fold-ups,
mountain bikes. Particularly interested
in old Raleighs, Specialized, Trek,
Boardman, Brompton, Dahon, Planet
X, Bianchi, BMC, Campagnolo, Colnago
etc. CASH WAITING. 07971 692815
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All types of Electrical work undertaken
Faults, Repairs, Testing, Alterations
Replacement lights from £40.00
Electrical Test & Inspection EICR from £100.00
New Consumer Unit, Test Certificate & Building
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Over 30 Years Experience
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A PLUMBER THAT LOVES THE SMALL JOBS!
FITTING OUTSIDE TAPS
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Free quotes provided
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Specialists in all aspects of building and roofing
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As a local,
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From the initial quote you get from the owner of JB
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ensuring a thorough job is done every time.
We supply a whole host of garage door styles, which
means you can match your new garage door to the
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We also offer entrance doors from Hormann and
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Automation for garage doors is a growing trend
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Janet & I run a small
nursery called Special
Perennials, our website is
Pretty in Pink
We’re all spending more
time in our gardens and
it’s lovely to sit and relax
surrounded by soft, calming
coloured flowers and what
is more calming and pretty
There are so many shades of
pink flower to choose, from
the palest blush through to
luxurious lipstick pink. Pink is
an easy colour to combine
– just avoid orange unless
you like jarring clashes. Here
are some of my summertime
favourite pink flowers.
Annual lobelias are usually
blue but there are plenty of
pink perennial types. These
have upright stems and form
neat clumps. Lobelia Compton
Pink (pale pink flowers), Lobelia
Russian Princess (shocking
pink flowers and bronze leaves
and stems) and Lobelia Tania
purple-pink flowers) are all
very lovely. Generally, Lobelias
require moist soil in summer
but good drainage in winter.
This is achieved by adding lots
of grit and compost to the soil
There are many lovely pink
hardy Geraniums to choose
from. The low growing, sun
loving Elke is particularly
tough and make a lovely
edging against a patio or path.
Sherwood is taller and has
intriguing, rolled up petals.
Scent in the garden is a
must have and the border
pink Devon Wizard has a
spellbinding fragrance and
bold, bright magenta flowers
that are also great for cutting.
If you keep him dead-headed
he will weave his magic right to
the end of autumn.
One of the most impressive
pink flowers in my garden
are the large, thistle-like,
fuchsia-pink heads of the
Stemmacantha that erupt from
ping-pong ball sized silver buds
in June and July. Once the
flowers have finished the seed
heads give prolonged interest
and feed finches in winter.
Another striking looking
flower is that of the Japanese
burnet (Sanguisorba obtusa),
affectionately known as the
Barbara Cartland flower in our
garden as the long, feathery,
We also organise Plant Hunters’
Fairs, specialist plant fairs at
wonderful locations throughout
the season. This year we had
planned plant fairs during July at
Middleton Hall, Tamworth and the
National Memorial Arboretum,
Alrewas and during August at
Carsington Water, Derbyshire and
Southwell Minster. At the time of
writing this they are all suspended
and we are not sure if they will be
able to run or not, so please keep
up to date with all our latest plant
fair information by visiting www.
candy pink flowers look just like the
one of the feather boas that might
have graced the great lady’s outfits.
The variety Rock and Roll is shorter
with masses of upright pink flowers.
Echinacea (coneflower) have
become very popular over the last
few years, but some of the new,
exotically coloured varieties aren’t
very hardy. I stick to the old, pinkflowered
favourites like Rubinstern
with its large pink daisy flowers and
prickly, honey-scented cones. A
must for bees and butterflies!
With so many lovely flowers and
shades to choose from there’s no
reason why your garden shouldn’t
be pretty in pink the whole summer
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Prices start from just £29
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a product that looks like real
wood and stone flooring, but
provides many more practical
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you can create an authentic
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Give us a call, visit our store or go online today for more details
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Woods of Mapperley
by Bob Massey
While looking up information on Mapperley
it struck me just how many of the areas road
names have something to do with trees;
Wood Lane, Coppice Road, Corporation Oaks,
Elm Avenue, Chestnut Grove, Elm Bank,
Woodborough Road, Springwood Gardens,
Beech Avenue and Hazel Grove, to name but a
few. These road names are all that remain as
clues to Mapperley’s ancient past.
cut down for building and ship construction.
When they were gone, the land at the top of the
present Coppice Road was turned into pasture
The Basford and Algarthorpe woods once
continued all the way to Mapperley, covering
a larger part of the north western slope of the
Before the 1850s Mapperley was a wind swept,
inhospitable place in winter with nothing but a
few farm buildings, a couple of houses and the
early brick works. Most people who worked in
the area lived elsewhere and walked to work
each day. There was only one road and this was
little more than a track across the hills.
The area did have trees a plenty as it was still
part of Sherwood Forest at the time. Some
of these trees had grown naturally but many
had been planted and maintained to provide
a timber supply for the ever increasing needs
of Nottingham. The trees also formed a wind
shield, breaking up the strong winds that blew
across the hill top, to shelter the few houses
Going further back to the middle ages, Mapperley
hills were covered with trees. As early as the
14th century wood was being harvested from
Mapperley forests. In 1336 Robert de Crophill
sold to William de Amyas “half an acre which
lies in the Wodefield.”
In 1335, Red Lane was described as leading
from the Forest to the Coppice, and being
described as the wood of Nottingham (the one
that supplied Nottingham’s timber). At the time
it provided the main source of Nottingham’s
fuel. The trees were cut down and used, lawfully
and unlawfully, in the days before coal was
commonly used. There was no-one to see you
taking the trees in this wild and uninhabited
The present Coppice Road led to the Coppice
which was well stocked with oaks. These were
North of this was the wood of Arnold, from
which Hugh de Neville, in 1221, gave two cart
loads of wood each week to the Hospital House
of Saint John in Nottingham.
Thorney wood itself covered the plains from
Mapperley to Woodborough. On the southern
slope was the Gedling wood, and the Marshall
hills. During holiday times Nottingham people
went nutting and blackberrying.
Thoroton, the historian, wrote that; “The soil is
generally of the most fertile in England, except
a great part of the Forest of Sherwood, which
was the most pleasant, but by the abominable
destruction of woods is now much otherwise.”
With the need for bricks during the industrial
revolution due to the increased building, trees
disappeared at an alarming rate. The cleared
areas made good growing land and farms
sprang up to fuel the ever growing population
with food rather than timber.
What was once a scene of wilderness was in
marked contrast to the present town.
I am researching the history of Mapperley and would be very pleased to hear from anyone with
more details or information. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or post via NG5 magazine.
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What’s red and moves up and down?
A tomato in a lift!
Rabbit up neatly it’s a birthday present!
I told my wife she was drawing her eyebrows
She looked surprised!
Use a pants hanger on a kitchen cupboard to hold
your recipes while you cook.
Pour leftover wine into ice cube trays & freeze. Pop
one into risotto or Bolognese for a lovely flavour.
Put your duvet cover in a pillow
case with a tumble dryer sheet to
keep it smelling nice.
New toothbrush too hard on your gums? Rinse it under
warm water when cleaning your teeth.
Celery doesn’t last long in the fridge so to retain the
crisp texture wrap it in kitchen foil and then it stays
crunchy for ages!
What can you serve but not use?
A tennis ball
How do you make a fruit punch?
You give it boxing lessons!
Why do ducks have feathers?
To cover their quack!!!
Don’t cry it’s only a joke!
Safe weed killer
Mix a few tablespoons of
salt with a jug of boiling
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We are all looking for a return on our investment
with whatever marketing activity we undertake for
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works worldwide, but runs on a local level as well.
One that doesn’t provide cold leads, but fully
warmed up introductions where the ‘potential’ client
is already in the market for your services, and is
expecting your call. This is because a fellow member
will already have done the groundwork for you.
In a nutshell, that’s how BNI works.
It’s like having your own external marketing
department keeping their eyes peeled and their ears
to the ground, listening out for when their friends,
family, clients and contacts mention a need, that
they know a fellow member can fill.
You might ask “Why would they go to all that trouble
for me?” It’s because the ethos of BNI is ‘Givers
Gain’... “If I find an opportunity for you, you are likely
to want to try and find one for me”, it’s reciprocal and
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At BNI Business Team, (based in Arnold), our sole
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Here’s what our resident printer has to say on how it
helps his business.
As an 8 year member, our company has
gone from strength-to-strength. We now
have staff, 2 offices and have tripled our
turnover built on the weekly referrals we
receive from the group.
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Visit www.nottingham-bni.co.uk for more info!
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Due to Covid-19 we are currently
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Have your say on local policing priorities in your area
Thousands of people have been telling police
‘what matters’ to them after Nottinghamshire
Police encouraged communities to come forward
to help shape local policing priorities in their area,
as part of one of the force’s biggest-ever public
Nottinghamshire Police has been encouraging
communities to have their say in the force’s new
neighbourhood policing priority survey which is
already helping neighbourhood policing teams to
decide where they should be focusing their efforts.
Nottinghamshire Police Chief Constable Craig
Guildford said: “Neighbourhood policing is at the
heart of Nottinghamshire Police’s work and this
initiative is an extension of our commitment to
engage with the communities we serve to ensure
that we’re continuing to focus on what matters most
to local people.
“Focusing on specific priorities within each
neighbourhood is already helping to address issues
as they are raised and this work will help to ensure
that we can focus on more of what matters to local
people as our ambitious recruitment plans continue
and we introduce proactive policing teams into each
area of the county.”
How are local neighbourhood policing priorities
Neighbourhood policing priorities are informed by
local crime and incident data before being agreed
by each area’s neighbourhood policing inspector
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The results from the survey will be used to help
shape local policing priorities by enabling officers
working across the county to better understand
what matters most to the communities they serve.
Once agreed, each area’s priorities are published
on the Nottinghamshire Police website alongside
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The survey complements the existing public
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priorities are decided.
Tell Nottinghamshire Police what matters most to
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By the time you read this we may, hopefully, be
starting to get back to normal. For now though,
here’s a lighthearted peek into our lockdown family
All back to ours – 15 minutes after arriving back
from university you couldn’t see an inch of the
eldests bedroom carpet, even the dog nearly broke
its neck trying to get in to say hello. The treat
cupboard emptied within a day and apparently I have
been under-feeding him for 19 years!!! On the plus
side he can now cook and miraculously he no longer
requires any of his clothes to be ironed. Amazing
Son no.2 who is half man, half mattress, joined me
for a dog walk – unheard of BL (before lockdown).
It was lovely until the point he decided to ask if we
could stop so he could roll a cigarette!!!!! Guess he’s
figured out I’m too tired to argue with him (he was
right!). He’s also lost 3kg now he’s not shovelling
Doritos down at a rate of a family bag per day.
I do realise that family time is precious, but if I have
to listen to the futile scraping of a spoon on the
bottom of an empty yogurt pot one more time, while
I’m trying to watch telly, I am self isolating myself in
my bedroom for the next two months!!
Group chats – video chats are great for keeping in
touch, although I did wonder who the scarecrow was
on our work call yesterday, and realised it was me!
It took my mum and me 40 minutes to set up a
Zoom chat last Thursday. Finally we could see and
hear each other when the clapping started outside
so we had to say goodbye and rush out to join the
rest of the street. Running from the back door to the
front clapping like looneys. The drawbacks of an
Grooming – does anyone even bother washing their
hair anymore?...At least I can put mine in a ponytail.
Youngest son now looks like Oscar Wilde and oldest
like a Spandau Ballet throwback. Even the dogs are
suffering. Poor Harry looked like an electrocuted
sheep. Alarm bells rang when I arrived home, turned
on the lap top and saw the last google search; “can
you cut a dogs hair with human clippers?” …fast
forward three days and I can tell you the answer is
yes …but the poor thing looks like he’s been in an
industrial accident with a combine harvester. Who
knew there was such a thing as a canine mullet??
Shopping – after the initial panic buying nonsense,
we have all settled into a resigned routine around
shopping. More of us are becoming inventive with
ingredients and experimenting. Mushrooms instead
of mince anyone? Rich Tea instead of Hob Nobs? –
actually, no, that is a step too far.
Garden centres are now open which is great news.
However, trying to locate a growbag bought a whole
new level of pain and I was reliably informed that
compost is the new toilet roll! The cycle of lockdown
Thankfully the shops seem to have remained well
stocked with wine and beer, especially Corona Extra
(mountains of that everywhere). However, we have
avoided shopping as regularly as we normally do
and this led to a red wine shortage and a small
crisis in our house. Whilst emptying the larder
looking for a cashew nut substitute (sunflower
seeds in case you were wondering) I found a
dusty bottle of mixed fruit cider circa 2011, kindly
gifted to us by a home brewing friend. We dusted
it off, popped the cork and convinced ourselves it
tasted perfectly lovely. In all honesty under normal
circumstances we would have probably used it to
clean the drains (sorry Sylvain!), however right now,
any port (or cider) in the storm will do.
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Staring July 13th
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does your family have a
by Pete Jenkins, Detail Photography
by Nottingham Industrial Museum
I am a photographer and have been all my working
life. As I can’t go out and take photo’s at the moment,
I am sharing some insider tips with you.
When I am not photographing rugby, or events, I scan
and digitise old photographs. I also renovate those new
digital images allowing old photographs to be seen by a
new generation (see above).
My mum had a photograph drawer. That is to say, a
big drawer in the ‘welsh-dresser’ into which all family
photographs went. I wonder how many of you have a
It was not until (sadly) she became incapacitated that
I had proper access to it and all it contained. What a
wonderful treasure trove I found. When you have a
collection of photos like this, it makes sense to try and
organise them. Ideally, one needs to:
1. Identify the people in the pictures. If one person can
be identified, perhaps they can tell you who the others
2. Ascertain when they were taken. It is worth noting
that machine prints often have the date of processing/
printing stamped on the back.
3. Identify where the snapshot was taken. Shop names,
landmarks, all can help. Sometimes the name of the
photo shop will be stamped on the back.
Photographs and photographic paper can be delicate
and sometimes difficult to write on so it might be a good
idea to obtain some sticky labels that you can write the
details on and then attach to the photo – preventing
Nottingham Industrial Museum, the hidden
treasure in the courtyards of Wollaton Hall and
Deer Park have not let the Covid 19 emergency get
them down as their dedicated team of volunteers
continue to roll out the accolades.
Earlier in 2020, when travel was still possible, a team
from the World History Project travelled to the UK to
collect material for a series of videos that form part
of the curriculum in approximately 8000 schools
across the world.
To the delight of the researchers, presenters and
production team some of the most significant and
affecting of the videos features the story of the life
of ‘Nailers’ in Victorian times. The story adapted
and portrayed by NIM volunteer Avi Benn (aka Mrs
Mary Ann Bird in her Victorian Kitchen exhibit) has
been quoted by researcher, Professor Trevor Getz
from University of San Francisco State as ‘giving
an extraordinarily well-designed, pedagogically
intentional, and compelling history’.
This was further acknowledged as the Museum were
named as Finalists in both the ‘Volunteer of the Year’
and ‘Small Charity – Big Impact’ categories of the
East Midlands Charity Awards, on the same day! A
fitting response to their hard work and dedication.
Previews of the films can be viewed at www.
whp.oerproject.com. For information on when
Nottingham Industrial Museum will re-open visit
www.nottinghamindustrialmuseum.org.uk Want to
join us? Volunteering enquiries are always welcome.
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national trust 2020/21
by National Trust Nottingham Centre
September seems a long
way off as we come to terms
with social distancing and
restrictions on our daily lives.
Something to look forward to
when we can meet again is our
Winter Programme of talks.
The programme runs twice a
month from September to April. Each talk lasts for
an hour with a variety of subjects and speakers. The
year starts with “British Garden Birds”; later in the
year, “Gardens Great and Small” and “Japan’s Wildlife”.
History buffs may enjoy “Cuba and Panama”;
“Independence, Revolution and Pirates”, or “Inn Signs
and Local History”.
If restrictions are relaxed, we hope to run some
minibus walks for small groups from August onwards.
Here are the first few provisional dates:
Wednesday 5 August: Harringworth to Fineshade
Thursday 20 August: Brassington to Tissington
Thursday 17 September: Deep Hayes to Froghall
You will need to be a member of the National Trust to
join the Nottingham Centre and you will need to be
a member of both to attend our other activities. Our
programmes and newsletters keep you informed of
what is happening and when.
It costs £6 per person per annum to join and £10 for 2
people living at the same address. The talks cost £3
per person and £4 for guests.
Our Web site is: www.ntnottingham.uk
Our Membership Secretary is:
Barbara McDonald, Tel: 0115 9757800
Festival Raises SPIRITS
by Coop Member Pioneer Maria Narducci
The Mapperley Scarecrow Festival was created to
raise community spirits during lockdown. It was a
great success with over 150 scarecrows displayed.
There was so much positive feedback from the
residents about the festival and many used the
map to create walking and cycling routes to see
scarecrows for their daily exercise.
The festival included a competition with prizes
donated by local businesses. The winner of the
Public Vote category was ‘Florence the Superhero
Frontline Worker’ created by the ‘Hands of Kindness’
group who are residents of Beech Avenue who also
work hard making scrubs from the NHS. They won a
beautiful hamper from Deli-icious which they in turn
donated to the Florence Ward of City Hospital.
The Best Dressed category was judged by Vernon
Coaker and was won by ‘Shelly the Mermaid’ with a
prize of a family pass to White Post Farm.
Best Use of Recycled Materials was won by Daisy
with Recycled Reggie who won a ‘Big Night In’
hamper from the Co-op.
The festival was organised by local mums, Natasha,
Natalie and Maria. Maria is also the Mapperley Co-op
Visit the ‘What’s On Mapperely’ Facebook Group for
photos of all the scarecrows. Group members can
also view an online map with 110 scarecrows plotted
on it. To date this has been viewed over 2500 times.
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Community Diary - please note due to covid-19 groups may not
be running as normal . If you run a group or club and want people to
know about it, why not list it here? If your group is not-for-profit or a
charity then your listing is free. All other groups pay just £5.50+vat
(under 150 characters) per edition. Please get in touch either by
phone on 0115 926 9777 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Age UK Notts “Older Lesbian Network” - provides
opportunities for older lesbians aged 55+ to meet at Age UK
Notts, Bradbury House, 12 Shakespeare St, NG1 4FQ approx.
every 2 months for networking and social activities. For info
call 0115 844 0011 or email: email@example.com
Age UK Notts “Silver Pride” - a social group for older
gay and bi-men. Offers a range of social activities, walks,
etc. Meet at Age UK Notts, Bradbury House, 12 Shakespeare
St, NG1 4FQ. 2-4pm on 1st Fri monthly. Cost £1. For info call
0115 844 0011 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Arnold Local History Group - all new visitors or
members welcome. We meet 3rd Tues monthly with a break
in July, August & December. Meetings at Arnold Methodist
Church, 54 Front St, Arnold, NG5 7EL. Details: www.arnoldhistory-group.org.
Email: email@example.com or tel: 0115
920 0626 or write to:144 Surgeys Lane, Arnold, NG5 8GB
Arnold Arts Society - Pond Hills Arts Society, Pond
Hills Lane, Arnold. Meetings are on Tues/Thurs mornings
and Wed evenings. For more info visit: www.art4arnold.com.
Arnold & District Camera Club - meet every 2
weeks on Thurs eve at Pond Hills Community Centre.
Photography skills from the complete beginner to
the accomplished amateur. For more info visit: www.
Arnold Townswomens Guild - meets the first Tues
monthly at 7pm in the Meeting Rooms of Arnold Library.
New members welcome. For more details please contact
0115 960 2596 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Arnold Branch of the U3A - for retired or semi-retired
people. Meet at 1.30pm on the 1st Tues monthly at Arnold
Methodist Church - www.arnoldu3a.org or Pat Jackson:
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.
Burton Joyce Bowls Club - The Poplars Sports Ground,
Station Road. Further info: 0115 844 7167
Bonington Players - meet for rehearsals at 7.45pm on
Tues & Thurs from August to May at the Old Peoples Welfare
Centre, Nottingham Road, Arnold. Productions are staged at
the Bonington Theatre, Arnold. For more info call Linda on
0115 953 2807 or visit www.boningtonplayers.co.uk.
carlton & gedling u3a - a friendly group for the semi
& retired. Meet monthly on the 3rd Thurs at 10am, Richard
Herrod Centre. Tel: 07787 427200
Coffee Morning - every Tues - 10am til 1pm.
Refreshments and a good old chat. New Testament Church,
173-175 Carlton Road, NG3 2FX.
Coffee Morning - at Wesleyan Reform Church, corner of
Burford/Furlong St, Arnold. On the 2nd Sat monthly: 10am -
11.30am. Cakes, home-made marmalade etc. on sale.
Complementary Therapies, Health and Well-
Being - Every 4th Tues every other month (Jan, March, May,
July, Sept) 7.30 to 10pm, Arnold Library Meeting Room.
Entrance fee. Refreshments. Contact- Jacky 01636 815739,
Jayne 0115 926 2068.
City of Nottingham Probus Club - a club for men over
65, meet at The New Mechanics Institute, North Sherwood
St, Notts on 3rd Wed monthly: 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:
Daybrook Bowls Club - friendly club, 4 league teams
together with social bowling. Functions throughout the year.
New members welcome. Green: Sir John Robinson Way,
Daybrook (behind Sainsbury’s car park). Contact 0115 926
2705 or 0115 920 0206
Embroiderers’ Guild - anyone interested in stitching and
textiles is welcome. Meet at The Nottingham Mechanics,
North Sherwood St, Nottingham on 1st Tues monthly at 1.30
- 3.30pm. Info: Jenny on 01623 491331.
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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: www.evwa.org.uk
Free Guided Health Walks - Best Foot Forward run
friendly, easy walks across Nottingham city area every
weekday. Walks last from 30-90 mins in parks/green spaces.
If you are new to walking or wanting to regain your fitness
why not give it a try? 0115 844 0011 for more info.
Friends of Nottingham Museum - monthly meetings
with speakers at The Mechanics, North Sherwood St. For
details call Janet: 0115 922 1734 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends of Bestwood Country Park - a community
group for all interested in supporting the Park. For more
details check: www.fbcp.org.uk or email gillian.costello@
ntlworld.com. Visit our park community cafe 10-noon
Saturdays at Dynamo House, off Park Rd, Bestwood Village.
Foxhill Evangelical Church Coffee & Cake - every
Wed 10.30am til noon. Why not call in for a coffee, cake and
Friends of Woodthorpe Grange Park - welcome
anyone with a genuine interest in this local park visit: www.
woodthorpefriends.co.uk also on Facebook & Twitter or call:
Gedling Climate Change Group - we are a group of
people from all walks of life with one thing in common,
we want to make a change! We organise events, share
resources & meet regularly to inform, explain & campaign
about climate change. To get in touch please email:
email@example.com or join our online community on
gedling ramblers - we walk Thurs mornings for about 5
miles & most Sundays between 7 & 12 miles. For more info
call Martin on 07976 559609 or www.gedlingramblers.org.uk
Greenwood STEP CLOG - rhythmic, percussive dancing.
Mon 8pm, Queen’s Walk Community Centre, 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: joy.foxley@
Hucknall Round Table - a group of ordinary guys who
get to do extraordinary things. Members have the chance
to embrace life to the full & in turn support their local
community. Do more. Learn more. For more info email:
Keep Fit Association - exercise for mature ladies. At
Mapperley Community Centre every Tues 10.30am. For
more info 07979 866406 or 0115 943 0403
Kindred Spirits Notts - Many social activities a month
in & around Nottinghamshire, including coffee mornings, day
trips & exercise classes. There are no fees. Find out more by
calling 0115 844 0011.
Light Exercise - Gedling Asian Elders Association. Light
exercise (chair exercise) £3 inc. tea, biscuits & freshly
prepared meal. Every Wed 11am-2pm. St Marks Church Hall,
De-Vere Gardens, Woodthorpe. Tel Surjitsingh on 0115 958
3244 for more info.
Line Dancing - come along & join our group. Mon: 1.45pm
to 3.30pm at Bakersfield Community Centre (BANCA),
314 Sneinton Dale, NG3 7DN. Also enjoy a cuppa & lively
company. For more info call Pat - 07790 818343
Mapperley Artists - meet at Haywood Rd Community
Centre, 46 Haywood Rd. Thursday 1.30pm. Call John Tanner
on 0115 960 2614.
Marie Curie Mapperley & Arnold Fundraising
Group - would love to welcome some new members. We
meet on a regular basis and aim to host 2 or 3 events a year.
If you’d like to join the group or would just like to help with
local collections, please call Helen on 07794 695331 or
Mapperley Scrabble Club - Arrive at 6.30pm every
Thurs at Haywood Rd Community Centre. Newcomers &
experienced players welcome. For more info contact Stefan
on 07531 487739 or visit www.mapperleysc.org.uk.
Mapperley Knit & Natter Club - first Mon monthly.
6.45 - 9pm at Killisick Comm. Centre, Arnold, NG5 8DB. New
members welcome. For more info visit www.notts-machineknitters.org.uk
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mapperley and District U3A - meets 10am, 4th Thurs
monthly at Mapperley Plains Recreation & Social Club on
Plains Road, Mapperley. For more info: 07913 399362
Mapperley & Arnold Rotary Club - meet Wed @
6.30pm at Mapperley Golf Club. For more info contact the
secretary Peter Radford on 0115 966 3385
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Making Tracks Walking Group - for single adults 40+
who share a love for the outdoors. We walk every Sunday
all year in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire & Leicestershire.
Own transport essential. For more info visit: www.
walkwithmakingtracks.org.uk. All new members welcome.
mapperley ukulele group - meet at Westdale Lane
Baptist Church. Monday: 6.30-8.30pm. New members
welcome. Cal Rose - 07802 386370
Men in Sheds - a well equipped hobby workshop for men
aged 60+. Members can put their skills to good use, learn
new skills, have a chat over a cuppa & help support the
project. £2 per session. Daybrook Shed, The Stores Building,
Nottingham Rd, NG5 6JR. For more info call Les on 07872
839570 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nottingham Flower Club - welcomes new members
for demos & workshops. Thurs evening at Bluecoat School,
NG8 5GY. For details www.nottinghamflowerclub.co.uk or
Facebook or call Lucy on 0115 928 5117
Notts Fuchsia Society - we meet at Wollaton Park
Community Centre, Harrow Rd, Wollaton Park, NG8 1FG
on the 4th Tues monthly from 7.15pm - 9.30pm for talks &
demonstrations. All welcome. For more info call Derek on
0115 975 3365.
Nova - new friends for single people. Call at the Mapperley
Plains Social Club, Mapperley Top, Thurs from 8pm & pick
up our programme of monthly social events. For info: www.
novanottingham.co.uk or phone Paul on 07973 872213.
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
Notts LGBT+ Network - gay, lesbian, bi, trans? For
info and 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@
nottslgbt.com or text 07481 344040
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 Socialising - social group for 20 - 40’s.
Events include pub nights, quizzes, walks, classical concerts
and any other social event - find us on facebook.
Nottingham Mechanics Bridge Club - meets every
Tues & Thurs at Mechanics Institute, North Sherwood
St at 6.30pm. If you like Bridge we would love to hear
from you. For more info visit: www.bridgewebs.com/
nottinghammechanics/ or call David Underwood: 0115 960
7342 or email: email@example.com
Nottingham rspb group - are you interested in birds &
nature? Why not join our group? We enjoy monthly meetings
with guest speakers, outings & walks. For more info visit:
Nottingham Writers’ Club - meets 2nd & 4th Wed
(evenings) monthly in the city centre. We welcome everyone
who loves to write - aspiring, published or unpublished - all
genres catered for. For info contact Phil on 0115 938 4098
Nottingham Organ Society - Bonington Theatre.
1st Mon monthly at 7.30pm. Come along and listen to an
evening of light musical entertainment. Tickets from the
Bonington Theatre, Arnold, Nottingham. Call 0115 956 0733
The Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Field Club
- meets fortnightly, Sat afternoons (except Dec). Outdoors
(summer walks & outings) April - Sept & indoors (speakers)
Oct-Mar at the YMCA, 61b Mansfield Rd, NG1 3FN. For more
info call Ian on 0115 960 6882.
Nottingham Rotaract - 18-30ish - Want to meet
people? Try new activities and help in your local community,
nationally and internationally through volunteering &
fundraising? 7pm central Nottingham on 1st & 3rd Thurs
monthly. Visit www.rotaract.org.uk/nottingham for details.
The Nottingham Mechanics - 3 North Sherwood St,
NG1 4EZ. Meet new people in a relaxed atmosphere. A
host of groups to join including music, Writers’ Club, Poetry
Society, Keep Fit etc. Rated 4* on google. For membership
details contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or
0115 941 7353 or www.nottingham-mechanics.org.uk
The Nottingham Group of the Hardy Plant
Society - welcomes everyone interested in plants &
gardening. Meet 2nd Fri monthly from Sept-April at St
Paul’s Church Hall, Boundary Rd, NG2. 7pm for a 7.30pm
start. For more info visit: www.nottmhps.org.uk, email: hps.
email@example.com or call Carol on 0115 914 2474
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
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the nottingham centre for the national trust-
Winter talks twice monthly at Nottingham Mechanics, 3
North St, NG1 4EZ. You need to be a member of the National
Trust to join. It’s £6 pp per annum. Talks £3pp or £4 guests.
For more info: Barbara McDonald on 0115 975 7800 or
firstname.lastname@example.org or www.ntnottingham.uk
Nottingham Wayfarers’ Rambling Club - New
members welcome to join our Sunday walks, usually
into the Peak District, but other areas too. We often
offer 3 different walks to suit all abilities. For more detail
contact John on 01623 469427 or see our website: www.
New Life Friendship Club - for active over 50’s. Full
programme of events each month - (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 City Petanque Club - play French boules
at Valley Road, Sherwood, NG5 3HU entrance opposite
former Fiveways pub. Meet Tues 7pm and Sun 2pm.
Visit www.nottinghampetanque.com or leave a message
on 07972 424052. Suitable for all ages. New members
welcome, first 3 vists free.
Nottingham CHA Walking Group - would like to invite
new members to local weekday or weekend walks further
afield. For more details please call 0115 927 4869 or email:
Nottingham Oddfellows - lonely? Want to 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 01476
979572/07921 821866 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nottinghack - a place where you can make anything. Free
open evening 6.30-9.30pm every Wed at Unit F6, BizSpace,
Roden House Business Centre, Nottingham, NG3 1JH. For
more info visit: www.nottinghack.org.uk
Nottingham Secular Society - meets on last Tues
monthly at the Canal House, 48-52 Canal St, NG1 7EH. For
details of meetings/speakers/debates see our website:
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.
Nottinghamshire footpaths preservation
society - guided walks every other Tuesday:10.30am.
About 8 miles. Non-members welcome. 07889 791910 or
Pranyog Yoga Classes - every Tues 6pm - 7.30pm. At
Raja Sahib Temple, 196a Mansfield Rd, NG3 4GG. Classes
are FREE with £2 donation for venue/heating/lighting. Tel
07803 149781 or visit www.pranyog.co.uk
Phoenix Friendship Clubs, Nottingham Locksley
- Tues evening is DANCE NIGHT. Put your glad rags on and
join us. Have fun and keep fit. Entry £3.50. Try for 3 weeks
then if you like it, annual membership £5, then £3 per week.
At Oakleigh Lodge, 1 Highbury Rd, NG6 9DD. For more info:
Arthur 07775 725670 or Trish 07816 216418. All welcome.
Patterns & Plains Patchwork & Quilting Group
- meet 2nd & 4th Weds monthly - 7.30pm - 9.30pm at the
Salvation Army Hall, Arnold. Call 0115 960 6570 after 7pm
for info. New members welcome.
Robin Hood Probus Club - For men who are retired, semi
retired or nearing retirement. Monthly meeting on 3rd Tues
at The Vale Hotel, Mansfield Rd, Daybrook. Speaker & lunch.
Come along and meet a group of like minded people. Call
Bob 0115 822 4642 or email@example.com
Rotary Club of Sherwood Sunrisers - every Tues
morning 7 - 8.30am (except after Xmas day & Easter) at The
Westminster Hotel, 312 Mansfield Rd, NG5 2EF. For more
info call 07894 412 281 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roundabout Social Club - for 50+ professional/
business single, separated, widowed & divorced. Every Wed
& a full monthly programme at Federation House, Claremont
Road, Sherwood. 7.30pm -10.30pm. Tel: Ken on 07769
834693 or www.nottinghamroundabout.co.uk
Soroptimist International - 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 info: http://sigbi.org/nottingham
Seated Yoga Class - Thurs 2-3pm at The CORE Centre,
17 St Wilfred’s Square, Calverton. Free. New members very
welcome. Call 0115 847 0551 or just turn up!
South Notts Alive & Kicking Friendship Club - every
Thurs at Arnold Liberal Club. 7.30pm-11.15pm. A social &
dancing evening. 01949 358154 or email@example.com.
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St Jude’s Art Group - meet in St Jude’s Church Hall on
Woodborough Rd from 9am to 12 noon each Wednesday. All
abilities welcome. For more info contact Dave Prentice on
0115 962 3704.
Sunday Assembly - are you non-religious but would enjoy
being part of a friendly community that celebrates the one
life we know we have? Different topics every month. Why
not join us on the 1st Sun monthly -11am-12noon at The
Canalhouse, Canal St, Nottingham.
nottingham holds its own in
city nature challenge
by Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust
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
South Notts Phoenix Friendship Club - meet every
Thurs at Arnold Liberal Club. 7.30pm-10.30pm for social &
dancing evening, hand in friendship to all. Tel 01949 358154
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
Woodthorpe Huffers & Puffers Running Club - for
all abilities - 2 miles to marathon! Meet at Thackerays Lane
Park (behind Vale pub) 3 times a week. Learn to Run courses
if you are new to running as well as walking group. See
website for details: ww.woodthorpehuffersandpuffers.co.uk
Woodthorpe Model Railway Club - meet Tues & Fri
from 7pm at Sherwood Comm. Centre, Mansfield Rd, NG5
3FN (near Woodthorpe Park). We are a small friendly group &
visitors are always welcome. You can find us on Facebook or
call Bob Heath on 07889 031305 for more info.
Wollaton Historical & Conservation Society -
meet 7.30pm, 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/WollatonHistorical
Back in April, nature enthusiasts from across
Nottingham took part in the City Nature Challenge,
an annual event documenting nature and helping
us to better understand urban biodiversity.
Nature spotters took to their back gardens,
allotments, ponds and sheds to use the mobile app
iNaturalist to record the urban wildlife that is usually
Over 2700 observations were made by over 100
observers in Nottingham city, including 673 different
species. Out of the ten areas across the UK that took
part, Nottingham was the smallest city, but held its
own, recording the most observations, species and
observers per square kilometre.
The most common recordings were of blackbirds,
cow parsley and herb robert, regularly spotted at
this time of year, but there were also some more
unusually named species, such as a zebra jumping
spider and farinose cartilage lichen. There was also
one photograph of a European Orchard Bee, a solitary
bee which was first recorded in the south east of
Britain in 2017, and which could be the first time one
has been spotted in Nottingham.
The City Nature Challenge originally began as a
competition between San Francisco and Los Angeles
in 2016, and has now grown into an international
competition with over 200 cities taking part. Even
with the global pandemic preventing events taking place,
over 41,000 people took part worldwide, recording over
800,000 observations and 32,000 species.
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We are re-opening...
We are getting ready to re-open our leisure centres
We have deep cleaned all of our leisure centres and re-arranged equipment, to create more space
for you to work out safely. When the centres re-open you will notice some changes, including
pre-booking being essential, limited customers numbers, to enable social distancing and enhanced
To find out more about the re-opening, the safety measures we have introduced and what facilities
will be available, please visit www.gedling.gov.uk/leisure, sign up for emails at www.gedling.gov.uk/
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Angels Twelve are delighted and
excited to welcome Dr Tracey to
be part of the specialist medical
aesthetic team at their prestigious
clinic in Nottingham.
Dr Tracy Luting Xu graduated from one of
the Top 3 Medical Schools in China in 2009
with a MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and
Surgery). She gained a distinction so was
granted direct entrance to the post graduate
training in China’s best Plastic Surgery
hospital, People’s Ninth in Shanghai for one
year of post graduate training. She was
trained in some cosmetic surgery procedures,
reconstructive surgery and also aesthetic
treatments such as anti-wrinkle injections
and dermal fillers. She obtained her PHD at
the University of Nottingham in 2015 then
worked for the NHS in Plastic Surgery from
her graduation. Because she has a special
interest in aesthetics, she started her own
part time practice in early 2016 and has
progressed through advanced training to
now work full time. She is a Level 7 student
in injectables and Cosmetic Dermatology
with Harley Academy and her ethos is
exactly the same as ours, she promotes a
natural, healthy and glowing result for all her
clients. Dr Tracey also has special interest in
nutrition and weight management and she
offer fat dissolving treatments which are new
to Angels Twelve but the results speak for
with Dr Tracey Xu
at Angels Twelve
• I exercise and eat a healthy diet
but no matter what I do I can’t
lose weight on my tummy.
• I really hate my double chin and
even when I lose weight it still
• After I had my baby, I got back
into shape healthily but stubborn
fat around the sides of my tummy
just won’t go away.
You are not alone. No one in the world, if they
are completely honest, are completely happy
with their body, everyone has areas that they
If you’ve gained a few extra pounds during
lockdown (who hasn’t) and this fat has
accumulated around those stubborn areas, don’t
worry we are here to help.
Book an appointment with Dr Tracey for a
consultation she will advise and explain the
benefits of fat dissolving injections and if it will
be right for you.
25% Off in July & August 2020 on all fat dissolving treatments
Dr Tracey answers all you need to know
about fat dissolving treatment
Is this for me?
Fat dissolving injection is a quick and safe nonsurgical
method of treating fat that remains
despite a healthy diet and regular exercise.
If you’re exercising, eating well and yet there are
still those last few areas you can’t seem to shift,
then this treatment is for you.
How does it work?
Desobody fat-dissolving injections work by
destroying fat cells in targeted areas. Literally,
they damage the fat cell membranes which in turn
liquifies the fat present in the body.
These fat cells, once destroyed, are then broken
down and naturally removed via the lymphatic
system within the body.
Which areas can be treated?
Typical areas that can be treated by DesoBody
or DesoFace include inner thighs, inner knees,
double chins, back and bra rolls, flanks, abdomen
How many treatments will I need?
Typically, an average of two to four vials of
DesoBody injections are required per treated
area, per session. This number will, of course, vary
depending on the individual size and type of the
area being treated, and the best course for your
particular needs will be discussed at a consultation.
You would normally need at least three sessions,
with six-week intervals being the typical gap
between each visit. Again, this number will
depend on how much fat needs to be treated
in a specific area, and the actual number will be
discussed at a consultation.
What does DesoBody treatment
Discomfort and sensitivity are an inevitable part
of any cosmetic treatment, but the good news is
that symptoms should only be mild to moderate,
and easily tolerated. The treatment is minimally
invasive and a local anesthetic is included in the
injectable and will be administered to lessen the
impact of any pain felt during the procedure.
How long will it take for the skin to
return to normal?
The redness and swelling that appear following
the injection typically will disappear three or
four days after treatment. You may then find that
minor bruising and a localized tenderness around
the treated area will persist up to 14 days after the
Are there any do’s and don’ts
following the treatment?
Avoid hot baths or hot showers on the day of the
Wear a compression garment (i.e. Spanx) on the
treated area for up to 72 hours.
Avoid using active creams, exfoliants and self-tan
on the treated area for at least one week following
How long do the results last?
Typically, after two to three weeks you will start
to see the positive effects of your treatment. Each
patient’s time frames will differ. Please note that
a continued course of treatments is required for
The results should be expected to be permanent
as long as a healthy lifestyle is maintained. As we
are actively destroying the fat cells, once they’re
gone, they’re definitely gone.
0115 950 6376 07756178413 email@example.com www.angelstwelve.com
As gyms and health facilities around
the world are slowly beginning to
open their doors, I sit here writing
this wondering, will your approach
to your own health have changed?
Over the last few weeks we’ve been graced
with SO many free home workouts and
different ways to keep the pounds off and our
Which way will you move forward?
Did you try something new recently?
Here are a few ways some of us have
managed to keep fit and well and our mental
• Home workouts
• Animal Flow (this was a new one for me too)
• Calisthenics (body weight training)
Using online coaching services, having
someone fully support and hold you
accountable to your custom fitness journey.
Online Fitness Programs
• The Body Coach
• Your local personal trainer moving into
online coaching sessions.
It’s been amazing to see so many people
focus on their health. Maybe an increased
awareness of the importance of a healthy,
active body and a focused, clear mind has
allowed so many of us to have such positive
journeys over the past few months.
If you haven’t tried any of the listed
recommendations, or you have but want to
explore others…. GO FOR IT!
Make life as rich and full as possible.
Here are a few simple rules to keep in mind
when choosing to make a positive health
To lose body fat you need to create a daily
deficit (intake of calories) by 300-500 calories
per day. 500 per day over a week is 3500
calories and that’s what it takes to burn 1lb of
To gain some muscle is a surplus of 200-500
calories per day and expect to gain a little
body fat to, don’t believe the myths of you
can have it all. For most, 99% of us have to
choose a focus. The more muscle you have
the faster you’ll burn body fat…tip of the trade
Next, you can eat how you wish…but know
the more processed food we consume the
harder we make it for our body to process.
You’ll find greater volumes of food in
wholesome form. So, fill that plate up with the
good stuff as often as possible to help keep
calories low and food volume high.
Lastly, ENJOY what you do. Being healthy
should be a benefit to life, not a drain and
chore so find a way to exercise that fits your
Three local young athletes share
their 5 top tips for fulfilling
Reach for the Stars! your potential in your chosen sport.
Hi my name
is Olivia Lowe.
At the age of
7, I decided
to get involved in
football. The opportunity arose
via a friend of my Mum’s whose
daughters were training with Gedling
Southbank Girls football team. I
thoroughly enjoyed the training
and continued going on a weekly
basis. We had a really good team
and over 3 seasons we won
numerous competitions. I then
took the decision to trial for an
Academy and was offered a squad
place at Leicester City under 12s.
We had a great team and played in
the West Midlands Junior Premier
League and made some great
friends from across the Midlands
and beyond. I also won Managers
player of the year in my first season
at Leicester, something I am very
proud of to this day. I have remained
with Leicester to the present day
and have recently been offered a
contract with the under 16s, which I
have accepted. My football journey
then took another step recently
after being offered a place with
the England Schoolgirls FA under
15s, after 3 separate demanding
trials. The ESFA experience has
been amazing. I have been lucky in
my football career, having brilliant
coaches and playing alongside some
outstanding players. I personally
cannot wait to get things going
again and am so looking forward to
playing competitive football.
1. Always ‘listen to’ and respect your
2. Learn to use both feet.
3. Consider additional
training outside of squad training
4. Respect your team mates, no
matter what, encourage at every
5. Work on areas where you know
you have been advised to improve. If
you don’t know what they are - ASK.
I joined Arnold
Club in 2011
After some success
in the County Championships
I was approached by Nova the
county swimming squad to go and
train with them. With lots of hard
work and dedication I qualified for
my first Swim England National
Championship aged 13. I came 16 th
nationally in my age group for 200
breast. This spurred me on and at 14
I qualified for 100 breast at the British
Championships. I was so nervous I
thought I was going to wobble off
I qualified for Swim England
Summer 2019 Championships in
100 & 200 breast and came second
in both races which was a great
achievement for me.
The season was on track, I
competed at Luxembourg in my
first international meet and I am the
current County Champion for 100
& 200 breast. I also qualified for
Olympic trials in 100 and 200 breast
which were due to take place in April
2020 at the Aquatic Centre, London.
Unfortunately, this hasn’t happened
due to coronavirus. There was
an outside chance of obtaining a
European Junior qualifying time but I
guess we will never know!
My sport requires me to train 18
hours in the pool with an additional
4 hours in the gym every week.
This requires me to be on poolside
5.30am 4 times a week and evenings
4pm – 7.15pm 6 days a week.
1. Take one stage at a time
2. Technique is king - master the
3. Obtain feedback from your coach
and act on it
4. Be resilient - it won’t always go
5. Always give 100%, even when the
going gets tough
the age of 7 at Absolute Triathlon
Club. I carried my love for training
all the way through and won the
British Elite National Championships
in 2015. In 2019, I competed at
the British Age Group National
Championships. And after a tough
year with exams, managed to pull
out a solid performance to win
my age group. Triathlon offers
great opportunities for people to
compete at both elite and age group
standards across a wide range of
distances. Moving forward, I am
looking at Universities where I can
study alongside training, to build
my fitness and mental resillance
further to hopefully progress onto
a career as a British Army Officer.
Sport has given me the opportunity
to train and compete across the
country and abroad, where I have
met people who are now my closest
friends, some of who plan to train
to the highest levels and are aiming
to compete in elite and professional
1 Find something you enjoy. There
are loads of local clubs and teams
for a range of sports. There is
something for everyone
2 Keep consistent. Getting into a
routine will help getting organised
for everything you do in your daily
lives and it is where you will see the
most progress in training
3 Make it social. The social aspect
of sport is amazing! It will keep you
motivated to train and every club
has amazing people to meet and
4 Stick with it!! The first few weeks
and months will be really hard as you
build fitness and skills. Stick with it!!
5 Find a balance between the ratio
of training and rest. Don’t overload
yourself or you will get mentally and
physically burned out. Take time to
balance work/ social/ training.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is crammed
full of gems, but, in my opinion, there is one
movie that perfectly blends all the elements
that have made this franchise so spectacular.
That movie is: Captain America Civil War.
Currently available on Disney+, Civil War
shows the Avenger’s darkest hour. When
a legislation proposes that the Avengers
become a government controlled team, the
Earth’s mightiest heroes are cracked in half
over the decision.
Even though the cast is large, every single
character is perfectly portrayed, both by
the incredible talent on display, and the
phenomenal writing. No matter how long their
screen time, every character has a clear and
compelling arc that is driven by motivations
that encapsulate their legendary character.
Directors the Russo Brothers impeccably
balance and pace the movie, allowing time
for the script’s complex and fascinating moral
debates to breathe whilst also giving every
character a moment, and let’s not forget those
hero on hero brawls.
Of which are jaw dropping. Every single action
sequence takes full advantage of a character’s
abilities and shows them off in the coolest way
possible with industry best choreography.
Whether it is the enthralling story, heart
pounding action, or ethical debate at the
backbone of this piece, you are never allowed
to be bored in this perfectly balanced and
Writer: Sam Burton
WITH CINEMAS STILL CLOSED, OUR REVIEWERS HAVE SELECTED
THEIR ALL-TIME FAVOURITE FILM TO SHARE WITH YOU.
10 / 10
THERE WILL BE BLOOD
Character studies are a tricky thing. Gaining an insight
into a dark mind to provide food for thought while
keeping your film entertaining with a unique style is an
achievement not too commonly found across modern
Hollywood. For a textbook definition on how to nail this,
one needs look no further than Paul Thomas Anderson’s
masterpiece from 2007: There Will Be Blood.
At the beginning of America’s roots in the 20th century,
a cynical self-made oilman makes it his mission to be
able to drill on fertile lands to make enough money to
set him up for life alongside his son. But when he butts
heads with an obnoxious land-owning preacher and his
drilling efforts go awry, Daniel Plainview’s inner demons
begin eating at him.
What makes this film exceptional is its subtle morbidity
in its cinematography and soundtrack (composed by
renowned Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood) which
turns a seemingly simple narrative into a rollercoaster
ride of emotion and characterisation. Right from the
start, with a very time-taking montage of a younger
Plainview’s gruelling mining efforts to striking black
gold, it’s clear this film sinks its teeth into well-crafted
symbolism and atmospheric-immersion. This is only
completed by Daniel Day Lewis giving, what I would
proclaim, the greatest performance of the 21st
century yet as Daniel Plainview with his phenomenal
John-Wayne-style vocal domination and bottled-up
monstrosity. If you have any interest into how films can
experiment with emotional ambiguity and character
study, this is a must-watch and one I will continue to
revisit for years to come.
There Will Be Blood is
available for watch on
10 / 10
Nott’s Maize Maze will be open...
from the 25th of July until late October 2020.
This is our second year
of running this event.
2020’s Maze is sited over 12 acres of land
which is 3 x bigger than last year’s.
Our Maze is great fun for all ages – from
grandparents to the youngest toddler.
Welcome to LASER Maze - a Laser Tag outdoor
adventure game based in a 12 acre maize maze!
Take our outdoor maze to the next level.
Join us for a 2 hour session, where you'll
need to use strategic thinking and your team working
skills to get out alive!
Enjoy hours of fun walking around paths
stretching over 2 miles long with countless
games and hidden activities to do along the
We will be running daily maze sessions from
10-5pm every day of the summer holidays and
our special sessions which are listed below...
Laser Maze: the only one in the country!
Have you already completed the Maize Maze
in the daytime and fancy a further challenge?
Or do you think that a maze is only worth
doing in the spooky black of night? Complete
the maze in the dark during our Torch Nights,
running from 9-11 pm on selected dates.
Don't forget your torch... or your courage!
session THE LABYRINTH
Nottingham’s only horror experience set
within a maize maze.
A certain group of inmates have escaped from
Darlington Prison and the army have managed
to detain them inside the maze - for now.
This is not a standard round-up operation.
Civilian help is required as the inmates are
not behaving as first anticipated and only the
prison doctor knows why.
For more information on what we
offer and to book tickets check out
or call Aaron on 07515 359203.
Win 1 of 10 family passes*
which can be redeemed up until the end of October.
Just answer the following question:
How many acres is the maze?
House no / Postcode.........................................................................
SEND YOUR ANSWER TO: 5A STANHOPE CRESCENT, ARNOLD, NG5 7AZ
Bread & Bitter Bump to Baby Group - Mon (except
Bank Holidays) 10-12. Friendly, busy group. Suitable from
bump to sitting babies only. Small play area with baby toys.
Various events organised. Some weeks “chill and chat”.
FREE admission. Contact 0115 960 7541 for more details.
Carlton swimming & Lifesaving Club – Sat: 5pm -
6pm at Carlton Forum Leisure Centre.8yrs +. For more info
call 0115 808 4508 or visit www.carltonlifesavingclub.btck.
PLEASE NOTE, GROUPS MAY NOT BE RUNNING AS
NORMAL AT THE MOMENT SO ALWAYS CHECK FIRST. 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.
Please get in touch either by phone on 0115 9269777 or
1st Nottingham Boys’ Brigade and Girls
Association- Every Mon (term time): 5.30pm - 7.30pm.
Open to all ages 5-18 yrs - boys and girls. At St Andrew’s
Community Hall, Chestnut Grove, Nottingham, NG3 5AD.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0115 912 0098
4th Nottingham Girls’ Brigade - every Fri (term time)
- 6pm - 9.15pm (varying times for different ages). Open to all
girls Foundation 2 to 18+. At Westdale Lane Baptist Church,
Mapperley. Contact: 4thNottmgb@gmail.com or call 07833
Air Cadets - 138 Sqn, Carlton TA Centre, Carlton, NG4 3DX.
Tues & Thurs 6.45pm-9pm. Girls & boys 12-17yrs. Drill, flying,
sports, adventure training, DofE, BTECs & more. Tel: 0115
Army Cadets - challenge yourself and learn new skills:
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visit Armycadets.com to find your nearest Detachment or
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dales music & drama group – fun, family-friendly
stage show of Roald Dahl’s ‘The Twits’, adapted for stage
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for nature activities, games and general mucking about in
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forestkidsnotts or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Foxhill Evangelical Church Mums & Toddlers
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family. Newborn to 3½yrs. All welcome.
Good Shepherd Pre-School - OFSTED registered for
children aged 30 mths upwards. Children from all families
welcome, with places available now. 15 mths group; parents
& toddlers welcome. Weds 1-3pm £3.Please contact Melanie
Saunders on 07971 382837 for more info.
Gedling Colliery Cricket Club - run Kwik cricket
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Contact Andrew on 07891 654978 for details.
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On writing this I am acutely aware that I don’t
own a crystal ball so have no way of knowing
what the world will look like by the time this is
published. Right now, we’re in the midst of the
national Coronavirus lockdown and no one
can predict what’s going to happen. What I can
tell you, in no uncertain terms, is what the last
couple of weeks in my house have looked like,
and how far from the Apocalypse my little piece
of England is.
Forgive the hyperbole but I’ve gone straight to
a place where I’m basically imagining living
in a Mad Max movie. Hopefully this means I
get a great car and some utterly over the top
clothing, I think I could just about pull off postapocalypse
chic. But only just. But it seems like
a good time to rewatch all the films, just in case
I need tips.
Amidst all the uncertainty of what’s happening
right now I’ve been impressed by just how well
the kids have coped. Sure, they get bored of
being in the house every day and not seeing
their friends. Video chats help but it’s not the
same as actually hanging out with your mates.
Online games have allowed them another
way to keep in touch and my oldest plays his
mates at Fortnite with his headphones on which
ironically is the loudest thing in the house as he
has no idea just how loudly he is shouting to his
friends. The hardest thing has been that they
may well have broken up for the school year for
good which means they miss out on all the end
of term fun.
My wife and I have both been keen to keep some
structure in the house (more for our benefit than
the kids to be honest) and we’ve made sure they
still do their school work before they get the fun
stuff. We’re no Victorians though, we very much
spare the birch and don’t work them too hard.
It’s times like these you start to really appreciate
just what a skill it is to keep a classroom of 30
kids under control (nice one teachers, you know
who you are). But the structure definitely helps,
especially as both my wife and I work full time
so we can’t spend our entire days entertaining
our children. And while I’m on it, no one in
our house believes any of these idealised ways
that you’re told to plan your days with a full
house and no escape. I’m not pretending it’s
easy. We’ve variously had screaming, shouting,
doors being slammed, swearing, tantrums and
threats. But aside from the wife and I, the kids
have been amazing.
So far exercise has also helped. Like everyone
in the world we appear to be doing the daily
Joe Wicks exercises and it turns out that my
daughter is the fittest person in our house by
a country mile. This is quite a kick in the teeth
to be honest as my wife runs half marathons, I
cycle every day, and my son plays more football
than I thought was humanly possible. But every
day we are reminded of the boundless energy
of a 9 year old.
Amidst all this uncertainty we have managed to
spend an awful lot of time together, which in
and of itself has been fantastic. As the pace of
life has changed we have made sure that we
take things a little less for granted, do things as
a family unit, and make sure we keep in touch
with extended family more often. And it feels
like our local community is a little tighter, even
if that’s just knocking on the neighbours door to
check if everything is okay. Whatever happens in
the future we’re all hoping that these little things
stay with us. Although
I’m still hoping for Mad
Max’s V8 Interceptor.
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!
keep them cool this summer!
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Our dream is that one day we won’t be
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Jerry Green Dog Rescue is urging you to keep your
dog safe in the heat this summer. Whether you’re
off for a long trek through the countryside or
simply chilling out in your garden, they want you to
put your furry friend first.
Shelley Wilks, Head of Welfare for the charity said:
“It’s important to remember our dogs can’t cope as
well as we do in the summer heat. Dogs can very
quickly overheat and start showing signs of a heat
stroke. Heat stroke, if left untreated, can be fatal.
So it is really important to be aware of the signs and
symptoms and get veterinary help straight away.
“Our Dog Welfare Assistants will be ensuring our dogs
stay safe and don’t overheat this summer by walking
them while it is cooler, not over exercising them, and
doing fun things with them that use a minimal amount
of energy, such as, letting them splash around in
our paddling pools and treating them to frozen Kong
toys. These are all little things that you can also do to
ensure your pooch stays cool and healthy while the
sun is shining.”
The rescue charity has more advice on what you
can do with your dogs in the heat, as well as all of
the symptoms of heat stroke to look out for on their
website. You can see how the staff at the rescue
centres are helping to keep the dogs there safe during
this warm weather by checking out the charity’s
Facebook page and YouTube channel.
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abbit care top tips
by Emily Tindall RVN FDSc
Emily Tindall, a nurse at
Scarsdale Vets, shares her
advice on how to care for your
Rabbits require large amounts of space with grazing
areas, access to outdoors and dry, well ventilated
indoor areas. The usual hutches you can get from
stores are usually not appropriate. Playhouses, sheds
or even aviaries can be converted to be much more
suitable accommodation for your bunnies. Rabbits
need to be exposed to natural light to prevent vitamin
D deficiency, so supplements or time outdoors needs
to be factored into their daily lives, especially for
house rabbits. Suitable housing is also necessary
to prevent health problems such as upper or lower
respiratory disease. Therefore avoiding small, dusty
and dirty environments is vital while ensuring there is
The diet of a domestic rabbit should mainly consist of
• Hay/grass (timothy hay being the preferred type)
• Rabbit pellets
• Mixed leafy green vegetables/herbs
Hay and grass should make up the majority of the
rabbits diet (a minimum of a ball of hay the same
size as the rabbit or larger a day) but a handful of
leafy greens/herbs and a tablespoon per kg of ideal
bodyweight of pellets will lead to a well balanced diet.
Treats, vegetables and herbs can be given but must
be given in moderation and new food items should
be introduced separately – one new item per week
to allow time for any intolerances to show. Long term
changes to the rabbit’s diet should made slowly over
the time of 4-6 weeks to allow their sensitive digestive
system to adapt appropriately and reduce chances of
an upset stomach.
Rabbits are highly social animals and due to being
prey creatures, without a buddy to watch their back,
a rabbit may never fully relax. However, bonding is a
complicated procedure which can change for each
pairing – therefore patience is key. A fast bonding can
take as little as 2 weeks whereas more complicated
ones can take as long as 3-4 months or, on rare
occasions, 6 months to a year.
It is important to note that both rabbits should be
neutered before introducing to them to reduce
hormonal influence. Bonding should be started a
month after neutering to allow for enough hormones
to leave the other rabbit interested enough without
going overboard. A second cage will be needed near
the original cage alongside neutral spaces for both
rabbits to interact. Introductions should be gradual
and closely observed at all times.
Vaccinations and Health Checks
Your rabbits should be fully vaccinated every year.
There are two vaccinations available; a combination
vaccination covering Myxo (myxomatosis) and RHD1
(rabbit haemorrhagic disease) and a single dose for
RHD2 (a separate strain) – both are important and
should be given 2 weeks apart from one another. The
combination vaccination can be given from as young
as 5 weeks old whereas the single dose vaccine has
to be given from 10 weeks. These vaccines need to be
repeated yearly to ensure full coverage.
Frequent health checks with the vet will help to assess
your rabbit’s general growth and care. It is important
to monitor how much your rabbit eats, drinks and
poos to make sure you can spot any potential
problems early on. It is also a good idea to get your
rabbit used to being handled and having their paws
touched which will make health checks and nail clips
generally easier and less stressful.
Flystrike coverage is also important during the
warmer months and can be easily applied throughout
the year. Speak to your vet for when best to apply
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