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It’s A Man Thing RETRO 22
Paws for Thought 24
Taking Care of Yourself 26 & 27
Autumn Blockbusters 28 & 29
Relax with Shropshire Floats 30 & 31
for all the family 32 - 42
Car Review Ford Puma 50
Car Review VW Golf 52
House, Home & Garden 55 -67
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We’ve picked out some events taking
place on your doorstep in September
Through The Decades
Join us on board a 3 hour
cruise to dance through the
decades 80’s, 90’s & 00’s
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Made in Shropshire is a collaboration
of artists, designer- makers and food
producers who live or work in
cuan Wildlife reScue Wildlife
artiStS of the year 2020
This challenge will see participants
taking on the challenge of climbing
up and down the 1,780 steps of the
Shrewsbury Town F.C. Stadium.
Spanning 56 floors which is
equivalent of climbing up to the top
of the Eiffel Tower!
Whether you want to run, walk, sprint or jog up the
1,780 steps, this event will be for everyone to get
Along with the cost of entry, we are asking participants
to raise a small fund-raising target of £20. All the hardearned
fundraising money will go directly to support
our Mental Health project Heads Up.
are you an artist or illustrator?
this year we launch the first cuan
Wildlife art exhibiton at the hive
cuan Wildlife rescue
Step up challenge for
Based on the latest Government guidelines,
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WINDSOR & ETON BREWERY
BEER THROUGH THE YEAR
Windsor & Eton Brewery was founded during 2010 and now proudly possesses a Royal Warrant.
Producing great classic and new beer styles, a good number of which are bottle conditioned, this
brewery has a range of very impressive ales, that includes award winners and multi award-winning
KNIGHT of the GARTER Golden Ale: (3.8% vol). Described, on the label, as ‘Sunshine in a glass’
(I agree), this golden ale is brewed with a blend of hops from the New World. A citrus aroma greets
the nasal senses, which follows, admirably, to the mouthfeel.
GUARDSMAN Best Bitter: (4.2% vol). Extremely popular, Guardsman is brewed utilising Fuggles
and Goldings whole leaf hops to great advantage. This easy-drinking, smooth production, has wide
appeal, with its copper colour and excellent taste. A favourite with numerous beer lovers.
WINDSOR KNOT Pale Ale: (4.5% vol). Brewed originally to commemorate the wedding of Prince
William and Kate Middleton, this beer uses Sovereign and Nelson Sauvin hops and has many
supporters amongst pale ale devotees.
REPUBLIKA Craft Pilsner: (4.8% vol). This splendid craft beer is one of several productions, from
the Windsor & Eton Brewery, which have won awards. Combinations of Saaz hops, Czech yeast and
Pilsner malt produce this full-flavoured delight, which I found very refreshing.
CONQUEROR Black IPA: (5.0% vol). Bringing together Cascade and Pacific Jade whole leaf hops,
plus a blend of five speciality malts, this complex and noticeably rich IPA gained great interest from
the outset. Superb, awesome and brilliant are some of the descriptions attributed to this beer.
WASTELAND Double IPA: (10.0% vol). Belgian candi sugar is one of the ingredients for this Double
IPA with ten different hops, that include some of the best of America and the New World. Another
exceptional IPA, which certainly delivers on aroma, mouthfeel and the palate’s enjoyment, from the
Windsor & Eton Brewery.
Other popular productions include Capital Dry-Hopped Lager and
Treason West Coast IPA. Ordering is easy and beers are delivered via
courier to anywhere in the UK. Visitors to the brewery are made very
As always, enjoy!
Windsor & Eton Brewery, Duke Street, Windsor,
Berkshire, SL4 1SE. Tel: 00 44 (0) 1753 854075
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.webrew.co.uk
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If you are
seeing the glass
half full help you live
Studies have found that there is a
correlation between increasing levels
of optimism with decreasing levels of
death from cancer, disease, infection
and stroke. This is particularly true for
cases of cardiovascular disease.
Those who had the highest levels
of optimism had an almost
40% lower risk of heart
ATM Machines and Public Toilets
Are Equally Dirty
Withdrawing money from a cash machine is
something many of us do regularly, but how
many of us give our hands a wash after using
them? Cleanliness tests carried out in Britain
found that ATM machines were as dirty as
the toilets. Specialists investigated swabs
taken from the cash machine keyboards and
from public toilets nearby and found both
samples had the same bacteria known to
lead to sickness.
We hear a lot about
the negative effects of caffeine
on our health, but it turns out that
caffeine has its good points too.
Research from the Harvard School of
Public Health found that women who
drank a minimum of four cups of coffee
per day could lower their risk of
depression by 20 per cent. Earlier
research also found that females who
drank two or more cups per day were
less likely to commit suicide.
The strongest muscle in
your body is ….
Our muscle strength can be measured in
different ways. If you are referring to the
muscle that can exert the most force,
then your calf muscle, the soleus, would
be the winner. However, if you want to
find the muscle that can exert the most
pressure, then the jaw muscle, or the
masseter, would be the strongest. The
human jaw can close teeth with a force as
great as 200 pounds, or 890 newtons!
If you are physically tired, the best
thing to do is exercise as it will give
you more energy than sitting. Studies
have found that the blood and oxygen
flow through the body will give you
more energy and improve your mood.
The increase in endorphin levels can
contribute to a feeling of well-being.
Chewing Gum Makes You
If your suffering from a mid-afternoon
slump or can’t seem to concentrate in
the morning, then try chewing some
gum to make you feel awake. Coventry
University researchers found that
chewing mint flavoured gum
dramatically reduced feelings of
tiredness. Another study on the subject
found that chewing gum can improve
overall test scores and memory by
35 per cent, relieve stress and
reduce anxiety levels.
Sit-Ups Won’t Give You A Flat Stomach
Many people fall into the trap of thinking that they
can achieve a flat stomach by doing crunches. But
the truth is, endless amounts of crunches won’t give
you the stomach of your dreams - as the exercise
only works your abs, not your core muscles. One
study published in the Journal of Strength and
Conditioning Research found carrying out six
weeks of abdominal exercises alone was not enough
to reduce abdominal fat.
I invited my girlfriend to go to the gym with me and then
I didn’t show.
I hope she gets the message that we’re not working out.
Why doesn't the bell ring at the gym?
It's a dumb-bell.
Saw an idiot on a treadmill in the gym...
They just put their water bottle in the pringles can holder.
My wife accused me of being immature.
I told her to get out of my fort.
I broke my finger last week. On the other hand, I'm OK!
Just been to the gym and there's a new machine there.
I only used it for about an hour, as I started to feel sick,
but it's great: it's got KitKats, Mars bars, crisps and
everything in it.
What kind of workouts does Ned Flanders do? Diddlysquats
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Combining planetary influence, Astrology and
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Aries - (21st March - 20th April)
October 1st's Full Moon sees your pride swell as
recognition that is deserved is given! Also, your 'heroic'
self sees you defending the more vulnerable....Making
money, the materialistic world and increasing status
seem to be fruitful areas of focus! However, with
exercise fitness you may need to get back on track...
Taurus - (21st April -21st May)
October 4th/5th sees the Moon in its Waning Gibbous
stage encouraging you to commit to investment ideas
but with an air of 'keeping it under your hat' indeed
confidential discussions may take place on a feelings
level. Taurus being comfort lovers may be seeking out
new sofas, cushions and carpets and be generally
Gemini - (22nd May - 21st June)
September 10th's Last Quarter Moon stage may bring
challenge and opposition, but this marks a time for
pushing new doors, seeing which open, and indeed who
or what may be behind them! Compete to get your place!
September seems to be a month of many new starts to
new directions in life, go for it Gemini!
Cancer - (22nd June - 22nd July)
The Moon's Waning crescent September 11/13th may
see the need for negotiations, it is important to listen to
others, especially partners or family...The Moons last
quarter 9th October warns you to curb your cleverness
so as not to manipulate but your 'as cool as a cucumber'
refusing to be ruffled.... great in business matters!
Leo - (23rd July - 23rd August)
Venus enters Leo September 6th seeing love
opportunities blossom, and a renewed sense of
togetherness for those with long term partners, also talk
of wedding or invites may be expected! a feeling of
fulfillment overshines most situations, Enjoy! Leo you do
like to show off, so just be careful not to gloat!
Virgo - (24th August - 22nd September)
It's Virgo's turn for the spotlight on love as Venus enters
October 2nd. Use compromise to help heal rifts, it is Ok
to rethink relationship goals! Single Virgo's might decide
that actually they love aspects of single life, funny how
we change isn't it Virgo?, even on the friendship level it
seems your expectations have been revised, and you
Libra - (23rd September - 23rd October)
The Sun enters Libra September 22nd, bringing a sparkle
and an inner confidence! And by October 28th with
Venus the planet of love's arrival you are hot to sizzle! It
seems you now have the confidence to try a new look,
and you may also be feeling a little rebellious as your
need to be individual and creative dominate!
Scorpio - (24th October - 22nd November)
September 27th sees Mercury bring important
communications, emails, telephone conversations, seize
right time/place moments. The Sun enters your sign
October 22nd giving you a renewed sense of who you
are, if you have been betrayed it's time to let the hurt go,
as Scorpio why keep yourself in that prison? forgive
yourself, forgive others and become free....
Sagittarius - (23rd November - 21st December)
September 22nd/ 23rd during the Moon's Waxing
crescent, is a good time for discussing new ideas, new
shoots, births, beginnings, But someone has a sense of
'possessiveness' old fashioned views that need to go or
at least be addressed. Also, Sagittarius unlikely
friendships, unexpected alliances may surprise you at
Capricorn - (22nd Dec - 20th January)
The First quarter Moon stage September 24th brings a
feeling of being overwhelmed with choice, remember
adaptability leads to stability! don't dig your heels in, go
with the flow instead, During the waxing crescent Moon
October 21st trust those instincts!, as you can read
situations well, working out that's what's being left unsaid,
you're a 'canny individual', not a lot will get past you!
Aquarius - (21st January - 18th February)
The Moon's Waxing gibbous stage October 23rd sees quite
groundbreaking confidential chats! Focus may be upon
counselling, secrets, scandals, shattering the illusions,
speaking the truth, 'the mask needs to fall' for these
passionate talks to happen....whether you are the
confessor or the counsellor these are important matters...
Pisces - (19th February - 20th March)
October 26th the Waxing gibbous Moon sees you
recognising your ritual habits, feeling tired of doing what
others want and expect of you!, out of this comes a 'shake
up' resulting in an appearance of two paths!, a fork in the
road! Summoning your power, your premonitions, dreams,
and clairvoyance should be trusted when it comes to
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100ml sparkling water
lemon wedges and chips,
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6 tbsp mayonnaise
1 gherkin or 6 cornichons, finely
1 tbsp caper, rinsed and
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tbsp chopped parsley
2 tsp chopped tarragon
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ADVICE TO DOG OWNERS TO HELP
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As some return to work, we're issuing advice to dog owners to help their pets
adjust to the change...
For many of us, life has changed significantly during the Covid-19 lockdown and
it's also changed for our dogs. When the restrictions are lifted, we will have to
adjust again to returning to our normal routines - and our pets will too.
TOP TIPS FOR PREPARING YOUR DOG
• Gradually change the timings of your dog's routine to the way they will eventually be. If the time you feed
or walk your dog has changed due to lockdown then slowly start to change it back to how it was before.
Doing this can prevent your dog from experiencing frustration and anxiety when their daily schedule
suddenly doesn't match what they've come to expect.
• Begin to gradually return your dog's routine to normal before it must change. Consider the number of walks,
location and times that are part of your dog's normal routine. Gradually adjust your walks to match this. Our
dogs may not be left alone at all during lockdown or for brief intervals only, and they're getting much more
attention and interaction. But if this is likely to change when you go back to work then you need to prepare
them for that. Begin to gradually decrease the amount of attention you give your dog and increase the time
they spend on their own. This may include not playing with your dog every time they ask or not stroking
them every time, they nudge you. Don't completely ignore your dog as this may confuse them but do give
them something better to do like a comfy bed to lay on or a tasty chew to settle with.
• Give them a routine as close as possible to the one they'll experience when restrictions are lifted. Help your
dog spend more time alone by encouraging them to rest in their own bed or keeping them in a separate
room while you do something else.
• Give your dog clear signals about when they can be involved in interactions and when they need to occupy
themselves. Chew toys or interactive toys your dog can use without you can help you to do this.
• Try to keep interaction time for when you will be available once your routine is back to normal, for example
in the evenings after dinner.
• You may also want to think about leaving the house without the dog to help your dog to gradually get used
to this part of their routine again. If you need to build up this time for a longer duration or for more frequent
absences, think about going to sit in the car to read a book, so that you can leave the house and stay within
government guidelines. However, if your dog shows any distress when left alone then pause your plans and
seek the support of a qualified behaviorist.
• If you are returning to using a dog walker, friend or family member to care for your dog while you are busy,
they might be very excited or even a little apprehensive having spent time with only you. It can be useful
for you to remain home on the first walk or two, just in case your dog needs any extra support from you.
REDUCE STRESS ADVICE:
Security blankets, specialised treats and personal toys also provide comfort for stressed-out pets. Try to use items
that already contain our scent, perhaps a towel or blanket, which will make canines feel even more secure.
Calming background noise like classical music has been used to “calm the savage beast” and can work the same for
many dogs. While we’re away from home, these relaxing tones can provide comfort during our absence. Some pet
owners simply leave the television set on for some companionship while we’re busy and work, school or while
Providing mental stimulation is just as effective as physical exercise and the two can also be combined.
Think about different types of toys available that entice a dog to work for a treat or reward.
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Taking care of yourself is
taking care of others
I’m taking a moment to reflect before
I write; giving consideration to what
I feel may be most useful for this edition.
As we are about to enter the autumn of
2020, there seems to be a lot of concern
around ‘second waves’ of COVID-19
hitting us hard and with it the potential
for enforced local lock-downs disrupting
the usual way of life. Of course we cannot
be sure of anything and this can give rise
to uncertainty for us all.
In Occupational Therapy we promote
health and well-being and encourage
people to find a balance. Taking a
bio-psycho-social approach this allows us
to consider how a person functions, how
they think and feel and how their
environment impacts them day-to-day.
Ask yourself …
How does your body feel?
What are your fears?
What do you think about?
Are you kind to yourself?
Does your environment
What (if anything) could you
If there is one thing this pandemic has
taught us, it is the importance of taking
greater care of ourselves. We are not all
‘in the same boat’ right now, but if we
all take care of ourselves as individuals
then we are more likely to take care of
one another in the broader sense.
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So; what can we do?
The Immune system:
Put basically, the immune system helps us fight disease and infection and there are many reasons
it can be weak and therefore make us more vulnerable. Genetic factors can affect the way the
immune system functions, our environment and our lifestyles. We have more control over our life
styles and therefore this is what we can focus on in preparation for the colder months ahead.
• SLEEPING is essential to good health, it is the basis of fundamental good health - if you have a regular sleep/wake cycle you are more
likely to regulate cardio vascular health and maintain the natural balance of your internal organs, you are more likely to have increased
cognition and brighter moods too!
• EATING AND DRINKING habits
can be modified for optimal health,
ensuring we eat more natural fruit
and vegetables and a balance of
carbohydrates and dairy than we do
processed sugary foods – this will also
help balance the mechanism of the
bodies internal organs. We are also
beginning to understand the importance of gut health and how gut health can greatly impact mood levels.
Pro- biotics can be a great way to balance gut flora.
• EXERCISE reduces inflammation and thus frees up the immune system to fight any unwanted infections, it is
worth noting that physically active people are also more resistant to respiratory illness. Exercise increases white
blood cell production in the body and these fight infection – so it really is important for us all and if that’s not all,
our mood greatly improves after we exercise too!
• CLEANING your digital feed could never be more important than right now! According to research conducted
in America, the average mobile phone user today touches their phone 2,617 times per day. Some ‘high end’
social media users can spend up to and above five hours a day on their phone. It really is becoming a dangerous
and addictive habit to engage in. WHAT CAN BE DONE? 1. Remove unwanted advertising from your feed 2. Remove negative
people/companies from your feed 3. Reduce your screen time (there are great tools in your settings to help with this)
• ‘BE KIND TO YOUR MIND’ In simple terms we need to be mindful when our thoughts are becoming more negative than positive. It is
so normal to have fearful or worried thoughts, this is because we are hard wired to identify risk, danger and potential threat to life but
as we all know and have experienced these thoughts can often run wild in the landscape of our minds, we have to challenge those
thoughts and pay attention to where we focus our energy; ‘where thoughts go energy flows’! (sorry-couldn’t help but use that one!)
Our immune systems are amazing but we can optimize them by taking care of ourselves and when we take care of ourselves, we can
then take care of others. From basic sleep hygiene to an improved diet and raised levels of fitness we can improve the way our bodies
function. Getting outside while we can is really important as we will absorb more vitamin D through sunlight. All of this is in our power,
we can have a positive impact on our bodies and our minds and we can also try to improve the environment we live in, try introducing
oxygenating plants to your home or office to improve air quality.
The good news is that these changes can be made quite easily and the results can be felt relatively quickly, it is also very important to
remember that this is about balance NOT perfection. The point is we can try to take greater care and in trying we can also encourage
others to do the same.
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We’ve made a few changes to our usual offer at Baddesley and
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expect from your visit.
At Baddesley the parkland and garden are now open for prebooking,
along with our car park, kiosk (for takeaway drinks
and snacks), shop and toilet facilities. Over at Packwood the
parkland and garden are open, excluding the kitchen and yew
garden, along with the car park, café, shop and toilets. The
house at Packwood is also open Friday - Tuesday, opening
times vary. People who've booked tickets to visit may be able to
access the house as part of their visit.
To ensure the safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers we've
reduced the number of people we can welcome at one time and
you’ll need to book your visit in advance. Tickets go online, on
the website, every Friday morning. Please remember that dogs
on leads welcome in the car park and on public footpaths across
the estate, only assistance dogs are allowed in the garden.
On arrival please have your tickets, membership card and
booking reference close to hand. We've set up a welcome point
with our friendly team to check your booking and welcome you
onto site. Please arrive within your half-hour timeslot, to help
maintain social distancing and once your onsite your welcome
to stay as long as you like until closing time at 5pm.
Look out for signs while you’re here which will explain any
changes to how you can access different parts of the site. There
is a one-way route in place throughout the garden with arrows
to guide you. You can download the route on our website before
your visit or just ask a member of the team. In line with
government guidelines you'll be required to wear a face
covering in our shops and cafés, please bring one with you.
To say thank you to our nation's key workers and all they have
done for us, we're encouraging visitors to keep the first and last
slots of each day free for key workers to use. While we are
unable to 'reserve' these slots exclusively for key workers, we
hope you will join us in thanking them by leaving these times
free. If you or someone in your group are a key worker, please
take the opportunity to book these early and late timeslots.
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By Sue Cooke
It was so good this week to get behind the wheel of a car
that constantly pulled second looks because of its eyecatching
styling. It could also have been due to the
glorious CAR 1 number plate on the new Ford Puma. As I
put knee to tarmac to take a photo from the front, I realised
how high the bonnet sits. Flagged by wing top mounted
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And out on the road the compact crossover has a feline
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A display on the dash informed me when I was in hybrid
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welcome wind in the hair experience on a hot day. There is
also a Lumbar Massage seat. Puma models include the
stylish Titanium, or sporty ST-Line and ST-Line X. The
latter was my road test car which adds a flat-bottomed
leather steering wheel and alloy sports pedals. Privacy
glass sits in the rear windows.
New technology will inform the driver of hazardous
situations on the road ahead before either I or the vehicle
sensors could see them.
This Puma has a fantastic degree of practicality in a
compact and efficient package. When I came to open the
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456 litres boot there was another surprise for a car in this
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SUVs now account for more than one in five Ford vehicles
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By the end of my road test week, I was quite in love with
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mild-hybrid fuel efficiency, best-in-class luggage space and
advanced driver assistance technologies in a stylish
FACTS AT A GLANCE
FORD PUMA ST-LINE X
Engine: 1.0L EcoBoost Hybrid
Performance: 0-62mph in 8.9 seconds and on to a top
speed of 124mph
CO2 emissions: 101g/km
Combined fuel consumption: 41.5-58.9 (WLTP) mpg
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By Sue Cooke
Imagine driving along minding your own
business and then your VW car tells you
that you are about to have an accident.
Your car then tells other cars behind and
around that an accident is about to
happen. The driver is warned and can react in good time.
Futuristic? No, it is here now. The new Golf is the first car in
Europe to feature Car2X technology. German automotive
association ADAC declared this as a ‘technical milestone’.
Within a radius of up to 800 metres, connected vehicles can
exchange information and warn of danger or make contact
with the traffic infrastructure within a matter of milliseconds.
The technology can also communicate with nearby traffic
lights. Following the launch of the Car2X in the new eighth
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future VW models.
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to the sliders and touch panels for all key functions. Many of
the interior buttons and switchgear have been removed,
giving a clean profile to the digital ‘innovision’ cockpit, which
is fitted as standard. While getting used to the controls, I
found good use of the optional natural voice recognition
I like the head up display which is optional on the Golf Life
trim. The speed I am achieving, and the speed of the road
are projected onto the windscreen which keeps my eyes on
the road. All cars should have a head up display. Driving in
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doors and this feature offers 32 colour options. 22 separate
LED lights perform a dynamic indicator sweep function and
dynamic curve lighting, which is great if you want to show off!
You can even set up your mobile phone so it acts as the
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sell on your phone!
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The Golf has been around for a while,
just 45 years with more than 35 million
examples built but number 8 is
completely new and keeps the distinctive
C pillar design to show its lineage. My
road test car arrived in a gorgeous lime yellow metallic which
costs an extra £625. I realise I must have sounded quite a
braggart, when people said what a beautiful colour and I said
yes it is isn’t it!
There is a wide choice of drivetrains, four petrol, two diesels,
three mild hybrids and a powerful GTE plug in hybrid. The
most popular is predicted to be the 1.5 litre petrol with 130PS,
a manual gearbox and ‘Life’ trim. Other trims include Style
and R-Line. I road tested the same but with 150PS.
What I always like about Volkswagen cars is the positive
steering. Accelerate and corner and the tyres will stick to the
road like glue.
The majority of sales of the new Golf are predicted to be to
the fleet sector (65%) and maybe company car drivers who
clock up high mileage will use the fantastic technology the
most, but everyone will appreciate the new safety systems.
The Golf GTi, GTE and GTD are expected to go on sale in
the UK later this year. Information on the Golf R and Golf
Estate will be revealed in the coming months.
FACTS AT A GLANCE
VW GOLF 8
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CO2 emissions: 125g/km
Combined fuel consumption: 51.4mpg (WLTP)
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Villa Designs is a family owned creator of
handmade, bespoke gifts and furniture.
Matt and his partner Josie started the business in
October 2019 with a view to creating high quality
unique gifts for the Christmas of 2019. Since then
the business has evolved and we have taken on
bigger and bigger projects.
Villa Designs make a range gifts out of oak, from
small decorative ornaments, tea light holders,
coat hangers, clocks and bird boxes through to
large chopping boards, serving platters and
hedgehog homes. More recently, they have created
some bespoke oak furniture, a bar for
“the man-cave” and internal / external doors
just to name a few.
Whilst our favourite material is oak, we also have
some exceptions, with a few of our pieces being
created from beech, cherry, walnut or idigbo. The
timber we use is sourced in North Shropshire from
We particularly enjoy going to see our friends at
North Shropshire Timber and hunting through
their stocks to find the “perfectly imperfect”
pieces of oak for the next creation.
Although we carry stock of the best sellers, we
would love to hear from our local community.
We are happy to discuss unique gifts or something
you might require for the home.
For some of the bigger items also require metal
work which we can cater for in our workshop.
The first half of 2020 has seen Villa Designs create
a number of bespoke oak solutions, we are
passionate about wood and we invite you to see
the great projects coming up in the second half
2020 and beyond.
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WHY CHOOSE WYEVALE PROPERTY CARE:
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Offices in Telford, Shrewsbury & Wolverhampton
Care with dignity in a tranquil setting
We believe our residents should feel at home and not in a home, and
a genuine ethos of warmth and respect is at the heart of our service.
Situated in a quiet corner of Shrewsbury we are proud to offer an
exceptional standard of full time nursing care, in warm
and comfortable surroundings.
High performance ratings with CQC
24 Hour Nursing Care with daily activities
Freshly prepared meals
En-suite bedrooms and Suites available
In -House physiotherapist
For more information please contact a member of our friendly care team.
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Maesbrook Care Home, Church Road,
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DORMA KUBU LAUNDRY BASKET £55 MISSION HONEY STORAGE
BED £239 SAFARI SINGLE BEDDING SET £14 ASHWELL COTTON
CHENILLE CUSHION £10 LION PLUSH £10 AMELIA BUTTERSCOTCH
THROW £18 SET OF 2 ROUND KNITTED BASKETS £25 DORMA
KUBA BASKET FROM £12 SHEEPSKIN RUG FROM £35
MASON OAK SLATTED BEDSTEAD FROM £479 COLLEEN GLASS TABLE LAMP £42 HARLAM
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SET FROM £12 OCHRE STEM VELVET CUSHION £10 OCHRE STEM VELVET BEDSPREAD FROM £70
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VINTAGE is back!
Vintage-inspired pieces everywhere
as interior designers fall in love with
traditional detailing so think spindles,
spooled legs, fabric with subtle
patterns, wooden clocks, crushed
velvet, antique furniture, natural
wood and patterned wallpaper.
Elements Haus Quilted
Geo Cushion £12 - Dunelm
Say hello to gold
You might be put off
copper as it can look
quite industrial and
be. Once you have
and metallic into a
scheme it will
achieve a warm,
& mixed metals...
Wooden 60cm Wall Clock
£35 - Dunelm
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Way, Harlescott, Shrewsbury SY1 3TG Tel: 01743 463261
Castle Street, Hadley (next to Lidl) Telford TF1 6GJ Tel: 01952 257007
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subject to availability while stocks last. Delivery & Installation charges
may apply. Exclusions and Radius Apply. See in store for full details. Images for illustration pu urposes only. Copyright Euronics 2018. E&OE September 2018.
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the arrival of autumn?
TORINO BAR STOOL £35
EMILIA BAR STOOL £69
It’s all about invoking a sense of calmness
with comfortable, more inviting spaces to
chill out in. Think warm tones and lots of
layering. Invest in knitted throws,
pared-back furniture, soft lighting fixtures
and a cozy rug.
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construction within the farmyard
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Phone: 01939 232 440 / 233812
Home & Garden
Garden makeover with
STONEWORK & LANDSCAPING
Transforming gardens for over 30 years is
Mark Pumford Stonework & Landscaping,
Oswestry (MPS). Offering a professional,
quality service from start to finish, their
services include full landscaping, water
features, all stone work, decking, fencing,
patios, repairs and repointing.
Specialising in Stonework such as miniature stone
bridges, dry stone walling, repointing of stone houses
and all general stone work. They also offer modern day
stone cladding which is a great way of easily
transforming tired and dated brickwork.
If you are looking for a complete garden make over for
2018, then look no further than MPS. Working with you
to help design and plan your perfect garden, they will
clear your garden of all unwanted materials and create
your dream garden, no matter on shape or size. From
new turf, new patio, Dremel gravel, supplying and
planting of borders or even a spectacular water feature,
MPS have got it covered. Some people know exactly
what they want however others don’t, this is where
MPS’s expert advice can guide you through the process
giving you a range of options to choose from.
MPS’s services don’t stop there, bespoke fencing,
decking and carports are also on offer. Using top quality
products such as Hercules for decking, which is available
in many colours and features natural wood and a unique
non-repeating colour variation within each board,
ensuring a beautiful finish every time. Carports can be a
great addition to your home, helping to prevent frost on your car in the winter
months and keeping you dry from the rain when getting in and out of your car, they
also allow you to use garage space for other things!
Mark Pumford Stonework & Landscaping not only offer a wealth of experience but
also a friendly and professional service at competitive prices. Free and honest
advice and quotations are offered and a wide range of quality services and
landscaping available to suit your budget, no job is too big or small for Mark
and his team!
MPS cover areas such as ELLESMERE, OSWESTRY, SHREWSBURY,
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Contact Mark Pumford on 01691 671849 or
07815 647421 for a free and detailed quotation
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ENJOY THE FIRST YEARS
MORTGAGE PAID ON OUR
HOMES THIS AUTUMN
Home hunters wanting to move into a new-build property
in the coming months could have their stamp duty paid or
six months of their mortgage paid thanks to a
housebuilder’s new campaign.
Time to be Moved – launched by Bovis Homes – part of the
newly-formed Vistry Group – aims to take the stress out of
moving for those climbing or putting their first foot on the
Buyers can also choose a flooring package from the
campaign, which can be used on two to five-bedroom
homes, alongside other incentives including the extended
key workers initiative and the Government’s Help to Buy
Louise Macrae, regional marketing manager at Bovis
Homes, said: “We’re delighted to launch our Time to be
Moved campaign which promises to take the hassle of the
moving process away from home buyers. Purchasers can
choose from aeither 12 months the mortgage paid offer
or a full home the stamp duty or flooring packages. on
offer. The flooring option can also be used alongside the
Help to Buy scheme. The mortgage paid offer includes
almost all our homes across the region and the stamp duty
break is applicable on all our new homes.
“The mortgage-paid offer will take buyers up to the middle
of December and beyond meaning they can take some of
the pressure out of Christmas this year by being able to
save more efficiently. Bovis Homes properties are offered
in great locations with open green spaces and plenty of
“They can be used for properties in our new housing range,
which offer more space with wider hallways, open plan
living and en suites and flexible living space.”
For buyers who own their own home already, the option to
use Bovis Homes’ Smooth Move or Home initiatives is
Bovis Homes’ Home Exchange sees the housebuilder
buying the customer's current property, which means they
can avoid all those estate agent fees and time-consuming
house chains. It also means that purchasers can stay in their
current house until their new home is ready.
To part-exchange their home, a customer’s current property
must be valued at no more than 75 per cent of the new
Bovis Home they wish to purchase. Bovis Homes will
arrange for the buyer's property to be valued, then make
them an offer based on the valuation.
Alternatively, buyers looking to sell their home can take
advantage of the housebuilder’s Smooth Move scheme,
which can save time and thousands of pounds, with the
home builder liaising with the estate agent on the
customer's behalf, as well as paying the fees.
Using the Help to Buy – Equity Loan scheme, home buyers
need just a five per cent cash deposit, with the Government
providing an equity loan of up to 20 per cent of the value
of the property being bought. Purchasers then need to
secure up to a 75 per cent mortgage.
Bovis Homes already runs an attractive purchasing package
for key workers, which has now been extended until the
end of 2020 to include all those who have signed up for the
recent NHS volunteer scheme – as well as all those newlyclassified
by the Government as key workers in the battle
against the coronavirus.
Properties in Bovis Homes’ new collection focus on wellproportioned
exteriors with a real sense of light and flow
on the inside. They are named after British trees and
include wider staircases and higher ceilings.
Homes are available from £199,995
For more information on locations and house
types, visit www.bovishomes.co.uk
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Upgrade the way you live
at Bowbrook Meadows, Shrewsbury
Stamp duty holiday and 12 months mortgage paid -
moving made easy!
With a range of final homes remaining, this brand new
community offers the best in modern living with spacious
gardens, contemporary features and flexible living spaces.
Our homes are surrounded by open green spaces and within
close proximity of the Shrewsbury town centre.
With no stamp duty to pay till next year and the option to
have 12 months mortgage paid there’s never been a better
time to move. Plus you could use our new and improved
By appointment only
01952 305 051
*Mortgage Paid for 6- or 12-months offer is available on selected homes only, not in conjunction with any other offer. Paid as a cash lump sum upon legal completion and calculated
as the cash equivalent of monthly mortgage repayments from legal completion for the period of 6 months based on a typical 90% LTV mortgage, a lender rate of 1.87% and a 35
year term. Cash lump sum capped at a maximum of 3% of the purchase price, subject to lender’s criteria, qualification and acceptance of cash incentives. Not applicable to second
home owners or investor purchasers. We reserve the right to withdraw the incentive at any time without prior notice. ^Flooring is provided from our standard range unless
otherwise specified. Photograph depicts a typical Bovis Home exterior/interior. Elevation may differ to that shown. Internal images may include optional upgrades at an additional
cost. Price & availability correct at time of going to print/broadcast. YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON A MORTGAGE OR ANY OTHER
DEBT SECURED ON IT. Ask our sales advisor for details. GD56731
Call: 0800 043 1997 or 07887 793620