Telford Scene Magazine May and June 2021

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Welcome to your early summer edition of the Scene magazine for Telford & Surrounds, packed full of so many wonderful small businesses and health, beauty and well-being. As we come out of lock down and the sun begins to shine please support local where possible. Enjoy the read!
Sarah, Leah & Chris xx

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MAY/JUNE 2021 EDITION


PRE-SCHOOL, RECEPTION AND KS1

DISCOVERY MORNING

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Saturday 8th May 2021

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10am - 12.30pm

Book your place and join the fun!

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day school 4-11

Wellington, Shropshire TF1 3LB

FIND YOUR

FUTURE AT

OPEN DAY

Saturday 15th May 2021

21

Book your place:

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admissions@wrekincollege.com

01952 265603

Independent co-educational

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Wellington, Shropshire TF1 3BH

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WELCOME... TO YOUR EARLY SUMMER EDITION

OF THE SCENE MAGAZINE

Leah Ratcliffe

Shropshire Area manager

To be included with our

next edition, covering

July & August

contact Leah on

01952 780058 Opt. 2.

Or email:

sales@scenelocal.co.uk

Contents:

Page 6 Self-Care with Rebecca Garratt

Page 8 Hudson Property Shropshire

Page 10

Free Dance session

Page 12 Sew Queenies

Pages 16 – 23 Health, beauty & wellbeing

Pages 24 & 25 Luxury new wedding venue

Pages 28 & 30

Puzzle pages

Page 34 Edzotics comes to Oakengates

Page 35

Golfing fun for the family

Pages 36 & 37 Shrewsbury canoe hire

Pages 44 & 45

BBQ Recipes

Pages 46 & 47 The Two Vegans feature

Pages 48 & 49 Pets clothing & accessories

Page 50 -55 Men & Women’s fashion

Page 56 & 57 Take time to be mindful

Page 60 Scene Sports – Murray Walker

Page 68

Extra Help Telford

Pages 70 – 73

Motoring

Page 74

Rainy days with the kids

Page 81 – 99 House, home & garden

All advertising is supported digitally across our sites:

@scene.telford

Scene & SYone magazines

@scenemagazines

We’ve got you covered: 16,000 copies distributed throughout Local businesses & selected

homes in St Georges, Muxton, Priorslee, The Rock. Newport, Shifnal, Horsehay, Lawley,

Wellington, Apley, Shawbirch, Horton, Madeley & Dawley.

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Telford Scene magazine is published by:

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Scene Local Media Ltd,

loss occasioned by failure of an

Telford, TF2 9TQ

advertisement to appear, or any damage or

Tel: 01952 780058

inconvenience caused by errors, omissions

Email: Sarah@scenelocal.co.uk

and misprints. All information correct at time

Director: Sarah Williams

of going to press.

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DRINKS

IT’S ALL IN THE SPIRIT

Gin is extremely popular and gains more and more interest with each passing year. New brands become

available very regularly. Gin’s basic flavour is from juniper berries and the making of gins dates from the

Middle Ages. Many different styles of gins are available today, including very aromatic and flavoured

productions. Gin cocktails also prove to be increasing in popularity and Gin & Tonic (long-standing

favourite), Singapore Sling, plus Tom Collins and many others, are further, favourite concoctions,

regularly enjoyed.

The award-winning LAVA Spirits Co offers signature productions to an excellent standard. COFFEE GIN,

plus COFFEE ORANGE GIN are both produced utilising South American Arabica coffee beans to great

advantage. Laura Bridge, the company’s founder became inspired, then dedicated and committed to

create flavoured gins of an exceptional quality.

COFFEE GIN (37.5% vol) is a premium London Dry Gin that is complemented with the finest South

American Arabica coffee. A splendid aroma greets the nasal senses and then the mouth’s pleasures

enjoy the rich, balanced flavours of coffee and gin.

COFFEE ORANGE GIN (37.5% vol) World Gin Awards – 2021 – Best English Flavoured Gin, again, is a

premium London Dry Gin, which pairs with the finest South American Arabica coffee, perfectly.

Fresh orange zest is the addition for this production. Enticingly appealing on the nose, the mouthfeel and

palate sensation are duly rewarded with the effect that follows. I understand this to be a UK first, with

the combination of flavours, for this gin, working extremely well indeed. The fresh flavour of roasted

coffee beans, complemented with a sweet citrus addition from the orange zest, makes a very

impressive creation.

The LAVA Spirits Co sources and blends the finest ingredients to produce these

outstanding, flavoured gins, which can be enjoyed neat, with ice and/or mixer,

as well as in the creation of fabulous cocktails.

Free UK delivery, plus offers and discounts are available to ‘LAVA Lovers’.

Orders are processed and dispatched quickly and efficiently.

For all details and information, please contact

E-mail: info@lavaspirits.co.uk and visit www.lavaspirits.co.uk

As always, enjoy!

Trevor Langley


Events@ Caseys

Cordingley Hall, Wellington Road, Telford, TF2 8JS

www.caseysvenues.co.uk 01952 606588

BOOK

TODAY!

Sat 1st Fri 7th Sat 8th Fri 14th Sat 15th May

5-11pm

Good Food Good Drinks

Good Music & Good Friends

Deposit of £30 Per Table of 6 Required

Which will be discounted off your Group Food Bill

Due to Date Social Distance Guidelines Apply

Bring the

Casey's Magic

to your event

with our

FREE

Mobile Bar Hire


Time for Self-Care !

There is no better time to make selfcare a

priority. At my therapy room, which

overlooks the Newport countryside canal,

you will find many holistic & complementary

therapies to assist with anxiety, panic

attacks, stress, confidence, self-esteem, low

mood, self-development, healing,

mindfulness and consciousness or deep

relaxation & weight loss.

I would love to be of assistance, whether it is to

support you on your healing & transformative

journey, or to help you experience deep inner

calm, and ease tension regularly or occasionally.

You can be assured that you will be in capable &

nurturing hands. Clients are experiencing

outstanding results, and you can too.

Hypnotherapy, Neuro Linguistic

Programming & Eye Movement Therapy

Sessions

These life transforming sessions utilise a mixture of

exceptional tools and process, to help you create

the future you desire, manage anxiety, stress,

overcome life's obstacles, heal the inner child (if

needed), significantly improve your confidence

and allow your true potential to surface and

much more.

Access Bars

The Access Bars treatment consists of light touch

to various points on the head which relaxes the

mind and body, clears mind clutter and aims to

provide more ease & joy in your wellbeing.

Access Bars allow you to become more mindful

to enjoy the present and have more control over

negative thoughts. It has been described as

clearing the cache of a computer.

Choose

My advice to you is to look around my website

and see what you are drawn to, as this is likely to

help you the most www.rebeccagarratt.co.uk

Alternatively, we can have a chat

and I can help you decide.

Please ring me on 07737769548

or email me on

rebeccagarratt.therapies@gmail.com.

Reiki or Spiritual Healing (SH)

Reiki is a light touch treatment on and around the

head & body (SH hands off the body) to balance

the energy system, calm the nervous system and

to improve emotional, mental, physical & spiritual

well-being. Reiki & SH is a nurturing energy, and

they can provide many other wonderful benefits

such as improved sleep, help with grief, improve

energy levels or to simply relax deeply.

Aromatherapy Massage

A therapeutic back, neck & shoulder massage

(deeper tissue work can be done) with suitably

selected essential oils (highest quality) Cato ease

pain, lift your mood and calm the nervous system.

Essential oils are extracted from plants, trees,

flowers, fruits, bark & herbs with properties known

to benefit both your psychological and physical

needs. Energy work can be added for an extra

boost.


49 High Street, Newport, Telford TF10 7AT

01952 459459

www.wycherleysdentalpractice.co.uk

reception@wycherleysdentalpractice.co.uk


A New Dynamic Estate Agents comes to Telford

Hudson Property Shropshire are Telford's most

dynamic estate agents, focused on our core values of

integrity, flexibility and consistency. We pride ourselves

on offering a completely tailored service being both

personal and professional. We understand that every

landlord, seller, buyer and tenant has different needs

which is why our directors, Ben and Richard, maintain

personal contact with their clients throughout the

process. This enables us to draw on their expertise and

offer bespoke advice and care at every stage.

Having operated their own property portfolios in Telford for

a combined 25 years Ben and Richard decided to offer their

experience to clients all over Shropshire. Formally opening

our first front facing office in February 2021, it’s been a

whirlwind first quarter taking on new landlords and

beginning our sales process whilst maintaining strong

business in our short-term accommodation division. At

Hudson we pride ourselves on offering a fantastic service,

utilising modern platforms but maintaining traditional client

focused practices.

Ben – “It’s been an exciting first couple of months for myself

and the team at Hudson, it’s been a real pleasure to meet

with new clients and begin to work with established local

businesses. A particular area that has gathered a lot of interest

is our Specialised Lettings offering, this sits alongside

conventional residential lettings and gives landlords and

investors the option to look into higher yield property

strategies across Shropshire. I look forward to continuing our

work on consistent client focused expansion.”

If you are considering selling or letting a property in the near

future, looking for a new investment or simply wanting a

chat about your options please do give us a call on:

01952 200 580 or email

info@hudsonpropertyshropshire.co.uk

www.hudsonpropertyshropshire.co.uk


Green Fields Farm Shop

GET YOUR

5-A-DAY

AT GREEN

FIELDS FARM

SHOP

SANDWICH BAR IS AVAILABLE

AT BOTH DONNINGTON &

PRIORSLEE STORE

START EATING MORE FRESH

PRODUCE TODAY!

Have a "veggie box"

delivered FREE

to your doorstep

No need to be home, produce delivered

in insulated, lidded poly boxes.

Weekly/fortnightly deliveries in the

Telford, Newport and Stafford areas.

OR SIMPLY CLICK & COLLECT!

FRESH ASPARAGUS

NOW IN STOCK!

£15

Mixed Box

Fruit,

Veg & Salad

available

AFTERNOON TEA FOR 2

FOR £12pp

Order Online at: www.greenfieldsonline.co.uk

DONNINGTON 01952 677 345

Station Road, Donnington, Telford,

Shropshire, TF2 8JY

For all your local fresh food Green Fields Farm

Shop really has it all, visit us today or

PRIORSLEE 01952 200 696

Woodhouse Lane, off Salisbury Avenue, Priorslee

Telford, Shropshire, TF2 9UR

@shopgreenfields Green Fields Farm Shop

Open 7 Days A Week

The Home of Great Local Food!

www.greenfieldsonline.co.uk


‘Free Dance Taster Session’

At Shine Dance Company our vision is to give

young people the opportunity to creatively

express themselves through dance in a fun,

friendly and supportive environment, to build

their confidence, highlight their individuality,

and grow their passion and enthusiasm for

dance.

With the support of our Professional Mentor,

Dance Teacher and Artistic Director Poppy

Mansfield, our aim is to learn/ improve on our

students dance technique, help them gain

confidence by working as a team and enable

them to have opportunities to perform and

explore their own creative ideas.

We also want them to be equipped for challenges

and to become socially and culturally aware in a

world increasingly dominated by technology,

where school budgets are cutting back on arts

activities.

Shine’s aim is to develop a strong sense of health

and wellbeing both physical and mental at a time

where students can feel anxious or emotionally

isolated. The classes will provide a positive, safe

and shared community to drive intellectual

curiosity and innovation.

A year on from starting Shine, Poppy is offering

free taster sessions for anyone who would like

to give dance a try. If you would like to find out

more information, contact Shine Dance Company

on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Facebook: @ShineDanceCo

Twitter: @ShineDanceComp1

Instagram: @shine.dancecompany

YouTube: youtube.com/channel/

UCcb4HB_w4k2Ixzcu9PmIeVQ


Jessi Carrera-Maybury

Reiki Master-Teacher

Advanced Theta Healing Practitioner

Reiki Treatments

Reiki Training & Attunments

Chakra Balancing & Energy Healing

Theta Healing & Belief reprogramming

Spiritual Coaching & Guidance

Spiritual, Oracle and Tarot Readings

Over 10 years experience

Tel: 07944 501998

3 Salters Court, Lower Bar,

Newport, Shropshire, TF10 7BE

/Flamingobakes

@Flamingobakes

www.flamingobakes.co.uk

e: heidi@flamingobakes.co.uk

10%

DISCOUNT

For new

customers

Freshly Baked Goodies & Desserts for Birthdays, Weddings, Christenings & Special Events.

Vegan & Gluten free products available including Vegan Fudge!

NEW to Flamingo Bakes – Treat Boxes, for collection or post!

A selection of Brownies, Rocky Roads, Flapjacks etc. made especially for your friends and loved ones!

Mother’s Day and Easter treat boxes now available or why not send one to just brighten someone’s day!

Logo cupcakes available for businesses to celebrate an event or anniversary

11


Sew Queenies makes unique and

trendy clothes for children and

babies using the best fabrics and

handpicked designs that

function and look great. I’ve

created a range of kids clothing

that will make your little people

stand out from the crowd.

As we entered the national

lockdown back in March 2020 Sew

Queenie’s was just a little idea,

actually you could say a dream. I’ve

always had a passion for sewing

and very creative so while I was off

work I started sewing. I wanted to

make some items for my youngest

daughter something that was

flexible for an active toddler, it all

started on my dining room table

one tiny really old sewing machine.

I used to post all my

images on my personal

Instagram page and

before I knew it I had

friends messaging

requesting that they

would also like to

purchase some of my

items. Of course, I

made them some bits

and received excellent

feedback This is when

Sew Queenies was

born.

I set up social platform

pages and created my

website. Fast forward

not even a year and I’ve made

hundreds of items.

I was lucky to be approached by a

local business who I now make

rompers and leggings for

I’m still working from home and

hope to have a small studio built

me and all my toddler and baby

leggings, shorts, rompers dresses

and accessories are “homemade”

by me with utmost care and

attention to bring the finish and

quality bringing you an eye catching

and ethically created clothing range

for you little ones. Please join me

on my journey:

Instagram:

@sew_Queenies

Facebook:

Facebook.com/sewqueenies

Website:

www.sewqueenies.com

Email:

sewqueenies@gmail.com

I searched the internet and found

some UK based small businesses

that I purchased my first fabrics

from. By June I was making my

daughter Sydney a full wardrobe of

leggings, rompers, and a few

matching hair bands.

this summer.

I’ve got a lovely following on

Instagram and have some amazing

customers who in their words ‘are

addicted to buying my lovely items’

and some great brand reps who

love and share my brand.

Buying small is such a passion of

mine and to this day I still support

small businesses who sell similar.

It’s such a joy when my phone

pings and I’ve received an order my

heart races and I definitely do a

little happy dance.

Brand transparency is important to


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Contact: 01952 582 832

Bold, sophisticated solid

sterling silver jewellery created

by SUE CHADWICK.

Made in Shropshire

Please contact:

Sue at studio@suechadwick.co.uk

www.suechadwick.co.uk I 07771 601497

or visit her at the Made in Shropshire fairs

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It’s a proven fact that holidays are good for the body

and soul and after the last 12 months we all need

something to look forward to. At The Travel Store we

look after you every step of the way and have been

there for our 1000’s of customers day and night to help

with any questions or queries they may have. With us

you can rest assured your fully protected as we are

members of ABTA and our Overseas holidays are fully

ATOL bonded offering you complete piece of mind that

your money is safe.

Our store is located in the heart of the High Street in

Newport, Shropshire offering a relaxed, modern environment

for you to call in and discuss your plans or simply browse

through a range of brochures or ask for advice. With

International travel to resume we have seen a huge increase

in bookings for this Summer and have some amazing deals on

offer so why not contact us today and let us find your perfect

holiday with personal, expert advice and guidance.

can search for the best deal that suits your requirements. At

The Travel Store we can help with a huge range of breaks

including UK Staycations, Hot Tub Lodges, Coach Holidays,

Cruises, Tours, Rail Holidays, Ski and so much more. We

have packages on sale now up to 2022 so there is no better

time to plan ahead and secure your holiday at the very best

price whilst shopping local and supporting your local

Independent Business’.

We would like to thank all our customers for their support,

especially over the past 12 months and we look forward to

helping you in the future.

We deal with 100’s of the UK’s top Tour Operators including

Jet2holidays, Easyjet Holidays, TUI, Titan, Riviera Travel and

many more and as we are an Independent Travel Agency we

Contact us on: 01952 872700

E: holidays@thetravelstoreltd.com

F: The Travel Store

Insta: thetravelstoreltd

Or visit us at: 27 High Street,

Newport, Shropshire TF10 7AT


T: 01952 245420

Goose on the Loose

thegooseontheloose

W: www.thegooseontheloose.co.uk

E: hello@thegooseontheloose.co.uk

“Mrs Goose at Home”

We are based on a farm in picturesque rural Shropshire, and host

small intimate affairs in our stunning dining room & gardens for

up to 30 guests. If you are looking for imaginative catering for a

private feasting affair, fine dining, or a special birthday

experience, we can provide everything you need here where the

house is yours exclusively.


SUMMER 2021 BEAUTY TRENDS

Summer is just around the corner, and with a new

season comes new trends: from fashion to culture,

from music to beauty, soon summer styles will be

gracing the media everywhere. With the pandemic

and the normalisation of mask-wearing, winter trends

focused heavily on eye makeup and eyebrows. In

contrast, sun-kissed skin and natural glows have been

a hit each and every summer. So what can we expect

this summer for our beauty trends?

The Fresh Faced Feel

Summer brings heat, and there is no worse feeling than

heavy makeup mixing with beads of sweat and creating

blotches on the surface of the skin. This summer, try a

lighter foundation that barely looks like it’s there at all. Your

skin will feel light and be able to breathe in the summer air,

all the while looking flawlessly fresh-faced.

Eyes On The Prize

The emphasis of eye makeup from wintertime is being carried

into the summer season. Throughout many lockdowns,

we saw people getting extra creative with eye makeup as

they became the main focus of the face due to the wearing

of face coverings. Colourful eye shadows, rainbow-hued

eyeliner and highlighting the inner corner of the eye will

draw only the best attention to the eyes. Yellow is the colour

for this summer, so add a splash of sunshine to the lids and

you’re good to go.

Bold Brows

Since Cara Delevigne took over the fashion world in the

2010s, brows have been growing both in size and demand.

The feather brow is having its day, with many makeup

brands selling products specifically to plump the eyebrow

and add a bushy texture to the fine hair. Although the shape

of the brow still appears to be of importance, the fine line

brow in the 2000s is long gone. Think bigger and bushier,

the better.

Luscious Lips

Shades of lip pigmentation are on a constant rotation, and

sometimes it is hard to keep up with what’s hot and what’s

not. One thing for sure this summer is that lip gloss is in.

With the revival of Y2K fashion (2020 saw the reintroduction

of low rise jeans and crop tops), beauty trends have also

followed suit. Lipgloss gives your lips an extra plump and

shine and can be put over any shade of lipstick, matte or

gloss.

Bashful Blush

Blusher has been ditched in the past, with the focus instead

on extreme contouring to illuminate cheekbones and jawlines.

This summer, however, rosy cheeks are making a

come back. Lightly blushed cheeks give the make-up-free

look the perfect touch, giving the face a natural warmth and

glow. Paired with dramatic colourful eyeshadow, big brows,

plump lips and flawless skin, the perfect summer look is at

the tips of our fingers.


At Forever Young we passionately deliver medical aesthetic treatments using cutting edge

products and technology. Our environment is stylish and safe, where you are treated with the

five star services you expect from a medically led team of professional experts.

Our Services:

We offer a wide range of aesthetics treatments

including, dermal fillers, slimming injections, anti

wrinkle treatments and non surgical face

enhancements. We will always select the right

treatment for you and your needs. Our aim is to

provide an elite experience from our

consultation, treatment and aftercare.

Everything we do generates an idyllic

experience for our clients.

New Training Academy:

Clare Spalding is an advanced nurse

practitioner with 15 years aesthetics

experience.

She has led the way in being one of the UK’s

leading aesthetic training providers, and offers

training across the UK. Clare has now opened

her own training academy in the Parade,

alongside her clinic, offering her superb

training services in Shropshire.

Come and try our brand new

muscle toning machines.

3D powerform; For pelvic floor muscles - men

& women, in one 30 minute session it provides

the same as 15,000 pelvic floor exercises.

3D powersculpt; To tone muscles in your

abdomen, bottom, legs and arms. This machine

offers the equivalent to 30,000 press ups

in 30 minutes!

NEW TREATMENT

Introductory offer:

LIP BLUSH

A new colouring, pigmentation

and reshaping of lips.

Special introductory

price of just £199

FOREVER YOUNG, The Parade, Shrewsbury SY1 1DL

Contact: 01743 622959

Facebook: @foreveryoungbyclarespalding I Web: www.fyclinic.co.uk


Simply Scent-Sational

Fragrance can evoke memories even from many years ago, find a memorable

fragrance from our range of over 85 highly fragranced wax bars and make all

those memories come flooding back. Spa Day with your mom,

you need some Aloe Water & Cucumber, it’s one of my favourite

fragrances as it always makes me remember those days.

Have a wickless home with our range of warmers, which warm the

wax with a low watt lightbulb or heating element, perfect for those

busy homes where flames aren’t safe.

Choose from several finishes and styles to suit any room

Scents = Warmers & Waxes = Diffusers & Oils

Fan Diffusers & Pods = Plugged and un-plugged

= Laundry & Cleaning products = Kids = Pets = Great gift ideas

Contact Danni on 07875 167580

Web: www.danniwright.scentsy.co.uk


Do your

legs let

you down?

Keyhole Varicose Vein Treatment

Varicose veins affect up to a third of women and men. They can cause aching, discomfort, itching, skin

changes and concern about the appearance of the legs.

Premier Veins offers private patients a one-stop appointment and duplex ultrasound scan with one of

our experienced consultant vascular surgeons at a number of private hospitals in the Midlands.

Supported by a vascular nurse specialist, we will perform a careful examination and recommend the

most appropriate treatment for you.

Our approach is non-surgical, performing keyhole treatments as an out-patient on a walk-in, walk-out

basis. Recovery time is minimal and you should be able to return to work and most other activities

soon afterwards.

Treatments offered include:

=Liquid sclerotherapy

=Foam sclerotherapy

=Endothermal ablation

We are recognised by all major insurance providers and can also offer fixed prices for all procedures,

so you know where you stand.

To find out more or book an

appointment call us on 0121 769 2646

Visit us at

www.premierveins.uk

Email us at:

reception@premierveins.uk


Keeping you safe is

our number one

priority!

We are back and adhering to all the guidance

given by the local authorities to ensure health

and safety. Our studio cleanliness and hygiene

has always been at the top of our priority list,

as it has been since we opened in 2013.

Tattooists Rob, Garth and Jayde all offer a full range and

styles of tattooing with over 40 years’ experience

between them. From portraits, floral and mandala style

tattoos to your more traditional and gothic, black and

white to full colour. The team are great at giving advice

and free handing where necessary, along with cover up

ideas.

Along with the tattoo team, piercing specialist Char offers

a fantastic selection of piercings all over the body (except

nose and mouth currently due to Covid). Having been

pierced by Char myself I can honestly say she is very

professional and quick to keep any pain or discomfort to

a

minimum with great aftercare advice. Char has recently

purchased an equipment that allows jewellery to be

anodised to any colour from gold to purple so you can

really personalise items to your personality and style.

Custom pieces can be ordered, and a great range of

jewellery is always in stock.

Contact the team on 01952 619370 or via messanger

on Facebook to get your next tattoo or peircing booked

in. We cant wait to see you all again!

Tattoos and Piercings

40 YEARS COMBINED EXPERIENCE

Garth

Jayde

22 LIMES WALK OAKENGATES TF2 6EP

01952 619370

Rob

Char

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official tattoo studio

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charspiercings

Members of TPI - Tattoo & Piercing

Industry Union

Scene Local Media 01952 780058


Stunning smiles

in Wellington

Everyone’s welcome at our

Wellington practice.

So why not register and experience

quality dentistry today.

Call 01952 899645

New

private

patients

welcome

bupadentalcare.co.uk



Bupa Dental Care is a trading name of Oasis Healthcare Limited. Registered in England and Wales No: 03257078.


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Holistic & Heavenly

Therapy & Beauty

Contact Shell: 07508 264601

F: Holistic & Heavenly Therapy Room

Holistic & Heavenly Therapy & beauty cabin is in the heart of

the Shropshire countryside . I offer a bespoke individual

service for my clients and a truely tranquil and relaxing time, to

let your stresses melt away with my very own beauty products.

These products are cruelty free and vegan and made with

essential oils too to help the mind body & soul

completely relax. You can also purchase my products to enjoy

within your own home...

Continuing to relax and feel wonderful.

Treatments on offer:

t Reiki Healing

t Pedicures

t Collagen Lift

t Microdermabrasion

t Eye brow tinting & waxing

t Eye lash tinting

t Back neck shoulder massage

t Aromatherapy facials

t Hand and arm massage

t Full body massage

t Full body exfoliation

t Head massage

‘Feel good through beauty!’


Set yourself free from lockdown stress & anxiety

With

‘Shropshire’s Never Ending

Tools of Therapies’

Hypnotherapy can help you get your life

back on track,

Trudy is a clinical practitioner in

hypnotherapy for trauma, depression,

bereavement, pain and much more.

She also offers adult counselling &

psychotherapy.

You don’t have to struggle alone!

Services available 7 days a week

from 9am - 8pm

Contact Trudy on: 01952 768480

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A brand new luxury

wedding venue in

Shropshire

2018. They saw a great opportunity to bring

the experience their guests were having through

their bespoke catering and weave that through

their own unique wedding venue.

Nestled in 8,500 acres of countryside on the

Apley Estate near Bridgnorth, Stockton House is

an idyllic wedding venue that will be opening in

April 2022. And for couples who like their food

and drink, this will be at the heart of what

Stockton will become renown for.

Built in 1702 as a Rectory to the church of St

Chads just 100 yards down the lane, Stockton

House has been a family home for over 300

years. Owned by the Apley Estate and steeped

in history with a stylish Georgian design, Stockton

House will be brought back to life with seven

luxurious double bedrooms, 100-seater secret

walled garden dining room and all expertly

designed to take in the breathtaking views and

scenery of Shropshire and the surrounding estate.

“Created by award-winning

wedding caterers”

This luxurious, boutique wedding venue is the

exciting new project of award-winning wedding

caterers Caviar & Chips in partnership with the

Apley Estate. Co-founders Jonathan Carter-

Morris and Marc Hornby started plans with Lord

Hamilton of Dalzell and the estate team back in

It starts with a purpose built 100-seater secret

walled garden dining room. This beautiful open

space will be licensed for civil ceremonies and

host the wedding breakfast and evening party.

With state of the art technology in lighting, sound

and heating and with a full commercial kitchen

this will feel like your very own restaurant. The

building will have beautiful flowers climbing its

four and half meter high walls and to guests will

look like a secret garden - a design feature that

was popular in the early 18th century. Open the

grand, double doors and then you are

transported into a large open space with

double curved ceiling, chandeliers and open

windows to the gardens and grounds at the

back of the house.

You can learn more about Stockton House

and plans for the wedding venue by visiting

www.stocktonhouseweddings.co.uk


Everyone needs a bit of positivity!

The last 12 months has been a challenging time for most of us.

We have lost so much and adapted to so many changes. It has

been hard not to feel low or depressed with so much happening

all around us. But happiness IS still POSSIBLE.

Happiness is not just available when everything is going well,

happiness is possible everyday if we start to notice the good

things we have in our lives and feel grateful for them.

Now it may sound corny but happy people realise that happiness

is a choice. They are not held hostage by their circumstances and

they do not seek happiness in other people or possessions… but

simply knowing happiness is a choice is not enough, fully experiencing

it still requires a conscious decision everyday.

I believe the secret to this is being mindful, being present in each

moment and living IN THE NOW! So much of our unhappiness

and misery stems from either dwelling in the past or projecting

all our worries and fear about the future.

The reality is that we can do nothing about the past except heal

our old wounds, we can not rewrite history or change the past,

therefore to live there is pointless.

We can plan and prepare for our future but to worry about

events that have not happened and may never happen only robs

us of our joy in the present.

We need to learn to trust ourselves and the outcome and to

focus only on what we can change or influence… and that can

only ever be in the present moment!

To be happy is to stay IN THE NOW, taking our attention to the

very moment we are living in, in this moment we have POWER

because we can make things happen!

We have no power

over the past or the

future.

I used to suffer from extreme anxiety and anxiety

is the fear of the future! It is the fear that we will

not be able to cope with what might happen to us,

a fear that we can not control the outcome.

We become so overwhelmed with all the things we

perceive may happen that we lose sight of what is

actually occurring RIGHT NOW! Once we realise

that ourPOWER lies within us at this very moment

we feel less anxious.

This moment, right now, is a gift…

thats why they call it the PRESENT!

I healed my anxiety with a combination of healing

therapies but a big part of this was learning to be

mindful and present in the now! To keep all my

attention on this very moment that I was

experiencing, where I could make changes, where

I had power.

I found a very helpful book all about this called

THE POWER OF NOW by ECKHART TOLLE and it

really helped me to practice this everyday. This

amazing little book helped me to transform my

thinking, it showed me how to focus on myself in

this very moment and at the time that was life

changing for me.

The key to happiness does not exist ‘out there’, it is

not in a relationship, or a new job, or in money or

another country…. The key to happiness is within

you! Right now you can choose to see the positives

in your situation. No matter how small there is

always something to be grateful for.


Gratitude is actually the fastest way to

replace anxiety with happiness.

Just stop for a minute and imagine you are a homeless person.

You have nothing. You have no safe home, no warm bed, no car, no money.

Just imagine how that would feel, waking up everyday cold and hungry with

nowhere to go.

Now bring yourself back to your current situation and ask yourself what are

you grateful for? What do you have RIGHT NOW that others would be

grateful for.

We often take so much in our lives for granted, we miss the gifts we

already have.

I was talking to a friend the other day and she was feeling quite down about

the size of her legs, with summer on the way she had returned to the

familiar of feeling of dreading the warmer weather because she would have

to show her legs to people and it really bothers her….. she then she turned

the page of the magazine she was reading and there was an article from a

lady who had lost her legs in an accident, she had struggled to cope with

the tragedy but was now living life to the full as much as she could with NO

LEGS!

My friend immediately stopped in her tracks and exclaimed “at least i have

legs!!!” and just like that her perspective changed and she suddenly realised

how petty it seemed to worry about things like the size of her legs when

there were people who had found a way to be happy without any! She was

suddenly grateful for her legs… no matter what size they are!

Being grateful for what we already have not only leads to increased

happiness but also always leads to more abundance. When we start to

notice the good in our life, no matter how small, it tends to attract more.

This is because the world works via vibrations. Everything that is energy

has a vibration and we are all energy! Changing our thoughts changes our

vibration.

When we change our thoughts, we change our emotions and our

vibration. This has a measurable chemical effect on our bodies and our

minds. This is the study of Metaphysics and Quantum Physics.

When we change our thoughts we change our programming, we literally rewire our

minds and this in turn changes our perception of life. When we focus all of our

attention on what we DO HAVE and not what we LACK, we move from ‘not enough’

to ‘gratitude and abundance’ and we automatically attract more of that to us.

If you look outside of yourself for fulfilment you will never be truly happy because

you can neither influence or control the circumstances outside of yourself and you

also always have the fear that it can be taken away. True inner happiness that

comes from the gratitude of everything you have and everything you are can never

be taken away from you. It is your birthright.

So be grateful, be positive, choose to see the good in things… that's where

happiness lives!

Jessi Carrera-Maybury of Charmed Healing Therapies is a Reiki Master-Teacher,

Theta Healing Practitioner and Spiritual Coach. She has over 10 years experience

and is passionate about helping and healing others.

Jessi Carrera-Maybury

Telephone 07944 501998

Charmed Healing Therapies

Jessi Carrera-Maybury of Charmed Healing Therapies a

Reiki Master Teacher, Theta Healing Practitioner and Spiritual Coach


CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

QUICK CROSSWORD

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ACROSS

1. Blood count (7)

5. Company choose to

add someone to the

committee (2-3)

8. Outburst of anger on

stage (5)

9. Sink a vessel carrying

coal (7)

10. Biblical dirges? (12)

12. Counter work by model (6)

14. Where one might look when

in a reflective mood (6)

17. Decide to co-operate and

join the queue (4,4,4)

21. Enthusiast taking food with

a flourish (7)

22. It is not right in secret to be

envious (5)

23. Lunatic only upset about

nothing (5)

24. Small child accepting friend

completely (7)

DOWN

1. Old Penny unfortunately has

to hurry (4)

2. Strangely near a sphere of

action (5)

3. Vain conservationist’s

plea (7)

4. Property like televisions (6)

5. Sum up the aristocrat (5)

6. Exit in the open air (7)

7. New rate certain to be

considered valuable (8)

11. Powerful waterfall, almost

replete (8)

13. Point me out the pepper (7)

15. 49+51=100. It is not

allowed (7)

16. Give evidence at the

match (6)

18. Youth leader turned tail first

in the country (5)

19. In the main a valley full of

warships! (5)

20. Support scout leader on the

river (4)

ACROSS

1. Dispirited (8)

5. Female child (4)

9. Inert

medication (7)

10. Come in (5)

11. Vase (3)

12. Alcove (6)

15. Furze (5)

17. Just in case (4)

19. Take away (6)

22. Dylan ------,

Welsh poet (6)

24. Notion (4)

26. Echo sounder (5)

27. Farmhouse (6)

30. Rocky hill (3)

32. Farewell (5)

33. Give out (7)

34. Basin (4)

35. Agreed (8)

DOWN

1. Deceive (4)

2. Sea mammal (5)

3. Thin pancake (5)

4. Husband or

wife (6)

6. Time between (7)

7. Generosity (8)

8. Distance (6)

13. Dove’s sound (3)

14. Sleigh (4)

16. Enter

unlawfully (8)

18. Asterisk (4)

20. Brief notice (7)

21. Moral

excellence (6)

23. Possess (3)

25. Departure (6)

28. Astound (5)

29. Join on (5)

31. Unwelcome

plant (4)

SOLUTIONS

QUIZ CHALLENGE: 1 Nadia Comaneci; 2 Baby; 3 The Last King of Scotland; 4 The Suez Canal; 5 The Lord of the Rings; 6 Norway;

7 A Very light; 8 A dress fabric; 9 Vivaldi; 10 Liverpool.

CROSS CODE































EASY SUDOKU HARD SUDOKU

2 9 8 6 5 4 1 7 3

4 5 3 7 8 1 9 2 6

7 6 1 2 3 9 8 4 5

5 8 4 9 2 6 7 3 1

6 3 7 5 1 8 4 9 2

9 1 2 3 4 7 6 5 8

1 2 9 8 7 5 3 6 4

8 7 5 4 6 3 2 1 9

3 4 6 1 9 2 5 8 7





7 8 6 9 2 4 1 3 5

9 2 5 3 1 7 4 6 8

4 3 1 5 6 8 2 7 9

5 9 8 1 7 6 3 4 2

2 4 7 8 9 3 6 5 1

1 6 3 4 5 2 9 8 7

8 5 2 6 3 1 7 9 4

6 1 4 7 8 9 5 2 3

3 7 9 2 4 5 8 1 6

















MAGIC SQUARE:

bail; acre; iris; lest.

WORD PYRAMID:

A hard taskmaster.

EQUALISER:

Clockwise from top

left – multiply;

divide; subtract;

add. Total: 5.

CRYPTIC CROSSWORD:

Across – 1 Ardent; 4 Basset; 9 Preston; 10 Giant; 11

Commodore; 12 Duo; 13 Cock-sparrow; 18 Pen; 19 Cartwheel;

21 Gable; 22 Tripoli; 23 Tassel; 24 Revere.

Down – 1 Alpaca; 2 Dream; 3 Network; 5 Angle; 6 So-and-so; 7

Tattoo; 8 Incorporate; 14 Omnibus; 15 Rawhide; 16 Spigot; 17

Alpine; 19 Crete; 20 Evoke.

QUICK CROSSWORD:

Across – 1 Downcast; 5 Girl; 9 Placebo; 10 Enter; 11 Urn; 12

Recess; 15 Gorse; 17 Lest; 19 Remove; 22 Thomas; 24 Idea; 26

Sonar; 27 Grange; 30 Tor; 32 Adieu; 33 Emanate; 34 Sink; 35

Assented.

Down – 1 Dupe; 2 Whale; 3 Crêpe; 4 Spouse; 6 Interim; 7 Largesse;

8 Length; 13 Coo; 14 Sled; 16 Trespass; 18 Star; 20 Mention; 21

Virtue; 23 Own; 25 Egress; 28 Amaze; 29 Graft; 31 Weed.

FIVE ALIVE:

(1)

(2)

Across – Right; Groom; Depot.

Down – Rigid; Group; Tempt.

Across – Allow; Layer; Solid.

Down – Atlas; Loyal; World.

NONAGRAM:

ache; acme; acne; agape; ahem;

amen; apace; apeman; apnea;

cage; came; canapé; cane; cape;

CHAMPAGNE; change; chape; cheap;

each; encamp; game; ganache; gape;

gean; haem; heap; hemp; mace;

mache; mage; manage; mane; mange;

mean; mega; name; nape; neap; pace;

paean; page; panache; pane; peach;

pean; pecan; phage.


CROSS CODE














ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ







Each number in our Cross Code grid represents a different letter

of the alphabet. You have three letters in the control grid to start

you off. Enter them in the appropriate squares in the main grid,

then use your knowledge of words to work out which letters

should go in the missing squares.

As you get the letters, fill in other squares with the same number

in the main grid and control grid. Check off the alphabetical list of

letters as you identify them.

MAGIC SQUARE

LIST ACE LIBRARIES

Using all 16 letters of the phrase above, form

four words each of four letters which will fit in the

grid to form a magic square in which the words

can be read both horizontally and vertically.



Quiz Challenge

1. Who was the first Olympic

gymnast to achieve the perfect

score of 10?

2. Which word can go before

grand, carriage, minder and sit?

3. Forest Whitaker won an

Academy Award for his

performance in which 2006 film

about Ugandan dictator Idi

Amin?

4. Which major international canal

has no locks?

5. Which fictional character was

called Sauron the Great?

NONAGRAM

C A N

P E G

H A M

How many words of four

letters or more can you

make from this

Nonagram? Each word

must use the central letter,

and each letter may be

used only once. At least

one word using all nine

letters can be found.

Guidelines:

24 Good; 28 Very Good;

33 Excellent.

Any word found in the Concise

Oxford Dictionary (Tenth Edition) is

eligible with the following

exceptions: proper nouns; plural

nouns, pronouns and possessives;

third person singular verbs;

hyphenated words; contractions

and abbreviations; vulgar slang

words; variant spellings of the

same word (where another variant

is also eligible).

WORD PYRAMID

Spell out a 15-letter word or

phrase by moving from one

chamber to another within

the pyramid. You may

only enter each of the

chambers once and

may only proceed

through openings

in the walls. The

first letter may

appear in any

chamber.

FIVE ALIVE

6. Which country gave the

Hebrides to Scotland in

1266?

7. What name is given to a

pistol which fires signal

flares?

8. What is bombazine - a semiprecious

mineral, a dress

fabric or a type of explosive?

9. Who composed The Four

Seasons?

10. The John Moores University

is in which British city?

A

RA LI GL OH TW

IT OR EO

LG RA YO EO RM

AI UA PL

SD EO LP OI DT

M

K

S S T

T A A D

R E H A R

Here are two

miniature fivesquare

crosswords

using the same

grid – but the

letters have

been mixed up.

You have to

work out which

letters belong

to which

crossword.

SUDOKU

Easy

Each row and each column must contain the numbers 1 to 9, and so must each 3 x 3 box.

6 1 7 3

5 8 9

7 2 9 8

5 4 9 6 7 3 1

7 9 2

2 3 7

1 8 7 5 6

3

6 5 8 7

Hard

7 9

9 2 3 6

1 6 7

5 8 1 3

9

6 2

8 4

2

3 7 5 1 6

EQUALISER

2 12

10 2 4

2 2

9 2 6

1 1

Place the four signs (add,

subtract, multiply, divide)

one in each circle so that

the total of each across

and down line is the same.

Perform the first calculation in each

line first and ignore the mathematical

law which says you should always

perform division and multiplication

before addition and subtraction.

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Studying crime really does pay at Telford College

Telford College’s criminology

courses are going from strength to

strength – and setting students on a

pathway to a range of fantastic

careers.

The two-year course, which leads to a

level three extended diploma, has

become one of the most popular

offerings at the college’s 7th Form

centre, and is an ideal stepping-stone

to jobs in the police force, legal

professions or forensic sciences.

Criminology tutor Mel Rooney said: “We

launched this course in 2017 and each

year it has become more and more

popular. We have consistently achieved

above the national average, and our

results are increasing year-on-year.

“The course is accepted at top

universities, and can be studied

alongside other A levels such as

psychology, sociology and English

which are all perfect matches.”

She added: “Our students don’t have to

wear a uniform which allows them to be

more comfortable, and creates a more

relaxed learning environment. This in

turn allows students to engage and

express their opinions more freely, and

openly. We love seeing our young

people come out of their shell.

“Our teaching uses a variety of

strategies to engage and stretch our

students. Lessons combine lecturestyle

delivery, small group work and

project-based tasks which strengthen

employability skills.

“Students complete homework every

week, and do five major tests across

the year to ensure they are on track to

achieve at least their target grade.”

The criminology course covers four

units over the two years – changing

awareness of crime, criminological

theories, crime scene to court, and

crime and punishment. It includes a

mixture of internal controlled

assessment and external examinations

throughout the two years.

Field trips also play a part in the

studies; prior to lockdown, students got

to visit the former Shrewsbury Prison,

and next year the college is looking to

introduce more opportunities including

visits from external speakers.

Former Madeley Academy student

Paige Probert is among the current

cohort, and is hoping to progress onto

John Moores University in Liverpool to

continue her criminology studies.

She said: “It’s interactive and we have a

lot of class discussions, just as you

would at university. It’s different to

school - we don’t wear a uniform, we

call the teachers by their first names,

but we do get stretched and challenged

to achieve our best.

Paige Duce from Broseley, a former

Telford Langley student who is also

studying psychology, said: “I find

criminology really interesting, and being

able to study it at college is a great

opportunity. The experience has been

fascinating.

Former Hadley Learning Community

student Lei-Larni Johnstone, who plans

to study criminology and history at

Keele, said: “I like criminology as it

shows me an insight into criminal

investigations and the roles of the

different agencies.

“It gets me to look at things from a

different perspective. I would

recommend Telford College as you get

to be independent and have a vast

number of courses to choose from.”

Lauren Adams from Woodside, a former

Haberdashers Abraham Darby student,

said she had appreciated the fresh

perspective which the course delivers.

“It is something different to your

ordinary subjects; you’ll always learn

something new, and you can really be

yourself in your lessons. The bonds you

make with your teachers and staff

members are phenomenal as they

make you feel really welcome and

always offer a helping hand, no matter

what it is.”

Lauren plans to study criminal justice

and criminology at the University of

Plymouth when her graduates from

Telford College.

She said: “If you live in south Telford,

like me, it is worth the journey - I

recommend Telford College to anyone

considering a career in criminology.”

Former Thomas Telford student Ben

Housden, from Aqueduct, is also on the

course. He said: “The teachers at

Telford College guide you whilst

building friendly and strong

relationships with the class, which

makes the whole experience a lot

better.

Mel Rooney is my teacher, mentor, and

role model all wrapped into one person.

She’s great. I want to join the police in

the future, potentially the mental health

response side of the force.

“I would recommend Telford College as

a perfect interval between school and

university which sets you up for

university and later in life.”

Hollie Thomas from Albrighton, who is

also studying A level film studies and

sociology, said: “This course and the

insight to things people overlook has

ready sparked my interest to taking

criminology further.

The former Idsall student said: “I plan to

progress to Birmingham City University

to study criminology, policing and

investigation. Telford College offers so

many opportunities, giving more

independence while still offering fun

and interactive lessons.”

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Edzotics is a dream come true!

My names Edward Scott and from a young age I’ve

always loved exotic animals and owned frogs since the

age of nine and always wanted to own a pet shop and

that’s exactly what I’ve done. At 18 years old I’m the

owner of Edzotics which is a recently opened exotic

pet shop in Telford, this also means I’m one of the

youngest pet shop owners in the country if not the

youngest.

The shop is located in the Oakengates shopping mall

on the high street. There is a range of animals from

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you are looking for something that isn’t in store and it

can be sourced from my suppliers, then it will be in the

shop as soon as possible for you to collect. Edzotics

only opened just before Christmas after finally being

licensed to sell animals, the shop had a great first few

days and then the lockdown came again. I was allowed

to stay open as an essential to supply everyone with all

their pet food and supplies, but footfall dropped

massively so business was slow at times. And now the

high streets are busy again people can come look for

something to keep them company whilst at home.

For me the care of the animals is the most important

thing at Edzotics and all the setups on display are how

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The Quarry Park is the must do activity in the sunshine. Join us for this

breath-taking experience of the local environment and have oodles

of fun with all the family. Take the time to see Shrewsbury from a

different direction. Here life moves a little slower. You’ll be paddling

under the Welsh Bridge, travelling through the local countryside

upstream – where you can take in the sights of the town river banks

and county show ground, and feel connected to Charles Darwin as

you pass by his childhood garden and Doctor’s Field where he had his

introductions to nature.

Down at river level you can often spot kingfishers, otters, sand martins

and other river flora and fauna. Have your own close encounter with

the incredible countryside and share a unique view of our historic

town away from the hustle and bustle. Exploring our big river is a

brilliant way to inspire young minds, get active and to make memories

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We’re also very proud to be able to invite you to discover another of

our local rivers, The Tern at the National Trust’s Attingham Park. There

the hour long paddle takes you back in time and newly experience

the history of Attingham Park. Views from the river were originally

intended only for the landowners and their guests, which is very

reminiscent of a scene from Wind in the Willows.

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wildlife normally hidden from view, especailly the enormous

dragonflies that dance around the rivers edge. A great experience

that melts away the stresses of every day life.

Shrewsbury Canoe Hire - We are based in The Quarry Park, March

to September, next to the play area and Porthill Bridge. Our base at

the National Trust’s Attingham Park is open from July – September

2020.

One hour hire – All season long we offer canoe hire for 60 minutes

from The Quarry Park and/or Attingham Park, enough time to try out

this fun and exciting activity for all the family. You can turn up and

hire on the day, but we recommend that you book ahead on our

website.

Half day hire from The Quarry you can choose between the

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having a blissful riverside picnic. Book now via our website.

Who can canoe? The great news is open boat canoeing is

accessible to almost everyone, the very young to older people, people

with disabilities, and especially families. Canoes can hold two adults

with one to two children, & dogs are also welcome. To canoe with us

you don't need to have tried it before.

Safety - We provide you with safety equipment, highly trained staff

and constantly monitor the weather and river itself. For your

additional safety we take contactless card payments, follow strict

hygiene proceedures and recommended social distancing measures

during the pandemic.

We really look forward to getting you on the water! Find out more on

all of the above and much more on our website

www.shrewsburycanoehire.co.uk

01743 244 800

email@shrewsburycanoehire.co.uk

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Education

AWARD WINNING EDUCATION IS

CLOSER THAN YOU THINK

Wolverhampton Grammar School is an extraordinary

school. Founded in 1512, it's one of the oldest schools in

the country, within easy access of the wider West

Midlands, Staffordshire and Shropshire thanks to flexible

school bus links. The independent day school educates

children from Year 3 to Upper Sixth. Means-tested

bursaries and scholarships are available for exceptional

and deserving applicants.

If you’ve never visited the stunning 25 acre campus, you

can register at any time for a virtual open event or

personal tour. Simply visit www.wgs.org.uk/openday to

register for events that are taking place across the

Summer term.

First priority is the happiness of your child

Children at Wolverhampton Grammar School receive

pastoral care like nowhere else – that’s because happy

children do well, thrive, and leave the school with

excellent exam results and the confidence to embrace

whatever opportunities come their way in their young

adult lives.

Your child will never feel alone at Wolverhampton

Grammar School. Assistant Head in charge of Pastoral

Care, Claudine Jones, leads a team of staff to support and

work with families. Support includes a dedicated, expert

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mental health tracking using the latest digital tools.

Academic excellence

The staff are totally committed to providing the best

teaching and learning experience for your child –

something that has continued unabated in lockdown,

thanks to high expertise in online delivery. WGS offers a

very wide range of subjects, from sciences to humanities,

creative arts to languages. The timetable is built around

the academic choices that the students make. They grow

up to be confident, curious and independent-minded,

and their academic achievements speak for themselves.

Despite the pressures of the pandemic, 2020 was no

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Including a 100% pass rate at A Level and a full house of

Cambridge Technical Distinction grades. Sixth Form

students achieved the highest number of A*- A grades for

over 10 years, with 56% of entries receiving nothing but

the top two grades.

The School offers a tailored and individual approach to

UCAS and Careers support and students can expect the

very best preparation possible when it comes to life after

school. The Class of 2020 have gone on to study at

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universities.

Interested to learn more?

Simply visit the website to register

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youngest learners and offers a wonderful programme

designed to stimulate and stretch young minds.

Nestled within the beautiful woodland grounds of

Tettenhall College, the Preparatory School is very much

a part of the whole school, a place of learning for children

from the ages of 2 to 18. Whilst the Prep School itself has

fantastic facilities including Art and Computer Suites,

Forest School and multiple outdoor play areas, being

part of the overall College allows Prep pupils access to all

the facilities on site. These include a heated indoor

swimming pool, the beautiful College library, a

magnificent Victorian theatre, outstanding boarding

facilities, a fully equipped sports hall and squash courts

and acres of high grade sports pitches. Being integrated

with a high achieving and vibrant Senior School, allows

the younger pupils the chance to participate in

experiences that they would not otherwise have.

The academic programme combines a traditional

approach to nurturing a strong and solid knowledge of

the fundamental building blocks, with a forward thinking

range of learning opportunities. Through the innovative

Enrichment Programme, pupils have the opportunity to

study areas often reserved for their much older

counterparts, trying philosophy, engineering, Mandarin

or debating for example.

Most fundamentally, being part of the wider school

allows the Prep pupils to have teaching time with our

subject specialist senior teachers in French, Spanish,

Music and Science. This integrated approach to teaching

and learning ensures the very highest standards of

academic focus.

Prep children know they are part of a very special school.

A school steeped in heritage and fundamental values, yet

a place where technology and innovation has allowed a

full programme of learning to be delivered without

interruption, despite the recent challenges. Being a

registered charity also ensures that the focus at

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making the school accessible to as many deserving

children as possible is underpinned by a generous and

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A limited number of places remain for entry in

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Good Food BBQ Recipes

Sizzling

BARBECUE RECIPES

Pineapple & Pork Skewers

INGREDIENTS

400g pork fillet

4 tbsp light muscovado sugar

60ml cider vinegar

1 tsp fish sauce

½ small pineapple, peeled,

cored and cut into chunks (or

use ready prepped fresh

pineapple, drained well)

1 green pepper, deseeded and

cut into squares (optional)

4 spring onions , trimmed and

cut into 4 equal lengths

small bunch coriander,

chopped (optional)

cooked rice or pitta, to serve

METHODS

STEP 1

Cut the pork into cubes. Heat

the sugar and vinegar in a pan

over a low heat until the sugar

melts. Add the fish sauce and

cool. Tip in the pork and mix well

so that all the cubes are covered

in sauce.

STEP 2

Heat the barbecue. If you are

using coals, wait until they turn

white. If you are indoors, heat a

griddle pan. Thread the pork and

pineapple onto skewers,

alternating pieces with the

pepper and spring onion.

STEP 3

Barbecue or griddle the

skewers for 3-4 mins each side

(you may need to cook them for

longer if griddling). Sprinkle with

coriander, if you like, then serve

with rice or slide into pitta

breads.

Prep: 20 mins

Cook: 5 mins - 10 mins

Plus marinating

By Lulu Grimes

Korean Chilli,

Sesame & Honey

Chicken

Prep:15 mins

Cook: 20 mins

By Good Food Team

INGREDIENTS

12 chicken thighs , boneless

and skinless

2 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp sesame oil

thumb-sized piece ginger,

grated

4 spring onions , sliced

FOR THE GLAZE

4 tbsp Korean chilli paste

(gochujang) or use a mixture of

3 tbsp ketchup and 1 tbsp

sriracha chilli sauce

2 tbsp honey

juice ½ lime

1 tbsp soy sauce

1 tsp sesame oil

2 tbsp sesame seeds

METHODS

STEP 1

Toss the chicken in the soy

sauce, sesame oil and ginger.

Thread each thigh on two long

metal skewers, so that each

skewer pierces one side of the

thigh. Keep threading the

chicken, making sure it’s packed

onto the skewers tightly. Chill

until you’re ready to cook. Mix

the ingredients for the glaze.

STEP 2

Heat the BBQ. If using a coal

BBQ, wait for the coals to turn

ashen before you start cooking.

Cook the kebab for 5-8 mins on

each side (depending on the

heat). Once nicely charred but

not fully cooked through, start

painting on the glaze. The honey

will catch if cooked for too long –

the key to nice sticky chicken is

applying the glaze in layers,

turning the kebab often.

STEP 3

Once the glaze has been used

up and the chicken is cooked

through (it’ll take about 20 mins

in total), transfer to a plate and

leave to cool for 5 mins before

serving scattered with spring

onions.


Barbecue Baked

Sweet Potatoes

INGREDIENTS

8 medium sweet potatoes

4 tsp olive oil

4 tbsp Greek yogurt

1 spring onion , sliced

Prep: 15 mins

Cook: 30 mins

By Sarah Cook

METHOD

STEP 1

Rub each potato with a little oil and salt, then wrap in a double

layer of foil.

STEP 2

As soon as the barbecue coals are glowing red, put the potatoes

directly on them. Cook for 15 mins, turn with tongs, then cook for

15 mins more. Remove one, unwrap and check it is cooked through.

STEP 3

Peel back the top of the foil from each potato, split open and top

with a spoonful of yogurt and a few spring onion slices.

Traffic Light Chicken

Shish Kebabs

INGREDIENTS

6 chicken breasts, chopped into large chunks

2 each red, orange and green peppers , deseeded and

chopped into large chunks

warmed flatbreads , chopped

tomato and lemon wedges, to serve

FOR THE MARINADE AND SAUCE

2 garlic cloves , finely grated

300g natural or Greek yogurt

1 tbsp paprika

3 tbsp ketchup

METHOD

STEP 1

Make the marinade by mixing all of the ingredients together

in a large bowl. Spoon a third of the mixture into a smaller

bowl, then cover and chill until needed. Stir the chicken into

the marinade and set aside for 20 mins. Can be chilled for up

to two days, covered.

STEP 2

If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 1 hr before

using. Alternately thread the peppers and chicken onto the

skewers until you have 6-8 kebabs. You can do this in advance

if you like, and chill the kebabs until needed.

STEP 3

Heat a barbecue to medium, or until a thin layer of coals has

turned grey. Cook the kebabs for 10 mins, turning occasionally,

until the chicken is charred and cooked through. Serve the

kebabs with the reserved yogurt sauce, warmed flatbreads,

chopped tomatoes and lemon wedges on the side.

Prep: 20 mins

Cook: 10 mins

Plus marinating

By Barney Desmazery

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Spring has sprung,

lockdown is easing and

here at The Vegan Hub

we are open again.

We are situated in The Parade

Shops, at the back of St Mary’s

Church, which is a stone’s throw

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Say Vegan Cheese!

The Parade, Shrewsbury

THE VEGAN BUZZ

What are we buzzing about this

month? One Planet Pizza’s

collaboration with Meatless Farm to

bring you The Cheeseburger pizza.

Handcrafted pizza with their family

recipe tomato sauce, caramelised

red onion, sliced gherkins, chunks of

meatless farm burgers, smoky

applewood,

finished with a

drizzle of burger

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If you tried vegan cheese in the past, you

may not have enjoyed it. Yes, it is safe to say

that if you go back even five years…how

can we say this diplomatically?... vegan

cheese had an ‘unusual’ taste. Thank

goodness things have changed! Now there

is so much choice for every budget and

palate. Big brands like Violife are popular in

a sandwich or grated over pasta and Bute

Island sell many different varieties of cheese

from blue to cranberry. If you want

something special for a cheese board, then

there are lots of artisan vegan cheese

makers who produce delicious, fermented,

nut-based cheeses. So, if you are vegan

cheese curious but a bit overwhelmed by

choice, talk to us at The Vegan Hub and we

can take you through the tasty options.

Hail Seitan!

Seitan (pronounced say-tan) is a versatile vegan meat substitute which is high

in protein, absorbs flavour well and is exceptionally versatile. But what is it? Seitan

is made from gluten, which is the main protein in wheat. It is made by washing

the starch away from the wheat flour, which leaves strands of gluten. Once

you have chosen the seasoning for the gluten and it is cooked, the firm and

chewy “meaty” texture will be a hit with your omni friends, and it is also great

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Mediterranean Parcels

The weather is warming up and so we decided to create a rustic

Mediterranean parcel recipe that tastes amazing and is simple to make.

It is ideal for picnics and would also be great for a lunchtime snack.

1 pack vegan ready rolled puff pastry (life’s too short to make puff pastry!)

½ tbsp olive oil

½ red onion, diced

1 clove garlic, chopped

1 small courgette, quartered lengthways and sliced

1 red pepper, diced

3 cherry tomatoes, quartered

A sprinkling of mixed herbs

Salt and pepper, to your taste

50g vegan feta cheese, cut into small pieces (we used Green Vie

Greek Style)

Plant milk to glaze and seal the parcels

Poppy seeds for sprinkling on top (optional)

METHOD

• Take the pastry out of the fridge about 10 minutes

before starting the recipe. This makes it easier to

work with.

• Preheat oven to 220°C (200°C for fan)

• Fry the onion and garlic in the oil for 5 minutes.

Then add the courgette and pepper and cook for

a further 7 minutes. Set aside to cool.

• Unroll the pastry, cut into four rectangles.

• Stir the feta, tomatoes, mixed herbs, salt and

pepper into the cooled vegetables.

• Cut the pastry into 4 equal rectangles. Add the

filling to one side of each of the rectangles making

sure you leave a 1cm border.

• Brush pastry edges lightly with vegan milk and fold

pastry over the filling, pressing around the edges

firmly to seal. Trim the sealed parcels with a sharp

knife to make them look neat. Make a small hole

with a knife in the top of each. Brush them with

plant milk and lightly dust them with poppy seeds if

using.

• Bake for 15 minutes until pastry is risen and golden.

Serve hot or cold.

Old Skool Cookbooks Rule!

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Have you ever reached a destination and then

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The feeling of being a million miles away or daydreaming perhaps.

This is what happens to us frequently when we are not totally

engaged in what we are doing. Some people call this being on

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up from my steering wheel, only to realise that I had somehow

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this happens to you more often than not?

So how do we ensure we are mindfully engaging

in our daily activities and how do we manage the

power of distracting or unhelpful thoughts?

Mindfulness is simply the practiced art of engaging in the here and

now. As I write this I am stood up (I am trying not to sit all day), the

sun is hitting my chest through the window and I can hear the faint

buzz of a glider in the distant sky. Actually, I can also hear my

neighbour tapping on something in his garden. Two students are

walking by and one of them has an ear pod in whilst talking to his

friend. My mind wanders to a thought; Can he totally hear what the

other is saying? My mind then returns some focus on what I am

writing. Who would be reading this eventually ? Would they relate to

what I am saying and to what extent do their minds wonder?

(I wonder!). Such a busy connection of thought, observation,

reflection, judgment. What busy minds we have.

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Have a go right now!

Wherever you are, right now. Engage in this

moment. Follow these steps and it should all feel

a lot more present:

• Where are your feet? If they dangle how do they

feel? If they are on the floor, focus your energy

onto the surface area.

• How is your heart rate?

• What can you see?

• What can you hear?

• Are you having any thoughts emerging?

• Notice your thoughts?

• Are your thoughts helpful or kind?

• Where is your tongue in your mouth? Is it

touching the roof of your mouth? If so… let it

go, slightly open your mouth, release your jaw.

• How do your shoulders feel? Are they close to

your ears? Lower them.

• Take a deep breath through your nose, feel the

air come into your body

• Hold your breath

• Slowly release your breath

• Smile

• Come into the present moment

Unhelpful Thoughts

“Don’t take your thoughts

too seriously”

Eckhart Tolle

The human being has evolved to pay particular

close attention to negative thoughts rather than

positive. I guess that this is largely due to the fact

that it is a survival mechanism. However, as we all

know, we therefore tend to focus far too much on

the negative and have to train our brain to focus

the other way. Obviously, we need to consider risk

and complication. Otherwise, things like crossing

the road would be very dangerous. However, our

more hypothetical concerns can get a little out of

hand if not challenged! What if they don’t like me?

What if I said something to offend them? What if

no one shows up? So how can we acknowledge

unhelpful thoughts and distract ourselves?

I always use my social media account to engage

with others and ask these questions. On this topic

I have received some truly inspiring strategies.

People have beautifully adapted their responses

to the unhelpful thoughts their minds produce.

I have had feedback from people who distract

themselves with an activity. Running and

swimming seemingly the most common. When we

engage in an activity, we distract from our

thoughts and at the same time we help the brain

to release the natural feel good chemicals that can

boost mood. Some people have shared with me

how they challenge their negative thinking. In

essence, they question the thought - take the

thought to court i guess!

A client of mine has given me permission to share

her strategy; she actually verbally challenges her

unhelpful thoughts. Saying things like ‘No’ or ‘Just

stop now’. She has also said that when this

becomes difficult to manage alone, she requires

some help and support to work though the

thoughts.

Having the courage to share these intrusive or

unhelpful thoughts can then allow space to heal. If

you ever feel that you are not coping, then talking

things through with a trained professional can

really help. The Samaritans are available for you

24/7 on : 116 123.

Ways to manage unhelpful

thoughts:

• Engage in a meaningful activity such as walking

or gardening

• Acknowledge the thought and then discard if it

cannot be helpful to you

• Keep a gratitude journal to refocus your mind

• Remind yourself that your thoughts are not to

be taken too seriously

• Distract yourself with mindfulness - connect

with the moment

• Talk to others and share unhelpful thoughts

(we all have them)

• Challenge your thoughts

• Treat them like you would flowers or weeds -

water the flowers!

Charlotte Tranter

Therapist

Member of

The Royal College

of Occupational

Therapy

(HCPC registered)

email: editorial@scenelocal.co.uk


VANLIFE TRAVEL IN THE UK

There are plenty of gorgeous holiday locations in the UK,

from national parks, such as the Lake District, to the Welsh

mountains, and from glittering Scottish lochs to numerous

sweeping sandy beaches scattered across England. With

staycations on the rise, what better way to spend a week or

two of summer than holidaying in the UK. But, instead of

opting for a traditional static caravan or holiday cottage

accommodation, why not try something a little different:

renting a campervan.

The Rise Of The Campervan

Homemade campervans are on the rise, with campervan

specialist Quirky Campers at the forefront of the trend. The

company hosts the annual festival Camp Quirky, where

attendees are encouraged to camp in their own self-made van

conversions and engage with a community of happy campers.

Attendees can witness all types of vehicles, from ambulances

to old army trucks, reborn as holiday campervans, and attend

workshops to learn how to construct, insulate, wire and even

plumb a home on wheels. As trendy as it is to build your own

campervan, it can be costly and time-consuming. Renting one

of these mobile homes, however, is ideal for a holiday.

How To Make A Campervan Holiday Work

One of the appeals of having a camper is free overnight

parking, and one of the joys of being a full-time ‘vanlifer’ can be

discovering and sharing safe camping spots. Sure, campervans

are welcome to book into UK campsites, but if you’re looking for

a low-cost holiday teetering on the wild side, then seeking out

free spots is even better. A scan of Google maps for car

parking spaces is a good place to start. Make sure you

physically check out an area to see if a spot is available too,

especially if it is an established campervan hotspot. For

example, if you were to take a stroll down the Bude canal in

Cornwall late afternoon, you are likely to find a line-up of

campers already settled for the night. It’s also vital to

investigate your desired area before you park. Is there a “No

Overnight” Parking sign? Are you in a residential area and likely

to upset the locals? Have you pulled into a car park which is

locked overnight? Always remember to respect the rules and

play it safe. If in doubt, check out apps such as vanlifer

favourite Park4Night, or wild camping website

wildcamping.moonfruit.com to find safe spots to cosy up for the

night. For peace of mind, you can check into a campsite or a

designated campervan car park, which invites campers to park

responsibly overnight (often for a small fee of £10 per night).

The Tricky Bits

The hard truth: not all campers are built with shower and toilet

facilities. We are lucky enough in the UK, however, to have

accessible public facilities. If you’re after a wash, pull up at a

surfing beach to find showers (both indoors and outdoors) plus

toilets, at a price of around 20p per use. If you prefer a bit more

privacy, you can seek out local leisure centres and pay for a

day pass. Not only can you grab a shower, but also a gym

workout or swim if you’re lucky! Of course, if you park at a

campsite, you will likely have these facilities thrown in for free.

If you are “fortunate” enough to have a port-a-potty or

compostable toilet inside your van, it is imperative that you

learn how and where you can safely and responsibly dispose of

your waste. Renting a campervan is a brilliant UK holiday for

friends, couples, or even the whole family. Now the UK is your

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Our tribute to the Motor Racing

commentary legend that is Murray Walker.

As a teenager watching Formula one

motor racing Murray brought to life

the battles between Ayrton Senna,

Alain Prost, Nigel Mansell and the

rest of those great drivers. He made

it exciting and thrilling and most

importantly wanting you to come

back and watch more and more,

quite simply through the Eighties

and Nineties he single handedly

sold Formula 1 to the masses.

Murray started from humble beginnings

commentating for the BBC in the British

Grand Prix in 1949 but this was only

part time, as he did not become a "Full

time " commentator till 1978. What got

him interested in Motor-Racing? Well

we, in this neck of the woods, could

take some responsibility for that

because as a kid his family moved to

Wolverhampton when his Father

Graham Walker was employed by the

World Famous Sunbeam Motor

Company.

Before he became synonymous with F1,

Murray Walker's actual day job would

you believe was in advertising. He was

one of those slogan makers for

advertising agencies. He was part of the

team that came up with the slogan, "a

MARS a Day helps you Work, Rest and

Play!" He says he did not directly come

up with that idea, however he does take

responsibility for "Opal Fruits, Made to

make your mouth water" and "Trill,

Makes your budgies bounce with

health" (No I don't remember that one

either!)

Now after doing occasional

commentaries in the Seventies, he went

Full Time during the 1978 season and

the Legend was born! His first real

partner as co-commentator was another

Legend, the 1976 World Formula 1

Champion James Hunt. At first James

and Murray did not get on because,

quite frankly there "Interests" were

poles apart with Murray's animated

descriptions and James' expert

knowledge they soon bonded over a

friendship that millions would love and

enjoy listening to, however behind the

scenes, as they only had one

microphone between them, grabbing it

was always a problem, can you imagine

that today! They were together for over

a decade but unfortunately James Hunt

passed away in 1993 at the tender age

of 45 from a heart attack, just two days

after the Canadian Grand Prix.

He carried on commentating Full Time

up until 1997 with co-commentators

such as Martin Brundle, Jackie Stewart

and Jonathon Palmer and did the odd

British Grand Prix here and there but

Murray Walker brought Formula 1 to

life, personally I remember his

commentary when his friend Damon

Hill Became World Champion and in his

words "saying he had to stop talking as

had had a lump in his throat"

Murray had his own language or as

they were called Murrayisms, "Unless

I'm Very much mistaken" and in 2009

he was voted the greatest Sports

commentator of all time, by British

sports fans. His Voice during a race

actually sounded like an engine revving

up and down during the laps and that I

believe is what endeared him to the

fans, (Me being one of them).

Thank you murray for the memories and

those great commentaries, Rest in

Peace

Murray Walker Born 1923,

Died (Aged 97) 2021.


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Car Review

HYUNDAI TUCSON HYBRID

By Sue Cooke

According to new research by the Society

of Motor Manufacturers and Traders

(SMMT) there are now 462 individual car

models available in around 4,650

standard specifications augmented by

an almost infinite number of options.

So where do you start when you decide

to buy a new car. My son’s criteria for his next company car

is boot capacity! He has to transport a lot of stuff with his

job. So he was interested in the new Hyundai Tucson which

I road tested this week. The SUV is bigger and wider than the

previous generation.

For me, it has to be good looks and I was really taken with

the exterior styling on the fourth generation model. Hyundai

designers call it ‘Parametric Dynamics’ that uses lines, faces,

angles and shapes to create kinetic jewel like surfaces.

Daytime Running Lights are seamlessly integrated into the

new grille and only revealed when switched on by the driver.

They are gorgeous.

More than seven million Tucsons have been sold since the

first-generation model launched in 2004, making it the

company’s bestselling SUV globally. Customers can choose

from nine exterior colours and each body colour can be

combined with a two-tone roof. It is the first Hyundai model

to apply hidden rear wipers, which sit under the spoiler.

Getting into the all-new Tucson’s spacious interior, or

‘Interspace’ as Hyundai refers to, is like entering a neatly

organised room. The dual cockpit consists of very

comfortable seats, a 10.25-inch open cluster and 10.25-inch

AVN-T screen. Everything is operated by touch, but usefully

a radio volume switch is on the steering wheel.

My son also likes technology. The Tucson has best-in-class

driver-assistance systems and active safety features making

it one of the safest vehicles on the market. The spec sheet

for my road test car is a very long list but slightly quirky

gadgets are the colour schemes which change depending

on which drive mode is selected. Rear Sleeping Mode allows

the driver’s row to listen to their selected audio without the

same audio being transmitted to the rear speakers, so that

passengers who are sleeping will not be disturbed. I found

it irritating when the steering wheel twitched but Lane

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Following Assist keeps the vehicle safety

centred within the lane. I also found

irritating, the beep that alerted me to the

fact that the vehicle in front had moved

forward, especially in a traffic queue!

Remote Smart Parking Assist allows the

car to park itself, taking the pressure off

the driver in tricky parking situations. The Parking Collisionavoidance

Assist, available exclusively on the Tucson Plug-in

Hybrid, helps prevent collisions with obstacles in the rear

while reversing at low speeds. The automatic gear shift is a

little different but so much easier. You just press a button

for reverse, neutral, drive or park, which is located on the

console between the seats.

Rear passengers can enjoy 26mm of additional legroom.

Boot space has been increased by 33 to 107 litres,

depending on the chosen trim and powertrain, offering up

to 620 litres overall for luggage with the seats in place and

up to 1,799 litres with the seats folded. What I really liked

when taking stuff to the tip was the flat loading floor. You

can remotely fold the rear seats and you don’t have to lift

heavy items over a lip, they just slide in. Brilliant.

If climate change is one of your criteria, then the SMMT says

zero emission cars account for one in three available models

now. Hyundai has just announced prices for its plug in

hybrid. The 1.6 litre T-GDi Smartstream engine is paired with

a 66.9kw electric motor and a 13.8 kWh lithium polymer

battery which sits underneath the rear passenger seats so

doesn’t compromise boot space.

Whatever your criteria when buying a new car, the new

Hyundai Tucson has plenty to offer.

FACTS AT A GLANCE

Model:

HYUNDAI TUCSON SE CONNECT

Price: £37,195 otr

Engine: 1.6 TGDi 230ps Hybrid 6 speed automatic

Performance: 0-62mph in 8.9 seconds and on to a top

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Car Review

VW ID 3 ALL ELECTRIC

By Sue Cooke

At last, a fully electric car with a decent mileage range hits

dealership forecourts. Range anxiety does exist. I have

experienced it. But not this week. I am road testing the new

VW ID.3, a family hatchback which after a full charge will

take you 260 miles.

And the ID.3 has just won a tenth award, gaining best small

hatch title at the UK Car of the Year awards 2021. Design,

space and practicality is Volkswagen’s goal to bring

e-mobility to the man in the street who wants a car that is

easy to use and affordable.

The high roof makes the cabin easily accessible and very

comfortable. A splash of colour across the front dash and

door trim are a welcoming touch. The large screen central

dash is simple to use at a touch. Details of the speed you

are achieving are in large white letters on the screen behind

the steering wheel. If you have driven a VW, then the

instruments and displays will be very familiar.

I admit to being slightly envious when I see some of the

fantastic technology on new cars and wish I could afford

one. Buyers of the new ID.3 have the luxury of having the

same software level as new cars throughout the entire life

cycle of the car. Every three months the ID.3 will receive over

the air updates which VW says will optimise software

performance and may also include new functions and

customisation options. There is already a long list of

technical specifications and safety features.

As there is so much window space, including just in front of

the A frame, visibility all round is fantastic. I was surprised

at how much power and torque is available as 62mph from

flat is achieved in 7.3 seconds. There is a one speed

gearbox.

Charging to 80% capacity using a 100kW charger takes just

35 minutes, plenty of time for a quick shop and it means I

can easily make the 60 miles trip to my favourite designer

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outlet without worrying if I will get there and back. The huge

benefit of driving an all electric car, once I get to the always

very busy car park is that I can go straight to the area

nearest to the shops where there are lots of free charging

spaces, usually empty! Or you can charge from a home wall

box overnight. A 100% charge at home will cost about £9.

Further additions to the ID.3 family will arrive during 2021,

with additional battery and specification variants, bolstering

one of the model’s key strengths and the reasons for its

success. These include the smallest Pure model with a 45

kWh battery.

The latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers

and Traders show that the demand for battery electric

vehicles (BEVs) grew by 185.9% to 108,205 units in 2020.

That’s against the figures for the Covid year when the UK

new car market fell by almost a third (-29.4%), with annual

registrations dropping to 1,631,064 units.

Manufacturers are bringing record numbers of electrified

vehicles to market over the coming months and Volkswagen

is leading the way with the ID.3 hatchback. If you prefer an

SUV; Volkswagen’s first fully-electric SUV, the ID.4 is

available to order by UK customers in First Edition trim now,

with deliveries to customers commencing imminently.

The future of driving in the UK is definitely electrifying!

FACTS AT A GLANCE

Model:

VW ID 3 FULLY ELECTRIC

Price: £29,990 otr

Power and torque: 204hp

Range: 260 miles

Performance: 0-62mph in 7.3 seconds and on to a top

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RAINY DAY ACTIVITIES FOR

YOU AND YOUR KIDS

Rainy weekends are, let’s face it, a

part of UK living, and when you’ve

got kids, those indoor days can

often seem to drag. But instead of

wishing for sun, we say go with

what you have, and make the most

of those cosy days in. Don’t let the

grey weather get you down - use it

as an opportunity to have fun with

the kids and get creative without

going anywhere. Here are a few

ideas to get you started, using

things you’ll hopefully already have

around the house:

Have An ‘Upside Down' Day

No, we don’t mean walk around on your

head all day! We mean start the day

with bedtime stories and supper and

finish with breakfast! And make

everything in between an upside-down

day. This could mean having pudding

before your main meal, or wearing

pyjamas all day and dressing up for

bed. Try doing some upside-down

drawings and paintings or see if you

can read a book upside down (yes it’s

tricky!).

Make An Indoor Fort

If you can’t get out camping, do it

inside. You’ll need chairs, sheets and

cosy cushions. Fix sheets between two

chairs to make a den, and fill the fort

with pillows and blankets for a camping

feel. You can have a campsite lunch,

too: beans and sausages in little tin

bowls are perfect. Tell camp stories in

the evening by the light of a torch, sing

camp songs and enjoy hot chocolate

together. There are lots of apps like

naturesounds.org that feature nature

sounds to make you feel like you’re in

the middle of a forest. It will be a

‘wilderness’ adventure without going

anywhere!

Have A Dress-Up Day

If you’re happy to let the kids wear your

clothes, give them free rein on your

wardrobe and see what outfits they can

come up with. Or, why not let them

choose your outfit for you? You can do

a catwalk show, take photos and

generally enjoy having some all-out silly

fun with some mad looks. If you have

jewellery you’re happy to share and

multiple hats to finish the looks off, so

much the better.

Enjoy A 'Cinema Trip'

Watching a film at home can be like a

proper movie experience if you want it

to be. Decide on a flick you’re all happy

to watch, make sure you have snacks

in, and then work out what time the

‘screening’ will be. Get the kids to make

tickets with all the details on (movie,

time, location and ‘admit one’) and

ensure you’ve got blankets, popcorn

and drinks at the ready. Turn the lights

off if you’re watching in the evening,

make sure the grown-ups put the

phones away or turn them off, to make

sure you’re all immersed in the event,

and enjoy.

Have A Theme Day

Choose a theme and set up a few

activities to do throughout the day

based on that theme. For example, you

could choose ‘spotty’ - and you all wear

spotty outfits, make ‘spotty’ blueberry

muffins or spot paintings and watch 101

Dalmatians to finish off with. Or,

perhaps you like the idea of a ‘green’

day instead. This could mean wearing

green, only eating green things (hello

fruit and veg!) doing some activities in

the garden or having a go at painting a

lovely ‘green’ scene. The world’s your

oyster with this one. Pick your theme

and choose two or three activities that

fit. Other ideas: rainbow day,

nature/animal day, music day, sunshine

day, stars day…. ad infinitum!


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THE TREE DOC

The Tree Doc was founded in March 2006,

and started in just Garden Maintenance,

then over the next few years, after they had

become well established, The Tree Doc

expanded to include more services such as

Woodland Management, and Tree Surgery

Operations.

The Tree Doc has now become a

Freelance/Contract Arborist. and has moved

forward working more on Commercial Clients,

specialising in the Property & Real Estate and

Construction Market. They also cater to the Golf

& Country Club Sector, and the more larger gated

domestic gardens and estates.

Because of the need to go Freelance, The Tree

Doc has embarked on a Learning Strategy to gain

as many appropriate Qualifications as needed.

They have also become a Member of the

International Society of Arboriculture, the Royal

Forestry Society and soon to be a member of the

Tree Care Industry Association and to Re-new

their membership of the Arboriculture

Association and the Inernational Maple Society.

Tel: 01952 587130

Mobile: 07794 772873

Email: treedoc28@gmail.com

Facebook: @arborist.sunniside

This along with the First Aid and Health & Safety

Certificates they aim to acquire, will give them a

strong footing to get the job done as safely and

efficiently as possible without losing out on

Quality.

The Tree Doc have £5 Million in Public Liability

Insurance and £3 Million in Employee

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I'm Amanda Dalley

Reiki Practitioner and

Certified Angel Guide

Are you feeling stressed,

anxious, tired?

Have you ever thought of

giving reiki a try but are

unsure

of what it is?

Reiki is an alternative therapy that can help reduce

pain, improve sleep and general wellbeing.

It helps restore balance between mind, body and soul

giving you a relaxed and less stressed feeling

This is achieved by a series of hand movements above

the body where the practitioner becomes a channel for

all the positive energy to enter the client.

In the hectic world we live in maybe it's time to give

ourselves some "me" time and give reiki and it's

benefits a try.

I also offer Guided Angel Healing Sessions.

These have all the benefits of the above but with the

added bonus of inviting out Angels to help.

There's always times in our lives when we ask for help

with one thing or another and who better to ask than

our very own Angels.

So why not treat yourself to an Angel Card Reading

session.

Ask your Angels what you want to know and they'll

give you the guidance you need through the cards you

choose. This is such a positive, beautiful experience to

receive lovely messages in a unique way.

All treatments and readings can be done in the

comfort of your own home.

Once restrictions are lifted why not invite your friends

round and treat yourselves to a taster session of one or

more of the above.

For more information and bookings

please don't hesitate to contact me.

Telephone 07845586447

Email: theinfinitetouch21@gmail.com

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help by having a beautiful non invasive healing

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The Angels also love to help us within our daily lives.


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Feeling anxious? Why taking a

big deep breath isn’t the answer

Take a big deep breath’, we’ve

all heard that phrase before,

often from people telling us it

can help us if we feel stressed or

anxious, maybe even in a yoga

class, this phrase has definitely

escaped my mouth in the past.

But whilst it can feel good in the

short term, it doesn’t actually

help in the long term and here’s

why.

Breathing is an automatic

function which you might not

pay much attention to but there’s

quite a bit of chemistry going on

and the signal to breathe actually

comes from chemoreceptors in

the brain monitoring the amount

of carbon dioxide (CO2) we have

in our bodies and not by the

amount of oxygen (O2) we have.

Having the right amount of CO2

in the body actually helps your

cells absorb O2 more efficiently.

If we breathe heavily and above

our metabolic needs we disrupt

the chemical balance and get rid

of too much CO2. Blood vessels

start to constrict so we end up

with reduced blood flow to

muscles, tissues and organs,

enhancing feelings of anxiety and

creating a sense of

lightheadedness. Blood flow to

the brain can reduce by 40%

which in turn impairs cognitive

function, it’s no wonder anxiety

can be crippling! And with the

last year of lockdown’s and

restrictions, many of us are

feeling more anxious than ever.

Some breathwork practices use

overbreathing or

hyperventilating such as the Wim

Hof Method and can be useful

when done in a controlled,

conscious way, almost like a reset

button for the nervous system.

The problem is that quite often

it’s occurring in everyday life

without us even realising

therefore creating dysfunctional

breathing patterns. So what can

we do about it? Here are a few

ways that can help:

1) Breathe through your nose.

When we breathe through our

nose we create another gas

called nitric oxide, this is a

vasodilator so it opens up blood

vessels and can help us absorb

18% more oxygen than mouth

breathing.

2) Take slower breaths.

Instead of breathing quickly,

make the breath much slower,

aim for at least 5 seconds if not

longer for each part of the

breath. Resonant or coherent

breathing where the heart and

brain are in coherence is 5.5

seconds.

3) Breathe low.

When we breathe high up in the

chest we activate the

sympathetic nervous system

(fight or flight) but when we keep

the chest still and breathe more

towards the bottom of the ribs

and into the abdomen also

known as diaphragmatic

breathing we activate the

parasympathetic nervous system

(rest and digest). There is also

more blood in the lower lobes of

the lungs which means that by

breathing this way we also

transfer more oxygen into the

body.

4) Breathe light.

Instead of inhaling a large

amount of air forcefully, imagine

that the air is a delicate thread

that you are gently drawing in,

this prevents overbreathing.

5) Make the exhale longer.

Instead of keeping both inhale

and exhale equal in length,

breathe out for a slightly longer

time, maybe try 4 counts to

breathe in and 6 counts to

breathe out. This means that we

develop a higher tolerance of

CO2 allowing it to remain in the

lungs a bit longer, further

enhancing the transference of

oxygen into the body.

So the next time you are feeling

that familiar sense of anxiety

creeping in, bring some

awareness to your breath, close

your mouth, breathe light, slow

and low and see if it makes a

difference. Maybe even take a

few minutes each morning and at

points throughout the day just to

practice so that it becomes more

of a habit.

Cat Merrick runs Breathe Dance

& Yoga and is currently training

to become a Buteyko Breathing

Practitioner. The information in

this article is gained from

‘Breathe’ by James Nestor and

‘Oxygen Advantage’ by Patrick

McKeown.

Cat Merrick runs Breathe Dance & Yoga and is based in Shrewsbury.

For more details on her classes follow her on Facebook and Instagram at @breathedanceandyoga


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Garden

Double award success for

Telford gardening firm

A Telford provider of specialist gardening services is

celebrating after winning two categories in the Home and

Garden Awards 2021.

The Awards, hosted by BUILD magazine, were created to

celebrate the individuals and firms working tirelessly to

ensure homes and gardens across the UK are the best they

can be.

In what were two very competitive categories, Priestgate

Garden Specialists has been crowned as Best Landscape

Gardening Company (West Midlands), while also winning

Garden Build Project of the Year (West Midlands).

The latter came about following a nomination for a project

delivered in Dawley Bank, where the customer had two

small children and wanted to create a more practical space

for them to enjoy safely in the garden to the rear of their

property. Priestgate’s solution included a patio extension,

a newly levelled lawn and creation of space for a storage

system to be implemented to reduce garden clutter.

The awards are just the latest in several awards the

company has won in recent years as the company goes

from strength to strength under the stewardship of Phil

Birtwhistle, 36, whose parents Roger and Mary founded

Priestgate Garden Specialists in 1982. Joining the team as

a 14-year-old, Phil has grown up with the business and says

things are busier than ever before.

“As you might expect, I was always in and around the

business from a tender age, so you could say I’ve always

been green fingered,” said Phil, who took over as Managing

Director in 2010, “I’ve watched the business grow over the

years and with our recent awards success things have

definitely moved up a level.

“With the challenges presented by COVID-19, homes and

gardens have become a sanctuary to so many of us,” said

Phil, “The project we delivered to our client in Dawley Bank

had a real ‘wow’ factor and to have won a Garden Build

Project of the Year award for it is just reward for the high

standard of work we consistently deliver.”

Priestgate offers a wide range of services including

landscaping, lawn care, tree surgery, decking, fencing,

garden design, chemical weed control and general garden

maintenance to customers large or small within a 30-mile

radius of their Wrockwardine Wood base. Phil sees their

latest success as the foundation upon which to expand the

business further.

“The plan is to become known as one of the best landscape

gardening companies in the UK. We’ve got a great team in

place and these latest awards will give us all added drive to

achieve this goal.”

PRIESTGATE

GARDEN SPECIALISTS LTD

01952 616422

Wrockwardine Wood, Telford, TF2 6LF

www.priestgate.co.uk

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Care in the community

Could a WATCH alarm

give you peace of mind?

WATCH alarms offer peace of mind and

reassurance to people all across Telford &

Wrekin and Shropshire, as well as their

families and friends. The pendant alarm

service is not just for older people - people

of all ages can benefit from it. WATCH is

ideal for people with disabilities, medical

restrictions, life-limiting conditions and

vulnerabilities.

The service supports individuals looking to

technology to help them remain independent in

their own homes with the reassurance that help

is available at the touch of a button - 24 hours a

day, 365 days a year.

The lifeline pendant alarm simply connects to a

phone line and is operated by the touch of a

button, via a pendant worn around the neck or

wrist. A powerful microphone on the alarm unit

means that help can be called

from anywhere in and around

the property.

The alarm can also be adapted

to each person’s needs with a

range of add-on equipment

such as falls detectors, door

contact sensors and pill

dispensers.

Customer, Miss Egan, explains: “I’m epileptic and

with my WATCH alarm I know that if I have a fit

my mum will be called or a paramedic can get in

if necessary.”

WATCH also offers to supply and fit police

approved key safes. This is useful for people who

receive care at home. For WATCH alarm

customers, the code is stored safely with the

monitoring centre to be shared with emergency

services if required.

WATCH is certified under the Quality Standards

Framework by TEC Quality which provides

assurance to its users that they deliver quality in

what is otherwise a largely unregulated industry

To find out more information call

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Local holistic

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My services can help with - Anxiety,

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Moon Year Forecast

May/June 2021

Combining planetary influence, Astrology and Clairvoyance,

let these Moon Forecasts guide you in life with love and light....

45-minute readings giving guidance from the past present and future and

information from spirit are available at £20 via video call. Based in Dudley,

Telephone readings also available. contact 07519 584975 or Facebook page

Katie Anne Reynolds Clairvoyant and Artist for details

Aries - (21st March - 20th April)

Aries, The Waning Crescent Moon May 7th to May 9th sees you

brimming with self-belief, and it is ok to feel confident, it also

seems your being well liked by the right people! your face fits!

Whether it be work, home or personal projects enjoy any rest as it

will be like 'the calm before the storm', Busy busy busy!

Taurus - (21st April -21st May)

Taurus, The New Moon May 11th is a great time for brand new

starts, it seems your reputation is important as well, admit if you

have been wrong draw a line and move forward. With the onset of

summer, a new partnership is starred, with someone with similar

visions and goals, your like 'two peas in a pod' equal partners,

equal power, and fun to be had.... with shared success.

Gemini - (22nd May - 21st June)

Mercury enters Gemini May 4th bringing in the news you need

this week especially around matters connected to home. Venus

pops in May 9th bringing the focus onto love, plans made now

materialise in August to bring a sense of 'togetherness'. The Sun

enters Gemini May 20th, bringing happiness and good will, not a

bad start to Summer Gemini!

Cancer - (22nd June - 22nd July)

Cancer sees Venus arrive June 2nd this time bringing passion and

excitement, of a purely physical sense... Wow!... Then with the

arrival of the Sun on 21st June were looking at finding solutions.

Two paths in life present like a 'fork in the road'... Which path to

take???? Simple!... take the one that makes you heart sing....

Leo - (23rd July - 23rd August)

Mars arrives June 11th and like the true lion that you are 'woe

betide' those who get in your way, were not taking any silliness off

anyone!... Venus comes in June 27th and softens those harsh

edges, as we go a little soppy, warm and squishy, someone or

something, person or pet even will melt your heart, as we go all

nurturing and have our arms and hearts open in an almost

'broody' like manner... Aww

Virgo - (24th August - 22nd Sept.)

Virgo, the 20th/21st May sees the Moon in your sign in its

Waxing Gibbous phase, we see you making lists, (Virgo you know

how you love a list!) Personal projects are growing and growing

now, like a ripening fruit, now its evaluation time!. Feeling very

altruistic, either in a 'helping profession' or simply helping a friend

move house it seems you’re an asset to others and making a

difference.

Libra - (23rd Sept - 23rd October)

Keep moving forward now Libra despite your fears, as you are too

far in to back out now, your just having 'a wobble'. We may

fantasise of an escape to get our get head together.... Family may

be being unruly, which never helps does it.... keep on Libra, it

shall pass...The First Quarter Moon June 18th is a key point, once

reached it all gets easier...

Scorpio - (24th Oct - 22nd November)

Scorpio, May 24th and 25th sees the Waxing Gibbous Moon

mark you celebrating achievements, work projects or business is

flowing nicely, so indulge in new home décor projects, new clothes

and why not?

Sometimes ritualistic views and strictly traditional ways of doing

things may make you want to scream, but sometimes the tried and

tested works... bare that in mind...

Sagittarius - (23rd Nov - 21st Dec.)

Sagittarius, May 26th Full Moon is a good time to let go of what

is not needed anymore, to stop holding on to emotions, patterns

of behaviour or thinking, discard that which no longer serves...

This may present itself like a volcano, where the build-up finally

unleashes! a hot and fiery accumulation of energy, (well you are a

Fire sign Sagittarius!) Excitement, arousal, and passion are also

key!

Capricorn - (22nd Dec - 20th January)

Capricorn, 24th June sees the Full Moon in your sign and creative

talents flow freely, arts, music, or 'even out the box' thinking are

all streaming out of you! Someone may need reminding that

honesty and integrity are key, a quiet word may need to be had,

especially if they are being economical with the truth or in denial,

sensitivity helps here... help them to see the picture clearly...

Aquarius - (21st Jan - 18th Feb)

Aquarius, the Last quarter Moon May 3rd sees you looking at

'endings', things may be drawing to a close, certain chapters

closing... completion, 'finish'...part of the cycle of death and

rebirth...You face the future armed with your own personal charm

and charisma, with a cheeky wink ;-) But just who is the hotblooded

male who seems to self-sabotage? Remind them that their

reputation matters...

Pisces - (19th Feb - 20th March)

Wow Pisces! Jupiter arrives in your sign May 13th, lucky you!

literally!.... as this 'massive gas giant' boosts luck, growth,

expansion, optimism, abundance and understanding. June 10th

sees the New Moon and a Solar eclipse, perfect timing for taking a

gamble on new starts, new ideas, relationships, or projects.


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Interesting facts:

May is

generally thought

to have been named

after Maia, the

Greek goddess of

fertility.

According to old superstitions,

you should not buy a broom,

wash blankets or get married

in May: “Marry in May and

you’ll rue the day”.

The average

person falls

asleep in 7

minutes

Penguins can

swim underwater at

speeds of up to 25mph

It has been calculated that

an average pencil can draw

a line about 35 miles long.

Ice pops were

invented in 1905 by an

11 year old boy.

8% of people have an

extra rib

Rabbits like licorice

Armadillos have 4 babies

at a time and are all the

same sex

Each time you see a full

moon you always see

the same side

Watermelon is one of

summer’s best summer treats.

The first day of summer is

between June 20th and June

22nd every year

The first modern Olympic Games

were held in the summer in

1896 in Athens,

Greece.

FACT

Elvis's middle name was Aron.

Perth is Australia's windiest city

and the only continent with no

active volcanoes is Australia.

The smallest bones in the human

body are found in your ear

That you burn more calories

eating celery than it contains

(the more you eat the thinner

you become)

KIDS JOKES:

What did the astronaut say when he

crashed into the moon?

"I Apollo-gise."

Why was the rabbit happy?

Because somebunny loved him!

What does a spider’s bride wear?

A webbing dress.

What did the policeman say to his tummy?

Freeze. You’re under a vest.

What do you call a dog that can tell time?

A watch dog!


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