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Derek’s Ringing Endorsement
For Robot-Assisted Knee Op
Bell ringer Derek Giddins is
ringing out the praises of his
surgeon following a knee
replacement operation that
saw him walking without
crutches in less than three
Seventy-four-year-old Derek, who
lives near Lichfield with his wife
Gilly, had the operation at Spire
Little Aston Hospital where he was
offered the option of Mako robotassisted
“My surgeon explained the
benefits of the new system and
how it could speed up my
recovery time. I am a very active
person and I wanted to get back
in action as soon as possible so it
seemed perfect for me,” he said.
The procedure was carried out by
Orthopaedic Surgeon Mr Jamie
Arbuthnot, one of our specialist
consultants trained in using the
robot, he stated: “It allows me to
consistently optimise implant
placement which gives the
patient a more natural-feeling
knee and usually means a
quicker recovery time and
reduced post-operative pain.
“The best type of joint
replacement is one that lets you
forget you actually have one and
I really think Mako enables
surgeons to meet that goal.”
Derek, who has been bell-ringing
since the 1960s, was once a
regular ring at Guilford Cathedral.
Since his move to the West
Midlands, he has been ringing at
the Church of St Nicholas at
Mavesyn Ridware and Holy Angels
at Hoar Cross.
This week he
climbed the 58
steps at Holy Angels
Church to toll the
28cwt tenor bell for
the first time since
his operation. “Bell
ringing hasn’t taken
place during the
lockdown but it was
great to have the
chance of a short
practice to get the
feel of it again after
such a long lay-off,”
Derek is also back
on track with his
other hobby –
around the world
with his wife Gilly he
is now doing 45-
minute sessions on
his static cycle as well as
completing a five-mile trip on the
“I have two friends who have had
knee replacements at the same
time as me and, even though I
am the oldest among us – one is
20 years younger! I seem to be
making much quicker progress on
my road to recovery.
“I really do think it was the skill of
Mr Arbuthnot combined with the
technology of the Mako system
that has allowed me to get back
on my feet so quickly.
“I would say it’s the only way to go
and would have no hesitation in
recommending it to others. If I
need my other knee replaced
then choosing the Mako surgery
would be a no-brainer,” he said.
If you are interested in
understanding more about
hip or knee replacements or
you are struggling with hip
or knee pain and want to
discuss it further, we are
offering free mini virtual
appointments on Tuesday
25th May with Consultant
Orthopaedic Surgeons, Mr
Shiv Jain and Mr Amit
Kotecha. Please feel free to
call our Private Treatment
Advisors on 0121 756 8800
who are ready to help you.
from hip and
At Spire Little Aston, we understand how frustrating
it is when joint pain holds you back. That’s why we
provide fast access to expert care, when you need it.
We use the latest technology and techniques
wherever possible to get the best outcome for you.
From replacement surgery to joint injections, you
can be sure that you’ll be treated by an expert –
every step of the way.
Our private treatments are often more affordable
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Meet the experts
If you suffer from hip or knee pain, we are offering a
free mini consultation* with one of our Orthopaedic
Consultants. During your Zoom appointment, you
will have the opportunity to discuss your symptoms
and get free expert advice on hip or knee pain/
injuries, how to manage them and the treatment
Hip or knee problems, from 4pm with
Mr Shiv Jain or Mr Amit Kotecha
You will be offered a free 10-minute mini virtual
consultation between 4pm and 6pm on Tuesday
Book to see an expert today
Search ‘Spire Little Aston Events’
Call 0121 756 8800
*Mini consultations are an opportunity to ask any questions you have about surgery and are not a formal
outpatient consultation. If you wish to proceed to surgery or your consultant suggests that further treatment
may be necessary, a full outpatient appointment will be required to assess your suitability for surgery/treatment.
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IT’S ALL IN THE SPIRIT
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GOING FOR GOLD: WHY NOW’S A GREAT TIME TO CASH IN AND SELL YOUR GOLD AT AUCTION
A combination of strong gold prices and bidders actively looking
for alternative investments in uncertain economic times means
now could be a great time to sell gold items at auction. Dave
Eglington, of Cuttlestones Auctioneers & Valuers, explains…
ENDURING APPEAL: For thousands of years, gold has been a
symbol of wealth and power – today its appeal remains;
symbolic as the top prize in sporting events and literally as the
foundation of international trade in bullion form. It is perhaps
for this reason that, during times of economic uncertainty,
investors look to gold as a sound bet that will retain its intrinsic
value in the long term, regardless of what happens on the stock
During the international turmoil of the COVID-19 pandemic,
gold prices rocketed as mining and extraction shut down, with
prices reaching a giddy $2,000 an ounce last August. While
things are slowing down as vaccines and easing of lockdowns
promise some return to normality and the stock market is
starting to look elsewhere (gold had dipped just below $1,700
an ounce at the time of writing this article) from the results seen
in our sale rooms, now is still a great time to cash in on your
WHY SELL AT AUCTION? Most gold dealers and pawn brokers
will only pay for gold items based on their scrap value – literally
the price of their weight in gold. Auction houses, however, have
a vested interest in achieving the best possibly price on behalf
of their vendors, and will take into account an item’s intrinsic
value. For example, a gold sovereign we recently sold would be
valued at around £285 scrap - however, due to it being an 1854
shield back example which is sought-after by collectors, it sold
for £400 plus commission
Back in 2016, we sold two gold broads of twenty shillings in the
same auction – one, dated 1656 and hailing from the
Cromwellian period, sold for £22,000
while the second, a Charles II 1662
example, fetched £11,000. In scrap weight
terms, both of these coins would unlikely
have been worth more than £500. There
are countless other examples of gold
items that have sold for way above their
‘scrap’ value; the most famous of which
sold early last year in the form of an ultrarare
Edward VIII coin with his head
famously facing the ‘other way’ which he
preferred. There are only six known
examples and this one achieved a massive
£1 million in a privately brokered sale.
By selling through a reputable auctioneer, your items will be
assessed based on their value as an item and marketed as such
– you can even set reserves to ensure they don’t sell for any less
than you wish to achieve.
SO, WHAT’S YOUR GOLD WORTH? With now being such a
great time to sell gold items, we’re planning a special gold, coin
and jewellery auction in summer 2021 and are now offering
vendors the chance to sell their items through us for free –
basically waiving the vendors’ commission we normally charge.
Whether you are looking to sell gold bars, sovereigns, other
coinage or in jewellery form you can take advantage of this
great offer – simply make an appointment to bring your items
along to one of our gold valuation days at our Penkridge
saleroom on Thursday 17th or 24th June.
To make your appointment call 01785 714905 or
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through Cuttlestones, visit www.cuttlestones.co.uk
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Ouch... My Knee Hurts!
The knee is the largest joint in the body, it works as a complex rotating hinge. Understandably it is prone to
injury and knee pain is the most common musculoskeletal complaint that affects people of all ages.
By far the most common cause of knee pain results from injury which could include fractures, a torn ACL, a
torn meniscus, (shock absorber), bursitis and tendonitis, (for example "Runners Knee").
In addition, other medical conditions like arthritis, gout and infections can cause significant knee pain.
Common symptoms of a problematic knee can include pain, swelling, stiffness, sensations of instability or
giving way, a crunching or popping sensation or persistent locking of the knee.
After a clinical examination, investigations are often required which would include x-rays, MRI scan, CT Scans
and on some occasions ultrasound and blood tests when needed.
Treatment would depend on the exact cause of the knee pain and could include conservative measures such as
simple pain relief, physiotherapy, bracing, injections such as corticosteroids, Hyaluronic acid, platelet-rich
plasma, (PRP), and on occasions surgery may be required which includes arthroscopic surgery, (key hole),
partial or total knee replacement surgery and cartilage grafting.
Mr Ashvin Pimpalnerkar has been an orthopaedic surgeon
for 19 years specialising in sports surgery of the
knee and shoulder as well as joint replacement
surgery . He specialises in computer assisted surgery
of the knee and robotic arm assisted surgery.
He is honorary club surgeon to Walsall Football Club,
Birmingham City Football Club and in the past West
Bromwich Albion Football Club.
For further information on
Knee and Shoulder injury
call 0121 756 8800 or 07731 138900
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We are based in Wolverhampton and
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our service users are receiving the
care packages they need to safely
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home. We produce a person-centred
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implemented and delivered by our
qualified community carers. Within our
family we have a residential care home
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We can provide up to 24-hour services locally covering the following range of requirements;
• Personal care requirements based upon individual needs.
• Preparation of meals and snacks including assistance with nutritional supplements
to assist in ensuring a well-balanced and nutritious diet is maintained.
• Supervised medication visits.
• Companionship and interaction time.
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• Housekeeping and laundry services.
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• Chaperone and escort services to medical appointments and social arrangements.
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Wentworth Lodge is a mainly purpose built home, owned and operated by the same
proprietors since 1997. We were one of the first residential care homes in Bushbury
and are proud of our reputation for providing quality care for older people and
clients with dementia.
At Wentworth Lodge we like to operate as a ‘home away from home”. Our aim is to
provide a person centred, caring and comfortable environment, in which our
residents may live as normally as possible. We provide assistance with physical tasks
and administration of medication, whilst respecting the independence, privacy &
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Nancy Carson -
When I read R D Blackmore’s Lorna Doone as part of my
English literature studies at school, I was enthralled, and it
was that story which inspired me to become a romance
Although I have been writing since 1990, my first novel was not
published until 1997 under the name Michael Taylor. Eight
more novels followed published by Hodder & Stoughton. In
2015, Avon Books, an imprint of HarperCollins, decided to republish
my backlist but preferred that I use a female
pseudonym. Together we agreed on the name Nancy Carson.
The first novel Avon issued, both as an ebook and a paperback
was Poppy’s Dilemma, an earthy love story set largely in a
railway navvies’ encampment in Dudley in the early 1850s
during the construction of the Oxford, Worcester and
Wolverhampton Railway. It sold well.
Next came The Dressmaker’s Daughter, a love story set on
Kates Hill in Dudley between 1904 and 1929. This was the first
book of a trilogy based on the women of the Kite family; the
other titles in the trilogy are The Factory Girl, and Rags to
A Family Affair is set in a family-run brewery in Dudley in the
early 1900s; The Railway Girl is a romantic comedy, although it
has its sorrowful parts, written around a historical and tragic
railway accident that occurred in Brierley Hill in 1858. Daisy’s
Betrayal set in the 1890s is a potent tale of passion and
relentless vindictiveness that draws attention to the Dudley
underworld. Then came A Country Girl, a story of one young
man and five entirely different women who influence his life,
and its sequel A Fallen Woman, abounding in scandal. Both
are set in Brierley Hill in the 1890’s.
Since then, I have complete two more novels, but decided to
self-publish rather than rely on the rollercoaster of traditional
publishing. Many established authors have successfully taken
The first is Missing You, set during World War II in Dudley,
Enville, and Eire. The heroine is Libby Shakespeare. It features
a steelworks in Peartree Lane, and an actual internment camp
called K-Lines in The Curragh (which was more like a holiday
camp) in Eire. Its purpose was to hold airmen and seamen
from Britain and Germany, who were unfortunate
(or fortunate) enough to find themselves lost in neutral Eire
during the war. The original version, Linden Woods (first
published in 2007 by Severn House), has now been
Missing You is available from Amazon as a Kindle e-book and
as a paperback using this link: https://amzn.to/38sEjTf - the
ISBN for the paperback only is: 9798718874662.
The second novel, to be published soon is Honour Thy Father.
Set largely in Hobart, Tasmania in 1853, it tells the story of
Isabel Saxby, originally from Worcestershire, who is a
successful businesswoman with a mysterious past. About to be
married, Isabel receives a plea from her mother to return home
to see her dying father. Postponing her marriage, she sets sail
for England aboard the SS Great Britain during which time her
harrowing secret past is revealed, posing some life-changing
decisions for her and the most important people in her life.
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It is very important to plan estates well in
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Having a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) helps
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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
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
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,
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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Take a stroll in the sunshine and see
what butterflies you glimpse as you go
This common butterfly can use the dramatic eye
spot patterns on its wings to scare off predators
such as birds.
This widespread butterfly usually migrates to the
UK each summer from central Europe.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN THE GARDEN:
The male butterfly is
unmistakeable; white with bright
orange tips to its wings.
The female has grey-black
wingtips not orange. They can be
found feeding on nectar in a wide
variety of habitats.
Look out for the yellow and blue
markings that distinguish this
butterfly from the similar looking
Take a look on the National Trust website and
discover a wide variety of butterflies and more
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More than just a Theatre School!
How the Performing Arts can help your child
It is no secret that the pandemic has had a
heavy toll on children's mental health; a study
by the NHS in 2020 shows that shockingly up
to 1 in 6 children may now suffer from mental
As a young dancer I learned and experienced first
hand the positive benefits that the performing arts
could have on young people's mental health and
confidence. My love of dance and performance helped
grow my confidence in myself and shape the person I
am today. Taking part in the performing arts can really
help children deal with life challenges such as exam
stress or bereavement. They can also have a positive
effect in reducing stress and anxiety. Boosting
confidence and making children feel more engaged
and resilient. It also offers children a social connection
and a sense of belonging.
This is why despite being in the midst of a pandemic I
pushed forward with my plans to open our new
Razzamataz Theatre School in Wolverhampton last
year. Albeit not the ideal time to start a new business I
just knew that if there was ever a time the children of
Wolverhampton needed the benefits of being able to
learn the Performing Arts it was then.
In each of the three disciplines we teach at Razzamataz
Wolverhampton, students learn new techniques and
skills in a safe environment which can have a positive
impact on their mental health and well-being.
For example, singing releases endorphins which help
reduce stress and anxiety allowing children to switch
off from the modern world and just have fun. When
learning to sing, students also learn breathing
techniques; understanding these can help those who
suffer from anxiety and panic attacks.
Dance, being physically active releases positive
endorphins which make children feel more relaxed
and happier. It is also great exercise and improves
balance and coordination.
Drama classes offer students a safe place to explore
issues within their lives and encourages conversation.
Performing as a group also provides young people with
a feeling of belonging whilst making new friends.
I truly believe all children can get positive benefits
from taking part in the performing arts and that is why
we offer a Free Taster Session to any child that would
like to have a go.
To book your FREE Taster Session you can enquire at
www.wolverhampton.razzamataz.co.uk, check out
social media pages @RazzamatazWolverhampton,
or call Danielle on 07821965200.
Principal & Franchisee at Razzamataz Theatre Schools
For girls in Year 5 considering entry to year 7 in 2022
Test Registration now open and closes at 4pm on 8th July
Golfing Fun For Everyone
Mini Pro Golf Parks, Wolverley
is located by the river Stour,
with views across the Valley, a
wonderful setting for a unique
fun Mini Golfing experience.
The course boasts 18 Holes of golf
on perfectly trimmed grass
fairways, perfectly manicured
greens, sandy bunkers and real
rough to catch the unwary golfer.
The course recreates all the fun of
real golf - just miniaturised with
some extra features, obstacles
and characters that may or may
not help you as you progress
around the course!!
On your golfing journey players
will come across various feature
holes including: Lighthouse Point,
Crocodile Alley, The Minefield,
Willard the Magic Wizard.
Eagles Nest... and of course
there’s a Windmill.
Mini Pro Golf offers a very family
friendly activity at great value and
the venue is very popular with
customers returning for regular
re-matches... Yes, they even run
This is a unique Golfing
experience that everyone can
play and enjoy. There is disabled
accessibility, a sheltered picnic
area you can take drinks and you
are even allowed to bring your
Our Clubhouse Kiosk sells icecream,
hot and cold drinks and
Children's Parties are catered for
and great fun, contact Matthew to
discuss your requirements.
Chip and Putt Golf with all
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Chip and Putt Golf on real
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Prices held from 2020.
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Shrewsbury Canoe Hire:
the view from the blue canoes
Take the time this summer to see Shrewsbury and Attingham Park from a watery
new perspective in one of our cool blue canoes.
Whether you’re a Salopian or a visitor, canoeing the River Severn from
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
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.
It is a gentle meandering river, perfect for beginners. You’ll paddle
through the landscape, and wind your way through some enchanting
woodland. You may even catch the plop sound of a water vole as it
goes about its day. It is a wonderful place to spot all kinds of river
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
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
Half day hire from The Quarry you can choose between the
Shrewsbury town loop, or heading into the country upstream and
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
01743 244 800
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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
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
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
pastoral team, school counsellor and annual adolescent
mental health tracking using the latest digital tools.
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
exception with stellar results at GCSE and A Level.
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
Cambridge, Oxford and a wide range of prestigious
Interested to learn more?
Simply visit the website to register
www.wgs.org.uk/openday for a virtual open event or
to book a school tour, alternatively please contact
the Admissions team at Wolverhampton Grammar
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Judged ‘Excellent’ in all
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Flexible and convenient
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from 7.30am - 6.15pm
LEARNING ADVENTURES AT TETTENHALL
COLLEGE PREPARATORY SCHOOL
Successful learning is a happy adventure, full of
challenge, excitement, endeavour and reward. The
Preparatory School at Tettenhall College knows how
important it is to create adventures every day for their
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
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
Tettenhall is all about education. A commitment to
making the school accessible to as many deserving
children as possible is underpinned by a generous and
ongoing bursary scheme.
A limited number of places remain for entry in
September 2021. You are warmly encouraged to contact
the College Admissions Office for an informal first
conversation and to arrange your personal tour of the
or call 01902 751 119.
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Good Food BBQ Recipes
Pineapple & Pork Skewers
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,
cooked rice or pitta, to serve
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
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.
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
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 5 mins - 10 mins
By Lulu Grimes
Sesame & Honey
Cook: 20 mins
By Good Food Team
12 chicken thighs , boneless
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp sesame oil
thumb-sized piece ginger,
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
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.
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.
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
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
Rub each potato with a little oil and salt, then wrap in a double
layer of foil.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
from the town centre and full of
businesses. If you haven’t visited
yet, come and have a look at
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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
finished with a
drizzle of burger
sauce. This perfect
pizza is a party in
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.
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
for those that want to transition to vegan but miss the taste of meat. There are
lots of readymade seitan products, such as sausages, burgers, and seitan
pieces which you can add to your meal, or you can make your own seitan
meat substitute with a bag of wheat gluten and a good recipe.
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
Plant milk to glaze and seal the parcels
Poppy seeds for sprinkling on top (optional)
• Take the pastry out of the fridge about 10 minutes
before starting the recipe. This makes it easier to
• 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
• Bake for 15 minutes until pastry is risen and golden.
Serve hot or cold.
Old Skool Cookbooks Rule!
There are lots of fabulous vegan recipes available from a variety of places. If you
type vegan recipes into any search engine you will be overwhelmed by the
number of recipes available. There are videos on YouTube, vegan cookery
programmes and dedicated vegan food magazines. However, many people still
love a good old-fashioned cookbook. They look great on a bookshelf, contain
pictures to make your mouth water, they are easy to flick through and can inspire
you to try new recipes. They also make amazing gifts. There are a vast range of
vegan cookbooks available, which vary from cooking on a budget to vegan
dinner party dishes. If you are looking to find something new and exciting, then
browse through a few vegan cookbooks and give the delicious recipes a go!
Do you want to go vegan but think you will miss chocolate too much? Well, the real game
changer for vegan chocolate is Vego, an organic, hazelnut chocolate bar that tastes sensational
(fair trade gluten & palm oil free). Since the first Vego bar was made the company has come on
leaps and bounds, adding a white chocolate bar, a fruit and nut bar, chocolate pralines, hazelnut
spread and now Vego melts that can be dropped into your favourite vegan milk to make a
delicious hot chocolate. Go on, why not give this cruelty free treat a veGO?!
The Two Vegans are Michelle D’Arcy Jewell and Kyah Phoenix Russell.
They organise vegan events in Shropshire and run The Vegan Hub in
The Parade Shops, Shrewsbury.
You can go to their online shop at https://theveganhub.square.site
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Have you ever reached a destination and then
realised you couldn't recall the journey there?
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
autopilot. I recall one summer, approaching a driveway and looking
up from my steering wheel, only to realise that I had somehow
driven to an old address. Maybe this has happened to you? Perhaps
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
• Come into the present moment
“Don’t take your thoughts
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
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
• Engage in a meaningful activity such as walking
• 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!
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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
oyster, where will you pitch up?
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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
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
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
Murray Walker Born 1923,
Died (Aged 97) 2021.
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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
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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
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
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Getting into the all-new Tucson’s spacious interior, or
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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
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Boot space has been increased by 33 to 107 litres,
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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
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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)
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Leo - (23rd July - 23rd August)
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anyone!... Venus comes in June 27th and softens those harsh
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Virgo - (24th August - 22nd Sept.)
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altruistic, either in a 'helping profession' or simply helping a friend
move house it seems you’re an asset to others and making a
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
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,
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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
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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
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With the Met Office predicting a
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having a seamless link to the
outside will be a must for
homeowners to fully make the
most of the gorgeous weather on
Patio and bi-fold doors provide the
perfect link from the inside of your
home to the outside, making every
transition from your home into your
garden an enjoyable one.
Wolverhampton Glass has been
installing high quality windows, doors,
and conservatories to homes across
the West Midlands for more than 45
years, including a fantastic range of
sliding patio and bi-fold doors to make
sure your home is ready for the
With patio doors in three materials –
uPVC, aluminium, and timber – there is
an option to suit any budget and
property and they are energy efficient,
highly secure, and draught-proofed.
Sliding patio doors have a unique
sideways opening mechanism, making
them ideal for smaller spaces. When
installed to the rear of your home,
they’ll let in plenty of natural light
thanks to the large glazing panels,
whilst blending your home and garden
easily thanks to the vast amounts of
glazing included in their specification.
You can also choose from a range of
aluminium or timber thin-framed bi-fold
doors, from a range of colours and
configurations to suit any space or style
Not only will they allow you to enjoy
panoramic views of the outdoors, but
both materials excel in their durability,
thermal abilities, and weatherresistance.
‘Lift and slide’ patio doors are hugely
popular. Lift and slide doors raise the
sliding panel onto the rollers so large
and heavy panels lift off the track
allowing big doors to move with ease.
Both panes will slide, freeing up either
side for furniture placement, or they can
be locked off in an open position to
provide better ventilation.
Bi-Folding doors are extremely popular
because their unique concertina
opening mechanism means the door
panels can easily stack up to one side.
With smooth sliding steel rollers, they
open with ease, completely blending
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After being stuck indoors for long
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chance to enjoy the sunshine and
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be one you won’t want to miss. And bifold
and patio doors can play an
integral part in helping you make the
most of the summer.
To help you get your home ready for
the summer, Wolverhampton Glass is
currently offering up to 45% off
windows, doors, and conservatories.
As part of Sustainium Group, a
consortium of world-class home
improvement companies that think
differently, Wolverhampton Glass
believes that homeowners deserve
innovative, quality products and
wonderful customer experience –
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Bovis Homes offers a range of stylish
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detached homes there’s something for
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for taking some of the stress out of
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Designs favour openplan kitchen and
dining rooms and selected homes offer
a downstairs utility room and optional
study or snug spaces; ideal for the new
trends of working from home. The
larger properties, such as the fivebedroom
Birch, offer features like
bifold doors out to the garden, kitchen
islands and double ensuites.
If you want something smaller then
there are threebedroom detached
homes in the range, like the Spruce,
that also offer downstairs WC and
utility area as well as ensuite features.
The Spruce makes a great small family
home with modern designs, spacious
entrance hall and large bedrooms.
Our homes offer great connection to
the outdoor space with views over the
countryside, communal play spaces
and new walkways installed to make
the most of your surroundings. Some
of our developments even include
Hedgehog highways to restore the
balance of nature and wildlife. You can
be rest assured that your home has
plenty of space around it giving you
maximum privacy in your
surroundings, private driveways and
secluded street scenes.
Our new range of homes come with
modern fixtures and fittings and
attention to detail such as fully turfed
lawns, front doorbells and exterior
lights for safety. Choose from a range
of kitchen options to suit your budget
from classic to modern styles. Some
homes already included enhanced
kitchen options like Bosch appliances
and fitted flooring. You can also be safe
in the knowledge that your new home
comes with a twoyear customer care
warranty and a 10year NHBC
We’ve launched three buying options
to choose from to help you buy brand
new. Change your existing home for a
new one with Home Exchange and
we’ll give you £10,000 on top of the
market value of your existing home. Or,
if you are just getting on the ladder
then opt for the 12 months mortgage
paid option which means we’ll give you
£600 a month for a whole year to help
you move and lastly the design
package which includes £7,000 of
upgrades for your home of your
choice, £750 towards moving fees and
a free session with our interior design
to help you style your home.
Find your new home today from just
£234,995 or search Bovis Homes
Mercia to find out more.
You can also book an appointment to
look around our showhomes and
speak to a member of the sales team
from 10am to 5pm by visiting our
website at bovishomes.co.uk. Please
all offers are subject to T&C and
available on selected homes.
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Partridge Walk is an exclusive development coming
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For more information
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