June 2021

helsbytohand

Local business and news directory for Helsby, Frodsham and the surrounding villages.

Issue 192 -June 2021

The voice for local business

and Frodsham at your fingertips!

ServingThe Areas Of: Alvanley // Dunham Hill // Elton // Frodsham

Hapsford // Helsby // Kingsley // Manley // Mouldsworth // Norley // Overton

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GET THE LOOK

Summer Trends

Layering Chains

Beach Day

Modern Pearls

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LES

HARRIS

JEWELLERS

FRODSHAM SINCE 1969

90 Main St, -rodsham WA6 7AR 01928 722

To advertise call: 01928 727 165 or email: helsbytohand@btinternet.com


Hello!

And a very big welcome to

the June edition of Helsby To

Hand!

I recently visited Bene

Gelateria in Frodsham and

had the pleasure of sampling

some of their delicious Gelato -Italian Artisan

ice cream. Youcan read all about this local

business on the centre pages. Iwas amazed

by all of the different flavours that are freshly

made on the premises, you’ll be spoilt for

choice!

Aluxury baby boutique - Bunny and Bear

has recently opened in Helsby. Stockists of

iCandy, BABYZEN, Nuna and Joie prams,

travel systems and car seats. Plus gorgeous

cribs and nursery furniture.

Beautiful baby brands to help you get ready

to welcome your new addition, or pick up that

perfect gift. Take alook at their advert on page

9for afantastic Spring bundle offer with the

iCandy range.

If you are looking to spruce up your garden for

summer, what about alovely new planter or

garden furniture? Page 4has the details.

It’sfantastic to see the new Helsby Community

Sports Club finally open, the facilities are

amazing, huge congratulations to all those

involved. Repose Sports Therapy is now open

within the club. Offering sports massage and

clinical therapy. Let Benjamin take care of

your body and mind so that you can focus on

your goals -page 6.

So until next time, have agreat month.

p11

p21

Deadline

for the July

edition is

18th June

p27

p14-15 p38-39

p50

Best Wishes,

Sarah x

Helsby to Hand -Kerrowmoar,Manley Road, Alvanley,Frodsham, Cheshire WA69DE

Tel: 01928 727165 Email: helsbytohand@btinternet.com

Helsby to Hand -Kerrowmoar,Manley Road, Alvanley,Frodsham, Cheshire WA69DE

Tel: 01928 727165 Email: helsbytohand@btinternet.com

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For those whom haven’t yet met us, we

are new to the town.

FOR SALE

DECKING PLANTERS

We offer all hair services for both male

and females, younger and older alike.

Please visit our website:

www.carsonhairco.co.uk

for more information and stay tuned to our

Instagram page for future

promotions.

We look forward to meeting you soon!

Best Wishes x

31-33 High Street, Frodsham WA67AJ

07761 789619

50cm PLANTER £11.95 /65cm PLANTER £12.95

55cm PLANTER WIDE £15.95

35 x30cm PLANTER SQUARE £22.95

45 X40cm PLANTER SQUARE £29.95

55cm PLANTER on LEGS £22.95

85cm PLANTER on LEGS £27.95

TABLE £69.95 /SEAT £69.95 /BENCH £89.95

CALL 07811 352844

ON DISPLAY INHELSBY

OTHER SIZES TO ORDER.

There are 10 differences between the two images below. How many can you spot?

www.nickgowman.com

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To advertise call: 01928 727 165 or email: helsbytohand@btinternet.com


Welcome to Skiin Sense where Aesthetics, Skin Care and Your Wellbeing is our passion.

We offer an extensive range of treatments including….

Profhilo

Laser hair removal

Dermal fillers

Skin peels

Skin boosters

Mesotherapy

Facials

Cryotherapy

Fat dissolving

Platelet - rich plasma

Body contouring

Micro-needling

Radio frequency

IPL skin rejuvenation

37 High St, Frodsham WA6 7AJ

Phone: 07739 989009

Please mention HelsbyOr to Hand to book when online responding http://skiinsense.gettimely.com/

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NEW EXHIBITIONS

AT THE ARTS CENTRE

19th May - 26th June

www.reposesportstherapy.co.uk

NOW OPEN AT HELSBY COMMUNITYSPORTSCLUB

‘Inside Outside’ - Eddisbury Artists

‘Opening Up’ - Sarah Morley

‘A Lifetime with Pencils, Pens and Paints’ - Jean Harley

‘From the Water’s Edge’ - Andrew Croughton

07847816741

BENJAMIN@REPOSESPORTSTHERAPY.CO.UK

07847816741

BENJAMIN@REPOSESPORTSTHERAPY.CO.UK

HELSBY HELSBY COMMUNITY SPORTS CLUB, CALLENDER WAY, HELSBY, WA6 WA6 0FX 0FX

GENEROUS DISCOUNTSFOR ALLCLUBMEMBERS

Clinic now in FRODSHAM

(on Main Street)

For an appointment:

Tel: 07359 095 643

Email: here2hear1@outlook.com

• Are you struggling to hear the TV or conversations?

• Does the wax stop your hearing aid from working effectively?

• Do you know if you have excessive ear wax blocking your ear canal causing earache?

If so, we will professionally and safely extract the wax using

Microsuction & /or Water Irrigation with the latest modern equipment

Including an ear health check.

All performed by a fully qualified nurse –

Ginny Kirk RGN, BA(Hons) Dip OH, Ear Wax Removal Specialist

Avoid the NHS queues and having to suffer with weeks /months of discomfort.

Home visits also available (extra charges apply).

Here 2 Hear - Ear Wax Removal Specialists

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To advertise call: 01928 727 165 or email: helsbytohand@btinternet.com


Welcome To Delamere Carpet Cleaning

We are a professional carpet cleaning company, fully equipped to tackle projects of all sizes.

Put simply, our mission at Delamere Carpet Cleaning is to make your

life easier. Whether it’s for a commercial property that needs some

extensive carpet cleaning or a homeowner who wants to refresh your

rugs, you can rely on our experienced team.

If you require a professional service that produces the right results,

we can help. Using tried and trusted techniques, empowered with the

latest cleaning technology available, we’ll breathe new life into your

carpets, making certain you can always see the difference. Our staff

are experienced tradespeople with an in-depth knowledge of fl ooring, allowing them to take

on even the most difficult spills and stains.

We believe that you shouldn’t have to pay a fortune for clean carpets, so whether you need

your offices attended to or the fl oors in your fl at, we’ve created a competitive price list that

won’t break the bank.

At Delamere Carpet Cleaning, our customers are our top priority and

no job is considered too big or too small. We also offer upholstery and

soft furniture cleaning. We pride ourselves on always being punctual, so

feel free to get in touch today for a free no obligation quote and we can

arrange your booking.

We’re reliable We’re professional We’re punctual

Delamere

Carpet Cleaning

Committed to top quality services

• Domestic & Commercial Carpet Cleaning

• Stain Removal & Stain Guard Protection

• Upholstery Cleaning

• Settee Cleaning

• Mattresses & Other Soft Furniture Cleaning

If you require a professional service that produces the right results, we can help

Contact Nick

07912 531 299 / 01606 212 931

hello@delamerecarpetcleaning.com

www.delamerecarpetcleaning.com

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ELLEN THOMAS

Occasion

WE ARE NOW OPEN

• Prom Wear from Prom Frocks & Tiffany’s

We have gorgeous dresses

with the most stunning

embellishments to make

you a star at the prom.

• Occasional Wear

Perfect for the Races, Christenings etc

• Mother of the Bride & Groom

• Selection of Bridal Gowns

beautiful gowns on SALE to clear

Visit us at -1c Langdale Way, Frodsham, WA6 7LE

www.ellenthomasbridal.co.uk

Tel: 07746 439 393

FRODSHAM

CHIROPODY / PODIATRY

CLINIC

103a Main Street, Frodsham, WA6 7AB

Tel: 01928 733 300

email: info@frodshamchiropodyclinic.com

Routine appointments from £35

& home visits from £40

SPRING SALE

UP TO

50 % OFF

SELECTED

BLINDS, CURTAINS & SHUTTERS

CALL: Rachel on 07841 507 489

Opening hours:

Tues: 9am-5pm

Weds: Home Visits

Fri: 9am-5pm

& Alternate

Sats: 9am-1pm

Colin Burgess BSc (Hons) MChs

HCPC Registered Podiatrist

All Aspects Of Your Family Footcare Provided.

Treatments include:

Nails

Corns

Callus / hard skin

Nail Surgery

Nail Reconstruction

Orthotic Therapy

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To advertise call: 01928 727 165 or email: helsbytohand@btinternet.com


Now open Thursday to Tuesday

Baby gifting

Travel systems

Nursery furniture

Payment plans available

Phone: 01928 722808

Email: bunny_and_bear@outlook.com

www.bunnyandbearbaby.co.uk

Please mention Instagram: The Localbunny_and_bearuk

Life when responding to adverts 5.

Please mention 220 Chester Helsby Road, to Hand Helsby,Frodsham, when responding to WA60PW

adverts 9


The DIY Man

No Job too Small

•Gardening &Maintenance

•Grass Cutting

•LawnFeeding

•Block Paving

•Flagging

•DecorativeBrickwork

•Garden Walls &Arches

•Brickwork Repointing

•PressureWashing

•Internal Decorating

•Coving

•Flooring

•FlatPack Assembly

Full quotegiven beforeany work is

started&fully insured call Gary on

07908 607979

01928 701251

Email thediyman61@gmail.com

D.T.Turner

Independent Funeral Directors

of Frodsham

Sympathetic and friendly approach

24 hours service, 365 days ayear

Our Family Helping Yours

11 High Street,Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 7AH

Telephone: 01928735533

Before

DON’T REPLACE,

RESPRAY!

ANEW LOOK KITCHEN

Established 1991

www.matt-finish.co.uk

FOR AFRACTION OF THE COST...

After

find us on

on

PLEASE MAKE AN APPOINTMENT PRIOR

TO VISITING OUR FANTASTIC SHOWROOM

Unit 7, Waters Business Park, Oil Sites Road, CH65 4FF

t: 0800 710 1600 www.matt-finish.co.uk

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By Jackie Brewster

By Jackie Brewster

“Our Dennis is skulking in his man cave again, I

can’t bear to look at him.” Cath slammed the cutlery

drawer so hard the contents rattled. “You’ll have to

talk some sense into him.”

Preston disliked this new use of the phrase ‘man

cave’. It was the garage, always was, and always

will be.

“What have you two fallen out about now?” he

asked wearily, mashing the tea.

“He’s out there all hours peering across the fence.”

His mother rolled her eyes. “It’s just not decent.”

“Peering at what?” Preston snorted.

“That Mrs Loveday next door.” She threw the

dishcloth in the sink. “I can’t go through all that

again, not after last time.”

Preston frowned. There’d been an unfortunate

incident last summer when Mrs Loveday’s surgical

tights had gone missing from her washing line. To

his mother’s great embarrassment, they were later

discovered in Dennis’s potting shed.

Preston sighed. He disliked being the go-between

in his mum and Dennis’s bizarre dramas. Since

they’d both retired it’d been one thing after another.

“I’ll go and see what he’s up to then.” Preston

headed up the garden path. “But I’m not

promising anything.”

“Do what you like.” She slammed the back door.

“I’ve washed my hands of him.”

He found Dennis in the garage, as expected, sitting

on an old dining chair with the cricket on the radio.

“I hear you’re skulking. I’ve brought you acuppa.”

“That’s lovely.” Dennis gingerly took the steaming

mug. “Don’t suppose there’sany chance of abiscuit?”

“Thought you’d have asecret stash, while you’re in

the dog house.” Prestonperched on apaint-splashed

stool, and decided to get straight tobusiness. “Mum

wants you to stop peering over the fence.”

“Who says Iam?” Dennis raised his eyebrows. “I’m

not peering over it, I’m looking right at it. It’s very

fascinating, as amatter of fact.”

“Nobody in their right mind sits all day staring at

afence.”

“Why don’t you have alook for yourself?” Dennis

shrugged, and moved to one side. “Then you’ll see

what I’m on about.”

Preston leaned forward to see through the dusty

glass. Across the fence he could see straight into

Mrs Loveday’s steamy bathroom window.

“You can’t look at that!” He jerked back. “You’ll get

yourself arrested.”

“What are you talking about?” Dennis frowned.

“There’s noharm in it.”

“What if she catches you looking?” Preston slapped

his forehead. “There’ll be hell to pay.”

Dennis looked through the glass and shrugged. “I

imagine she’ll just scamper away.” He sipped his

tea. “It’s funny, Ialways thought it was achap.”

Preston opened his mouth to speak but could not

nd the words.

“He bobs along the fence, does all sorts of

acrobatics.” Dennis smiled. “I’ve started putting nuts

out, look.”

Preston put down his tea and looked again. Afat

grey squirrel perched on thefencepostclutching a

peanut in hisdelicate paws.

“Cyril the squirrel,” Dennis grinned. “He’s acanny

little thing, isn’t he?”

“Why didn’t you just tell Mum about the squirrel?”

Preston laughed. “She’s been getting her knickers

in aright twist.”

“I have, umpteen times,” Dennis protested. “But you

know your mother, she doesn’t listen.”

Preston nodded. He sipped his tea, watching the

nimble squirrel weave up the sycamore.

“I don’t suppose you had anything to do with

stealing Mrs Loveday’s tights either?” he said, now

that they were friends again.

“Oh no, that was denitely me,” Dennis chuckled,

rubbing his nose. “I thought they’d be ideal for

“Pull the other

Please

one,

mention

Dennis.” Helsby Preston persisted. to Hand when

keeping

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˜ Sew Simple ˜

Your Local Haberdasherie

For all your sewing requirements

25 years experience, established at Lady Heyes since 2001

Lady Heyes Craft Centre, Kingsley Rd, Frodsham, WA6 6SU

Coates Cottons

Glitter threads

Bias binding

Velcro

Wadding

Rotary cutters

Elastic (all sizes)

Snap fasteners

Ribbon

Buttons

Needles & Pins

Zips & Cord

Cross-stitch supplies

D.M.C Thread,

all colours available,

Aida

Patchwork & Quilting supplies

Selection of kits - ideal presents!

Cross-stitch & Patchwork

Patchwork & Quilting lessons

Large selection of 100% cotton

Patchwork material in stock

Haberdashery, Quilting & Patchwork Supplies

Open Monday - Saturday 11am - 4.00pm

For any enquiries call Ella on: 07733 091237

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Elizabeth Arnold

Sewing Studio

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Fabrics ● Curtains ● Blinds ● Soft Furnishings ● Face Masks ● Pet Bandanas ● Alterations

36 years experience, established at Lady Heyes since 2004

Lady Heyes Craft Centre, Kingsley Rd, Frodsham, WA6 6SU

Large selection of fabrics between £2.99 and £7.99 per mtr.

Remnant fabrics

Make your own from Precut Sewing Kits

Handmade gifts

Bespoke children’s wear

Free virtual sewing tutorials

Sewing lessons

Services Offered:

Curtains & blinds made to measure using customers own fabrics

Curtain alterations

Clothing alterations

Open Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 4.00pm

For other times please ring to make an appointment

Phone Dawn: 07968 302884

Email: elizabetharnoldsewingstudio@gmail.com

LOTS OF

FREE PARKING

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By Katherine Sorrell

Set the mood for summer with

gorgeous furnishings and accessories

in bright and cheerful shades.

Intentionally clashing colours and patterns add drama and

interest. Frida Kahlo-style Flower Crown canvas art, £102; Aziza

gold console table, £255; Marilyn Blush velvet armchair, £545;

colourful Berber-style rug, from £172; all audenza.com. è

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é This colour collection by Dulux mixes

standout pinks and reds with subtler shades of

the same tones –apalette that will add verve

and vitality to any home. dulux.co.uk.

Arainbow vase handmade

from jesmonite.

Brunswick vase, £39,

concretecandy.co.uk. è

ç A colourful, marbled jesmonite

lamp base contrasts with abright

red fabric cable. Immediately eyecatching.

Marbled jesmonite table

lamp, £60, nineangels.co.uk.

Go All Out for Colour

• Update any room instantly with some vivid

wall art. There is ahuge choice available

both in the high street and online, including

very affordable printable art that you

simply download and print out yourself.

Alternatively, you might even want to make

some art of your own: buy blank canvases

from an art shop and choose co-ordinating

tester pots of paint for some modern

abstract originals.

• Accessories such as throws, cushions,

vases, plant pots or lamp bases can make

all the difference, even in arelatively neutral

room, adding colour to liven up your day.

Group small items together for greater

impact, and don’t worry too much about

conventional good taste –afew clashing

colours can be exciting and uplifting.

• The oor is one of the largest visible areas in

any room, so anew rug will have adramatic

impact and can completely change the look

and feel of the space. Aat-woven rug in

asingle block or colour, wide stripes or a

geometric pattern is agreat choice.

• Ifyou are feeling particularly bold, consider

repainting wooden furniture, such as chairs,

wardrobes, chests of drawers or even

kitchen cabinets. To do the job properly,

remove handles, knobs or other hardware

rst, sand down thoroughly and prime before

painting. Use amini foam roller on any large,

at surfaces for aperfectly at nish.

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ç An eye-catching artwork in fresh,

modern colours will look great in any

room. Bold Jungle Tiger art print, £15,

abstracthouse.com.

Add abold throw to the

back of asofa or chair for

apop of brilliant colour

and pattern. Arizona

terracotta throw, £23,

albertandmoo.com. è

é Group houseplants in avariety of pots

against abrightly coloured wall. The

range pictured is from dobbies.com.

é For real impact, add a large item of furniture

upholstered in acolour that you adore. Reece

armchair in orange velvet, £229.99, daals.co.uk.

ç Acontrast trim helps

accentuate vivid colours.

Mardi Gras cushion in tangerine,

£19.99, dobbies.com.

SPACE SAVER OFFICES /GARDEN RETREATS

Awelcome addition to the home unlocking the potential to do more in your outdoor space.

Our bespoke Garden Offices separate home from work removing the stress of interruptions.

The Garden Retreats are designed for flexibility and adapt for multiple uses to be enjoyed by all.

Built for strength &resilience our eco-friendly buildings are structurally insulated, making them

strong, energy efficient and has effective soundproofing therefore providing comfortable

work /living spaces throughout the seasons.

Eco Friendly |Highly Insulated |Energy Efficient |Low Maintenance |Soundproofing |Quick &easytoinstall

For information contact us on 01925 732777, alternatively email enquiries@emmiebinteriors.co.uk

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5Irondish Close,

Helsby.

Mob: 07989 556760

Helsby House

Clearance

Full orpart house clearances

Sheds, garages and attics cleared

We recycle as much as possible

Fast and friendly service with

12 years experience

Registered waste carrier with

Environment Agency

Waste Carriers number CBDU302665

Man and van service also available

Call Shane or Louise to arrange afree

no obligation quote

Landline: 01928 740272

Mobiles: 07990788737 /07540981285

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BE QUICK - N ow booking jobs for S u m m e r 2 0 2 1

Bathroom Offer

•Remove Bathroom and prepare walls

•Re•new pipework

•Tile walls Grassmere tile or similar price

range -Tile floor Grassmere tile or similar

•Fit Bath or Shower enclosure

•Fit new PVC ceiling and 4spotlights

•Fit 550mm white gloss vanity or basin

•Fit modern toilet c/w soft close

•Chrome towel rail or new radiator

•Remove all rubbish

•Free Design Service

•NoHeavy Sales

•Local Showroom

2-3 St Paul’s Mews

Was£6295

Was£6995 NOW £6295 High Street, Runcorn, WA7 1AT

subject to survey

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Call us on: 01928 575555


2 Crown Buildings

Latham Avenue

Helsby

Tel: 01928 724422

Full Covid 19 safety

measures are in place.

We look forward to

welcoming you x

Open * Tues - Sat

with late nights Wed & Thurs

* Due to the pandemic Tuesday’s are for

the over 70’s & the vulnerable.

Colours • Perms • Bridal Hair

Special Occasion Hair Up

Ladies • Gents • Children

* Appointments necessary at the moment

The best apps for

doing DIY doing DIY

iFixit.com

Point your PC, phone or tablet’s browser

at ixit.com and learn how to x absolutely

anything. There are guides to computer

and phone repairing, PC xing, solving

camera problems and repairing cars, and

the thriving forums are packed with hardwon

wisdom.

YouTube

We’re not being funny here: YouTube is our

go-to app for learning how to do anything

DIY, whether it’s changing the headlight

bulbs in our car, depressurising a combi

boiler or learning how to paint properly.

Being able to actually see someone doing

the task is incredibly helpful.

Measure for iPhone and iPad

Apple’s own digital measuring app is free

in the App Store, and it enables you to

measure distances and dimensions by

pointing your phone camera at things. If

you have an iPhone 12 Pro or Pro Max it’s

even more accurate, thanks to the built-in

LiDAR 3D scanner.

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YOUR local,

family-run business.

Providing Electrical, Plumbing,

Heating and Bathroom services.

Call us on 01928 711444

www.kde-ltd.co.uk

enquiries@kde-ltd.co.uk

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Jingles

Hair Salon

Britannia Road, Helsby,WA6 0PD

Jayne &Rachel look forward to

welcoming you.

New Year, New Hair, New You!

PPE in place

Jayne, Telephone Tracy and appointments Rachal welcome takenyou.

For all Mon aspects -Satofuntil hairdressing 6pm -

Cuts

Salon

/Perms

is open

/Colour

allday

/Highlights

Wed-Sat

etc

Ladies, Gents and Children

J. K. Bailey

Brook Works Garage

Established 36 years

MOTOR VEHICLE

SERVICE &REPAIRS

• Brakes /Exhausts etc

• MOT Preparation

Tel: 01928 722106

38 Main Street, Frodsham, WA6 7AY

Tel: 01928 730005

Mobile: 07774 983947

Simply

Lasting Powers of Attorney

SAFEGUARD YOUR FUTURE –ACT NOW

LastingPowersofAttorney

Professionallycompleted, frominstructionto

registration. Home consultations available.

Only £325.00 (no VAT)*

*£325 is for both Health &Welfare andProperty

&Finance LPAs.£220.00 for asingleLPA

For more information,contact Mark Brankin

Tel:07708403586

EM: markbrankin@simplylpas.com

Website:www.simplylpas.com

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Iwas 39 when Istarted having menopausal

symptoms. By 42, hot ushes were adaily

annoyance; Iwas waking up several times a

night with joint pain; and Ijust felt generally old.

In short, the perimenopause was proving aroyal

pain in the ass.

The average age of the menopause is 51, but

the perimenopause (the time leading up to

the menopause when levels of oestrogen and

progesterone are decreasing) can last for years.

Symptoms

The most common symptoms include:

Irregular periods

Hot ushes/night sweats

Mood changes

Fatigue

Loss of libido

Joint pain

Urinary problems

HRT

Some types of HRT may slightly increase

your risk of breast cancer but HRT could also

decrease your risk of other serious illnesses,

particularly if you’re going through the

menopause early. Inmycase, my GP felt it was

the right choice for me.

Since being onHRT, myjoints no longer

ache, Ihave more energy and the hot

flushes have gone.

Dr Louise Newson is aleading menopause

specialist and the founder of the Balance app.

She recommends seeking help early: “The

perimenopause is when hormone levels start

to reduce so this is actually the best time to

start taking HRT. When hormone levels reduce,

symptoms commonly occur and also health risks

start, such as an increased risk of heart disease

and osteoporosis.”

Supplements

Before starting HRT, Itook turmeric and

evening primrose oil, which did seem to ease

my symptoms. However, there is little evidence

about how effective supplements are, and some

should not be taken if you have certain health

conditions. So do your research, speak to your

doctor and only buy from areputable retailer.

Dealing with hot ushes

Ikept abottle of rose water in the fridge to spritz

on my face when the heat hit. An electric fan

can help, as can wearing layers that are easy to

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By Kate Duggan

From pocket money treats to push-the-boat-out presents,

we’ve got plenty of ideas for Father’s Day gifts…

Whether your father is an avid runner

or needs some encouragement to get

off the couch, aGarmin Forerunner

35 might give him extra motivation. It’s

£129.99 from www.very.co.uk.

Ooni Fyra portable wood-red outdoor

pizza oven, £249, www.cuckooland.com

Dad will love a

weekend relaxing in

a hammock, available

for £75 from Habitat.

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It’s easy to pick up chocolate

from the supermarket, but a

personalised bar is so much more

special. These luxury handmade

chocolates cost £3.50 to £15

from www.cocoas.co.uk.

Ahandcrafted, rellable pen will last for

years. If you’re on abudget, try the Wood

Wirkshop, which offers arange of wooden

and acrylic styles from just £12. See

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Youcan’t beat ahomemade gift. If

you’re stuck for ideas, why not try

making a:

Bath zzer Wearing gloves, mix 100g

of bicarbonate of soda, 50g of citric acid

and 25g of cornour. Keep stirring as

you pour in two tablespoons of olive

oil and around ten drops of essential

oil. Mix in afew drops of water. You

only need enough water to hold the dry

ingredients together. Press the mixture

into silicone moulds or ice cube trays

and allow it to dry for at least two hours.

Bird box This takes abit more work,

but can be achieved with aplank of

wood, ahammer, drill and some nails.

Search online for templates.

Mini herb garden If dad loves cooking,

you could create amini herb garden in

apot with plug plants from your local

garden centre.

Chocolates Chop acouple of large

bars into chunks and melt them in a

large bowl over apan of simmering

water. Spoon the chocolate into silicone

moulds, adding chopped nuts or

sprinkles rst.

(The above activities do need an adult to supervise.)

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What did the

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school?

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using biological controls? They workwell,

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Biological controls may sound high-tech,

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If vine weevils are the bane of your life there is a

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Youcan also get biological controls to get to

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When we treat ourselves,

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body lotion or expensive

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Shower gel might not seem

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Weleda’s (www.weleda.co.uk) new

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Delicious Artisan Gelato -

‘Italian Ice Cream’ made

daily on the premises.

Welcome to Bene Gelateria...

Greenacre Joinery is a Cheshire

based family run business with

Where over 40 anyears idea combined born Italy became reality in Frodsham!

experience, offering our

Following several holidays and many samples of Italy’s

services throughout the

legendary Gelato later, Aaron decided to bring this type of

northwest.

delicious Artisan Ice Cream to our local area.

It We is estimated specialisethat in bespoke there are only 20-30 true Italian Artisan

businesses joinery and operating building in the UK & we luckily have one!

services. Here at Greenacre

Joinery we are dedicated to To fulfil this dream, Aaron started out on his journey by

making our customer’s visions training in Manchester with the Antonelli brothers who

become a reality. We can bring are the 5th generation of ice cream makers, with an Italian

your ideas to life and create a heritage and experience that spans well over 100 years.

truly bespoke product to suit

So, what is Gelato and is it different to ice cream?

your individual needs.

Unlike ice cream, which is made predominantly from

cream, Gelato contains a higher proportion of whole milk,

which is lower in fat, has less sugar and therefore fewer

calories.

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Due to the milk content this also means that Gelato freezes

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Gelato is churned considerably slower than ice cream which prevents the addition of too much air,

thus producing a more dense consistency that is smooth, rich and creamy.

As there is less fat and air in Gelato the fl avours are SO much more intense - unlike most farm

branded ice creams that use preservatives, E numbers and fl avourings, masked behind high fat &

sugar contents. Plus, because of the warmer temperature of the product, it doesn’t freeze the taste

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So, why don’t we generally eat Gelato in the UK?

Due to the lack of preservatives, E numbers and artificial fl avourings Gelato needs to be eaten

within 3-4 days. This of course makes it very labour intensive and expensive to make, especially

when providing a choice of many different fl avours such as those available at Bene Gelateria.

Following his training, Aaron had to then decide

where to open his Gelato Bar and soon realised

that as Frodsham already has other successful

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There is also a variety of dipped cones to choose from and a fun Mickey Mouse design for the

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In addition to the amazing Gelato, Bene Gelateria offers deliciously hot luxury waffles, topped

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design your own. Choose your topping, the topping sauce and your choice

of delicious Gelato, then sit back and enjoy! There’s also the option of a

Waffle Sandwich and for smaller appetites, Waffle in a Cup.

Lavazza coffee is available and the Shakes and

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KEN LEACH

JOINERY

Why move when you can improve?

✓ ALL JOINERY WORK

✓ WINDOWS / DOORS / STAIRCASES

✓ LOFT CONVERSIONS

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✓ GREEN OAK PORCHES

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APPLEGATE & CO. ACCOUNTANTS LTD

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Are you a business looking for some great advice?

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Capital Gains Tax, Corporation Tax, Management Accounting, Payroll & VAT

“It’s easy to get behind with the accounts when you run your own business.

Applegate & Co. prepare my monthly accounts, act as credit control, chase my debts and

look after my VAT returns and they always do it with a smile.” Helsby to Hand.

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Latham Aerials

& Satellite

Digital Aerials supplied

and tted

• Digital aerial installation

• Satellite system installation

• Aerial and satellite repairs

• Moving home installation

• Wall mounted TV installation

• No call out charge

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Call

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Greenacre Joinery is a Cheshire

based family run business with

over 40 years combined

experience, offering our

services throughout the

northwest.

We specialise in bespoke

joinery and building

services. Here at Greenacre

Joinery we are dedicated to

making our customer’s visions

become a reality. We can bring

your ideas to life and create a

truly bespoke product to suit

your individual needs.

WE COVER ALL ASPECTS OF BESPOKE JOINERY

• CASEMENT WINDOWS

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• TIMBER DOORS

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• NEW BUILDS

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• GARAGE CONVERSIONS

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• GRP FLAT ROOFING SYSTEMS

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BB Construction

BRICKWORK SPECIALIST

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Grass cutting /hedge cutting /

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Regular or one off tidy ups

Insurance &Waste License:

CBL 259278

Call 07702 607 777

For aFREE no obligation quote

or email d.carthy121@gmail.com

Cheshire Turf and TopSoils

Solid oak reclaim railway sleepers

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Pine scaffold boards

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Oak Boards –All 2400mm or 8ft

200mm wide x50mm thick or

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Various plywood sheets available

Steel palisade fencing, reclaimed

Ready built with posts

All fencing steel and wood

TT

Odd’s nSod’s for the Garden

Bird tables, solid statues,

stone planters, plank planters

Large selection of reclaim cast

iron fireplaces and surrounds

Turf and Topsoils

Finest Cheshire cut turf

Sanded soils for lawn starters

Compost &composted soils

Grade 1&2soils

We will mix any soils you require

Hardwood chippings, mulch and

bark

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Mill Lane, Frodsham WA67JB

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Kelsall Windows

Quality at Affordable Prices

• Windows - category A fitted as standard

• Conservatories & Orangeries

• Doors - Composite, Bi-fold, Patio, French

• Oak Structures

• Re glazing / Fogged up units

• Tiled roofs

Choose from a range of styles, finishes

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Convert your Conservatory Roof

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CREATIVE DESIGN • GARDEN CONSTRUCTION

Our friendly professional tradesmen offer atop

quality service with 100% customer satisfaction.

Let us make yourlife easier!

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Proprietor: Duncan Gough

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Tel: 01928 751 449 Mob: 07801 284 723

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Chartered Accountants andManagementConsultants

Professional,Flexible, Friendly&AffordableService

We offer arange of services forsoletraders, partnerships andlimitedcompanies.

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Free initial consultation to discuss your requirements

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From hard flooring to plush carpets, we’ve got it covered!

Local, fa mily run business.

*** HOME SELECTION SERVICE ***

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With the vaccine rollout in full swing

and national lockdown measures

taking effect, the roadmap to normality

appears to be open.

However, for many of us who’ve been working

from home and keeping journeys local, our cars

might not be in the best condition when we want

to get back on the road.

Here are afew tips and checks to make sure

your car is in the best condition when normality

resumes.

Fluids

Leavingyour carfor along time is unlikely to affect

the uids too much, butit’salways worth checking

in case they werelow when youleft the car.

Check your oil by pulling out the dipstick (it has

ayellow top). Clean it, then dip it back in and

check the level.

Also check windscreen washer uid and coolant,

as well as topping your fuel tank to the very top.

Letting fuel run low can drag built-up dirt through

the fuel system.

Diesel particulate lter

If you drive adiesel car built since 2007 –and a

few before that –you’ll have adiesel particulate

lter (DPF). It’s designed to catch soot particles

to clean up emissions and burn them off when

the exhaust is hot.

However, ifthe system never gets hot enough,

soot can build up and block the lter, sotake

the car on alonger drive to let it get up to

temperature. However, ifthe DPF warning light

comes on and doesn’t go away after along drive,

you might need to visit agarage.

Brakes

Over time and without use, corrosion can build

on brake discs, which can cause issues if left

long-term.

Tyres

While your car is

parked up for long

periods, occasionally

roll it forwards and

backwards to prevent

at spots on the tyres.

Look for cuts, bulges and cracking as these

indicate oncoming failure. Check your tyre

pressures are in line with what the manufacturer

recommends. The gures for this are usually in

the manual or on the door pillar.

Battery

When acar is left stationary for along time, the

battery can drain, so it’s worth checking it has

enough charge to get going.

Go out to your car and try to turn it on at atime

when you don’t need to go somewhere, because

if there’s nolife in it then you’re not stranded.

If it works, go for a

fteen-minute drive

to keep the levels

topped up –otherwise

you’ll need jump

leads to get it going.

While driving to top

If you notice corrosion on the brakes, be careful up your charge, don’t

for awhile after you drive away. Don’t go too go too far from home

fast and brake earlier than normal, as braking in case it fails. If this

performance might be worse. After awhile the happens, you know

corrosion will be brushed off and the brakes will your battery needs to

be back to normal.

be replaced.

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Helsby MOT and Service Centre

Tel: 01928 898869

MOT’s

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Tyres

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Bring this voucher in and we’ll check your car over

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Valeting

Used Car Sales -

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Your local chartered accountants

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Freeno no obligation consultation, For all all your accountancy needs

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LOCAL FAMILY BUSINESS

Our Services Include:

Tree Removal

Stump Grinding

Crown Lifting

Dead Wooding

Hedge Cutting

Site or Garden Clearance

Emergency Tree Work

Protected Tree Applications

Crown Thinning

Tree Dismantling & Rigging

Crown Reductions

Man + Chipper Hire

Residential, Commercial & Recreational

Area tree survey & reports

FULLY QUALIFIED AND FULLY INSURED

Qualified

We also supply quality seasoned

hardwood logs and wood chip

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Email: info@frodshamtreesolutions.com

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Altered Book Titles

We’ve changed a letter in the titles of ten well

known novels, with updated descriptions to better

t in with these new titles.

Can you give these altered titles?

1. Novel by Alex Garland about a young

backpacker’s search for a legendary fruit

2. 1982 children’s novel about a vaccine used

against tuberculosis

3. Novel by John Buchan in which Richard

Hannay cooks a lot of food in liquid

4. Novel by Kazuo Ishiguro in which a butler has

some money left over from his salary

5. 2011 erotic romance novel about a large

number of bland-coloured garden tools

6. Novel by Paula Hawkins about a recovering

alcoholic who spends every day eating cereal

7. William Golding novel about a group of boys on

an island and their worship for a master of chips

8. Charles Dickens novel in which London and

Paris are exchanged for money

9. 1889 novel in which George, Harris and Jerome

have a holiday in a car’s storage compartment

10.2008 novel set in Panem, in which teenagers

compete to become good embracers

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GARDENS

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01606 631639 • 07876 761025

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• Regular garden maintenance

• Summer tidy-ups

• Landscaping

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• Hedge cutting & tree surgery

• Power washing

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Fully insured family run business

• Molly Mop

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Kelsall Roofline Ltd

Don’t let the winter into your roof, make your house leak

free right now with a FREE no obligation quotation.

• Soffits - Fascia - Guttering

• Dry Verge Systems to ends of tiles

• PVCu Cladding

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Before

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Rubber Roofing

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STEVEN BISHOP

Time Served

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&

DECORATOR

INTERNAL &EXTERNAL

TEL: 01928 731833

MOB: 07960 214260

LPW PLUMBING

SERVICES

Your Local EmergencyPlumber

• 24HOUR PLUMBING

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If you’ve decided to make home improvements

rather than move, remodelling your property

could be in your 2021 plans. Whether it’s an

extension or knocking down a wall to make a

barrier-free space, you’ll likely need more than

DIY skills to bring your dreams to life. As a rule,

you should plan twice, execute once, and for that

you’ll need to call the professionals.

Interior Designer

An interior designer will help you plan your living

space to suit your lifestyle, even coming up with

ideas that you’d never considered. This will save

you time and money when you engage other

professionals as you’ll have amuch clearer idea

of what you want and why.

Architect

An architect will focus mostly on the artistry and

design of your proposed changes and will bring

your ideas to life with architectural drawings.

They will know the construction industry’s

working methods and standards, and can

guide you through the complex procedures of

planning, building regulations and contractual

arrangements.

Architect/Planning Agent

The architect will handle the planning permission

process for you, either dealing with it themselves

or through aseparate agent.

Structural Engineer

An architect focuses more on the artistry and

design of the building, while a structural engineer

focuses more on the technical and structural

side. An engineer makes sure that the building is

functional and safe, and particularly if you need

bigger modications, this technical element is

essential.

Builder

All the services involved in preparing for the

work will cost, but the actual build itself is likely

to use the bulk of your budget. Sometimes the

designer orarchitect will be able to give you a

recommendation but whoever you use, ensure

you follow due diligence. The quality of the work

is important but, amongst other checks you

make, you will want to know that your builder is

reliable and open to discussing your ideas.

Note that is your responsibility to request an

itemised schedule of works and have aclear

process on how variations from that schedule

will be dealt with, including payments.

Project Manager

Project management is not as simple as

ordering materials and engaging the trades

yourself. There are many Health &Safety and

Construction Design &Management principles

that need to be adhered to. Your builder will

usually offer to project manage or you can

engage aseparate person.

Some changes to your property can be

done without planning permission (known as

‘Permitted Development’) but for most larger Keep arecord

alterations you will need to submit aplanning Finally, make sure you have contracts in place

application to your local authority. The architect/ as this protects all parties. Remember that as

planning agent will be your liaison with the the homeowner you are legally responsible for

council’s planners, and will assist you in

ensuring that all structural or alteration work

preparing the application, providing the council complies with building standards and, when

with relevant information, responding to raised you eventually sell your property, your buyer’s

concernsPlease and negotiating mentionany Helsby changes. to Hand when

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P.TURNER ROOFING

LOCAL ROOFER WITH 15 YEARS EXPERIENCE

NEW ROOFS AND REPAIRS

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• 30 Year Experience

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Vehicle repairs

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WE ARE

OFFICIALLY

‘A’ RATED

Great people to buy your

Windows & Conservatories from!

If you’re thinking about brightening up your home with

new windows or extending and increasing the value of

your property by adding a conservatory, our new guide

‘The Seven Costly and Potentially Disastrous Mistakes

People Make When Buying Conservatories and Windows’

will help you ensure you get exactly what you pay for.

Is this what’s on your mind?

After installing 104,400 double glazed units and 4,093

conservatories David says he knows what’s on your mind when

you’re considering buying windows and conservatories.

1. You don’t want to be pressured into buying – so we

don’t employ those high pressure salespeople that double

glazing companies have become infamous for. Instead, our

designers will work with you, at your own pace and help you

to maximise your budget and have complete peace of mind.

2. You worry about the safety of your money – so we don’t ask for

big up front payments. As a long established, financially stable

company, we’re not desperate to get our hands on your money.

3. You’re concerned about the mess that might be caused

– so we employ a ‘tidy up system’ and we clean as we go,

window by window, day by day.

4. You don’t want to be let down by missed start or

completion dates – so we employ one of the industries

top installation managers to manage our ten highly

experienced fitting teams, some of whom have now been

with us for over thirteen years.

5. And of course you want a fair price – our quotations speak

for themselves… see for yourself by phoning for a free

quotation or visiting our showroom for a no hassle browse.

Window and door

designs to capture

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NEW! Fairview’s tiled warm roof

Visit our award winning showrooms at... Knutsford Road, Warrington & Ditton Road, Widnes

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BUY NOW PAY 2022

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Fairview Windows Ltd is authorised and regulated by the

Financial Conduct Authority for consumer credit activities.

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Showrooms at:

Old Todd Building

Ditton Road, Widnes

0151 420 3164

645 Knutsford Road

Warrington

01925 234 400

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Develop Capability Ltd

Funeral Directors Elton & Helsby

Covering all local areas, and just minutes

from all addresses

* Independent family run firm, priding ourselves

on attention to detail, and personal service.

* Professional, Dignified Funeral Services at

Reasonable Prices

* Beautiful, tranquil funeral home with private

Chapels of Rest and free parking

* Religious or Non -Religious services

* Home visits always available

Cresswell House Funeral Home,

Ince Lane, Elton, CH2 4LU

For help or advice, please telephone

01928 72 63 64 any time day or night

www.funeraldirectorscheshire.co.uk

£2700 TRADITIONAL CREMATION INCL:

∙Hearse &one 7seat Limousine

∙Oak Coffin, 4Bearers and Experienced Funeral Director

in Attendance

∙Cremation Service at Blacon at Time of Your Choice

∙Doctors Statutory Cremation Forms (£164)

∙Religious Minister or Funeral Celebrant/Humanist to

officiate

∙30Full Colour Order of Service Leaflets

∙1xFloral Tribute for coffin top

∙Chapel of Rest Facilities (Weekdays 10.00am -4.00pm)

∙Collection of Cremated Remains or Scattered at

Crematorium

∙Charitable Donations Collected &Distributed

YOUR LOVED ONE IS OUR PRIORITY.OUR POLICY IS

TO GIVE YOU THE VERYBEST LEVEL OF SERVICE

AND FACILITIES AT AT THE THE MOST MOST ECONOMIC PRICE. PRICE.

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• Cyber Essentials Certification Body

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HOWARD

THE GUTTER MAN

RAIN ,SLEET OR SNOW ,GUTTERS MUST FLOW!

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FROM

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FROM

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&SEALED

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Puzzle Page

Wordwheel

Eachwordtobethree letters or more (butnoplurals), andall must contain the

central letter. There’satleast onewordwhichuses all of theletters.

Target: Excellent: 25 or more words Good: 20 words Fair: 16 words

E

V

O J

E

B T

I

C

3words

Pictogram

PARD

MON

Sudoku

4words

MANCHESTER CITY

V

EVERTON

3words

RATTLE

GRASS

STEP

ROPE

Thunder and Lightning

1. What is the name ofthe organisation

dedicated to saving human life that was

formed byJeff Tracy and his sons in the

TV show Thunderbirds?

2. Derived from aGerman word meaning

“lightning war”, what name was commonly

used by the British press to refer tothe

heavy air raids carried out byGermany

against Britain inthe Second World War?

3. The term “thunderbox” is used in

Australian slang torefer toawhat?

5. What type ofchocolate-covered, cream-

lled pastry item has aname that means

“lightning” inFrench?

6. In the National Lottery’s Thunderball

draw, what is the highest number that the

“Thunderball” number can be?

7. Which actor provides the voice

of Lightning McQueen inthe

Cars lm series?

8. Which play by William Shakespeare

opens with the line “When shall we three

meet again in thunder, lightning, or in

rain”?

9. In the 1980s lm and TVseries Blue

Thunder, what mode of transport is Blue

Thunder?

4. Which 1968 single features the lyrics “I

like smoke and lightning, heavy metal 10. In which sport was acompetitor owned

thunder”, which led tothe term “heavy

by the Queen renamed Sandringham

metal” being

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Across

1 Asore but sorted vandal (8)

5 Bivouac on American grounds (6)

9 Harvest fruit, then return (8)

10 Pal of abrute bearing right (6)

12 Ban enforced by crones (6)

13 Power-sharer in atwisted green cot (2-6)

15 Led Inca into another country (7)

16 Vile sort of malice (4)

20 Boy having nothing to fill (4)

21 Red spun round and rejected (7)

25 Old detective group dying (8)

26 Star with one consolation (6)

28 Red Sea parted and removed (6)

29 Alarm if Ibecome well-known (8)

30 Hustle to become adetective (6)

31 Rig that’s renovated directly (8)

Down

1 Lorries spun round and hit (6)

2 Boy initially, wet or smart (6)

3 Uppercut that’s excellent (3-5)

4 State of ahut after repairs (4)

6 Marine sent out for flyers (6)

7 First page and book to protect (8)

8 Dye tales amended calmly (8)

11 Metalworks from afund Roy set up (7)

14 Being inclined to come from along sip (7)

17 Stupid? This puzzle isn’t! (8)

18 Aircraft built from araw panel (8)

19 Girl who’s inacover spread (8)

22 Ripest sort of clergyman (6)

23 Agrind, but somehow getting bold (6)

24 Erects, but in away that isn’t easily seen (6)

27 Piece written about alure (4)

General

Knowledge

Cryptic Crossword

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

9 10

12 13

Across

3. Block of compressedmeat, sh or vegetable extract (5,4)

8. Call used three times by aTown Crier (4)

9. Less than average surge of the sea (4,4)

10. Meeting of spiritualists (6)

13. Tree also known as the mountain ash (5)

14. Leaves dried and prepared for smoking (7)

15. Temporary military shelter (3)

16. False hairpiece fashionable in the17th-18thcenturies(7)

17. Greta ___, lm star (1905-1990) (5)

21. Tree with sharp thorns (6)

22. Branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in

organisms (8)

23. British explorer of the Arctic and Antarctic (4)

24. Enquiry into the nances of aperson applying for

monetary aid (5,4)

Down

1. Person drafted into military service (9)

2. Activity of making things out of iron, steel, etc (9)

4. Ringworm (5)

5. Two-wheeled horse-drawn battle vehicle (7)

6. Metropolis (4)

7. External structure of avehicle (4)

11. Bird-frightening efgy (9)

12. Act of mass destruction and loss of life (9)

14. Towboat (3)

15. Register ofvictims to be eliminated (3,4)

18. Flying insects with aformidable sting (5)

19. French for ‘father’(4)

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Local choir abletosingagain after receivingfunding boostfromNationalLottery.

Frodsham based One VoiceCommunity Choirhas been awarded a£3,000 grantfromThe

National LotteryCommunityFund to help with itsrelaunch.

One Voicenow hopes to returntoweekly rehearsals from the 23rdJuneatMain Street

Community Church, Main Street, Frodsham at 7.15pm. Thechoir will be led by their new

highly experienced Musical Director,Joe Mann,who is known forhis involvementinthe

ChesterMysteryPlays and fringe productions.

The choir is open to everyone and allsinging abilities. Thereare no auditions required and

anyone interestedinjoining One Voiceshould either go alongtorehearsal or getintouch via

the choir’swebsitewww.onevoicecommunitychoir.orgoremail: onevoicewa6@gmail.com

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Live Theatre makes aComeback in

Frodsham!

As we all start to take afew tentative steps out

of lockdown, Frodsham Players are pleased to

announce that they are back in rehearsal (Covid

safe of course) for their next production.

An outdoor production, The Players will perform

Kenneth Grahame’s “The Wind in the Willows”.

Many will be familiar with the Alan Bennett

version of this classic tale, but this is anew

version by Mike Kenny. Toad Hall is “in need

of renovation” the Weasels are in occupation,

and favourite characters Ratty, Mole, Badger and

Toad, re-tell their previous adventures, with a

supporting cast of colourful characters.

Performances will be staged infront of Castle

Park House, Castle Park, Frodsham in the

evenings of July 7th -10th (7.30pm), with

additional matinees on Saturday 10th and Sunday

11th (2.30pm).

Frodsham Players present

The Wind in the

By Kenneth Grahame.

Willows

Adapted by Mike Kenny.

7 th –11 th July

By arrangement with Nick Hern Books

Tickets -£10 adult, £5children (under 4’s -free)

At –www.frodshamplayers.com or 07775211836

Outdoor performance.

On the lawn outside Castle Park House,

Frodsham.

Bring your own chairs, rugs, picnics...

Tickets (£10 adult, £5 children, under 4’s free) are available at www.frodshamplayers.com or

by calling the Box Office on: 07775 211836

Why not bring your picnic rug or picnic chairs, your refreshments, and join us for what

promises to be afresh look at amuch- loved story and support live, local theatre?

Weds –Sat

@7.30pm

Sat &Sun

@2.30pm

Friday 27th August Saturday 28th August Sunday 29th August

6pm -midnight 3pm -midnight 3pm -8pm

Tickets £5 per day

Large selection of Gins &Mixers

Prosecco

Full normal bar open

Hot Food

Live Music

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Thunder And Lightening Quiz

1. International Rescue

2. The Blitz

3. Toilet

4. BornToBeWild (by Steppenwolf)

5. Éclair

6. 14

7. OwenWilson

8. Macbeth

9. Helicopter

10. Pigeon racing

Hidato

Puzzle Solutions

Cryptic Crossword

Across: 1Saboteur,5Campus,

9Reappear,10Friend, 12 Censor,

13 Co-regent, 15 Iceland, 16 Evil,

20 Load, 21 Spurned, 25 Expiring,

26 Solace, 28 Erased, 29 Familiar,

30 Sleuth, 31 Straight.

Down: 1Struck, 2Brainy,3Top-notch,

4Utah, 6Airmen, 7Preserve,

8Sedately,11Foundry,14Sloping,

17 Clueless, 18 Warplane, 19 Veronica,

22 Priest, 23 Daring, 24 Secret, 27 Bait.

Word Ladder

(other solutions

may exist)

BUSH

bust

best

beet

feet

fret

free

TREE

General Knowledge Crossword

Across: 3Stock cube, 8Oyez,

9Neap tide, 10 Seance, 13 Rowan,

14 Tobacco, 15 Hut,16Periwig,

17 Garbo,21 Acacia, 22 Genetics,

23 Ross, 24 Means test.

Down: 1Conscript, 2Metalwork,

4Tinea, 5Chariot, 6City,7Body,

11 Scarecrow,12Holocaust,

14 Tug, 15 Hit list,18 Wasps,

19 Père, 20 Penn.

Codeword

Wordsearch Hidden Phrase

Life is uncertain,eat dessert first.Ernestine Ulmer

Altered Book Titles

1. The Peach (The Beach)

2. The BCG(TheBFG)

3. The Thirty-NineStews (The Thirty-Nine Steps)

4. The RemainsOfThe Pay(TheRemainsOfThe Day)

5. FiftySpades Of Grey (Fifty Shades Of Grey)

6. The Girl On The Grain (The Girl On The Train)

7. Lord Of The Fries (Lord Of The Flies)

8. ASale Of TwoCities (A Tale Of TwoCities)

9. Three Men In ABoot (Three MeanInABoat)

10. The Hugger Games (The Hunger Games)

Wordwheel

OBJECTIVE

Pictograms

1. BendOver Backwards

2. Life Goes On

3. Play The Fool

Sudoku

1 5 9 4 8 7 2 6 3

7 2 4 6 9 3 1 5 8

8 6 3 2 5 1 4 7 9

5 8 6 3 2 9 7 4 1

3 9 7 5 1 4 6 8 2

4 1 2 7 6 8 9 3 5

2 7 1 8 4 5 3 9 6

6 3 8 9 7 2 5 1 4

9 4 5 1 3 6 8 2 7

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Index of advertisers

Accountants / Taxation

agp 54

Applegate & Co. 42

KPD 48

Aerial Engineer/Sky TV

Latham Aerials 43

Alarms & Security

Complete Security Services (CSS) 29

Frodsham Electrical Services 38

Architecture / Design

Scott Architecture 60

Artisan Ice Cream

Bene Gelateria 38-39

Arts Centre

Castle Park Arts Centre 6

Baby Shop

Bunny and Bear 9

Beauty / Aesthetics

Skiin Sense 5

Builder /Joiner / Plastering

BB Construction 46

Greenacre Building Services 45

Greenacre Joinery 44

Ken Leach Building & Joinery 42

LPB Building & Roofing Ltd 22

Car Repairs /MOT

Helsby MOT & Service Centre 51

JK Bailey 20

JPW Body Repairs 62

O’Neill Dent Repair 18

Cleaning

Delamere Carpet Cleaning 7

Howard The Gutter Man 67

Molly Mop Cleaning 56

Roof Moss Removal Service 34

Zero Dry Time 33

Computing

Helsby PC’s 26

Cyber Security

Develop Capability Ltd 66

Electrician

Frodsham Electrical Services 36

KDE Ltd 19

Estate / Letting Agent

ORB Property Ltd 76

Financial / Mortgage Advisor

Aspire Wealth Management 42

Flooring

Kingsley Carpets 53

Northwest Floors Ltd 59

Rodgers Carpet & Flooring 49

The Little Carpet Shop 63

Fuel - coal, logs etc

Cheshire Turf & Top Ltd 46

Funeral Directors

DT Turner 10

Laurence Jones 66

Furnishings / Kitchen / Bathroom / Beds

A-Design Kitchen & Bathrooms 32

Curtains of Frodsham 52

Emmie B Interiors 15

Gallery Kitchens & Bathrooms 17

Hillarys - shutters, blinds, curtains 8

Kingsley Carpets - Beds 52

Matt Finish 10

NYK Kitchen, Bedroom, Mirror Doors 75

Panda Blinds 26

Unique Design Kitchen & Bathroom 41

Garage Doors

Garolla Roller Garage Doors 62

Pennine Garage Doors 66

Gardening / Turf / Soil

Alvanley Agricultural Services 40

Cheshire Turf & Topsoil Ltd 46

DC Gardens 46

Deblasio Industries Ltd 31

Decking Planters / Furniture 4

Frodsham Gardens 56

Frodsham Tree Solutions 55

Hillside Garden and Tree 36

Simon Walton 22

WOW - Design 48

Hairdressing / Barber

Carson Hair Co. 4

Headlines 18

Jingles Hair Salon 20

Health / Care / Therapy

Frodsham Chiropody/Podiatry Clinic 8

Frodsham Foot Clinic 28

Here 2 Hear 6

Hillcrest Care Home 16

Home Instead 37

Repose Sports Therapy 6

Jewellers

Les Harris 2

Locksmith

JL Locksmiths 36

Occasion Wear

Ellen Thomas Occasion 8

Odd Jobs / Property repairs

Cheshire Handyman 26

James Gribbin 40

The DIY Man 10

Total Home Solutions 48

Painter & Decorator

Roy Lamb 16

Steven Bishop 60

Pest Control

Target One Pest Solutions 66

Plumbing & Heating

JCL Plumbing Services 28

KDE Ltd 19

LPW Plumbing Services - 24 HR 60

Mikes Plumbing 34

Nuttall Heating & Plumbing Ltd 23

Power Of Attorney

Simply Lasting Power Of Attorney 20

Print Service

Design & Print Services 73

Removal Service / Storage

H & L Self Storage 58

Helsby House Clearance / Man & Van 16

Roofing

Allmighty Roofing 1

Altitude Roofing 32

Howard The Gutter Man 67

Kelsall Roofline Ltd 57

LPB Building & Roofing Ltd 22

P Turner Roofing 62

Roof Moss Removal Service 34

Sewing Studio / Haberdashery

Elizabeth Arnold 13

Sew Simple 12

Tiling

CB Tiling 34

Windows/Conservatories/Canopies 11

Fairview Windows 64-65

Kelsall Windows

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