Community News – December 19/January 20

Community News From Around Our Area

The 55th Flower Festival at Ansley Church

The 55th Flower Festival at Ansley Church took place over some of the hottest days of the summer, over the August Bank Holiday Weekend. Despite the heat the flowers held up well and the event was very well supported. […]

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Tom’s Column – December 19/January 20

From Gangsters To Divorce, Here’s your Festive Netflix Viewing…by Tom Beasley

It feels odd to be writing this in the first week of November, but Merry Christmas to all of you. By the time this magazine lands on your doormat, you will almost certainly be firmly ensconced in the season of mince pies, pigs in blankets – pending Brexit-induced shortages – and trying to remember the lyrics to the only Slade song anybody remembers. Sorry Noddy. […]

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Finance Article – December 19/January 20

Your Questions Answered by TaxAssist Accountants

Update: Reverse Charge for CIS

Question

I have seen that the deadline for Reverse Charge for CIS has changed, what do I do now? […]

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Recipe Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup – December 19/January 20

Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup

This soup is packed with flavour and makes a great winter-warming lunch served with crusty bread. […]

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Gardening: Plant Hunters Article – December 19/January 20

The Grass Isn’t Always Greener…by Martin Blow

I’m not a fan of lawns, although I do appreciate the dedication and effort it takes to create a green sward to be proud of. I much prefer ornamental grasses planted in my border for the year-round show they put on.

There are lots of different grasses to choose from. Most are easy to grow and well behaved but it is worth doing some research as there are some rampant invaders in the world of grasses! […]

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Pets Corner – December 19/January 20

Pretty Christmas Trimmings That Can Harm Your Pets

The glitz and glitter of Christmas is so pretty that it’s easy to forget the potential dangers of our festive trimmings, so here are some of the possible hazards that may threaten your pet at this time of year. […]

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Interiors Column – December 19/January 20

Traditional Christmas Style by Katherine Sorrell

Our top tips for festive decorating to create a warm and welcoming look.

A wreath on the front door

A front-door wreath provides a wonderful festive welcome. There is an enormous variety of ready-made wreaths to choose from, or make your own, using leaves, flowers and seed heads from the garden. […]

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Hypno Health Article – December 19/January 20

Hypno Health Weight Loss Programme

Do you want weight loss to be easy?
Have you been carrying extra weight around with you for too long and don’t know how to lose it?
Are you fed up with all the contradictory advice around weight loss?
Are you fed up with all the lose weight quick programmes?
Have you tried every fad diet going?
Are you tired of attending weight loss groups – losing weight and putting it all back on again?

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Health Column – December 19/January 20

Six Tips For A Healthy Winter by Alison Runham

The shorter, darker, colder, wetter days of winter can leave even the fittest and chirpiest people feeling run-down. To feel better through the winter: […]

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Style Column – December 19/January 20

Cosy Winter Style by Grace Parsons

We’ve finally hit that time of year where it’s time to dig out your favourite Christmas jumper and a classic fur coat, that is no doubt going to be a part of your daily wear until April next year. Winter can sometimes get people into a style rut, with the colder weather persuading people to swap style for warmth – here are just a few ideas that will help you make the most of your winter wardrobe whilst making sure you stay cosy at this time of year. […]

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