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Tuck into delicious dishes at new restaurant Stratus in Queensbury, find out how you can do your bit to help support Calderdale Women's Refuge, check out our tips for shopping local this Christmas and discover more about the Rotary Club of Brighouse and more in this month's magazine!

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Published by The Grapevine Magazine, 2020-11-02 06:29:25

The Grapevine Brighouse Issue 89 November 2020

Tuck into delicious dishes at new restaurant Stratus in Queensbury, find out how you can do your bit to help support Calderdale Women's Refuge, check out our tips for shopping local this Christmas and discover more about the Rotary Club of Brighouse and more in this month's magazine!

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November ‘20 Edition 89

Distributed to 10,000 homes
and businesses in Brighouse

Sharing the business community love FREE
Helping you to stay safe, healthy
and positive

Pop the kettle on and catch up on all things local . . . . .


Editor’s Note: Brighouse Edition

Well, at least we all had 10,000 homes and businesses in Bailiff Bridge,
an extra hour’s sleep last Clifton, Brighouse Central, Hove Edge, Rastrick,
month! However, we’re all Woodhouse & Fixby
facing a long, unpredictable
Winter ahead of us now. Calderdale Mothershare Charity Appeal 4
is potentially on the verge of going into Tier 3 Nostalgia – Clifton Common 7
restrictions (at the time of writing) and there’s
a general sense of ‘numbness’ to the changes, Rotary Club of Brighouse Christmas
restrictions and overall outlook. What will keep us Appeal 12-13
all stay positive and focused is reaching out to our
local community. We need to support each other Local Lockdown Treats 14-15
so much over the coming months - neighbours,
businesses, charities and groups – they need Brain Games – the ‘Bridge’ way 17
your support more than ever right now. Take a
look through the next few pages for ideas and Stratus – Dining Experience 18-19
inspiration for home improvements, dining out,
local lockdown treats and find out how you can Preventing ‘mascne’ 35
support a local, independent business. Your
decision to shop locally this Christmas could mean Now planning
that the doors of one of your fave local retailers our LOCAL XMAS
can remain open into 2021. Lots to read about
this month – enjoy the next few pages. GIFT GUIDE –
  get in touch to
Remember – we’re a local, independent magazine feature your
too. We’re here for readers and local businesses
and really appreciate AND need your ongoing business
support. Pick the phone up, email us or share
what we do on social media please….
Off to plan the December Christmas
editions next – you’ll find me amongst
the baubles.


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Nappy Appeal - Supporting the
Calderdale Women’s Refuge

Local appeal from Mothershare

Today marks the start of our nappy appeal to collect Nappies can be dropped off with us here at
nappies and wipes in support of the Calderdale Mothershare, Halifax. The lovely people at Sharma’s
Womens Refuge. We work closely with the refuge store on school Lane have a collection box. You can
which gives shelter and support to some of the most donate at Morrisons Elland by purchasing nappies or
vulnerable women and children in our community. wipes and then leaving them at Customer services
They do truly amazing work every day. The refuge (please make sure they know they are for us).
like most others in the country is full to capacity and
funding has been squeezed to breaking point. The If you are a business or group that would like a
refuge is in constant need of nappies and wipes. For collection box please email or call Carrie Greenbank
the next two weeks we are asking people to donate on 07383 440050
unopened packs of nappies ( any size or brand ) and [email protected]
wipes so that we can fill their cupboards and give
them one less thing to worry about.

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For help when you need it

The professional, friendly, and
affordable cleaning service in

We’re going green!
We now offer an eco-friendly option
Domestic & Light Commercial
Home help - ironing, laundry,
changing bed linen
Call to discuss and to book

07380 287664

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The Top of Clifton
Common in 1905
By Chris Helme

69-2020 – The location of this 1905 street at Clifton conducted on the principals of a private subscription
will be obvious to the locals but for those of you bowling green and club
who are not too familiar with the area. It was what
the locals in those days called Top O’ T’Common. Yes, the streetlight does stand in the middle of the
To translate for you younger readers it is the top of road just as a similar one did down by the Black
Clifton Common, looking from Towngate towards Kiln Horse public house. With the little shop across the
Fold. road in Kiln Fold and those small cottages behind the
lamp having been demolished, the same view today
The building on the right is the Armytage Arms, a is completely different. Even the Armytage Arms was
rather dour-looking property in those days. The given a facelift not long after this photograph was
big attraction at the Armytage Arms in the late taken and an even greater facelift many years later.
nineteenth century was the bowling green. Today,
it is the car park at the back of the property. The Today, the popular Armytage Arms trades under the
Clifton Bowling Green Club was formed in 1868 by Sizzling Pub brand name, which is part of the Mitchell
Charles Ramsden the licensee, whose family held the and Butler pub and restaurant chain.
licence for over fifty

When the green
was formed it was
open to the public,
but in 1875 some of
the players thought
it should become
a private green for
members only.

Following a meeting
held on April
10, 1875, it was
unanimously passed
that the Armytage
Arms Bowling
Green should be

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The Perfect
Gift for


The Halifax Gift Card is the perfect present for friends, family
and colleagues. The lucky recipient doesn’t need to redeem
the full value in one go and they can spread their spend by

using it for a delicious meal, some great new clothes,
a fabulous new haircut and much, much more.

Find out more at:

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We’re delighted to announce that our first care home in Greetland is now
accepting admissions and family visits. Completely renovated and 100%

modernised, Angelcare Residential Living is Calderdale’s only
all-inclusive fully private care home.

As you get older it gets harder to run your own home. Our All-Inclusive approach provides our residents
If you, or someone you love, is starting to struggle with no hidden or additional fees. These include
take a look around Angelcare Residential Living. everything from meals, haircuts, newspapers and any
Our Victorian mansion has just had a complete care you may require. We have rooms for long term
refurbishment to create luxury suites, there’s also a living and rooms for short stays for all ages of adults.
family stay over suite free for family & visitors.



If you’d like more information or to arrange a viewing for yourself or a loved one,

please contact us on 01422 419710 or email [email protected]

 | 116 Green Lane, West Vale, HX4 8BL 

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Brighouse Rotary is a Our club is committed to offering young people
community organisation opportunities to unlock their potential, develop their
dedicated to supporting leadership skills and broaden their horizons. We have
local, national and helped fund attendance at the World Scout Jamboree
international projects. We and supported World Challenges to Madagascar and
have an ongoing programme Morocco. We work closely with local schools through
of fundraising events and the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Scheme and the
volunteer our time and Pupil Recognition Prizes awarded to Secondary school
talents to offer practical help pupils in the Brighouse area.
Duncan Armitage at home and abroad.   We
Rotary President also enjoy many social From the annual charity quiz at Hove Edge Bowling
events including barbeques, Club to helping at the Brighouse Gala, we are always
film nights, meals out, international trips away, local looking for new fundraising ideas - please don’t
walks and much more (pandemic permitting!). hesitate to contact us if you have a project we can
help you with.
We currently meet on Monday evenings via zoom
(due to local restrictions). We would love to hear ROTARY FUNDRAISERS IN DECEMBER - The Tree
from anyone who enjoys being part of a team of Light at Sainsbury’s and a Christmas Poster
and would like to make a difference in their local competition (in place of the Santa Float) - see details
community. below.

You can contact us at:-
Tel: 07747627877
Rotary Club of Brighouse

Competition time! (age 12 and under)


Visit for full details

T The Project Local Santa Float
cannot go ahead this year due to

Upload a photo of your poster to: pandemic restrictions. Please save
your pennies and donate online if
by December 11th possible at
For a chance to win one of three
fantastic festive prizes!
All proceeds go to local charities.
Free to enter We look forward to seeing you next

year on the float!

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Tree of Light Appeal

The Brighouse Rotary Club’s Tree of Light
Appeal returns this year and will be located
at Sainsbury’s. Members of the community
can remember a loved one by sponsoring a
light for the tree (£5). Please visit:
where you can purchase a light and leave a
message of remembrance.

Alternatively you can fill in the coupon
below and return to Sainsbury’s Customer
Service Desk in Brighouse with your £5

Thank you for your support - all money
raised will go to Parkinson’s UK Halifax and
District Branch.

ROTARY CLUB OF BRIGHOUSE | | tel: 07747627877

This coupon is available to print out from the Tree of Light website or you can pick up one up from the

Customer Service Desk in Sainsbury’s Brighouse. !


Name of person or cause to be remembered Total enclosed £
Number of lights required

Your name
Email (optional)

Your message of remembrance (optional)

I would like my message to be displayed on the Tree of Light Website - YES NO
Please return completed form in an envelope with your £5 donation to Sainsbury’s Customer Service Desk in
the Brighouse Store.

All proceeds to Parkinson’s UK
(Halifax & District Branch)

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Local Lockdown Treats

We all need a local treat – especially at the moment – here’s a highlight and a
few ideas of what delights are available locally this month

Goodkarma Pop Up
These folks are teaming up with their good mates  Take a look at their new socially distanced
@homeboypizzaco  upstairs lounge.
@cansecco_uk and  New cocktails and whisky menu, craft ales,
@magicrockbrewing  wines, soft drinks, dedicated menu
on Saturday the 7th (see website) and good times.
of November to bring
somethin’ a lil’ different
to Brighouse Bangin’ Crafty Fox
brewskis and sourdough 22 new beers just
slangin’. What more could delivered to the
you ask for?! bar. Also available
to order to collect
goodkarmacoffeehouse or for delivery
from their website. 
Rex Cinema, Elland
This little gem of a place is back open – film listings  
below for November. Check out their website and

social media to keep up to date with what’s on –
pre-booking required. Support them as much as you

can – they need us! Book at
Capacity is obviously far less – so early booking
needed. Enjoy a film in a safe, familiar environment
and help an amazing little cinema stay in business.

Brighouse Books
Cars, Trains, Ships & Planes- An
encyclopedia of vehicles with
over 1,000 images - £7.99


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Masterclass Kitchens
Kitchens are the heart of the home
– create a warm, traditional shaker

kitchen with help from this classy
kitchen company based in Brighouse

Harveys of Halifax
Fellas can step out stylishly in these Clarks
originals, Wallabee, Wallabee boot, Desert,
and Desert boots all to be found in Harveys
menswear department.

House of 925
Love this lovely outfit combo, looks

great with the crossbody bag
These come in various patterns
and colours, lots of other fashion

inspiration available online.

Goodkarmacoffee Winter wonderland at
That’s right, they’re not Beautissimo Spa
only offering pies, cups and Stunning local spa, based just
brownies. They’ve broadened off Ainley Top, are offering
their horizons and added a their winter wonderland
few special guests. Biscoff and package again.
Bueno Donuts. You may have Available 1st October to 30th
to move fast though, we expect November 7 days a week
that these babies may sell out quickly! Step inside and forget all
things ‘lockdown’ for a
goodkarmacoffeehouse moment.

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Award winning Home Care in
Calderdale and Kirklees

Our award-winning services range from companionship
and personal care through to supporting those with

complex medical conditions. The length of service can
be tailored from 1 hour visits to 24/7 live in care

Unit 25, Queens Square Business Park, Honley HD9 6QZ | 01484 521712|| [email protected]

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Brain games do not improve ‘brain
health’ but playing Bridge does
Global Council on Brain Health recommends that people incorporate mentally engaging activities
into their lifestyles, as they can help people to maintain their thinking skills as they age

A new report by world-leading experts says the and we know there is certainly a lot of fear around
evidence for the long-term brain health benefits this happening”.
of what most people consider “brain games” is
currently weak to non-existent. “But decline is not inevitable, and there are plenty
of activities such as Bridge that we could start today
If people play a “brain game,” they may get better that can provide benefits for brain health. 
at that game, but this does not improve people’s
everyday thinking abilities. “Even though it’s never too late to learn something
new,  the younger you start challenging yourself with
The good news is that the evidence suggests that mentally stimulating activities, the better your brain
other mentally engaging activities can help keep our function will be as you age.”
brains sharp as we age. These include playing Bridge,
learning a language, playing with the grandchildren You could start to learn to play Bridge here locally in
or gardening. It is important however to participate Brighouse. There is a thriving Bridge Club that would
in mentally-stimulating activities that include social welcome you.
engagement which Bridge also provides.
Improve your Brain Health, learn to play Bridge.
Age UK’s Chief Scientist James Goodwin says: “Many
people think that all thinking skills decline with age, Jo Brook - Chair Brighouse Bridge Club

[email protected]

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A very fine dining
experience at Stratus

Let’s face it – if you’re going to make the effort Fish Finger Sandwich;
at the moment to go ‘out out’ then it needs to Bread and Butter – monkfish
be worth it. ravioli, bread sauce espumo,
butter sauce
New restaurant Stratus in Queensbury is a full Pumpkin – pumpkin, crème
evening out dining experience that will have fraiche, crisp
you truly gasping at the taste, quality and Anthracite – charcoal, honey
presentation of each and every course. roast cod cheek, puffed
  battered mussel, sea spaghetti
Owner and restauranteur Lee Marshall grew up Pork Rib – BBQ pork rib, torched broccoli, buttermilk
in Hipperholme and his passion for food and hush puppies, pickled mouli, cured egg yolk,
cooking came from his mother, who was a whizz coriander
at pastry.  After training at some of Cornwall’s Pear and Chocolate – poached pear, chocolate
most celebrated restaurants, he decided (with ganache, rum, puff pastry
his parents) to set up The Royal Oak in Ambler Snap, Crackle and Pop – cereal milk ice cream, black
Thorn, Queensbury which fast became a culinary hot bean chimichuri, milk crisp
spot.  From there – Lee built some of the area’s most If, by some miracle, you have room (and a belt notch
iconic restaurants with his culinary flare including La remaining!) – you can opt for an additional Cheese
Cachette – Elland, The Rock – Holywell Green and course which includes a selection of cheeses from
The House, Scholes. Lee’s biggest success was The around the British Isles and France
Design House at Dean Clough which earned many  The timing between each dish being served is perfect
accolades including a 3 AA Rosette Award Restaurant – you can relax, chat and enjoy the atmosphere with
of the Year (Yorkshire Life). the knowledge that you have another dish of wonder
  being lovingly prepared by Lee in the kitchen. 
The recent opening of Lee’s new restaurant Stratus  “Over the years of serving tasting menus, we feel
is a true family affair with support from wife Tammy, we have managed to get the balance right between
his 3 daughters and son and his brother Paul. With flavours, seasons and innovative dishes,” Lee told
Stratus – Lee can now focus on his love of serving the us, “But most of all – the portion size.  What makes
fine dining experience to the people of Halifax (and me happy is that everyone is leaving Stratus feeling
beyond!) full, content and having had a really unique wining
and dining experience.  This is our first menu post
The interior is stunning – warm, light, inviting and opening and we will be updating it once again in
intimate.  Small enough to feel informal yet designed January 2021 – when we’ll all be pleased to bring in a
and laid out in a way to help diners feel safe to enjoy brand new year!”
a much-needed night out in the current climate.
  Brighouse Road, Q ueensbury, B D13 1FF 0 1422 552015
Each day the produce is delivered and prepared Stratusfinedining
The menu is a Multi Course Dinner Menu with the  
additional option of adding a Wine Flight – where
an appropriate wine for each particular dish can be
Each and every one of the courses is a true spectacle
Stratus Cloud – potato, spinach air, truffle, petrichor
Cheese and Onion – caramelised onion soup, cheese

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Local HomecareLifestyle&Leisure
Local homecare was
developed to prove that staff will have passed “The mum test” in that they
people from all walks can demonstrate the care they deliver would be
of life should be able good enough for their own mum.
to access the highest The experienced leadership team offer constant
standard of care in their support, and this is not only for clients and staff,
later years. but it is extended to family and friends of loved
After successfully ones. We openly engage and will not only seek to
opening a branch in hear what we do well but also what we could do to
Leeds 3 years ago – we improve.
saw the difference the The packages of care we can offer vary from 24-
care we delivered made
in people’s everyday hour live-in packages, personal care and
life. We realised that medication assistance, social calls to
in the areas local to domestic and shopping calls. These are
Elland - there was the all tailored to your exacting needs and will
opportunity to offer always be delivered to the highest standard.
a higher standard of If you or a loved one feel this is something
care than is currently you could benefit from please call one of
available. We are proud our friendly team on 01422 887185 or call
to have become a into the office to meet the team personally.
member of the local community having opened our See our advert on the back page
new premises at 73 Southgate in the heart of the 73 Southgate, Elland HX5 0DQ
town. 01422 887185
Our service is planned and delivered with the client’s [email protected]
needs and wishes at the forefront of everything we
do. As care needs change, so does the way in which
we deliver constantly adapting and making sure that
all needs are met in a safe and effective manner.
All our staff are recruited from the local areas and
have experience of caring in a variety of settings. All

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1. Visit us in store for a safe shopping experience.
2. Call or email us and we will bring your shopping to you:

01422 331188 | [email protected]
3. Browse our online store:

NEW LOOK Restaurant open daily for breakfast, lunch and afternoon teas.

Main Store: Commercial Street, Halifax, HX1 1LJ Tel: 01422 331188
The Piece Hall: The Piece Hall, Halifax, HX1 1RE Tel: 01422 414444
Shop online at    

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Harrington Family Law

Brighouse and Cleckheaton Solicitors Harrington Q- I have agreed the sale of the house with my ex.
Family Law continue to go from strength to strength Do I need a court order?
with two new lawyers joining directors Sarah Khanna
and Victoria Harrington in recent weeks to offer an A financial settlement order in divorce proceedings
unrivalled legal service to their clients. is always advisable. Only with such an order can no
such further claims be brought, even years down the
Linda Sandford and James Skinner bring a wealth line. For example if you receive an inheritance in the
of experience and knowledge of family law to the future or if your career blossoms and you earn more
practice. Between them, they have over 30 years money. One of these orders is just as important as
in the profession looking after the interests of the Decree Absolute.
clients going through relationship breakdowns,
negotiating often complex financial settlements and Q- My ex wants to go back to Slovakia taking my 3
arrangements for children. year old with her. Can I stop her?

You can contact Sarah, Victoria, James or Linda using If you oppose this you will have to apply to the
their email address below. court for an order to prevent your daughter being
removed from the jurisdiction. It would be difficult
[email protected] to stop your ex wife if she can show that she has
[email protected] family and a job to go to and her housing needs are
[email protected] met. However, you must also make sure that there
[email protected] are proper arrangements in place to allow to spend
time with your daughter. It would be advisable to
Q-Can I apply for a no-fault divorce? speak to a Slovak lawyer as well to see what your
rights are.
A-Not at the moment. The bill received royal
assent in June. But the government has delayed its 19 Bradford Road, Brighouse HD6 1RW
introduction to autumn next year. T: 01484 810210

Linda Sarah James

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Harrington Family Law is a specialist legal practice. We deal only in issues of family
law such as marriage, cohabitation and civil partnership breakdown.

We provide constructive advice and sensitive representation on matters of divorce and
family breakdown during this traumatic period in
our client’s lives.

We provide advice and solicitor representation at both our Cleckheaton and
Brighouse offices for the following aspects of Family Law:

Civil partnership dissolution (sometimes termed civil partnership divorce)
Financial settlements and/or representation at court to resolve financial arrangements

after the breakdown of marriages or civil partnerships
Child care and child custody issues involving contact, residence, disputes generally and

parental responsibility of children
Cohabitation disputes
Domestic violence

At Harrington Family Law we offer a prompt and dedicated service. Our clients are
busy people with competing demands on their time and so we offer appointments at

a time to suit the individual client.

We are very happy to welcome you to Harrington Family Law and will do our

best to ensure your safety and wellbeing while you are in our offices.
We are also taking steps to ensure that our staff are safe and we minimise any

risk of transmission.


Book an advice session, for when you just need initial advice about a family issue,
for a fixed fee of £80.00 + VAT.

Know the options for your particular situation so you can make an informed
decision. There is no obligation to instruct us after this.

Telephone: 01484 810210
19 Bradford Road, Brighouse HD6 1RW

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By The Gram

By The Gram is a local zero-waste shop situated in
the shopping village at Kershaws Garden Centre.
Established in 2019 we have been on a mission to
bring a more eco way of shopping to Brighouse and
the surrounding areas.

As a bulk zero-waste shop, all of our stock is either
loose, so you can by as much or as little as you
like, or if an item is individually packaged then
this is completely recyclable, such as glass jars or
cardboard packaging.

We offer a wide range of food Currently we have the By The
items from your standard kitchen Gram Christmas Cake Pack in
cupboard staples, such as rice, store. A ready weighed pack with
pasta, lentils, flour, cereals, herbs all the ingredients you need to
and spices. To more speciality make a beautiful Christmas Cake.
items, such as, Ancient wheat The recipe and instructions are
pasta’s, Gluten Free pasta and also included. We will have these
Flours. Single Origin Coffee Beans on sale until the Saturday 7th
and Organic loose-leaf Teas. December.
Infused Oils and Organic Vinegars.

We also offer a wide range of refill liquids such as, Our aim is to offer the customer a full shopping
shampoo, conditioner and bodywash, to cleaning experience without the plastic packaging. The
and household refills. benefits of buying just what you need and what you
We stock a range of personal care items from can comfortably store in your cupboards is immense.
independent suppliers, soaps, toothbrushes, You can keep track of your own food levels without
toothpaste, Body Butters, Face Creams and Beard any waste packets getting lost in the backs of your
Oils. pantry.
As we are now entering a new and exciting chapter, From the 3rd November we will also be offering a
with the expansion of our shop we are looking loyalty scheme. Every time you spend over £20.00
forward to stocking new products and new lines in you get a stamp on your card. 5 stamps, and you get
the coming months. 10% off your next purchase. So don’t forget to sign
up when you are next in store.

For more information please go to our website, or our
Facebook and Instagram page at @bythegramuk

We look forward to welcoming you into our newly expanded shop.

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Business, Finance & Technology

Business Owner
Finance Q & A’s
Introducing our new partners….
Introducing….Ifat Jhugroo

Sleigh & Story is now a 4 Partner Practice! Along individuals and businesses, and announcing the launch
with Peter Sleigh & Debbie Story we are pleased to of a new Job Support Scheme.
welcome Ifat Jhugroo and Jonny Stead as Partners. Key points of the statement include:
Here’s some information about Ifat….

Ifat came to us from a local firm of accountants. She - the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) ended
attained an undergraduate degree and a masters as planned on 31 October 2020;
degree from Bradford University after studying - the new Job Support Scheme provides funding for
Accounting, Finance and Management. She qualified employers who are able to retain employees but on
in 2016. She is a valuable asset to the company, shorter hours. The scheme will initially run for six
offering knowledgeable advice to her extensive months from November;
portfolio of clients. Her practical approach to - taxpayers will be given more flexibility over payment
problems is second to none. Ifat offers advice and of VAT and personal tax bills. Deferred VAT may be
allows clients to manage their business doing what spread over 11 instalments, whilst self-assessment
they do best, leaving the technicalities of accounting, tax due on 31 January 2021 may be spread over 12
number crunching and taxation to ourselves. Ifat has interest-free payments; and
a great wealth of knowledge and the ability to apply - the repayment terms of bounce back loans and other
this to any given situation is first class. She is a go-to coronavirus support loans are to be extended to help
as a font of knowledge within the business. Debbie businesses with cashflow. In particular, a new Pay As
Story said “We are thrilled to welcome Ifat as a Partner You Grow scheme will allow businesses with bounce
here at Sleigh & Story. Since she arrived she has back loans to extend the term of the loan from six to
been integral in developing the firm to embrace the 10 years.
significant changes that have resulted from Making Tax
Digital and staff within Sleigh & Story.” With regard to the news that taxpayers can pay
Q: My mother gave my daughter £5,000 on 1 May deferred VAT and self-assessment liabilities in
2016. She had not made any other gifts in previous instalments, it should be noted that unlike with
years. Unfortunately my mother passed away on 1 the original deferments, instalment plans are not
September 2020. How much of the gift she gave to automatic and must be applied for. For VAT, the
her granddaughter is chargeable to inheritance tax? Government has confirmed that an ‘opt-in’ process
A: Since your mother did not make any other gifts, will be in place by early 2021. For self-assessment,
the gift she made to your daughter will be covered taxpayers can either use HMRC’s self-service time-
by inheritance tax annual exemptions - £3,000 for to-pay facility or contact HMRC’s Time to Pay Self-
2016/17 plus her unused exemption brought forward Assessment helpline on 0300 200 3822.
from 2015/16 (£3,000 available).
Q: What are the latest government support plans for The support for businesses during coronavirus
businesses over winter to help us survive this period (COVID-19) is constantly changing. For the latest
of uncertainty? information go to
A: Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled the collections/financial-support-for-businesses-during-
Government’s winter economy plan, providing an coronavirus-covid-19
update on current coronavirus support measures for
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What can you do with
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Signage and Window Graphics:

Your entrance is the first thing your customers and
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9 ways to prevent Face Mask
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face, use a mild, fragrance-free cleanser and follow irritate your skin. Wearing a mask for even a short
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includes; Ceramides, Hyaluronic acid, Dimethicone inside layer that rests against your skin.
(which can also create a barrier that helps reduce
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Normal or combination skin: Lotion rests against your skin. These are more
Dry to very dry skin: Cream likely to irritate your skin and cause
If you have acne or tend to breakouts. 
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The best apps for saving money

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Homes & Interiors

EST. 1989

Kitchens | Bedrooms | En-suites

We’re open! Call us to book your one to one appointment
Home visits available Strict social distancing measures in place


Family run business celebrating 31 Home consultations & Free design service

successful years

Studio located in Mirfield Your project fully managed from start to finish

Very competitively priced

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now being
taken for
Jan 2021

We love our new kitchen. Thank you to Mark and Mark and Lesley are a
Mark and Lesley were Lesley for guiding us fantastic team who offered
really helpful from the very through the design of our great ideas and advise.
start and guided us through new kitchen and dining The whole process of
the process of selecting the room. Your assistance in ripping out our old kitchen
best options for our kitchen. selection of colours of and installing our new one
The actual fitting was cabinets, glass splash- went like a dream. We are
extremely painless and backs, flooring, stonework, highly delighted with our
everything was done very tops and selection of new kitchen and wouldn't
professionally and kitchen equipment was hesitate to recommend
efficiently. Would definitely excellent. Your dedication Town Kitchens.
recommend! to your customers’ Deborah White
Richard Broome requirements are second to
none and the final result Contact us for our
Read more of our shows the evidence of this
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Negas - experience, product
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Negas has been established over 15 years and pride “As a company - we work closely with only the
themselves on offering a wide choice of boiler main leading trusted brands, this is to ensure
solutions and service options. that all appliances should be trouble-free, as our
customers should expect,” said Paul, “We are proud
Run by Paul and Julie Wainwright - they have an to be Worcester Bosch approved installers, which
excellent local reputation and provide a full boiler allows us to give our customers the benefits such as
supply, install and follow-up care service. long extended guarantees which include parts and
“We are able to deal with a range of different jobs
from installation to repair and service contracts,” said Their central heating systems are individually sized
Julie, “Our engineers have extensive experience in for each own requirements; the quote is always
the gas industry and are all apprentice trained. We carried out by a qualified experienced engineer. The
are confident you will like our service.” quote is free and Negas provide advice and support
on the best system for your home and the best
The staff at Negas have a wealth of experience in all service and boiler after care package. All of their
areas, from sales to technical skills and the manager engineers attend regular manufacturers training days
insists on an ongoing training programme which which enable us to provide comprehensive cover.
includes manufactures training courses.

“When you book in a service you
get a confirmation text of the
date and on the day of the service
you get a text when the engineer
is on route,” said Julie, “Unlike
most installers we also carry out
repairs to all domestic natural gas
appliances. Our company policy
is you only pay when the job is

All repairs are fully guaranteed for
12 months after, and carried out
by the Negas in house engineers
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Fireworks Phobia their enclosure could be covered by a blanket
for extra insulation and soundproofing. If you
If your pet becomes really distressed during are planning to bring them indoors just before
bonfire season, it could be that they have the fireworks are likely to start, then introduce
‘firework phobia’. this a week or two in advance.
RSPCA animal behaviour expert Dr Samantha Finally if you are using fireworks yourself, try
Gaines says: “Firework phobia in pets is a to stick to traditional celebration dates like
treatable condition and we recommend planning Bonfire Night, when most animal owners will
ahead to help your pet cope. For example, if be expecting fireworks and will hopefully have
your dog really seems to suffer, your vet may made preparations to help their animals cope.
suggest referral to a clinical animal behaviourist
to teach him/her to deal with the sounds, or
suggest the use of diffusers which disperse
calming chemicals into the room.”
It is also a good idea to provide your dog with
a safe haven – perhaps under some furniture
or in a cupboard – and it is best to get them
used to this before the season starts. Choose
somewhere quiet and help him to learn that
being there is positive and that no harm will
come to him. You can do this by giving him toys
or a variety of chew toys.
Small animals that live outside should have lots
of extra bedding so they can burrow. Some of

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HanNew&WPorrokcinegduProelsiciesg + PPE Are you thinking
about a new
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installation we can help you:

• Make your dream bath or shower room a reality
• Provide a relaxing space to escape & unwind
• Add value to an existing home
• Modernise a tired design
• Make a new property feel like your home

Book your free design appointment & quote: Visit our Mirfield Concession
Online: Showroom for Inspiration & Advice:
Call: 01924 480571
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