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Published by The Grapevine Magazine, 2019-01-29 05:43:17

The Grapevine Brighouse Issue 73 February 2019

Brighouse Issue 73

Keywords: The Grapevine,Brighouse,West Yorkshire,local,community



Issue 73 Feb ‘19

Your community magazine - connecting
local people to local businesses

Local Defibrillator Fundraising

Trustees wanted at Overgate Hospice

Community News & Events

Distributed to 9,500 homes and businesses every month throughout Brighouse including
Bailiff Bridge, Clifton, Hove Edge, Rastrick, Woodhouse, Fixby

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Editor’s Note:LiofecsatlyCleh&risLtmeisausrGeuide Property
Welcome to the February Edition!
As the Winter nights draw in and the snow threatens
toarrive, we’ve put together our February edition
with plenty to read inside and a jam packed spread of
Community News at the back of the publications.
Local Emergency Care Assistant Damian is trying to
raise funds to install a defibrillator for Hove Edge.
Raffle tickets are available from Damian and any
donations to add to the growing pile of amazing
prizes are appreciated. To read more and to find
out how you can help, go to the Lifestyle & Leisure
In other news, Brodstock 2019 have announced that
tickets go on sale on the 16th March and are
exclusively available from OldBrods rugby club.
Doors will open at 10:30am. Visit Brodstock’s
Facebook page for more information.
Until March,

Jenny & Helen Holdsworth


Now taking bookings for
March ‘19 onwards,
contact Jenny by email:
[email protected]
or call 07469 234199

No part of this publication may be copied, partly copied or
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Food & Drink Vegetable Curry

A warming winter dish

This easy veggie curry is perfect as the colder nights adding the cauliflower and cooking for a further 2
draw in and is a healthy, quick one-pot meal for the minutes. Drain and set aside.
family. This recipe serves 3.
Heat the 3tbsp of oil in a frying pan, adding the onion
Ingredients: and cooking and stirring regularly until well softened
2 medium potatoes (peeled & cut into small chunks) and browned. Add the curry powder and cook for 30
1 large carrot (peeled & sliced) seconds more.
½ cauliflower (cut into small florets)
3tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil Add tomatoes to the onions and cook for 3 minutes,
1 large onion (grated or finely chopped) continuing stirring. Add stock and bring to a gentle
1tbsp medium or hot curry powder (depending of simmer.
1 tin of chopped tomatoes (227g) Add the vegetables and peas/spinach and simmer
100g frozen peas, a couple of handfuls of spinach gently for 5 minutes. If the sauce thickens too much,
or both add a little water.
300ml of veg or chicken stock
Ready to serve! Goes well with yoghurt and mango
Method: chutney.
Bring a half-filled saucepan of water with potatoes
and carrots to the boil and cook for 8 minutes,

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Food & Drink

Launching this February...

Feel the heat and admire the botanicals at Halifax’s new Potting Shed and FIREPIT!

Prepare to sweep away the cocktails in plant pot-inspired 1.5m. For those keen to get in
winter cobwebs on Friday 8th vessels, in front of a backdrop of the thick of the action, FIREPIT
February with the launch of sweet aromas and beautiful flora has its own shuffleboard, dart
Halifax’s newest food and drink and fauna. The food menu serves boards and pool tables to add
venue - containing The Potting up light bites, loaded pizzas, competitive spice to a night on
Shed Bar and Gardens and burgers, salads and a choice the town.
FIREPIT Smokehouse. of Sunday roasts, alongside a The impending launch of this
Situated on Fountain Street in the drinks menu bursting with classic latest venue is an exciting
centre of Halifax, this new venue cocktails, white, red and rosé prospect for Potting Shed and
will house both bar chains under wines, prosecco and real ales. FIREPIT’s Head of Marketing
one roof - with each offering FIREPIT whets the taste buds and Promotions, Isaac Mayne,
distinctly unique vibes to suit any with a combination of fresh and he’s eager to see both bars
occasion. Potting Shed will also smokehouse food and live sport. open their doors on Friday 8th
benefit from its own stunning With its prime cuts of meat, February - “Interest has been
rooftop garden - perfect for lovingly cooked on a wood- incredibly high from the public
soaking up the sun in the warmer fuelled grill and smoker, visitors and we’ve already received a
months. can revel in delicious BBQ feasts high number of bookings to
Both Potting Shed and FIREPIT that put real fire in the belly. attend the opening night,”
have a host of popular sites Tasty steaks, ribs, burgers and “There’s nowhere like this in
situated across the country hotdogs are complemented by Halifax at the moment,” says
- including Leeds, Beverley bottled beers and ciders, craft Isaac. “This venue benefits from
and Guiseley. This on-trend beers and ales, wines, spirits, hot the contrasting vibes of Potting
destination for all things food and soft drinks. Shed’s botanical charm, and
and drink promises to set the Sport takes centre stage at FIREPIT’s smokehouse food and
senses reeling with its mix of FIREPIT, with big matches from live sport. It means that the two
bright botanicals and sumptuous the world of football, boxing, bars work together perfectly -
smokehouse classics. rugby and more, screened live offering very unique experiences
The Potting Shed Bar and throughout the year on an indoor within close proximity and adding
Gardens serves up popular HD LED wall measuring 3m x variety to any day or night out.”

To find out more about Halifax’s new Potting Shed, including how to book a table,
visit To read more about FIREPIT, visit
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Health, Beauty & Wellbeing
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Health, Beauty & Wellbeing

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Health, Beauty & Wellbeing
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Lifestyle & Leisure

Nominate an outstanding  CATEGORIES 
person or business for a
Best of Brighouse Award! BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
2019 marks the first year of the Best of Brighouse
Awards. We’ll be celebrating the very best of Brighouse TEACHER OF THE YEAR
on the 23rd May 2019 at Brighouse Sports Club. CHARITY OF THE YEAR
These awards provide an opportunity for you to
either showcase your business, shout about your ENVIRONMENTAL
achievements or give commendations to someone BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
in your community who you feel is deserving of UNSUNG HERO AWARD
recognition. Organised by the people of Brighouse, STUDENT OF THE YEAR
we know how many champions there are in our town APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR
and we’re looking forward to recognising them at our BEST FOR BRIGHOUSE

Not only will we be giving back to exemplary figures  MAIN SPONSORS 
of Brighouse on the night, but we will be fundraising
for fantastic local initiatives to help those in our
community who need it the most. With prizes up for
grabs, live entertainment and a chance to give back, it’s
a night you won’t want to miss.

Visit to find out more TOWN HALL DENTAL
about the awards and to make your nomination
for a person or business. BR IGHOUSE

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Lifestyle & Leisure

Sheridan Smith & Long Term Care

By Geoff Petherbridge of Bridge Wills

In December 2018 Sheridan Smith appeared in a Any transfer of your assets such as your home, cash
moving BBC drama called CARE, which is a drama or investments to others to avoid payment of Care
about her mother suffering a Stroke and then being Fees is ‘deliberate deprivation’ and is more likely to
diagnosed with Dementia. be caught in any means testing when it comes to
Smith’s mother assisted her daughter with child needing Care.
care to make ends meet. What followed in that What you can legitimately try to plan for is that you
drama were the difficulties for Smith to manage avoid all your assets being owned by one individual
her mother’s affairs after the stroke and diagnosis person (particularly married couples) in order to
of dementia. The information available to Smith on limit what is used for Care costs. The local authority
the Care system and the argument that ensued as to will allow you to retain (around) £23,250 per person
who is paying for the Care is something I experience but even then, it can fall lower than that figure,
on a weekly basis in my advice regarding Will and those figures include all assets - house, cash,
Planning and creating Power of Attorney forms. investments and business assets.
We cannot predict the future regarding our health Firstly, consider making the right Will whilst you
but watching this programme shows how so many have capacity and understand how to split your
people’s worlds can turn upside down when least assets (house, cash, investments). The right Will is
expected. Sheridan Smith now had no mother not one that says ‘I leave all my assets to my spouse
to assist with childcare for her children, and how on first death’ (typically a Mirror Will). You do not
would she cope with her mother back home under have to bypass your spouse to get around this
Social Care. matter, you do however need the right Will written
In this particular case there was no Power of in the right way from a suitably qualified advisor.
Attorney forms in place for anyone to manage Secondly, put in place a Property & Affairs and
Smith’s mothers’ affairs following the stroke - they Health & Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney forms.
had to go a slow route to the Court of Protection to This can be a more important document than
have those powers, and that is something I would making a Will, because you’re still here, and if you
advise anyone to avoid. lose capacity someone needs to be able to step in
There was a ‘lightbulb moment’ in the drama when and manage your affairs.
Sheridan Smith was speaking to the Care Home This could be your spouse, children or even friends
Manager, and he mentioned NHS Continuing Care you appoint as Attorneys. Do not rely on the fact
for her mother. It’s a must watch programme on that you are married and that as a married couple;
BBC I-player for anyone that considers Care to be a you can simply manage each other’s affairs at a
concern. time one loses capacity. A marriage certificate will
Having advised hundreds of clients over the last not solve the issue, but a Lasting Power of Attorney
15 years on Wills & Power of Attorney forms, this form can.
programme is a must see in order to understand There can be different ways to plan for those that
the difficulties caused by ‘not putting your affairs in are single, but for a married couple we would
order’ for yourself and for those around you (family suggest splitting your assets as equally as you can
or friends). with your home adjusted to a Tenancy-in-Common
Long Term Care is a concern for many but more so (split) basis, so that husband and wife own one-half
for those in retirement. We work a lifetime and we of the house each. On the first death within this
‘squirrel away all our pennies’ for a safe and happy couple, the Will of the deceased spouse gives the
retirement and like most I would think the intention deceased’s half of the house to a Trust written in
is for the assets to pass down the family line. But the Will, which permits lifetime occupation for the
that may not be possible if Care becomes an issue surviving spouse.
and costs around £700 per week.

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Making a Will is one step, but adding to the Will Anyone can look at the Institute’s website and look
a Trust can result in you protecting some of your up past reviews of Bridge Wills. (
assets (house or cash, investments) for your All IPW members must have Professional Indemnity
surviving spouse but then down to the family Insurance cover of a minimum of £2 Million. In
bloodline. Check your last Will and when it was last order to ensure that the IPW standards remain
made - is the wording something like the following? high, it’s mandatory that Bridge Wills comply with
‘I leave all my assets to my spouse on first death’. the IPW Code of Practice which is approved by the
Add up your worth (house, cash, investments, Chartered Trading Standards Institute under its
contents, car) and consider your estate reducing by Consumer Codes Approval Scheme (see logo below).
£36,400 per annum (equal to £700 per week) for Past Experience
Care costs; in 3 years that’s over £100,000 gone in Geoff Petherbridge of Bridge Wills had worked as an
Care costs. Independent Financial Advisor for just over 40 years
Sheridan Smiths mother was classed as being under (until his retirement in 2016) and back in 2003 Geoff
Continuing Care with a struggle and did not have added to his services advice on Wills and Powers of
to fund her Care. But the majority of people are Attorney.
classed as being under Social Care and have to pay. ‘’With my extensive knowledge in financial
Make it easier for yourself and your family by having planning, creating Wills & LPA’s for clients I can
the right Will & Lasting Powers of Attorney drawn present various options many would not think of to
up. plan ahead and avoid Inheritance Tax, and where
ABOUT US possible save some assets being used when it comes
Bridge Wills was established in 2003 and covers all to Long Term Care’’.
of West Yorkshire. Geoff Petherbridge at Bridge Wills Bridge Wills provide home visits with no initial costs
is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Professional for that meeting and you are not obligated to take
Will Writers (IPW) which is national organisation. up any of our services.

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Lifestyle & Leisure

Fundraising for a Defibrillator

Could you help?

Local man and Emergency Care Assistant for the get in touch with Damian. For those looking to buy
Yorkshire Ambulance Service Damian Hartley tickets, here are just a few of the amazing prices up
is raising funds for a Community Public Access for grabs:
Defibrillator (CPAD) for Hove Edge, Brighouse. • Voucher for 15 people to attend Lazerzone in
CPAD’s cost between £1400-£1650 and are an Bradford (worth £150)
important part of the Chain of Survival of Sudden • Photo-shoot for Mark Swinford Photography
Cardiac Arrests. (worth £165)
Damian noticed the need after a recent event that • £40 voucher for The Dusty Miller
took place in Hove Edge. “There was ain instance • £30 to spend at The White Horse Inn
fairly recently where due to the location of the • £15 to spend at HSS Skin & Beauty Lab,
other defibs, the caller wasn’t told about them” Hipperholme
Damian told us. “Fortunately I was in • 2 tickets to Flamingo Land
the area and assisted the paramedics
with CPR and the patient was taken • Cannon Hall Family Pass
to hospital and is currently recovering • And much, much more…
– but I’d like to prevent such an The draw will be made on Saturday
incident from happening again.” 6th April at Yorkshire Ambulance
If any local businesses, organisations Service Head Office at 11am. If you
or people would like to donate prizes, would like tickets or would like to
money or could help in any way – help, contact Damian on 07739 970
810 or email
[email protected]


7. Pitfall (6)
8. Foreigner (6)
9. Congeal (4)
10. Walkway (8)
11. Branch of Science (7)
13. Animal Trail (5)
15. Part of Soft Palate (5)
17. Wasted Energy (7)
20. An Aggressive Action (8)
21. Bough (4)
23. Recess (6)
24. Range (6)


1. Gratify (4)
2. Tough Patch (6)
3. Large Building (7)
4. Pry (5)
5. Buy Quickly (4,2)
6. Butter Up (2,2)
12. Insect (8)
14. Creepier (7)
16. Personal Computer (3,3)
18. Have a Rapport (6)
19. Hoses (5)
22. Brother (4)

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Lifestyle & Leisure The Local Edit

Our local area has a lot to offer and this double spread is about celebrating this,
encouraging you to shop local!

Throughout March, Saks are offering 1/3
off the usual price of IPL Hair Removal –
getting you ready for Summer! For more

information, call 01422 385 125.

Best of Brighouse Awards!
This May, there’s an awards ceremony coming to
Brighouse, celebrating the very best of Brighouse on
May 23rd.
You can nominate for these awards now at or for more information,
see Lifestyle & Leisure.

Healthy Living Pharmacy
Prescriptions to your door.
Healthy Living Pharmacy cover a large
area of The Grapevine’s distribution
and offer free collection and delivery
services, whether you struggle to leave
the house or struggle for time to collect

your prescriptions.
Call 01484 713238 for more


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Lifestyle & Leisure

The lovely team at WowSleep have a vacancy
available and are looking for a local part time

member of staff. For more information, visit
their advert in Homes & Interiors or call
01484 771 569

Potting Shed & FIREPIT
Opening this February!
Halifax’s brand new food and drink venue is
opening this February, situated on Fountain Street.

For more information, see the full
editorial in Food & Drink.

Loft 1850
Candle Making Workshop
Loft 1850 are holding a Candle Making
Workshop following the success of their
Christmas Wreath Making Workshop.
This will be on Saturday 9th February from

10:30am to 12:30pm.

Want to feature in our ‘Local Edit’ next month for free?
Just contact [email protected] or call 07469 234 199


Lifestyle & Leisure Valentine’s Day

Facts you may not know

History where the phrase ‘wearing your In addition, the flower of Venus
One theory about the origin of heart on your sleeve’ supposedly is also a red rose, so it’s not
Valentine’s Day points to the originates. surprising that they make up the
Romans. While Roman Emperor Love Hearts most popular and sought after
Claudis II was trying to bolster his The heart sweets that we see Valentine’s Day bouquets.
army, he wouldn’t allow young around on Valentine’s Day were UK Spend
men to marry as he believed they originally invented as a lozenge. UK consumers spend an average
would make better soldiers. St. Oliver Chase (Boston pharmacist) of £60 on Valentine’s Day gifts,
Valentine defied this ban and invented a machine that resulted rising significantly each year.
performed secret marriages. in the first candy-making Cards
For his disobedience, he was machine, although he originally In the UK, 25 million Valentine’s
executed on Feb 14th. did this to simplify the lozenge cards are sent every year –
Oldest Valentine’s Poem production process. He then compared to 60,000 in 1835.
The oldest record of a Valentine shifted his focus to business and Chocolate Box
Poem was Charles Duke or producing sweets. It’s thought that Richard Cadbury
Orleans, who wrote to his wife Oliver’s bother Daniel then introduced the first box of
when he was imprisoned in the developed a way to press words Valentine’s chocolates in 1868.
Tower of London in 1415. into the lozenges with vegetable That means that the chocolate
Wearing your heart on your food colouring and they later box has been around for more
sleeve became heart-shaped. than 150 years.
In the Middle Ages, young men Cupid
and women would apparently Cupid’s bow and arrow originate
draw names to see who their from Roman mythology. Cupid
Valentine would be. Then they (son of Venus – goddess of love
would wear the name on their and beauty) is often shown
sleeve for a week, so everyone with a bow and arrow to pierce
would know their feelings. This is hearts and cast the spell of love.


Experience gifts are becoming
increasingly more popular in
general, but Valentine’s Day
saw a spike in those purchasing
experiential gifts rather than
something physical e.g. tickets to
a concert or an evening out. This
is an increasing trend amongst

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Lifestyle & Leisure

Tour De



Sunday 3rd March 2019
£40 Registration

50 & 70 mile CYCLE sportive starting
& finishing at Overgate Hospice
01422 387121

[email protected]

Reg Charity No: 511619
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Families & Education


Spot the

Find the
10 differences
between the

2 pictures.

Word Mix Up Extra Letter

Can you rearrange the 1) preepinocp
following jumbled letters 2) shinoon
into words that are to do 3) clargie
4) meatoot
with pizza? 5) mash
6) keencich
Each one
has an extra letter: Extra Letter Answer:
Identify these to find the
name of something you find

on a pizza.

Answers: The 10 differences are: 1. Letter ‘I’ missing from pizza sign, 2. Chef’s hat missing, 3. Pizza logo missing on van,
4. Orange stripe missing from roof, 5. Menu A Board missing, 6. Door missing, 7. Delivery man’s teeth missing, 8. Head of pizza
paddle missing, 9. Pizza delivery bag missing, 10. Chef’s pocket missing.
Word Mix Up: 1. pepperoni, 2. onions, 3. garlic, 4. tomato, 5. ham, 6. chicken. Extra Letter Answer: cheese

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The Dancing Troupe from the
Student Prince - 1948

By Chris Helme

A local show or pantomime Foster & Co who were fireplace
programme for an event makers, kitchen and floor tile
that took place many years suppliers and had a showroom
ago, tells you not only about at 3 Briggate. I know many
the performance and the will remember Tate’s, located
performers but about the town at what always referred to as
itself. Tate’s Corner and is where
Programmes are real collector’s M&Co are now.
items and can be worth quite Ed. Taylor had a full-page
a bit of money if they are in advertisement promoting what
good condition. A quick search is described as the Callinan
on eBay will give you some permanent wave. Interestingly
indication of your old programmes true worth. in 1948 Ed. Taylor’s was still in Market Street and it
Programmes fall into what collectors refer to as would be a few more years before the business was
ephemera, something that has been designed to be moved to its familiar location of today on Bethel
short-lived and is often not kept by its recipient. Street.
This photograph dates back to the Brighouse Light I wonder if any readers bought furniture at Wright
Opera Society’s performance of The Student Prince. Ingham’s Thornton Square? These days you are
The show was produced by Harold Howlett and was more likely to buy electronic cigarettes. Now, this
at the Albert Cinema (now The Calder restaurant next one I do remember myself, Haigh’s hairdressers
and public house) between November 15 and 20, or as the advertisement calls it the Gentleman’s
1948. Salon. This was at 30 Bradford Road with the ladies
Whilst it does have extensive photographs of all the salon at 12 Market Street.
performers from the leading stars to our photograph A name known to most Brighouse people was
of the dancing troupe: Misses M.Holroyd, L.Roberts, that of Walter Robinson’s where you could buy
K. Broadley, J. Brown, E. Jessop, E.Wood, J. Robinson anything from a kettle to a radio-gram. In 1948 this
and D.Shaw. It is written in the more formal style business was at 40 Bradford Road. The company
of the times with hardly any first names at all and workshop was at the bottom of Scotty Bank which
certainly none of our dancing troupe. was in Salford Mill. This was demolished a few years
In these kinds of programmes, it is the ago and is now the site of a huge redevelopment
advertisements that give us an insight into the town project.
of 71 years ago. Whilst some of the advertisers are These are just some of the businesses that have
names many will remember from more modern served the Brighouse shoppers over the last 70
times, some have long since faded into the retail years. All captured in a programme that was meant
history of Brighouse. to be viewed and then probably thrown away.
Herbert Robinson is described as a joiner and the Chris Helme
complete funeral director and had his joiners shop email: [email protected]
at Brook’s Yard, Bridge End. Now, where was Brook’s
Yard? That is a new one to me, perhaps you know Chris Helme – Local Nostalgia Magazine
where it is. If you could not find his place of work Chris has launched a new, local nostalgia
he only lived up Bonegate Road. Then there was R. magazine. The 3rd edition is out now. You can
find his advert on page 15

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Business, Finance & Technology

Know about finance, fundraising, IT or facilities? Looking to use
those skills to steer an organisation’s future direction and make a

real difference to our local community?


General Information

Look no further. Overgate Hospice has been providing end-of-life care and support to people across

Clinical AdministratorCalderdale – and their families – for almost 40 years. As we look to continue our work, and expand to
give more help than ever, we need volunteer trustees to help us with our mission.
We have a plan in place that will help us prepare for the next phase of Overgate’s development –
including raising the funds for a brand new, state of the art, In-patient unit. This will be both chal-
lenging and exciting. If you would like to be involved in shaping the future of this very special charity,

please get in touch.

Who you are

In order to deliver our plan we are searching for new Trustees who have skills and experience in Fi-
nance, Fundraising, Information technology or Facilities management. We are looking for people
from all communities in Calderdale who can represent Overgate, building and sustaining relation-
ships within Overgate and in the communities we serve. The initial term of office will be for 3 years.
We are also looking for an experienced nurse to join the Board for an initial period of one year to
cover for a leave of absence for one of our Trustees. This is a great opportunity to test out whether

being a Trustee is for you

Time Commitment Get in Touch

There are six Board meetings a year, and Trustees If you think this sounds right for you – or if you’re just curi-
also serve on at least one sub-committee. ous to hear more – get in touch with us for a conversation

(01422) 387118I. We’d love to hear from you soon.

For a full job description & application pack please email [email protected]
Closing Date is 10th February 2019 but may be extended, please get in touch if you are interested

Posts are subject to DBS at enhanced level.
For further information regarding the Hospice please visit our website or find us on

Registered Charity No: 511619

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Business, Finance & Technology

Business Owner
Finance Q & A’s

By Debbie Story, Sleigh & Story, Brighouse

Q. What should I do about an error I accidently my estate to my siblings. Will they qualify as ‘direct
made on my latest VAT return? descendants’ and, in turn, will my estate qualify
for the extra £175,000 family home inheritance tax
A. You can adjust your current VAT account to (IHT) allowance?
correct errors on past returns if the error:
A. The existing IHT nil-rate band is set to remain at
- was below the reporting threshold (in broad terms £325,000 until the end of 2020/21.
this is less than £10,000, or up to 1% of your box 6
figure (up to a maximum of £50,000); An additional nil-rate IHT band may be available
- was not deliberate; and when a residence is passed on death to a direct
- relates to an accounting period that ended less descendant. The set additional amounts are as
than 4 years ago. follows:

When you submit your next return, add the net - £100,000 in 2017/18
value to box 1 for tax due to HMRC, or to box 4 for - £125,000 in 2018/19
tax due to you. Make sure you keep good accurate - £150,000 in 2019/20
records relating to the adjustment. - £175,000 in 2020/21

Any errors that do not meet these conditions must There is a tapered withdrawal (of £1 for every £2)
be notified to HMRC directly. of the additional nil-rate band for estates with a net
value of more than £2 million.
Q. My husband and I own a rental property in joint
names. We would like to transfer ownership of the Unfortunately the additional relief will only be
property to our twelve year old son. Can minors available where the family home is passed by lineal
own property in the UK? descent. This will include a spouse or civil partner of
a lineal descendant, including the widow, widower
A. In this country, a minor (someone under the age or surviving civil partner of a lineal descendant who
of 18 in England) cannot legally own a property. This has died, provided that the surviving spouse or civil
means that an adult must be the legal owner, and partner has not remarried or formed a new civil
own it on bare trust for the minor, who will be the partnership. A lineal descendant includes a step-
beneficial owner. You can therefore transfer to your child, adopted child, foster child, child in the care of
son, but he will not become the legal owner until a kinship carer or child under guardianship, and that
he is 18. child’s first lineal descendants

Another issue to be aware of is that when a parent Sleigh & Story Ltd, Thornhill Brigg Mills, Thornhill
transfers an asset to a minor child, and the asset Beck Lane, Brighouse HD6 4AH.
produces income of more than £100 per year, the You can follow Sleigh & Story on Facebook,
parent is liable to income tax on that income until or Twitter @sleighandstory.
the minor reaches the age of 18.
The information contained in this article is of a general
Q. My estate, which includes my home, is currently nature and you are advised to obtain specific professional
worth around £600,000. I am single, have never advice before you take any action.
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New Aston Martin Vantage review

The new Aston Martin Vantage is the stuff of dreams then propel you to 195mph - if you’re in a place you
for those who love luxury sports cars. As a lad, I never can do that without losing your licence, or your life.
thought I’d get to sit in an Aston, let alone end up
being invited to test-drive one. Open the Aston up, and you’re greeted with low-slung
sports seats, but they’re easy to get comfortable in.
But life sometimes has a way of working out if you’re Behind the wheel, the Vantage is cosseting, and the
prepared to put the graft in. I’m not necessarily overall cabin is far less clinical than a Porsche 911’s.
talking about me; it’s Aston Martin who should be It’s traditional, yet it’s still thrilling. What’s more, the
patting its own back. The company has worked like a Benz-derived switchgear is nicely incorporated, and
dog to get the new Vantage right – and it’s paid off. the controls are intuitive to use.

Why? Well, let’s begin with the looks. It’s awesome As you might expect, the sports car isn’t meant to
from the rear, with detailed lights and a rising rear be the most practical vehicle – there’s not even a
spoiler. It’s a little less lively at the front, although the glovebox. And, as hinted at earlier, this is a motor
Vantage’s shark-nose is aggressively appealing. What without back seats, but you can just about get some
really works, though, are the perfect proportions. The golf clubs under the tailgate.
two-seater is sinuous – almost hunter-like in the way
it appears poised to pounce on unsuspecting prey. Practicality aside, the new Vantage is as close to
perfect as you can get. Pushing the Aston Martin-
Under the metal, the up-to-date Vantage is like its badged starter button brings the car to life with a
sibling, the elegant DB11. Both models house the roar. It’s a fulfilling sound, particularly with the four-
Mercedes-Benz-sourced 4.0-litre V8 lump. Mind you; pipe sports exhaust attached. Driving off in Sport (the
the twin-turbo assisted engine has been tuned so most relaxed of the three settings) and letting the
that it feels like it’s always belonged in Aston Martins. eight-speed automatic gearbox do its thing, discloses
Stomp your foot on the accelerator and the car will a smooth change that’s matched to a remarkably
shoot you from zero to 62mph in 3.6 seconds. It will biddable ride.

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Spool through Sport+ and Track settings, and the Motoring
powertrain, damping and steering progressively alter
the new Vantage’s temperament to make it angrier, FAST FACTS
wilder and noisier. Whichever mode you opt for, fun
is always on the menu. Fast Facts (Aston Martin Vantage
– as tested by Tim Barnes-Clay)
On British tarmac, the Aston delivers confidence- • Max speed: 195 mph
inducing handling with immediate reactions - and • 0-62 mph: 3.6 seconds
the brakes do a top job of erasing pace. I drove • Combined mpg: 26.9
the Vantage around the meandering highways and • Engine layout: 3,982cc 8-cylinder
byways of the Cotswolds, and it excelled. turbo petrol
• Max. power (PS): 510
This state-of-the-art Aston Martin Vantage is the • CO2: 245 g/km
first to be spawned under the automaker’s fresh Price: £120,900
leadership line-up – and you can tell. Yes, a 911 will
give you better practicality, but the rival Porsche
won’t quite give you the feeling you get from driving
a legendary British model.

Pros ‘n’ Cons
Looks √
Power √
Handling √
Comfort √
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A strikingly colourful bird, delicate
in features and bright in body.
The sexes are similar except the
male’s red face extends slightly
behind the eye and they both
have a yellow wing. They have
long, thin beaks which allow them
to access seeds from thistles
and teasels and many are now
visiting birdtables and feeders
in gardens. During the winter
many UK Goldfinches migrate as
far as Southern Spain. You can
see them anywhere there are
scattered bushes and trees and
less commonly in upland areas.

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February Wildlife

Guide to wildlife this month

Snowdrops Frog Spawning

It is the flower of February. There are many locations If you have a pond nearby, keep popping out to
across the country allowing you to discover great check it as frogs hop into breeding action around
drifts of white flowers in stunning settings. Associated March time but if it warms in February, they can
with purity and thus planted at various religious sites emerge earlier. After hibernation, the frogs gather
historically, it is a welcome bloom in this sparse and to breed and each female can lay up to 3,000 eggs a
flowerless month. year. Few make the journey though, with dragonfly
larvae, goldfish and blackbirds amongst the
predators enjoying feasting on tadpoles.

Roe Deer Primrose

Woodland wildlife becomes easier to see and Once picked in large numbers and sent on trains
discover with bare hedges and leafless woods. If from the countryside to central London, Primrose
lucky, you may come across a roe deer. Early morning would be sold in bunches at Easter as one of the first
and dusk are considered the best times to see a roe arriving flowers.
deer emerge.


Waxwings arrive in February in small flocks coming
from central Europe. Their peach-tinged feathers
and black eyes make them easy to identify. If you’re
looking to spot one, hang around hedgerow berries –
one of their favourites.

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leaving you on Cloud 9

Most of us don’t think twice about part of our service is showing our Cloud 9 rWepoloadc,eAfHaluiolmemdienosiru&bmrIon, kteerniors
units in
our windows, and why should customers respect. It’s the small
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things, like turning up on time, UPVC and Velux windows, as
cleaning up after ourselves and of well as repairing locks, handles,
course a warm Yorkshire greeting hinges and mechanisms. Call
on every doorstep’. Paul on 0800 328 8213 for a free,

the hassle of having to replace TheLefaanvtinagstiycosuavoinngCsloauredm9ade friendly, no obligation quote to
costly double glazed units. start enjoying Yorkshires best
by replacing only the glass panes value and service.
That’s where Yorkshires’ no.1 and not the expensive frames.

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McGeechan says, ‘Being a local Yorkshire company, leave your home
we pride ourselves on exceptional service to leave warm and cosy, whilst keeping those utility bills to a
our customers feeling on cloud 9’. So what does
that mean? Paul continues, ‘Aside from doing a YORKSHIRE’Sminimum. Our glass replacements are backed by a
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2019 Home Trends

We explore the likely interior trends this year

Less is More Bold Backsplashes
Being strategic and purposeful when purchasing Boldly patterned wall tiles, back splashes and floor
key items is important when styling a home with tiles are growing in popularity. Monochromatic
simplicity. Light colours and mirrors make areas look kitchens have had a good long run and bolder
larger, as does less clutter. choices in kitchens are due to add a pop and punch
to kitchens.
It’s also about purchasing sustainably too – buying
fewer but better quality pieces that are built to last Light Wood Floors
years. When a space has too much going on, it can Due to the growing desire for a more airy and open
lose its functionality and feel chaotic. look and feel throughout the home, light-coloured
wooden floors are making a comeback. As they
‘Biophilia’ reflect more light, they create the illusion of space
Seen in the back end of 2018 too, Biophilia trends and can suit a luxurious of casual look.
have seen the introduction of greenery, natural
materials and plant-life into homes across the Bold Walls
country. ‘Bringing nature inside’ can add subtle Many homeowners are opting for bold coloured
vibrancy and a fresh feeling to your home. walls, with deep green and blue hues taking the
lead. Sales of dramatic, moody greens are increasing
as homeowners become bolder in their decisions.
Such colours contrast well with brass and copper

Curved sofas and rounded dining tables. The circular
shape softens straight edges of a room and gives a
feminine look. The ‘art deco’ influence comes into
play here and can make a room seem inviting and

Memphis Design
This movement involves primary colours and
graphic shapes, turning away from rigid furniture
lines. Originally seen in the early 80’s, Memphis
Design is set to make a comeback in 2019.

Floral Fabrics & Wallpapers
Already apparent in the New Year stock of many
interior shops across the country, floral patterns are
due to make their debut in 2019 with exaggerated
proportions and contrasting colours.

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