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The Grapevine Brighouse April 2022

The Grapevine Mag Brighouse April 2022. In This Issue we cover news and updates in the Local Community, Easter, Nostalgia, Recipes and Puzzle's for the month of April.

Keywords: Nostalgia,Recipes,Puzzles,Local Community,News and Updates,Fresh Features,Live Local,Love Local,Calderdale,Brighouse,April,2022,Easter,Slimming World

THE In This Issue
GRAPEVINE
Nostalgia • Recipes • Puzzles
BRIGHOUSE EDITION Local Community - News and Updates

April ’22 Fresh Features

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Editor’s Note: What’s inside this month

Hello… Welcome to our April Brighouse’s first co-working space 8
edition. celebrates 12-months of success

There is definitely a spring in everyones’s Nostalgia 10
step as life seems to be getting back to a bit
of normality, long may it continue. There is What’s on in Brighouse - April 11
nothing like a bit of warm sunshine to help us
all feel more positive. Local edit/highlights 16-17

There seems to be more to see and get Steve Harley - competition giveaway 18
involved with locally than the previous two
years. Have a read through the magazine to Exams: Less Stress 22
find out more.
Children’s Book Review 24
Please remember to mention Grapevine when
calling our advertisers, whether it’s for house Lottie Shaw’s Ginger & Lime Cheesecake 28
repairs, maintenance or simply shopping.
Tiny Wonders 30
Spring fayre to plan within the local
community? – then make sure we know Tech Traveller 38
about it so we can add it FREE for you in our
Community Pages for May. Greenfingers... the Alan Titchmarsh 42-43
column
PB
Property Pric£Co turns 1! 60

Happy Easter to all and enjoy! Community news 63, 66

Until May.... Index 65

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Brighouse’s first co-working space
celebrates 12-months of success

The flexible multipurpose space has
completed three new therapy rooms to
coincide with the milestone and launched
an art club

Brighouse’s first co-working space,
BrigHub, has celebrated 12-months of
business by launching three therapy
rooms and a new art club. The completed
renovation has seen the building undergo
a six-figure investment and 12 rooms
reinvigorated to house the co-working
space.

BrigHub provides users with over three to have finished the final three rooms for BrigHub
floors and 2,780 sq ft of space, allowing to offer a unique space to the community that is
them to connect and collaborate with available for talking therapy and creative classes,
other regional businesses and freelancers. workshops and meetings.

Since collecting the keys in March 2021, founders “The past 12 months have seen Vulcan House
Carl and Stefanie Hopkins have revitalised Vulcan undergo a huge renovation and we have been able
House, the Victorian building and former pub to breathe life back into a fantastic space and offer
to create BrigHub. The building is also home to flexible co-working space to the region.
Stefanie’s PR, social media and content agency Faith.
“BrigHub is a growing community of businesses
One year on and BrigHub has completed work on that support each other, whether it is through
three new therapy rooms in the Vulcan Vaults. collaboration, offering a different point of view,
The vaults offer a unique space for therapy and inspiration, business advice, insight or the
creativity, from art classes to yoga and massage. The motivation everyone needs from time to time.”
spaces can be booked on a flexible hourly basis and BrigHub offers hot desking, dedicated desks and
provides the perfect relaxing therapy, creative or meeting solutions for freelancers, remote workers,
conversation space. start-ups and established businesses. Desk space is
available on a flexible basis, including pay-as-you-go
The vaults are also being utilised by the newly and fixed-term packages to suit all requirements and
launched Brighaus Art Group, which has been ambitions from just £8 a day.
launched by Carl to bring those together who are
interested in starting or reviving an interest in Having a desk within BrigHub provides members
creative and crafting arts. with a host of benefits including free Wifi, secure
premises, shower facilities and outdoor space with
The art group regularly holds classes and art decking and seating.
sessions run by Carl and local artists including
sketching, live drawing and workshops. For details on the art group search for ‘BrigHaus Art
Group’ on Facebook.
The flexible co-working space is also home to an
education services provider and digital agency who Vulcan House, Foundry St, Brighouse HD6 1LT
have joined BrigHub as full-time members alongside 01484 599886 | brighub.co.uk
those who hot desk at the workspace on a regular
basis.

Stefanie, who has run Faith for 14 years and founder
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Bailiff Bridge 1971
how its changed

By Chris Helme

Looking at this Bailiff Bridge
street scene it is hard to believe
that the photograph was
taken 50 years ago. Little did
local residents, Firth’s carpet
mill employees and those just
passing through as part of a
regular journey imagine that it
was to change so dramatically.

There was a time during the they were all private houses except for Mr Godfrey’s
1970s and 1980s this section barber’s shop.
of Bradford Road was being
regularly dug up and pipes On the right are what were the offices and
being changed. The standing showrooms of Firth’s Carpets, a building which was
joke from many residents was built in 1909 on the site of Square Fold, a small row
that this section of road was of terrace houses. The new building was one of
dug up so often it must have the early constructions in this area to use precast
been used as a training facility. concrete. There were two link footpaths from the
showrooms and offices to what was the original
On the right is the old bus shelter which has long carpet mill. When the company closed in 2000 the
since been replaced. But before the old one was site was sold and all but the office building was
finally removed having had the lead taken from the demolished and redeveloped.
roof many times and the wooden bench seats taken
for the annual plot night yet again it just had to go. I It was interesting to see recently the ‘For Sale’ sign
have memories of it for another reason. I remember attached to the six-storey North Vale Cotton mill, a
seeing on the freshly white painted inside gable ends building that has been part of the village from the
grafitti the letters LUFC and MUFC written in large day it opened in 1872.
almost a foot high black felt tip pen. But, written
across the inside back wall which was some 30 feet Bailiff Bridge has changed over the last 50 years
wide written in the same black felt tip pen it was with many familiar buildings having either been
printed out ‘PC Helme is a big fat b******’. Yes, you demolished or have been regenerated into new
might ask ‘was I offended by that’. I may have been businesses.
called many things but seeing this was nothing, but
then again the grafitti about me was at least a foot
bigger than either LUFC or MUFC, hmm, fame at last.

On the left hand side you can just see the edge of a
yellow painted door frame which was the entrance
to one of two newsagents in the village, these days
it is ‘Rayners Hair’, a busy ladies hairdressers. The
row of terrace houses facing the bus shelter are now
all businesses but when this photograph was taken

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Feeling Peaky?

While the total population of the Peak District fails even to top 40,000, over 20 million people
live within an hour’s drive, making it one of the UK’s most accessible tourist areas. But what
does it have to o er?

Natural world
Clearly the Peak District’s most obvious selling
point is its wild expanse of national park, with
landscape, outward bound pursuits, hiking routes
and picture-perfect villages nestling into stunning
geology. Whether on foot or in your vehicle, the
green and grey wilderness o ers a wholesome
connection with the majesty of Mother Nature.

The Peak District National Park was established history and heritage of what in some places was a
in 1951, and each year welcomes an estimated heavily industrial area provides a remarkable step
14 million visitors. It stretches across the borders back in time to rather simpler ways, long departed.
of five counties – Derbyshire, Cheshire, South
and West Yorkshire, Sta ordshire and Greater Food & drink
Manchester – showcasing over 1,600 miles of The Peak District’s connectivity is what gives
walking routes. its pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes a rich
combination of southern and northern flavours.
Below ground Certainly, the trend for gastro and high-end dining
If you’re willing to delve below the surface, the in remote converted cottages has given the area,
Peak District’s caving network is something to and Derbyshire in particular, a versatile base
be admired. Organised caving and potholing on which to build its culinary power, with Eyam,
experiences – from walk-in routes to vertical Castleton and Bakewell doing more than most to
drops from ground level – reveal the mysteries of lure in tourists.
thousands of years, with passageways, streams and
chambers testing physical durability and mental The region is also renowned for its incredible
strength in equal measure. pubs and brewing tradition, particularly across the
Sta ordshire border.
The tallest cave, discovered on New Year’s
Day 1999, is in Castleton, and carries the rather Accommodation
formidable name, Titan Shaft. At 464ft high, it’s Deciding how to spend your time in the Peaks may
taller than the London Eye. prove as di cult to decide as it does selecting a
place to lay your head.
History
From the resplendent and regal Chatsworth House
(where large parts of the film Pride & Prejudice
were filmed) to museums, temples and mills, the

The area caters for every brand of visitor, with
five-star hotels and spas, elegant guesthouses,
simple Airbnbs, right through to stylish riverside
campsites that connect you immediately with rustic,
countryside pleasures.

For such an expansive area, summer season
accommodation fills up quickly, and prices can be
high. If you are willing to look at spring or autumn
escapes, and can book early, there are some
incredible deals on o er.

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BUSINELSISF,EFSITNYALNE C&EL&EITSUECRHE

Scratches and scrapes

Five road features that are causing abrasions to your car without you knowing it.

1. Weather
You may consider that weather is one thing that’s
seemingly unavoidable when you run a car, but
keeping it out of the elements (either in a garage
or covered) can actually prolong your paintwork
lifespan by a considerable amount.

That’s because rainfall in coastal areas can
carry high salt levels, which leave awkward and
challenging water stains; while excessive sun may
cause paintwork to fade and look worn.

2. Cleaning techniques for spaces and angles whenever you
It may always seem are parking – better to navigate a way
like a good idea to into a space in two attempts, than
keep paintwork looking achieve it in one but be left with a nasty
pristine, but there are abrasion as reward for your speedy
number of abrasive e orts!
cleaning techniques
that, in the long-term, Consider how closely
will do your prized you park to other
possession more harm vehicles as well. You
than good. might justifiably be
careful and considerate
These include the when it comes to
use of inappropriate opening the door
brushes and jet wash gently so as not to
tools, as well taking touch the car next
your car to professional door or brushing
washers who do not wash grit against a neighbouring
away from the floor between each wingmirror, but that
vehicle. And if you’re cleaning it doesn’t mean other road users carry with them
yourself, check there is no loose quite the same sense of moral duty!
dirt on the cloth you’re using.
5. Trees and branches
3. Bird poo Hugging the curb may seem like a good idea when
Removing any cemented animal you have a car coming towards you, but have you
matter or dead bugs from your factored in tree, bush, hedge or branch material
car, as soon as possible, is a must - that’s because that juts into the road?
the acidic element of this sickly white stu eats
away at your car paintwork with genuine ferocity. Streaks down the sides of cars can often be caused
by getting too close to curb-side plant matter; on
Keep a microfibre cloth close so you can wipe away some occasions it may be better to wait and let
any nasties soon after they arrive. another car through.

4. Curbs and pavements
It sounds obvious, but a variety of scrapes,
particularly on front and back bumpers, as well as
alloy wheels, will instantly make your car look like
something out of an old-school Top Gear road trip.
Consider spatial awareness and overcompensate

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The Local Edit

Highlights of what we’ve spotted this month whilst out and about or on social media

Send in your local edit highlights so we can feature them next month to
[email protected]

Kershaws Garden Centre Tiny Tinx

Spring colour has arrived, primula, viola, pansy, Party and entertainment service.
Birthday party and soft play set ups
Bellis all fabulous for colourful Spring pots. Perfect for upcoming spring & summer parties
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perfect for a special gift. Fizz Friday means Prosecco is just £18 a bottle
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Millers Bar & Food Harveys of Halifax

Millers Fish ‘n’ Chips Friday Combining the cuddliest of fabric with quirky and
Fish ‘n’ Chips & Drink £10 cute designs. Make new jelly cat friends this spring!
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Pint of freedom, any cask ale, soft drink or medium Loads more to choose from in store and online
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STEVE HARLEY ACOUSTIC BAND

Spring / Summer 2022 Tour comes to LEEDS – City Varieties on Saturday 14th May
and HUDDERSFIELD – Lawrence Batley Theatre on Friday 20th May 2022!

Widely considered one of the most charismatic Tickets available from - https://www.thegigcartel.
performers on stage, Steve Harley continues to play com/Artists-profiles/Steve-Harley-Acoustic-Band.htm
to sold-out venues across the UK and Europe. For further information on STEVE HARLEY, check out
For Steve, life on the road is more than just a job: it the following website / social media links:
is almost his life’s blood. Website – http://www.steveharley.com/
And with the February 2020 release of the all- Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/
acoustic CD, “UNCOVERED”, the original Cockney stevehcockneyrebel
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The Acoustic Band for 2022 will find Steve
supported by long-standing violinist/guitarist Barry WIN 2 TICKETS TO
Wickens, and Oli Heyhurst on double bass, with SEE STEVE HARLEY
Dave Delarre on lead acoustic guitar.
Steve has been playing Live shows around the world at HUDDERFIELD - Lawrence Batley
for over 45 years and the thrill of another night in Theatre on Friday 20th May 2022!
another place to another audience has not dimmed
at all. Simply find the hidden guitar inside
“We have real adventures on tour, “says Steve. “I’ve this edition of The Grapevine!
seen the Northern Lights, the Midnight Sun and
dozens of wonderful galleries, museums and great Once you have found it, text the page number
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“UNCOVERED” includes a re-recording of Steve’s
popular song “Love, Compared With You” with a Brighouse & Halifax
newly composed third verse, plus eleven other
songs he’s always wanted to perform. The album The Winner will be announced on the 30th April.
features Barry Wickens on viola and acoustic
guitar, Oli Hayhurst on double bass, Tom Hooper
on percussion and the Roots Music Legend, Martin
Simpson, on guitar. Steve also sings a duet with the
amazing Scottish singer, Eddi Reader.
The acoustic sets for 2022 will include songs from
the new CD, plus a selection from the vast and
eclectic Harley Songbook. Mr Soft, Judy Teen,
Sebastian and the legendary Make Me Smile will all
be re-produced in the unique acoustic style.
Close-Up Culture stated: “It was an intimate night
in the presence of a great musician. An individual
whose passion for live performance and perfection
(it shows in his face) remains undiminished.”

Rod Stewart, who covered Steve’s song “A Friend
For Life”, describes him as “One of the finest
lyricists Britain has produced.”
MOJO said simply, “Harley creates rock songs that
are proud, lyrical and full of yearning.” Steve has
also been described as “A consummate performer
at the top of his game,” and this show will bear that
out.
Steve received a Lifetime Achievement Award for
Acoustic Music from the Acoustic Festival of Britain
in 2018.

FAMILIES & EDUC ATION

Chocs Away

Gift ideas for your little ones that don’t involve copious amounts of sugar.

Our kids’ association of chocolate with Easter is,
let’s be honest, harmless enough; yet this special
time of the year is about so much more than that.

To remind our youngsters of this fact, why not
start early in planning this year’s celebrations by
exploring a range of Easter ideas that don’t involve
chocolate? How appetising!

1. Something to wear
From cute bunny slippers to funny, furry onesies,
there are some beautiful, original and, yes, even
stylish Easter-themed clothes that are sure to
delight your kids.

2. Something to treasure local where you can see
Why not invest in an lambs being born… an
Easter gift that will last into experience which is sure to
adulthood? Perhaps a locket astound and delight both
or charm bracelet, or even young and old.
just a new money, jewellery,
or keepsake box. 5. Something to make
Create your own Easter
What’s best is that in years to bonnets, paint eggs or stones, make some bunting,
come, long after the chocolate or even teach your children how to knit or crochet
has been forgotten, with a special gift they’ll still be toy bunnies and chicks.
able to look back and cherish the memories.
6. Something to play with
3. Something to do You can likely find some charming wooden gifts
If you don’t want your Easter egg hunt to end in in your local independent toy shop which will
a gorge-fest, simply use decorative eggs which stimulate both learning and play, or perhaps make
children can swap for small prizes. All the fun some puppets to create a little Easter-themed
without the sugar crash! theatre show!

4. Somewhere to go 7. Something to read
Why not surprise your family with a little Easter There are some really charming books that will
daytrip out somewhere such as a farm or petting help your kids learn about and celebrate the
zoo? A little research may even reveal somewhere
wonders of Eastertime. You could also look out for
a sticker or activity book, or even create your own
Easter scrapbook.

8. Something to give
Easter is a time of love and hope, and what
better way to instil those values into your little
ones than by giving to those in need in your local
community? Take food to your local food bank
or visit older people who may appreciate the
company. Remember, giving is the greatest gift of
them all!

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Easter Quiz

1. What yummy food do you
make on Shrove Tuesday?
2. Easter Island is a real

place. True or False?
3. Name an animal

associated with easter

Easter Wordsearch

spring chick
basket sunday
egg bunny
hunt flower
easter carrot

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Exams: Less Stress

Why addressing exam stress, as a household, can help everyone involved.

1. Monitor sleep and want to take a firmer hand on things, you
Sleep is arguably the might consider installing parental controls
most important factor so that certain websites – Twitter, Instagram
where exam revision is and Facebook, for example – but do this in a
concerned, not just in the consultative way rather than imposing a raft of
sense of getting an early restrictions that may cause resentment.
night and plenty of rest,
but in the statistic that 3. Share an interest
80 per cent of teens lose From simple investment in the project such
between 2-4 hours of as knowing an exam timetable or suggesting
sleep each night due to di erent revision techniques or study guides,
work worries.
your youngster will
Monitoring your student’s appreciate the fact they
sleeping pattern means aren’t alone in the process.
laying a platform for
e ective study. 4. Be the calm one
Rehearse a set of calming
2. Distractions lines, ideas and examples
Inadvertently, increased time spent on of how things almost always
devices for learning can often translate into work out well. Remind them
more time spent on social networks, with there are tens of thousands
this ‘self-medicating’ ultimately becoming of other students going
counterproductive. through the exact same
process and emotions, and
If you feel the distractions are too great, point out that exams aren’t
the be all and end all.

Tiny Tinx

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FAMLILIFIEST&YLEEDU& CLAEITSIUORNE

Children’s Book Review
By Page.Brighouse & Page.Ripponden

Dive deeper into the world of Little People, BIG
DREAMS with this keepsake treasury featuring 50
dreamers from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-
copy best-selling series.

Aimed at an older audience than the bestselling
Little People Big Dreams picture books, this
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truly remarkable individuals alongside vivid and
characterful illustrations.

Learn more about each of your favourite dreamers
with new in-depth stories, facts and figures. Each
story is rewritten to be appropriate for an older
audience. Revisit best-loved figures from the series
and some new ones, too, including Frida Kahlo,
Coco Chanel, Maya Angelou, Amelia Earhart, David
Attenborough, Greta Thunberg, Elton John, John
Lennon, Malala Yousafzai, Mindy Kaling, and Prince.
Divided by profession, the treasury includes profiles
of the world’s greatest artists, activists, writers,

musicians, TV and film stars, scientists and sporting
legends. A timeline, glossary, index and further
reading provide even more to explore.

This keepsake treasury makes the perfect gift
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BIG DREAMS is a bestselling series of books
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incredible things, yet each began life as a child with
a dream.

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Ingredients: Spoon onto the biscuit bases and spread evenly over
the surface.
225g Lottie Shaw’s Yorkshire Parkin Biscuits -
Crushed (Each box of biscuits contains 275g) Chill in a refrigerator for 2- 3 hours until firm.

115g Butter - melted Sprinkle a small amount of lime zest on the surface
and then you can also sprinkle a little Lottie Shaw’s
300g Full Fat Soft Cheese Yorkshire Parkin cake on top if you choose.

250ml Double Cream Lightly dust with icing sugar.

2 Limes - Juice & rind
To Serve:

Lime Zest

Lottie Shaw’s Yorkshire Parkin cake

Icing Sugar
Method:

Mix the Lottie Shaw’s Yorkshire Parkin Biscuits with
the melted butter and press into the bases of each
individual sundae glass or press into a round cake tin
with a removable base.

Chill in the refrigerator for approximately 1 hour.

Lightly whip the cream and then mix in the cream
cheese and lime juice.

Add the lime zest and mix in thoroughly.

Recipe kindly provided by Lottie Shaw’s aCvtlaihcieklab&baleckoeflrrloyemct
Lottie Shaw’s Bakery, Thornhill Beck Lane,
Brighouse, HD6 4AH T: 01484 905 227
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Tiny Wonders

Six subtle lifestyle adjustments that can elevate you to a place where physical fullness feels a step closer.

• ONE - Embrace fats - While the headline may
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truth where this is concerned is that there are
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system function.

So while bacon, sausage and cake remain o the
radar, the likes of avocado, olive oil, nuts and fish
should be incorporated into meals and snacks as a
great method for boosting a base level of fuel and
energy within the body.

• TWO - Water carrier - The human body requires
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lot, measured and e cient intake of H2O can be
achieved if drunk sensibly over an extended period.

In simple terms, water means more energy, better While we have it within ourselves to survive without
complexion and as a usual biproduct weight loss, a number of other things, sleep is a must.
given that drinking the pure stu suppresses
hunger. The recommendation is for 7-9 hours of sleep
every night, with lack of sleep not only impairing
• THREE - Movement - Whilst it sounds body function and mental alertness, but also raising
straightforward, getting up and moving around is the chance of obesity – just an hour’s sleep loss
something that’s simple, yet we neglect to do it so can increase the risk of obesity by an estimated 23
often. per cent.

In simple terms, nailing regular hourly breaks where • FIVE - Simple supplements - Rather than being
you get up and move around can make profound a cheat for good health, supplements can provide
and important improvements to overall health. us with timely and measured boosts for all the
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• FOUR - Sleep - Getting shut-eye is the fullest and regular diets.
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are physical. As much as the initial focus should
be on securing the framework of who we are –
our bodies – embarking on projects that provoke
mental stimulus and satisfaction are just as
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Whether it’s romance, hobbies or the pleasure
gained from listening to music or watching a
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Money on my mind...
the Martin Lewis
column

He’s the UK’s leading money saving expert
- a journalist and presenter who has kept
millions of pounds in people’s pockets as well
as lifting the lid on the threats and dangers
we need to be aware of as consumers.

In this month’s column, Martin Lewis looks
at budgeting.

Here’s an uncomfortable fact years for maybe £1,000. your ‘Christmas’ account and
for you - many people are They buy a television that is you have your ‘Big One-offs’
appalling ‘budgeters’. We all £300. They go on holiday, and account. Those are examples,
know what we earn, but we so on. but use whatever is personal
don’t know what we spend, to you.
and you cannot balance the The fact is, rarely are these
see-sawing budget without costs factored into monthly Each month when you get paid,
being clear on both. spend, but they should be. We you siphon the right amount of
need to break down those big money into the Bills account,
The biggest problem that amounts into a monthly cost, you put the right amount
people have is they look across the whole year, and add of money into the Holidays
across the month at what they that to our monthly figures. I account, the right amount
typically pay for things. So, have a tool called the ‘Budget of money into the Christmas
they’ll look at their food bills, Planner’ which is free to use on account, and so on.
their utilities, their mortgage, my website – have a look.
car lease and all those things, So your Holidays account will
and that’s all good and well. Ultimately, the way I suggest categorically confirm to you that
But you know what, the people manage their money you have, say, £512 to spend.
average family in the UK is by using a system I call If you’re spending more, you
spends £600 on Christmas, ‘Piggybanking’. It involves cannot afford it, so you have to
which is £50 a month. They buy moving things into hypothetical cut your cloth accordingly.
a new sofa every three or four ‘accounts’. So, let’s say you
Many people swear by this
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Bills’ account,
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regular bills you compensate for what’s around
need to pay the corner, but being equipped
each month; to confront it will make you
you have your feel good about your finances,
‘Holidays’ your life, and your prospects of
account - you overcoming that financial bump
know you in the road.
spend £1,000
a year on a
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that’s about
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You have

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• 1 lime
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Garnish with coriander and

• Grated cheese Once the onion has softened serve while hot.
add the black beans and cook

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Business Owner Finance Q & A’s

By Ifat Jhugroo, Sleigh & Story

Q1. After several years of successive growth, For smaller debts, HMRC is likely to accept a couple
my wife and I have decided to incorporate our of reminders to demonstrate that you have made
partnership. We have a number of assets used in an effort to recover the monies owed to you. For
the trade for which we have claimed relief using the larger debts, it’s more likely that more formal action
annual investment allowance. As the trade is being would be needed in order to secure the deduction,
effectively disposed of to the new company, do we e.g. appointing a debt collection service, or applying
have a problem with capital allowances? to a court to assist with recovery. There are no hard
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A: You are correct to be concerned. As you and claim for bad debt relief if you have evidence that a
your wife will be connected to the company, the debtor is in administration, or subject to insolvency
default position is that assets are deemed to transfer proceedings. HMRC’s guidance in the business
at market value. If the AIA has been claimed, income manual is a helpful reference.
a balancing charge can arise under the capital
allowances regime. Note, this is not a CGT issue as Q3. Our business has been struggling with VAT
incorporation relief should be available as long as the compliance for a number of years. Admittedly,
trade is being transferred wholesale. this has largely been down to us, particularly
the misconduct of a former employee who was
In order to prevent a charge arising in this situation, responsible for the reporting (they have been
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This treats the assets is transferred at their written right and have employed the services of a local
down value, i.e. nil where the AIA has relieved the accountant who will be dealing with things for us
cost in full. You need to make the claim jointly with going forwards. However, I have now received a
the new company, and in writing within two years of letter from HMRC saying that they will be issuing
the date of the transfer. a demand for security payment in respect of
VAT liability. As I understand it, this will not be
Q2. In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, I have offset against future liabilities, and instead will
been reviewing my company’s books in an effort be refunded after a period of good compliance.
to more accurately review unpaid sales invoices. I My issue is that this will not be easy to fund. Can
have identified a relatively high number of these I refuse on the grounds that the company has
from the end of 2021, as may be expected in the already appointed an agent, which will mean vastly
circumstances. Am I right in thinking I have to improved compliance going forward?
wait six months before I can write these off for tax
purposes? A: HMRC does have the power to ask the security in
respect of certain taxes perceives there is a risk to
A: The six-month statutory time limit actually applies the public revenue. Whatever you do, do not ignore
to VAT, rather than corporation tax. There is no a notice when it comes through - failure to pay it
minimum time you need to wait before you can write within the statutory time frame makes it a criminal
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does require reasonable steps to have been taken made a commitment to improving your compliance,
in order to recover payment before you do so. It is it may be worth sending a copy of your engagement
not sufficient to make a provision for bad debts, as letter with the new accountant and asking for an
it is under accounting rules. In practice, you need to internal review emphasising your commitment. Also
identify debts that are unlikely to be paid on a case- stress that the employee responsible for the previous
by-case basis. problems has been removed. There is no guarantee
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Tech Traveller
From getting the best deal with flights to finding the coolest places to hang out tailored to
your tastes, here are five apps that you definitely need to consider if having a hassle-free
holiday is high on your hitlist.

Hopper should be doing.
“Know when to fly and buy… score the lowest Free, iOS (Android coming soon), Coolcousin.com
fares,” promises Hopper, your new favourite
flight-booking app. What sets it apart from flight
comparison websites you may have used in the
past, is that Hopper is constantly monitoring flight
prices to not only give you the best deal in the
moment, but predicts too upcoming price trends
too.

You can also secure flights straight from the app,
saving time and hassle.
Free, iOS and Android, hopper.com

XE Currency Binaural
XE Currency o ers live exchange rates for “every Travelling can be exhilarating, revelatory and
world currency and precious metals,” (on the profound, but if you’re someone who su ers from
o -chance you’re keeping track with your gold anxiety, it can also have moments of utter terror.
stash), you can save relevant rates o ine, and even
use the app on your Android Wear or Apple Watch So, whether you’re an anxious flyer, are prone
device, meaning you’ll never accidentally overpay to panic attacks in new situations, or just get
again. easily flustered, an app which uses binaural beats
Basic: free, iOS and Android, XE.com (repetitive sound waves) to ‘entrain the brain to
di erent states’ can be very helpful indeed.

Binaural, an elegant and easy-to-use app, can also
alleviate jet lag and will help to reset your sleep
clock, making that five-hour stopover slightly less
horrendous.
Basic: free, iOS, giorgiocalderolla.com/binaural

Cool Cousin Google Trips
Don’t you hate it when you’re in a vibrant and If you’re the kind of person who keeps their travel
exciting city, but your guidebook is only showing documents in a leather-bound organiser, then
up the obvious tourist spots? Well say hello to Cool you will love Google Trips, which is the virtual
Cousin, which connects you to locals who share the equivalent.
same interests as you.
Never find yourself trawling through emails in
Once connected you’ll receive a map of your a hotel lobby at 3am again, as this handy little
‘cousins’’ favourite city spots and personalised travelling buddy gathers all the information for
advice as to where you should go and what you your adventure – from Google and your mail inbox
– for you, as well as drawing up itineraries and
suggestions for places to go.
Free, iOS and Android, getgoogle.com/trips

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Plant of the month

Sunflower

Sunflower seeds are mainly sown from mid-April
to the end of May and will flower in August.

Planting sunflower seeds is a great activity for
children, and looking to see how tall it might grow
when selecting seed variety is part of the fun.
Seeds can be sown directly into the ground where
they are to flower, in a sunny position. Ensure the
soil is weed-free and raked finely.

Sunflower seeds need little maintenance, apart
from some light watering and thinning out when
the seedlings start to shoot up, but beware of
hungry slugs and snails nibbling the new seedlings.

As the sunflower begins to grow tall, the stem will
need support – use a cane and tie loosely with
string; you might need a step ladder if the weather
is favourable!

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Green ngers… the Alan
Titchmarsh column

He’s a brilliant presenter, It’s like all those
accomplished gardener, months of dampness,
talented novelist and coldness and struggle
all-round horticultural have just flitted away
inspiration. This month, Alan on the breeze – the
Titchmarsh talks about the world feels like a
advent of spring, and how di erent place.
our gardens are beginning to
open back up again. And as a gardener you
always have a little
I’ve said it before, but there moment in February
is something about spring when you think maybe
that just feels like the world this year it won’t
is alive and fertile and rich happen, but it always
again, and you can usually does, and I love it
sense it on a particular day when the first green
– that day when you can haze comes across the
smell the season has arrived. horizon.
It’s something in the air, in
the same way you get with Of course, that’s the
autumn. signal to formulate
plans and consider
There’s a kind of sourness, the things you want
a tang in the air in autumn and you can smell your garden to represent this year, and that’s very
things just beginning to decay. And for spring it’s exciting. A big part of that is anticipation, which is
similar, but more enriching - when you see those an underrated commodity. People want everything
first shoots breaking on an apple tree branch or a instantly now because they are able to go into a
hawthorn hedge you know it has happened and supermarket and have what they want, when they
come round again. want it. I quite like looking forward in life, I enjoy
anticipation because, of course,
when it does happen, it’s that much
more enjoyable.

Where the garden is concerned,
there are a few basics to look on
and check - you need to remind
yourself of your plot in terms
of sunshine and shade, and its
capabilities. Remember, poor soil
isn’t a barrier - you can grow all
kind of things in tubs and pots and
troughs. And just because what you
have may be small, it doesn’t mean
it’s hard to find things to grow in it.
It’s easy to grow salads in a small
space, or tomatoes in summer.
Even dwarf fruit in large pots. No,
you won’t be self-su cient, but you
know that you grew it.

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BGUASRIDNENSS, FINANCE & TECH in front of you as things gradually
come into their natural season… from
Being an organic gardener for 30 years, I winter snowdrops through to da odils,
can always go out and pick anything and then tulips, summer strawberries into
eat it straight away without worrying, and I autumn raspberries.
love that. I’ll have to wait until August, but
strolling around the garden picking Victoria It’s all there in front of you, so make
plums o trees is one of my favourite things the most of your garden this year by
to do. planning for each month now.

A more
immediate thing
to look forward
to, for me, is
the first sight
of asparagus in
April. What you
find is, from this
point forward,
there will be
something
new poking its
head out every
few weeks –
the garden is
like a theatre
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So Over e Oven

Air-fryers and halogens as practical alternatives to the oven.

The home oven has been a staple of kitchens which ensures that
up and down for countless decades, though in heat is kept moving
recent times these huge, clunking bastions of heat and that, in turn,
have perhaps become the home’s main source of guarantees that the
chagrin when it comes to having to clean, spray food is cooked.
and scrub away caked-in, burnt on, grease-laden
messes from inside. Best for price:
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It’s reassuring then that in an era of rapid kitchen Halogen Oven,
advancements, there are some adequate from around £35
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• Air Fryers - Air fryers are, essentially, mini-ovens Halogen Oven
that work by using an electrical element generating Rotisserie, from
heat. This is then circulated around the container, around £120
cooking food from the outside in. It means fried
food can still have that satisfying crunch, without • How they
all the nastiness of oil. Indeed, air fryers use up to compare to
80% less fat, and users can enjoy much shortened conventional
cooking times, ovens
usually by about a Both air fryers and
third, thanks to the halogen ovens
smaller space and are smaller than
more concentrated conventional
cooking process. ovens. They
use far less oil
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around £275 cooked slice of toast.

• Halogen Ovens - Halogen ovens are typically However, space is an issue, and if cooking for
bigger in size and use light to cook food. The more than two people – even when factoring in
halogen bulb emits a red and an infrared light. The additional shelves that can be added to halogens –
red light can be seen by the naked eye, the infrared you may struggle to cook everything in one go.
radiant light cannot.
Finally, as far as cleaning goes, the days of
Food is placed in sticking your head inside a big oven with a toxic
a durable glass spray cleaner, are gone. Halogen ovens have a
cooking bowl, with self-cleaning mode, and while an air fryer should
the heat from the be wiped clean on each use, both are easy to put
halogen bulb coming in the sink for general washing with a sponge or
from above. Within cloth.
is a circulating fan

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