Monthly Archives: September 2011

Health & Fitness in the news – 26/09/2011

1. A walk in the park
Dudley News

In the light of new, much more achievable Government guidelines for weekly physical exercise, Change4Life and fitness experts talk about how walking the kids to school and regular energetic housework could be enough to meet your recommended exercise quota and officially keep you healthy.

Dudley News

2New £16m Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park opens
BBC News

A new multi-million pound leisure centre has opened in Merseyside, which will also provide a new home for the region’s basketball team.

BBC News

Health & Lifestyle

1. Younger people twice as likely to call in sick
The Telegraph

Younger people are twice as likely to miss work through illness as their older colleagues, according to a new survey.

The Telegraph

2. Most people in the UK are killed by five diseases – here are some tips to avoid them
Mail on Sunday

We all have to go somehow. And last year 493,242 Britons died of various causes. The majority were due to heart disease and more than a quarter were as a result of various forms of cancer.

Mail on Sunday

Things to do in Scarborough for 1 week (26/09/2011)

Dates Events Venue Times Contact Details
Fri 1 Apr – 30 Oct Scalby Farmers Market Scalby Parish Hall 14:00 to 17:00 01723 583357
Mon 26 Sep Dear Uncle Stephen Joseph Theatre 19:30 01723 370541
Tue 27 Sep Neighbourhood Watch Stephen Joseph Theatre 19:30 01723 370541
Tue 27 Sep Take a Peek Woodend 14:00 15:00 01723 384511
Wed 28 Sep Neighbourhood Watch Stephen Joseph Theatre 19:30 01723 370541
Wed 28 Sep Sinbad’s Adventures Scarborough Art Gallery 10:30 to 11:00 01723 384511
Thu 29 Sep Dear Uncle Stephen Joseph Theatre 14:30 19:30 01723 370541
Thu 29 Sep Life Drawing Classes Woodend 18:30 to 20:30 01723 384511
Fri 30 Sep Dear Uncle Stephen Joseph Theatre 19:30 01723 370541
Fri 30 Sep Friday Coffee Mornings St Andrew’s Reformed Church 10:00 to 11:45 01723 369070
Fri 30 Sep St Mary’s Market St Mary’s Church – Burniston & Cloughton 10:30 to 13:00
Sat 1 Oct – Sun 4 Dec Landscape Revisited, Kane Cunningham & Joe Cornish Scarborough Art Gallery 10:00 to 17:00
Sat 1 Oct Neighbourhood Watch Stephen Joseph Theatre 14:30 19:30 01723 370541
Sat 1, Sun 2 Oct UK Pro Surf Tour North Bay Beach 10:00 to 17:00 01637 854854

Health & Fitness in the News – 20/09/2011

Exercise and Industry

1. LIW 2011 gets underway this week
Sports Management

David Stalker, CEO of the FIA, says: “LIW is one of the most important events in our industry calendar. We have been working with LIW this year to develop a schedule that reflects the work we’re doing to drive the industry forward, and we’re delighted to bring to delegates an event packed with the very latest industry news and opportunities.”

Sports Management

2. Medicines, undiagnosed illnesses and even the wrong kind of workout: Why it might not be your fault you’re fat
Daily Mail

As obesity levels continue their inexorable rise, the Government’s official weight-loss message is still focused on four words: eat less, move more. But if you are one of the estimated 20 per cent of people who are on a permanent diet, or one of the 40 per cent of men and 30 per cent of women who regularly exercise and still can’t seem to lose weight, it could be very tempting to start to wonder whether perhaps there’s something else going on.

Daily Mail

Health & Lifestyle

1. How to breathe
The Telegraph

Take some time to get to know your breath better. Put one hand on your stomach and one hand on your upper chest, close your eyes and take a big inhale through your nose, and let it out. Take note of which hand moved the most – the bottom or the top. Eighty per cent of us are upper chest breathers, 20 per cent belly breathers. Discovering which you are can help you make the most out of your breath.

The Telegraph

2. Diabetes Linked to Increased Dementia Risk
International Business Times

People with diabetes may have more than an increased risk for stroke or a heart attack at an early age. In fact, individuals with the ailment may have a dramatically increased chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia later in life, according to a new study.

International Business Times

Mixed views on hotel wind turbine plans (Scarborough Evening News)

PLANS to install 16 wind turbines on the roof of a Scarborough hotel have received a mixed reaction.

The Crown Spa Hotel in Esplanade, which has previously won awards for its green initiatives, says the units would help it reduce its running costs, while decreasing its energy consumption and CO2 output.

Managing director Richard Frank said the scheme would help the hotel’s bid to reach renewable energy targets, bringing economic benefits through securing jobs and visitors to the area, and help raise awareness of climate change and renewable energy.

Scarborough Council has received a number of letters from members of the public in support of the proposal.

David Michael Ward, of Esplanade, said: “The proposed triple blade wind turbines are not in my opinion going to be an eyesore and look little more than a modern roof mounted tv aerial.”

Ray Springall, of Westbourne Park, said: “These wind turbines should be low in visual impact, should run in conjunction with the Solar panels and water reclamation projects the hotel has running and encourage other people to Green Energy production – we should all benefit.”

Alana Wood, of Redcliffe Road, said: “A company such as the Crown Spa should be praised for their high levels of commitment to making the world a greener place.”

Read more at the Scarborough Evening News website

Events in Scarborough for 1 week (19/09/2011)

Dates Events Venue Times Contact Details
Fri 1 Apr – Sun 30 Oct Scalby Farmers Market Scalby Parish Hall 14:00 to 17:00 01723 583357
Mon 19 – Sat 24 Sep Calendar Girls with Lynda Bellingham Futurist Theatre 19:30 365789/374500
Mon 19 Sep Neighbourhood Watch Stephen Joseph Theatre 19:30 01723 370541
Mon 19 Sep Thorough Modern Musicals Scarborough Spa Complex 20:00 to 22:00 01723 370541
Tue 20 Sep Dear Uncle Stephen Joseph Theatre 19:30 01723 370541
Tue 20 Sep Summer Spectacular 2011 Scarborough Spa Complex 20:00 to 22:00 01723 357869
Wed 21 Sep Calendar Girls with Lynda Bellingham Futurist Theatre 14:00 365789/374500
Wed 21 Sep Dear Uncle Stephen Joseph Theatre 19:30 01723 370541
Wed 21 Sep Sinbad’s Adventures Scarborough Art Gallery 10:30 to 11:00 01723 384511
Wed 21 Sep Summer Spectacular 2011 Scarborough Spa Complex 20:00 to 22:00 01723 357869
Thu 22 Sep Life Drawing Classes Woodend 18:30 to 20:30 01723 384511
Thu 22 Sep Neighbourhood Watch Stephen Joseph Theatre 14:30 19:30 01723 370541
Thu 22 Sep The Valley Press Reading 2011 Scarborough Library & Information Centre 18:00 to 19:30
Thu 22 Sep Thoroughly Modern Musicals Scarborough Spa Complex 20:00 to 22:00 01723 357869
Fri 23 Sep Friday Coffee Mornings St Andrew’s United Reformed Church 10:00 to 11:45 01723 369070
Fri 23 Sep Neighbourhood Watch Stephen Joseph Theatre 19:30 01723 370541
Fri 23 Sep Rally Yorkshire 2011 – International Car Rally West Pier – Scarborough 18:00 to 19:30 07850 783 555
Fri 23 – Sun 25 Sep Scarborough Jazz Festival Scarborough Spa Complex 01723 357869
Fri 23 Sep Thoroughly Modern Musicals Scarborough Spa Complex 20:00 to 22:00 01723 357869
Sat 24 Sep Calendar Girls with Lynda Bellingham Futurist Theatre 14:00 365789/374500
Sat 24 Sep Dear Uncle Stephen Joseph Theatre 19:30 01723 370541
Sat 24 Sep DinoClub Rotunda William Smith Museum of Geology 19:30 01723 384511
Sat 24 Sep Neighbourhood Watch Stephen Joseph Theatre 14:30 01723 370541
Sat 24 Sep Rally Yorkshire 2011 – International Car Rally West Pier – Scarborough 12:00 to 19:30 07850 783 555
Sat 24 Sep Summer Spectacular 2011 Scarborough Spa Complex 20:00 to 22:00 01723 357869
Sat 24 Sep Village Halls Classic Easy Sequence Dancing Ganton Village Hall 20:00 07817 915528

Underwater camera

There are many great things you can do with a camera, but for the most part, you can not get your camera wet. That means that taking photos underwater is next to impossible unless you get a special underwater camera or case. Though not everyone will have a need for one of these, they are great if you spend time in the water, and often see things that you would like to take home as a memory. When buying one though, read the details so you know what you are buying.

Most use an underwater camera for fun. They may be people who like to go scuba diving, and they wish to capture what they see underwater. Others might use them for more practical uses. They may be people who work with waterways and work with the environment. Either way, the underwater camera that is needed will be one that can take the pressure of the water. If you go too far down into the water, the camera might not hold up.

Some cameras say they are water resistant rather than waterproof. It probably depends on the depth. This is when the specifications of the camera come into play. Each different underwater camera can go to different depths before the water pressure is too high and the water may get into the camera, or it might even self destruct. Finding out the depth is important before buying. Most of this type that are film can not be loaded underwater for obvious reasons, so remember that when deciding if you want film, or if you would like to have a digital type for your underwater explorations.

Buying an underwater camera might be a bit tougher than finding a regular one. You may have to go to a camera shop to find them, or you may have to look online. If you look around on the Internet, you will see a wide range of underwater camera from which you can choose. You might go for something simple that just takes snap shots, or you can choose something that takes video and has a great lighting system with it. It is all dependent on what you want to do with your camera and how much you really have to spend on something like this. Something as simple as color might be important, so remember that when you buy. Get a color that sticks out so you can find your camera when you drop it, and that is very likely to happen.

Sometimes your camera might be advertised as waterproof, but still water may seep into it and possibly ruin your camera and sd card.  Which happened to someone from the hotel, they didn’t seem to happy when it happened.

Events in Scarborough for 1 week (13/09/2011)

dates events venue times contact details
Tue 13 Sep Gambart Baines Scarborough Bowls CentrePeasholm Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire 10:00 01723 353992
Howard Hodgkin: Prints Scarborough Art GalleryThe Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire 10:00 to 17:00 01723 374753
Neighbourhood Watch Stephen Joseph TheatreWestborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire 19:30 01723 370541
Howard Beaumont: King of The Keyboards Scarborough Spa ComplexSouth Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough 14:30 to 16:00 01723 357869
Summer Spectacular 2011 Scarborough Spa ComplexSouth Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough 20:00 to 22:00 01723 357869
Scarborough Spa Orchestra: ‘Music in the Air’ Scarborough Spa ComplexSouth Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough 11:00 01723 357869
Scarborough Spa Orchestra: ‘Classical Favourites’ Scarborough Spa ComplexSouth Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough 19:45 01723 357869
Wed 14 Sep Gambart Baines Scarborough Bowls CentrePeasholm Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire 10:00 01723 353992
Sinbad’s Adventures Scarborough Art GalleryThe Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire 10:30 to 11:00 01723 384511
Howard Hodgkin: Prints Scarborough Art GalleryThe Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire 10:00 to 17:00 01723 374753
Neighbourhood Watch Stephen Joseph TheatreWestborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire 19:30 01723 370541
Howard Beaumont: King of The Keyboards Scarborough Spa ComplexSouth Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough 14:30 to 16:00 01723 357869
Summer Spectacular 2011 Scarborough Spa ComplexSouth Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough 20:00 to 22:00 01723 357869
Scarborough Spa Orchestra: ‘Music in the Air’ Scarborough Spa ComplexSouth Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough 11:00 01723 357869
Scarborough Spa Orchestra: ‘Summer Serenade’ Scarborough Spa ComplexSouth Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough 19:45 01723 357869
Thu 15 Sep Gambart Baines Scarborough Bowls CentrePeasholm Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire 10:00 01723 353992
Howard Hodgkin: Prints Scarborough Art GalleryThe Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire 10:00 to 17:00 01723 374753
Life Drawing Classes WoodendThe Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire 18:30 to 20:30 01723 384511
Dear Uncle Stephen Joseph TheatreWestborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire 19:30 01723 370541
Howard Beaumont: King of The Keyboards Scarborough Spa ComplexSouth Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough 14:30 to 16:00 01723 357869
Thoroughly Modern Musicals Scarborough Spa ComplexSouth Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough 20:00 to 22:00 01723 357869
Scarborough Spa Orchestra: ‘Music in the Air’ Scarborough Spa ComplexSouth Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough 11:00 01723 357869
Fri 16 Sep Friday Coffee Mornings St Andrew’s United Reformed ChurchRamshill Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire 10:00 to 11:45 01723 369070
Howard Hodgkin: Prints Scarborough Art GalleryThe Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire 10:00 to 17:00 01723 374753
Howard Hodgkin Scarborough Art GalleryThe Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire 18:00 to 19:30 01723 384511
Dear Uncle Stephen Joseph TheatreWestborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire 19:30 01723 370541
Thoroughly Modern Musicals Scarborough Spa ComplexSouth Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough 20:00 to 22:00 01723 357869
Sat 17 Sep Classic Cars Coachman InnPickering Road West, Snainton 10:00 to 18:00 01723 859231
The Secret Wood Raincliffe WoodsLady Ediths Drive, Scarborough, North Yorkshire 10:00 01723 895124
Scalby Farmers Market Scalby Parish HallScalby Road, Scalby, Scarborough, North Yorkshire 14:00 to 17:00 01723 583357
Manhattan Voices Concert St Matthew’s Church, Hutton BuscelSt Matthew’s Church, Hutton Buscel, North Yorkshire 19:30 01723 586878
West End to Broadway Futurist TheatreForeshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire 19:30 01723 370742 ad
Village Halls Classic Easy Sequence Dancing Ganton Village HallGanton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire 20:00 07817 915528
Howard Hodgkin: Prints Scarborough Art GalleryThe Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire 10:00 to 17:00 01723 374753
Saturday Art Club Scarborough Art GalleryThe Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire 10:00 to 12:00 01732 384511
Dear Uncle Stephen Joseph TheatreWestborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire 14:30 01723 370541
Neighbourhood Watch Stephen Joseph TheatreWestborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire 19:30 01723 370541
Summer Spectacular 2011 Scarborough Spa ComplexSouth Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough 20:00 to 22:00 01723 357869
Sun 18 Sep International Gold Cup Road Races Oliver’s MountScarborough, North Yorkshire 08:30 to 16:00 01723 373000
Classic Cars Coachman InnPickering Road West, Snainton 10:00 to 18:00 01723 859231
Scalby Farmers Market Scalby Parish HallScalby Road, Scalby, Scarborough, North Yorkshire 14:00 to 17:00 01723 583357
‘Roses Run’ – Morris Minor Club Run North Bay BeachScarborough, North Yorkshire 16:30 01723 383636
Howard Hodgkin: Prints Scarborough Art GalleryThe Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire 10:00 to 17:00 01723 374753
Mon 19 Sep Calendar Girls with Lynda Bellingham Futurist TheatreForeshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire 19:30 365789/374500
Neighbourhood Watch Stephen Joseph TheatreWestborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire 19:30 01723 370541
Thoroughly Modern Musicals Scarborough Spa ComplexSouth Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough 20:00 to 22:00 01723 357869

Health & Fitness in the news – 12/09/2011

Exercise and Industry

1. The health reform Bill moves one step closer
The Telegraph

Max Pemberton gives his opinion on The Health and Social Care Bill, that  has now been passed by the House of Commons with a majority of 65. He states his heart sunk when he heard the news and believes without doubt, this signals the end of the NHS as we know it. Feels depressed and betrayed. He states he has no particular affiliation to any political party or ideological tie to the NHS. He just defends the NHS because the evidence shows that it is the best system to deliver health care.

The Telegraph

2.  Father-of-two loses 27 STONE in three years after walking to bathroom left him breathless
Daily Mail

A father-of-two lost an incredible 27 stone through healthy eating and cycling after he realised just walking to the bathroom left him breathless. Gary Brennan, has shrunk from almost 40 stone to 13 stone in just three years after he ditched eating crisps and fizzy drinks and got on his bike.

Daily Mail
Health & Lifestyle

1. If you’ve injured your foot you need RICE: Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation
Daily Mail

The foot is an incredibly complex piece of machinery, comprising 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 muscles and tendons. It is also incredibly resilient – after all, it takes the body’s entire weight – and is remarkably flexible. But this sophisticated piece of kit is vulnerable if injured too.

Daily Mail

Cinema times from 9th September

Films from Friday 9th September for 1 week

Apollo 18 15 87 mins
Contains strong sustained threat and moderate horror
Fri-Tue 6.00
Wed 2.00 6.00
Thu 6.00

The Inbetweeners Movie 15 97 mins
Contains strong language, twice very strong, and strong sex references
Daily 8.00

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 12A 131 mins
Contains moderate threat, injury detail and language
Sat/Sun 2.00

Cowboys & Aliens
Daily: 1800
Sat-Sun: 14:00

Final Destination 5
Daily: 20:30
Wed: 14:00

Super 8
Wed-Thu: 18:00

The Inbetweeners
Wed: 1400, 2030

Thu: 2030

Scarborough Heritage Open Days 2011

Foulsbridge Farm – Near Snainton, Listed Grade I – Knights Templar Hall
Friday 9th, 6.30pm
This place sends shivers of excitement through anyone interested in Templar buildings, because its great hall still exists, but for a while nobody knew it was there. Maximum 30 people. Booking essential 01723 384503

Harbour Bar ice
Harbour Bar ice cream factory – Sandside
Saturday 10th
Famed for serving some of the best ice cream in the country. See how it’s made. Maximum of 12 per tour. 10am until 4pm Booking essential 01723 384503

Futurist Theatre – Foreshore Road
Friday 9th, 11am
The fifth largest theatre in the UK outside of London. Meet in the entrance foyer for a backstage tour. Maximum of 30. Booking essential 01723 384503

Masonic Hall – St Nicholas Cliff
Saturday 10, 10am-4pm open to visit
Converted in 1884 from a private house by architect David Petch. Building possibly has an 18th century core. Legend has it that masonry was practised in Scarborough as far back as 1625.

RAF Staxton Wold, air defence station
Thursday 9th and Friday 10
RAF Staxton Wold has been used as an early warning station since the 3rd century, when it was the site of a warning beacon. It was first used as a radar station in 1937, when it was set up as part of the Chain Home system. It is the only one of the original stations still in use, so can claim to be the oldest continuously serving radar station. Maximum of 6 per tour at 10am, 11am, 1pm & 2pm Booking essential 01723 384503

Rotunda, the William Smith Museum of Geology – Vernon Road Listed Grade II*
Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th, 10am to 5pm
The Rotunda is part of Scarborough’s heritage and a landmark within the town.
Saturday 10 only
Balcony tours at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm with Chris Hall, local historian. Maximum of 10 per tour. Not suitable for people with limited mobility. Length of tour 20/30 minutes. Booking essential 01723 384503

Scarborough Art Gallery – The Crescent Listed Grade II*
Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th, 10am to 5pm
Friday 9th only
Free attic tours at 10am, noon and 2pm
Maximum of 10 per tour. Not suitable for people with limited mobility. Length of tour about 40 minutes Booking essential 01723 384503

Scarborough Collections – Woodend, The Crescent
Friday 9th only
Store tours at 11am, 1pm and 3pm with Karen Snowden, head of collections, Museums Trust. Maximum of 10 per tour.
Meet in reception at Woodend Creative Workspace. Mobility not a problem. Length of tour about 40 minutes. Booking essential 01723 384503

Maritime Heritage Centre 36 Eastborough
Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th, 11am to 4pm open to visit
Learn about Scarborough’s rich maritime heritage

North Bay Railway
Sunday 11th, 10am to noon, Tours at 10th, 10.30, 11 and 11.30
Behind the scenes tour of the engine sheds of North Bay Miniature Railway.
Meet at the station booking hall in Northstead Manor Gardens. Maximum of 25 people per tour. Booking essential 01723 384503

Town Hall Listed Grade II
Saturday 10th
Guided tours by conservation officer Chris Hall, at 9.30am, 10.30am and 11.30am. Maximum 20 per tour. Tours last about 45 minutes. Built as a private house in 1852 for John Woodall to designs by architect Henry Wyatt. Greatly extended 1901-02 to form the Town Hall to designs by Harry W Smith, borough engineer. Booking essential on 01723 384503

Yacht Club/Lighthouse – Vincent’s Pier, Listed Grade II
Saturday 10th, 10am
Rebuilt after the 1914 bombardment. Maximum of 30 people. Booking essential 01723 384503

St Andrew’s Church – Ramshill Road, Listed Grade II*
Thursday 8th, Friday 9th and Saturday 10th, 10am to 4pm
Tours throughout the day. Rated highly by Pevsner and often referred to as the cathedral of Yorkshire congregationalism. A remarkable non-conformist church. Visit the new heritage chapel and view the model of medieval Scarborough which used to be in Woodend.
Thursday 8 only – Chris Hall to give a talk about the model at 2pm

St Mary’s Church – Castle Road, Listed Grade I
Thursday 8th, open from 10am to 4pm
A guided tour at 10:30am Maximum of 20 on the tour. Booking essential 01723 384503

Stephen Joseph Theatre – Westborough, Listed Grade II Art
Thursday 9th and Friday 10th 1pm
Meet in the entrance foyer for a backstage tour. Booking essential 01723 370541 Maximum of 25 per tour.

Trinity House – St Sepulchre St, Listed Grade II*
Saturday 10 10am to 4pm open to visit
Founded 1602, this building is one of only four Trinity Houses in the country. Visit the board room and courtyard garden.

Westborough Methodist Church Listed grade II
Thursday 8th to Saturday 10th from noon to 4pm Sunday 11 from 2pm to 4pm
Guides available. Mobility access good. Built in 1862, it is considered to be the best work of local architect William Baldwin Stewart.

Woodend Creative Workspace -The Crescent, Listed Grade II*
Saturday 10th, 11am to 3pm open to visit
Home of the Sitwell family for many years. Visit the Sitwell library. The house was the birthplace of Edith Sitwell in 1887 and played a strong role in the literary lives of Sir George Sitwell’s children (Osbert, Edith and Sacheverell).