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From Newbold to New York

Words: Simon Paterson Images: Dave Gee Dave draws really cool doodle maps! Born and raised in Newbold, Dave is a freelance illustrator now living in the heart of Manchester. Working from AWOL Studios in Ancoats, Dave’s illustrations can be viewed in many cities including Manchester, Hamburg and New York! Dave’s trademark are his doodle maps which combine his unique doodle style with cartoonish illustrations creating a map of a city. Using his trusty posca pens Dave has created artwork for clients based all around the world and has even travelled abroad for some of his trademark doodle map mural pieces.
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S41 met S41

Words: Bekah Anstey Images: Jez Revell Come and see the radio station they said, I couldn’t say yes quick enough! All things media related has been a passion for me from an early age, I studied media at college and loved every minute. From splicing (yes, I’m that old) in the sound booth to creating and filming tv shows, I was in my element. I haven’t had much opportunity to do anything media related for a long time as life got in the way and I found a new career path. So, when Jez from S41 Radio offered a radio
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A design for every occassion

Words: Bekah Anstey Images: Vicky Bell West Studios is home to many talented artists, entrepreneurs and designers, so I didn’t have far to walk to catch up with the gifted Vicky Bell of Tilly Fudge, in fact she’s in the studio next door! I studied Art & Design at college and have always had a passion for all things creative. I regularly made cards and bespoke prints for friends and family. Crafts are my hobby, so I never dreamed that my passion would ever be my income! The studio wall is filled with Vicky’s beautiful bespoke pieces of art, from
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Never too busy to give back

S41 Local Hero: Alysha Bradley Words: Bekah Anstey Images: Alysha’s family “My sister is a selfless person that believes in the laws of attraction, she goes out of her way to help others and gives back to the community. She’s successful, not only because she works extremely hard, but because she is kind to people and treats them well. Alysha motivates and pushes all her staff to be the best and to help others, this is why she is successful. She uses this success to her advantage to help people that are less fortunate or going through tough times. I’m
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New Year New You?

  Words: Paul Chapman Images: Helen Rowan Photograpy “I love to express myself through the use of different dance genres and I’ve made some friends for life through my love of dance.” This month’s cover pic (courtesy of Helen Rowan Photography) features Ellie Sheppard, a student at Brookfield, who started dancing at the age of three and clearly loves to dance. She’s been attending Kickers Dance School (Brampton) for the past 13 years and is passionate about dance. “I’ve taken part in numerous pantomimes and compete every year in competitions with my dance troupe in the capital of dance …
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Squashfest 2018

You don’t need to think for too long to come up with some benefits of doing sport. But finding a sport we love, and that fits in with our skills and our lifestyles can be a bit more difficult. To try and help local children find their sport, the squash coaching team from Princes Sports Club, worked with Chesterfield School Sport Partnership (CSSP) to organise Squashfest 2018. The aim of Squashfest 2018 was to introduce squash to 160 local primary school children and give them each a chance to have a go. The event was delivered as ‘Junior 101’, which
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Chesterfield Rugby 100 Years

This coming season sees the Chesterfield Panthers Rugby Club achieve it’s Centenary, with many events being organized in celebration of all they have achieved in that time. Words:Graham Bell – Hon. President CPRUFC Images: Chesterfield Panthers The Briefest History 15 November 1919 Mr J.T.Todd of Blackwell and Mr W.Walton Pitt set about establishing Rugby Union in Chesterfield, what followed was a meeting in the Portland hotel on the 6 December 1919 when a Rugby Club was formed. 18 Men of widely varying backgrounds and social standing came together and the first firm plans were made for Chesterfield Rugby Football Club.
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The Red Box Project

PROBLEM: In the UK, some young women in our schools are finding it difficult to access sanitary products. RESULT: Tearful panic in the loo. Wadded up toilet roll. Anxious embarrassment. Missed lessons. Missed education. SOLUTION: A community led commitment to provide and keep stocked red boxes filled with sanitary products and spare pants. The Red Boxes will support disadvantaged young women throughout their entire period. “One in ten teenaged girls (aged 14-21) have been unable to afford or access period products. “But poverty isn’t the only issue, there are social and cultural reasons why products might not be available at
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The 40 year old vegan! I can pass for 39 though.

Unless you have been hiding under a rock recently you will more than likely have heard the words ‘Vegan’ and ‘Veganuary’ being dropped into conversation. This year is set to be the ‘year of the Vegan’ supported by Veganuary which is now in its 5th year. There have been over 250,000 people across 193 countries joining the movement. with many of those following a new plant-based diet being British. According to the guardian not a single week went by in 2018 without Veganism hitting the headlines in one way or another. Many celebrities can be thanked for several of those
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Keep It Local – The impact of choosing a small independent business.

In a few months’ time we exit the EU and I suspect we’ll all be impacted in some way. The price of paper used for printing S40 Local has increased, the trees that make the paper are grown in the EU and the increases my printer is seeing are passed down the chain to businesses, S40 Local included. If our immediate economy is going to thrive, we need to carefully consider our purchasing decisions, so it seems ever more important to support our local businesses, our local economy and even, the wider UK. I’ve previously mentioned the ‘Tale of a
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