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  • All Things Local community magazine - Mayor Of Derby - Pauline Latham OBE

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  • All Things Local community magazine - RAC Patrolman Marc Tomlinson
    Marc about his role What is the best moment you ve experienced so far whilst at work I would have to say the time I went to a callout in Oxford It was a broken down vehicle being driven by Ronnie Barker It was really funny Not the break down of course What is the most rewarding thing about your job Just knowing that I m part of an important team that helps all types of people with their everyday motoring needs What do you least like about your job The weather can be a bit of a downer When it s raining and windy it makes the job a lot harder to do What is the most dangerous situation that you ve encountered Working at the roadside is very dangerous nowadays with the roads being so busy and people could be a bit more considerate on the roads After all nobody picks where to break down it s just as and when Describe one of the funniest moments you ve experienced in your job Erm going to a young couple locked out of their car down a country lane with all their clothes locked in the car it didn t take much working out what they had been up to In your experience what is the most common reason for being called out Keys locked in the vehicles using the wrong fuel and good old flat batteries How do you like to relax and unwind I like a drop of red wine or a real ale What are your hobbies interests outside of work I enjoy Enduro riding which is a motorbike sport I also love walking and gardening What s your favourite holiday destination I like most of Greece France is ok and there are some lovely places

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  • All Things Local community magazine - Paul Green - Fire Fighter
    call detailing who will be responsible for what jobs that day Next we test equipment to make sure it is in working order should we need it Various training sessions take place this could be cutting up a car in a crash scenario a chemical spill simulation or visiting our fire house where I would hide dummies fill it with smoke and then ask the crew to carry out search and rescue tasks Nowadays we also have to train for Water Rescues and other hazards such as Terrorist Attacks We are pro active and play a big role in Community Fire Safety and will visit anyone who wants a Home Fire Safety Check We will identify fire hazards in your home and offer tips and advice We visit schools promoting Fire Safety to Children We also visit factories businesses licensed premises checking that fire certificates are being adhered to Obviously everything changes if we get an emergency call Twice a week I provide a night duty from 18 00hrs till 09 00hrs the next day which involves completing training records giving lectures physical fitness sessions and assessing NVQ candidates and of course attending calls when they come I would also pre plan and organise next weeks timetable as well as finish off anything the day watch did not complete due to call outs I asked Paul a couple of questions What is the most rewarding thing about your job When a life or lives are saved from any incident such as fire water rescue or vehicle accident you cannot describe that feeling when things go right and lives are saved Euphoria maybe What do you least like about your job Hoax Calls as these prevent us from being dispatched to a real emergency within our area and a longer wait

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  • All Things Local community magazine - Jackie Parkin RM, RGN, ENG - Midwife
    I have antenatal or postnatal women If the ladies would like to go home I ensure that the appropriate healthcare checks are done and that the respective healthcare professional has been contacted It may mean admitting ladies to the ward directly from the labour suite after they have had their babies Depending on staffing levels Jackie may even be asked to go to another ward or labour suite to help for a short time during busy spells Jackie finishes her shift at 7 30pm I asked Jackie a few questions What is the best moment and most rewarding thing about your role Finishing at the end of every shift and really feeling that I ve cared for my women 100 and provided the standard of care that they expect and deserve as individuals whether they ve had their baby or not Every delivery and every person is an individual and should be treated that way including partners As a midwife I feel very privileged to be a part of something so special and I can share something so amazing with the people I look after No two deliveries are ever the same What do you least like about your role The paperwork but this has to be done What is the weight of the heaviest baby that you ve ever delivered 10lb 4oz Describe one of the funniest moments you ve experienced in your job Trying to fold a real nappy and making it fit the baby Most people use disposables these days but I m really good at it now Jackie likes to relax and unwind by socialising with her family and friends she loves walking her two dogs with her husband going to concerts listening to music gardening and reading Her favourite holiday destination is Cyprus although loves

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  • All Things Local community magazine - Danny Smith, Police Community Support Officer
    Watch Scheme in Kilburn and is looking to set up similar schemes in other areas on his patrol Danny explains No two days are the same in this role which is what makes it so interesting I get great job satisfaction from meeting members of the community and helping to sort out any crime related problems The basic structure to Danny s working day remains the same at the start of his shift he is briefed on any incidents that have occurred he will then visit the victims of an incident to offer support and advice If no incidents have taken place Danny starts to patrol the area on foot talking to members of the public Don t be surprised if you see him kicking a football around with the local children as building a trusting rapport with all members of the community is vitally important to the success of his role Danny is heavily involved in community events Parish Council meetings and Neighbourhood Watch meetings He has set up youth groups crime prevention schemes and is totally focussed on dealing with the needs of the community Danny can pride himself on the fact that crime in Kilburn has reduced substantially as a result of his community presence One of Danny s relatives is a retired Chief Superintendent in The Derbyshire Constabulary this has inspired him to progress within the Force Danny s ideal car is a Bugatti Veyron priced at approximately 1million he is an ambitious young man indeed Danny is a friendly and approachable character so if you see him when you re out and about go and have a chat with him and let him know if there are any issues concerning you Danny Smith can be contacted on 07870 390155 or you can email him on

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  • All Things Local community magazine - Anthony Fox, Derby Mountain Rescue Team
    team members totally made up of volunteers Anthony comments There is no charge for our services and we are therefore totally reliant on donations We need to raise around 18 000 a year to cover essential running costs like vehicle maintenance training and equipment On 1 June 2007 a hot and dry day Anthony was called out to assist a fallen climber at High Tor Matlock Upon arrival at the scene of the accident Anthony helped to carry specialist equipment to the climber including a stainless steel stretcher called The Bell a large casualty bag a heavy duty fleece lined sleeping bag a snatch medical pack vacuum splints a vacuum mattress ropes and oxygen The climber had fallen approximately 10 metres and had severely fractured his left ankle The casualty s leg was vacuum splinted and he was carefully placed onto the vacuum mattress a precaution in case of spinal injury He was safely secured into the stretcher and carried along a narrow winding undulating path obstructed by fallen tree branches and transferred to a waiting ambulance Anthony explains that once a casualty has left their care the rescue team members don t receive any official information regarding their condition Anthony s Advice on Safety to walkers and climbers Plan your route according to your ability Take the weather forecast into account and ensure you have adequate clothing to allow for unexpected changes in weather conditions Leave a detailed route card and the time you expect to be back with someone you know Wear boots with a deep tread Carry food drink and a first aid kit and know how to use it Carry a map and compass and ensure you are competent in their use Carry a torch and whistle To find out more about Derby Mountain Rescue Team

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  • All Things Local community magazine - recipe - Chicken, grape and pesto wraps
    red wine vinegar a good crunch of pepper and sprinkle of salt Place the chicken in a dish with the marinade then cover with cling film and pop in the fridge for an hour 2 Remove the chicken breasts and pop them under a hot grill for about 8 minutes on each side or until they are cooked through Let cool before slicing 3 Mix another 2 heaped tablespoons of pesto with the mayonnaise 4 Separate your tortillas and pop them on a plate Microwave for 10 seconds until warmed through then spread the middle of each tortilla with a teaspoon of the pesto spread 5 Top with a few slices of chicken some grapes spinach leaves celery and a sprinkling of walnuts Don t go too mad or you won t be able to wrap your wrap 6 Fold the bottom of your tortilla over to form the closed end of your wrap and then roll the sides around the filling 7 Repeat with all 8 tortillas and place on a platter for a delicious lunch Serve al fresco with green salad and a big bowl of oven cooked crisps for a superb summer lunch Current Village Edition Current

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  • All Things Local community magazine - recipe - Hunter's Pie
    When buying tomatoes try not to take them from a supermarket refrigerator cold really kills the flavour If possible it s best to grow tomatoes yourself as the ones we see in the shops are often picked when green and unnaturally ripened with gases before they end up on the shelf However if you can get your hands on some fresh ones then there s nothing better than a ripe tomato salad drizzled with balsamic vinegar and topped with torn basil and chunks of mozzarella Hunter s Chicken Ingredients 6 large chicken breasts 1 large onion Olive oil 2 cloves of garlic diced 1 tin of chopped tomatoes 1 tin of peeled plum tomatoes 1 tbsp tomato puree 100g mascarpone cheese 125g mushrooms sliced 12 olives halved and stoned A large handful of fresh basil washed and torn Salt and pepper Method 1 Heat the oven to 190 degrees C fan oven or gas mark 5 2 Fry the onion and garlic in 2tbsp oil over a low heat for a minute or two but don t let them brown 3 Tip the tins of tomatoes into the pan and stir in the tomato puree and a dash of salt and pepper 4 Simmer on a low heat for around 10 minutes until the sauce has thickened then add the olives and mushrooms and simmer for a further 5 minutes 5 Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the mascarpone and basil leaves 6 In another pan heat a lttle oil and fry the chicken for a few minutes until it begins to brown on both sides then place the breasts side by side in a baking dish 7 Pour over the sauce and pop the dish into the middle shelf of the oven for around 30 minutes

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