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Growing pains? Not for expanding physio practice

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A popular firm of physiotherapists is celebrating its 10th anniversary by increasing the capacity at its Marlborough practice by 50 percent.

The addition of a third treatment room at James Hatt & Associates means even more patients can have their aches and pains treated by its top class clinicians.

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October 14, 2013 at 9:21 pm

Under the hammer: the box Willie Carson used to stand on to look Clare Balding in the eye

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When the BBC hired champion jockey Willie Carson and sports journalist Clare Balding to anchor their televised racing coverage, producers were faced with a problem.

At 6ft 4inches, Clare towered over her 5ft tall co-host. So they knocked up a metal box for Willie to stand on, and inscribed it: “This is the extra seven inches you asked for.” Read the rest of this entry »

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August 21, 2013 at 7:58 pm

Collectors lured by rare Victorian angling guide

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An early and extremely rare copy of one of the definitive guides to angling could make tens of thousands of pounds when it goes under the hammer at a Cotswolds antiques auction in the autumn. Read the rest of this entry »

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August 20, 2013 at 3:56 pm

Skate firm is on a roll, winning two awards in two months

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Charlie Allen of Shiner and Nigel Scott of ActionCOACH with Shiner's award for Best Customer Service Results

Charlie Allen of Shiner and Nigel Scott of ActionCOACH with Shiner’s award for Best Customer Service Results

Bristol-based action sports goods distributor Shiner has scooped a major European business award for customer service.

And the importer of skateboards, roller skates, scooters and BMX bikes is on a roll – having bagged two trophies in as many months.

The company’s success is also good news for Wiltshire business mentor Nigel Scott, of ActionCOACH, who has been helping Shiner to ramp up its operations over the past three years. He’s been presented with the ActionCOACH award for Best Client Results. Read the rest of this entry »

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February 28, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Skin of man-eating tiger to go under hammer

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The skin of a huge tiger that terrorised an Indian village – and may have been responsible for the death of the school teacher’s husband – is the standout lot in the taxidermy section of Moore Allen & Innocent’s sale of sporting antiques next week (Friday, February 1).

The mounted pelt and head of the fearsome beast – which measured 3.3metres (10ft 10ins) nose to tail – will be sold along with the skin of a cattle-bothering leopard bagged during the same hunting expedition.

But what makes this lot really interesting is that it is accompanied by photographs of the hunter and his Indian guides posing with the animals, along with a colourful account of the expedition by the hunter, T H Jones. Read the rest of this entry »

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January 24, 2013 at 7:40 am

Tally ho! Hunting theme at Sporting Sale

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It’s a decade since Scotland became the first region in the UK to outlaw hunting with hounds, and eight years since the Hunting Act rolled out the ban to the rest of the UK, but enthusiasm for the pastime has not waned.

In the Cotswolds, hunts continue to meet and ride to hounds, while the popular spectator sport of point-to-point racing is inextricably linked to the hunts. Meanwhile, the trade of hunting-related antiques is as popular as ever.

There’s a definite hunting theme at Moore Allen & Innocent’s auction of sporting requisites, pictures and taxidermy in Cirencester next Friday, August 31. Read the rest of this entry »

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August 23, 2012 at 11:26 am

Auctioneers get excited about the Olympics… the 1984 Olympics

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Olympics fever is hitting antiques auctioneers Moore Allen and Innocent this week. But being an auctioneer of antiques, it’s not London 2012 they’re getting excited about – it’s Los Angeles 1984.

A limited edition 80-colour silkscreen print commemorating the LA Games, produced and signed by the renowned contemporary artist Melanie Taylor Kent, will be sold with an estimate of £50-80 Read the rest of this entry »

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April 19, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Posted in Antiques, Art, Sport

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