JB500_148775   Have to say the service from Steve Butler and his team at LRB Trophies is second to none. If you’re looking at buying trophies for your pool leagues (or any other league for that matter), then take a look at their website. They deliver nationwide (and on occasion, worldwide), so don’t worry about them being based in Selby! Dave Fisher – ETS (UK) Selby Pool League
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Press Photo Trophy Blog #83 – Manchester United have turned to the man who has won them the most trophies to replace David Moyes. The former Everton manager was sacked earlier today. Giggs, who was already player-coach under Moyes, will be thrown in at the deep end until a permanent replacement is found. The club said: “Following the departure of David Moyes as manager, Manchester United has announced that Ryan Giggs, the club’s most decorated player, will assume responsibility for the first team.” Ryan Giggs has more or less won every trophy there is in domestic football. His first game in charge will be against Norwich, who have had a recent change of management themselves. Giggs has been given the task to see the team out for the rest of the season before a permanent manager can be found during the summer. Lots of famous managers have all been linked with the role, these include: Louis van Gaal, Jurgen Klop, Laurent Blanc and Everton’s Roberto Martinez. One fan on twitter created fun and games by saying the club would offer a huge contract straight away to Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers and throw him off his current title race.

025Lewis Hamilton added another trophy to his collection after racing to victory in the Chinese Grand Prix. This was his third consecutive win for the first time in his formula 1 career. His team-mate Nico Rosberg claimed second, with Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso joining them on the podium. Hamilton was full of praise for the car and the team behind him. “I just can’t believe how amazing the car is and how hard everyone’s worked,” he said on the podium. “After the start it was just really racing myself. I’m really happy Nico is up here with us. Great points for the team.”

The track is another new Tilke design, which some F1 fans say isn’t very exciting. Proof of this could be shown by nobody even bothering Hamilton from start to finish. When it was completed in 2004, it was the most expensive Formula One circuit facility, costing $240 million. The track features one of the trickiest corners combinations on the Formula One calendar. Turn 1 and 2 are a very demanding 270 degree, right-handed corner combination. The victory was the 25th of Hamilton’s career, pulling him level with former world champion Niki Lauda and the late Jim Clark in the all-time list of winners. In the championship table, Rosberg, the winner of the season-opener in Australia, now has 79 points after four races, with Hamilton on 75 and Alonso third on 41. One of the highlights of the race involved Vettel, Red Bull’s four times world champion was asked to move aside for his faster Australian team mate for the second race in a row. The teams and drivers come back to Europe with the Spanish grand prix in a few weeks time.    
Press Photo In the past few weeks, the national supermarket giant Sainsbury’s has announced plans to open a third store on Hull Road in York. They want to take over the current B&Q store and cater for people living on the east side of York and the nearby surrounding area. They already have a huge store on the Monks Cross Retail Park and another older store near Foss islands closer to the city centre. If you turn right at the A19/A64 interchange, it is the first junction you come to and can be reached from Selby in half an hour on a clear run. It is an easier option for people living in villages on the north side of Selby and in the Tadcaster area. Whilst this doesn’t affect our local businesses and retailers directly, it is another reason for people to take their hard earned spending money out of the town centre. Some consumers are happy to ignore the petrol costs they incur; they prefer the attraction of parking very close to the door. These huge supermarkets have everything under one roof, so is this much more appealing then shopping locally in three or four local high street shops? Supermarkets are cheaper I hear you shout, and yes, saving a few pounds at the till makes sense to everyone, but once all the petrol costs are considered, are they actually saving anything? My ‘Trading up’ columns in the past have explained how local independent retailers and businesses need all the help they can get, So is another major supermarket moving closer to us going to create problems? Sadly I think for some retailers the answer is yes.
Part 2 – In last weeks ‘Trading up’ column I wrote about how the Budget announcement would affect the retail and business world in the months ahead. Industry leaders have commented that it is the ‘Election’ Budget. The government is beginning its new campaign, so we all knew that a few sweeteners would be placed in it for the voters. Retailers at both ends of the high street have looked into the Corporation Tax changes, Whilst larger profitable companies will be pleased that the reduced corporation rate will be 20% from 2015, could the Chancellor reached out to the millions of start-ups and small businesses across the country and reduced the rate even further to give them an extra boost. Exporting goods and products over seas is a very big area that the government is looking to increase. I’ve started a export project myself, Foreign money being used to buy British made products usually stays in the UK. If sales are successful, these businesses also increase their workforces and premises. This helps the economy even more. It’s good to hear that lending for export finance has doubled to £3 billion in the budget. Extra help is needed for small businesses to find out how to access these new finances. A small business can quickly develop into a big business if the correct steps are taken. It is still widely known that the banks are still not lending to start ups or Small businesses. They are still aiming for the mega money deals. Why wasn’t this issue focused on in the budget? Banks and Bankers bonuses are in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. This was a great chance to turn those negatives into positives.