Hello and welcome to the February edition of Consett Magazine.  After a freezing cold January we can’t wait for things to get warmer and brighter as we get ever further into february editorial2013. As we all know, February is a time for celebrating the joys of Valentine’s Day. All across the world lovers and romantics will be confessing their love for each other with ever more elaborate displays of affection. Valentine’s Day splits opinion more so than any other day of the year as couples celebrate while singles are reminded of their lack of love.

In this issue we have included pieces for both ends of the Valentine’s spectrum with our Valentine’s Day ideas page. Here we suggest some great ideas for singles and couples on Valentine’s Day to help make the day go that bit smoother.  If you are looking for love why not have a look at our page of our favourite funny chat up lines. We’ve included a selection of our favourites which will hopefully give you a laugh come February 14th.

Along with our Valentine’s pieces we have a showcase on the local punk band Toxic who are playing a show on the 15th of February at The Demi. This is going to be a great night with some awesome local music that shouldn’t be missed. Another issue highlighted this month is the closure of Broomsdene Household Waste Recycling Centre near Leadgate which will leave people in the area having to travel considerably further to responsibly get rid of their rubbish. In our regular history section we take a look at the story behind the German sword makers in Shotely Bridge whose weapons helped to make the village what it is today.

We here at Consett Magazine hope you have a great Valentine’s Day be it with your partner or with your friends and family.

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