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SEPTEMBER 2011 Editors Letter Welcome to our SEPTEMBER edition of LINK-Magazine. Well its been a mixed Summer as weather is concerned but that’s not stopped all us local folk enjoying what the area has to offer, as we have seen you all out and about. Rain what’s that we live by the sea? We like water. LINK-Magazine is the only FREE magazine that deliver to all of FY4 and will always be free. As LINK Magazine is supported by 100’s of local businesses, as LINK provides cost effective advertising and mass coverage with our 6 magazines. As a result LINK has just had our two biggest months in business back to back. But its not just about us, as we have been able to promote 100’s of charity and fund raising events through our magazines, helping them get FREE media coverage and become even more successful for the work they do. As well as this, LINK has partnered with Peel 2 Save which will help raise thousand’s for local charities each year. We appreciate that LINK is not only an effective advertising media but also a useful part of the local community, as well as sponsoring 3 local youth teams. Congratulations LINK-Spotter Gill Impett of Blackpool who won our ‘Where am I?’ Competition. £50 is on its way to you.

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YMCA Membership Offer 2 Editors Page 4 Happy Feet Nursery Places 5 Offer at Mere Park Fisheries 8 FREE Wine at Cascades 8 Constantines Restaurante Offers 9 Circus Come to Town 10 Radio Shack Feature 11 LINK-Cash Ads 12 C.J. Tazz Charity Tour 14 Solar Power E Dugdale 16/17 WIN 2 FREE Tickets 18 Where Am I? WIN £50 20 Crossword & Puzzle Page 21 Twirlers Charity Events 22 What’s On in Your Area 25 Useful Telephone Numbers 27 NEW Tower Dungeon 28 Classified Adverts 29-31

Copy Deadline 22nd September 2011 Publisher: MSG Media Ltd Editor: Martin Gardner Sales & Marketing: Martin Gardner, Edward Ludlam Artwork: In House Photography: In House Cover: www.visitcleveleys.co.uk EDITORIAL: 01253 777545 ADVERTISING: 01253 777545 EMAIL: info@link-magazine.co.uk WEB: www.link-magazine.co.uk Whilst every care has been taken to ensure that the data in this publication is accurate, neither the publisher nor its editorial contributors can accept, and hereby disclaim, any liability to any party to loss or damage caused by errors or omissions resulting from negligence, accident or any other cause. LINK-Magazine does not official endorse any advertising material included within this publication. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in any retrieval system, or transmitted in any form electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without prior permission of the publisher.

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Constantines Restaurante Located in what has become Blackpool’s South Shore dining hotspot on Highfield Road, Constantine’s opened in 2008 and offers both Italian and British cuisine in a vibrant and warm atmosphere.

cooked with fresh sauces and priced at around £10. They have a weekly changing specials board and an early bird menu from just £8.99 for 2 courses and a drink. Parties of up to 50 people can hire out the restaurant and plenty of on-street parking is always free. Constantine’s is open Monday to Saturday, 5-10pm and Sunday, 3-8pm.

The restaurant has a very Mediterranean feel inside with large exotic murals on the walls and contemporary furniture. It is split into two areas, a comfortable bar for pre-dinner drinks and a main dining area with room for 50 diners in all. The ethos here is value for money with all food freshly prepared on the premises using local suppliers where possible but at keen prices. Expect dishes such as sea bass, shoulder of lamb, pork loin and steaks all

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AUTUMN TOUR 2011 ARRIVES IN BLACKPOOL Circus Starr, ‘The Circus With A Purpose’ is proud to announce their ‘Autumn Tour 2011’ which will arrive in Blackpool on Thursday 22nd September 2011, in support of Blue Skies Hospital Fund – Blackpool Victoria Hospital – Children’s Ward. Circus Starr’s unique ethos is to raise thousands of pounds for local charities from the advance sales of tickets to local businesses. These tickets can then be donated to local community groups who otherwise would not get the chance to enjoy the magic of circus.

Encounter the unbelievable somersaults performed on Chinese poles and watch artists dice with death on the cloud swing trapeze, all whilst the spectacular Big Top is echoing with laughter from the antics of our crazy clowns Duo Delbosq from France and Romania.

With this kind support from local businesses, in 2010 Circus Starr donated £1,216,159 worth of tickets to UK communities.

Circus Starr, ‘Autumn Tour 2011’ will be entertaining Blackpool for one day only –Thursday 22nd September 2011 at The Solaris Centre, Harrowside, New South Promenade with two shows at 4.45pm & 7pm.

Circus Starr, is also pleased to announce it has launched as a Community Interest Company or CIC for short. They are proud to join over 3,100 CIC’s ranging from tiny community based organisations to multimillion pound enterprises. CIC’s were introduced by the United Kingdom government in 2005 and designed for Social Enterprises, which Circus Starr became in June 2010.

Circus Starr · Starr in Community CIC launched in February 2011 but will remain under the trading name of Circus Starr. For information on how to help support Circus Starr call 01260 288 690 or email info@circus-starr.co.uk or go to our website www. circus-starr.co.uk

Circus Starr Director Neville Wilson said “We are delighted with our programme for 2011 and launching as a Community Interest Company; this highlights our dedication to the UK’s communities and encompasses all the work we do with local essential charities and community groups. We are convinced this year will be a resounding success.”

Community Interest Companies · Community Interest companies (CIC) are a new type of limited company designed specifically for those wishing to operate for the benefit of the community rather than the benefit of the owners.

Audiences will be taken on a journey from the strolling minstrels and jesters of Medieval Times through the circus of our Victorian ancestors to the contemporary circus of the 21st Century. The magic of the circus ring is timeless, within this enchanted circle, time stands still or can go backwards or forwards in the blink of an eye. With music and costumes galore, Circus Starr will dramatically illustrate the ever changing mercurial evolution of one of the world’s most thrilling art forms. This is your chance to witness the sensational springboard acrobats from the amazing Julio Troupe from Bulgaria, combined with supreme aerialists from Kazakhstan, Trio Serik, who will be on hanging straps high in the roof of the traditional Big Top.

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· This means a CIC cannot be formed or used solely for the personal gain of a particular person, or group of people. · Circus Starr is limited by guarantee and has a statutory ‘Assets Lock’ to prevent the assets and profits being distributed, making it a true not for profit organisation. All profits that we make will go directly to the charities we work with. Blue Skies Hospital Fund – Blackpool Victoria Hospital – Children’s Ward · For more information please visit www.blueskieshospitalfund.org.uk

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For the first time ever c.j. TAZZ will be doing a tour of Blackpool and the Fylde. We intend to join together the community by hosting these very special and fun, family evenings. The nights will be packed with fun, games and loads of entertainment from dance, drama, gymnastics, karate plus much more. On all of the evenings the main focus will be to raise as much money as possible for a charity very close to our hearts, TRINITY HOSPICE. We will be bringing together all the local people from each area to help raise money as well as supporting the village halls and theatres in the area and all the local people. We are asking all schools, groups, churches, nurseries and anybody in the area to support us at these events by coming along with your Mum, Dad, Nan, Grandad, next door neighbour or anyone who just simply wants a great night of entertainment whilst helping a well worthy cause. Tickets are just £7.50 for adults, £5 for children and you can buy a family ticket (2 adults 2 children) for just £20 this includes hot pot and brilliant live entertainment We want everyone talking about ‘The Tour with c.j. TAZZ’ before, during and after!!!

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WIN £50.00 WHERE AM I? COMPETITION

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Blackpool Ice Twirlers Gala Performances The Arena at Pleasure Beach Blackpool has long been famous for hosting amazing ice shows including the much loved Hot Ice Show. Joining the line up of spectacular ice performances are The Blackpool Ice Twirlers who return for their biggest show yet this September!

Proceeds from the performances are donated to charities, with this year’s production supporting Woodlands School, a local charity helping children with learning difficulties. Last year’s Gala The Blackpool Ice Twirlers are a team of young skaters who, over the past 13 years, have was held in support of the “Help for Heroes” performed at ice rinks nationally and in Europe charity and raised over £3,700. With an extra two giving spectacular ice performances showcasing shows added to this year’s run it is hoped that their ability to not only perform intricate routines but the shows will raise a record breaking amount of to also twirl batons, ribbons and poi at the same money for the charity. time as skating. They have skated before Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean and even featured in a TV advert with Peter Kay!

Funds raised will help Woodlands School provide specialist equipment – the Acheeva Learning Station – which will greatly enhance The Gala Performances this year will feature skaters the learning experiences of a number of pupils ranging from the age of 10 years upwards. Professional skaters such as Dancing on Ice skating in school. For some, the only time they can stretch and move is when they are out of their star Katie Stainsby who partnered with Vanilla Ice wheelchair. The Acheeva Learning Station will also be joining the line up for a spectacle of enables a child to have this important freedom of glitz, glamour, fun and entertainment. movement not otherwise possible, whilst safely accessing the curriculum alongside their peers. The Blackpool Ice Twirlers Gala runs on Saturday 10th, 17th and 24th September at 4.30pm. So for a fantastic night out of live entertainment with proceeds helping a great local charity be sure to get your tickets for the Blackpool Ice Twirlers Gala Performances. Tickets are available from The Arena, Pleasure Beach Blackpool, over the phone on 0871 222 9090 or online at www.pleasurebeachresort.com/twirlers. Ticket prices: Adults £5.00 in advance £6.50 on the day Child/Seniors £2.50 in advance £3.50 on the day Family (2+2) £14.00 in advance £15.00 on the day

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ALZHEIMERS SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS BLACKPOOL: meet at Independent Living Centre, 259 Whitegate Dr, Blackpool, FY3 9JL. 1pm - 3pm on the 3rd Monday of the month. Next meetings Sept 19th, Oct 17th, Nov 21st, Sep 19th For further information please contact Alison or Sharon at the local Dementia/ Alzheimers Office 01253 - 312893

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‘Forest Gate Baptist Church (near Stanley Park) Services every Sunday at 10.45am and 6.30pm. For full details of other activities, please see our website www.fgbcblackpool.co.uk’ Summer Special Concerts 1st and 3rd Wednesdays in the months June to October - 7th Sept Pilling Band, 21st Sept Melody Makers, 5th Oct Guardian Concert Band, 19th Oct Frank Flynn Band. All at North Shore Methodist Church - Dickson Road Blackpool 7.30pm each evening £4.00 including refreshments Lung Cancer Support Group This meeting is for anyone affected by Lung Cancer. They meet of the 1st Wednesday of each month at 1pm, Whitegate Resource Centre, 259 Whitegate Drive, Blackpool FY3 9JL. This group has nursing input. For further details contact Donna Sheridan on Telephone: 01772 647040 0r Mobile: 07508 375679 or e mail donna. sheridan@lsccn.nhs.uk Blackpool and the Fylde French Circle; Monday 26th September 8pm St Margaret’s Church Hall, Rowsley Road, St Annes; Presentation with slides on Egypt; Nonmembers welcome; Enquiries 723265 or 724472. ANNIVERSARY CHARITY BALL 24 September at 7:30 pm, Hilton Hotel Blackpool North Promenade, Blackpool, United Kingdom Gill and Alan Payne are hosting a Charity Ball to celebrate their Silver (25th) Wedding Anniversary. 4 course meal / Drinks Reception / Entertainment / Diamond Raffle / Prize Draw / Dancing, it will be a great night out. Tickets: £26.00 per person / £47.00 per couple (saving £5.00) / Table of 10 only £225.00 (saving £35.00). Where else could you get all the above for that price! ALL PROFIT from the night will be going to our local Kidney patients charity - The Lancashire & South Cumbria Kidney Patients Association, run by kidney patients for kidney patients. We support this because Gill’s father suffered from kidney disease and the husband of a very good friend died from it.

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This year’s MEMORY WALK to raise vital funds for the fight against DEMENTIA will take place on Sunday 18th Sept at the Model Village in Stanley Park 10.30 for 11am start. Details from the Alzheimers Local Office (see below)

Further Information From Marjorie Fleming 01253 868086 Email: marjoriefleming@talktalk.net Chris Whyham 01253 893571 Email: whyham@talktalk.net Blackpool Victoria Hospital Walking Club Sunday 11th September. Horton in Ribblesdale. Pick ups St Annes – Blue Anchor and points in-between. Children welcome ring 346384. Blackpool’s Fireworks Championships where the skies above Blackpool will once again light up this September as fabulous fireworks return to the resort.The event will gather together the crème de la crème of the world’s firework elite and promises a mouth-watering series of shows with jaw-dropping entertainment for all the family - and a great opportunity for visitors to take an extended weekend break. Build up will commence around 7.30pm Fireworks from approximately 8.30pm. All displays subject to suitable weather conditions. Friday 9th September GFA Pyro, Canada Friday 16th September Rohr, Germany Friday 23rd September Foti International, Australia Friday 30th September non competing closing ceremony exhibition display by Kimbolton Fireworks Blackpool Illuminations September 2nd - November 6th Have you seen them? The sort of spectacle that everyone should see at least once, Blackpool Illuminations enthral millions of visitors every year. The greatest free light show on earth has been a major part of Blackpool’s attraction since 1879 when they were described as ‘Artificial Sunshine’. The annual Festival of Light compliments the traditional Illuminations with a contemporary look at the concept of light and art working together to create entertainment. You can even get involved with some of the interactive installations designed to amuse and provoke thought

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The Ultimate .Super Simple High Profit Fundraiser! The Peel2Save fundraising card is a brilliant way for charities to raise much needed money. Peel2Save cards are credit-card sized – so they fit neatly into a purse or wallet. They contain 64 individual peel off coupons each one promoting a great local business. In total the offers are typically worth well over £300 – and all the offers are local to you.

You sell the cards for £10 each and get to keep £5 from every card sold. Because the cards offer such great value – and all the businesses featured are local to you (each card is built and pulled together by our local co-ordinator in your area) many organisations are selling hundreds of cards in only 2-3 weeks – which means very significant funds are raised very quickly.

The consumer wins, you win and local businesses benefit too. It’s a total community effort where everybody gains. If you would like to find out more about whether Peel2Save could work for your organisation simply give us a call... “It’s not like making a donation because I’m getting such great value from the card” Lindy Elledge

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Al-Anon Family Groups - 020 7403 0888 www.al-anonuk.org.uk Alcoholic Anonymous - 0845 769 7555 Blackpool Family Information Service 0800 092 2332

LOCAL SERVICES

Blackpool Council - 01253 477477 www.blackpool.gov.uk Fylde Borough Council - 01253 658658 www.fylde.gov.uk Wyre Borough Council - 01253 891000 Out of Hours - 01253 895116 www.wyrebc.gov.uk Regenda Housing - 0844 736 0066 Environment Agency - 0800 80 70 60 (24hr) www.environment-agency.gov.uk Neighbourhood Watch www.neighbourhoodwatch.net

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AGE UK Shops 52 Highfield Rd SS Blackpool - 407726 48 Whitegate Drive Blackpool - 397706 155 Red Bank Rd Bispham Blackpool Christians Against Poverty 01253 875958 Help the Aged - 0808 800 6565

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Blackpool Airport - 01253 343434 Manchester Airport - 0161 489 3000 UK Passport Advice - 0300 222 0000 Blackpool Transport Buses & Trams 01253 473000 Coast Guard Services 0151 931 3343 / 0151 931 3341 Knott End Ferry - 01253 891000 Tourist Information - 01253 773953 National Express - 0870 580 8080 National Rail - 08457 48 49 50 Highways Agency - 0845 50 40 30 Stagecoach - 01772 886633

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Consumer Advice - 0845 04 05 06 www.consumerdirect.gov.uk Fair Trading & Consumer Help Line 01253 478395 Tax Credit Help Line - 0845 300 3900 www.hmrc.gov.uk TV Licensing - 0844 800 6772 Wyre District Citizens Advice 01253 308400 R.S.P.C.A - 01253 873616 P.D.S.A - 01253 838585

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Blackpool Victoria Hospital - 01253 300 000 Fleetwood Hospital - 01253 306 000 Rossall Hospital - 01253 300 000 Duty Chemist Sundays - Morrisons Cleveleys Group Practice - 01253 853992 NHS Direct (24hr Service) 0845 4647 www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk Dental Enquiries - Fylde & Wyre 01253 306378 (24hr 7 days) Out of Hours Emergency - 01253 308105 Fleetwood Health Centre - 01253 771136

Blackpool Fylde Wyre Samaritans 01253 622218 Child Death Help Line - 0800 282 986 Child Line - 0800 1111 Connect Young People Centre - 01253 751047 Cruse Bereavement Help Line - 0844 477 9400 Drugs Talk to Frank - 0800 776600 Fighting For Freedom with Anorexia Nervosa 07985 673187 www.blackpool4me.com/hopeforanorexia Help Direct - 0303 3331021 Mental Health Help Line - 0500 639 000 Missing People - 0500 700 700 (24hr) National Debt Line - 0808 808 4000 National Domestic Violence - 0808 2000 247 N.S.P.C.C Child Protection - 0808 800 5000 Parent Line Plus - 0808 800 2222 Smoking Cessation - 0845 601 2186 Young Peoples Outreach Nurse (under 19) Fylde - 07917 587133 Wyre - 07795 605336 Fylde Coast Womens Aid 01253 596699

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Bispham Police Station Red Bank Road, Bispham FY2 0HJ Bonny Street, Blackpool - 0845 125 35 45 NON EMERGENCY ONLY Call 999 in an EMERGENCY ONLY Fire, Police, Ambulance and Coastguard CRIME STOPPERS CALL: 0800 555 111 Fire Safety Advice & FREE Home Fire Safety Check - 0800 169 1125 Gas Leaks (24hr) - 0800 111 999 Electricity - 01772 555995 Water Burst/No Water - 0845 746 2200 United Utilities - 0800 195 4141 Emergency Heating Repairs (24hr) 0845 074 4002

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A Horrible Day in the Dungeon!

leeches as they wiggled under our seats and his screams were I’ve had a horrible day, shut in a dark room with curdling strangers, shouted at, had blood and guts sprayed on - so were me and finally been beheaded. That all went to plan then ours when for the preview at Blackpools newest Dungeon attraction! we were sprayed By 1 September, all eight of Merlins attractions will be with his blood and guts! open in Blackpool, including of course, the new Blackpool Dungeon which has been previewing this The Witches of Pendle Hill is a piece of Lancashire afternoon. history and this afternoon we met one of them - swinging The guests were met for their afternoon of terror at the brand new entrance at the back corner of the building. It’s a living a breathing attraction and the starring ghouls, torturers and spirits marched along the precinct banging their drums and chanting their spells to the delight of the hoards who instantly gathered to watch. Chief Judge read out the edict proclaiming the attraction open, and asked the witches to lead the way! Having your head chopped off by a stranger is an entertaining start to an afternoon, and it only got better, as a small group were led into the depths of the building, and into the darkness - to be greeted by the first in a line of weirdos with bad teeth! The black jester asked ‘Why does history keep repeating itself’ (answer, because no one listened the first time!) and he’s also got a natty line in songs and rhymes! Bundled into a cage we began the descent to hell, and through a series of rooms, corridors and doors, being jumped at by dead bodies, narrowly missing the emptying of the jerry through a window, and various other cold draughts and insults. The route is through history and the plague, the marauding Vikings and Saxons, the Civil War and nearby Skippool Creek with a bit of local historical fact thrown in for good measure. The nurse was particularly entertaining, although hopefully not available on the NHS! Pity the poor ‘volunteer’ strapped to the chair who had his buboes cured through removal of his insides. We felt his ills being cured with

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by the neck, having been tried and found guilty. Apparently we’d all been condemned and went to the next room to meet our own fate. Strapped to a bench we came face to face with the jury, were tried and condemned and the lever was pulled..... at which point we plunged to our end with much screaming! The attraction is an hour and ten minutes or so, plus the time it takes you to navigate the horrors for sale in the Dungeon shop, is very well done and very high quality all round. I remember the Chamber of Horrors in the old Madame Tussauds in the 70’s and it’s very much not like that at all. The costumes and make-up are excellent and how do they make their teeth look so foul? Even on the first previews it was a slick production, where the only hiccups were a slightly stuck door and the Judges hat falling off in the middle of the trial! You’d really have thought that the actors had been doing it all their life instead of this being one of their first performances to strangers. A slight smell of fillers was the only thing that reminded you that this was all brand spanking new, and I quite like the smell of fillers anyway! The Merlin way is to offer combination ticketing, with the slogan ‘The more you see, the more you save’. So if you want to come on holiday and go to several attractions over the course of a few days you will save more by buying the combination that suits you. An adult ticket to the Dungeon is £14.40 when bought alone, and you can save more with a ‘First to Scream’ offer if you buy tickets online before the 1 September, from www.thedungeons. com. The Dungeon is open from this Saturday (27 August).And get this, the manager is really called Gary Blackadder. How could you find a better job with a name like that! Merlin aim to make memorable experiences with their attractions and that’s exactly what they have done in the Dungeon. ‘Have a horrible day.....’

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