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December 2009 Contents 

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Editors Letter

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Welcome to our last edition in 2009 and this very month we celebrate printing our 250,000th magazine, a great achievement and thanks to all those that read, use, and advertise with us, i take my hat of to you!

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Discount Motoring

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Where Am I?

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Yes it is Christmas this month and new year comes to us all at the end of 2009, so while I have the opportunity - Merry Christmas to all our readers and have a fantastic New Year! Be safe this Christmas enjoy, eat well, be merry but get a taxi !-)

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MJ Workwear Focus

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10% off at A&S Tiles

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Congratulations LINK-Spotter June Hopwood of Thornton who won our where am I competition, now increased to £50.

Mince Pie Recipe & Jokes

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LINK-Cash Ads

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Christmas Kids Page

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What’s on / Fleetwood Library

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Fleetwood Churches Events

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Fleetwood Town FC News

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Ant & Dec’s Needs You On TV

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Christmas Word Search

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Useful Numbers

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Keep KIDS Safe This Xmas

Trade Directory

This month we have some great offers inside to save you money and also check out our NEW LINK-Energy comparison website to see how you can save money on your gas and electricity. Look out for lots of new things into the new year ! We are also looking for reliable distributors across all our areas , we pay proper rates, so get in touch. If you have an event, function, business or something to say, contact us now to get yourself into The BEST dedicated local independent magazines.

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Message from PLUSH We also stock Christmas range of items for your tree and lots of items for home decor. We do pride ourselves on customer service, and we will gift wrap any item free of charge. We also now offer a picture framing service Also we would like to thank all my lovely customers for there support over the years and wish everyone a merry Christmas from Jackie & John xx

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NEW Where Am I? Expanded to all areas including greater PRIZE! Can you guess where I am this month LINK-Spotters? CONGRATULATIONS June Hopwood of Brookfield Road , Thornton who won last months competition Another great response online and post thanks LINK-Spotters. Last Month Answers - Marine Hall Fleetwood, Eros Statue Fleetwood, Bispham Fire Station See if you can spot where we are this month? also enter online at www.link-magazine.co.uk Do you have any local images email them us through.

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Welcome to MJ Workwear and Supplies, print and embroidery specialists. With an in depth knowledge and over 15 years experience in printing and embroidery, we are pleased to offer you our range of products, all of which can be customised with companies' and personalised logos. We address the needs of the majority of businesses looking for quick and hassle-free purchases of products carrying their company names or brand logos. We pride ourselves in offering the very best in quality, value and service •Competitive prices •High quality materials •Delivery turnaround within 7 days (depending on size of order) •High technology print, embroidery and transfer equipment •Products originated to the highest possible standards We can offer a wide range of workwear and various sporting items., promotional/campaign item ranging from mugs, bags, coasters etc to crystals and canvas. We do not have a minimum order quantity and our lead time is generally 1 week, depending upon size of order. Having our own in house design team, we can help with any ideas you may have or work with the logos or pictures presented. We would be more than happy to discuss how we can offer an excellent service. You will be surprised at how little it can cost to personalise your goods. You may wish to take a look at our website for further details and a range of items on our online catalogue; www.mjworkwear.co.uk Should you be interested in receiving a quotation or would like to discuss your requirements further, please contact one of our Sales Representatives on 01253 878327, alternatively we can arrange to call and see you at your convenience to discuss your requirements

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CHRISTMAS JOKES What goes "oh, oh, oh?? Santa walking backwards

What is Father Christmas' wife called ? Mary Chirstmas Why does Santa have a garden? Cause he likes to Ho H Ho

What goes red white red white red white? Sanya rolling down a hill

What do you call Santa Claus when he doesn't move? Santa Pause

What does Father Christmas always go down the chimney? Because it suits him

What do you say to Santa Claus when he is taking the register at school? Present

What does Father Christmas always go down the chimney? Some new claus

Where does Santa go to learn how to slide down chimneys? Chimnasium

Who looks after Father Christmas when he's ill? The National Elf Service

Why was Santa's little helper depressed? Because he had low elf esteem

Who is Santa's most famous elf? Elvis

What do you get if you cross Santa Claus with a duck? Christmas Quackers

What do you call a man who claps at Christmas ? Santaplause

What did one snowman say to the other snowman? Can you smell carrot?

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What's On

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Ongoing Events

Tuesday 1st: 2.15pm – 3.15pm The History of Fleetwood Speedway. Local author Michael Craven discusses the history of Fleetwood Speedway, and will be signing copies of his new book, The Flyers Remembered.

Baby Bounce and Rhyme Friday mornings: 11.30am – 12noon. Songs, actions, rhymes and a lot of knee-bouncing!

Thursday 3rd: 11.00am – 12.00pm Christmas Carol Concert with Chaucer School Choir. Saturday 5th: 2.00pm – 3.45pm Family Craft Activity: Decorate a plate or mug for Christmas. A nominal charge of £1 per item will apply. Tuesday 8th: 2.15pm – 3.15pm Adult Reading Group. Join us for an informal chat over coffee. The book for discussion this month is Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami. Thursday 10th: 11.00am – 11.30am Christmas Carol Concert with St Mary's School. Thursday 10th: 1.00pm – 4.00pm Help Direct drop-in surgery. Information to improve your health, wellbeing and independence both at home and in the community. Monday 14th: 3.45pm – 4.45pm 12 Up Club. A monthly Reading Group for ages 12 and upwards. Tuesday 15th: 11.00am – 11.45am Christmas Carol Concert with Shakespeare School Choir. Thursday 17th: 2.00pm – 3.00pm Christmas Story Time for the Under 5s. Stories by our Guest Storyteller…and an appearance by A Special Visitor. Thursday 17th: 4.00pm – 4.45pm Christmas Carol Concert with St Wulstan's School Choir. Saturday 19th: 10.45am – 11.45am Christmas Craft Making. Children's craft activities.

Fleetwood Cancer Research Committee are holding a Christmas Coffee Morning and Christmas Raffle. It is being held at the Trafalgar Restaurant North Albert Street on Friday 11th December 10AM-12noon, admission £1 includes mince pie and coffee. There will also be a Bring & Buy Stall

Toddler Rhyme Time Wednesday mornings: 10.30 am – 11.00am, and Friday afternoons: 2.30pm – 3.00pm. Join in with fun, action rhymes and enjoy a short story.

Please come along and support us. Many thanks for your help. Regards Kathy .............................................................

Story Time Thursday afternoons: 2.15pm – 2.45pm. Story times for toddlers and pre-school children. Enjoy stories and lots of fun activities. (Also, see our Christmas Story Time above!)

Fleetwood Art & Craft Society Exhibition

Follow us on Twitter! Visit www.twitter.com/WyreLibraries Fleetwood Library and Information Service North Albert Street, Fleetwood FY7 6AJ Tel: 01253 775800 ............................................................. Friday 11th Dec 10am – 11am Christmas Toddler Group for Mums and Tots at Rossall Nursery. Come and join us for some festive fun and make some Christmas decorations with your child. Tea, coffee and mince pies will be served. All welcome. Call 01253 774228 for further details. ............................................................. Paint a Pot with Glazey Days Tuesday 8th December, 3.30-4.30 Come to Chatsworth Library and paint Christmas Tree decorations. Nominal fee of £3-£7 for materials. For tickets contact Chatsworth Library on 771601, chatsworth.library@lancashire.gov. uk or visit us at the library Chatsworth Ave, Fleetwood

Sunday 5th December 2010 Sunday 19th December 2010 Paintings of different mediums will be on display at Fleetwood Library during library opening hours, aswell as items of craft. Some of the exhibits will be available to purchase. Info Ms Chris Fry 01253 873789 ............................................................. Garstang Victorian Christmas Festival Monday 13th December 2010 Tuesday 14th December 2010 Finish purchasing those last Christmas gifts for all your friends and family in the quaint market town of Garstang. There will be lots of entertainment for all the family. Further Information: 01995 607777 ............................................................. Antique & Collectors Fair Sunday 26th December 2010 Buy, sell or browse at the Marine Hall, Fleetwood from 10am - 4pm. Adults £1.50, Senior Citizens £1 (children under 14 years FREE). Further Information: 01253 702292 or 07702 998091

Monday 21st: 3.45pm – 4.45pm Chatterbooks. A Reading Group for 8 to 11 year olds.

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Fleetwood Churches Together Christmas Events

CHRISTMAS SERVICE TIMES EMMANUEL - Lofthouse Way Christmas Eve Family Service – 6.00pm Christmas Eve Communion – 11.30pm MOUNT METHODIST – Mount Road Christmas Eve Communion – 11.30pm TRINITY METHODIST – Fleetwood Road Christmas Day – 10.30am ST EDMUND – Melbourne Avenue Christmas Day Mass – 9.30am ST WULSTAN – Poulton Road Christmas Eve Vigil – 6.30pm Christmas Eve Carols – 11.30pm Christmas Eve – Midnight Mass ST MARY – Lord Street Christmas Eve Mass – 10.00am Christmas Eve Carols –7.30pm Christmas Eve Vigil Mass – 8.00pm Christmas Day Mass – 9.00am TRINITY BAPTIST – Poulton Road Christmas Day – 10.45am ST NICHOLAS – Highbury Avenue Christmas Eve Crib Service – 5.00pm Followed by First Mass of Christmas Christmas Day – Said Mass – 8.00am Christmas Day – Sung Mass – 9.30am UNITED REFORMED CHURCH – Agnew Road Christmas Eve – 11.30pm Christmas Day – 10.45am ST DAVID – Larkholme Lane Christmas Eve – Crib Service – 5.30pm Christmas Eve – Mass – 9.30pm ST PETER – Lord Street Christmas Eve – Carols by Candlelight – 11.00pm Christmas Eve – Mass – 11.30pm Christmas Day – Mass – 11.00am ST PAUL – Darbishire Road Christmas Eve – 11.30pm (subject to confirmation)

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OTHER SERVICES AND EVENTS IN DECEMBER Wed 9 December Emmanuel Christian School Production – 6.30pm Sun 13 December Trinity Methodist– Carol Service – 10.45am Jacinta – Ecumenical Service – 2.30pm Mount Methodist– Rotary Club Carol Service – 6.30pm United Reformed Church – An Entertainment for the Christmas Season – 7.00pm £3.00 including refreshments – delightful programme of music, song & verse. Raffle. Tues 15 & Wed 16 December Emmanuel Toddle Inn Nativity Presentation 6.00pm Wed 16 December – United Reformed Church – Christmas Coffee Morning 10.30am-12.00noon 50p Thurs 17, Friday 18 & Sat 19 December Trinity Methodist Christmas Tree Festival – 2.00pm – 8.00pm Thurs & Fri - 11.00am - 4.00pm Sat Sun 20 December Trinity Baptist – Nativity play – 10.45am Carol Service – 6.30pm Mount Methodist – Carol Service – 10.45am St Peter – Service of Carols & Readings – 3.00pm Trinity Methodist – Christingle Service – 4.00pm United Reformed Church – Carols by Candlelight – 6.30pm followed by Refreshments Sat 26 December St Mary – Mass of St Stephen – 10.00am St Wulstan - Mass of St Stephen - 12.00noon St Edmund – Mass – 6.00pm St Peter – Coffee Mornings from 9.30am to 3.00pm will continue on Tues and Fri throughout December, with the exception of Christmas Day. The Christian Book Shop open those days 10.00am to 12.30pm.

St David – Breaking Bread will be operating on Tues at 12.00noon throughout Dec, Causeway Prospects will meet on the last Sun at 3.00pm. The twelve Churches in Fleetwood Churches Together would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a “Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year”. We would love to welcome you to any of their services. You will always be assured of a very warm welcome at any of our Churches - God Bless.

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LINK-SPORT Christmas Blue Square North fixtures 19/12 15:00 Stafford Rangers Home 26/12 15:00 Southport Away 28/12 15:00 Vauxhall Motors Home 01/01 15:00 Southport Home All 3pm kick-off Alfreton Town 1-4 Fleetwood Town Blue Square North Saturday 28th Nov 2009 Fleetwood Town continued their rich goal-scoring form following a comprehensive away victory over Alfreton Town and took over fourth place in the Blue Square North from their hosts. Andy Todd’s strike put Alfreton in front on 30 minutes but his opener was brushed aside 2 minutes later when Steve McNulty converted a spot kick after Richard Pell fouled Steven Connors. Sean Clancy gave Town a halftime lead and second half substitute Gareth Seddon stole the show when he struck twice.

Mascots Brothers Shay and Reece McColgan with Gareth Seddon and Sean Clancy Fleetwood Town youth coach Melissa Brown has been recognised as the Young Volunteer of the Year for the Wyre area in the annual Lancashire Sport Awards. The gala evening was held in the Paradise Room at Blackpool Pleasure Beach last Friday evening amongst a host of sporting personalities. Blackpool FC legend Jimmy Armfield and England & Everton star Sue Smith were amongst over 500 guests at the glitzy ceremony.

Fleetwood were already cruising to victory when Alfreton were forced to play out the last 12 Christmas School Holiday Club minutes or so with only nine men. First, Aiden Flint saw red and the withdrawal of skipper The next Fleetwood Town School Holiday Club is during the Christmas holidays and will be run by youth coach Melissa Brown. The course takes place from Monday 21st to Wednesday 23rd December. Pellreduced the home side again. Alfreton boss Nicky Laws could only muster two substitutes for the game and they had already been used when Pell pulled up injured.

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The cost is £25 for all three days or £10 each single day. To book call John Lemon 07970 557697. Fleetwood Town’s goalkeeping coach, Eric Nixon, is running a goal keeping clinic alongside the soccer course. The cost is £30 for three days or £10 each day. Booking enquiries should be directed to Eric on 07843 865873.

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