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LINK-Thornton Editors Letter

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ow what a great month we’ve just had OVER 80% increase on last month, thank you all for supporting and recognising that LINK-Magazine is a great read and local monthly resource! Also this month to say thank you we have increased to 40 pages, with a great 4 pages pull out for Marine Hall Events. We can also announce that we can now take credit/ debit cards to give flexibility to our local businesses to manage there advertising costs. I hope you had a fantastic Easter and don't forget on the 23rd April is St.Georges Day ! Wave those flags..... Congratulations LINK-Spotter Mrs A Preston of Knights Close Thornton Cleveleys who won our where am I competition £50 on its way to you! Enter online this month. SPONSORS WANTED ! LINK are producing the Fleetwood Gym’s Football Tournament programme for May 29-31st 3 day football event, if you would like to sponsor the programme and help support community football please get in touch, over 2000 people attending. If your business is not featured inside, then you are not reaching up to 40,000 homes in your catchment area. Get in touch to see how we can help you promote yours into your BEST dedicated local independent magazines. Telesales Wanted Call me direct ! Many Thanks

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PROPERTY FEATURE

Change From Within

Contents 6/12 6

Property Discount Services

7/8

Discount Motoring

6/7

Learn Spanish

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BEAUTY FEATURE

14/18

MARINE HALL EVENTS GUIDE

19/22

NEW Citroen DS3

23/25

Discount Motoring

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All About Pets

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Be A Gourmet Veggie

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Pensions Article by Nick Gray

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Thornton Cleveleys FC Update

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Link Cash Ads

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Kids Corner

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Community What’s On

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Fleetwood Hospital Services

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Community Useful Numbers

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Trade Directory

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Copy Deadline 23rd April Publisher: LINK-Magazine Editor: Martin Gardner Sales & Marketing: Shaun Hartley, Robin Thew Telesales: Allison Butterworth Artwork: In House Photography: In House & Cover Fotoxcel 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. LinkMagazine does not officially 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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change comes from within

Give your home a Spring makeover

CHECK OUT THE TOP DÉCOR TRENDS, AND FIND OUT WHICH ONE WILL SUIT yOU AND YOUR HOME.

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land neutrals have finally been given the boot and colour has triumphed, meaning that in 2010 rooms will glow with warmth and character. Feel free to use beautiful, blooming florals, or add impact with strong blocks of colour mimicking catwalk styles. Even devotees of cool monochrome schemes should add injections of colour to bring them bang up to date. Be cool and contemporary with zingy accents of bubblegum pink, citrus yellow and lime or opt for rich, luscious plums and purples and lipstick reds for a glamorous, luxurious look. Throw caution to the wind and mix elements of different styles, eras, colours and patterns to create a look that works for you. “Homes should be personal reflections of their owners, where treasured possessions complementary in colour, texture and form are displayed, and the atmosphere is comfortable and relaxed.” So if you love nature but feel florals are too girly or fussy for your rooms, opt for the more funky 'country chic', which mimics a hunting lodge look.

Follow our experts guide to the hot new trends for interiors...

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Go for spring greens Soft, deep shades such as moss greens, are renowned for their calming effect, but don't overlook bright leaf green and lime which are starring on everything from textiles to wall coverings. Introducing shades inspired by nature is an ideal way to freshen up a neutral scheme, says Mockie Harrison, manager of John Lewis's Home Design Studio. "Soft honey and cool neutral tones are juxtaposed against vibrant hues such as leaf green, pumpkin, purple and kingfisher blue." Tip: Muted greens team well with soft mimosa yellows, warm ambers, and bronzes. Add complementary materials such as dark stained wood, copper and reactive glazes.

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It's a shore thing

Monochrome magic

"A relaxed, coastal look will be ultra fashionable," says Marnie Janaway, head of home design for Sainsbury's.

Black and white continues to be the sophisticated leader in "The allure of the sea is strong this year, with all things décor trends. It's a nautical in vogue. Refresh a home with an airy winner because it's a Hamptons beach house palette of tranquil blues and look that's easy to live understated neutrals. with, but this year must Tip: Paint floorboards in white, add New England-style be warmed with flashes of bright colour from white painted furniture, and add sea-blue shades in lemon to lime hues. blinds, rugs and accessories for a holiday home look. Suzanne Beechey, Get the look: Get ship-shape with Sainsbury's blue divisional homeware buying manager for Bhs, says: and white striped cushions £6 each, throw, £10 from the "The popularity of a monochrome colour palette has Tu range, and a Beach huts framed print, £15. grown over the years. But to give the look more depth accessorise with bold colours. Lemons and limes really add a new dimension to this classic trend.

Flower power

"One of the strongest trends will be florals which have been given a modern-day shake-up," forecasts Sally Bendelow, head of Home Design for Marks & Spencer.

Tip: Monochrome is an elegant foil for lush silks and velvets and sparkles when accessorised with metallic touches.

Get the look: Bhs' Gloss collection features some monochrome classics, a black and white Jam dining "The new twist uses bold painted and large scale botanical prints. To make them look more contemporary chair, £150, sparkling white gloss Eloise table, £395, and Demure dinnerware from £5. we've mixed 3D florals with houndstooth and graduated stripe patterns." Get the look: Marks & Spencer's florals collection

Glamour & colour

Tough times make us all crave comforting but visually appealing sanctuaries, and that means rooms dressed with sensual fabrics, rich colours, and statement pieces. Mix old-world glamour with artist studio chic for an unpredictable, edgy but luxurious scheme.

"Our homes need to be uplifting and full of light, colour and energy." Tip: Test your taste by taking the plunge with colourful accessories - zesty orange, green and yellow - set against a neutral background, and include exuberant patterns. Get the look: Sunshine colours star in Next's dazzling floral wall canvasses, set of includes a fab Peony Rug, £49.50, and Fraser Armchair nine £80, or pick fun red, blue and pink faux in Aster Plum, £849. The red Poppy bedding range, leather floor cubes, duvet set from £45 is also stunning. £45.

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beauty

Transform your tresses Make a statement with a new hair shade.

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hink you're having trouble staying on top of this season's fashion fads? Well, just try keeping up with the hottest hair colour trends. Scarlett Johansson turned to the bottle for the fourth time for a dramatic colour change, ditching her trademark blonde for brunette. And the actress isn't alone in using hair colour to make a dramatic statement. Forget the stylist, the colourist is every celebrity's secret weaponN

Colour is one of the easiest ways of transforming your look

Cheryl Cole shocked onlookers with a deep says hairdresser Andrew Barton. plum shade for a photoshoot and Whether you want to maintain your trend-setting Peaches colour or work a stop-and-stare The hair colour industry Geldof followed suit. shade, make sure you have hair is worth £153 million in Fast-forward a couple that's to 'dye' for. the UK alone and 64% of months and Cheryl's of women regularly back to brunette and The hair industry's top experts are on colour or highlight Peaches is dark blonde. hand to answer your most commonly their locks. asked colour questions...

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beauty It's easy to be flummoxed by colour charts and types of dye jobs at your fingertips. Ensure you take your skin tone, budget and commitment levels into account before you colour.

How can I choose a flattering colour? "It's really all about the skin tone and eye colour," Andrew Barton explains. "The more dramatic the hair colour change is from your natural hair colour, the more make-up you'll need to wear. Girls with darker complexions tend to suit shades that are warmer like reds, rich browns and warm blondes, where paler skins suit pastel shades, icy blondes and pale browns."

I'm a first-timer to colour, how will I know if it suits me? "If you are going darker or changing the tone completely, I would recommend using semi-permanent colour, certainly in the first instance, as this will fade naturally," suggests 10 Years Younger colourist Lisa Shepherd. "From there you can assess whether the shade suits you and if it is something you can wear permanently."

Permanent colour conundrums Should you leave your hair in the hands of the experts or take the plunge and save cash with DIY colour? Whatever you decide, ensure you wait 48 hours after carrying out a skin allergy test and check out www.becoloursafe.com

I can't stand the smell and sting of ammonia in the salon, is there an effective alternative? "L'Oreal Professional's Inoa (www.inoa.co.uk) is the new odourless and ammonia-free permanent hair colour," explains Julie McManus, L'Oreal senior scientific advisor. "Hair colourants do traditionally damage the hair but with Inoa, which has been developed with a very conditioning formulation, the condition of the hair is actually protected."

How can I tackle root re-growth?

How often should I colour my hair? "Colour your hair every four to six weeks to help prevent colour banding within the hair," advises celebrity colourist Mark Ramos.

Do I need specific shampoo and conditioners for post-coloured hair? "Regular shampoo and conditioner can or may contain sulphates – these detergents will clean the hair but may strip and remove colour that you have had lovingly applied resulting in colour fade," warns Sarah Brookes, Tigi international creative director. "Ensure that you are using shampoo and conditioner that specifies it is colour safe, sulphate-free shampoo to help prolong your colour."

How can I avoid fade? "With freshly-coloured hair, don't wash it too frequently water is the main cause for fading," advises Dr Frauke Neuser, Clairol scientist. "Always protect hair colour against the sun. There are various heat protection products available but the best of all is a hat."

"When colouring at home, if you apply colour all over the hair each time you dye, it can become unnecessarily dry and damaged," warns stylist Sean Hanna. "By applying the colour product only at the roots or the area where it is needed, over-processing can be avoided."

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Ladies club Thornton Ladies’ Club In February Sara, one of our own ladies and a cardiac nurse at Blackpool Victoria, gave an excellent talk on how to keep our hearts healthy and how to prevent / deal with heart attacks. Jenny from Burnside Garden Centre, with two other ladies, gave an excellent talk and demonstration on ‘Making a successful hanging baskets and planters’. The evening was a HUGE success with our largest number of ladies in attendance (almost 40).

Should be a fun evening if nothing else, the Queen has been invited but is a little busy (so any lady with a birthday that day / week will be welcome as guest of honour). We plan to have a cake stall on the evening to sell cakes with all proceeds going to the Children of Watamu, Happy House Project.

So, we look forward to seeing you in April, the Ladies’ Club is open to any lady of any age and is held at St John’s Church Hall, Stanah. Third Wednesday in every month doors open 7.30 but The April 21st meeting coincides with the Queen’s meeting ‘official’ from 8.00 with a planned finish as 9.00pm. Why not treat yourself to a couple of birthday and so we will celebrate by having our ‘Right Royal Occasion’. Ladies are encouraged to hours a month of ‘my time’ get out and have some ‘glam up’ for the evening as we are going to have fun NNNNNN join us. a Tea Party with a difference! If you have a cake stand, china tea pot, tea strainer or china tea cup Further details from please bring them along. There will be a selection Lesley 01253 851007 or just turn up on the night. of teas to sample and cakes! Stella from ‘Home Maid by Stella’ one of our local caterers will talk to us about cake decorations and then we will decorate our own cup cake before eating it! –

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MOTORING

FIRST DRIVE:

CITROEN

DS3

The CITROEN DS3 IS STYLISH, WELL-EQUIPPED AND LUXURIOUS. PATTERNED CARPETS, COLOURED SEAT INLAYS AND DASHES OF CHROME ADD TO THE OVERALL UPMARKET FEEL.

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t has been some time since Mini could claim to have the market cornered for trendy city cars boasting both style and substance, but the fashionable high-streets currently dominated by the ever-expanding Mini range, the Alfa Romeo Mito and the smaller but all-conquering Fiat 500 are about to become even more lively with the arrival of the Citroen DS3. When a production model resembles its concept predecessor so closely it is a sure sign that the manufacturer is about to try something new. With the C3 updated for the new decade and the recent arrival of the practical but creatively styled C3 Picasso taking care of the volume compact hatchback and compact MPV sector, the DS3 is a new attempt to break into the premium compact hatchback sector with a stylish, wellequipped and generally more luxurious model.

At first glance, Citroen appears to have cracked it. There are bold styling gestures that may or may not be immediately liked and that may or may not grow on carbuyers over time, but as a package the DS3 is every bit as attractive and arguably more forward thinking in its design than its rivals.

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Unlike some of the competition the DS3 is not a modern take on past glories.

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Attempting to be a design classic in its own right, the model can hardly be accused of trading on its name either. Car historians and Citroen fanatics may raise an eyebrow at the rekindling of the DS moniker, but the French manufacturer is not claiming the DS3 is a modern interpretation of the fifties style icon. The DS4 and DS5 models that will follow shortly will make no such claims, either.

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MOTORING The intention of the DS sub (or uber) brand is visible in the lack of Citroen chevrons on the rear. A special DS badge takes their place, marking the DS line-up out as a range in its own right. That said, the visual similarities to the Citroen C3 are present inside and out, but DS3 customers can expect a far greater degree of customisation from their cars. Citroen has retooled its factory especially to deal with two-tone bodywork and roof decals of the DS3. The basic layout of the DS3 interior is familiar from the standard new C3, but there are more than enough additions to make the luxury model feel just that. Dashboards can be specified in a range of colours and shapely interior panels are soft to touch and lined with more exuberant materials. Patterned carpets, coloured seat inlays and dashes of chrome add to the upmarket feel. Recessed dials are complimented with internally lit needles that jump into life when the engine starts. With the range-topping 154bhp turbocharged petrol engine drivers will also be met with an appealing, sporty exhaust note. The engine, the result of a partnership between Peugeot, Citroen and BMW proves well suited to the DS3 in 150 THP form, making the car feel far keener than the Citroen C3. The crisp gear change and responsive, well-weighted steering help, too. The suspension is firm and the DS3 can be chucked into bends with confidence, but it's also damped to deal with rougher surfaces even on the DSport model's 17-inch wheels. As a compromise between city driving and the open road it's hard to fault. The DS3 shouldn't prove a struggle to live with, either. The boot is very accommodating and, while the three-

door body naturally restricts access to the rear, it will suit for two adults over shorter journeys. The chunky B-pillar may spoil their view somewhat, but visibility from the driver's seat is very good and the front passenger benefits from a recessed glove compartment that allows extra legroom. Three trim levels - DSport, DStyle, DSign - are available dependant on engine choice and there are enough customisation opportunities to give the DS3 a truly bespoke feel. A 99g/km CO2 emitting model should also attract attention from fashionable city car fans. Taxfree status could be as appealing as the floating roof and LED running lamps. It is more than adequately equipped to tackle the competitive but lucrative premium small car segment in the styling stakes, but the DS3's enjoyable driving experience and neat packaging give it more than just high street chic.

Facts at a glance: Model: Citroen DS3 1.6 THP 150 DSport, ÂŁ15,900 on the road. Engine: 1.6-litre petrol unit developing 154bhp and 177lb/ft of torque. Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission, driving the front wheels. Performance: Maximum speed 133mph, 0-62mph 8.1 seconds. CO2 emissions: 155g/km. Economy: 42.1mpg.

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BE A GOURMET

VEGGIE - GO CORDON VERT

Long gone are the days where vegetarian cuisine is limited to nut roasts and veggie lasagne. The Cordon Vert Cookery School and Vegetarian Association suggest veggie mezze delights which will impress all.

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he Cordon Vert School has an unrivalled reputation for excellent, imaginative and innovative vegetarian cuisine, drawing on the variety of international flavours and ingredients reflecting current trends in world cuisine with fresh and imaginative ideas. If you fancy trying out some of their vegetarian recipes, why not try the following?...

sweet ramiro peppers stuffed with halloumi, mint & flavoured with Ras el Hanout 60g Camargue red rice 1 medium red onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 30 ml olive oil 1/2 tsp Ras el Hanout 20g sultanas 1 tbsp flat leaf parsley, finely chopped 1 tbsp mint, finely chopped 175g halloumi 4 sweet pointed red (Ramiro) peppers small bag of mixed leaves

Serves 4-6

Add the sultanas, herbs and rice and take off the heat. Cut 4 thick slices of halloumi (approximately 5 mm thick) and dry fry in a non stick pan until golden on each side. When cool enough to handle cut into small dice, and add to onion mixture. Cut off the top of the peppers and shake out the seeds. Then using a small spoon with a long handle or chopsticks, Heat the oven to 1900C/3750F/Gas 5. carefully pack the mixture into the pepper cavity. Cook the rice for 20 minutes and then rinse briefly Place the peppers in a roasting tin, drizzle with the with cold water and drain to ensure grains are remaining oil and bake for 15 minutes until the skin separate. Saute the onion and garlic in 1 tbsp oil until of the peppers are just beginning to soften. To serve, soft, then add the Ras el Hanout and cook for a slice each pepper into 3 portions and place on a bed further 2 minutes. of leaves. Mention LINK-Mag when contacting advertiser

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PENSIONS Pensions - Open Market Options Always shop around, Let’s start from the beginning. Annuity it’s another word for pension.

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hen you are about to retire, and you start looking at your pension plan/s wondering what level of income they will give you, it can be very tempting to succumb to the first annuity quote you receive (usually from your existing provider). However, bear in mind that with the average life expectancy now between 85 and 90, your annuity (pension) might have to pay out for more than 20 years - and, despite its seeming irrelevance at the moment, inflation can seriously impact your spending power over that time. (what you could have bought with £10 in 1989 would in 2009 cost you £18.54!!!! – source Bank of England). It is therefore sensible, I would even go so far as to say essential, that you shop around because there are various options to choose from if you want to make the most of your money. For example, there is an index-linked annuity, which is tied to the rate of inflation, an escalating annuity, which rises at a fixed rate each year, regardless of inflation (in other words, some years the rise may be greater, some years it may be less) and if you are more adventurous, you could even link your income to the ups and downs of investments (providing you are prepared to take the risk). All of these options are likely to offer a lower starting income than the equivalent level annuity, but over the long term, your ability to afford the same lifestyle could be better protected.

Nick Gray

Cert (Pfs)

Financial Advisor

Of course, your own individual circumstances may mean a mixture of annuities is appropriate. Or, depending on your appetite for risk, and size of your fund, you might even have the option to defer the annuity purchase. If you can leave that until later in life, or if you suffer from poor health, the potential for higher income from a level annuity may outweigh other issues. I always say to any of my clients when they ask me about drawing their annuity, ‘Ask yourself three questions’:1) are you a smoker? 2) have you received any hospital treatment for any medical condition? and 3) are you taking any prescribed medication? If the answer to any or all three is a Yes that potentially could significantly increase the amount of pension they may eventually receive. But remember, whatever you decide, it’s important you make sure you shop around and pick the right option, because you can’t change your mind once you’ve bought it! Sound daunting? Don’t worry, there’s lots of help available to you out there ie useful publications one in particular by The Pensions Regulator (‘Making Your Retirement Choices – Think Before You Choose’) is simple, straightforward and easy to follow; if you want a copy please let me know. And don’t forget, local independent financial advisers are able to offer professional and friendly advice to walk you through the maze. Nick Gray, is an Independent Financial Adviser who can be contacted via: nicholasgray@paragon-ifa.co.uk

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www.thorntonclevleysfc.org

TCFC LOOKING FORWARD TO THE PROMOTION RUN IN

watching their local teams with local home grown talent rather than having to pay fortunes to watch the hornton Cleveleys FC retained top spot in the Sports overpaid prima donnas in the 360 West Lancashire League Division 1 with four Premiership and the likes. We have points from six in early March. Wyre Villa played hosts to had plenty of positive comments Thornton and found themselves on the wrong side of a 3 from football fans who have come and watched us play – 1 defeat. Goals from Matthews, Langton and Warwick for the first time and have really enjoyed what they have and a man of the match performance from Tom Didlock seen. Playing in front of all the new and old fans gives ensured they kept the pressure on their closest rivals in me and the lads a real buzz to go out there and perform top spot heading in to their top of the table clash against even better.” Fleetwood Hesketh. Sports 360 West Lancashire League March the 13th saw TCFC and their travelling band of Division 1Fixtures in March & April 3pm Kick Off supporters making the trip to Fleetwood Hesketh in the hope of taking all three points to extend their lead and 24 April 2010 , Kick Off : 18:00 T.C.F.C Seniors 1st make promotion almost a certainty. A game of two Team v MillHill St. Peters West Lancashire League halves saw the two well matched sides share the spoils in a fiercely contested encounter .Anthony Warwick 20 April 2010 , Kick Off : 18:00 Norcross and Warbreck netting for Thornton and Chris Matthews producing a v T.C.F.C Seniors 1st Team man of the match display. West Lancashire League

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The only down side in another wise recent fantastic run of form was a 1 – 4 home defeat to Burnley Utd in the Presidents Cup with Anthony Warwick scoring the consolation goal. This result was possibly a blessing in disguise - as although a football cliché, it allows the New Bourne Park team to concentrate on their push to the West Lancs. Premier League. With only 6 games remaining and promotion for the second season running almost a guaranteed certainty, manager Mendonca was keen to point out that he is not taking things for granted. “We have shown this season that we can play attractive passing football but have also shown we are resilient enough to grind out a result as and when required and also have to maintain maximum concentration in each and every game we have left.” Looking towards the run in Mendonca also pointed out that the growing number of supporters that are coming to watch his team both home and away will be key to them joining the West Lancs elite “ At each home game we have noticed the numbers of people we have coming to support us has been increasing week on week . I think football fans up and down the country are enjoying

17 April 2010 , Kick Off : 15:00 Slyne With Hest v T.C.F.C Seniors 1st Team West Lancashire League 10 April 2010 , Kick Off : 15:00 T.C.F.C Seniors 1st Team v Wyre Villa West Lancashire League 03 April 2010 , Kick Off : 15:00 Croshills v T.C.F.C Seniors 1st Team Have a Free Pint on Us LINK Readers can get a free pint of Carling/Fosters Lager or Smooth/Bitter Just bring this copy with you to the club any Saturday in March between 2.30pm and 5pm Bring a friend and when its your turn to buy the round we will give you the second pint free. Offer restricted to one pint per reader and to new members only.

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community SPONSORED WALK ON THE WYRESIDE Friends of Trinity Hospice Wyre Estuary Country Park. Stanah, Thornton. Sunday 23rd May 10am-finish (3 miles)approx 2 hours Come & join us for a fun stroll in beautiful Wyre countryside including a Ranger led children’s nature trail Walk includes some stiles, fields & uneven ground. In aid of Trinity Hospice & Palliative Care & Brian House Children’s Hospice To register & for more details contact: SHEILA 867276 MAUREEN 694503 Or e-mail: angiehesketh@tiscali.co.uk Cleveleys Park Players Murder Mystery Evenings Thursday 8th April - Saturday 10th April Held at Cleveleys Park Methodist Church, West Drive, Cleveleys from 7.30pm - 9.30pm each evening. Refreshments will be available. Come along and join in to help solve the mystery! Cost: £6.00. Further Information: 01253 859466 or 852630 Fleetwood Museum Talk - The Handless Corpse Trial Thursday 8th April Guest speaker: Geoffrey Meadows. Time: 2pm - 3pm. Cost: FREE. Whilst admission is free, early arrival is advisable as there is a limit of 40 places. Log onto www.lancashire.gov.uk/museums Information: 01253 876621 any weekday between 11am and 4pm Indoor Car Boot Sale Saturday 10th April Many stalls at Cleveleys United Reformed Church, Rossall Road, Cleveleys from 9am - 2pm. Entry is by donation. Lunches are available. Further Info: Malcolm 01253 855730

What's On www.fyldedfas.org.uk Info: 01253 711706 Myerscough College Open Morning Saturday 24th April An excellent opportunity for prospective students to meet the staff, tour the campus and find out more about the college and our courses. 10am - 12.30pm. Myerscough College, St Michaels Road, Bilsborrow.Info: 01995 642222 Garstang Gallop 10k Sunday 25th April Did you fancy the London Marathon but it was too far, or you missed out on the draw for a place? Why not do this rural, undulating road race instead? It's on the same day but shorter (by 20 miles!) and you can still help raise sponsorship for a charity. All race proceeds go to St John's Hospice. Start time: 10.45am from Garstang Sports & Social Club. Call for costs and further information. Log onto www.garstangrc.co.uk Info: Helen Mitchell 01995 603192 CLEVELEYS PARK PLAYERS next production is ‘A MURDER MYSTERY’’ (called Corporate Punishment, by Joan Lee), the audience ‘Guess WhoDunnit’ to be held on Thursday 8th to Saturday 10th April (inclusive) at Cleveleys Park Methodist Church Hall, West Drive, Cleveleys - Tickets £6 including Hot Pot Supper – admission by ticket only phone 859466 or 852630 WHITE ARROW its on every Thurs night at 8-00pm its 4 pounds in and its including raff all the money will be donated to p.d.s.a also to s.c.b.u and its at ASHLEY CON CLUB IN THORNTON Telephone Simon 07979383735

Wyreside Parishes Charity Horseride Saturday 10th April Fund raising event starting from Knott End Car Park at 8.15am and arriving back at approximately 2pm. Sandwiches, cakes and drinks will be given to all riders. Cost: £15 per rider. Info: Angela Leadbetter 01253 810305 Thornton Cleveleys Band Sunday 11th April Performing at Thornton Little Theatre. 8pm. Tickets: £4, Children £2.Info: Judith Thorpe 01253 851682 Wyre Home Organ Society Thursday 15th April Electric organ concert given by a professional guest player at Ashley Conservative Club, Victoria Road East, Thornton. Time: 7.45pm to 10.30pm. Members £4.00, Visitors £5.00. Further Information: Margaret Marsden 01995 605244 Antique & Collectors Fair Sunday 18th April Buy, sell or browse at the Marine Hall, Fleetwood from 10am - 4pm. Adults £1.50, Senior Citizens £1 (children under 14 years FREE). Info: 01253 702292 or 07702 998091 How to have your cake and eat it Saturday 24th April 2pm - 4pm - £5.00 Christ Church Hall, Meadows Avenue, Thornton FY5 2TW....two hours that could improve your life. Come along and learn how to improve your digestive process. Understand the benefits of omega oils for your memory, weight loss and general health. Discover quick superfoods for all the family, try a green smoothie and raw chocolate....... to book a place on this light-hearted, informative session please telephone Ruth on 01253 826052 or email: naturopath@tiscali.co.uk Tickets £5 per person Fylde Decorative and Fine Arts Society Lecture Thursday 22nd April A special interest day on "Understanding Sculpture in the Twentieth Century" will be delivered by Linda Smith. Held at Lytham Hall. Refreshments and lunch will be included. Call for further details. Log onto

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community Cleveleys Police Station Rough Lea Road Cleveleys FY5 1BW 0845 125 35 45 NON emergencies Call 999 in an EMERGENCY ONLY, Fire, Police, Ambulance and Coastguard

Fire Safety Advice & FREE Home Fire Safety Check 0800 169 1125 Gas Leaks 24hr Service 0800 111 999 Electricity 01772 555995 Water Burst/No Water 0845 746 2200 United Utilities 0800 195 4141 Emergency Heating Repairs 0845 074 4002 24hrs Coast Guard Services 0151 931 3343 / 0151 931 3341 Duty Chemist Sundays - Morrisons Cleveleys Group Practice 01253 853992 Thornton Medical Centre 01253 821457

Useful Numbers Fylde Borough Council 01253 658658 www.fylde.gov.uk

Highways Agency 0845 50 40 30

Regenda Housing 0844 736 0066

Blackpool Airport 01253 343434

Environment Agency 0800 80 70 60 24hrs www.environment-agency.gov.uk

Manchester Airport 0161 489 3000 UK Passport Advice 0870 521 0410

Neighbourhood Watch www.neighbourhoodwatch.net

TV Licensing 0844 800 6772

Connect Young People Centre 01253 751047

Consumer Advice 0845 04 05 06 www.consumerdirect.gov.uk

Help the Aged 0808 800 6565

Tax Credit Helpline 0845 300 3900 www.hmrc.gov.uk

AGE Concern Shops Fleetwood 120 Lord St 01253 770557 Poulton 9 Church St 1253 899087 Bispham 155-157 Red Bank Rd Mental Health Helpline 0500 639 000

Wyre District Citezens Advice 01253 308400

Child Death Helpline 0800 282 986

R.S.P.C.A 01253 873616

Cruse bereavement Helpline 0844 477 9400

P.D.S.A 01253 838585

Drugs Talk to Frank 0800 776600 Alcoholic Anonymous 0845 769 7555 Childline 0800 1111 N.S.P.C.C Child Protection 0808 800 5000 Parentline Plus 0808 800 2222

Fleetwood Hospital 01253 306 000

National Debtline 0808 808 4000

Blackpool Victoria 01253 300 000

Christians Against Poverty 01253 875958

Rossall Hospital 01253 300 000 NHS Direct 24hrs 0845 4647 www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk Dental Enquiries - Fylde & Wyre 01253 306378 24hrs 7 days Out of Hours Emergency 01253 308105

Fair Trading & Consumer Helpline 01253 478395

Missing People 0500 700 700 24hr National Domestic Violence 0808 2000 247 Help Direct 0303 3331021 Tourist Information 01253 773953

Fleetwood Health Centre 01253 771136 Knott End Ferry 01253 891000 Smoking Cessation 0845 601 2186 Wyre Borough Council 01253 89100 Out of Hours 01253 895116 www.wyrebc.gov.uk Blackpool Council 01253 477477 www.blackpool.gov.uk

Blackpool Transport Buses & Trams 01253 473000 Stagecoach 01772 886633 National Express 0870 580 8080 National Rail 08457 48 49 50

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