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FREE Drink ay Masons

Property Services & Discounts

James Jackson Motoring Offers

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Halloween Thornton Primary

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Bulk Firewood Offers

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Harvest Festival Thornton Primary

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Thoughts are now turning towards Christmas, so its time to get the house ready for visitors by using one of our advertisers to help there are many offers inside and discounts especially to beat the vat increase in Jan.

Where Am I?

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I Do Like to Live Beside the Seaside 22/23

Health & Beauty Offers

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Congratulations LINK-Spotter Alan Billington, Tithebarn Street who won our where am I competition £50 on its way to you.

Food & Drink Offers

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Discount Motoring

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Kids Discount & Present Ideas

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Thornton Ladies Club

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Thornton Primary Update

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Charity Marathon Runner

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LINK-CASH ADS

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Rossall Beach Clean

What’s On /Useful Numbers

Sudoku & Crossword

Trades & Services

Editors Letter Well here we are again, we hope you had a great Halloween and went to an organised event for Bonfire Night, there has been a great fireworks night locally so well done for supporting the event and big thanks to those that put the event on.

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Thornton Primary Halloween

Even the Headteacher, Mrs. As well as working very hard, the children and staff at Reeves (image 135) joined in Thornton Primary school also like to dress up and with the fun have lots of fun. Most years the PTFA (Parents, and dressed up Teachers and Friends Association) organize a Halloween disco for the children, this year was a little bit as a witch. different. In the evening the children During the day the children completed their normal were invited back to school to attend a ghoulish Hallessons whilst in costumes. At lunchtime, the school loween disco, with dancing and refreshments. cook, Mrs. Barton (image 3), cooked a special Halloween menu which was open for all children in the The children appear to love the fact that, at Thornton school to enjoy and included fiendish fish fingers, zombie pizzas and green mashed potatoes. She also Primary School, we have celebration days and dressing up days and this is demonstrated by how many of decorated the hall with banners, balloons and them dress up and take part in the fun and laughter streamers and dressed up as a zombie - complete on these special days. with scabs and fake blood.

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Cleaning your oven is a hated chore. We are told this by all our clients, but with our De Dietrich ovens, it’s a breeze. Their pyroclean ovens literally clean themselves. No need for chemicals, all you do at the end of the pyroclean cycle is a quick wipe, rinse, DONE! Minimal fuss - Minimal effort - Minimal time Pyroclean for a superior clean All our displays are live, if you would like to see, or try any of our appliances, including our new for 2011 Italian kitchen range, please give me a call. Robert Pallant 8 Cocker Ave, Unit 6, Poulton Industrial Estate, Poulton Le Fylde, FY6 6JU Tel: 01253 858848 Web: www.robertpallantdesigns.co.uk

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Harvest Festival Each year the children at Thornton Primary school celebrate Harvest Festival to give thanks for the food that they eat. The children are encouraged to bring food from their homes to donate to people in the local community who are less fortunate than themselves. In previous years the donations have gone to local Day Centers and old people’s homes. This year however, the Salvation Army came to school to collect the donations and distribute the goods amongst local homeless people and people in need.

855099, delivered an assembly on helping others - not only by giving food but by giving seeds and quipment to others less fortunate that ourselves.

Father Neil, demonstrated this concept to the children by using potatoes and saying that rather than eating all the potatoes, if the people planted one potato then more would grow. If they then ate a small amount of the potatoes they had grown and planted some more then they would eventually have more than enough for themselves and could help others in the same predicament. Thus enabling them to become self suffiThe children are encouraged to think cient by working and gaining selfabout where the food they eat comes esteem by providing for their families rather than relying on handouts and from and the hard work involved in growing, packaging and transporting charity. the food to their local shops. This year at school, Father Neil Salt, from our local Parish church in Thornton, Christ Church (01253)

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Oh I do like to live beside the seaside... On Friday 15th October, four Year Four children and four Year Five children, accompanied by Teaching Assistants Mrs. Whiteoak and Mrs. Barnes, joined Wyre Borough Council’s Senior Countryside Officer and Waterfront Ranger, Len Blacow, for the “What lives out there?” Strand Line Survey of Fleetwood Beach to look at what the tides have brought ashore. Len supports volunteers in active management of the council’s natural environment and biodiversity. The strandline marks the very edge of the sea. It can be seen as a line of seaweed and other debris left stranded on the beach at high water mark. At each high tide the sea deposits an accumulation of debris on the shore. Winds and waves wash up large amounts of seaweed that has been broken from colonies growing on reefs offshore and other flotsam, as well as the remains of some of the animal inhabitants of the sea. Terrestrial organic debris, such as grasses and leaves, is also deposited. This straggling collection of debris is what is known as the strandline.

on the dry sand on the beach, it wasn’t long before Len had the children engaged in their gathering activities and walking out quite far onto the damp, wet sand where different types of debris were located. The children really became engrossed in walking through the wet and squelching sand – and walked quite a bit further out towards the sea than they would normally venture.

The children, all wearing wellies and warm clothing were given gloves and collecting bags and encouraged to look for and collect shells, seaweed and other debris in the strand line. The children were eager to begin their quest and soon started to fill their bags with lots of After an hour of collecting items from the interesting and exciting things. After starting off sand and mud, the children

returned to the Marine Hall where they emptied the contents of their bags onto a large plastic sheet in order to identify their objects. Len provided identification sheets and the children were encouraged to identify as many items as they could for themselves using these sheets.

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Whilst they children were comparing their finds, Len noted the results to send off to The Cumbria Wildlife Trust who collate the results. Some of the finds included bladderwrack, gut weed, whelks and a variety of razor shells, cockles and crabs. Len was really knowledgeable and was able to identify items not on the sheets and gave us lots of valuable details about the creatures and their habits. For example, the Oyster whelk fixes itself onto its prey, drills a whole through its shell, pours

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its digestive juices into the shell and sucks up the creature once it has been liquefied by the digestive juices. The children just loved these gory details! After the session finished, and they had eaten their picnic lunches, the children were able to take their ‘treasure’ back to school and thoroughly enjoyed passing their knowledge onto their class mates who were unable to join the survey on this occasion.

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On-Ya-Bike is the only retailer of Land Rover bikes in the Fylde. Our comprehensive range of stylish and robust Land Rover bikes include; mountain, road, children’s, folding and BMX bikes. On-Ya-Bike is located in Stalmine, only a quarter of a mile off the A588 Sower Carr Lane. We have the huge advantage of NOT being on the high street which enables us to keep prices down to help you during these hard times. While stocks last 2010 bikes currently have 10% off the RRP, perfect for your family and friends this ChristmasH..you will even beat the January VAT rise! Spread the cost and join our Christmas/ Birthday savers club Some of the 2011 range are now in stock, fell free to call in for a cuppa and look at the whole range in the catalogue. All new 2011 bikes from On-Ya-Bike include a complimentary helmet worth up to £28.95, crucial for your safety. On-Ya-Bike will also provide your new Land Rover bike with a FREE after sale service within the first 3 months of purchase. We also provide extensive Full Services for only £35 plus parts on all makes of bikes, regular service plans can be arranged and our friendly call out service is FREE in the local area. At the moment, we are open Thursday’s 10am - 6pm and Saturdays 9am - 1pm, although appointments, home repairs and collections/deliveries can be made out of hours, just call to arrange a convenient time. We have a range of accessories in stock. COMING SOONH SKATE BOARDS BY PLAIN LAZY Customer parking is available. For further friendly help call Jason on 07812 101 164

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THORNTON LADIES CLUB OCTOBER 2010: Wednesday October 20th was a Christmas Shopping Extravaganza and involved a number of local ladies offering their products for sale. It was an ideal opportunity to get Christmas shopping done early and to support local women who work hard and proved to be a great success. Wednesday November 17th is a ‘fun evening’ with a twist; ‘CSI Thornton’ will be an opportunity to bring along an unusual object for us to guess its use? Don’t worry if you don’t have one – come and join the fun anyway. Don’t forget Wednesday 15th December will be our Christmas party – food, company and entertainment................ all ladies are welcome, the food list is already making progress. Location of meetings for the rest of this year: St John’s Church Hall, Stanah from 7.30pm Entrance £2.00 includes refreshments. For more information tel: 01253 476663 For more information contact Lesley.slack@btinternet.com or Tel: 01253 851007

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Thornton Primary We’ve had a really busy term here at Thornton Primary and another very busy one ahead! The school continues to go from strength to strength with the support of the pupils, parents and staff. The children have really shone this term. Our choir have worked hard under Mr Brooke’s tutelage and recently won the Fleetwood Chronicle Cup at the Fleetwood Music and Arts Festival for best school choir. They gave two beautiful performances and were delighted that their hard work paid off. They performed again at our Open Evening, demonstrating to prospective parents what talented children we have here at Thornton Primary School. Our children have also been busy out in the community, taking part in the Rossall Beach clean. The children collected 3 bags of rubbish and found all manner of things washed up on the beach. They are looking forward to taking part in this activity again in November. We enjoyed a special day towards the end of term, celebrating Hallowe’en. The children and staff

dressed as ghosts, ghouls and witches for the day. All the children were invited to enjoy a ghoulish school dinner which included green monster mash and vampire bat biscuits! The day was rounded off by a fabulous Hallowe’en Disco which was organised by our wonderful PTFA. After half term the children returned to a newly transformed infant playground. Over the holidays, a climbing wall, pavilion, sand box, play house and track had miraculously appeared, along with new planting areas and bike shed. This has been a big investment by school as we are dedicated to improving outcomes for our children. Christmas is approaching fast and we are trying something different this year. We hope to put on a Christmas service at Sacred Heart Church with a mix of old and new carols, readings and of course, children dressed as the nativity characters. We will also be holding our annual Christmas Fair on November 26th. The first prize in the raffle will be £100 in cash, and we have requested a visit by Santa, who assures us that even though it’s his busiest time of year, he’ll be here! The fun starts at 6:30 and we hope to see you there!

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What does it take to run a marathon? Fitness? Stamina? Endurance? Madness Coupled with the enjoyment of running and a sense of achievement is probably closer to the truth. Witnessing the sheer determination of the runners of the London Marathon earlier this year and the amazing sense of achievement felt by those who completed the 26.2 mile route stirred me into entering it for next year. However running all that way without doing it for a worthy cause seemed such a missed opportunity for so much effort. Therefore the search for a suitable charity ensued.

The Multiple Sclerosis Resource Centre is a proactive and innovative charity, passionately committed to supporting anyone affected by Multiple Sclerosis through access to unbiased information and advice. Their aim is to act as a centre of resources for any affected by MS, whether it be the individual with the diagnosis or their family, friends, employers, work colleagues, or professionals in the healthcare field.

giving money to charity, but supporting them for the following year and enabling them to provide the support and advice which is so badly needed by those affected by MS.

If you would like to support me by making a donation you can do this at http://www.justgiving.com/Tracy-Barlow or alternatively you can send a donation to the c/o Jenny Barlow Great Arley School, Holly Road, Thornton. Thank you

The MSRC is a non government funded charity who rely on the kind donations of the British public in order to continue providing such a fantastic service. I am going to be running the Virgin London Marathon next April in order to raise much needed funds for the charity. The London Marathon is their largest fundraising event of the year and they rely on the funds raised to maintain their services for the following year.

I ran the Paris half marathon earlier on this year in aid of Red Marsh school mini bus appeal and raised over ÂŁ500 towards their cause. Knowing that the money I raised went to a good cause and really made a difference made the whole experience even more worthwhile and even more of a sense of achievement. I would like to take this opportunity to ask you if you would be kind enough to make a donation to my cause. I realise that in the current financial climate funds are few and far between for most of us. However this applies to the charities as well. By donating to my fundraising you will not just simply be

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Rossall Beach Clean This morning, Monday 4th October, children representing the School Council from Thornton Primary School joined a group of Rossall Beach residents and volunteers in a beach clean. The children, aged between 7 and 11, donned wellys and reflective vests as they collected three large bags of flotsam from the beach. They were accompanied by Headteacher Mrs Stephanie Reeves and Teaching Assistant Mrs Tracey Barnes. The beach clean was organised by Rossall Beach Residents Association and the clean up was preceded by a safety talk from one of the Wyre Countryside Rangers, who explained the importance of the event, both to the environment and the appearance of the area. Mrs Barnes explained that she had suggested the idea of representatives from Thornton Primary School helping out with the beach clean, as she believed that it would be an interesting and educational activity for the children. “When I suggested it to Mrs Reeves”, she explained, “the idea was seized upon as a great way for the children to learn about the impact that we are having on our environment. It was shocking to see just how much rubbish was collected from such a short stretch of beach.” She continued, “It was amazing the range of things that we collected! We expected to find discarded drinks bottles and cans, but the children also retrieved various unexpected items including a shoe, a car mud flap and numerous children’s dummies!” “The highlight of the beach clean for the children,” she explained, “was probably finding two large fish on the beach. The children debated whether they were fish or baby sharks, before one of the members of the Resident’s Association identified them as being Dogfish – actually members of the shark family!” During the beach clean, hundreds of tiny plastic tubes were collected. It was explained by the Ranger that these were from cotton buds, such as are bought for cosmetic use or ear cleaning. Although many of these products use rolled paper with small wads of cotton at either end, which being natural products are more biodegradable, many are still produced using plastic rods. These are frequently disposed of by ‘flushing them away’ with the result being that they are discharged into the

sea and are both unsightly when they are washed up on the beach as well as being potentially dangerous to marine life if they are swallowed. Mrs Reeves explained that the children were appalled at the numbers of cotton bud tubes found and felt that ‘more environmentally friendly materials’ should be used. She feels that the children’s views should be encouraged and nurtured and is intending to promote a school project where the children can produce posters and write letters to the producers of these cotton buds to encourage the use of bio-degradable materials. Children from the school will be back on the beach in a few weeks, joining the Wyre Countryside Rangers on Fleetwood beach to look at what the tides have brought ashore. Mrs Barnes said, “Activities like this get children out and about, whilst teaching them about our local environment and how to be more responsible citizens. The beaches of the Fylde Coast are often taken for granted. We often see the beach, but completely miss seeing all the fantastic and exiting things that can be found there if only we took the time to look.” Thornton Primary School have previously been involved with ‘Operation Cleansweep’, where children from local primary schools joined together to collect waste from around the Thornton area. The week-long operation was organised by Wyre Community Safety Partnership and resulted in 30 sacks of rubbish being collected from pavements, kerbs and grass verges around the schools!

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T.C.F.C September proved to be another good month for the West Lancs Prem new boys with games coming thick and fast in both cup and league competitions. Saturday the 4th saw them travelling back to the venue of their opening day league fixture with an away cup tie versus Tempest United. A 2-2 draw that day was the sign of things to come as a 1-1 draw was played out to full time.With cup rules in place keeper Mark Smith was the hero of the hour saving all three Tempest penalties in the resulting shoot-out to see his side through to the next round. Back to league action on September 11th and Vickerstown CCFC made the long journey to New Bourne Park and returned home the happier of the two teams following a well earned 1 -1 draw . Dalton Utd were hoping to follow suit the week after but unlike their local rivals they could not overcome the home side who won by a 1- 0 margin. Back into cup action on the 25th and Walney Island were the next Cumbrian outfit to be overcome in the Lancashire Amateur Shield. A convincing 6 – 1 home win kept the cup run alive with a 3 round Tie to look forward to. TCFC SENIORS 1st & RESERVE TEAM HOME FIXTURES OCT/NOV 09 October 2010 , Kick Off : 15:00 T.C.F.C 1st Team v Eagley FC West Lancs League 23 October 2010 , Kick Off : 15:00 T.C.F.C 1st Team v Fleetwood Hesketh West Lancs League 30 October 2010 , Kick Off : 15:00 T.C.F.C Seniors Res v Freckleton Res West Lancashire League 06 November 2010 , Kick Off : 14:00 T.C.F.C Seniors Res v Todmorden Borough Houston Cup COME DOWN AND SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL TEAM

www.thorntonclevleysfc.org the first time and have really enjoyed what they have seen and come back again and again. Playing in front of all the new and old fans gives me and the lads a real buzz to go out there and perform even better” says Mendonca.

(Above) TCFC Under 7s in Training

Under 7’s Join the team school TCFC Under 7s started playing friendly’s in September and would like to invite 6 year olds to join their team. They have already played AFC Blackpool and games against Fleetwood and BJFF lined up— Anyone can train for the team regardless of ability so contact Steve Spencer on 07806150498 to join the team.

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community 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 Feeling a bit lonely? "Just Good Friends" social group (40's to 60's age group) meets Thursdays from 8.00 pm at Cleveleys ex-Servicemen's Club, Victoria Rd. Tel 869519. Many thanks, Lynn & Scarlett Thornton Farmers Market 2nd Saturday in every month next 13th October Marsh Mill Thornton Library Join us on Wednesday 24th November from 7.30pm to celebrate all things Lancashire. The night will include a folk band The Elderly Brothers, poetry reading plus traditional Lancashire Hot Pot. Tickets are available from Thornton Library £4 each.

What's On Country Park and gain new skills. 2pm - 4pmMeet at Wyre Estuary Country Park Free Further Information: 01995 602125 Jazz is back! Wednesday 17th November After popular demand Jazz is back at Thornton Little Theatre! Enjoy a relaxing afternoon from 12noon - 2.30pm listening to the soothing sounds of some of your favourite jazz tunes Further Information: 01253 858529 Wyre Home Organ Society Thursday 18th November 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

Light Up a Life 2010 Thursday 25th November The Official Town Crier of Blackpool will be visiting the library All the community groups of Cleveleys will come together for on Friday 27th November at 11am. Come and witness the a lovely celebration to mark the switch on of the Christmas Tree lights. From 4pm with an open air carol concert, fanfare and "Proclamation of Lancashire". followed by a glow stick procession to the tree for the switch Make a date for the special Toddler Rhyme time featuring on. Further Information: Andre Kay 01253 851077 Shaun the Shy Shark - A 'snappy' story that plunges you to the murky depths of the seabed, where a dazzling deep sea LEST WE FORGET disco awaits! ... Thursday November 4th 2.15-2.45pm. On Remembrance Sunday (14 November) council representatives will lay wreaths during services taking place Do you want to do something creative for Christmas with IT at war memorials around Wyre: skills? Why not sign up for the "Labels and letters-Create for Christmas course" It starts November 29th 12.30-2.30 and - Fleetwood, Councillor Alan Vincent, Deputy Leader of Wyre runs for three weeks. Phone 012524 581269 to enrol Borough Council- Garstang, Councillor Vivien Taylor, Deputy Mayor of Wyre- Poulton, Councillor Peter Gibson, Leader of Many thanks Joan Hockey Branch Librarian Wyre Borough Council- Preesall (1.45pm), Councillor Vivien Taylor, Deputy Mayor of Wyre- Thornton Cleveleys, Christmas Fair - in aid of Friends of Chernobyl's Children. Councillor Russell Forsyth, Mayor of Wyre Saturday 4th December 1pm - 4pm free admission. Christ Church Hall, Meadows Avenue, Thornton, FY5 2TW Lancashire Day Lots of stalls selling unique gifts, tombola, raffle, books, Saturday 27th November refreshments, family fun and a visit by Father Christmas. Exhibitions, proclamation and truly tasty Lancashire treats to celebrate this historic tradition at the Wyre Estuary Country Christ Church, Meadows Ave Park, Stanah, Thornton Cleveleys between 11am and 3pm. www.thorntonparish.btik.com Tel: Parish Office 855099, Call for further details. Log onto www.wyrebc.gov.uk/find/ Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday from 9.30 to 12.30. activewyreFurther Information: 01253 863100 Mothers Union. Wed. 3rd Nov. 2-00pm. Joan Hockey, Lancashire County Library Service. Ladies Evening Group. Wed. 24th Nov. 7.45pm. Magic Moments Performed by Rev’d Lawry Adam. Coffee Mornings. First Tuesday in every month (except January) 10.00am. Trinity Hospice: Stepping Stones - living with loss, bereavement support group. Every 3rd Thursday of the month 2-3pm. Teen Rangers Sunday 14th November The Teen Rangers are a group who are interested in learning about the environment, helping to manage the

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Christmas Fair Saturday 27th November Held at Cleveleys United Reformed Church, Rossall Road, Cleveleys from 11am - 2pm. There will be stalls, games and refreshments. Father Christmas arrives at 12pm. Admission is by donation. Further Information: Malcolm 01253 855730 Rossall Beach Community Beach Clean Monday 29th November People of all ages are invited to come along and join in these regular beach cleaning events. Different community groups will work, pick and tidy up the beach and public areas on Rossall and North Promenade. All equipment will be provided.9.30am - 11.30pm Meet at the hump in the road on Rossall Promenade, Cleveleys Free Further Information: Jane Littlewood 01253 854145

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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 333 1111 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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Coffee Break Crossword

Sudoku Fill in the grid so that every row, every column, and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 through 9. It's fun. It's challenging. It's addictive!

Across:

Down:

1. Plunder (4) 3. Pass (8) 8. Spouse (4) 9. Valuable (8) 11. Remember (6,2,4) 13. Obtain (6) 14. Acme (6) 17. Futile (12) 20. Plot (8) 21. Couple (4) 22. Differ (8) 23. Incline (4)

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