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Dreaming of a white Christmas? The long-range weather forecast is out

It doesn't look like the spare carrots are going to be adorning snowmen's faces this year.

Environment
Here are all this year's bin collection times

When are the 2017 Christmas bin collections in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre?

It's almost that time of year when bins across the region will be overflowing with wrapping paper, cardboard boxes and empty bottles.
News
Christmas can be like a scene fromNational Lampoons Christmas Vacation

The common and not so common injuries sustained at Christmas

The festive period is a time for family, friends and happiness. The worst thing most people face is a bit of digestive discomfort from overeating.
Offbeat
Poulton and Wyre Railway Society (PWRS) working on the line
Pic courtesy of D Gregory, PWRS

New rail service linking towns moves a step closer

Plans to establish a heritage rail link between Fleetwood and Poulton have been given a vital extra push along the tracks.
News
Planned North West roadworks

Planned North West roadworks

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 15 December but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

Transport
Customer shocked as mouse runs across floor at chippy

Customer shocked as mouse runs across floor at chippy

A chip shop owner has been fined over the filthy state of his premises after a shocked customer saw a mouse run across the floor.

News
Trainees at Fleetwood Town Community Trust

Training offer for teens

From January, Fleetwood Town FC Community Trust will be running a new 12-week Traineeship Programme for 16 to 18-year-olds who need support to get back into education, training or employment.

News

Revellers warned over railway station safety over Christmas period

Christmas revellers are being urged to "keep a clear head" on the rail network after shocking footage showed people stumbling on to tracks.
Transport
60% are incorrectly planning to recycle shiny or glittery wrapping paper

Most Britons think amount of waste generated at Christmas 'unacceptable'

Half of Britons would happily receive unwrapped presents this Christmas to help cut the amount of waste generated over the festive season, a poll has found.

Environment
Picket line outside Preston

Virgin Trains' workers 'solidly supporting' pay strike

Workers on Virgin Trains West Coast are said to be "solidly supporting" a strike over pay.

Transport
Current guidelines recommend that an alcohol-free childhood is best

Under age drinking warning as study finds sixth of parents let young drink at 14

Health experts have warned of the dangers of under age drinking after a study found that one in six parents allow their children to drink alcohol at the age of 14.

Health
Primary Schools league table

PRIMARY SCHOOL TABLES 2017: How primary schools in Blackpool and Wyre scored

The results are in – and this is how Blackpool’s primary schools have scored in this year’s league tables.
Education
Problems with ice are also being reported on the M65 between junctions 5 and 6.

Ice warning for Lancashire drivers

Drivers in Lancashire are being warned to lower their speed after icy conditions were reported across the region.

Transport

Festive refuge appeal now in its 21st year

An annual festive appeal which helps less fortunate families on the Fylde coast and in Fleetwood has been officially launched for this Christmas.

News
Steve Royle as Buttons in Cinderella

Steve’s our comic king of panto... Oh yes he is!

As party tricks go, cramming ping pong balls into your cheeks is certainly an unusual one.

Theatre and Comedy
Cast of Aladdin at Preston Charter Theatre to January 3

REVIEW: Aladdin Preston Charter Theatre

With a puff of smoke, a boo, a cheer, sparkle and glitz, a technical glitch and some musical magic, mix it altogether in a rusty old lamp and oh yes, it could only be opening night of Preston’s 2017 pantomime Aladdin.

News
"ATM deserts" could be created

Link says it is 'committed to maintaining geographical coverage of free ATMs'

ATM network Link has moved to offer assurances following concerns over the future availability of free-to-use cash machines.

Business
Some 1,727 motorists were questioned by the RAC.

Drivers admit getting behind wheel when they may have been over drink limit

Around five million drivers believe they have got behind the wheel while over the drink-drive limit at least once in the past year, according to new research.

Crime
The Dreamboys play Marine Hall, Fleetwood

Dreamboys set to warm up a chilly night at Marine Hall

The Dreamboys are back and hotter than ever with a brand new show for 2017.

Whats on
Be prepared for those questions

How to answer 9 of the most challenging questions kids love to ask

From 'Is Father Christmas real' to 'Why is the sky blue?', youngsters know how to put parents on the spot.

Health
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