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Lytham St Annes Lions' charity swim on course for a record entry

A charity swimarathon with a history dating back more than 30 years is on course for its biggest entry yet.

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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
Sue Lowe, volunteer coordinator at Lytham Hall

New feature at Hall for winter walkers

A new walking trail has been launched at Lytham Hall – just in time for those who might fancy taking a break from Christmas preparations or walking off those festive excesses.

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Stock image, courtesy of the RNLI, of a lifeboat in the sea off Blackpool

Teen in the sea opposite Blackpool Tower 'escorted to safety' as lifeboats prepared to launch

A 19-year-old man was 'escorted to safety' after being seen in the sea opposite Blackpool Tower in the early hours of this morning, the RNLI said.

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The car overturned in North Houses Lane

PICTURES: Nobody hurt as car crashes into ditch in St Annes

Nobody was injured when a car left the road in St Annes earlier, police said.
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Nightclub

Where are the best nightclubs in Lancashire?

As party season is in full swing, where do you like to go for a dance?
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
Elf the Musical takes to the stage tonight with NW1 Theatre School.

Elf stage magic

Elf The Musical JR – NW1 Theatre School at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church Hall, St Annes

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The man, who is in his 80s, was found wandering near to the YMCA swimming pool

Man rescued after being found lost and confused in St Annes

A "kindhearted" woman rescued a lost and confused gentleman in St Annes, say police.
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
The Lidun Singers performing at Brownedge St Mary's Church in Bamber Bridge for the Christmas concert

Night of festive cheer and song for Brownedge Christmas concert

Parishioners, family and friends came together at Brownedge St Mary’s Catholic Church for an evening of festive cheer and carols.

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Christmas Trees are planted in the sand dunes at St Annes by volunteers and staff from Fylde council and Lancs Wildlife Trust.  Pictured is Charlie Kay.

Fylde Council to set up collection point for your old Christmas trees

Discarded Christmas trees will again be used to help build up and preserve sand dunes in the New Year.

Environment
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
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
Betsy Hindle from St Annes, who has qualified as a barrister at just 22

Lawyer Betsy called to the bar at just 22

Betsy Hindle has been called to the bar – and that’s not a reference to her work Christmas ‘do’.

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Fruit machines were completely destroyed by raiders at Ansdell Institute.

Burglars smash club’s machines

Raiders smashed their way into a private members’ club on the Fylde coast and went on the rampage causing more than £500 of damage.
 The burglars struck at Ansdell Institute, on Woodlands Road in Ansdell, where they forced their way through five doors, destroying locks and damaging woodwork.

Crime
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