YEARLY REVIEW - DECEMBER: Ryan’s Christmas switch-on and Santa Fun Run

Special guest Ryan Smith salutes the crowd before switching on  Skegness' Christmas tree lights.
Special guest Ryan Smith salutes the crowd before switching on Skegness' Christmas tree lights.
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Skegness was chosen as the venue for national BBC Radio 4 show Any Questions?

Chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby at Skegness Academy, the show focussed on a number of issues, including immigration and renewable energy.

l A start date for work on flood defences was announced for January 2015, to increase the width of the promenade and add a reinforced 
concrete wall between Skegness’ RNLI Lifeboat Station and Scarborough Esplanade.

l Skegness’ annual Christmas light switch on took place with a record crowd as local teen Ryan Smith, who is recovering from a brain injury, performed the big switch 
on.

l Channel 4 released details of a one-off documentary featuring the lives of performers working the entertainment scene in Skegness, to be broadcast in January.

l Hundreds of runners clad in Santa outfits took to Skegness seafront to take part in the annual Santa Fun Run, raising money for the Air Ambulance and local charities and good causes.

Organisers were delighted by the response.

l A heart-warming story featured on one of the front pages in December with brothers Jason and Danny Butler, from Skegness, sharing the joys of fatherhood after their baby sons Joey and Layton were born on the same day.