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Prince Charles makes permanent base in Burnley

Lancashire Telegraph: MY TOWN Prince Charles is to bring his charities to a Burnley location. MY TOWN Prince Charles is to bring his charities to a Burnley location.

PRINCE Charles is set to reaffirm his commitment to Burnley by setting up a permanent base for his charites in the town.

Charity officials are in talks with council bosses over siting a new Prince’s Trust Centre in the Weavers’ Triangle, the Lancashire Telegraph can reveal.

The Prince of Wales chaired a regeneration summit in the former cotton heartland as part of Wednesday’s Royal tour - and he is expected to return to the town soon.

And if negotiations are successful, a new centre for disadvantaged 13 to 25 year olds will take shape at the same complex.

It would be the first of its kind in Lancashire and offer a new start to young people who may be unemployed, homeless or have drug and alcohol problems.

Currently the centres are only based in large cities and offer long-term support to help people back into education or employment.

Council leader Coun Julie Cooper said: “I did get the chance to speak to Prince Charles briefly and it is amazing how Burnley remains at the top of his list.

“The Prince really does have a great fondness for the town and he will be back again soon, from what he was saying.

“The more investment we can get into Burnley the better and once we start attracting things to the Weavers’ Triangle then more will follow.”

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Former mayor Coun David Heginbotham, who welcomed the royal party to the borough, said: “I am all in favour of this - I know that the Prince is very ambitious for Burnley.

“The Prince is very well connected and for everything that he can bring to Burnley we should be grateful. I think in a couple of years time people will see real changes at Weavers’ Triangle.”

Wednesday was just the latest in a series of visits to Burnley made by the Prince of Wales. He has already spoken of his fondness for the town and his support of Burnley FC.

In 2009 he even said the town was ‘his number one priority’ and ordered his flagship charity to help change the lives of hundreds of Burnley youngsters.

The Prince’s Trust has been heavily involved in a four-year effort to rejuvenate the borough but has never had a base of its own in the town.

Prince Charles spoke specifically of his passion for the Weaver’s Triangle on Wednesday.

He said: “If you talk to people on the ground then they are particularly keen to convert these old buildings and see a new use for them.

“To knock these buildings down is unsustainable because of the embodied energy that is within them.”

The new Prince’s Trust centre would host the Fairbridge programme, which begins with a five-day access course, enabling youngsters to try their hand at the likes of rock climbing and music production.

Recruits can stay with the programme for as long as necessary but there are strict ground rules banning involvement in drugs, alcohol and violence.

A Prince’s Trust spokesman confirmed that the centre plans were in the ‘early stages’ and ‘a number of different options were being explored’.

Victoria Mill in the Weaver’s Triangle will be home to the new university technical college and Prince Charles was shown artists impressions of the project, where work is set to begin soon.

But it is the Weavers’ Triangle proposals, a potential neighbour of the new university technical college, which have captured the imagination of townsfolk.

Charles hosted a conference entitled ‘Making a Difference’, in Victoria Mill, Trafalgar Street, during the second leg of his visit.

Invited were delegates from Burnley, Redcar, Burslem, East Ayrshire, Tottenham and Llandovery - all areas the Prince has taken a keen interest in.

Regeneration officials swapped ideas on the best ways of reviving the fortunes of challenging communities and renovating forgotten landmarks - such as Burnley’s redundant mills.

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7:58pm Thu 17 May 12

BIGGLESTOE says...

A better area for hrh's centre would be Leyland Rd, because of all the boarded up houses going to waste! Not to mention all the worthy grafting residents, and he won't have to whistle hard if he is hungry for a nosh or a dingle wrap ha ha.
A better area for hrh's centre would be Leyland Rd, because of all the boarded up houses going to waste! Not to mention all the worthy grafting residents, and he won't have to whistle hard if he is hungry for a nosh or a dingle wrap ha ha. BIGGLESTOE
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8:36pm Thu 17 May 12

BIG BOSS says...

Prince Charles is a very hard working man and it is very good for this town that he is becomming more involed.
Prince Charles is a very hard working man and it is very good for this town that he is becomming more involed. BIG BOSS
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11:08pm Thu 17 May 12

bankhall says...

Prince Charles is a very hard working man and it is very good for this town that he is becomming more invovled.jeez the man is a parasite on society ;takes millions out of the country and all he does is stick his name on a rundown ruin
Prince Charles is a very hard working man and it is very good for this town that he is becomming more invovled.jeez the man is a parasite on society ;takes millions out of the country and all he does is stick his name on a rundown ruin bankhall
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12:46am Fri 18 May 12

Cha'mone MF says...

bankhall wrote:
Prince Charles is a very hard working man and it is very good for this town that he is becomming more invovled.jeez the man is a parasite on society ;takes millions out of the country and all he does is stick his name on a rundown ruin
He'll be putting his name on your mum then!
[quote][p][bold]bankhall[/bold] wrote: Prince Charles is a very hard working man and it is very good for this town that he is becomming more invovled.jeez the man is a parasite on society ;takes millions out of the country and all he does is stick his name on a rundown ruin[/p][/quote]He'll be putting his name on your mum then! Cha'mone MF
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9:03am Fri 18 May 12

notchuffed says...

bankhall wrote:
Prince Charles is a very hard working man and it is very good for this town that he is becomming more invovled.jeez the man is a parasite on society ;takes millions out of the country and all he does is stick his name on a rundown ruin
Aren't you just one sick,bitter, delusional person. I take it from your pseudonym that you are either:-

a)Were born there a long time ago
b) Living in the Old Folks' Home that it is now.
c) Stood on the bridge on Colne Rd either waiting for your latest fix.

Time tto stop your jaundiced, bitter comments and look around you at the beautiful world we live in. Oops sorry I overlooked the one blot on this - YOU
[quote][p][bold]bankhall[/bold] wrote: Prince Charles is a very hard working man and it is very good for this town that he is becomming more invovled.jeez the man is a parasite on society ;takes millions out of the country and all he does is stick his name on a rundown ruin[/p][/quote]Aren't you just one sick,bitter, delusional person. I take it from your pseudonym that you are either:- a)Were born there a long time ago b) Living in the Old Folks' Home that it is now. c) Stood on the bridge on Colne Rd either waiting for your latest fix. Time tto stop your jaundiced, bitter comments and look around you at the beautiful world we live in. Oops sorry I overlooked the one blot on this - YOU notchuffed
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11:33am Fri 18 May 12

Keep Darwen Green says...

Handsome isn't he? what do you think grommit wensleydale or stilton?
Handsome isn't he? what do you think grommit wensleydale or stilton? Keep Darwen Green
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12:25pm Fri 18 May 12

Ted Maul says...

Well he is the result of centuries of inbreeding, completely out of touch with the real world and a complete tax hoovering parasite.

No wonder he feels so at home in little old Bonleh!
Well he is the result of centuries of inbreeding, completely out of touch with the real world and a complete tax hoovering parasite. No wonder he feels so at home in little old Bonleh! Ted Maul
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1:16pm Fri 18 May 12

Interocitor says...

Well I'm not much of a Royalist, far from it really, but I welcome this news and it's good to see Prince Charles giving such a commitment (new Prince’s Trust centre) to the town.
Well I'm not much of a Royalist, far from it really, but I welcome this news and it's good to see Prince Charles giving such a commitment (new Prince’s Trust centre) to the town. Interocitor
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2:04pm Fri 18 May 12

did you smash it? says...

Ted Maul wrote:
Well he is the result of centuries of inbreeding, completely out of touch with the real world and a complete tax hoovering parasite.

No wonder he feels so at home in little old Bonleh!
Look who it is - the jealous inbred sister-worryer who goes by the name of Shi-Ted.
.
Is ickle Shi-Teddy Weddy upset because the Royal Family didn't visit your absolute hellhole dump of a town?
.
Apparently HRH was asked if he wanted to visit Blackburn whilst in the area - his response: 'One would rather sick one's penis in a cup of liquid nitrogen, than visit that smackfest of a town'
[quote][p][bold]Ted Maul[/bold] wrote: Well he is the result of centuries of inbreeding, completely out of touch with the real world and a complete tax hoovering parasite. No wonder he feels so at home in little old Bonleh![/p][/quote]Look who it is - the jealous inbred sister-worryer who goes by the name of Shi-Ted. . Is ickle Shi-Teddy Weddy upset because the Royal Family didn't visit your absolute hellhole dump of a town? . Apparently HRH was asked if he wanted to visit Blackburn whilst in the area - his response: 'One would rather sick one's penis in a cup of liquid nitrogen, than visit that smackfest of a town' did you smash it?
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2:30pm Fri 18 May 12

Keep Darwen Green says...

did you smash it? wrote:
Ted Maul wrote:
Well he is the result of centuries of inbreeding, completely out of touch with the real world and a complete tax hoovering parasite.

No wonder he feels so at home in little old Bonleh!
Look who it is - the jealous inbred sister-worryer who goes by the name of Shi-Ted.
.
Is ickle Shi-Teddy Weddy upset because the Royal Family didn't visit your absolute hellhole dump of a town?
.
Apparently HRH was asked if he wanted to visit Blackburn whilst in the area - his response: 'One would rather sick one's penis in a cup of liquid nitrogen, than visit that smackfest of a town'
He's obviously not bothered what he sticks his thingy in, have you seen his missus.
[quote][p][bold]did you smash it?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ted Maul[/bold] wrote: Well he is the result of centuries of inbreeding, completely out of touch with the real world and a complete tax hoovering parasite. No wonder he feels so at home in little old Bonleh![/p][/quote]Look who it is - the jealous inbred sister-worryer who goes by the name of Shi-Ted. . Is ickle Shi-Teddy Weddy upset because the Royal Family didn't visit your absolute hellhole dump of a town? . Apparently HRH was asked if he wanted to visit Blackburn whilst in the area - his response: 'One would rather sick one's penis in a cup of liquid nitrogen, than visit that smackfest of a town'[/p][/quote]He's obviously not bothered what he sticks his thingy in, have you seen his missus. Keep Darwen Green
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2:56pm Fri 18 May 12

notchuffed says...

A friend who lives in Darwen tells me that if they had to run a beauty contest betweem a) A camel b) A donkey c) A hippo d) Camilla e) KDG the result would be
1 - Camilla
2 - Hippo
3 - Donkey
4 - No decision allowed due to substance/nature or quality of the final contestant. Apparently the judges could not decide which category 'It' came under
A friend who lives in Darwen tells me that if they had to run a beauty contest betweem a) A camel b) A donkey c) A hippo d) Camilla e) KDG the result would be 1 - Camilla 2 - Hippo 3 - Donkey 4 - No decision allowed due to substance/nature or quality of the final contestant. Apparently the judges could not decide which category 'It' came under notchuffed
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5:00pm Fri 18 May 12

Ted Maul says...

did you smash it? wrote:
Ted Maul wrote:
Well he is the result of centuries of inbreeding, completely out of touch with the real world and a complete tax hoovering parasite.

No wonder he feels so at home in little old Bonleh!
Look who it is - the jealous inbred sister-worryer who goes by the name of Shi-Ted.
.
Is ickle Shi-Teddy Weddy upset because the Royal Family didn't visit your absolute hellhole dump of a town?
.
Apparently HRH was asked if he wanted to visit Blackburn whilst in the area - his response: 'One would rather sick one's penis in a cup of liquid nitrogen, than visit that smackfest of a town'
Ha ha, calm down my genetically challenged little dingle royalist.

You lot bite EVERY time. Like fish in a barrel!

Your dopey lot are used to having a queen at Turd Moooer, what with Eddie Howe in charge!
[quote][p][bold]did you smash it?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ted Maul[/bold] wrote: Well he is the result of centuries of inbreeding, completely out of touch with the real world and a complete tax hoovering parasite. No wonder he feels so at home in little old Bonleh![/p][/quote]Look who it is - the jealous inbred sister-worryer who goes by the name of Shi-Ted. . Is ickle Shi-Teddy Weddy upset because the Royal Family didn't visit your absolute hellhole dump of a town? . Apparently HRH was asked if he wanted to visit Blackburn whilst in the area - his response: 'One would rather sick one's penis in a cup of liquid nitrogen, than visit that smackfest of a town'[/p][/quote]Ha ha, calm down my genetically challenged little dingle royalist. You lot bite EVERY time. Like fish in a barrel! Your dopey lot are used to having a queen at Turd Moooer, what with Eddie Howe in charge! Ted Maul
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5:37pm Fri 18 May 12

Keep Darwen Green says...

notchuffed wrote:
A friend who lives in Darwen tells me that if they had to run a beauty contest betweem a) A camel b) A donkey c) A hippo d) Camilla e) KDG the result would be
1 - Camilla
2 - Hippo
3 - Donkey
4 - No decision allowed due to substance/nature or quality of the final contestant. Apparently the judges could not decide which category 'It' came under
Sorry but your fiction was blown out in the first sentence, you have no friends.
Notchuffed, the chairman of the electric 6 fan club, .........and you'll find him in a g8y bar, a g8y, a g8y bar.
He has got something to put in you, and he won it at the g8y bar, g8y bar.
Don't like girls much do you? Hence you thinking Camillas a good catch. Still, I'm way out of your league, inbred loser.
[quote][p][bold]notchuffed[/bold] wrote: A friend who lives in Darwen tells me that if they had to run a beauty contest betweem a) A camel b) A donkey c) A hippo d) Camilla e) KDG the result would be 1 - Camilla 2 - Hippo 3 - Donkey 4 - No decision allowed due to substance/nature or quality of the final contestant. Apparently the judges could not decide which category 'It' came under[/p][/quote]Sorry but your fiction was blown out in the first sentence, you have no friends. Notchuffed, the chairman of the electric 6 fan club, .........and you'll find him in a g8y bar, a g8y, a g8y bar. He has got something to put in you, and he won it at the g8y bar, g8y bar. Don't like girls much do you? Hence you thinking Camillas a good catch. Still, I'm way out of your league, inbred loser. Keep Darwen Green
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6:24pm Fri 18 May 12

her from here says...

What an nasty lot you are complain they do nothing then show your ignorance when they do.
What an nasty lot you are complain they do nothing then show your ignorance when they do. her from here
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