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Prince William and Kate Middleton to visit East Lancashire

Lancashire Telegraph: ROYAL VISITORS Prince William and Kate Middleton leaving Belfast City Hall ROYAL VISITORS Prince William and Kate Middleton leaving Belfast City Hall

PRINCE William and his fiancee Kate Middleton are to visit Blackburn and Darwen in the weeks before their Easter wedding.

Preparations are underway at a number of venues in the borough, and top-level meetings are being carried out over routes and security.

The visit will be one of the last engagements carried out before the couple marry in Westminster Abbey on April 29.

Clarence House declined to comment, while the exact date and locations the couple will visit have not been revealed.

But the Lancashire Telegraph understands the pair will visit in the weeks before their wedding.

One of the purposes will be to meet young people.

They will go to both towns in the borough.

It has not yet been revealed exactly why they are coming to the area, although the pair are thought to be embarking on a number of visits around the country ahead of their big day.

Blackburn MP Jack Straw said it was ‘flattering’ the pair had decided to visit.

He said: “It’s great news for the whole area and it’s very flattering that they are coming to the borough just before their wedding.

“I hope everybody will be boosted by the news.”

Council leader Kate Hollern joked: “It’ll be Kate meets Kate! It’s quite a coup for us.

“We are really pleased they have chosen Blackburn with Darwen and we will give them a good traditional welcome to the area.

“It is wonderful news that the young Royal couple can come and see what the North West is about.”

Prince William visited Blackburn in May 2008 in his role as president of the FA.

He went to St Aidan’s School in Mill Hill, and played a game with pupils. Miss Middleton has stepped up her public appearances since news of the engagement was announced in November.

The couple made their first visit to Northern Ireland earlier this week when they had a go at tossing pancakes on Shrove Tuesday in Belfast.

In February, they returned to St Andrew’s University in Scotland where they first met and fell in love.

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10:32am Sat 12 Mar 11

burner says...

bovvered ?
bovvered ? burner
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11:04am Sat 12 Mar 11

Jimmy Paterson says...

Cool -- he can replace the top of t'tower with his big chopper
Cool -- he can replace the top of t'tower with his big chopper Jimmy Paterson
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11:15am Sat 12 Mar 11

almike says...

Does this mean the council has found a hidden pot of money to police the visit and clean up the place? Will the vist save any of the organisations facing massive cuts?
Does this mean the council has found a hidden pot of money to police the visit and clean up the place? Will the vist save any of the organisations facing massive cuts? almike
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11:17am Sat 12 Mar 11

happycyclist says...

almike wrote:
Does this mean the council has found a hidden pot of money to police the visit and clean up the place? Will the vist save any of the organisations facing massive cuts?
Good point
[quote][p][bold]almike[/bold] wrote: Does this mean the council has found a hidden pot of money to police the visit and clean up the place? Will the vist save any of the organisations facing massive cuts?[/p][/quote]Good point happycyclist
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12:02pm Sat 12 Mar 11

darwen sense says...

Do we have enough police to handle this visit with all the cuts? What will the cost of the security be?!
Do we have enough police to handle this visit with all the cuts? What will the cost of the security be?! darwen sense
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12:09pm Sat 12 Mar 11

time.team says...

Oh good!
Icing on top of a rotten cake.
Oh good! Icing on top of a rotten cake. time.team
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12:14pm Sat 12 Mar 11

MHUK says...

They will be more than likely house hunting.
Saw William "eyeing up" that LOVELY little terraced property on Norfolk St
last time he was up.
No doubt told Kate about it.
They will be more than likely house hunting. Saw William "eyeing up" that LOVELY little terraced property on Norfolk St last time he was up. No doubt told Kate about it. MHUK
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1:27pm Sat 12 Mar 11

woolywords says...

They must be planning a visit to the Mall. I spotted two suits there, with lumpy jackets and wearing hearing aids, scanning the place. They stuck out like sore thumbs being over-dressed for Blackburn town centre.
They must be planning a visit to the Mall. I spotted two suits there, with lumpy jackets and wearing hearing aids, scanning the place. They stuck out like sore thumbs being over-dressed for Blackburn town centre. woolywords
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2:07pm Sat 12 Mar 11

the halitosis kid says...

sources say the two lovebirds are stopping off at the cabin on Blackburn boulevard for lunch before visiting the local mosques then staying overnight at the Islington hotel on Bolton rd before heading back to London..
sources say the two lovebirds are stopping off at the cabin on Blackburn boulevard for lunch before visiting the local mosques then staying overnight at the Islington hotel on Bolton rd before heading back to London.. the halitosis kid
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2:21pm Sat 12 Mar 11

Ian the Beancounter says...

At a time when the whole of the country is facing severe financial cuts, the whole idea of the obscenity of the cost of the wedding is a disgrace. We now have to find extra money, locally, to police a visit by these leeches who could never, ever understand what the ordinary people of this country are going through. We don't want them here, and I don't want a single penny of my Council Tax being wasted on them.
At a time when the whole of the country is facing severe financial cuts, the whole idea of the obscenity of the cost of the wedding is a disgrace. We now have to find extra money, locally, to police a visit by these leeches who could never, ever understand what the ordinary people of this country are going through. We don't want them here, and I don't want a single penny of my Council Tax being wasted on them. Ian the Beancounter
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2:50pm Sat 12 Mar 11

sean_brfc says...

Ian the Beancounter wrote:
At a time when the whole of the country is facing severe financial cuts, the whole idea of the obscenity of the cost of the wedding is a disgrace. We now have to find extra money, locally, to police a visit by these leeches who could never, ever understand what the ordinary people of this country are going through. We don't want them here, and I don't want a single penny of my Council Tax being wasted on them.
Speak for yourself!
[quote][p][bold]Ian the Beancounter[/bold] wrote: At a time when the whole of the country is facing severe financial cuts, the whole idea of the obscenity of the cost of the wedding is a disgrace. We now have to find extra money, locally, to police a visit by these leeches who could never, ever understand what the ordinary people of this country are going through. We don't want them here, and I don't want a single penny of my Council Tax being wasted on them.[/p][/quote]Speak for yourself! sean_brfc
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3:00pm Sat 12 Mar 11

Lifeinthemix says...

Reminder :
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During some of the interviews after the break up of the marriage, Diana had stated that in looking back she could see that Charles had never been genuine in his affection towards her, and even before the wedding she had realised she would be having a relationship with his true love and consort Camilla Parker Bowles, which of course became more apparent as the marriage continued. One should not be too judging on why Diana stayed with Charles as long as she did, for many ladies they feel they can change their chosen partner, in fact that is the basis of many females when they chose their husbands, as it is for many males also. During the marriage Charles and Camilla communicated with the code ‘Gladys and Fred’.
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what a family.....
Reminder : . During some of the interviews after the break up of the marriage, Diana had stated that in looking back she could see that Charles had never been genuine in his affection towards her, and even before the wedding she had realised she would be having a relationship with his true love and consort Camilla Parker Bowles, which of course became more apparent as the marriage continued. One should not be too judging on why Diana stayed with Charles as long as she did, for many ladies they feel they can change their chosen partner, in fact that is the basis of many females when they chose their husbands, as it is for many males also. During the marriage Charles and Camilla communicated with the code ‘Gladys and Fred’. . what a family..... Lifeinthemix
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3:04pm Sat 12 Mar 11

time will tell says...

Ian the Beancounter wrote:
At a time when the whole of the country is facing severe financial cuts, the whole idea of the obscenity of the cost of the wedding is a disgrace. We now have to find extra money, locally, to police a visit by these leeches who could never, ever understand what the ordinary people of this country are going through. We don't want them here, and I don't want a single penny of my Council Tax being wasted on them.
Fully agree this is just a distraction from what the government is doing.
[quote][p][bold]Ian the Beancounter[/bold] wrote: At a time when the whole of the country is facing severe financial cuts, the whole idea of the obscenity of the cost of the wedding is a disgrace. We now have to find extra money, locally, to police a visit by these leeches who could never, ever understand what the ordinary people of this country are going through. We don't want them here, and I don't want a single penny of my Council Tax being wasted on them.[/p][/quote]Fully agree this is just a distraction from what the government is doing. time will tell
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3:49pm Sat 12 Mar 11

5pixel says...

Mind the potholes Willy !
Mind the potholes Willy ! 5pixel
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3:56pm Sat 12 Mar 11

halfhearted says...

Beancounter & time will tell,are both way off mark. How can they speak on behalf of others,and what has the visit got to do with the Government ?
The people of East Lancashire have always welcomed members of the Royal Family.
What does concern me though is the fact that the Council Leader,will be there grabbing the limelight,wearing her new clothes for the occasion,no doubt paid for by expenses.
Also the council had better start cleaning up the town now,or should they laeve it be and outsiders can see for themselves what a tip it has become.
I hope they enjoy their visit,and see the people that really count and the leader stays at home,or goes to her well paid job.
The Mayor should do all the meeting and greeting.
Beancounter & time will tell,are both way off mark. How can they speak on behalf of others,and what has the visit got to do with the Government ? The people of East Lancashire have always welcomed members of the Royal Family. What does concern me though is the fact that the Council Leader,will be there grabbing the limelight,wearing her new clothes for the occasion,no doubt paid for by expenses. Also the council had better start cleaning up the town now,or should they laeve it be and outsiders can see for themselves what a tip it has become. I hope they enjoy their visit,and see the people that really count and the leader stays at home,or goes to her well paid job. The Mayor should do all the meeting and greeting. halfhearted
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4:00pm Sat 12 Mar 11

happycyclist says...

5 minutes with Darwen's Mayor and they'll be off like a shot. The policing costs won't be that much.
5 minutes with Darwen's Mayor and they'll be off like a shot. The policing costs won't be that much. happycyclist
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4:01pm Sat 12 Mar 11

Good call says...

All the anti-Monarchist moaning misery guts are out in droves.You talk about the cost of Policing the William and Kate Middleton visit I'll let you in on somthing,it's a grain of sand compared to how much we throw Down the drain on the EU,Overseas aid and the illegal and pointless war in afghanistan.Why can't you be happy about this it will give the area some good publicity and we will be able to have positve news in the LT instead of ones about crime.
All the anti-Monarchist moaning misery guts are out in droves.You talk about the cost of Policing the William and Kate Middleton visit I'll let you in on somthing,it's a grain of sand compared to how much we throw Down the drain on the EU,Overseas aid and the illegal and pointless war in afghanistan.Why can't you be happy about this it will give the area some good publicity and we will be able to have positve news in the LT instead of ones about crime. Good call
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4:38pm Sat 12 Mar 11

Atticman says...

Good call wrote:
All the anti-Monarchist moaning misery guts are out in droves.You talk about the cost of Policing the William and Kate Middleton visit I'll let you in on somthing,it's a grain of sand compared to how much we throw Down the drain on the EU,Overseas aid and the illegal and pointless war in afghanistan.Why can't you be happy about this it will give the area some good publicity and we will be able to have positve news in the LT instead of ones about crime.
I'm with you. The monarchy bring in more financially to this country through tourism than they cost us. To have them visit us will bring our profile up and help them to know who we are for the future. See the positive instead of the negative folks.
[quote][p][bold]Good call[/bold] wrote: All the anti-Monarchist moaning misery guts are out in droves.You talk about the cost of Policing the William and Kate Middleton visit I'll let you in on somthing,it's a grain of sand compared to how much we throw Down the drain on the EU,Overseas aid and the illegal and pointless war in afghanistan.Why can't you be happy about this it will give the area some good publicity and we will be able to have positve news in the LT instead of ones about crime.[/p][/quote]I'm with you. The monarchy bring in more financially to this country through tourism than they cost us. To have them visit us will bring our profile up and help them to know who we are for the future. See the positive instead of the negative folks. Atticman
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5:32pm Sat 12 Mar 11

mazrocks says...

I am so happy that Prince William and Kate are coming to Blackburn. I hope I get to see them!!
I am so happy that Prince William and Kate are coming to Blackburn. I hope I get to see them!! mazrocks
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5:33pm Sat 12 Mar 11

rob_11376 says...

Well rotten eggs and tomatoes at the ready.
Well rotten eggs and tomatoes at the ready. rob_11376
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5:42pm Sat 12 Mar 11

Good call says...

Yes you are right I'll be getting my eggs ready...To throw at you and your band of anti monarchy anarchists.
Yes you are right I'll be getting my eggs ready...To throw at you and your band of anti monarchy anarchists. Good call
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5:55pm Sat 12 Mar 11

rob_11376 says...

Good call wrote:
Yes you are right I'll be getting my eggs ready...To throw at you and your band of anti monarchy anarchists.
its not monarchy any more its a mockery
[quote][p][bold]Good call[/bold] wrote: Yes you are right I'll be getting my eggs ready...To throw at you and your band of anti monarchy anarchists.[/p][/quote]its not monarchy any more its a mockery rob_11376
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6:25pm Sat 12 Mar 11

Phuck Mei Banjina says...

rob_11376 wrote:
Good call wrote: Yes you are right I'll be getting my eggs ready...To throw at you and your band of anti monarchy anarchists.
its not monarchy any more its a mockery
Well said Rob. WE DO NOT WANT THIS UPPER CLASS FILTH TO HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH US !!!!! GET IT ? GOT IT ? GOOD !!!! Evil leaches.... (of subject) How on earth are we supposed to afford to attend the LOOL Olympic Games 2012 Billions upon BILLIONS OFF OUR TAXES... **** up against something only south folk can afford to travel to !¬!!!!! put it this way Blackburnians you will never see your town as clean again .... EVER !! When Prince Charles visited Burnley warf...... they placed a toxic Blue dye for mile along the canal....... guess who paid for it ? They can ram there Wedding you know where !!!! Truly the hight of vulgarity. One only has to read the stories on our Telegraph. Get back down South to your Ivory Palace...... TRAITORS !!! What gets me is nobody will bat a **** eyelid !!!! Sheep thats what we have become...... WAKE UP !!!!
[quote][p][bold]rob_11376[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Good call[/bold] wrote: Yes you are right I'll be getting my eggs ready...To throw at you and your band of anti monarchy anarchists.[/p][/quote]its not monarchy any more its a mockery[/p][/quote]Well said Rob. WE DO NOT WANT THIS UPPER CLASS FILTH TO HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH US !!!!! GET IT ? GOT IT ? GOOD !!!! Evil leaches.... (of subject) How on earth are we supposed to afford to attend the LOOL Olympic Games 2012 Billions upon BILLIONS OFF OUR TAXES... **** up against something only south folk can afford to travel to !¬!!!!! put it this way Blackburnians you will never see your town as clean again .... EVER !! When Prince Charles visited Burnley warf...... they placed a toxic Blue dye for mile along the canal....... guess who paid for it ? They can ram there Wedding you know where !!!! Truly the hight of vulgarity. One only has to read the stories on our Telegraph. Get back down South to your Ivory Palace...... TRAITORS !!! What gets me is nobody will bat a **** eyelid !!!! Sheep thats what we have become...... WAKE UP !!!! Phuck Mei Banjina
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6:32pm Sat 12 Mar 11

happycyclist says...

Perhaps SIR Philip Green should pay for the wedding from all the millions he saved from not paying his taxes last year. Or the year before. Or the year before that.

It's scum like him that are the REAL filth.
Perhaps SIR Philip Green should pay for the wedding from all the millions he saved from not paying his taxes last year. Or the year before. Or the year before that. It's scum like him that are the REAL filth. happycyclist
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6:39pm Sat 12 Mar 11

hasslem hasslem says...

happycyclist wrote:
Perhaps SIR Philip Green should pay for the wedding from all the millions he saved from not paying his taxes last year. Or the year before. Or the year before that.

It's scum like him that are the REAL filth.
happy - you need to check your facts, rather than jumping on a silly students bandwagon.
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think you will find that mr and mrs green plus his companies pay their share of legitimate taxes - do you really think hmrc would let him and his mrs get away with it, they are prime targets.
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cant stand phillip green for many many reasons - but he is a legitimate businessman and he pays his taxes.
[quote][p][bold]happycyclist[/bold] wrote: Perhaps SIR Philip Green should pay for the wedding from all the millions he saved from not paying his taxes last year. Or the year before. Or the year before that. It's scum like him that are the REAL filth.[/p][/quote]happy - you need to check your facts, rather than jumping on a silly students bandwagon. . think you will find that mr and mrs green plus his companies pay their share of legitimate taxes - do you really think hmrc would let him and his mrs get away with it, they are prime targets. . cant stand phillip green for many many reasons - but he is a legitimate businessman and he pays his taxes. hasslem hasslem
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6:43pm Sat 12 Mar 11

whirlingdervish says...

MHUK wrote:
They will be more than likely house hunting.
Saw William "eyeing up" that LOVELY little terraced property on Norfolk St
last time he was up.
No doubt told Kate about it.
after dialogue they went for angela street, wills likes to **** in street and dump the odd mattrese, perfect
[quote][p][bold]MHUK[/bold] wrote: They will be more than likely house hunting. Saw William "eyeing up" that LOVELY little terraced property on Norfolk St last time he was up. No doubt told Kate about it.[/p][/quote]after dialogue they went for angela street, wills likes to **** in street and dump the odd mattrese, perfect whirlingdervish
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7:08pm Sat 12 Mar 11

Parly says...

Out of all the places in the North West they could visit.... Blackburn and Darwen.
Out of all the places in the North West they could visit.... Blackburn and Darwen. Parly
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7:09pm Sat 12 Mar 11

Gobbin says...

Does Kathryn she know she will have to wear a headscarfe?
Does Kathryn she know she will have to wear a headscarfe? Gobbin
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7:25pm Sat 12 Mar 11

BacupBoy says...

I'll take a day off work to go and see them - NOT !
I'll take a day off work to go and see them - NOT ! BacupBoy
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8:01pm Sat 12 Mar 11

Ian the Beancounter says...

Atticman wrote:
Good call wrote: All the anti-Monarchist moaning misery guts are out in droves.You talk about the cost of Policing the William and Kate Middleton visit I'll let you in on somthing,it's a grain of sand compared to how much we throw Down the drain on the EU,Overseas aid and the illegal and pointless war in afghanistan.Why can't you be happy about this it will give the area some good publicity and we will be able to have positve news in the LT instead of ones about crime.
I'm with you. The monarchy bring in more financially to this country through tourism than they cost us. To have them visit us will bring our profile up and help them to know who we are for the future. See the positive instead of the negative folks.
The Monarchy cost us more than they bring in - fact! But, surprisingly, I'm not an anti-Monarchist because I'm a bit of a traditionalist. But they have enough money of their own without us having to pay for them to enjoy little jollies at OUR expense. What about the infamous parties that Will and Harry have held? £30,000 for champagne in a London nightclub? What planet are they on? I have no objection to them coming here, but as they can afford it, and our Council can't, then it should be at their expense. We are cutting services to children and the elderly. But, hey! Let's chuck elderly patients out of care homes which we can't afford, whilst we pay for policing Will & Kate's visit. I hope those supporting this don't have families who are losing out through these cuts, whilst we spend money on the poor Royals.
[quote][p][bold]Atticman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Good call[/bold] wrote: All the anti-Monarchist moaning misery guts are out in droves.You talk about the cost of Policing the William and Kate Middleton visit I'll let you in on somthing,it's a grain of sand compared to how much we throw Down the drain on the EU,Overseas aid and the illegal and pointless war in afghanistan.Why can't you be happy about this it will give the area some good publicity and we will be able to have positve news in the LT instead of ones about crime.[/p][/quote]I'm with you. The monarchy bring in more financially to this country through tourism than they cost us. To have them visit us will bring our profile up and help them to know who we are for the future. See the positive instead of the negative folks.[/p][/quote]The Monarchy cost us more than they bring in - fact! But, surprisingly, I'm not an anti-Monarchist because I'm a bit of a traditionalist. But they have enough money of their own without us having to pay for them to enjoy little jollies at OUR expense. What about the infamous parties that Will and Harry have held? £30,000 for champagne in a London nightclub? What planet are they on? I have no objection to them coming here, but as they can afford it, and our Council can't, then it should be at their expense. We are cutting services to children and the elderly. But, hey! Let's chuck elderly patients out of care homes which we can't afford, whilst we pay for policing Will & Kate's visit. I hope those supporting this don't have families who are losing out through these cuts, whilst we spend money on the poor Royals. Ian the Beancounter
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8:58pm Sat 12 Mar 11

security/issolated says...

I for one think it's lovely, I don't understand why folk in Blackburn are so negative with Will and Kate coming here, they may have a lot better life than many of us here, its not their fault that we are in the state we are in. Myself and my children are so excited with them coming here and we should all feel honoured with their visit instead of putting them off before they even arrive. Where has your hospitality gone? as for the police time etc...- it's about time they did something constructive for once!!!!
I for one think it's lovely, I don't understand why folk in Blackburn are so negative with Will and Kate coming here, they may have a lot better life than many of us here, its not their fault that we are in the state we are in. Myself and my children are so excited with them coming here and we should all feel honoured with their visit instead of putting them off before they even arrive. Where has your hospitality gone? as for the police time etc...- it's about time they did something constructive for once!!!! security/issolated
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9:07pm Sat 12 Mar 11

M.DANNY says...

just fantastic Prince William and Kate Middleton are going visit Blackburn,just like his father Prince Charles,the Queen and the Duke,Princess Anne all the Royal family past and present visited our beloved Blackburn.I love the Royal family very much as the Queen is head of church of England and the Commenwealth Nations.Our Cathedral in Blackburn has attracted lots of visitors from the Royal family to many VIPS from other nations Ghandi,Rice,Clinton,
etc etc
I look forward to Prince and Kate Middleton visit and i hope i get to meet them.
just fantastic Prince William and Kate Middleton are going visit Blackburn,just like his father Prince Charles,the Queen and the Duke,Princess Anne all the Royal family past and present visited our beloved Blackburn.I love the Royal family very much as the Queen is head of church of England and the Commenwealth Nations.Our Cathedral in Blackburn has attracted lots of visitors from the Royal family to many VIPS from other nations Ghandi,Rice,Clinton, etc etc I look forward to Prince and Kate Middleton visit and i hope i get to meet them. M.DANNY
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9:10pm Sat 12 Mar 11

M.DANNY says...

just fantastic Prince William and Kate Middleton are going visit Blackburn,just like his father Prince Charles,the Queen and the Duke,Princess Anne all the Royal family past and present visited our beloved Blackburn.I love the Royal family very much as the Queen is head of church of England and the Commenwealth Nations.Our Cathedral in Blackburn has attracted lots of visitors from the Royal family to many VIPS from other nations Ghandi,Rice,Clinton,
etc etc
I look forward to Prince and Kate Middleton visit and i hope i get to meet them.
just fantastic Prince William and Kate Middleton are going visit Blackburn,just like his father Prince Charles,the Queen and the Duke,Princess Anne all the Royal family past and present visited our beloved Blackburn.I love the Royal family very much as the Queen is head of church of England and the Commenwealth Nations.Our Cathedral in Blackburn has attracted lots of visitors from the Royal family to many VIPS from other nations Ghandi,Rice,Clinton, etc etc I look forward to Prince and Kate Middleton visit and i hope i get to meet them. M.DANNY
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9:58pm Sat 12 Mar 11

Ian the Beancounter says...

M.DANNY wrote:
just fantastic Prince William and Kate Middleton are going visit Blackburn,just like his father Prince Charles,the Queen and the Duke,Princess Anne all the Royal family past and present visited our beloved Blackburn.I love the Royal family very much as the Queen is head of church of England and the Commenwealth Nations.Our Cathedral in Blackburn has attracted lots of visitors from the Royal family to many VIPS from other nations Ghandi,Rice,Clinton, etc etc I look forward to Prince and Kate Middleton visit and i hope i get to meet them.
Kirklees? Last time I looked, that was in Yorkshire. Not in East Lancs!
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Look, it's not about whether we like the Royals or not. It's about spending large amounts of money when the rest of the country is having to make cuts. How can anyone justify this level of PUBLIC expenditure when vital local services are being slashed? It's the sort of stuff which fuels anarchic elements.
[quote][p][bold]M.DANNY[/bold] wrote: just fantastic Prince William and Kate Middleton are going visit Blackburn,just like his father Prince Charles,the Queen and the Duke,Princess Anne all the Royal family past and present visited our beloved Blackburn.I love the Royal family very much as the Queen is head of church of England and the Commenwealth Nations.Our Cathedral in Blackburn has attracted lots of visitors from the Royal family to many VIPS from other nations Ghandi,Rice,Clinton, etc etc I look forward to Prince and Kate Middleton visit and i hope i get to meet them.[/p][/quote]Kirklees? Last time I looked, that was in Yorkshire. Not in East Lancs! . Look, it's not about whether we like the Royals or not. It's about spending large amounts of money when the rest of the country is having to make cuts. How can anyone justify this level of PUBLIC expenditure when vital local services are being slashed? It's the sort of stuff which fuels anarchic elements. Ian the Beancounter
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10:44pm Sat 12 Mar 11

ENGLISH SKINHEAD says...

Centuries of parasites.
Centuries of parasites. ENGLISH SKINHEAD
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10:47pm Sat 12 Mar 11

Glasshalffull... says...

How sad that there are so many negative people around.
I personally think it's great that our future Monarch will be visiting our town.
Try focussing on the positive PR that we can all benefit from this visit.
How sad that there are so many negative people around. I personally think it's great that our future Monarch will be visiting our town. Try focussing on the positive PR that we can all benefit from this visit. Glasshalffull...
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11:14pm Sat 12 Mar 11

Ian the Beancounter says...

Glasshalffull... wrote:
How sad that there are so many negative people around. I personally think it's great that our future Monarch will be visiting our town. Try focussing on the positive PR that we can all benefit from this visit.
Glasshalffull, this visit will cost the Council hundreds of thousands. Are you happy about that, bearing in mind the number of jobs that are going to be lost in these cuts? If one of your relatives was facing redundancy, you'd think differently! Incidentally, I'm not in that position, but I have more empathy for them than I do for the Royals.
[quote][p][bold]Glasshalffull...[/bold] wrote: How sad that there are so many negative people around. I personally think it's great that our future Monarch will be visiting our town. Try focussing on the positive PR that we can all benefit from this visit.[/p][/quote]Glasshalffull, this visit will cost the Council hundreds of thousands. Are you happy about that, bearing in mind the number of jobs that are going to be lost in these cuts? If one of your relatives was facing redundancy, you'd think differently! Incidentally, I'm not in that position, but I have more empathy for them than I do for the Royals. Ian the Beancounter
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11:19pm Sat 12 Mar 11

Good call says...

Glasshalffull... wrote:
How sad that there are so many negative people around. I personally think it's great that our future Monarch will be visiting our town. Try focussing on the positive PR that we can all benefit from this visit.
Sadly there are too many lower class (NOT working class) pessemist losers on here.If they hate the royal family so much they'll forefit their day off work on the day of the royal wedding.What's wrong with being wealthy Phuck mei, is it because you belive the rich should be taxed 90% and their money given to those on benefits.Would you rather people think Lancashire is a area where every body talks with a strange accent and wears clogs and flat caps, or people know it to be one of the Places Prince William and Kate Middleton are visting.I tell you again, the royal wedding cost is A grain of sand compared to the Overseas aid,EU and the Illegal afghan war budgets.
[quote][p][bold]Glasshalffull...[/bold] wrote: How sad that there are so many negative people around. I personally think it's great that our future Monarch will be visiting our town. Try focussing on the positive PR that we can all benefit from this visit.[/p][/quote]Sadly there are too many lower class (NOT working class) pessemist losers on here.If they hate the royal family so much they'll forefit their day off work on the day of the royal wedding.What's wrong with being wealthy Phuck mei, is it because you belive the rich should be taxed 90% and their money given to those on benefits.Would you rather people think Lancashire is a area where every body talks with a strange accent and wears clogs and flat caps, or people know it to be one of the Places Prince William and Kate Middleton are visting.I tell you again, the royal wedding cost is A grain of sand compared to the Overseas aid,EU and the Illegal afghan war budgets. Good call
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11:32pm Sat 12 Mar 11

Castro1308 says...

happycyclist wrote:
almike wrote: Does this mean the council has found a hidden pot of money to police the visit and clean up the place? Will the vist save any of the organisations facing massive cuts?
Good point
Fool police costs will come from the state funding.As for the large organisations facing cuts 2 options my friend stop being a follower to school boy blame (it was them that did it not us ) if that's all you need to do is rob every single person in the country but then give it the world to spend and bow down to the human rights against every person that keeps to laws of the land, there's your opening in politics to go and fight to get the country first and toss the enforced laws out for HRights of the British public
[quote][p][bold]happycyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]almike[/bold] wrote: Does this mean the council has found a hidden pot of money to police the visit and clean up the place? Will the vist save any of the organisations facing massive cuts?[/p][/quote]Good point[/p][/quote]Fool police costs will come from the state funding.As for the large organisations facing cuts 2 options my friend stop being a follower to school boy blame (it was them that did it not us ) if that's all you need to do is rob every single person in the country but then give it the world to spend and bow down to the human rights against every person that keeps to laws of the land, there's your opening in politics to go and fight to get the country first and toss the enforced laws out for HRights of the British public Castro1308
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11:36pm Sat 12 Mar 11

happycyclist says...

Castro1308 wrote:
happycyclist wrote:
almike wrote: Does this mean the council has found a hidden pot of money to police the visit and clean up the place? Will the vist save any of the organisations facing massive cuts?
Good point
Fool police costs will come from the state funding.As for the large organisations facing cuts 2 options my friend stop being a follower to school boy blame (it was them that did it not us ) if that's all you need to do is rob every single person in the country but then give it the world to spend and bow down to the human rights against every person that keeps to laws of the land, there's your opening in politics to go and fight to get the country first and toss the enforced laws out for HRights of the British public
eh?
[quote][p][bold]Castro1308[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]happycyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]almike[/bold] wrote: Does this mean the council has found a hidden pot of money to police the visit and clean up the place? Will the vist save any of the organisations facing massive cuts?[/p][/quote]Good point[/p][/quote]Fool police costs will come from the state funding.As for the large organisations facing cuts 2 options my friend stop being a follower to school boy blame (it was them that did it not us ) if that's all you need to do is rob every single person in the country but then give it the world to spend and bow down to the human rights against every person that keeps to laws of the land, there's your opening in politics to go and fight to get the country first and toss the enforced laws out for HRights of the British public[/p][/quote]eh? happycyclist
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11:40pm Sat 12 Mar 11

Castro1308 says...

Fool police costs will come from the state funding.As for the large organisations facing cuts 2 options my friend stop being a follower to school boy blame (it was them that did it not us ) if that's all you need to do is rob every single person in the country but then give it the world to spend and bow down to the human rights against every person that keeps to laws of the land, there's your opening in politics to go and fight to get the country first and toss the enforced laws out for HRights of the British public
Fool police costs will come from the state funding.As for the large organisations facing cuts 2 options my friend stop being a follower to school boy blame (it was them that did it not us ) if that's all you need to do is rob every single person in the country but then give it the world to spend and bow down to the human rights against every person that keeps to laws of the land, there's your opening in politics to go and fight to get the country first and toss the enforced laws out for HRights of the British public Castro1308
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11:57pm Sat 12 Mar 11

Castro1308 says...

rob_11376 wrote:
Well rotten eggs and tomatoes at the ready.
You don't av the balls to follow your words through
[quote][p][bold]rob_11376[/bold] wrote: Well rotten eggs and tomatoes at the ready.[/p][/quote]You don't av the balls to follow your words through Castro1308
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8:40am Sun 13 Mar 11

rob_11376 says...

Castro1308 wrote:
rob_11376 wrote: Well rotten eggs and tomatoes at the ready.
You don't av the balls to follow your words through
You are right why would I waste rotten food on them and go to prison for it and why would I even bovver turning up at all to watch good tax paying money being spent like this when people are being sacked because of the cut backs.
And lets say thank you to the people who voted for conservatives for the way the country is nice one.
[quote][p][bold]Castro1308[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rob_11376[/bold] wrote: Well rotten eggs and tomatoes at the ready.[/p][/quote]You don't av the balls to follow your words through[/p][/quote]You are right why would I waste rotten food on them and go to prison for it and why would I even bovver turning up at all to watch good tax paying money being spent like this when people are being sacked because of the cut backs. And lets say thank you to the people who voted for conservatives for the way the country is nice one. rob_11376
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9:23am Sun 13 Mar 11

Izanears says...

Good. The council might get the potholes filled.
Good. The council might get the potholes filled. Izanears
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11:15am Sun 13 Mar 11

OBT2 says...

Well I was intrigued to find out what was going on regarding the Royal visit, as I only caught half a story on the news yesterday. I read with excitement as I knew there would be a few thousand school children around our Borough who would love to meet a prince and a princess (to be). The children from the most deprived area of the North West only get to read about these people in Fairy Tales and would never dream of meeting one in real life. In fact, not many of our children get books to read . So I'm hoping, as a teacher in one of our local schools, that this enables us to visit them when they arrive as, after all, it is part of our curriculum. We talk about Henry 8th and his wives so why shouldn't we talk about the Prince who is next in line to the throne. The children will have this as an experience that they will never forget. So will I!

But then when I read further down to the columns of comments posted by allegedly 'die hard Darreners' and the 'why does our town get nowt and Blackburn gets everything' types I was really embarrassed. In fact I was ashamed to be associated with any of you. Winge? My god! I thought politicians were good at finding the negative in everything, but you lot have certainly surpassed them. Money, money money. It all boils down to that. Even if Darwen had the money (and I know it doesn't!) you would winge about spending it for this too.

This country doesn't need anymore energy sappers than it has already! You lot suck the enjoyment out of life because you see things as always being so difficult. To be honest I hope that if we did turn it into a school outing, non of the wingers would turn up. Our children have trouble seeing things in a positive light as it is, without you lot making it even more difficult!

To all the people who are looking forward to the visit, and have commented so, you are all great. I hope to see you there!

Who knows, maybe if we didn't shell out all that money for people being on benefits rather than getting up of their lazy backsides and finding a job, we could fund this visit ten times over.
Well I was intrigued to find out what was going on regarding the Royal visit, as I only caught half a story on the news yesterday. I read with excitement as I knew there would be a few thousand school children around our Borough who would love to meet a prince and a princess (to be). The children from the most deprived area of the North West only get to read about these people in Fairy Tales and would never dream of meeting one in real life. In fact, not many of our children get books to read . So I'm hoping, as a teacher in one of our local schools, that this enables us to visit them when they arrive as, after all, it is part of our curriculum. We talk about Henry 8th and his wives so why shouldn't we talk about the Prince who is next in line to the throne. The children will have this as an experience that they will never forget. So will I! But then when I read further down to the columns of comments posted by allegedly 'die hard Darreners' and the 'why does our town get nowt and Blackburn gets everything' types I was really embarrassed. In fact I was ashamed to be associated with any of you. Winge? My god! I thought politicians were good at finding the negative in everything, but you lot have certainly surpassed them. Money, money money. It all boils down to that. Even if Darwen had the money (and I know it doesn't!) you would winge about spending it for this too. This country doesn't need anymore energy sappers than it has already! You lot suck the enjoyment out of life because you see things as always being so difficult. To be honest I hope that if we did turn it into a school outing, non of the wingers would turn up. Our children have trouble seeing things in a positive light as it is, without you lot making it even more difficult! To all the people who are looking forward to the visit, and have commented so, you are all great. I hope to see you there! Who knows, maybe if we didn't shell out all that money for people being on benefits rather than getting up of their lazy backsides and finding a job, we could fund this visit ten times over. OBT2
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12:01pm Sun 13 Mar 11

powerpop says...

You're only getting the son and daughter-in-law.
In May we are getting the QUEEN, and we are stone broke in Ireland.
Anyone got some cheap paint.
You're only getting the son and daughter-in-law. In May we are getting the QUEEN, and we are stone broke in Ireland. Anyone got some cheap paint. powerpop
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1:05pm Sun 13 Mar 11

time will tell says...

Anyone who needs a royal family to make them happy must be inadequate.
Anyone who needs a royal family to make them happy must be inadequate. time will tell
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1:20pm Sun 13 Mar 11

time will tell says...

OBT2 wrote:
Well I was intrigued to find out what was going on regarding the Royal visit, as I only caught half a story on the news yesterday. I read with excitement as I knew there would be a few thousand school children around our Borough who would love to meet a prince and a princess (to be). The children from the most deprived area of the North West only get to read about these people in Fairy Tales and would never dream of meeting one in real life. In fact, not many of our children get books to read . So I'm hoping, as a teacher in one of our local schools, that this enables us to visit them when they arrive as, after all, it is part of our curriculum. We talk about Henry 8th and his wives so why shouldn't we talk about the Prince who is next in line to the throne. The children will have this as an experience that they will never forget. So will I! But then when I read further down to the columns of comments posted by allegedly 'die hard Darreners' and the 'why does our town get nowt and Blackburn gets everything' types I was really embarrassed. In fact I was ashamed to be associated with any of you. Winge? My god! I thought politicians were good at finding the negative in everything, but you lot have certainly surpassed them. Money, money money. It all boils down to that. Even if Darwen had the money (and I know it doesn't!) you would winge about spending it for this too. This country doesn't need anymore energy sappers than it has already! You lot suck the enjoyment out of life because you see things as always being so difficult. To be honest I hope that if we did turn it into a school outing, non of the wingers would turn up. Our children have trouble seeing things in a positive light as it is, without you lot making it even more difficult! To all the people who are looking forward to the visit, and have commented so, you are all great. I hope to see you there! Who knows, maybe if we didn't shell out all that money for people being on benefits rather than getting up of their lazy backsides and finding a job, we could fund this visit ten times over.
Please stop whinging.
[quote][p][bold]OBT2[/bold] wrote: Well I was intrigued to find out what was going on regarding the Royal visit, as I only caught half a story on the news yesterday. I read with excitement as I knew there would be a few thousand school children around our Borough who would love to meet a prince and a princess (to be). The children from the most deprived area of the North West only get to read about these people in Fairy Tales and would never dream of meeting one in real life. In fact, not many of our children get books to read . So I'm hoping, as a teacher in one of our local schools, that this enables us to visit them when they arrive as, after all, it is part of our curriculum. We talk about Henry 8th and his wives so why shouldn't we talk about the Prince who is next in line to the throne. The children will have this as an experience that they will never forget. So will I! But then when I read further down to the columns of comments posted by allegedly 'die hard Darreners' and the 'why does our town get nowt and Blackburn gets everything' types I was really embarrassed. In fact I was ashamed to be associated with any of you. Winge? My god! I thought politicians were good at finding the negative in everything, but you lot have certainly surpassed them. Money, money money. It all boils down to that. Even if Darwen had the money (and I know it doesn't!) you would winge about spending it for this too. This country doesn't need anymore energy sappers than it has already! You lot suck the enjoyment out of life because you see things as always being so difficult. To be honest I hope that if we did turn it into a school outing, non of the wingers would turn up. Our children have trouble seeing things in a positive light as it is, without you lot making it even more difficult! To all the people who are looking forward to the visit, and have commented so, you are all great. I hope to see you there! Who knows, maybe if we didn't shell out all that money for people being on benefits rather than getting up of their lazy backsides and finding a job, we could fund this visit ten times over.[/p][/quote]Please stop whinging. time will tell
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5:55pm Sun 13 Mar 11

OBT2 says...

time will tell wrote:
OBT2 wrote: Well I was intrigued to find out what was going on regarding the Royal visit, as I only caught half a story on the news yesterday. I read with excitement as I knew there would be a few thousand school children around our Borough who would love to meet a prince and a princess (to be). The children from the most deprived area of the North West only get to read about these people in Fairy Tales and would never dream of meeting one in real life. In fact, not many of our children get books to read . So I'm hoping, as a teacher in one of our local schools, that this enables us to visit them when they arrive as, after all, it is part of our curriculum. We talk about Henry 8th and his wives so why shouldn't we talk about the Prince who is next in line to the throne. The children will have this as an experience that they will never forget. So will I! But then when I read further down to the columns of comments posted by allegedly 'die hard Darreners' and the 'why does our town get nowt and Blackburn gets everything' types I was really embarrassed. In fact I was ashamed to be associated with any of you. Winge? My god! I thought politicians were good at finding the negative in everything, but you lot have certainly surpassed them. Money, money money. It all boils down to that. Even if Darwen had the money (and I know it doesn't!) you would winge about spending it for this too. This country doesn't need anymore energy sappers than it has already! You lot suck the enjoyment out of life because you see things as always being so difficult. To be honest I hope that if we did turn it into a school outing, non of the wingers would turn up. Our children have trouble seeing things in a positive light as it is, without you lot making it even more difficult! To all the people who are looking forward to the visit, and have commented so, you are all great. I hope to see you there! Who knows, maybe if we didn't shell out all that money for people being on benefits rather than getting up of their lazy backsides and finding a job, we could fund this visit ten times over.
Please stop whinging.
Well it seems I've had a good teacher! You are a prime example of a middle aged energy Sapper that insists on taking the great out of Great Britain! And if you are not middle aged your attitudes certainly are!
[quote][p][bold]time will tell[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OBT2[/bold] wrote: Well I was intrigued to find out what was going on regarding the Royal visit, as I only caught half a story on the news yesterday. I read with excitement as I knew there would be a few thousand school children around our Borough who would love to meet a prince and a princess (to be). The children from the most deprived area of the North West only get to read about these people in Fairy Tales and would never dream of meeting one in real life. In fact, not many of our children get books to read . So I'm hoping, as a teacher in one of our local schools, that this enables us to visit them when they arrive as, after all, it is part of our curriculum. We talk about Henry 8th and his wives so why shouldn't we talk about the Prince who is next in line to the throne. The children will have this as an experience that they will never forget. So will I! But then when I read further down to the columns of comments posted by allegedly 'die hard Darreners' and the 'why does our town get nowt and Blackburn gets everything' types I was really embarrassed. In fact I was ashamed to be associated with any of you. Winge? My god! I thought politicians were good at finding the negative in everything, but you lot have certainly surpassed them. Money, money money. It all boils down to that. Even if Darwen had the money (and I know it doesn't!) you would winge about spending it for this too. This country doesn't need anymore energy sappers than it has already! You lot suck the enjoyment out of life because you see things as always being so difficult. To be honest I hope that if we did turn it into a school outing, non of the wingers would turn up. Our children have trouble seeing things in a positive light as it is, without you lot making it even more difficult! To all the people who are looking forward to the visit, and have commented so, you are all great. I hope to see you there! Who knows, maybe if we didn't shell out all that money for people being on benefits rather than getting up of their lazy backsides and finding a job, we could fund this visit ten times over.[/p][/quote]Please stop whinging.[/p][/quote]Well it seems I've had a good teacher! You are a prime example of a middle aged energy Sapper that insists on taking the great out of Great Britain! And if you are not middle aged your attitudes certainly are! OBT2
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6:14pm Sun 13 Mar 11

M.DANNY says...

Ian the Beancounter of Darwen,yes i live in Kirklees West Yorkshire for work reasons,i am a Blackburn born and bred lad and i visit my hometown everyweek to see my family and friends.As for the Royal family we always loved the Royal family as the Queen is head of state and the Commenwealth nations.The present economic crisis is nothing to do with our Royal family,you should blame this Tory/Liberal government for all this spending cuts in our public services.
Ian the Beancounter of Darwen,yes i live in Kirklees West Yorkshire for work reasons,i am a Blackburn born and bred lad and i visit my hometown everyweek to see my family and friends.As for the Royal family we always loved the Royal family as the Queen is head of state and the Commenwealth nations.The present economic crisis is nothing to do with our Royal family,you should blame this Tory/Liberal government for all this spending cuts in our public services. M.DANNY
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6:18pm Sun 13 Mar 11

OBT2 says...

M.DANNY wrote:
Ian the Beancounter of Darwen,yes i live in Kirklees West Yorkshire for work reasons,i am a Blackburn born and bred lad and i visit my hometown everyweek to see my family and friends.As for the Royal family we always loved the Royal family as the Queen is head of state and the Commenwealth nations.The present economic crisis is nothing to do with our Royal family,you should blame this Tory/Liberal government for all this spending cuts in our public services.
well said M Danny!!!! Now he'll say "well if you're a Blackburn lad born and bred, why move away?"
[quote][p][bold]M.DANNY[/bold] wrote: Ian the Beancounter of Darwen,yes i live in Kirklees West Yorkshire for work reasons,i am a Blackburn born and bred lad and i visit my hometown everyweek to see my family and friends.As for the Royal family we always loved the Royal family as the Queen is head of state and the Commenwealth nations.The present economic crisis is nothing to do with our Royal family,you should blame this Tory/Liberal government for all this spending cuts in our public services.[/p][/quote]well said M Danny!!!! Now he'll say "well if you're a Blackburn lad born and bred, why move away?" OBT2
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8:28pm Sun 13 Mar 11

superyob says...

Will they be driving the length of Audley Range, Whalley Range, King St. Bank Top & Johnson St? That's the real face of Blackburn.......run down decrepit, filthy & dangerous if your face don't fit....!!!
Will they be driving the length of Audley Range, Whalley Range, King St. Bank Top & Johnson St? That's the real face of Blackburn.......run down decrepit, filthy & dangerous if your face don't fit....!!! superyob
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9:14pm Sun 13 Mar 11

TyronethePikey says...

Apparently Will wants to check out Clayton St to see if there are any see-through dressed birds that may catch is eye.
Apparently Will wants to check out Clayton St to see if there are any see-through dressed birds that may catch is eye. TyronethePikey
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9:29pm Sun 13 Mar 11

Ian the Beancounter says...

OBT2 wrote:
M.DANNY wrote: Ian the Beancounter of Darwen,yes i live in Kirklees West Yorkshire for work reasons,i am a Blackburn born and bred lad and i visit my hometown everyweek to see my family and friends.As for the Royal family we always loved the Royal family as the Queen is head of state and the Commenwealth nations.The present economic crisis is nothing to do with our Royal family,you should blame this Tory/Liberal government for all this spending cuts in our public services.
well said M Danny!!!! Now he'll say "well if you're a Blackburn lad born and bred, why move away?"
No I won't. I've lived outside the region in the past for work. But what's that got to do with this story? My premise is simple - the country, and this Borough, are strapped for cash. The Royals aren't. So if they want to "big themselves up", why are you, me and every other Council taxpayer having to foot the bill? If Buck House announce that they are paying for it all, then even I would probably show up waving a flag. But don't hold your breath!
[quote][p][bold]OBT2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]M.DANNY[/bold] wrote: Ian the Beancounter of Darwen,yes i live in Kirklees West Yorkshire for work reasons,i am a Blackburn born and bred lad and i visit my hometown everyweek to see my family and friends.As for the Royal family we always loved the Royal family as the Queen is head of state and the Commenwealth nations.The present economic crisis is nothing to do with our Royal family,you should blame this Tory/Liberal government for all this spending cuts in our public services.[/p][/quote]well said M Danny!!!! Now he'll say "well if you're a Blackburn lad born and bred, why move away?"[/p][/quote]No I won't. I've lived outside the region in the past for work. But what's that got to do with this story? My premise is simple - the country, and this Borough, are strapped for cash. The Royals aren't. So if they want to "big themselves up", why are you, me and every other Council taxpayer having to foot the bill? If Buck House announce that they are paying for it all, then even I would probably show up waving a flag. But don't hold your breath! Ian the Beancounter
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9:38pm Sun 13 Mar 11

BjornAganeByka says...

I'll bet a penny to a pound of sh*t the happy couple don't visit any of our decaying and decrepit town centres, nor will they visit the pits of despair commonly called council estates.
Personally, I think the visit has been arranged by William so he can show Kate how fortunate she is to be marrying him, even with the attendant Windsor ( aka Sachs-Coberg-Gotha ) baggage, rather than having to live in East Lancashire with the peasants.
I'll bet a penny to a pound of sh*t the happy couple don't visit any of our decaying and decrepit town centres, nor will they visit the pits of despair commonly called council estates. Personally, I think the visit has been arranged by William so he can show Kate how fortunate she is to be marrying him, even with the attendant Windsor ( aka Sachs-Coberg-Gotha ) baggage, rather than having to live in East Lancashire with the peasants. BjornAganeByka
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7:18am Mon 14 Mar 11

time will tell says...

OBT2 wrote:
time will tell wrote:
OBT2 wrote: Well I was intrigued to find out what was going on regarding the Royal visit, as I only caught half a story on the news yesterday. I read with excitement as I knew there would be a few thousand school children around our Borough who would love to meet a prince and a princess (to be). The children from the most deprived area of the North West only get to read about these people in Fairy Tales and would never dream of meeting one in real life. In fact, not many of our children get books to read . So I'm hoping, as a teacher in one of our local schools, that this enables us to visit them when they arrive as, after all, it is part of our curriculum. We talk about Henry 8th and his wives so why shouldn't we talk about the Prince who is next in line to the throne. The children will have this as an experience that they will never forget. So will I! But then when I read further down to the columns of comments posted by allegedly 'die hard Darreners' and the 'why does our town get nowt and Blackburn gets everything' types I was really embarrassed. In fact I was ashamed to be associated with any of you. Winge? My god! I thought politicians were good at finding the negative in everything, but you lot have certainly surpassed them. Money, money money. It all boils down to that. Even if Darwen had the money (and I know it doesn't!) you would winge about spending it for this too. This country doesn't need anymore energy sappers than it has already! You lot suck the enjoyment out of life because you see things as always being so difficult. To be honest I hope that if we did turn it into a school outing, non of the wingers would turn up. Our children have trouble seeing things in a positive light as it is, without you lot making it even more difficult! To all the people who are looking forward to the visit, and have commented so, you are all great. I hope to see you there! Who knows, maybe if we didn't shell out all that money for people being on benefits rather than getting up of their lazy backsides and finding a job, we could fund this visit ten times over.
Please stop whinging.
Well it seems I've had a good teacher! You are a prime example of a middle aged energy Sapper that insists on taking the great out of Great Britain! And if you are not middle aged your attitudes certainly are!
i think you`re the one with old fashioned views, the Royal Family is an out dated institution people like you need to grow up.

Most kids would rather watch the Adams Family visit Darwen than the Royal Family if you don`t believe me ask them.
[quote][p][bold]OBT2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]time will tell[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OBT2[/bold] wrote: Well I was intrigued to find out what was going on regarding the Royal visit, as I only caught half a story on the news yesterday. I read with excitement as I knew there would be a few thousand school children around our Borough who would love to meet a prince and a princess (to be). The children from the most deprived area of the North West only get to read about these people in Fairy Tales and would never dream of meeting one in real life. In fact, not many of our children get books to read . So I'm hoping, as a teacher in one of our local schools, that this enables us to visit them when they arrive as, after all, it is part of our curriculum. We talk about Henry 8th and his wives so why shouldn't we talk about the Prince who is next in line to the throne. The children will have this as an experience that they will never forget. So will I! But then when I read further down to the columns of comments posted by allegedly 'die hard Darreners' and the 'why does our town get nowt and Blackburn gets everything' types I was really embarrassed. In fact I was ashamed to be associated with any of you. Winge? My god! I thought politicians were good at finding the negative in everything, but you lot have certainly surpassed them. Money, money money. It all boils down to that. Even if Darwen had the money (and I know it doesn't!) you would winge about spending it for this too. This country doesn't need anymore energy sappers than it has already! You lot suck the enjoyment out of life because you see things as always being so difficult. To be honest I hope that if we did turn it into a school outing, non of the wingers would turn up. Our children have trouble seeing things in a positive light as it is, without you lot making it even more difficult! To all the people who are looking forward to the visit, and have commented so, you are all great. I hope to see you there! Who knows, maybe if we didn't shell out all that money for people being on benefits rather than getting up of their lazy backsides and finding a job, we could fund this visit ten times over.[/p][/quote]Please stop whinging.[/p][/quote]Well it seems I've had a good teacher! You are a prime example of a middle aged energy Sapper that insists on taking the great out of Great Britain! And if you are not middle aged your attitudes certainly are![/p][/quote]i think you`re the one with old fashioned views, the Royal Family is an out dated institution people like you need to grow up. Most kids would rather watch the Adams Family visit Darwen than the Royal Family if you don`t believe me ask them. time will tell
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7:19am Mon 14 Mar 11

mys says...

Good call) well said,ask for the rest of you wingeing ****,if you dont like it stop in the house,but i bet when it comes to the wedding you'll all gladly have the day of work with pay though,hypocrites.
Good call) well said,ask for the rest of you wingeing ****,if you dont like it stop in the house,but i bet when it comes to the wedding you'll all gladly have the day of work with pay though,hypocrites. mys
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12:56pm Mon 14 Mar 11

bankhall says...

It’s great news for the whole area are you joking straw .A parasite brings his wannbe gold-digger to the borough and the taxpayers have to cough up more money to this moronic couple .No doubt all of the councillore will be claiming exes for the day and giving themselves a big free meal.Where are the snipers when you want them.
It’s great news for the whole area are you joking straw .A parasite brings his wannbe gold-digger to the borough and the taxpayers have to cough up more money to this moronic couple .No doubt all of the councillore will be claiming exes for the day and giving themselves a big free meal.Where are the snipers when you want them. bankhall
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4:33pm Mon 14 Mar 11

lancashirelassiex-x says...

Be lovely for something/some one nice to come to the area.

and happycyclist - are you ever happy?! cause all you seem to do is whinge.
Be lovely for something/some one nice to come to the area. and happycyclist - are you ever happy?! cause all you seem to do is whinge. lancashirelassiex-x
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9:13am Tue 15 Mar 11

Yorkshiremanabroad says...

Bankhall, unless you know them personally you are hardly qualified to cast comments like those are you?
As for the Royal family, they amassed wealth through centuries of taking and keeping the peasants firmly in thier place, hardly an altruistic bunch when all is said and done.
Personally I am indifferent and believe what they "own" actually belongs to the country, they should be salaried as public sector workers.
Bankhall, unless you know them personally you are hardly qualified to cast comments like those are you? As for the Royal family, they amassed wealth through centuries of taking and keeping the peasants firmly in thier place, hardly an altruistic bunch when all is said and done. Personally I am indifferent and believe what they "own" actually belongs to the country, they should be salaried as public sector workers. Yorkshiremanabroad
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8:47pm Tue 15 Mar 11

jack daniels says...

BjornAganeByka wrote:
I'll bet a penny to a pound of sh*t the happy couple don't visit any of our decaying and decrepit town centres, nor will they visit the pits of despair commonly called council estates. Personally, I think the visit has been arranged by William so he can show Kate how fortunate she is to be marrying him, even with the attendant Windsor ( aka Sachs-Coberg-Gotha ) baggage, rather than having to live in East Lancashire with the peasants.
he'll be telling her that when she is queen, she will never have to deal with the filth and detritus that is the northern working class.
[quote][p][bold]BjornAganeByka[/bold] wrote: I'll bet a penny to a pound of sh*t the happy couple don't visit any of our decaying and decrepit town centres, nor will they visit the pits of despair commonly called council estates. Personally, I think the visit has been arranged by William so he can show Kate how fortunate she is to be marrying him, even with the attendant Windsor ( aka Sachs-Coberg-Gotha ) baggage, rather than having to live in East Lancashire with the peasants.[/p][/quote]he'll be telling her that when she is queen, she will never have to deal with the filth and detritus that is the northern working class. jack daniels
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9:27pm Tue 15 Mar 11

CANADA2109 says...

I am a Darwener born and bred.. moved away years ago. (not by choice) Darwen was a great place to grow up in, and yes it has gone down hill, due to people from various parts of the world looking for a better life. I would love to be home to see the royals, not a follower at all and certainly don't need them to make me happy, i agree with the teacher, something nice to look forward to for a change...there is enough bad news in the world. For all you moaning, negative "losers' get a life and be happy for once for someone who may be more fortunate than you are, its not their fault what family they are born into. why don't you try and see the positive sometimes...hey it may make you feel better about yourself??? After all who's life goes the way they want it too??? (do you really think William was ok seeing his mum die in a car accident and slapped over every newspaper...try going through that and smile) Slagging the Royals off shame on you let them have a chance, I am sure for them, just because they have money it won't be all a bed of roses......
I am a Darwener born and bred.. moved away years ago. (not by choice) Darwen was a great place to grow up in, and yes it has gone down hill, due to people from various parts of the world looking for a better life. I would love to be home to see the royals, not a follower at all and certainly don't need them to make me happy, i agree with the teacher, something nice to look forward to for a change...there is enough bad news in the world. For all you moaning, negative "losers' get a life and be happy for once for someone who may be more fortunate than you are, its not their fault what family they are born into. why don't you try and see the positive sometimes...hey it may make you feel better about yourself??? After all who's life goes the way they want it too??? (do you really think William was ok seeing his mum die in a car accident and slapped over every newspaper...try going through that and smile) Slagging the Royals off shame on you let them have a chance, I am sure for them, just because they have money it won't be all a bed of roses...... CANADA2109
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1:48pm Wed 16 Mar 11

OBT2 says...

time will tell wrote:
OBT2 wrote:
time will tell wrote:
OBT2 wrote: Well I was intrigued to find out what was going on regarding the Royal visit, as I only caught half a story on the news yesterday. I read with excitement as I knew there would be a few thousand school children around our Borough who would love to meet a prince and a princess (to be). The children from the most deprived area of the North West only get to read about these people in Fairy Tales and would never dream of meeting one in real life. In fact, not many of our children get books to read . So I'm hoping, as a teacher in one of our local schools, that this enables us to visit them when they arrive as, after all, it is part of our curriculum. We talk about Henry 8th and his wives so why shouldn't we talk about the Prince who is next in line to the throne. The children will have this as an experience that they will never forget. So will I! But then when I read further down to the columns of comments posted by allegedly 'die hard Darreners' and the 'why does our town get nowt and Blackburn gets everything' types I was really embarrassed. In fact I was ashamed to be associated with any of you. Winge? My god! I thought politicians were good at finding the negative in everything, but you lot have certainly surpassed them. Money, money money. It all boils down to that. Even if Darwen had the money (and I know it doesn't!) you would winge about spending it for this too. This country doesn't need anymore energy sappers than it has already! You lot suck the enjoyment out of life because you see things as always being so difficult. To be honest I hope that if we did turn it into a school outing, non of the wingers would turn up. Our children have trouble seeing things in a positive light as it is, without you lot making it even more difficult! To all the people who are looking forward to the visit, and have commented so, you are all great. I hope to see you there! Who knows, maybe if we didn't shell out all that money for people being on benefits rather than getting up of their lazy backsides and finding a job, we could fund this visit ten times over.
Please stop whinging.
Well it seems I've had a good teacher! You are a prime example of a middle aged energy Sapper that insists on taking the great out of Great Britain! And if you are not middle aged your attitudes certainly are!
i think you`re the one with old fashioned views, the Royal Family is an out dated institution people like you need to grow up. Most kids would rather watch the Adams Family visit Darwen than the Royal Family if you don`t believe me ask them.
You know what! I would ask them but they would have no idea about what they heck the 'Adams' Family is! Trust me.
It's not about having outdated opinions! You're all just not happy unless you are winging about somethign. What hope do the children of today have? And then you wonder why children are running rampant in our high schools? The attitude of people in this country makes me sick
[quote][p][bold]time will tell[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OBT2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]time will tell[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OBT2[/bold] wrote: Well I was intrigued to find out what was going on regarding the Royal visit, as I only caught half a story on the news yesterday. I read with excitement as I knew there would be a few thousand school children around our Borough who would love to meet a prince and a princess (to be). The children from the most deprived area of the North West only get to read about these people in Fairy Tales and would never dream of meeting one in real life. In fact, not many of our children get books to read . So I'm hoping, as a teacher in one of our local schools, that this enables us to visit them when they arrive as, after all, it is part of our curriculum. We talk about Henry 8th and his wives so why shouldn't we talk about the Prince who is next in line to the throne. The children will have this as an experience that they will never forget. So will I! But then when I read further down to the columns of comments posted by allegedly 'die hard Darreners' and the 'why does our town get nowt and Blackburn gets everything' types I was really embarrassed. In fact I was ashamed to be associated with any of you. Winge? My god! I thought politicians were good at finding the negative in everything, but you lot have certainly surpassed them. Money, money money. It all boils down to that. Even if Darwen had the money (and I know it doesn't!) you would winge about spending it for this too. This country doesn't need anymore energy sappers than it has already! You lot suck the enjoyment out of life because you see things as always being so difficult. To be honest I hope that if we did turn it into a school outing, non of the wingers would turn up. Our children have trouble seeing things in a positive light as it is, without you lot making it even more difficult! To all the people who are looking forward to the visit, and have commented so, you are all great. I hope to see you there! Who knows, maybe if we didn't shell out all that money for people being on benefits rather than getting up of their lazy backsides and finding a job, we could fund this visit ten times over.[/p][/quote]Please stop whinging.[/p][/quote]Well it seems I've had a good teacher! You are a prime example of a middle aged energy Sapper that insists on taking the great out of Great Britain! And if you are not middle aged your attitudes certainly are![/p][/quote]i think you`re the one with old fashioned views, the Royal Family is an out dated institution people like you need to grow up. Most kids would rather watch the Adams Family visit Darwen than the Royal Family if you don`t believe me ask them.[/p][/quote]You know what! I would ask them but they would have no idea about what they heck the 'Adams' Family is! Trust me. It's not about having outdated opinions! You're all just not happy unless you are winging about somethign. What hope do the children of today have? And then you wonder why children are running rampant in our high schools? The attitude of people in this country makes me sick OBT2
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