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Complaints spark action

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

4:31pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

NEIGHBOURHOOD police officers in the Sudell area of Darwen are targeting anti-social behaviour in Olive Lane and Newton Street in the evenings, following complaints from residents in the area.

Adult ‘must collect pupils’

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

4:30pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

ST PETER’S CE Primary School in Darwen has announced that from the new term in September, all children up to year four must be collected from school by an adult. The decision was made after parents and teachers raised concerns for the children’s safety when they walked home from school alone.

Minority ‘let town down’

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

4:30pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

SUDELL councillor Paul Browne has blasted Darwen expat Carol Bray after she wrote a letter complaining about the town to the borough council.

Help with IT

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

4:30pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

DARWEN Resource Centre has one-to-one IT tuition on Tuesdays from 10am to noon. You need to pre-book by calling Age UK on 01254 266620.

Building plea

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

4:30pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

PETER Houston has submitted a planning application to demolish a small front porch at Wallbank House in Blackburn Road, Edgworth, and replace it with an extension.

Event packs a Punch

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

4:30pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

PUNCH and Judy will be at Two Gates Bowling and Social Club, Anyon Street, on Thursday, from 2pm, followed by family bingo. Food will be on a Jacob’s join basis so those going are asked to take some food.

Plan for barn

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

4:30pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A PLANNING application to convert the barn at Knowle Farm in Knowle Lane, Darwen, into a domestic dwelling, has been submitted to Blackburn with Darwen Council by the landowners.

Family fun in aid of hospice

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

4:25pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A FAMILY fun day raising money for East Lancashire Hospice takes place at AFC Darwen’s WEC Group Anchor Ground on Sunday, August 11, from 11am. The event, in memory of cancer victim Sarah Glover, will feature live music, a football tournament, strongman competition, barbecue, stalls, DJ, children’s entertainment, a bouncy castle, face painting and more.

Disney treat for effort

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

4:23pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

BAUP and Rawtenstall Grammar school held a concert to reward pupils for hard work at the end of term.

Spanish at the Globe

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

4:22pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

SPANISH courses are set to get under way in Accrington. Intermediate and beginner courses are to begin in September at The Globe Centre, St James Square.

Teacher training aid

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

4:22pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A BLACKBURN educational charity is hoping to help increase the number of trained teachers globally.

Music given £18m booster

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

4:21pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

MUSIC education for children in England is to receive an £18m boost in funding, the Department for Education says.

Loan system threat

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

4:20pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE STUDENT loan system has been so inaccurate in forecasting the cost to the taxpayer there must be an “urgent review”, says a report from MPs.

Academies need a rethink says union

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

4:20pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A UNION leader has called for a rethink on academies following a critical report.

Weekend music festival

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

4:15pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE Plough in Oswaldtwistle has organised a packed weekend filled with live music.

Belly dancing

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

4:14pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A BELLY dancing class for the over 50s will be held this evening at 6pm at Grassroots Centre at St Phillips in Leeds Road, Nelson.

Attack denied

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

4:13pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

JONATHAN Scott, 26, of Kingston Avenue, Accrington, was remanded on bail by Blackburn magistrates after denying assaulting Bronwyn Drake.

Meet police

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

3:58pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

RESIDENTS and business owners in Accrington Town Centre can discuss local crime with members of the neighbourhood policing team from 10am this morning, at Tesco in Eagle Street.

N-ice score

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

3:56pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

NELSON’S Ices, in Clement Street, Accrington, was given a food hygiene rating of four out of five – which means ‘good’ – during a recent inspection. Inspectors said hygiene and safety and structural compliance were good, while they had confidence in management.

Sausage workshop

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

3:56pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A GOURMET food emporium says a few places remain available for a fun children’s event.

Join in ‘lights out’ tribute to fallen

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

3:53pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A COMMEMORATIVE ‘lights out’ event will be held at the Accrington Pals Memorial next week.

MP calls for more language teaching

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

3:50pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

HYNDBURN’S MP is to write to all head teachers in the borough to ask them to teach more foreign languages.

Service of rededication

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

3:50pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A CEREMONY is to be held in a Ribble Valley village to rededicate a set of memorial plaques.

Survey to look at housing needs

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

3:41pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A HOUSING needs survey is planned to be undertaken by Ribble Valley Borough Council to establish what needthere is for affordable accommodation in Mellor.

MP’s summer surgery timetable

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

3:33pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

RIBBLE Valley MP Nigel Evans has started his summer surgery programme.

Firefighter aid

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

3:32pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

CLITHEROE residents are being called on to become a retained firefighter in the Ribble Valley town.

Fake cash warning

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

3:31pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

COUNTERFEIT cash has been reported at several businesses in Clitheroe, Ribble Valley police say.

Calming rock

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

3:31pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A KEEP Calm and Rock On event will be staged in the Ribble Valley on July 31.

Candles to mark WW1

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

3:30pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A COMMEMORATIVE event is set to be held in Hurst Green to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War.

Jigsaw fanatics needed

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

3:30pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

PROMOTERS of Ramsbottom and Edenfield’s jigsaw festival are hoping that many hands will make light work for their 2014 spectacular.

Bond ball

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

3:30pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

TICKETS have gone on sale for the annual 007 Ball, promoted by Rossendale Hospice, at The Midland Hotel in Manchester on Saturday, September 13.

Charity plea

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

3:30pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A CHARITY shop for Rochdale-based Springhill Hospice, which has opened in Market Street, Whitworth, next to Nanna Alice’s, is asking for donations of goods to sell.

Family fun

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

3:30pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A FAMILY fun day organised by Limey Valley Residents Association will be held on Sunday, August 24 from noon to 9pm at Loveclough Sports Pitch.

Free chips

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

3:30pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A FREE dog microchipping event will be hosted at Whitworth Workers club in Market Street, supported by the Dogs Trust and Rossendale Responsible Pets, on Saturday, August 16, from noon to 4pm.

Look round fire station

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

3:24pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

AN open day will take place at Ramsbottom community fire station, Stubbins Lane, from 10am until 4pm on Sunday, August 10.

Ghost hunters to descend on hall

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

3:23pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

AN investigation into the paranormal is to take place at a former civic seat in Bacup - thanks to a team of paranormal experts.

Ducks the stars of charity fun day

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

3:21pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A DUCK race is to be added to Rossendale’s calendar of summer events – and villagers are being urged to secure an entry quickly.

Pick your blooms favourite

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

3:20pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

NOMINATIONS are being sought for the Barnoldswick in Bloom awards.

Telehealth link no.100

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

3:20pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A CARE home in the south Midlands is the 100th to be linked to Airedale Hospital’s telehealth hub, providing its residents with round-the-clock care.

Students are poster stars

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

3:20pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

HARDWORKING Colne Primet Academy students from years seven, eight and nine were rewarded for their positive attitudes with a day in the marketing department at Nelson and Colne College.

Make friends

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

3:20pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A FRIENDLY meet-up group for the over-50s, organised by Age UK, takes place today at Fence Village Hall, from 10am to midday.

Ladies’ walk

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

3:20pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A WEEKLY walk for ladies only takes place every Friday from 10am until 11am. Participants should meet at the Yarnspinners Medical Centre, Nelson.

Stepping out

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

3:12pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A COMMUNAL walk takes place around Nelson every Monday starting from the ACE Centre at 10am. There are two walks – for an hour or for 30 minutes.

Knitting, nattering

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

2:56pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A KNIT and natter social meet-up group is held on Wednesday, from 1.30pm to 3.30pm, at St Luke’s Church, in Burnley Road, Brierfield.

Extension bid

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

2:50pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

a planning application has been received by Pendle Council from Miss T Brzozowski who wants to build a two-storey extension to the rear of her house in Hagg Street, Colne.

Land cleared of weeds

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

2:50pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

PENDLE Council has now cleared the triangle of land behind Boundary Mill Stores in Colne after complaints from residents.

Fears over ‘weeks’ of M65 jams

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

2:40pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

TAILBACKS formed on the M65 yesterday as weeks of highway works got under way.

Plan to cut licence fees

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

2:40pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE cost of a driving licence in east Lancashire could fall by up to 32 per cent, under government plans.

A free day of play

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

2:40pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

FAMILIES are invited to enjoy a day of free fun and activities at Chorley’s annual Playday on Wednesday, August 6.

Pools’ prices plunge

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

2:40pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

YOUNGSTERS can make waves this summer in Chorley as free swimming is back at two pools.



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