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Clive Balchin

What we can learn from the French


What we need from our politicians is leadership


£250m on Libya mission, and not a lot achieved


I'm looking forward to a new start

What will these strikes achieve?


All is not lost on the DIY front


Thanks for the Rossendale Triathlon

E-mails make brave foolish and vice-versa

Regeneration is easier to type than do

Party politics shouldn't come into it

Why we all should get out and vote


It’s time to change the planning law

Action at last on road 'digger uppers'


Local election time and I’m in my element


Trek to pay homage to a tradition

Going to the vets? No, the dogs

I find floral tributes so bewildering

Why I think that we are really lucky

I blame utility firms for 70% of potholes


Nobody cares about democracy


AV would put power back with people

Life is so hectic for the Big Society


Our public servants are here to serve


I’m back...as a political dinosaur


Running made us all proud

Council should take Pride in cleaning up!

Politicians have one thing in common...

Walk the patch when it’s not election time

Wake up and smell the Gravy Train!

We need to see candidates in the ring

You don’t have to be Carol Vorderman

I cannot believe their gullibility

Scary statistics on voting

The Apathy Party won and it’s so wrong

How have we ended up with so many takeaways?


Great – I’d be a 55-year-old free spirit

They’ve got me on run to lose weight

Cold comfort from the kids who are cool

I loathe turbines with a passion


Let’s have a Local on cold snap

Let’s try to keep it local

The selfish few spoil it for the many

Boy, it is hard to be good!

Get them out of there!

Parents – strap in your kids!

Nice work if you can get it saga

Sixth-form plan should be a no-brainer

Don’t abuse your blue badge privileges

Two things voters shouldn't know

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