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LETTER: How can Bury Council spend £30,000 on parking permits for staff?

I AM mystified by the report in the Bury Times last week quoting that our hard-up council spends £30,000 a year on car parking permit schemes for staff (Car park charges could help tackle overspend).

Surely this is incorrect? Or is it that those on the highest pay are

today 20:35
Three men face jail over East Lancashire shootings

THREE men after facing lengthy jail terms after they were convicted for their parts in a drugs feud which led to shots being fired at two East Lancashire homes.

An innocent mum, Shabir Begum, was injured by flying glass after gunman Kassam Nadeem fired a sawn-off shotgun at a family

today 16:23
Three men face jail over East Lancashire shootings

THREE men after facing lengthy jail terms after they were convicted for their parts in a drugs feud which led to shots being fired at two East Lancashire homes.

An innocent mum, Shabir Begum, was injured by flying glass after gunman Kassam Nadeem fired a sawn-off shotgun at a family

today 15:20
Opinion: The stars aligned as Burnley showed Cardiff what a proper Premier League side looks like

I should have been nervous. I should have been tearing my hair out, unable to eat or sleep.

I should have been churning over and over every single calculation, permutation and remaining fixture. I wasn’t. I was, on the contrary, incredibly calm.

Saturday was the game

today 14:17
Darwen police 'ammonia attack' - man in court

A FORTY-six year-old man has appeared in court accused of throwing a corrosive substance into the face of a police officer.

Paul Elliot is accused of launching the ammonia attack on Sgt Andrew Gore as he responded to a domestic disturbance at a house in Ash Grove, Darwen, in

today 14:17
Man who beat his "best friend" to death sentenced to life behind bars

A MAN who beat his “best friend” to death will serve at least 20 years in prison.

David Hesketh, 48, punched, kicked and stamped on John Baxendale after finding him in bed with a woman, on September 14, last year.

A post mortem revealed Mr Baxendale had

today 13:14
Nelson taxi driver sold fake Audi and VW hub caps on eBay

A TAXI driver made more than £14,000 by selling fake Audi wheel caps on eBay.

Atif Amin, 31, pleaded guilty to one count of selling goods with false trademarks and two counts of possessing fake goods contrary to the Trade Marks Act 1994.

Prosecuting at Burnley Crown

today 11:08
Man charged after police officers sprayed with ammonia in Darwen

A MAN has been charged after police officers were sprayed with ammonia fluid while attending an emergency call.

A police sergeant suffered serious injuries and six police constables were taken to hospital following the incident in Ash Grove, Darwen, at around 2am on Tuesday.

today 10:05
Man charged after police officers sprayed with ammonia in Darwen

A MAN has been charged after police officers were sprayed with ammonia fluid while attending an emergency call.

A police sergeant suffered serious injuries and six police constables were taken to hospital following the incident in Ash Grove, Darwen, at around 2am on Tuesday.

today 07:59
Calls to 999 for back pain, insomnia and teeth fillings

THE ambulance service wants to avoid 999 calls about fillings, back pain, drinking too much and struggling to sleep this Easter.

It has published these exampled of calls from last year ahead of the long Easter weekend coming up.

North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) wants to

today 05:53
Blackburn chef and promising boxer dealt drugs

A YOUNG boxer who represented Great Britain and a chef who worked in a Michelin-starred restaurant have been jailed for drugs offences.

Preston Crown Court was told how on January 10, Moeen Khan, 21, and 32-year-old Alex Marsh had been stopped by police on Griffin Street, Blackburn.

today 05:53
Blackburn chef and promising boxer dealt drugs

A YOUNG boxer who represented Great Britain and a chef who worked in a Michelin-starred restaurant have been jailed for drugs offences.

Preston Crown Court was told how on January 10, Moeen Khan, 21, and 32-year-old Alex Marsh had been stopped by police on Griffin Street, Blackburn.

today 04:50
'Martyn's Law' could mean major changes at venues after arena attack

THE MAYOR of Greater Manchester has thrown his weight behind a campaign to tighten up security at public events.

It follows the publication of 'Progress Update' detailing the response of public bodies over the terror attack which claimed the lives of 22 at Manchester Arena last

today 00:38
Burnley Roads closed after man in his 70s hit by car

A pensioner has been taken to hospital after he was hit by a car.

The man, in his 70s, suffered serious leg injuries during the incident which happened at 6pm in Burnley.

Officers were called to Coal Clough Lane near the junction of Harold Street.

Harold Street,

yesterday 20:26
LETTER: Elections are choice of no-hopers and parties that aren't fit to lead our country

THE electorate is faced with a bewildering choice of which political party to elect at the forthcoming council elections.

We have on the one hand the Conservative Party, led by Theresa May, soon to step down, who serially changes her red lines ­— ‘I will not call an

yesterday 18:20
Youngsters painting the town yellow and blue to raise money for Bolton Lads and Girls Club

TEENAGERS are turning Bolton yellow and blue in a competition to raise as many thousands as possible for their youth club.

Bolton Lads and Girls Club is holding its third annual Yellow and Blue Day — a fundraising project aiming to raise more than £8,000 for the youth

yesterday 16:14
Daily News
In Pictures: Police out in force as climate protests continue

Climate protests continued in London for a fourth day, with activists threatening to escalate their tactics if their demands are not met.

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said more than 1,000 officers were being deployed to the streets of the capital each day of the

today 20:35
LETTER: We must try Brexit and see if we like it

VOTERS of Bolton will be justified in wondering whether Parliament’s failure to deliver Brexit is down to conspiracy or just bungling incompetence. Perhaps it’s a bit of both!

After all, it was LibDem, Labour, Conservative and Green MPs who in gay abandon voted to have a

today 20:35
Comment: Arena attack update shows work of emergency teams

TODAY'S update into the work of emergency services shows the lasting impact of the Manchester Arena terror attack.

In the 12 months since the horrific bombing which left 23 people dead, the police, fire and ambulance services have worked to ensure they can provide the best possible

today 20:35
East Lancs Road closed after 'serious' crash

A SERIOUS accident on the A580 East Lancs Road has caused authorities to close the key highway.

Firefighters, police and ambulance services were called to the scene of the incident at around 7pm and the road is shut eastbound from Eccles Road to Barton Road.

The accident

today 20:35
Woman left with facial injuries after crashing car into wall in Feniscowles

A woman suffered facial injuries after crashing her car into a stone wall.

Emergency services were called to the incident on Bog Height Road, close to Feniscowles, just after 7.30pm on Thursday.

A spokesperson for the fire service said: "The female driver crashed into a

today 20:35
Appeal to trace Accrington man Max Ibbotson's next of kin

POLICE appealing for help to find the relatives of a man who died in Accrington earlier this month, have now managed to trace his next of kin.

Max Ibbotson, 24, died on April 2 at his home in Pickup Street.

There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.

today 20:35
What do we know about the planned climate change protest at Heathrow?

The Extinction Rebellion (XR) environmental protesters have identified Heathrow Airport as their next target, having spent four days camped out in central London.

Here, the Press Association looks at how the protest might work.

– Why Heathrow?

No explanation has been

today 19:32
Extinction Rebellion climate protesters to target Heathrow Airport

Scotland Yard has warned environmental protesters will face a “robust response” if they target Heathrow Airport, ruining families’ Easter holiday breaks.

The force said it has “strong plans” in place involving a significant number of officers to deal with the

today 19:32
Latest news from Preston
today 20:35 In Pictures: Police out in force as climate protests continue
today 20:35 LETTER: We must try Brexit and see if we like it
today 20:35 Comment: Arena attack update shows work of emergency teams
today 20:35 East Lancs Road closed after 'serious' crash
today 20:35 Woman left with facial injuries after crashing car into wall in Feniscowles
today 20:35 Appeal to trace Accrington man Max Ibbotson's next of kin
today 20:35 LETTER: How can Bury Council spend £30,000 on parking permits for staff?
today 19:32 What do we know about the planned climate change protest at Heathrow?
today 19:32 Extinction Rebellion climate protesters to target Heathrow Airport
today 19:32 Parties reveal candidates for European Parliament election
today 19:32 British couple killed on Greek island holiday named
today 19:32 In Pictures: Police out in force as climate protests continue
today 19:32 QPR expect 'very physical game' against 'experienced Rovers
today 19:32 QPR expect 'very physical game' against 'experienced Rovers
today 19:32 Young chemists at Bolton School celebrate getting the right result
today 19:32 LETTER: We must try Brexit and see if we like it
today 19:32 Mott the Hoople at Manchester Academy
today 19:32 Mott the Hoople at Manchester Academy
today 19:32 Easter bank holiday traffic - when to travel and where to avoid
today 19:32 Blackburn and Nelson projects shine in lottery poll
today 18:59 New link road between Preston and the M55 gets the green light
today 18:29 Festival features street art linking Aberdeen with Spanish Civil War
today 18:29 Trainspotting 2 actor Bradley Welsh ‘shot dead on his doorstep’
today 18:29 Murder manhunt under way after fatal street shooting
today 18:29 Extinction Rebellion climate protesters to target Heathrow Airport
today 18:29 Human error ‘may have caused Israeli spacecraft crash’
today 18:29 Newcastle will not overspend to remain in the Premier League, insists Charnley
today 18:29 The date of the Victoria Wood statue unveiling has been revealed
today 17:56 Cost of petrol and diesel to soar this Easter after hike in oil prices
today 17:56 UB40 reschedules show at Preston Guild Hall after singer Robin Campbell is taken ill
today 17:26 Prince Philip ‘spotted behind wheel for first time since giving up licence’
today 17:26 Congressman Richard Neal receives honorary degree from Ulster University
today 17:26 Extinction Rebellion climate protesters to target Heathrow Airport
today 17:26 Trump tried to seize control of Mueller probe, report says
today 17:26 NHS Tayside report on mental health unit must be made public, minister told
today 17:26 Murder probe launched into death of Trainspotting 2 actor Bradley Welsh
today 17:26 Scotland sack McLeish in bid to ‘reinvigorate’ Euro 2020 qualifying campaign
today 17:26 PFA launches boycott in protest at racism on social media
today 17:26 Rangers have progressed under Steven Gerrard, insists former boss Jimmy Nicholl
today 17:26 Injury update for Burnley ahead of the Chelsea tie
today 17:26 Mowbray believes QPR will 'sense an opportunity' v Rovers
today 17:26 Mowbray believes QPR will 'sense an opportunity' v Rovers
today 17:26 Regional: Man in court over 'ammonia attack' on police officer
today 17:26 Daughter's desperate plea after mum left fighting for her life
today 16:53 VIDEO: You won't believe what this driver does when he's approached by a police car on an emergency call
today 16:53 Preston North End Thursday round-up - All the news from Deepdale, Alex Neil looks to next season with his team selection, Retro Day for the Ipswich game, Paul Gallagher, Josh Ginnelly, memory match
today 16:23 Rare Star Wars toy could ‘easily’ smash guide price, say auctioneers
today 16:23 Man on attempted murder charge over brawl after Old Firm match
today 16:23 Heathrow ‘working with authorities’ amid protests disruption threat
today 16:23 Video games the focus of new V&A Dundee exhibition
Latest news from Great Britain
today 20:53 480 arrested as Extinction Rebellion protests stretch into fourth day
today 20:53 Christian protester offers to wash feet of government ministers in climate change talks
today 20:53 Thug jailed after stabbing girlfriend 35 times to ‘teach her a lesson’
today 20:53 Police officer caught skateboarding among Extinction Rebellion protesters – 'UNACCEPTABLE'
today 20:53 Thor 4: Will Taika Waititi return to direct the fourth Thor movie?
today 20:53 Why Harry and Meghan’s baby is ‘fitting and timely’ - expert says ‘you are reflecting us'
today 20:53 Brexiteer John Longworth reveals KEY advantage Brexit Party will have on other candidates
today 20:53 Boris Johnson scoops new office in preparation for leadership bid to OUST May
today 20:53 Germany will pay: Greece demands 376 BILLION Euros in wartime reparations
today 20:53 Life after death PROOF? Will groundbreaking pig brain experiment save humans one day?
today 20:53 Homes Under The Hammer presenter Martell Maxwell age: How old is Martel Maxwell?
today 20:50 Shock as police descend on Hull street as bloody 'hammer' brawl breaks out
today 20:35 Monster ‘concreteberg’ blocking London sewers will take two months to clear
today 20:35 Man stabbed in the head during knife FRENZY – four arrested
today 20:35 Prince William ‘works out with school mums’ at exclusive gym used by Princess Diana
today 20:35 Superhuman genes stopping MILLIONS of Brits putting on weight
today 20:35 Harry Redknapp's son denies driving under influence of cocaine
today 20:35 Hottest Easter EVER: Brits to sizzle in 25C weekend with scorching air from Greece
today 19:50 Five ways Trump’s attorney-general misled the public about the Mueller Report
today 19:50 George Alagiah's 'guilt' over disabled toilet use
today 19:50 Avengers Endgame theory: THIS heartwarming theory says Hulk WILL come to the rescue
today 19:50 Good Friday opening hours: When is Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda and Lidl open tomorrow?
today 19:50 Trump CELEBRATES Mueller report findings but WARNS 'shouldn't happen to a president again'
today 19:50 Easter bank holiday RIP OFF: Brits face being SHORT-CHANGED by airport exchange rates
today 19:50 Sadiq Khan told to stop 'ENCOURAGING' Extinction Rebellion protesters causing London chaos
today 19:50 Kim Jong-Un set to meet Putin amid Pompeo row and new nuclear tests
today 19:50 Cabin crew secrets: Flight attendant recalls horrifying time a dead BODY was found onboard
today 19:50 Fox News SHOCK: Fox News host claims US Attorney General is 'PROTECTING' Donald Trump
today 19:50 Tesco opening hours: What time is Tesco open on Good Friday and Easter?
today 19:50 Queen 'lets her guard down' with Prince Harry - 'it is a VERY special relationship!'
today 19:50 Yellowstone volcano: Why are parts of Yellowstone DYING? 'It's been growing for 20 years'
today 19:50 The Archers spoilers: ‘Please no’ Viewers in meltdown over newcomer’s unexpected language
today 19:50 Best supplements for high cholesterol: Lower cholesterol levels with five super foods
today 19:50 EU WARNED: Brussels bloc faces 'grim outlook' for future and countries will be TRAPPED
today 19:47 Live as police search underway as mass brawl breaks out in Hull street
today 19:32 Heathrow Airport faces SHUTDOWN plot tomorrow from Extinction protesters
today 19:32 Meghan Markle’s royal baby due THIS WEEKEND? Prince Charles and William drop big hints
today 19:32 Watford ace Etienne Capoue banned from driving after overtaking cops at 116mph
today 19:32 Man stabbed in the head during knife FRENZY – four arrested
today 19:32 Priest gets kids to CUT, slap and spit on him in Easter lesson on Jesus’ crucifixion
today 19:32 BREAKING: Huge fire breaks out at busy National Trust park – forced to CLOSE
today 19:32 Dad found dead after settling down to watch Match of the Day
today 19:32 Royal baby net worth: How much is Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s unborn tot worth?
today 18:50 Is this the real Celtic kit for next season? Leaked image shows change to famous Hoops
today 18:50 Man hurt in own home following Lockerbie robbery
today 18:50 Trainspotting star Bradley Welsh gunned down outside house as partner and daughter waited inside
today 18:47 Murdered Trainspotting actor's family at home during shooting
today 18:47 Carson Price: Park vigil held after teen's drugs death
today 18:47 Santorini deaths: London teachers killed in buggy crash
today 18:47 Cow shot dead by police after running onto motorway
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