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One in five Blackburn with Darwen children miss out on chosen school

ALMOST one in five of children in Blackburn with Darwen borough starting at a new school in September have not been accepted into their parents' first choice.

Newly-released figures from the Department for Education show that 83 per cent of children beginning either primary or

today 14:17
One in five Blackburn with Darwen children miss out on chosen school

ALMOST one in five of children in Blackburn with Darwen borough starting at a new school in September have not been accepted into their parents' first choice.

Newly-released figures from the Department for Education show that 83 per cent of children beginning either primary or

today 14:17
Bolton Council and the local health authority sign 'historic commitment' to tackle racial inequality in the workplace

BOLTON Council and the local health authority have signed a 'historic commitment' to tackle race inequality in the workplace.

Bolton CCG, Bolton Council and Bolton NHS Foundation Trust are among public sector employers in Greater Manchester to become the first in the country to work

today 11:08
Closure marks end of an era for famous town centre building

WHEN Bolton’s Central Post Office closes its huge, impressive front doors for the final time this summer it will mark the end of an era for the old building.

For more years than most of us can remember this old building has been the scene of many a pension claim, parcel

today 10:05
Ex-soldiers urgently need more help from us all

THERE is no logic in expecting anyone to come back from a war zone unchanged and simply slot back into society.

We are now learning this with those who have fought for Isis and then returned to the UK to pose a security threat. What we don’t acknowledge enough is how our own

today 06:56
Ex-soldiers urgently need more help from us all

THERE is no logic in expecting anyone to come back from a war zone unchanged and simply slot back into society.

We are now learning this with those who have fought for Isis and then returned to the UK to pose a security threat. What we don’t acknowledge enough is how our own

today 06:56
Manchester University place for student who went to Wigan and Leigh College with no qualifications

RETURNING to learning is already paying off for Jeni Kongolo, 23, from Bolton, with the offer of a place to study genetics at the University of Manchester paving the way for a fantastic new career.

Jeni started her adult learning journey at Wigan & Leigh College, without any

today 06:56
Warning over 'nuisance' fires at derelict school in Bromley Cross

A WARNING has been issued the by the fire service after crews were called to yet another 'nuisance' fire at a derelict school building.

Crews were called to a pile of rubbish that had been set alight within the grounds of the derelict Birtenshaw School site in Bromley Cross at about

today 06:56
Town pub closes as new licensee sought

A TOWN CENTRE pub has called ‘time’ temporarily and will reopen when a new licensee is found.

The Adelphi on High Street, Blackburn, closed twice in 2016, and once in 2017 due to refurbishment, and has closed again, temporarily, for maintenance work. The pub will reopen

today 05:53
Motorcyclist taken to hospital after hit and run in Deane Road, Bolton

A MOTORCYCLIST has been taken to hospital after a hit and run in Deane Road, near Bolton College.

Police are searching for the driver of a vehicle that collided with a motorbike near the junction with College Way.

The motorcyclist was taken to hospital and is

today 23:35
Motorcyclist taken to hospital after hit and run in Deane Road, Bolton

A MOTORCYCLIST has been taken to hospital after a hit and run in Deane Road, near Bolton College.

Police are searching for the driver of a vehicle that collided with a motorbike near the junction with College Way.

The motorcyclist was taken to hospital and is

today 22:32
Review: Bolton Little Theatre Funny Money

Funny Money

Bolton Little Theatre

Until Saturday

What would you do if £735,000 suddenly appeared in your briefcase?

That’s the question asked by the master of farce, Ray Cooney, and answered in hilarious fashion by Bolton Little Theatre on

yesterday 15:11
Graham & Brown announce job losses

44 JOBS are under threat as one of East Lancashire's iconic firms faces restructuring.

Wallpaper giants Graham and Brown, who employ 380 people at the moment, announced the move to its staff yesterday morning after what they described as a "challenging time" for the sector.

yesterday 15:11
Graham & Brown announce job losses

44 JOBS are under threat as one of East Lancashire's iconic firms faces restructuring.

Wallpaper giants Graham and Brown, who employ 380 people at the moment, announced the move to its staff yesterday morning after what they described as a "challenging time" for the sector.

yesterday 15:11
Schoolchildren celebrate the legacy of Dr Samuel Taylor Chadwick

SCHOOLCHILDREN will celebrate the lasting legacy of Dr Samuel Taylor Chadwick.

Hundreds of primary school children will congregate on Victoria Square at the statue of the historic figure to mark 150 years since the foundation of The Chadwick Educational Foundation in 1868, which

yesterday 14:08
Urban Outreach volunteers outraged after food bank vandalised

VOLUNTEERS have been unable to open up a food bank this morning after the building was damaged by vandals.

Members of Bolton charity Urban Outreach went to the centre in Bark Street and found the electric shutters had been damaged overnight and could not be opened.

Dave

yesterday 09:56
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Alzheimer’s supplement ‘breakthrough’ condemned by experts

Experts have strongly condemned “irresponsible” and “deeply cynical” claims that a new food supplement can slow the progress of Alzheimer’s.

A study of 13 patients found that a combination of fish oil and eye-protective nutrients led to

today 15:20
Sadiq Khan will run for London Mayor again in 2020

Sadiq Khan has confirmed he will seek a second term as Mayor of London in 2020.

The Labour politician also said he hoped protests against US President Donald Trump’s visit to the UK would help change public opinion in America.

Mr Khan, who has been involved in a

today 15:20
Barry Bennell’s victims relieved after paedophile loses sentence appeal

Victims of paedophile football coach Barry Bennell have spoken of their relief after he failed in a Court of Appeal bid to have his 30-year jail term cut.

Three judges in London ruled on Wednesday that the length of his jail term for multiple offences against 12 boys he coached was

today 15:20
Government bids to fend off Brexit rebellion with Davis statement

The Government may have seen off a Commons rebellion over its flagship Brexit legislation with a last-minute concession to pro-EU backbenchers.

Brexit Secretary David Davis wrote to MPs to inform them that an official ministerial statement will be issued on Thursday making clear it

today 15:20
Government bids to fend off Brexit rebellion with Davis statement

The Government may have seen off a Commons rebellion over its flagship Brexit legislation with a last-minute concession to pro-EU backbenchers.

Brexit Secretary David Davis wrote to MPs to inform them that an official ministerial statement will be issued on Thursday making clear it

today 15:20
Royal Ascot welcomes Sir Mo Farah as gold medallist ‘here to enjoy the racing’

Sir Mo Farah made his first appearance at Royal Ascot declaring he wanted to enjoy the racing as thousands of racegoers geared up for the start.

The long distance runner – who won four Olympic golds – looked smart in a top hat and tails as he arrived with wife Tania

today 15:20
Poundworld starts closing down sale amid struggle to find buyer

Beleaguered retailer Poundworld has started a “closing down” sale and drafted in consultants at Hilco to kick-start stock clearances.

Administrators at Deloitte have informed staff that Hilco will “help advise and support” staff during the process.

today 15:20
Football fan hits back at Lord Sugar’s Senegal slur

A Senegal fan has criticised as offensive Lord Sugar’s tweet comparing his national team to sunglasses sellers on Marbella beach.

Pape Ndiaye, 47, said he was “absolutely” offended by the tweet, which Lord Sugar defended as a joke, before apologising and removing.

today 15:20
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today 15:20 Alzheimer’s supplement ‘breakthrough’ condemned by experts
today 15:20 Sadiq Khan will run for London Mayor again in 2020
today 15:20 Barry Bennell’s victims relieved after paedophile loses sentence appeal
today 15:20 Government bids to fend off Brexit rebellion with Davis statement
today 15:20 Government bids to fend off Brexit rebellion with Davis statement
today 15:20 Royal Ascot welcomes Sir Mo Farah as gold medallist ‘here to enjoy the racing’
today 15:20 Poundworld starts closing down sale amid struggle to find buyer
today 15:20 Football fan hits back at Lord Sugar’s Senegal slur
today 15:20 Anfield Road redevelopment on track – Liverpool chief Hughes
today 15:20 Burnley face Battle of Britain in the Europa League
today 15:20 Burnley tie is 'fantastic', says Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes
today 15:20 Burnley tie is 'fantastic', says Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes
today 15:20 Closure marks end of an era for famous town centre building
today 15:20 WEATHER: Mini-heatwave set for East Lancashire next week
today 15:20 Accrington man arrested after town centre stand-off with police on Argos roof
today 15:20 Whitefield Aldi given go-ahead to knock down 'community hub' next door to make way for car park extension
today 15:20 Whitefield Aldi given go-ahead to knock down 'community hub' next door to make way for car park extension
today 15:20 Burnley thief in court for raids on Turf Hotel and Boot Inn
today 15:20 Planners refuse extension of BBC man's historic family home in Tottington
today 14:17 Sick MPs may be unable to take part in crunch Brexit vote
today 14:17 Drumm admits ‘huge error in judgment’ over Anglo-Irish Bank fraud
today 14:17 Lloyds to cut 450 jobs as back office operations targeted
today 14:17 Trinity deal cleared on public interest grounds, says Culture Secretary
today 14:17 BBC brands Apprentice boss Lord Sugar’s Senegal tweet ‘seriously misjudged’
today 14:17 Corbyn: May’s NHS figures ‘so dodgy they belong on the side of a bus’
today 14:17 Disney increases Twenty-First Century Fox bid
today 14:17 Marcus Rashford hails improved England team spirit
today 14:17 Iceland’s Johann Berg Gudmundsson doubtful for Nigeria clash due to calf injury
today 14:17 Lewis Hamilton faces engine wait ahead of French Grand Prix
today 14:17 Burnley face Battle of Britain in the Europa League
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today 14:17 Fairfield Hospital spends £1.78 million to cover nursing vacancies
today 14:17 One in five Blackburn with Darwen children miss out on chosen school
today 14:17 One in five Blackburn with Darwen children miss out on chosen school
today 14:08 Fines warning for Broughton bus lane
today 13:14 Reptiles, ivory and polar bear carcasses seized in wildlife crime crackdown
today 13:14 BBC targets ‘substantial culture change’ to boost careers of BAME staff
today 13:14 Israel strikes Hamas targets after heavy rocket attacks from Gaza
today 13:14 Man in court charged with terror offences following weapons find
today 13:14 UK stalling Brexit negotiations, says Varadkar
today 13:14 May: Trump’s immigration policy ‘wrong’ and images ‘deeply disturbing’
today 13:14 Talking points ahead of French Grand Prix return
today 13:14 Jones confident England can end losing run in final Test against South Africa
today 13:14 Famous couple were devoted to poor children in the town
today 13:14 Famous couple were devoted to poor children in the town
today 13:14 Controversial Accrington care facility plans recommended for approval despite concerns
today 13:14 Complaints flood in over town square drain issue
today 13:14 Investigation into 'deliberate' fire at Burnley house after fears people were inside
today 13:05 PNE add games at Cobh Ramblers and Oldham to their pre-season programme
today 13:05 Man arrested after thieves hack their way into shipping container at Preston Docks
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