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David Cameron called for ‘bonfire’ of EU red tape, new papers reveal

A young David Cameron backed calls for a “bonfire” of EU regulations and denounced “Euro red tape” in briefings to MPs, newly-released archive files show.

Papers released by the Conservative Party under the 30-year rule show Mr Cameron’s Euroscepticism ...

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David Cameron called for ‘bonfire’ of EU red tape, new papers reveal

A young David Cameron backed calls for a “bonfire” of EU regulations and denounced “Euro red tape” in briefings to MPs, newly-released archive files show.

Papers released by the Conservative Party under the 30-year rule show Mr Cameron’s Euroscepticism ...

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Memories of Bolton's Atlantis nightclub from the late 90s and early 2000s

In the heydey of Bolton's clubbing scene, Atlantis launched in a blaze of glory.

The £5million venue was, at the time, Bolton's largest nightclub and had the capacity to hold 2,500 revellers.

It opened in 1998 and closed six years later but the hazy memories still ...

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Before the bench - 26 people who have been sentenced recently

Fourth drink driving offence

A DRIVER has been banned from holding a licence for five years after magistrates were told it was his fourth drink driving offence.

At Bolton Magistrates’ Court Mohammed Bari, aged 36, of Walmersley Road, Bury, was found guilty of ...

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Bolton postcodes show where most penalty point drivers live

THREE areas of Bolton have been identified as being home to the town's most reckless drivers.

According to the latest figures from the Department of Transport, certain postcode areas have a concentration of drivers who have received penalty points.

The most irresponsible ...

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Tyson Fury to fight unbeaten Tom Schwarz in Las Vegas

Tyson Fury is heading to Las Vegas to fight Tom Schwarz in his first return to the ring since a dramatic bout with Deontay Wilder last December.

Fury will take on the German, who has won all 24 of his fights, on June 15 at the Thomas & Mack Centre, boxing management company MTK ...

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The routes Rovers are taking to search for top young talent

Given the unique nature of what John Buckley and Tyler Magloire have done in transitioning from fledgling Academy prospect to a first team debut, a key part of Rovers’ Academy development remains recruiting players.

Lewis Travis has flourished on the first team scene within ...

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WEEKEND WALK: A picture-perfect way to celebrate Spring around Pendle Hill

SPRING is here and this walk explores a secretive part of the old Forest of Pendle on the south side of the hill. The best way to appreciate the geography of Sabden village is to climb the slopes on either side of the saucer-shaped valley formed by Sabden Brook.

The walk explores ...

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WEEKEND WALK: A picture-perfect way to celebrate Spring around Pendle Hill

SPRING is here and this walk explores a secretive part of the old Forest of Pendle on the south side of the hill. The best way to appreciate the geography of Sabden village is to climb the slopes on either side of the saucer-shaped valley formed by Sabden Brook.

The walk explores ...

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Accrington dancer Becky wins national award

THE ambassador for an Accrington dance group has won a national award.

Becky Rich has come top of the new Learning Disability and Autism Leaders List in the Sports, arts and entertainment category,

She was chosen from 600 nominations for her dancing talents and how she's ...

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Company boss clears up plans for former Kearsley office building

A COMPANY boss who was refused permission to turn a former office block into accommodation has hit out at the people of Kearsley.

Paul T Lajszczak is the director of Atlas House Project Ltd, which submitted plans to turn Atlas House, in Manchester Road, into an eight-bedroom house ...

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Community end of life care at hospital trust 'outstanding', say CQC

COMMUNITY end of life care at a hospital trust has been given top marks by a health watchdog.

Inspectors from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) have rated East Lancashire Hospital Trust’s community end of life care provision 'outstanding' following an inspection.

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Bladder scanner for Royal Blackburn Hospital thanks to charity

A CHARITY has donated thousands of pounds to purchase a mobile bladder scanner for the Royal Blackburn Hospital.

Representatives from Darwen-based VM and BW Lloyd charity recently visited the hospital to hand over a cheque for £8,000.

It has seen the hospital ...

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East Lancs residents up in arms over 'horrendous' road plagued with potholes

A 'HORRENDOUS' road 'needs to be seen to be believed’ it is in such a state, residents said.

Several Higham residents have complained to Lancashire County Council about the state of Croft Top Lane on the border between Pendle and Burnley.

The road is plagued with ...

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Drunk man bit Good Samaritan's hand at Royal Blackburn Hospital

A GOOD Samaritan was bitten and punched by a man he went to help.

Blackburn magistrates heard the victim offered his hand to drunken Scott Melia and thought he was taking it to help him keep his balance.

Instead he bit his hand, breaking the skin, before falling down ...

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Consultation on plans to reintroduce free garden waste collections

MOVES to bring back free garden waste collections must be "fully funded", town halls have warned as figures show two thirds of councils now charge for the service.

The Government's new waste strategy has promised to consult on whether the millions of English households with gardens ...

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UCLan's £9 million student flats scheme in Burnley approved

PLANS to create student accommodation in Burnley have been given the green light.

Burnley Council’s development control committee granted planning permission for the £9 million 136-bed building on land next to Sandygate Square.

The scheme will be developed in a ...

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Darwen primary school children walk a mile for Bangladesh

More than 200 primary school children and staff have taken part in a mile-long walk to raise money for people in Bangladesh.

Pupils from St Edward's Catholic Primary School in Darwen left the school grounds on March 4 and took to the surrounding streets in support of CAFOD's Lent ...

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You shall go to the ball - Burnley teacher sets up dress shop to reduce cost of high school prom

A pre-loved dress and suit shop has been set-up at a high school to help students enjoy their prom, without breaking the bank.

Maths teacher at Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic College in Burnley, Melanie Arcangelo, decided to introduce the pop-up shop in order to help reduce the cost ...

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Community Spirit volunteers gather at cathedral for final nightly outreach

Volunteers for a homeless charity gathered outside Blackburn Cathedral on Friday night for an evening of music and food to celebrate the final nightly outreach feed of the winter season.

Since the end of November, Community Spirit has been providing outreach services for homeless ...

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Burnley radiographer to don 13lb lead suit for London Marathon

A RADIOGRAPHER whose career in the NHS was inspired by treatment he received for epilepsy is set to run a marathon in the heavy protective suit he wears at work.

Adam Wallwork, who has also survived three brain haemorrhages, will run the London Marathon in the 13lb lead suit to ...

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