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Sir David Attenborough: People are ‘fed up’ with European Union

Sir David Attenborough has said that many people in the UK are “fed up” with the European Union.

In an interview with Italian newspaper La Repubblica, the naturalist and broadcaster said the EU may not have paid enough attention to what people care about and has allowed itself ...

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Patient's concern at 'disgusting' laughing gas canisters outside Bolton GP surgery

CONCERNS have been raised after the car park outside of a GP surgery was littered with nitrous oxide canisters.

A concerned patient of Swan Lane Medical Centre noticed the small silver containers on Saturday and claims there are hundreds spread across the area.

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Church in the Park aims to help congregation 'meet its neighbours'

A CHURCH group is taking its work outside in an attempt to connect with its neighbours.

Claremont Church, in St George's Road, will put on its popular Church in the Park event for the fourth year running.

The event sees members of the church take their weekly out into ...

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Erin's Place pottery pop-up crafts a big donation for hospice

CRAFTY customers at town shopping centre have been helping to raise funds for the East Lancashire Hospice.

Pop-up pottery and craft studio Erin's Place opened in The Mall Blackburn during June's Festival of Making.

Since then its has raised more than £500 to the ...

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Booths in fresh approach to plastic meat and fish packaging

LANCASHIRE-BASED food and drink retailer Booths is stepping up its efforts to reduce the amount of single-use plastic being used within its stores.

The family-owned grocery chain has launched an initiative encouraging customers to bring their own reusable containers to purchase ...

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Mayor of Blackburn with Darwen rises to the 'selfie' challenge

THE Mayor of Blackburn with Darwen Cllr Jim Shorrock has put himself in the picture to boost a 60-year-old resident's charity challenge.

Ian Barker has embarked on 60 challenges marking his big birthday to raise £600 for 'Fight Like a Kid'.

The charity, set up by the ...

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Long-serving Bolton councillors recognised with town honours

COUNCILLORS who each represented their communities for decades will be recognised for their service at the town hall tonight.

A total of three councillors will be given the title of Honorary Aldermen of the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton.

John Byrne, Norman Critchley and ...

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Pervert filmed himself committing sex act while boy watched

A PERVERT who made a boy watch him commit a sex act over the internet has been jailed for 21 months.

Jordan Branney pretended to be a child on the messaging site ooVoo to get in touch with a 12-year-old boy on September 6, 2016

On the site Branney claimed to be Ashley ...

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Accrington drug addict died with heroin, methadone and diazepam in his system

A 41-year-old man from Accrington died a drug related death.

Ernest Cawdron, known as Ernie, was found dead on April 10, at a property in Pendle Street, Accrington.

An inquest in Blackburn heard that Mr Cawdron suffered from depression and had been dependant on drugs for a ...

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M61 crash 'lunatic driver' steals car from woman who stopped to help

A “LUNATIC drink-driver” who survived a horrific crash fled the scene by stealing the car of a woman who had stopped to help him.

The thief then used the Good Samaritan’s bank cards at shops.

Victim Sian Jayasekera has told of the “horrific” ...

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Bolton Jobcentres head up new jobs drive for huge companies Whistl and Keoghs

BOLTON’S Jobcentre is set to be a dedicated route to Christmas jobs, and is now a partner in schemes to tackle long term unemployment in the area. HELENA VESTY reports.

JOBCENTRES are using a new two-pronged approach to tackle Bolton's unemployment.

The Jobcentres ...

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Miller Metcalfe estate agent fined £3,000 after admitting substandard safety at tenants' flats

A PROPERTY management firm, which put tenants’ lives at risk with substandard safety measures, has been fined £3,000 by Bolton Magistrates’ Court.

Miller Metcalfe Estate Agents Ltd appeared in court for sentencing on Monday having previously admitted three offences ...

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Miller Metcalfe estate agent fined £3,000 after admitting substandard safety at tenants' flats

A PROPERTY management firm, which put tenants’ lives at risk with substandard safety measures, has been fined £3,000 by Bolton Magistrates’ Court.

Miller Metcalfe Estate Agents Ltd appeared in court for sentencing on Monday having previously admitted three offences ...

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Hero Blackburn caretaker saves man from smoke-filled kitchen

A HERO caretaker has been praised for rescuing a vulnerable man from his house after a pie almost caught fire.

Barry Scott, 64, a community caretaker for Great Places Housing Association at Bowland House in Blackburn, rescued an elderly tenant when a pie he was cooking in his ...

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Clip 'n Climb set to move into former Poundworld store

A FORMER discount store could be turned into an indoor climbing centre.

The empty unit at Central Retail Park, in Manchester Road, used to be Poundworld until it closed in August 2018.

An application has been submitted by the owners of the retail park to change the use of ...

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Bolton's most wanted — August 21, 2019

Every week police ask readers of The Bolton News for help to find wanted suspects

CRAIG CAREY aka LEGG, aged 27, is wanted on two warrants having failed to appear at Bolton Magistrates’ Court. He is known to frequent Westhoughton and Bolton town centre.

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M61 crash 'lunatic driver' steals car from woman who stopped to help

A “LUNATIC drink-driver” who survived a horrific crash fled the scene by stealing the car of a woman who had stopped to help him.

The thief then used the Good Samaritan’s bank cards at shops.

Victim Sian Jayasekera has told of the “horrific” ...

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VIDEO: Yobs spotted riding mini-motos on Pleasington Playing Fields

YOBS are riding mini-motos and off-road bikes on playing fields – causing problems for local residents as well as others wanting to use the green space.

A video – published by police online – shows riders on Pleasington Playing Fields.

Officers are now ...

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VIDEO: Yobs spotted riding mini-motos on Pleasington Playing Fields

YOBS are riding mini-motos and off-road bikes on playing fields – causing problems for local residents as well as others wanting to use the green space.

A video – published by police online – shows riders on Pleasington Playing Fields.

Officers are now ...

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Trump pulls out of planned Denmark visit after PM shuts door on Greenland sale

US president Donald Trump said he is postponing an upcoming meeting with Denmark’s prime minister because she is not interested in discussing a proposed sale of Greenland.

Mr Trump recently floated the idea of purchasing the island – owned by Denmark – but said as ...

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Thousands of rail passengers overcharged for not having valid ticket

Train companies have admitted overcharging thousands of passengers caught fare dodging.

Industry body the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) told the PA news agency that eight train companies punished ticketless travellers too harshly by not implementing a rule change made in April last ...

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