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Taxi driver 'who rubbed groin' loses appeal to win back licence

A TAXI driver has lost an appeal against Bury Council's decision to revoke his licence after a passenger complained he had rubbed his groin during a journey. Amman Khan Muhammad had his licence to drive a hackney carriage revoked on the grounds that...

Bury Times, yesterday, 15:49
 

Cumbria Police urges residents to be wary of sunny weather thieves

With sunny weather forecast, officers are keen to remind the public of the importance of home security to deter criminals. It is expected that many people will be spending time in the garden this weekend and thieves often look to take advantage by...

North West Evening Mail, yesterday, 15:46
 

Exploding lighter fuel can left teen needing skin graft

A teenager had to undergo skin grafts on his leg when a lighter fuel can exploded in the shop where he had worked for three weeks. And when Nathan Lester, 19, returned to work after extensive treatment to his injured calf he was told he had been...

Blackpool Gazette, yesterday, 15:46
 

Burnley's empty homes blight being tackled

More empty houses in Burnley are set to be brought back into use again through Burnley Council’s Empty Homes programme. The council’s Executive Committee is recommended to agree the compulsory purchase of 10 properties in the borough which have been...

Burnley Express, yesterday, 15:44
 

Exploding lighter fuel can left teen needing skin graft

A teenager had to undergo skin grafts on his leg when a lighter fuel can exploded in the shop where he had worked for three weeks. And when Nathan Lester, 19, returned to work after extensive treatment to his injured calf he was told he had been...

Fleetwood Today, yesterday, 15:44
 

Wigan friends walking coast to coast for soldier

Best friends are pulling on their walking shoes for a mammoth coast-to-coast walk with a special meaning. Nicola Partington and Annette Lowton will spend eight days walking across the country, covering 192 miles from St Bees in the Lake District to...

Wigan Today, yesterday, 15:42
 

Taxi driver who 'rubbed groin' loses appeal to win back licence

A TAXI driver has lost an appeal against Bury Council's decision to revoke his licence after a passenger complained he had rubbed his groin during a journey. Amman Khan Muhammad had his licence to drive a hackney carriage revoked on the grounds that...

Bury Times, yesterday, 15:35
 

Two taken to hospital after crash in Rochdale Road, Bury

TWO people have been taken to hospital following a two-vehicle crash in Bury. The incident happened in Rochdale Road, at the junction with Lord Street, at about 11.15am. Three people suffered minor injuries in the crash while another suffered neck...

Bury Times, yesterday, 15:35
 

Businessman from Wigan banned over £68k taxman debt

A businessman who went bust owing the taxman more than £68,000 has been disqualified from being a director for four years. Damian Hammond, who ran technical services firm D M Hammond, in Aspull, failed to make any payments to HM Revenue and Customs...

Wigan Today, yesterday, 15:29
 

Wigan takeaway owner addresses fears over restaurant plan

A Wigan takeaway owner has moved to alleviate fears that his plans for a new restaurant could cause unwanted disruption to local residents. Ed Jennings, owner of Thai outlet Siam House in Standish, says fears that his new venture could cause excessive...

Wigan Today, yesterday, 15:29
 

Colne nursery welcomes new Mayor and Mayoress of Pendle

The Mayor and Mayoress of Pendle have attended their first official function, as they visited a Colne nursery for the Royal Wedding celebrations at their Summer Fair. The Mayor, Councillor James Starkie, and the Mayoress, Janet Starkie, dropped into...

Pendle Today, yesterday, 15:27
 

Call for action after police pelted with stones and abused in Nelson and Brierfield

Police have warmed they will not tolerate abuse after two shocking incidents in Nelson and Brierfield saw officers surrounded by angry groups of youths. Several incidents have taken place in the area in recent days, culminating in stones being thrown...

Pendle Today, yesterday, 15:27
 

Children's "Keep Us Safe" campaign drives home parking message to Burnley parents

A hard hitting campaign to encourage motorists to drive and park safer has been launched by pupils at a Burnley primary school. Children at Whittlefield Primary were so fed up with motorists parking irresponsibly outside their school in Tabor Street...

Burnley Express, yesterday, 15:27
 

Drivers caught going wrong way up bus lane

0 Have your say Drivers have been caught on cameras driving illegally in a bus lane – and going the wrong way. The images were snapped at the Broughton roundabout with the M55. Following problems with drivers in the bus lane, Lancashire County Council...

Lancashire Evening Post, yesterday, 15:24
 

Call for action after police pelted with stones and abused in Nelson and Brierfield

Police have warmed they will not tolerate abuse after two shocking incidents in Nelson and Brierfield saw officers surrounded by angry groups of youths. Several incidents have taken place in the area in recent days, culminating in stones being thrown...

Burnley Express, yesterday, 15:18
 


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