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CHRIS BRAMAH: Forget carbs, fat and sugar. There is another reason your blood pressure is so high

WE are constantly being told we have too much fat, sugar and carbohydrate in our diets but in the UK most people also have too much salt. Salt makes your body hold on to water. If you eat too much salt, the extra water stored in your body raises your...

4 min. ago in Regional North West

RECIPE OF THE WEEK - Celebrate National Chocolate Week with this cheeky treat

THIS week’s recipe is a celebration of National Chocolate Week. Now in its 14th year, chocolate week aims to promote the skills and expertise that goes into producing fine chocolate and supports the independent chocolatiers and companies that work in...

today, 09:12 in Regional North West

Renault Clio lands on roof in Ribchester Drive driveway on fire

A CAR smashed through a 25-foot tall tree and a steel fence before coming to rest on its roof in flames on the driveway of a woman in her 60s. The emergency services all responded to the crash which saw one man taken to hospital and luckily missed the...

yesterday, 20:55 in Regional North West

BIG INTERVIEW: Brendan Cole on his new tour, missing Strictly and THAT kiss

STRICTLY fans denied their weekly date with Brendan Cole can catch up with the man himself as he takes his own show - All Night Long - back out on the road. The show, complete with live band, singers and professional dancers, proved a huge hit earlier...

yesterday, 18:12 in Regional North West

Warning after plug-in air-freshener sparks fire

FIREFIGHTERS have issued a warning about the hazards of plug-in air-fresheners after a house fire was started by one. A fire crew had the put out a fire started when an air-freshener was covered by a pile of clothing, causing fire and smoke damage to...

yesterday, 16:15 in Regional North West

Firefighters free dog from car in Whitefield Morrisons carpark

A LUCKY dog was rescued by the fire service this morning after becoming trapped in its owner's car. The dog was locked inside it's owner's Volvo in the carpark of Morrisons, Stanley Road, Whitefield. Crew manager James Cheverton from Whitefield fire...

yesterday, 16:15 in Regional North West

LOOKING BACK: Education bosses to scrap eleven-plus exams

n EDUCATION bosses in Bury are considering plans to replace the eleven-plus examination in the next two years. Bury Education Committee approved plans to replace the selection system in time for the 1970-71 school at a meeting on Monday. However it...

yesterday, 07:03 in Regional North West

Flood defence plans for Close Park, Radcliffe unveiled

PLANS for the first flood defences in Radcliffe have taken a leap forward. The Environment Agency's most up-to-date drawings of designs for the town's first scheme in Close Park were unveiled at a drop-in session, attended by more than 50 residents....

Friday, 06:33 in Regional North West

Concerns over impact of rail plans on East Lancashire Railway

CONCERNS have been raised over the impact a commuter tram/train service could have on the East Lancashire Railway. Consultants have been commissioned by Rossendale Council to look at the early strategic case for investment in the...

Friday, 06:33 in Regional North West

Theft and vandalism threaten St Thomas and St John, Radcliffe

A GRADE II-listed church building is in desperate need of repairs after being subjected to vandalism and fly-tipping over the past few months. Members of the congregation at St Thomas and St John in Radcliffe say the church has become the target of...

Friday, 06:33 in Regional North West

LOOKING BACK: Baby's escape after runaway lorry crashes into houses

A LOOK back at the Radcliffe Times newspaper that was published on October 18, 1968, reveals a baby's lucky escape after a runaway lorry tore into two houses. And also a kind-hearted grandfather who returns to work to help his grandson with a home...

Friday, 06:33 in Regional North West

Peel Brow School receive national recognition for school meals

A RAMSBOTTOM primary school has received national recognition for the meals it serves up for its pupils. Staff from Peel Brow School attended the EDUcatering Excellence Awards in London last week after being shortlisted for the Excellence in School...

Friday, 06:33 in Regional North West

Mum of Coronation Street Antony Cotton urges people to honour NHS's hidden heroes

THE mum of a Bury soap star is urging people to honour the hidden stars of their local health services. Edin Dunn - mother of Antony Cotton, who plays Sean Tully in Coronation Street - began volunteering with Bolton NHS Foundation Trust after...

Friday, 06:33 in Regional North West

Big-hearted volunteer receives prestigious Order of Mercy medal for 40 years service at The Fed's...

A BIG-hearted volunteer has been celebrated with prestigious medal for her decades of service at The Fed in Prestwich. Roz Harris has received the Order of Mercy medal in recognition of her 40 years of dedicated voluntary work at the Heathlands...

Friday, 06:33 in Regional North West

Rotary Club of Radcliffe in bid to save Santa's sleigh

ROTARIANS are vying for a £10,000 grant to help them continue providing a festival treat to residents year on year. The Rotary Club of Radcliffe is in need of a new sleigh for their Santa rounds — which generate some £8,000 to enable the Club to carry...

Friday, 06:33 in Regional North West

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