Church’s Claim in Nelson’s Big Plan

A claim has been made by the Nelson Methodist Circuit for a Methodist church to be established in the new Nelson housing area, which is still in the planning stage. This was stated by Mr. W. Farrow, a junior Methodist steward, at a rally in Railway-street Church, on Tuesday evening….

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Rural Rate Increases Likely

Rate increases from 4d. to 1s. 1d. in the 20 parishes of the Burnley Rural district were recommended by the Finance Committee of the R.D.C. on Thursday. If the recommendations are approved next month, Highham’s rate will rise by 1s. 1d. to 15s. 9d., and the smallest increase will be…


Council Clash Over Transfer of Cinema Powers

Critics asks: Have there been complaints? Discussed by Burnley Town Council on Wednesday night, a minute withdrawing from the Borough Justices their powers and duties under the 1909 Cinematograph Act inferred “incompetence or dissatisfaction,” declared Councillor E. Brooks (himself a magistrate), moving that the minute should be referred back. The…


Nelson’s Gala Win

Nelson entertained Blackburn in a North Lancashire League fixture at the Nelson Baths on Saturday evening, and gained two points by winning five events to three in the medley competition. Nelson easily won both ladies’ and men’s squadron races, but Blackburn triumphed at polo by five goals to one after…


Padiham Lead – Then Lose

Darwen 3, Padiham 2 Padiham lost their combination Cup game at Darwen last evening by the odd goal in five after Brindle had given them the lead after seven minutes. Darwen led 3-1 at the interval, after which Padiham made a spirited reply, Rearden scoring following constant pressure.


Another Suggestion

Mr. Colwell says that another suggestion for a different site was then put to the association who pointed out that several substantial disadvantages existed and invited the Council to consider four counter-suggestions designed to deal with Winterbourne and also the demand for plots in other areas in the town. The…


Allotments Association’s Reaction To Latest Move

The proposal of Lewes Town Council’s Allotment Committee to seek compulsory purchase of 5 ¼ acres of land fronting on to Cockshute-road-which the Council referred back for further consideration at their meeting on Wednesday last week – “has stirred the civic conscience in a fashion noticeably absent on previous occasions…

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War Over this Summer – But no Winner

The Korean War will “fold up” this summer, but no one will win. There will be no final conclusion in the military sense. That is the impression gained by the Bishop of Leeds (Dr. J.C. Heenan) in a 35,000 mile, three-month tour of the Far East, including Korea and Malaya….


Children Who Are Poor at Counting

Older children in junior schools read more widely and write more freely than ten years ago, but they cannot count so well. In Arithmetic the level is still below pre-war. These conclusions reached by inspectors are contained in the Ministry of Education’s Report for 1949, published this afternoon. Commenting on…


Trade Talks Hitch; Britain Unable to Offer Enough Coal

London correspondents of the Stockholm Press today reported a serious hitch in the two-week-old Anglo-Swedish trade talks in London “because Britain is unable to offer Sweden sufficient coal for next year.” All the correspondents said that Britain had sent Sweden only 950,000 tons of the 1,350,000 tons of coal and…

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