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  • NOSTALGIA PHOTOS: Dick Emery on screen and on stage in Sussex

    May 17, 2018 7:03 AM

    Actor and comedian Dick Emery was hugely popular in the 1960s and 1970s. He was born Richard Gilbert Emery in 1915 and died in 1983 at 67 after a long career. He starred in shows such as The Dick Emery Show and Legacy Of Murder, a comedy television series which originally aired on the BBC in 1982. Glynn Edwards played Henchman in the series, and our action

  • Family criticise Royal Bolton Hospital after disabled toilets row

    May 17, 2018 5:03 AM 4

    A FATHER has complained after he took his son to visit his aunt in hospital and claimed they were told they could not use the disabled toilets. John Darbyshire and his 27-year-old son Ryan travelled to Royal Bolton Hospital from Lanark in Scotland to see Ryan's aunt. When they arrived at the hospital after the four-hour drive, Ryan, who is wheelchair-bound

  • 'Frustration' as felled trees around 3D Wedding Centre still not replaced

    May 17, 2018 5:02 AM 6

    BOSSES at a wedding venue in Daubhill have told of their frustration as residents criticise the felling of more than 100 trees. Asad Khan, manager at the 3D Centre in Bella Street, said he understood the complaints and confirmed that the business would be planting new trees and greenery but that plans could not begin until planning permission on a new fence

  • Bolton Health Players enjoy an Arabian adventure

    May 17, 2018 5:01 AM 6

    The sultry heat of Arabia brought some much needed warmth to a cold winter's evening in January 1992. Families enjoyed a performance from of Ali Baba and his Magic Travels, adapted from the popular Arabian Nights folk stories. The pantomime was performed by members of the Bolton Health Players. The production was their 14th festive production in the Deane

  • Japanese train departs 25 seconds early

    May 17, 2018 4:19 AM 11

    A Japanese rail company has apologised after a train left a station 25 seconds early, the second such case in months. The operator said the "great inconvenience we placed upon our customers was truly inexcusable". If the details are anything to go by, customers are faced with slipping standards: a train last November left 20 seconds early while this time it was a full 25 seconds

  • Thief targets disabled child in handbag theft in Westcliff

    May 17, 2018 4:00 AM

    A DISGRACEFUL thief stole a handbag off a disabled child’s wheelchair while her mother browsed in a charity shop. The theft could have had serious repercussions for ten-year-old Amelie as the bag contained her emergency medication and her mother had to push her along the road from Westcliff to Leigh. Tania Tibbles, 38, was out shopping with Amelie, who suffers

  • Italian jazz guitarist to thrill in Le Quartet

    May 16, 2018 7:00 PM 4

    THE unquestionably outstanding talents of virtuoso jazz guitarist Raffaele Bizzoca can be seen and heard up close and personal, when he brings together Le Quartet next Wednesday at the Railway Hotel. Joining Raffaele on classical guitar will be Jose Canha on double bass, Gary Hamilton on saxophone and Antonio Spina on percussion. Known to his friends

  • Barrence to meet No Good the Railway

    May 16, 2018 5:30 PM 4

    IT'LL be a double helping of big vocals, blues and soul at the Railway Hotel this Friday night, when A No Good Woman and the Kingsnakes supports the legendary Barrence Whitfield and the Savages. The Southend band, fronted by singer Dawnette Fessey, will be supporting the US powerhouse band from Boston, from 8pm, when they stop off on their Soul Flowers

  • France rejects plan to introduce its first age of sexual consent, sparking fury by campaigners

    May 16, 2018 12:15 PM 7

    French MPs have decided against introducing an age of sexual consent, sparking criticism from campaigners. France's lower house of parliament voted to toughen laws on the rape of minors but stopped short of setting a legal age of consent. A bill had been proposed which suggested a legal age of consent set at 15, but this was rejected after a heated debate

  • Owner of two cars speaks of terror after arson attack in Brighton

    May 16, 2018 10:30 AM 4

    THE owner of two cars has spoken of his terror after an arsonist torched both. Two fire engines were dispatched to the scene in Woburn Place, Brighton, shortly after midnight on Monday. Police said someone set fire to the first car, a black hatchback, and the fire spread to a red vehicle parked next to it. The owner, who asked not to be named, said: “I am absolutely