Nightclubs to close in Wales under post-Christmas Covid restrictions

Wales is set to see a return to tighter Covid restrictions after Christmas following an increase in Omicron cases in the UK. The Prime Minister announced a mix of advice for the Christmas period as well as new regulations to be followed under a “two-phase plan”. Nightclubs will be closed …

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Blackburn Rovers hit by Covid outbreak with player testing positive

Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray has confirmed that a player and staff member have tested positive for Covid-19. The player in question has reportedly tested positive after the return trip from Bournemouth and had three close contacts. Of those contacts, two of the players are eligible to feature this weekend …

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Burnley players bring festive joy to patients and staff at Pendleside Hospice

Jay Rodriguez of Burnley has a very personal connection to Pendleside Hospice. This is where her grandfather received treatment before he passed away last year at the age of 76. The forward is now the center’s ambassador and, along with Burnley Women’s player Sarah Agger, has paid a special seasonal …

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Blackpool Winter Gardens admits drop in ticket sales after plan B announcement

One of Lancashire’s most popular event spaces has seen a mixed response from visitors, since the government’s Covid Plan B guidelines were announced last week. Blackpool Winter Gardens have a busy Christmas events schedule and although it is confident it will remain open during the holiday season, the new guidelines …

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Live: M6, M55, M65, M61 and Lancashire traffic updates for December 15, 2021

Welcome to the LancsLive Traffic Blog where you will find the latest updates from all over Lancashire. LancsLive will be keeping an eye on Lancashire’s extensive motorway network as well as the A and B routes. We will also be taking a look at the railway lines and general traffic …

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National Semiconductor Manufacturing Bill co-sponsored by Blackburn, Portman

Amid the global semiconductor technology shortage that has caused major disruption for a wide range of American industries, including Tennessee manufacturers, American senses Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Rob Portman (R- OH) introduced a bipartisan bill that would strengthen US semiconductor production and supply chains. On December 7, Senators co-sponsored the …

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Pendle Child Christmas Card Presented to the Prime Minister

Every year, MP Pendle holds a contest through local elementary schools for students to create his Christmas card. This year’s winner, six-year-old Elliott Laurie of St Joseph’s Catholic Elementary School in Barnoldswick, was chosen from hundreds of entries from 13 local schools. Elliott received a prize of his choice up …

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Stalmine primary school celebrates its 150th anniversary

To mark the occasion, staff and students at Mill Lane School dressed in Victorian costume for a special themed day on Monday, dating back to its earliest times in 1871. They explored old school diaries, punishment books, black and white photographs, old school finances, and old newspaper articles. The children …

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Union in pay warning to Financial Conduct Authority over restructuring

The unions have officially written to the chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) out of fears that an ongoing restructuring could lower workers’ take-home wages. Unite the union, which is seeking legal recognition from the city’s regulator, said there were “serious concerns” over the consultation which is expected …

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Blackburn and Darwen brass band perform Christmas carols on Pendle Hill as part of fundraiser

Members of a marching band braved the weather to play Christmas carols atop Pendle Hill. Blackburn and Darwen Brass Band climbed the 557-meter-high hill on Saturday to offer fellow climbers Christmas carols as part of their ‘Big Tuba’ call. The Pendle Hill event, which hoped to raise £ 50, raised …

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