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Arms Jobs For Local Firms – A bigger call for skilled workers

Councilor W. Smith, J.P., who is secretary of the Burnley District branch of the Amalgamated Engineering Union, said this week, when presiding at a meeting of the Burnley and District Employment Committee, that many factories in the area would be concerned with re-armament and re-equipment , and this necessitated certain highly-skilled preliminary work and jobs…

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M.P.’s Query On Supply Of Phones

In the House of Commons this week, Mr. Richard Fort, Conservative M.P. for Clitheroe Division, asked the Postmaster-General whether the telephone facilities in the Blackburn Area (which includes Burnley) will be increased sufficiently in 1951 to bring the supply of telephones expressed as a percentage of the demand for them in that area into line…

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Parents Can Help – Keeping Death out of the water

The months of April and May have been found in past years to be danger months for drowning accidents in the canals and lodges in Burnley, says Mr. T. D. Anderson, Burnley Baths Superintendent, and, with Easter falling early this year, it is expected that this danger will be prevalent when the school holidays start…

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Close our Restaurant Dept? —NO, says a Labor councilor

“The opposition tell you this department (the Restaurants) must be closed. Whether they are expecting a cheap sale, as they have done in the past, I don’t know, but it is our intention to continue,” said Councilor F. L. Turner, speaking of last week’s Town Council debate on the Restaurant Sub-committee in the report to…

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SWIFTS AND TOWN HAD GOOD SEASONS

The wind-up of the soccer season was notable for a splendid 4-1 win by Heybridge Swifts over Old Chelmsfordians in the semi-final of the Burnham Charity Cup at Lawford Lane. Swifts play the final at Buenham to-morrow, kick-off 3.0. Their opponents are Battlesbridge. The game with the O.C.’s showed the Swifts back in their best…

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AWSWORTH FARM SOLD

Manor Farm, Awsworth, has been sold in three lots by Messrs. Turner, Fletcher and Essex of Notthingham. The farmhouse (with vacant possession shortly), the paddock stockyard pond and two fields realized £1,950. A 12 ½ acre field close to Awsworth village was sold for £375, and a 20-acre field with access to Main-street, Awsworth, fetched…

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NEW SCOTTISH COMPANIES

Joint stock companies registered in Scotland this week included:- Hay & Robertson (Dunfermline), Ltd, manufacturers of and dealers in textile fabric, spinners, dyers, Subscribers, William B. Robertson, Colton, Dunfermline, and Angus Robertson, Bonnyton, Dunfermline. Capital – £100 in 50 shares of £1 each and 250 shares of 4s each. H. J. Scott (Rosyth), Ltd., chemists,…

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EVENING THE BURDEN

Raising of rents of pre-war council houses, which has started in Devon and may become more pronounced with the passage of time, will probably arouse protests. But it can be justified. The rents of these houses were never entirely sufficient to cover interest on the capital that had to be borrowed and meet the cost…

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INSTOW TOURISTS MISS FRONT

The suggestion that the two main roads through Instow should be converted into a major roundabout, so that traffic going from Barnstaple to Bideford should use the high road and traffic in the opposite direction should pass via the Front, was made at last week’s meeting of Instow Parish Council. The district surveyor is being…

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MR. SPENDER FOR U.K.

Australian External Affairs Minister, Mr. Percy Spender, left Singapore by air to-day for London and later, the United States. Last night he had an informal conference with R.A.F., Royal Australian Air Force and Army commanders.