Local News

Blackpool bike ride a success for A.B.C

posted by: M44 - Thursday 13th November, 2008

click here to enlargeSixteen young boxers took to the pedal to help raise money for new equipment at Irlam Amateur Boxing Academy .

Around 600 was raised by the Academy members, all aged between 10 and 16 on their 50 mile fundraising cycle ride from the Irlam club to Blackpool.

They took turns in the cycle relay, while the others recharged their batteries in the support mini bus which followed the cyclists on their route.

They completed the task in just over 6 hours and then enjoyed a fun packed evening at Blackpool Pleasure Beach before spending the night under canvas at Highbank Farm, Poulton Le Fylde.

Organiser and boxing coach Gary Booth said 'As well as raising funds for the gym, the cycle ride and camping was also about team building and keeping fit. The youngsters are all committed to their boxing and to be able to give them a rewarding, yet physically hard challenge, was just brilliant.'

External Links (more info)


National News

Sam Allardyce 'deeply disappointed' to leave England role
Sam Allardyce says he is "deeply disappointed" to have left his role as England football manager after 67 days and one match in charge.

Labour conference: Jeremy Corbyn to urge end to 'trench warfare'
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is to tell the party end the "trench warfare" and prepare for an early general election when he delivers his conference speech.

Fewer drivers on mobile phones 'caught by police'
The number of drivers caught using a mobile phone behind the wheel has almost halved in four years, the BBC can reveal.

Police bail restriction plans 'dangerous'
Government plans to restrict the use of bail in England and Wales for suspects who have not been charged are "dangerous", policing experts say.

Junior doctors await court decision over contract
Junior doctors wait to hear whether the High Court in England will agree to stop the government imposing a new contract.

World War Two spy's row with wife 'almost ruined D-Day'
A row between a British double agent and his wife during World War Two almost compromised D-Day operations, newly released MI5 files show.

Dalzell steelworks in Motherwell to formally reopen
First minister Nicola Sturgeon is due to formally reopen Scotland's last major steelworks in Lanarkshire.

Weak pound helps 'boost' Scottish tourist industry
A survey suggests business confidence in Scotland has shown signs of improvement, with the weak pound helping boost the tourist industry.

Indian donors prevented from giving blood over malaria fears
More than 150 people are prevented from giving blood at an event in Belfast aimed at encouraging people from the Indian community to donate.

MP Natalie McGarry charged with fraud offences
Glasgow East MP Natalie McGarry is charged by police with fraud offences.

Garden ponds 'playing role' in frog disease spread
Garden ponds are playing a role in the spread of deadly frog diseases across the UK, a study suggests.

Nottingham anti-begging posters banned by advertising authority
Anti-begging posters published by a council are banned by the Advertising Standards Authority for "reinforcing negative stereotypes".

Sam Allardyce: FA chairman Greg Clarke explains why England manager had to go
Sam Allardyce has left his post as England manager by mutual agreement with the Football Association after one match and 67 days in charge.

Corbyn on Trident: 'I want to see a nuclear-free world'
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says he is not a supporter of nuclear weapons amid questions about Trident renewal.

Evans pays tribute to Sir Terry Wogan at memorial service
Chris Evans pays tribute to Sir Terry Wogan at a celebratory memorial service.

Huge blue topaz stone on loan to Natural History Museum
A blue topaz stone, thought to be the largest-ever, is to go on permanent loan to the Natural History Museum in London.

Alton Towers victim: 'I used to be confident'
Alton Towers victim Chanda Chauhan was sitting in the second row of the Smiler carriage with her daughter when it crashed.

William and Kate visit rainforest on Canada tour
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited a rainforest as part of their eight-day tour of Canada.

'I was abandoned by my husband'
Wives in South Asia are being used and abandoned by the British Asian men that marry them. "Sunita" shares her story.

BBC News Channel
Britain's most-watched news channel, delivering breaking news and analysis all day, every day.

Did she do it again? Britney's first UK show since 2011
Pop star Britney Spears stages a stripped-down version of her Las Vegas show in her first UK concert since 2011.

Morecambe and Wise statue to be unveiled in Blackpool
A statue of comedy legends Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise will be unveiled in their "spiritual home" of Blackpool in October.

'Shamed' Sam Allardyce on every front page - newspaper review
From the Financial Times to the Daily Star, the face of Sam Allardyce - now no longer England's football coach - dominates Wednesday's newspapers.

'Seething fury'
First Nations use a royal tour to push for political action on social issues and say there is "seething fury" over the slow course of change.

Grown men cried
A year after the last steel mill on Teesside shut its doors, how has the community been coping?

No apprentice
Lord Sugar has said he would like the BBC to commission a new programme focusing on the progress of past winners of The Apprentice.

Something in the water?
Every day 320 million litres of water travels 73 miles from Wales to Birmingham to fill kettles, baths and boilers. But why does it come so far?

Bras, bums and beauty
Adverts claiming to understand the experiences of modern women can be a risky strategy. Here are five very different campaigns that consumers either loved or hated.

Still a stronghold?
Oldham has traditionally been an electoral stronghold for Labour, but the party is facing a mounting challenge from UKIP.

In pictures
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are in Canada with their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, for a royal tour, five years after they first visited the country as newly-weds.

Famous front doors
It's not just Harry Potter's house which had come on the market - here are some ordinary homes with extraordinary screen presence.

Yacht or not?
Conservative MP Jake Berry has called for the Royal Yacht Britannia to be brought back into service to help the UK strike trade deals.


Local News Search

Past Local News Articles

Can you help find Arthur?

posted: Wednesday 21st December, 2011

Defibshop aims to put heart in the community

posted: Thursday 9th June, 2011

Moss Farm Fisheries on the up

posted: Wednesday 27th April, 2011

Kingsland spends 1m on wine cellar

posted: Saturday 23rd April, 2011


posted: Wednesday 26th January, 2011

Grid thefts leave public at risk

posted: Monday 18th October, 2010

Victory for protesters after Barton Moss U-turn.

posted: Monday 8th March, 2010

Kingsland's high spirits

posted: Tuesday 2nd March, 2010

NuLife Glass moves HQ to Irlam

posted: Monday 1st February, 2010

Salford plans to build on Green Belt Land

posted: Wednesday 9th December, 2009

Sad farewell to true hero

posted: Friday 4th September, 2009

Port Salford gets green light

posted: Friday 24th July, 2009

Port Salford decision delayed.

posted: Thursday 23rd April, 2009

Video row case dropped.

posted: Friday 5th December, 2008

Stadium built by 2010 say Reds

posted: Friday 28th November, 2008

Bowling event saved by Steelworks Club

posted: Wednesday 26th November, 2008

Blackpool bike ride a success for A.B.C

posted: Thursday 13th November, 2008

Councillor Houlton defends his absence

posted: Friday 24th October, 2008

Hornets go 'full monty' for the girls

posted: Thursday 16th October, 2008

Improvements planned for local motorway junction

posted: Friday 10th October, 2008

Two car smash at Co-op

posted: Saturday 27th September, 2008

Honeymoon hero saves two lives

posted: Friday 26th September, 2008

Hornets look for level playing field

posted: Thursday 18th September, 2008

New plans for Salford Reds stadium

posted: Thursday 18th September, 2008


click here for more details click here for more details

Local News from the Web


Got a Local News story?

if you would like to add a story to M44
please get in-touch via our enquiry form on the contact page