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Proposals have been announced by Castlebrook High School that they intend to re-build the school main building on a new, adjacent site and demolish the current building. Citing the need for newer and more modern facilities, the plans include a new building, new car parking but retaining the existing sports block, construction centre and all-weather […]

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National Libraries Day – 6 February 2016

by Steve Middleton on 5 February, 2016

There are a large number of events on National Libraries Day this Saturday (6 February 2016). At our very own Unsworth Library on Sunny Bank Road we have the Library Wall of Love. Come and tell us what you love about your library. Leave a lovely message on our display telling everyone what it is […]

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Nick’s letter on outcome of Tuition Fees vote

by Steve Middleton on 9 December, 2010

Dear Steve, Today’s vote on Higher Education funding was one of the hardest things we have had to do in politics. I know that there are strong and passionately held views on all sides of the debate, which I very much respect. And of course I understand why many in our party wish we could […]

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Big Brother database will ruin peoples lives

by Steve Middleton on 20 June, 2009

While reading The Daily Mail the other day I was disturbed to read that Britain’s Information Commissioner (Richard Thomas) has said he has serious concerns about a system being launched in October for the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA). The database will record criminal convictions of the 11 million adults who work with children, but also any so-called “soft intelligence” […]

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