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COUNCILLORS have given the go-ahead for an entertainment licence to be granted to a Clayton-le-Moors pub. But officials at The Volunteer, on Whalley Road, will have to re-apply for the licence in six month's time after complaints from residents. The pub's owner, Peter Jones, applied to put on entertainment between 7pm and 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays, with karaoke on Sundays between 1pm and 7pm. Hyndburn Council's Judicial Committee granted a six-month licence but said that complaints from those living nearby about noise vibrations and trouble from people leaving the pub would have to be addressed. Residents had called for better soundproofing at the pub. Mr Jones said that he would inform the managers at the pub about the problem and ask them to put up signs asking customers to be aware of the neighbours. Granting a temporary six-month licence, vice-chairman Coun-cillor Peter Britcliffe: "We are concerned about the complaints, which would appear to relate to management problems at the pub. We're also concerned about the vibrations and the noise levels. We want you to consult with our environmental health people to see how some of these problems may be overcome."

FORMER lorry driver Thomas Lynch has won a top award while studying at the University of Central Lancashire. Mr Lynch, 41, of Atlas Street, Clayton-le-Moors, has won £500 plus a certificate after his tutors entered him for a competition run by the Centre for Health Studies and Practice at Kings College, London. Mr Lynch, who is studying for his master's degree in health, wrote a prize-winning essay entitled Experiential Learning. Last year he gained a first class honours degree in health studies at the Preston University. He worked for Gilbraith Tankers in Clayton-le-Moors for 18 years before embarking on an academic career and he and his wife Beverley, 41, have two children Gary, 21 and Rebecca, 18.

THE Clayton-based Dunkenhalgh Beavers are jumping for joy after winning an eight-a-side football competition for the first time. The Beavers beat a team from 2nd Baxenden 3-0 on Sunday after taking part in a Round Robin contest involving a number of other Beavers groups from throughout the borough. The successful team now goes forward to represent Hyndburn in the North West section of the challenge, which is to be held in a few weeks' time. Lewis Burke, Jack Edgar, Thomas Collins, Jack Walsh, Lewis Thompson, Matthew Hanson, Jack Fowler, Sam Jones, Simon Dew and Sam Cook make up the squad.

MOUNT Pleasant Primary School, Clayton, was the venue for a musical workshop. Young members of an area choir made up of children from Mount Pleasant and also St Mary's RC School, Clayton, Altham Primary School and Benjamin Hargreaves School, Accrington, took part. The choir is to join other young singers in a concert at the Guild Hall, Preston, in May. Meanwhile, the choir's conductor, Mrs Fiona Watson, is anxious to recruit more singers from primary schools. Anyone interested can contact her on 232046.


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