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Meat Library Grand Opening this Saturday! Celebrate with us this Saturday for the opening of Neilby Meat Library (next to the Mouthwash Discount Warehouse on Neilby High Street). Up to 8 weeks rental (online renewal available) on: *Black/White Pudding *Rack of Ribs *Matured Steak & much, much more! Quote Advert Code: 6785 and the first […]

Celebrity opens supermarket for 58th day in a row

The actor and author Tony Robinson travelled to Folylake for the 58th morning in a row today to open the now not-so-new Morrison’s supermarket on Corvette Street. After greeting deputy manager Andy Circus, the 67 year old former ‘Blackadder’ star wearily cut the red ribbon spanning the shop’s front entrance, got back into his car […]

Stage version of “Goodfellas” to feature all child cast

In homage to the classic Alan Parker musical “Bugsy Malone”, local theatre group W-WADS (West Wickle Amateur Dramatics Society) has announced that their spring production will be a stage version of gangster epic “Goodfellas”, featuring exclusively child actors. ‘It’s going to be quite a challenge,’ says producer Colin Henry VIII. ‘They always say never to […]

Woman says she won’t be spending redundancy money opening cupcake shop

Former council employee Irene Mounts, 55, has announced this week that she won’t be spending any of her £40,000 redundancy payout on opening a cupcake shop on Neilby high street. The shop won’t be called ‘Irene’s Fun Fancies’ or ‘Cup Cakes4U’, and they will not be offering cake decorating classes for all the family on […]

Statue of famous hangman unveiled

Crowds flocked to Folylake sea front on Sunday to see Liverpool comedian Ken Dodd unveil the North West’s latest tourist attraction and photo opportunity: a statue of one of Wickle’s most famous sons, the hangman Jim ‘Trapdoor’ Travers. The bronze sculpture depicts the executioner inspecting the knot on his favourite noose “Ol’ Chokey”. Jim’s ‘other […]

Schoolboy’s dad beats darts world champion Phil Taylor in match at local pub

12 year old Ryan Cheetos was jubilant yesterday at the news his father Steve, 39, had beaten 16 times World Darts champion Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor in a one off 3 leg match played the previous evening at his family’s local pub, The Jockey’s Rest.  Unusually for a player of Taylor’s stature, he was in […]

Comedy Straight Man Museum unveils Tommy Cannon exhibition

Wickle’s Comedy Straight Man Museum will present a new exhibition this Friday featuring the life and career of Oldham comic, Tommy Cannon.  It will be the first time the doors have opened to the public since the £12 million 4th floor renovation took place. Senior curator Matt Sharp oversaw the exhibition’s installation.  The centrepiece is […]