rat_curryTHE Gazette can reveal the dirtiest places to eat in Blackpool.

The Gazette names the 14 takeaways, restaurants and hotels across the resort which have received zero stars out of a possible five when they were visited by hygiene inspectors last year.

And Blackpool Council today called on them to “drive up standards” in order to bring their businesses up to scratch.

While most of the eateries we have named have either declined to comment or were uncontactable, staff at one premises claim it has cleaned up its act and say it fully expects to be given a higher rating the next time the inspectors come calling.

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Gladstone Primary school in Peterborough, which has 440 pupils, is dominated by students from the Punjab, with smaller groups from Afghanistan, Lithuania and Latvia.

But despite the language barrier the school has scored highly in its Ofsted reports and the headmaster sees bilingualism as an advantage.

Christine Parker, the head, told the Sunday Times: “More and more of the world is going bilingual.

“The culture at our school is not to see bilingualism as a difficulty.”

It is thought the school, in the immigration hotspot of the agricultural area of the Fens, is the only school with no pupils who speak English as a first language.

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forest_gate_robberyA 24-year-old man was updating his Oyster card at the ticket machine around 7pm on Saturday February 2 when another man approached him from behind.

He grabbed the victim’s neck in a sleeper hold, and dragged him to the ground, stealing his mobile phone and wallet.

The brave young victim followed the suspect on to a London-bound train and asked for his possessions back but the man walked off into another carriage and left the train.

British Transport Police released CCTV images on Monday from the Greater Anglia train and they are urging anyone who recognises the man to come forward.

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A taxi driver who got an underage teenage girl to perform a sex act on him, after driving her to an empty home in Peterborough, has lost an appeal to revoke his licence.

Mohammed Umar Anwar (31) of Sallows Road, Peterborough, appeared before Peterborough Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Wednesday) to appeal against Peterborough City Council’s decision to revoke his Hackney driver’s licence.

The council refused to renew Anwar’s licence in September last year, in the interests of public safety, after an incident where Anwar was flagged down by a 15-year-old girl stating she wanted to go to Orton but had no money.

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Valentine-Emmanuel-Onyeabor A man from Brent who went to prison for drug dealing has been arrested and sent back to jail for breaching the conditions of his release.

Valentine Emmanuel Onyeabor, 35, formerly of Winchelsea Road, was originally convicted of possession of heroin with intent to supply.

He was jailed for 70 months with a recommendation for deportation at Woolwich Crown Court on December 14, 2006.

Mr Onyeabor was released early on licence on November 14, 2008 but recalled to prison in January 2011 for breaching his licence conditions.

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Some 27,725 Romanians were arrested for offences in London over the past five years, Scotland Yard said, including 10 for murder and more than 140 for rape.

The figures, published under the Freedom of Information Act, will fuel fears of a crime wave when restrictions on workers from Romania and Bulgaria are lifted in January next year.

Romanians came second only to Poles, who accounted for 34,905 arrests, including 84 for murder and almost 130 for rape.

However, there were some 587,000 migrants born in Poland living in the UK in 2011, estimates from the Office for National Statistics showed, compared with 87,000 Romanians.

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Three men accused of abducting a 13-year-old girl and forcing her to become their sex slave have been convicted of sex and drug offences.

The girl was subjected to a string of assaults after being taken from London to Ipswich, Norwich Crown Court heard.

During the trial, jurors were told the men “set her up as a sex slave” and “used her for their pleasure”.

Surin Uddin, Mohammed Sheikh and Hamza Ali, all from east London, will be sentenced at a later date.

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