BURNLEY captain Tom Heaton is targeting the Championship’s top spot after helping the Clarets extend their unbeaten league run to seven games.
THE North West Air Ambulance was called to Nelson after a man suffered a fall.
OUR Rovers reporter looks back at some of the key talking points from the Riverside Stadium draw on Saturday.
A MAJOR road going though Burnley was closed off following a crash involving a car and a motorbike.
TODAY is the start of the celebrations for Chinese New Year.
AN Australian man is attempting to return home World War One medals won by a young East Lancashire soldier who died in battle 100 years ago.
MESMERISING magician Benjamin Dickson pulled a rabbit out of a hat to lift the 2016 Grab title, the Ribble Valley’s inter-schools talent contest.
A 45 YEAR OLD man who went into the dentists to ask if his false teeth were ready stole three electric toothbrushes while the receptionist wasn't looking.
VALENTINE'S Day can be a romantic time of year for many, or it can be a time of panic and last minute scrambling.
NOMINATIONS for the Burnley Community Sports Awards are now open and people can put forward their local sporting heroes.
RESIDENT'S lives are being made a 'misery' because of 'disrespectful and disgusting' fly tipping, councillors have said.
A MOSQUE in Burnley opened its doors to non-Muslim residents yesterday as part of a national initiative to improve community cohesion and offer a better understanding of Islam in Britain.
THE oldest woman in East Lancashire celebrated her 109th birthday on Saturday surrounded by her family, presents and plenty of cake.
IT was a case of good things come to those who wait as hundreds braved the cold and wet conditions to see the Flying Scotsman steam through East Lancashire.
JORDI Gomez’s dream debut goal; David Nugent’s heartbreaking equaliser, and Hope Akpan agonising late miss. Here are the highlights from Saturday’s Riverside Stadium draw...
TRIBUTES have been paid to a loving father who served 35 years in the Special Constabulary trying to make the community safer for his family.
A YOUNG heart patient who has endured a life-time of operations has pledged to walk from his home town of Blackburn to Samlesbury and back to raise money for the hospital which saved his life.
PLANS to reopen a historic swimming baths in Haslingden have been setback after it was discovered that the roof was leaking.
Police are appealing for a driver to come forward after a collision left a woman with shattered kneecap. The incident took place on December 3rd 2015 between 5.30pm and 5.45pm, on Greenhead Avenue at the junction with Fountains Avenue in…
WE deliver our Rovers player ratings from the Riverside Stadium draw.
BLACKBURN Rovers’ Under-21 Premier League Division Two match at home to Aston Villa this afternoon has been postponed because of a waterlogged clash.
A financial planner with East Lancashire firm Cassons Financial Planning Limited is celebrating after gaining chartered status.
IT says everything about Rovers’ performance that the initial feeling when leaving the Riverside Stadium and into the bleak wind and rain was one of disappointment.
INSTANT fan favourite Jordi Gomez has no doubt that Blackburn Rovers will start climbing the table if they repeat the performance they produced at joint leaders Middlesbrough.
MEMORIES of years of splashing around and poolside fun have been brought down to dust this week after the demolition of Waves began.
A POLICE officer was bitten by a man he was trying to arrest in Colne.
SEAN Dyche hailed the resilience of his side after they moved to within a point of the Championship summit.
AT half-time of this tight, tense, tussle between two of the best sides in the Championship Andy Payton, a prolific goalscorer for Burnley and Hull, was introduced to the crowd to applause from all four sides of Turf Moor.
FIREFIGHTERS were called to a serious house fire in Blackburn thought to have been started by an unattended candle.
A MUM has described her baby son’s miracle recovery after he suffered a heart attack two days before his first birthday.
AN APPEAL has been launched by police after a man was allegedly caught on CCTV stealing cash from a charity box.
A MAN suffered a fractured jaw after being attacked by up to five men armed with a weapon in his Darwen home, police said.
A TEENAGER who raided the home of an 86-year-old woman in Accrington has been sentenced to 16 months behind bars.
MARIE WAREING Janice, Robert and Julie would like to express their sincere thanks to all relatives, friends and neighbours for their cards of condolence and kind words received at this sad time. Also a big thank you for the many donations, in lieu of…
JOHN ERIC (Jack) CARTER On Friday 5th February 2016 at his home with his family by his side, Jack in his 92nd year, much loved husband of the late Vera, loving father of David, Eric and the late John loving grandad and great grandad and father in law…
JEAN MARY HARTLEY Peacefully on 30th January 2016 at Oakfield Nursing Home, Forton, Preston, Jean Mary Hartley, aged 84 years, dearly loved wife of the late Donald Garside Hartley, loved mother of Julie, Cathy, David and Paul, loved grandmother and…
JACK WADDINGTON Peacefully in hospital on 4th February 2016 with his four sons by his side Jack aged 84 years of Clayton-le-Moors. The devoted husband of the late Eileen, loving dad of Steven, Ken, Paul, Simon and the late Susan, a cherished grandad…
PAUL ANTONY TAYLOR Suddenly following a long illness at the Royal Blackburn Hospital on 30th January 2016, Paul aged 50 years of Great Harwood and formerly of Rishton. The dear son of Albert and the late Joyce, loving and much loved husband of…
MARJORIE LOWE (nee Hodgson) On 1st February after a short illness in hospital, Marjorie aged 80 years of Roe Lee Blackburn, much loved wife of the late Bill, dearly loved mother of Peter, mother-in-law of Pauline, treasured sister of Muriel,…
MAY (Alice) JEPSON On Monday 1st February 2016 suddenly at her home, May aged 87 years. The dearly loved wife of Allan, much loved mum of Mark and the late David, mother-in-law of Susan and Petrina, also a loving grandma of Alexandra, Philippa and…
KAZIMIERA KATOLIK (KATIE) Passed away peacefully on Tuesday 2nd February 2016, aged 77 years. The dearly loved wife of Ted, devoted mama to Magda & Janek, a cherished babcia to Anastazia & Natalia, loving mother-in-law to Mark, sister to…