IF TONY Mowbray’s first foray in front of the media as Blackburn Rovers head coach is anything to go by, we may well need to sharpen the pencils and create plenty of space on the dictaphones.
NEW Blackburn Rovers head coach Tony Mowbray had no reservations about taking the post at Ewood Park - even though he has not spoken with the club's owners Venky's.
A MAN who murdered his ex-wife has lost appeals over a £1.5million ruling in favour of her sister and two of his sons.
A HISTORIC former church is to host a major beer festival on St George’s weekend.
STEVEN Defour has returned to training with Burnley but remains absent for the trip to Hull City, as does Johann Berg Gudmundsson after tweaking a medial ligament against Lincoln City.
WE bring you live updates from Brockhall as Tony Mowbray is officially unveiled as the new Blackburn Rovers boss.
PASSENGERS are to get a £4.6million fleet of 30 new buses specially tailored to their requirements.
THE Ribble Valley has been named the sixth best place in the UK to live.
A 15-YEAR-OLD boy riding his off-road motorcycle on a street knocked a little girl off her bike.
STORM Doris has caused havoc across the UK as trees fall and roads are flooded in East Lancashire.
PLANS to build 31 houses in Burnley have been given the go-ahead.
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FORMER Blackburn Rovers defender Gary Croft believes former team-mate Tony Mowbray will ‘bring order’ to Ewood Park after being appointed as head coach yesterday.
BARROWFORD skier Charlotte Holmes made it a sensational week for her family with victory at the 2017 English Alpine Championships on Wednesday in Bormio.
A £50 reward is being offered by Hyndburn Council for people who help catch dog owners who fail up to clear their pets’ mess.
What do you make of the appointment of Tony Mowbray as Blackburn Rovers’ head coach?
FORMER Blackburn Rovers midfielder David Bentley has hit out at owners Venky's after another managerial change at Ewood Park.
A FLORIST and second-hand car salesman has insisted he had no idea his business associate had taken part in a £185,000 post office raid before he agreed to give him a lift.
PARKING charges in the centre of Todmorden are set to be decreased, it has been announced.
TWO of Burnley's four Premier League away wins have come at the KCOM Stadium, the most recent of which saw Danny Ings hit the winner.
CONSERVATIVE politicians will tonight make a last-ditch attempt to scupper controversial plans to redevelop a town square as a memorial to the Accrington Pals.
TONY Mowbray arrives at Blackburn Rovers in a not too dissimilar position to the one he inherited at his last club, Coventry City, in March 2015.
TWO lanes were closed on the M65 this morning after a car hit the central reservation.
THE winds and rain of Storm Doris have hit East Lancashire this morning.
IT will be 13 years this year since G4 first came to the public's attention when the classical crossover group caused a sensation on X Factor.
A NEW show heading to Oswaldtwistle Civic Arts Centre next month will take the audience back to the Sixties in style.
DANCEFLOOR groovers Jeramiah Ferrari make a triumphant return to the Ribble Valley next Saturday as the headline act for charity music show Hey Clitheroe.
THE tale of the humble orange seller who won the heart of a king is one of the great true stories from British history.
THIRTY two food outlets in Lancashire currently have a zero rating for food hygiene — meaning urgent improvement is necessary.
TWO sisters were forced to beat their brother with steel-toed boots and stilettos by their bully of a stepfather, a jury has been told.
FOR Simon Rix and the rest of the Kaiser Chiefs returning to arena shows is always something to look forward to.
GRAHAM Bickley admits he’s got a challenge on his hands when he steps out on stage at the Bridgewater Hall next Sunday in the show Celebrate Sinatra.
A MUM has thanked doctors for their help and support after her three-year-old son was treated in hospital for a potentially life-threatening episode.
A 27-YEAR-OLD man who borrowed his ex-partner’s phone to call for a taxi launched it at her after accessing her Facebook account.
NEW Blackburn Rovers head coach Tony Mowbray says his first objective is to ensure Championship survival but insists he will work to bring a new football identity to Ewood Park.
GEORGE Boyd has called on Burnley to all but secure their safety over the next month as they prepare to embark on a crucial run of four successive away games.
A CHILD rapist who fled to Pakistan to evade justice has been jailed for almost 10 years.
DAVID Lowe is Blackburn Rovers’ new assistant manager but fans could be forgiven for knowing very little about the 51-year-old despite him having been at Ewood for six years.
THE ‘silver lining’ of Burnley’s FA Cup exit at the hands of non-league Lincoln City is that they can throw everything at the Premier League and reaching the target of survival as quickly as possible, believes James Tarkowski.
A MAN said he ‘feared for the lives’ of drivers when he said he witnessed a motorist overtake his car and five others, narrowly avoiding oncoming traffic on the A59.
WHEN it came it was inevitable that it would be with a whimper rather than a bang, writes Simon Smith.
A DYING woman was given moments of joy during her final days when hospital staff brought in a therapy dog to give her comfort.
AN aeronautics graduate who raped an East Lancashire woman he met on a popular dating website has been jailed.
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