JOHN Coleman hailed his battling side for toughing it out in the duel of East Lancashire as Matty Pearson struck at the death to sink top flight neighbours Burnley and book a trip to the Olympic Stadium.
ACCRINGTON Stanley’s reward for their stunning EFL Cup second-round victory over Burnley is a last-32 clash at West Ham United – while Blackburn Rovers will make their way to Championship rivals Leeds United.
MATTY Pearson struck a last-minute extra-time winner to send to send Stanley through against Premier League neighbours Burnley.
WELCOME to the Wham Stadium as Accrington Stanley take on East Lancashire rivals Burnley in the EFL Cup.
A 22-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after a car and a bus collided in Blackburn this morning.
BEFORE the first team did it, Blackburn Rovers Academy battled back from two goals down to record their first victory of the Under-18 Premier League campaign.
OUR Rovers reporter Paul Wheelock picks out three talking points from last night's EFL Cup second-round extra-time victory over the Railwaymen.
A WOMAN was taken to hospital after being shot in the head as she delivered a pizza.
A PET shop in Colne has provided the Downing Street cat with a new collar after he was involved in a fight with his new neighbour.
CORRY Evans has been included in the Northern Ireland squad for their 2018 World Cup qualifier against Czech Republic in Prague on Sunday, September 4 despite not playing for Blackburn Rovers this season.
A BLACKBURN father and son have been left humbled after breaking the £100,000 mark with their fundraising karaoke singing videos.
PROMINENT football broadcaster Stan Collymore took to Twitter to comment on the lowest Blackburn Rovers home crowd for a league, FA Cup or League Cup match in 30 years.
RESIDENTS are to receive the opportunity to have their voices heard after the latest in the saga surrounding the £9million Clitheroe market development plans.
A BURGLAR who has been breaking into homes for 20 years has been locked up again on his birthday.
A DEAF teacher will become the first in Rossendale to offer students a degree course in British Sign Language.
THE Rovers Trust, official supporters trust for Blackburn Rovers, has today called on the club’s owners Venky’s to put the football club up for sale.
FOUR cars have been damaged in Clayton-le-Moors in the early hours of the morning.
PLANS to implement a new one-way system in Accrington town centre after the Bank Holiday weekend have been welcomed by councillors.
PLANS to sell off land near a school for housing and buy back an entertainments venue have caused a huge row in East Lancashire.
THE demolition of a business centre in Blackburn, to be replaced by temporary car parks, has prompted concern among retail leaders.
A LORRY driver on a 48 hour break in Cornwall assaulted a pub landlady when she broke up a fight between him and another man.
BLACKBURN MP Kate Hollern has written to the director of Blackburn Rovers Football Club expressing her concerns at how the club is being managed.
HUNDREDS of teenagers from across East Lancashire will be anxiously awaiting their GCSE results which will be published tomorrow.
Businesses taking important decisions are being warned to properly document meetings.
TWO East Lancashire museums facing the threat of closure could be saved after council bosses reached a deal to keep them open.
AFTER a successful run in the West End, the show based on the story of The Kinks has started its first UK tour in Manchester – and what a show it is!
A MUM-OF-THREE from Darwen said constant fly-tipping on her street has led to rats and left her scared to let her children play outside.
SHANE Duffy went from zero to hero as he scored an extra-time winner to send Rovers into the third round of the EFL Cup on a night of drama at a deserted Ewood Park.
BLACKBURN Rovers boss Owen Coyle praised his side’s character, but not their defending, after they battled back from two goals down to win their EFL Cup second-round clash at home to Crewe Alexandra 4-3 after extra-time.
A LANDMARK former mill owner’s mansion in Pendle could be converted into a prestige spa and boutique hotel with a Moroccan spa.
A 52-YEAR-OLD woman was taken to hospital after suffering a head injury yesterday.
HUNDREDS of mourners packed in to a Blackburn chapel to say an emotional goodbye to a teenager who died after suffering a fractured skull.
SEAN Dyche hopes people will accept Andre Gray’s apology for homophobic tweets as ‘authentic’ as the Burnley star was last night hit with a misconduct charge by the Football Association.
A FATHER who lost his baby girl to an aggressive form of cancer has thanked the public for its generous support after a foundation set up in her name reached its initial £100,000 target.
A MAJOR disturbance which erupted over allegations of shoddy building work was followed by a man involved being jailed days later for being a rogue roofer.
BRIAN ENTWISTLE On Saturday 20th August 2016, suddenly in the East Lancs Hospice, Blackburn, Brian aged 62 years, much loved dad and grandpop. Reposing in the Chapel of Rest, Mincing Lane, from where the cortege will leave for a 10:45 am service and…
DAVID JAMES PILKINGTON (Pilky) On Wednesday 17th August 2016, at Royal Blackburn Hospital, David aged 47 years, after a long illness sadly past away. A dearly loved son of the late Ernie and Assunta, brother, dad, grandad, uncle and cousin, and…
PEARL SYLVIA PEGG On Friday, 19th August, 2016, peacefully in hospital, Pearl, aged 93 years, formerly of Pilmuir Road, Blackburn. The dearly loved wife of the late Joseph, much loved mother of Peter, David and the late Irene and Terence, dear…
GEOFFREY F TAYLOR On Monday 8th August 2016, Geoffrey aged 84 years. A much loved Brother of Alan. A good friend to many who will be sadly missed and loved by all. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated at All Saints Church, Chorley on Tuesday 30th August…
PAUL HILTON Susan and all the family of Paul would like to express their most sincere thanks to all friends for cards, donations to the Hospice, kind expressions of sympathy and to all who attended Paul's funeral. A special thanks to Fr Leo Heakin…
DON ASHTON Passed away on 18.8.2016. Wonderful husband, father and grandad. A 2.15 pm service will take place at Pleasington Crematorium on Monday 5th September. Mourners are requested to wear football shirts or casual clothes. No flowers, donations…