“I DON'T know if I’d describe music as my life, but it’s been part of the path of everything because I’m living the dream right now,” says Merseyside singer-songwriter Brian Cummins who fronts Genesis tribute band The Carpet Crawlers.
I am sure many of you who know me, will agree that I regularly ascend to my soapbox. It is not always to herald positive news. However, in this case, it is to proclaim news, that is of a favourable and beneficial nature.
EAST Lancashire is home to two of the earliest youth hostels established by the Youth Hostel Association.
THE date is 1966 and today Bygones takes you behind the scenes of the Lancashire Evening Telegraph, the day Cilla Black paid a visit.
ALLEGATIONS of wife swapping parties taking place in Blackburn made the headlines today.
SOLDIERS stationed in India during the Second World War felt like a ‘forgotten army’.
WELL, September is here already, and that means the end of the summer (not that we had one!) but it’s not all bad, because the start of autumn means the start of a brand new wardrobe. I’m a great lover of layering and wearing coats and jackets,…
ST MARY’S College, Blackburn, is celebrating its 90th birthday this month.
A BLUE whale has been spotted about 250 miles off the south-west coast of Cornwall.
BROWSE through the ‘strange preacher’s book’ and pew rent books and view the life and times of an Oswaldtwistle church down the ages.
CONGRATULATIONS to our on site St Mary's Nursery who have yet again scored an OUTSTANDING Ofsted Inspection report!
NEW research has revealed that almost 4 in 10 (38%) SMEs are impacted immediately if there was an internet failure, and a further half (46%) said it would only take a day to have repercussions, resulting in substantial amounts being lost rather than…
THE vast majority of the UK’s small business owners believe that they should be running events to support their business objectives (88%), yet less than one in ten (8%) actually does.
The countdown to Breeze Challenge Lancashire is on, as Breeze Challenge Lancashire was officially launched at the event host location – Lancaster University.
AHEAD of Small Business Advice Week (31st August – 6th September), research by BSI (British Standards Institution) has revealed that almost half of SMEs (small and medium enterprises) don’t feel that their business is operating efficiently.
MARSHFIELD chairman Andrew Davidson has hailed Settle’s young guns after they lifted the Ribblesdale League’s Twenty20 crown.
IAN Wilkinson’s Tour of Britain dream is over after the Barnoldswick rider was forced out of next week’s race due to personal reasons.
ACCRINGTON Stanley suffered injury time heartbreak as Sean McConville’s missed spot kick gave League One Bury a 2-1 win at the Wham Stadium.
THESE are the faces of the shopping centre security guards who could save your life.
BURNLEY boss Sean Dyche has explained he sanctioned Jelle Vossen’s swift Turf Moor departure because of the striker’s family reasons.
EAST Lancashire school leaders have conflicting ideas about the benefits of students bringing their own smartphones and tablets into schools ahead of the new term.
LANCASHIRE County Council is reminding people to plan their journeys around delays expected when the Tour of Britain cycle race hits the county.
A CLITHEROE care home has been told it is not a safe environment.
CULLING badgers to tackle tuberculosis in cattle has cost the taxpayer £16.8 million in the past few years, or £6,775 for each animal killed, figures show.
POLICE have launched a manhunt after a customer was left with a broken jaw during an attack in a pub beer garden.
LUKAS Jutkiewicz could miss the rest of the season after being diagnosed with a cruciate knee ligament injury - Burnley's fifth such injury in the past 18 months.
BURNLEY’S new signing Joey Barton has offered to to meet the fan who threw a bottle at him to make sure it doesn’t happen again.
PAUL Heaton and Jacqui Abbott will kick off a UK tour with a date at Colne Muni on Wednesday, October 28.
IS it just us, or have there been more spiders than usual this summer?! According to reports, things are about to get worse...
BAXENDEN bride Jenna Wallis looked stunning on her wedding day, but her glorious gown hides a stunning secret..in her lifetime she’s literally eaten all the pies.
JAMES Bond is mysogynistic, sexist and lonely, according to actor Daniel Craig in the run-up to the new Bond movie, Spectre, which opens next month.
THE almost fanatical religious fervour we are witnessing from the anti-fracking (highly politicised?) campaigners raises questions about their hypocritical stance shown towards their everyday lives.
REAL ale used to be a drink popular with men, usually of a certain age.
MICRO breweries in East Lancashire are raising a glass to news that the craft beer industry is bubbling up at an amazing rate.
A BACUP mum who thought she would never bring her baby son home from hospital has raised over £1,000 for a meningitis charity by staging a family fun day.
A GIANT cyclist constructed from 1,500 metres of horticultural fleece will be installed on Pendle Hill overlooking Clitheroe this week heralding Stage Two of the 2015 Aviva Tour of Britain.
A PUB landlady was the victim of a possible distraction burglary, police said.
MOTORISTS in Rossendale will face two weeks of diversions after it was announced a major road will be closed.
A RIBBLE Valley private school has revealed plans to build eco homes on surplus land.
APPLICATIONS will close for the head teacher position at a Burnley school at the end of the week.
A HISTORIC house left to the people of Great Harwood for use as a library will be given to a not-for-profit group after books left there by its famous former owner were found to be hazardous.
THE family-run Burnley-based micro-distillery Batch Brew Ltd is set to increase production and distribution of its handcrafted Batch Premium Gin, thanks to a grant from the Lancashire Business Growth Fund.
THE case against two men charged with £30,000 charity fraud has been discontinued.
WORRIED grandmother Freda Jackson is calling for urgent action to clear up a overgrown patch of waste ground which she fears is a health hazard and danger to local children.