STACKSTEADS: Former soldier Anthony McMullen died suddenly at his home, aged 46.
FOUR East Lancashire arts projects were today celebrating scooping £53,200 from the Arts Council of England to run exciting millennium festival projects.
Blackburn Rovers 1 Sheffield Wednesday 4 - Peter White's big match verdict
Friends in Bereavement meet in the Day Hospital, Pendle Community Hospital, Leeds Road, Nelson, 7pm. 'Portrait of Nelson Today' - slide presentation by Harold Duxbury.
CHRISTIANS throughout the North West will make their way to Clitheroe tomorrow to see a millennium show backed by pop icon Sir Cliff Richard.
A FORMER guest at a Ribble Valley bed and breakfast establishment has started a three-month jail term for molesting the owners' daughter.
TWO men were in hospital with stab wounds today after violence erupted at a Christening party in a pub.
A MASSIVE police hunt was under way for a Blackburn man who jumped from the dock of the magistrates court on Northgate. Mark Thomas Elliott was flanked by two police officers but vaulted over the back and ran from the building. Police flooded the town centre and warned the public not to approach him.
ARMED police swooped on a suspected terrorist and seized a cache of explosives and guns in the crowded Accrington town centre while terrified eye-witnesses were told to keep down and stay down.
LANCASHIRE made history today by electing a woman onto their committee for the first time in the club's history.
Wycombe Wanderers 2 Burnley 0 - Pete Oliver's big match verdict
BILLY McKinlay faces surgery to cure his groin injury problems as Blackburn Rovers boss Brian Kidd's midfield crisis takes another turn for the worse.
A FURIOUS row broke out today after an anti-abortion group urged Roman Catholic schools across East Lancashire to boycott raising cash for the Comic Relief campaign.
CHRIS Brass is backing Burnley's battling qualities to steer them clear of a second successive relegation battle.
A NEW parent and toddler group was opening in Stacksteads today.
PENDLE MP Gordon Prentice has sensed an opportunity to track down more criminals.
A 48-YEAR-OLD woman was knocked to the ground when a thief stole her handbag in Blackburn town centre.
NO complaints from Brian Kidd who was convinced the demands of a testing seven-day spell had taken a heavy toll of his depleted squad and was the main reason for their crushing defeat at the hands of an effervescent Sheffield Wednesday side.
BRASS: Despite playing out of position and taking a few minutes to get back on the pace, the midfield man made an impressive return to the starting line-up and was a dominant figure in the middle...8
DRUGS are thought to have played a part in the death of a 24-year-old woman found unconscious at her Blackburn home.
FILAN: A strange afternoon for the keeper who was beaten four times but made one or two good saves as well...6
PETER Swan was today undergoing a scan on his injured knee with the Clarets hoping that he won't be added to their growing list of absentees.
LANCASHIRE chairman Jack Simmons handed out a blunt warning over the protracted Muttiah Muralitharan affair.
MANAGERLESS Magpies looked sadly in need of inspiration after a lacklustre show against a Spartans side which was always sharper and more inventive.
WHEN the government tries to gag the press - particularly when it is one which, in seeking power, preached openness - it ought to have a very good reason. So what lay behind Home Secretary Jack Straw's subsequently-thrown out attempt to stop newspapers printing details in advance of the report of the inquiry into the death of Stephen Lawrence?
THE OWNER of an East Lancashire haulage firm which delivers to Sainsbury's stores across the county and in Scotland today blasted thieves who stole two £70,000 vehicles from her 14-strong fleet.
HYNDBURN MP Greg Pope may have helped save someone's life - by taking time out from Parliamentary duties to give blood.
HEROES of the First World War were honoured at a service to commemorate the bravery of the Accrington Pals.
CARNIVAL organisers are gearing up for a spectacular end-of-century celebration.
TWO youths who sped through a town centre in stolen a prestige car have both paid the price with their liberty.
HUNDREDS of Guides took part in the annual Thinking Day Services across East Lancashire.
A MAN was fighting for his life today as friends told how he was chased down a back street and attacked by three men believed to have been wielding metal bars.
NEIGHBOURS have asked councillors to shift the goalposts in a row over damaged fences.
YOUNG mum Katherine Green today paid tribute to medics who saved the life of the baby she did not even realise had been conceived.
A DOUBLE inflation council tax rise of 7.8 per cent faces Burnley householders this year - taking the total bill for the vast majority of those living in terraces to £632.
A CAMPAIGN to boost recruitment to the Territorial Army swings into action in Burnley this week.
AN estimated 600 ale and music lovers visited a beer festival at Oliver's Bar at Burnley Mechanics - but that was only a taste of things to come.
BARRY Hollyhead put the shutters up and Andrew Dickson smashed through the century barrier as Blackburn Hawks celebrated the best weekend of their ice hockey season.
WHEN I read Granada Television's reply to Mrs Ashcroft's complaint about the shape of the picture on TV (Letters, February 15) I rubbed my hands with joy at their generosity because the only way that there will only be widescreen television will be if Granada buys them for people like myself on a low income. I am a disabled single parent.
CLITHEROE'S south western safari may have ended in tears but the Blues travelling army refused to let it dampen their spirits, writes ANDY NEILD.
GOING to Preston for a drink with friends, I decided to catch the train.
IF ONLY Blues boss Steve Parry could have kidnapped Peter Beardsley.
I READ (LET, February 9) with some dismay that Blackburn with Darwen Council are once again hundreds of thousands of pounds in debt, through non-payment of rents.
LINDA Green (Letters, February 4) has discovered for herself a fact that all the charities working with domestic animals are only too well aware of - this country has a massive stray cat problem.
REGARDING the demolition of the old Accrington Grammar School (LET, January 28), it would appear from the many letters you have published there are many fond memories of the old school.
POLICE are hunting a driver who ran off after two cars collided at the junction of Halifax Road and Burnley Road, Brierfield, at 6.30pm on Saturday.
TWO men were in hospital with stab wounds today after violence rupted at a Christening party in a pub.