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Archive - Friday, 13 August 1999

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  • Wrong to build on this land

    AS a nature lover who also appreciates historic sites, I was horrified to read of the destruction of the Barracks Lodge in Elton and the mess made by other developers in the area of the former Greenmount convent. read more

  • Build it and they will thrive

    IT will be the house that Cath and Cliff built - or at least helped build. read more

  • CRICKET: Hero Austin

    IAN Austin rammed the words of his World Cup critics back down their throats with a magnificent match-winning performance for Lancashire at Headingley last night. read more

  • Builder for the people

    PRESTON entrepreneur and businessman, William 'Bill' Harrison, has died. read more

  • TEN YEARS AGO: 'Stay away' warning

    BEER tent boozers forced the bars to close at Old Trafford cricket ground as Lancashire battled for the Refuge Assurance championship. read more

  • Counting the cost

    TRADERS on Leyland Market are left counting the cost of the closure of Kwik Save last weekend, which has forced shoppers to go elsewhere for their supermarket goods. read more

  • BOWLS: Terry Sayers Merit awards

    MICK Lee moved into his highest place in the Terry Sayers Merit Awards when he took over number two spot following his valuable 21-15 win over current leader Brian Tomlinson. read more

  • £100 settles grave row

    A PENSIONER has been given £100 by Preston Council bosses after cemetery staff were ordered to knock over his wife's gravestone at the town's cemetery. read more

  • Inquiry into dentist death

    SOUTH Lancashire Health Authority, the Coroner's Office and the police have launched an investigation into the death of a five-year-old Leyland girl following a routine tooth extraction. read more

  • BOWLS: Thwaites East Lancashire Premier League

    GREAT Harwood move up into top spot following their 10-4 away win at Rishton Con, Malcolm Wensley winning 21-11 and Harry Moles winning 21-13 for Rishton Con. read more

  • Game File: Battle of the consoles

    AS SONY emerges victorious from the current console battle, the heat is on to see who can get the upper hand in the next next-generation console war. read more

  • GOLF: Townend is in sight

    WILPSHIRE's Simon Townend revived memories of three years ago when he powered into a share of the first round lead in the £18,000 De Vere Hotels PGA North Region Championship at Heron's Reach, Blackpool yesterday. read more

  • Colts missing key players

    THE Vaux Northern League U18s play the Cheshire County League U18s at Cheadle Hulme on Sunday (Aug 15) in the final of the Sun & Alliance North West Colts competition. read more

  • Now ban the HGVs

    AFTER taking his new broom to the gridlocked eastern end of the M65, recently-appointed Highways Agency boss Kevin Lasbury now brushes off the road signs that help to make the notorious Grane Road between Haslingden and Blackburn the most dangerous in Lancashire. read more

  • Skip alert

    A SKIP for the collection of waste paper and cardboard will be in the yard of St Leonard's School, Langho, tomorrow and Sunday. Could users please put their paper in bundles or bags to stop it blowing away? read more

  • Services 'too slow'

    AMBULANCE bosses in Lancashire say they will need extra cash to achieve government targets on reaching life-threatening emergency calls. read more

  • GREAT HARWOOD AND DISTRICT LEAGUE

    LEISURE Hour B secured promotion from Division Four with a whitewash of Milnshaw Wanderers. Immanuel look the more likely to join them, as they beat the Grange whilst their closest rivals Sydney Street went down heavily at Mercer Park. read more

  • FIVE YEARS AGO: Gunman alert

    ARMED police hunting a gunman sealed off terraced streets near a town centre for more than two hours in a dramatic siege. read more

  • Modern look for guides

    THE announcement of a National Lottery grant literally brought the house down for Lostock Hall Guides. read more

  • BOWLS: Great Harwood and District League

    THE Ted Tomlinson Trophy will be held at Waddington Bowling Club on Saturday and Sunday, August 14 and 15. Will all competitors please report at the time stated. Scratch time will be 15 minutes. read more

  • Win a copy of Lord's: The Home of Cricket

    WITH just a few weeks left of the cricket season, we are offering readers the chance to relive some special moments in history by winning a copy of Lord's: The Home of Cricket, written and illustrated by Niall Edworthy. read more

  • Boy aged nine on World Cup board!

    FOOTBALL crazy schoolboy Nathan Roocroft won a trip of a lifetime - to help urge FIFA bosses to give England the chance to host the World Cup. read more

  • Nuisance summit

    NUISANCE neighbours could become a thing of the past, if a special summit with Liverpool City Council proves fruitful. read more

  • Same old problems

    I HAVE just read the article, "Angry Dad in crossing plea" (July 30). read more

  • We'll meet again. . .

    AN EX-navy man from Preston is set to meet his old crew mates for the first time in 48 years - thanks to an appeal lodged in the Citizen. read more

  • 'Driver asleep'

    A DRIVER who was injured in a lorry smash, may have fallen asleep at the wheel, said police. read more

  • Kindred spirits

    TOPPING the charts with a number one hit is going to be no problem for Leyland girl band Kindred, who are already taking audiences by storm. read more

  • Media ignores pensioner stories

    SOMEONE once said that speech was given to us as a power with which to hide our thoughts. To paraphrase that cynical observation, I would suggest that the power of the media is now employed in order to hide the truth. read more

  • Readers' Recollections: Photographer in the frame

    STROLLING through the well-trodden streets of Winckley Square, in Preston, is a regular pastime for many local people content to bask in its splendid gardens and fine buildings. read more

  • Marathon man breathes easy

    TWELVE years ago John McDonald smoked 60 cigarettes a day and weighed fourteen stone. read more

  • Ambition drives him to drink

    AMBITIOUS Alec Morris was barely old enough to drink when he had his first taste of pub management. read more

  • SWIMMING: Morton's magic

    BARBARA Morton ruled supreme in the ninth Wolverhampton Masters swimming championships where she competed in age group 65 to 69 years. read more

  • Radio wars

    JUST who is the number one radio station in Lancashire? read more

  • What's the attraction of a prison?

    IT'S one of the district's most absurd but amusing scenes. Groups of tourists knocking at the doors of Lancaster Castle Prison asking to be let in! read more

  • 'A lovely little girl'

    MESSAGES of sympathy have been pouring in to the family of tragic Karla Rose Selley. read more

  • Football's future

    SPORTING stardom beckons for a 15-year-old from Fulwood. read more

  • Luck of the draw!

    ST ANNES IV scraped a fortunate draw against lowly opposition Postal in their Fylde League division 2 game thanks mostly to the most resolute of knocks from young opener Paul McCabe (57). read more

  • Move puts clock back to accountability

    IT MAY, in a sense, be putting the clock back to the era of the old urban districts, but the plan at Hyndburn to give back to the borough's towns the kind of individual councils they lost in the shake-up of local government 25 years ago is a forward-looking move. read more

  • Hear Hesketh

    WE could not have had a much tougher start to our campaign than taking on two of the fancied sides for promotion from our division. On Saturday we travel to Stalybridge and next Tuesday night we take on big spenders Leigh at home. read more

  • Guest stars

    FRANKIE Barrow, Dave Chisnall, Ken Kelly and Brian McGinn are among former Saints stars to feature in the 'Game of My Life' programme on Radio Merseyside on Sundays at 5pm. read more

  • Winning smile

    EIGHT-month-old Samuel Worsdale is gurgling with delight after being named as Blackpool's top tot. read more

  • Wheels in motion to combat lycra louts

    LANCASHIRE Police are supporting moves to clamp down on so-called "lycra louts" by imposing fines on cyclists who ride dangerously or inconsiderately. read more

  • Lights plan for Haydock

    HAYDOCK Park could be on course for installing floodlights. read more

  • Town to lose its men-only toilets

    PUBLIC toilets are set to be demolished in Burnley - after councillors were told the men-only urinals discriminated against women. read more

  • Going down fighting

    Darwen 168-6 Morecambe 162 read more

  • Liam receives award

    LIAM Williams, of Blackbrook Royals, who won the 'Top Gun' trophy at last month's under-15 training camp at Ampleforth, was due to receive his trophy at Red Hall, Leeds, yesterday, Wednesday. read more

  • Feast of family fun

    BLACKPOOL'S biggest ever open-air arts and musical festival takes place in Stanley Park between noon and 4pm this Sunday (August 15). read more

  • Fireworks fun was just right

    I'M a bit of a whinger when it comes to noise, but there are times when there has to be a bit of give and take. read more

  • Clean up your act!

    A MORECAMBE businessman says his life and work are becoming intolerable because of the build up of illegally dumped rubbish outside his cafe. read more

  • Rounders titles in the bag

    ALTHOUGH Windle and Pilkington Spartans have theSt Helens Rounders League First and Second Division titles in the bag, the heat is still on for the two runners-up spots. TNT and Burtonwood are battling it out for the first and Bobbies Lane, Rainhill and Haydock for the second. read more

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