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.
IT will be the house that Cath and Cliff built - or at least helped build.
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.
PRESTON entrepreneur and businessman, William 'Bill' Harrison, has died.
BEER tent boozers forced the bars to close at Old Trafford cricket ground as Lancashire battled for the Refuge Assurance championship.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
AMBULANCE bosses in Lancashire say they will need extra cash to achieve government targets on reaching life-threatening emergency calls.
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.
ARMED police hunting a gunman sealed off terraced streets near a town centre for more than two hours in a dramatic siege.
THE announcement of a National Lottery grant literally brought the house down for Lostock Hall Guides.
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.
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.
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.
NUISANCE neighbours could become a thing of the past, if a special summit with Liverpool City Council proves fruitful.
I HAVE just read the article, "Angry Dad in crossing plea" (July 30).
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.
A DRIVER who was injured in a lorry smash, may have fallen asleep at the wheel, said police.
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.
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.
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.
TWELVE years ago John McDonald smoked 60 cigarettes a day and weighed fourteen stone.
AMBITIOUS Alec Morris was barely old enough to drink when he had his first taste of pub management.
BARBARA Morton ruled supreme in the ninth Wolverhampton Masters swimming championships where she competed in age group 65 to 69 years.
JUST who is the number one radio station in Lancashire?
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!
MESSAGES of sympathy have been pouring in to the family of tragic Karla Rose Selley.
SPORTING stardom beckons for a 15-year-old from Fulwood.
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).
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.
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.
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.
EIGHT-month-old Samuel Worsdale is gurgling with delight after being named as Blackpool's top tot.
LANCASHIRE Police are supporting moves to clamp down on so-called "lycra louts" by imposing fines on cyclists who ride dangerously or inconsiderately.
HAYDOCK Park could be on course for installing floodlights.
PUBLIC toilets are set to be demolished in Burnley - after councillors were told the men-only urinals discriminated against women.
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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.
BLACKPOOL'S biggest ever open-air arts and musical festival takes place in Stanley Park between noon and 4pm this Sunday (August 15).
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.
A MORECAMBE businessman says his life and work are becoming intolerable because of the build up of illegally dumped rubbish outside his cafe.
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.