EX-COUNCIL leader Harold Parker has blasted Preston's borough authority for showing a lack of vision in promoting the town.
THE Labour Party is reported to have lost 75,000 members since the general election. If this figure is accurate it must be a cause for great concern among the party leadership.
POLICE are linking two burglaries which happened within just five minutes at Carr Barn Brow, Bamber Bridge.
ST ANNES drew two points clear in the Ovalworld Super League following their 5-1 win over title-chasers Lostock while Alexandra lost ground after being held to 3-3 draw by Sunnybank Helmshore.
THREE YMCA teams came home victorious from last weekend's BJFF's two-day soccer festival staged at the Bispham Gala Field (Aug 29/30).
THE mentality of thugs who stone fire crews defies any logical explanation.
ACCRINGTON won the final of the Hyndburn Mayoral Challenge Six-A-Side competition by defeating Attock, winner of the preliminary competition, by five wickets at Thorneyholme Road on Bank Holiday Monday.
AFTER the summer recess, Newton Hall Swimming Club will make their usual pilgrimage to the 15th annual Dukeries Open Meet at the International Ponds Forge pool at Sheffield on Saturday, September 4.
HOW wonderful it was to pass so easily through Darwen Street bridge in Blackburn without the traffic lights working most of last week.
ALLEGATIONS have reached the St Helens Star that psychiatric patients at the Scott Clinic in Rainhill are being allowed out into the local community and that drugs may also be circulating among inmates. The allegations were brought to the attention of…
COLNE hot-shot Julian Dowe believes he has a bright future in the full-time game after joining Nationwide League outfit Rochdale on a 12-month contract.
A DONATION of £750 has been made to King Edward VII School by Lytham Ladies Luncheon Club.
ABSOLUTELY dismal - the Tangerines thoroughly deserved to lose 2-0 at Brentford on Saturday (Aug 28) as they were comprehensively outthought, outpaced and outplayed by the home side.
A NUMBER of us have wondered for some time why dance, when it is a healthy exercise as well as being mentally stimulating, is so often overlooked and when compared to sports such as athletics, football and so on, appears to occupy the position of a poor…
I WAS passing Bury Town Hall recently when I noticed the Pakistan flag flying from the flag pole. I believe this was to celebrate Pakistan's Independence Day.
ACCRINGTON STANLEY boss John Coleman may name himself in the starting line-up again for tomorrow's FA Cup first qualifying round tie at Consett.
SIX Blackpool schools are contributing to a display reflecting their vision of the future.
SEASIDERS boss Nigel Worthington has sent a rally cry to all involved with Blackpool Football Club following their poor start to the season.
A TAME draw with Bourne Poacher B brought a vastly improved Fylde League division 2 season to a close for St Annes IV - finishing a creditable fourth.
GREAT Harwood maintained their seven-point lead at the top following their 14-0 home victory over Edgworth, with Tony Dobson winning 21-3.
DARWEN aim to give professional Richard Petrie the perfect send-off by clinching the Northern League title against nearest rivals St Annes tomorrow.
THE first full time inter-faith adviser for Churches Together in Lancashire is to be the Reverend Dale Barton.
IS THERE enough room for two clubs in Lancaster and Morecambe?
IF you have any doubt about the importance of the Divine Light Appeal - to floodlight St John's Church - here's why you should put your hand in your pocket to help restore a piece of Preston's history.
ANTLEY had a good win at relegated Salesbury A to cling on to the top of Division One, but Great Harwood A in second, also won handsomely at Whalley A.
VIOLENT crime has almost tripled compared to last year, according to the Lancashire Constabulary's annual report.
THE National Front threatened a rival rally at any planned Satanic Verses protest march in Blackburn.
CARL Fogarty has turned a deaf ear to the attempts by World Superbike Championship rivals to wind him up.
FORGET pool tournaments and domino contests, the results of the most prestigious pub competition have been announced.
CLIMBER Graham Huddleston spoke of the ordeal on Europe's highest peak in which his companion Alan Heywood was nearly frozen to death.
A MAGNIFICENT trophy proved the icing on the cake for Leyland lass Laura Hill.
IT'S make-or-break time for Jennings Ribblesdale League title hopefuls Great Harwood tomorrow when they face defending champions Padiham at the Arbories.
A PRESTON voluntary group plans to ditch it's 'blue rinse brigade' image after winning a battle to take over a prime town centre location.
FORGET traditional flower shows, here's one which broke the mould and created a New Beginning'.
LIKE his Lancashire team, John Crawley is ending a disappointing season in impressive style.
FOOTBALLERS from Jollies Bar have secured themselves a trophy after winning Monday's UFORIA five-a-side tournament (Aug 30).
A HEAVILY pregnant woman was left isolated when a telecommunications firm cut off her telephone twice.
I WOULD like to address this to the sneak thief who burgled my house on Thursday, July 5, at about 3pm while I was at home.
PUPILS from King Edward VII School in Lytham are learning all about nature first hand after planting commemorative trees.
A BLACKPOOL MP has called Premium Bonds to account for a mix-up which denied winners of £350,000 worth of prizes for months on end.
WASP (Wildlife and Social Preservation - on the green) campaigners have delivered a further 440 letters of objection to WMBC Planning Department.
THERE'S plenty of I'm alright Jacks around.
THE Morecambe fast bowler who was arrested after allegedly hitting a Blackpool player during a match was left in limbo this week.
BLUEPRINT plans to close Sharoe Green Hospital and shift services to the Royal Preston and Chorley and South Ribble Hospital sites have been unveiled by health chiefs.
RUBEROID Sutton faced a bank holiday programme that would give a clue as to whether they are title contenders or merely pretenders.
A BURGLAR trying to escape from police made his way through the lofts of a terrace row and emerged in a house further down the street, a court heard.
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Portico Panthers 22 Pilkington Recs 8 PORTICO'S first game of the season in the first division could not have gone much smoother.
BLACKPOOL council chiefs have been celebrating the unveiling of the second phase of a £22 million wonder-wall.
THE current debate on whether or not to build a train station for Leigh at Kenyon seems to ignore two vital points.