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  • No promotion for Preston

    EX-COUNCIL leader Harold Parker has blasted Preston's borough authority for showing a lack of vision in promoting the town. read more

  • Ticking timebomb under Blair

    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. read more

  • Knife man threatens pensioner

    POLICE are linking two burglaries which happened within just five minutes at Carr Barn Brow, Bamber Bridge. read more

  • BOWLS: Don't think it's all Oval just yet

    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. read more

  • Superb success

    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). read more

  • Parents to blame as yobs attack the life-savers

    THE mentality of thugs who stone fire crews defies any logical explanation. read more

  • LOCAL CRICKET: Accrington triumph

    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. read more

  • Getting back in the swim

    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. read more

  • Lights delight

    HOW wonderful it was to pass so easily through Darwen Street bridge in Blackburn without the traffic lights working most of last week. read more

  • Call for probe into Scott Clinic

    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 the Star earlier this year following the sudden death of a man at the clinic on Wednesday, April 28. Police are still investigating the death. A post mortem has taken place and officers are awaiting the results. A report has also been submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service. Next Monday a Scott Clinic patient will appear at Liverpool Crown Court to face charges, including supplying drugs at the clinic. St Helens & Knowsley Hospitals Trust issued the following statement: "All patients undergo rigorous assessments on an ongoing basis. No patients are allowed leave, either escorted or unescorted, unless considered mentally and physically fit and this process takes a prolonged period of assessment. Obviously public, patient and staff safety is of paramount importance. However, the Scott Clinic is part of the hospital and is not a prison. These patients are there for observation and treatment and towards the end of their care package, integration back into society is an important element of this care. We would like to reassure the public that all necessary steps are taken to ensure their safety and well-being." read more

  • NON LEAGUE SOCCER: Dowe's Dale deal

    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. read more

  • Ladies who lunch

    A DONATION of £750 has been made to King Edward VII School by Lytham Ladies Luncheon Club. read more

  • Dismal affair

    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. read more

  • Dance, the poor relation

    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 relation. read more

  • Correctness gone mad!

    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. read more

  • NON LEAGUE SOCCER: Team news

    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. read more

  • They're looking ahead...

    SIX Blackpool schools are contributing to a display reflecting their vision of the future. read more

  • A rally to arms

    SEASIDERS boss Nigel Worthington has sent a rally cry to all involved with Blackpool Football Club following their poor start to the season. read more

  • A tame draw

    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. read more

  • BOWLS: Thwaites East Lancashire Premier League

    GREAT Harwood maintained their seven-point lead at the top following their 14-0 home victory over Edgworth, with Tony Dobson winning 21-3. read more

  • LOCAL CRICKET: Darwen go for title

    DARWEN aim to give professional Richard Petrie the perfect send-off by clinching the Northern League title against nearest rivals St Annes tomorrow. read more

  • Advice to the faithful

    THE first full time inter-faith adviser for Churches Together in Lancashire is to be the Reverend Dale Barton. read more

  • Should clubs merge?

    IS THERE enough room for two clubs in Lancaster and Morecambe? read more

  • Make the future bright

    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. read more

  • BOWLS: Great Harwood and District League

    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. read more

  • Summing up of recorded crime

    VIOLENT crime has almost tripled compared to last year, according to the Lancashire Constabulary's annual report. read more

  • TEN YEARS AGO: Front's rally threat

    THE National Front threatened a rival rally at any planned Satanic Verses protest march in Blackburn. read more

  • SUPERBIKES: Rivals can't faze Foggy

    CARL Fogarty has turned a deaf ear to the attempts by World Superbike Championship rivals to wind him up. read more

  • Best Dressed Pub in the borough

    FORGET pool tournaments and domino contests, the results of the most prestigious pub competition have been announced. read more

  • FIVE YEARS AGO: Climber cheats death

    CLIMBER Graham Huddleston spoke of the ordeal on Europe's highest peak in which his companion Alan Heywood was nearly frozen to death. read more

  • Ice maiden picks up the prizes

    A MAGNIFICENT trophy proved the icing on the cake for Leyland lass Laura Hill. read more

  • LOCAL CRICKET: Title deciders

    IT'S make-or-break time for Jennings Ribblesdale League title hopefuls Great Harwood tomorrow when they face defending champions Padiham at the Arbories. read more

  • Shaking off their blue rinse image

    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. read more

  • Church in full bloom

    FORGET traditional flower shows, here's one which broke the mould and created a New Beginning'. read more

  • COUNTY CRICKET: Crawley signing off season in style

    LIKE his Lancashire team, John Crawley is ending a disappointing season in impressive style. read more

  • Jollies gain their stripes!

    FOOTBALLERS from Jollies Bar have secured themselves a trophy after winning Monday's UFORIA five-a-side tournament (Aug 30). read more

  • Pregnant, isolated and alone

    A HEAVILY pregnant woman was left isolated when a telecommunications firm cut off her telephone twice. read more

  • Message to a thief

    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. read more

  • Trees with a touch of class

    PUPILS from King Edward VII School in Lytham are learning all about nature first hand after planting commemorative trees. read more

  • Bond bloomer

    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. read more

  • 'Corporate vandalism'

    WASP (Wildlife and Social Preservation - on the green) campaigners have delivered a further 440 letters of objection to WMBC Planning Department. read more

  • Beware the snatchers

    THERE'S plenty of I'm alright Jacks around. read more

  • Cricket inquiry widens boundaries

    THE Morecambe fast bowler who was arrested after allegedly hitting a Blackpool player during a match was left in limbo this week. read more

  • Hospital closure plans unveiled

    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. read more

  • Sutton's record breakers

    RUBEROID Sutton faced a bank holiday programme that would give a clue as to whether they are title contenders or merely pretenders. read more

  • Burglar fled police through house lofts

    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. read more

  • Gelling's Bay bound

    Marine 0 Lancaster City 0 read more

  • Panthers pounce on Pilks

    Portico Panthers 22 Pilkington Recs 8 PORTICO'S first game of the season in the first division could not have gone much smoother. read more

  • Wonder seawall unveiled

    BLACKPOOL council chiefs have been celebrating the unveiling of the second phase of a £22 million wonder-wall. read more

  • Make Newton-le-Willows station for Xanadu

    THE current debate on whether or not to build a train station for Leigh at Kenyon seems to ignore two vital points. read more

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