WOODEN garden furniture made from cut logs was stolen from a restaurant patio area.
A STUDENT is planning to swap somewhere that's chilly by nature for somewhere that's Chile by name -- and do her bit for charity to boot!
TOP comedy duo Cannon and Ball will have them rolling in the aisles.
A DISTRAUGHT family have appealed for a relative to get in contact with them as they hunt for a missing pet.
HILTON Park boss Chris Healey has promised to get rid of Leigh Centurions' "lunatic fringe" of travelling fans.
THE JOURNAL'S team of local vets are top dogs!
IN the move to make Wigan a dyslexia friendly borough -- a campaign started by Leigh businesswoman Shirley Longley -- an exhibition and lecture has been organised for next Tuesday.
PUBLIC transport chiefs have earmarked £250,000 to further their busway plans.
A TYLDESLEY woman has vowed not to be put off hot air ballooning after she was involved in an emergency landing.
A SHOCK scheme to steer young offenders away from joy riding was launched at Hindley Prison this week.
AN ASTLEY mother who has been campaigning for justice for her dead son is celebrating a legal breakthrough.
LICENSEES in Blackpool have vowed to eliminate town centre violence and unruly behaviour once and for all, the Citizen can disclose.
I NOTICED in this week's Citizen that you inquired about people who'd asked for information from the council but to no avail.
SOME time ago you had a front page feature about the Horticultural Therapy Project based at the Moor Hospital, Lancaster.
PERSONALLY, I like the idea of planting trees upside down. It sums up our society rather well.
AS MY wife and myself are both blind we receive your publication on tape as part of the Talking Newspaper service.
RECYCLING is obviously becoming more and more necessary if we are to avoid other less environmentally friendly and expensive means of dealing with waste.
LAST week I wrote to the council regarding horse-riders leaving horse droppings on Morecambe beach -- I have not received a reply.
AN Atherton green group has welcomed news that the semi-derelict Victoria Mill is to be revamped.
HIGHER Folds' Catholic community is to lose its Parish Priest.
A TEENAGER needed hospital treatment after being beaten up by three 16-year-old girls in the toilets of a McDonalds restaurant.
CONTRALTO Sidwell Reed, whose fine singing voice was a cultural plus around her adoptive Newton-le-Willows, certainly struck the right chord when she immersed herself into charity fund-raising.
AVENHAM'S gloomy high-rise tower blocks are about to be given a bright new image as part of the estate's multi-million pound improvement scheme.
HOW many old-timers remember Roberto, the Italian toffee man, and Giuseppe, his bow-tied pet monkey?
PRESTON MP Audrey Wise has left hospital and is recovering well from a delicate brain operation two weeks ago.
COTTAM Sports Arena played host to a 10K race at the weekend -- and it was a runaway success.
STUDENTS from Broughton High school, Preston experienced the 'Science Lesson of a Lifetime', by Johnny Ball productions, when they made the trip down to the Millennium Dome.
LEYLAND man Robert Bannister has written to the Citizen in response to a Mr Brown's letter, which asked about the former use of the indoor market site, in Northcote Street, Leyland.
PRESTON's butcher shops are being targeted by environmental health officers in a bid to highlight new regulations and an annual licensing scheme.
ST CATHERINE'S Hospice continues to develop its services for the new millennium.
LANCASHIRE Crimestoppers are £500 richer, thanks to a donation from the Constabulary's Police Federation Constable's branch board.
AWARENESS courses have been planned as part of Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service's on-going commitment to recruiting women and people from ethnic minorities.
SNOOKER star John Parrott made an appearance to congratulate the University of Central Lancashire for the success in potting a £2,000 award.
THE people behind a new North End fanzine have blasted the club -- for treating them like criminals.
THE Director of Christian Aid came to Preston this week for the first time in two years, to thank local folk for their support.
THANKS to all the generous listeners to 97.4 Rock FM and our sister station, Magic 999AM.
PRESTON Cycling Club has organised a major mountain biking event to be held in Lancaster.
I HAVE just finished reading your letters on the Caton cycle path and use of rural roads around the Lune valley area.
AM writing in reply to the letter sent in by Diane Ananda-Bodhi on the matter of horses "messing" on the beach.
A POPULAR trading estate is to undergo a £250,000 "facelift".
TAXPAYERS in Bury can look forward to less stressful dealings with the Inland Revenue.
BURY woman Carolyn Brooks has been appointed the town's business development worker by the Prince's Trust.
A FORMER personal assistant to the managing director of a Bury paints factory is now helping businesses brush up on their hi-tech skills.
AN innovative new partnership to encourage learning in management and business is to be launched later this month.
HOW many of us were asked the question "What do your parents do?" when we were younger?
A NEW lobby group for the Fylde coast has been set up to help disabled and blind people get more involved with sports and leisure pursuits.
THE first Charter Mark award for excellence in providing health service needs for lesbians and gay men in West Lancashire will be presented later this month.
PROMOTION-chasing Burnley have timed their sprint for the line to near perfection.
ROAD safety, football facilities and juvenile hooliganism are high on the agenda of the next Bamber Bridge and Walton-le-Dale area committee meeting.
VANDALS have wrecked recycling bins in Bamber Bridge so many times that council bosses have decided to scrap the scheme.