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  • Hopeful signs for Lytham

    Lytham1st XI 2 Leeds 4 read more

  • Burglar struck while on bail

    A MAN who was one of a group who ransacked a woman's home has been jailed for 18 months. read more

  • Ten years ago: petrol bomb terror

    A DISABLED man who had already had three heart attacks tried to beat out flames with his slipper after a petrol bomb was hurled through his front door. read more

  • Five years ago: dream holiday

    SCHOOLGIRL Rachel Grierson landed her family the holiday of a lifetime after coming first in a national prize draw. read more

  • Diwali delight

    BRIGHT colours abounded when the Gujarat Hindu Society celebrated Diwali at its new community centre and temple in Preston. read more

  • CD row breaks out

    A ROW has broken out over a charity CD featuring Preston North End players because the on-site shop is not selling it. read more

  • Elected with backing of PM

    AS MPs deliberated over a new Speaker for the House of Commons, the political spotlight fell on Chorley where an election took place to another parliament -- personally endorsed by the Prime Minister. read more

  • Site for your eyes

    THIS IS LANCASHIRE, the region's leading information web site brought to you by Newsquest publishers of The Citizen, has set a new record. read more

  • John's in for the count

    FORMER Preston fireman John Dobbs is no stranger to head counts, but next year he will lead one for the whole of Central Lancashire. read more

  • Pub-goers fall under a spell

    DRINKERS at a pub in Colne believed they were famous pop stars and took to talking to inanimate objects -- but this time it was not the alcohol talking. read more

  • Chemists on weekend duty

    THE following duty chemists will be available for dispensing services on Sunday, November 5, between noon and 1pm (unless stated otherwise): Longster's Pharmacy, 578 Warrington Road, Rainhill; Taylor's Chemist, 191 West End Road, Haydock (10am to -8pm); Lloyds Pharmacy, 173 Duke Street, St Helens (10am to 2pm and 6 to 9.30pm); Lloyds Pharmacy, Legh Street, Newton-le-Willows. read more

  • Fan makes real smash

    "ACE!" -- That's what tennis mad Jessica Ashworth said when she found out she had been named the North West's biggest tennis fan. read more

  • Warriors lose out in dying seconds

    WARRIORS played away at Haydock and in windy conditions lost 24-18. read more

  • Girl put fear into teachers

    A SCHOOLGIRL has pleaded guilty to a charge of using threatening and abusive behaviour which, a court was told, left her teacher 'shaking with fear.' read more

  • 'Hit squads' will target truants

    TRUANTS in Hyndburn face being plucked off the streets and returned to the classroom after the council became the first in Lancashire to adopt a scheme pioneered in Blackburn and praised by Jack Straw. read more

  • Rossall Results

    IN Division A of the Rossall Monday Sixes, Fleetwood Flyers take over at the top after thrashing The Buzzards 10-0 with goals from Williamson, Thomson, Johnston (2), Zak (3), Wilson (2) and Burman while last week's leaders Blackpool Area Divers drop to second after being beaten by Boca Juniors. read more

  • Wasps off to a flyer

    BLACKPOOL'S West Coast Wasps are proving just as good with a puck as they are with the ball. read more

  • Ladies shine in the rain

    Lytham Ladies 1st XI 5 Darwen XI 1 read more

  • Losses on the board

    THE new season started with a defeat for Lytham Chess Club first team with Morecambe beating them in Division A by 3-2. read more

  • Counting on Bill's Money

    REGULAR readers will doubtless be aware that I am a Macintosh man through and through, and eschew the Machiavellian workings of that corporation in Seattle and its boss William Gates esq. read more

  • Oh yes they have...

    OSSIE am-dram stalwarts St Mary's Pantomime Group have got their own website (Reader: "Oh no they haven't!"; Me: "Oh yes they have!" etc etc) read more

  • Weathering the storm

    HOW did you enjoy your trip to work on Monday? read more

  • Teacher's attack was 'madness'

    CLITHEROE Grammar School physics teacher Eric John Cawley bit and slapped his partner during what he described as "30 seconds of madness." read more

  • Pick of the flicks

    I LOVE the movies, and I always endeavour to be sitting comfortably on the back row with my best girl by my side, with the Nachos and dustbin full of fizzy drink at the ready in time for the trailers. read more

  • Forecasters warn of more downpours

    FLOOD-HIT homeowners across East Lancashire were told today to brace themselves for more heavy rain as weather forecasters warned the worst is yet to come. read more

  • Jayne jumps at chance

    DESPITE her fear of heights, Clitheroe's Jayne Parrington is to do a sky-dive dressed as Miss Santa Claus in aid of charity. read more

  • Crackdown on sleaze

    IN A crackdown on sleaze -- first highlighted by The Citizen four months ago --a Blackpool Council officer went undercover to investigate a bar and a club on the Promenade. read more

  • Three maroons to signal start of silence

    THREE maroons which can be heard up to three miles away will signal the start of a two-minute silence in Pendle in memory of war victims. read more

  • Ripping yarns to mark the witching season

    A NIGHTMARE love story set in the foggy underworld of Jack the Ripper's London will send a shiver down the spine at Lancaster's Dukes Theatre this weekend. read more

  • Councillor bomb attack horror

    A COUNCILLOR told today of the terrifying moment she saw her family almost killed in a bomb attack -- on the TV news. read more

  • Estate drug raids

    POLICE today raided homes of suspected drug dealers as a major operation to clean up a housing estate swung into action. read more

  • A load of blarney

    SO Tony Cascarino isn't Irish after all. But then who has been since the Republic's rise to prominence as a major footballing force? read more

  • Power of secrecy

    THE low return to the police questionnaire by freemasons (LET, October 27) reflects the Police Federation vote in the mid-1990s, when a motion put forward at their AGM that masons should reveal their membership, was voted against by a proportion of 40 per cent to 60 per cent. read more

  • Teachers responsible

    I FEEL compelled to reply to Jan Alcock's comments that "teachers have enough to do without being expected to be paramedics as well " (Letters, October 25). read more

  • Dangers out in the wild

    A PARTY of young people got into difficulties while walking in a wild, rugged area of Derbyshire. read more

  • Point was missed

    MR Sedgwick (Letters, October 31) either misunderstood or chose to ignore the two points I was trying to make in my previous letter. read more

  • Forces driven by poverty

    IF the truth be known the Remembrance Day ceremony is little more than an exercise in hypocrisy. read more

  • Experiments: No defence

    EXPERIMENTS on animals are indefensible as they lack any scientific reliability in regard to humans. read more

  • The rights and wrongs of English sport

    RIGHT: The English FA's decision to appoint Sven Goran Eriksson. Having clearly decided that Roy Hodgson's record did not stand up to scrutiny, Adam Crozier and Co were correct in ignoring the narrow-minded and insular rantings of the pro-English brigade in settling for the best coach available, be he from Sweden or Swaziland. read more

  • Police 'forced into retirement'

    POLICE force bosses today denied claims by a long-serving officer who said he and colleagues were effectively being forced to take sick leave from Lancashire Constabulary because of shoddy treatment. read more

  • Parents must back truancy crackdown

    A SCHEME aimed at getting truants off the streets is good news all round. read more

  • Carsley in Everton link

    ROVERS midfielder Lee Carsley has been linked with a move to Everton. read more

  • Scandanavian scan trip

    BLACKBURN boss Graeme Souness is tracking a couple of Scandinavian targets in a bid to beef-up his play-off chasing squad. read more

  • Russian around!

    A RED army of Rugby League stars rolled into Lancaster last week as the Russian national team prepared for their first crack at World Cup glory. read more

  • MP claims bypass is a green measure

    THE House of Commons has heard that the proposed Western Bypass is a "green measure" that would "significantly improve Lancaster's environment." read more

  • Glimmer of hope for homeless group

    THE search for somewhere to house the homeless this Christmas continues - but there may be some light at the end of the tunnel. read more

  • Trouble over bridged water

    A Lancaster artist will unveil an exhibition of paintings depicting bridges across the River Lune next week. read more

  • Flight of fantasy!

    A HALTON man has issued a warning to other travellers after he was booked onto a flight that didn't exist! read more

  • Bus station delay

    FEARS of upsetting the Christmas trade have delayed the opening of Lancaster's new city centre bus station. read more

  • Estate drug raids

    POLICE today raided homes of suspected drug dealers as a major operation to clean up a housing estate swung into action. read more

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