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Archive - Friday, 21 September 2001

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  • Couple attacked by gang

    A GANG of thugs kicked and punched a man to the ground on The Rock, Bury, before turning on his wife and kicking her in the head. read more

  • Emma follows in steps of the Incas

    HOSPITAL worker Emma Holmes left her office desk far behind today follow in the footsteps of the Incas. read more

  • Help us trace these 32, police ask

    POLICE investigating the recent serious racial disorder in Burnley have released mugshots of 32 people they want to trace. read more

  • People power puts the spanner in firm's plans

    PEOPLE power won the day when councillors backed a residents' campaign to throw out an electroplating company's expansion plans. read more

  • Carnage brings home our links with States

    AS the flag atop the town hall flies at half-mast, Council Leader Marie Rimmer has condemned the "unspeakable atrocity" in New York last week, extending deepest sympathies to those affected by the attack. read more

  • Show comes under fire

    COUNCIL officials have defended criticism over the organisation of St Helens Show, after local councillor John Beirne received over 80 complaints from residents. read more

  • Neville's anguish over terror images

    THE terrorist outrage in New York last Tuesday sent a shudder down the spine of millions of people all over the world... but witnessing those horrific images sparked special anguish for one local man . When news flashed around the world, that two hijacked planes had smashed into the World Trade Centre towers in downtown Manhattan, while a third had struck the Pentagon in Washington and one had exploded in a field 80 miles South of Pittsburgh, a sudden feeling of disbelief descended across the whole country. That nightmare has really struck home for Neville Bullock, councillor for Billinge and Seneley Green, who sat and watched with horror the elegant buildings he had visited earlier this year, simply vanish from view. In March, Neville travelled over to New York with current Mayor of St Helens, Councillor Keith Roberts who was deputy at the time and Ken Pinder, cabinet member for Law and Order, to observe the different methods and procedures used by individual departments in relation to various acts of crime. The main aim of the three-day visit was to study the New York Police Department Compstat Review, which is a monthly report highlighting various statistics linked to car crime, business crime, drugs and prostitution. The trip was organised by Steven Fishner, criminal justice co-ordinator, Cary Tamler, special assistant and Eric Hatzimemos, assistant counsel to the Mayor Rudolph Guiliani who all work together at City Hall. Mr Fishner, who is the Mayor's principal advisor on criminal justice matters and the implementation of policy, strategy, budget and legislation, also works closely with the police, fire, correction, probation and juvenile justice departments. As part of the itinerary Neville and his colleagues visited the 23rd floor of the World Trade Centre, which is a high profile security area specifically assigned to the emergency management team. The chiefs of police, fire and ambulance always meet in this room to direct operations if a crime related incident or serious disaster has occurred. Councillor Bullock, told the Star: "When I heard about the awful tragedy in New York I could not believe what had happened. As I witnessed the two trade centres collapsing, I could actually feel the evil coming out of the screen and I was very worried for my friends in the police and fire service as well as others who were experiencing tremendous suffering. "I managed to contact the families of the people I knew in the early hours of Wednesday morning and they were all very angry and distraught about the whole situation. To be honest I actually felt as though I was with the people at the time and could really sense the pain and anguish building up inside them. "Without doubt the feeling amongst American people is that there will be serious repercussions in the near future and retribution will almost certainly be carried out. "It is important to note the hard work Mayor Rudolph Guiliani has put in since taking over the post in 1993. During his time in office, which is due to finish after a second term in November of this year, he has managed to reduce crime in the city thanks to almost doubling New York's police force from 26,000 to 48,000. "In respect of the hundreds of firefighters and police who lost their lives trying to save people, it is hard to express my feelings at a time like this. I am left with a deep-rooted sorrow." read more

  • Winter payment reminder

    OLDER people in Pendle are being urged not to miss out on a £5 million hand-out. read more

  • Leap off stretcher to shout at police

    A MAN put on a stretcher by paramedics sat up, got to his feet and shouted: "What do you lot want?" Burnley magistrates heard. read more

  • Rita's fish idea nets a prize

    PRIZES have been presented to winners of competitions at the hugely successful Nelson Food Festival. read more

  • Prentice on fact finding visit to aero firm

    PENDLE MP Gordon Prentice was today visiting BAE Systems' Warton complex to see how the company is facing up to the crisis engulfing the aerospace industry following last week's terrorist attacks on the United States. read more

  • Awards for brave cops

    TWO police officers who risked their lives to save a man from a house fire have received bravery awards. read more

  • Saints put their title on the line

    IT is do-or-die for Saints on Saturday night when they put their Super League trophy on the line in the sudden death Elimination play-off against the Leeds Rhinos at Knowsley Road (6.00pm). read more

  • Helen looks back on a mixed season

    PRESTON runner Helen Pattinson has returned to the UK after a long and tiring athletics season. read more

  • Promising signs despite defeat

    THE CREDENTIALS of Preston's 1st XI were given their sternest test so far in their busy pre-season programme last Saturday at West Cliff. read more

  • X-POP3-Rcpt: mdawber@voyager

    X-Originating-IP: 212.159.22.28 read more

  • He needs help

    BURY Football Club manager Andy Preece is a nice chap but he needs someone to help him. He can't do it on his own. read more

  • Mums agree to be locked up for a day

    ASDA colleagues from Burnley who braved a day in the cells raised £1,000 for leading children's charity NCH. read more

  • Burglar behind bars for flouting probation orders

    A BURGLAR and thief who also flouted probation orders, is behind bars for a total of six months. read more

  • MP in New York as nightmare unfolds

    SHAUN Woodward, who was in New York at the time of the terrorist attacks on the city's World Trade Centre, has condemned what he called the "agents of evil" behind them. read more

  • Lucas is arrogant - in a nice way!

    Blackburn manager Graeme Souness has described Australian defender Lucas Neill as arrogant - but in the best sense of the word. read more

  • Life is getting sticky for the Toffees

    AFTER a promising start to the new season, Everton has been hit by a triple blow that has left fans wondering if it will be yet another season of struggle. read more

  • Goal shy Rovers

    ROVERS boss Graeme Souness may be in danger of sounding like a cracked record but his message remains a simple one. read more

  • Smith backs Souness

    GRAEME Souness achieved stage one of his Ewood Park mission by winning promotion and Everton boss Walter Smith is backing him to bring more success to Rovers. read more

  • BNFL trainees's towering feat

    VISITORS to a small parish church in Preston have been granted a heavenly countryside view thanks to the help of a group of BNFL graduate trainees. read more

  • Eastern delights

    A NEW exhibition containing a range of Eastern delights has gone on display at Preston's Harris Museum and Art Gallery -- the first venue in Britain to show the works. read more

  • Above and beyond the call of duty...

    A PRESTON bobby has received a prestigious award for work above and beyond the call of duty. read more

  • New eye in sky planned

    A NEW £2million police helicopter could soon be hovering in the skies over the county after Lancashire Police announced they were to bid for cash to replace their current one. read more

  • Splashing cash job for Beverley

    WATER sports enthusiast Beverley Taylor wants to make a big splash in her new job. read more

  • Angels need redeeming

    THE end of playtime whistle could soon be blown at a Preston pre-school after it was forced to relocate, dramatically reducing the number of children attending. read more

  • 'You have got to fight it'

    A PRESTON housewife, who was told she had breast cancer three days before her silver wedding anniversary, is to take part in an awareness campaign to help other victims of the disease. read more

  • Muslims in call for calm

    MUSLIM religious leaders in Lancashire today condemned the terrorist attack on America and warned against a knee-jerk reaction from the USA and the rest of the world. read more

  • 'My brave friend who died a hero'

    LANCASHIRE fireman John Williamson has saluted the bravery of his friend, New York fire chief Peter Ganci, who dug himself out of the rubble of the World Trade Centre and continued to help others right up until his death. read more

  • Number's up for hoax callers

    FIRE chiefs are using text messages to cut the number of hoax calls, it was revealed today. read more

  • Gallery closes for displays

    THE art gallery at Towneley Hall, Burnley, will be closed next month. read more

  • Less road, less tax?

    IT is reported that a scheme is afoot to reduce the number of lanes available to drivers. If this comes about will the road tax be reduced proportionally? read more

  • LOCAL SOCCER: Lister doubt

    COLNE boss John Lister is the only injury doubt ahead of tomorrow's FA Vase clash against Whitley Bay. read more

  • LSH survive test

    Morley 23 Liverpool St Helens 28 THIS RFU Senior First Round Cup tie represented the sternest test yet for Eric Hughes young side. read more

  • Dream comes true for boys

    AN American dream became reality for two Lytham youngsters who flew to California this summer. read more

  • Council admits caravan site 'failure'

    RIBBLE Valley Borough Council has admitted it failed to "test the market" when seeking tenders to take on the running of Clitheroe's Edisford caravan site. read more

  • Yobs torch dog waste bins

    COUNCIL chiefs have urged residents and dog owners to be extra vigilant and report any suspicious activity after two dog waste bin were set on fire by vandals at a Longridge park. read more

  • Face-lift for sports centre

    COUNCIL chiefs have agreed to budget for a £120,000 refurbishment programme of Longridge Sports Centre. read more

  • £120,000 facelift for sports centre

    COUNCIL chiefs have agreed to budget for a £120,000 refurbishment programme of Longridge Sports Centre. read more

  • Bob's all steamed up about a pump

    A HISTORY enthusiast is getting all steamed up about a half-ton antique pump which played an important part in Lancashire's heritage at the beginning of the century. read more

  • Bob's all steamed up about a pump

    A HISTORY enthusiast is getting all steamed up about a half-ton antique pump which played an important part in Lancashire's heritage at the beginning of the century. read more

  • Let's talk BEFORE you chop!

    CAMPAIGNERS fighting to save 41 trees at Clitheroe Castle from the axe will be able to have their say during a public consultation exercise -- after more than half have been felled. read more

  • Heath march to top

    Thatto Heath 62 Featherstone Lions 7 read more

  • Clean bill of health for Ribble Valley

    THERE is no evidence to suggest that industry in Clitheroe, including Castle Cement, has caused severe illness or death, a three-year study by East Lancashire Health Authority has found. read more

  • Pool fight back

    A LATE Graham Fenton goal rescued a point for the Seasiders to complete a spirited comeback in a game which, at one point, they were losing 2-0. read more

  • Save our school

    The campaign to keep open Parr High School swung back into action last week as pupils reaffirmed their battlecry to fight St Helens Council's decision to close it down. In early July this year, council bosses voted to close the school in August, 2002. Formal proceedings for the closure are now underway and statutory notice, to officially notify the public, will shortly be posted in the local press and around the town. The School Organisation Committee will make a final decision in December. Now with the clock ticking on the school's future and pupils facing the harsh reality of finding a new school, the Parr High Save Our School Committee are calling upon the public for help.0 read more

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