JUST as the rules say, the Landon family should have applied for planning permission for the rooftop garden they created on top of the garage behind their home and fish and chip shop in East Lancashire.
BLACKBURN defender Craig Short today called on his fellow professionals to pay more in subscription fees to the PFA in a bid to avert the threat of potential strike action in the future.
A TEENAGER has been sentenced to 21 months youth custody for his part in the mid-summer disorder in Burnley.
PARENTS are being urged to drive home the road safety message to their children following a massive increase in road accident casualties in Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale areas.
BRITISH National Party candidate Jim Cowell has stopped canvassing for support at Thursday's council by-election in Burnley after becoming disillusioned with the party.
A PICTURESQUE village is being ruined by tearaway teenagers, according to a Burnley councillor.
LAND on the site of the Clough Springs Brewery, in Barrowford, also known as the The Vinegar Works, could be transformed in to a luxury housing development if planning permission is granted by councillors.
ELDERLY and disabled people in Pendle were treated to a feast of fun and good food during the first day of this year's Bit of a Do event at Colne Municipal Hall.
GANGS of badly-behaved children, some as young as four, are creating problems in an area of Colne, stealing, damaging property and abusing residents.
IT'S been going on for a number of weeks now. A few voices of dissent in the stands. The occasional caller on the local radio phone-in. You can hardly call it a clamour at the moment, yet nevertheless there is a growing body of opinion which believes that Ian Moore should be dropped.
THE West End hit Cooking With Elvis brought cheers and tears to the full house at The Lowry.
A FORK lift truck driver escaped without a scratch when a factory roof caved in on his truck.
HALIMA Patel had every reason to grin when she was nominated for Britain's Brightest Smile competition.
ANOTHER decent result on Saturday. As I predicted last week we were comfortably up to the task of matching another of the so-called "big clubs" in grinding out another richly deserved point.
HYNDBURN Council's development control service has been praised by government inspectors for doing a good job -- but they expressed concern that it may not improve.
A MAN who was arrested in Greece after being accused of spying has finally made contact with his family in East Lancashire for the first time since being apprehended.
A YOUNGSTER with cerebral palsy today pleaded with council chiefs not to rip up her special rooftop garden after it said it breached planning rules.
STOCKPORT striker Shefki Kuqi could become a Blackburn player by the end of this week after he swooped into Brockhall yesterday for a couple of days of training.
ACADEMY starlet Andy Bell warmed up for next week's FA Youth Cup clash against Chelsea with a timely brace for the Under 19s at the weekend.
CHILDREN in need? The mindless jobs who terrorised my treasured pet dog and life companion while drunk on alcopops need locking up and the keys throwing away.
THE Friends of Queen's Park Hospital, Blackburn, would like to thank everyone who bought tickets and gave prizes for their recent raffle at the hospital, helping us to raise £620.
IWAS most interested to read the article (LET, November 1) concerning Mrs Georgene Holmes' search for the grave of her uncle, Private George Jones, who died in North Africa in 1943.
PARADISE found! No papers, no television, no Radio Lancashire, so no Jim Bowen and Sally Naden.
I WOULD like to thank all the people whose subscriptions helped to get in print the publication of 'Happy Valley No More,' the history of the Hapton Valley Colliery.
FOLLOWING the comments of the Blackburn with Darwen Care Homes Group (Letters, November 12), I can confirm two incidents that have happened at Hollymount Nursing Home.
COMEDIAN and entertainer Ken Dodd returned to Leigh last night to turn on the town's Christmas lights -- for the fourth successive year.
CHILDREN at a Whitefield primary school certainly didn't have to scratch their heads to come up with a winning fund-raising formula.
A PSYCHIATRIC patient was questioned by police after a fire at Fairfield General Hospital.
BUTCHER Robin Skinner served up an award-winning dish to scoop a top award at a North West competition.
A MAN is wanted in connection with the theft of cash from a Prestwich pensioner on Friday evening (Nov 23).
BURY Gateway Club is on the hunt for volunteers and is staging an open night to demonstrate how they help people with learning disabilities.
THE number of people infected with the E.Coli virus in an outbreak in the Eccleston area has risen again overnight by four more to ten.
INDUSTRY in East Lancashire suffered a triple blow today as Airtours and BAe Systems announced huge job losses in the wake of the September 11 terror attacks.
A JEWISH charity which operates in Bury, Whitefield and Prestwich has been "named and shamed".
TWO Bury adventurers who followed in the footsteps of the Incas during a gruelling five-day trek in Peru are back home.
A MUSICAL workshop takes place in the Ribble Valley next week thanks to a £5,000 grant from the national Awards for All scheme.
A NEW textile gallery displaying the work of local artists is to be unveiled at Clitheroe's Bowdon Books.
LANCASHIRE has been given the all-clear from foot and mouth after not having a single case for almost five months, since the last on June 28.
A DARWEN florist is calling for more bobbies on the beat and says crime in the town has never been so bad.
AN ex-convict who butted a police officer and left a trail of damage on a drunken night out, escaped jail.
COUNCILLORS are set to approve plans for 52 new homes in Bacup despite six letters of objection and a 104-name petition.
A ZOO and all its animals were brought to life for visitors young and old who called into a Waterfoot theatre.
A MAN who attacked his girlfriend after she threw his clothes from a bedroom window has been ordered to attend a domestic violence programme.
PLANS for a new play area in Victoria Park, Haslingden, have been prepared and fund-raising for the scheme is about to start.
BLACKBURN man Brian Holliday found himself being personally congratulated for the quality of his firm's furniture by Prince Charles when he collected his MBE award.
THREE and four-year-olds across East Lancashire are being given fluoride tablets in an effort to reduce the number of youngsters with tooth decay.
ONE of Blackburn's most historic churches is celebrating its 100th anniversary next month.
CANDIDATES from Blackburn and Darwen are leading the way when it comes to the latest social care training.
CLASS Two mascot Angus has packed the bear necessities of a globetrotter's life into his rucksack -- and taken off for Tahiti.
WHEN TV comedy star James Dreyfus offered to do all he could to help the adult leukaemia fund at Manchester's Christie Hospital, fundraiser and bone marrow transplant patient Mick Baines though it too good an opportunity to miss.