CHELTENHAM'S home allocation for the FA Cup fourth round tie against the Clarets have been sold.
BURNLEY councillors are being asked to give their backing to an East Lancashire "Quality of Life" survey.
LIFELONG Clarets football fan Stephen Tyhurst is to be buried in a Burnley shirt.
AN 82-year-old woman suffered cuts and bruises as she was dragged to the ground in an attempted handbag snatch.
POLICE are appealing for the driver of an estate car to come forward with vital information about a fatal road accident.
IN-FORM Rover Craig Hignett is hoping to become Ewood's answer to Ruud Van Nistelrooy by firing the goals to sink his old club Barnsley in the FA Cup tomorrow.
THE name 'Gallagher' will always be synonymous with Manchester after the chart-topping exploits of super group Oasis.
NEWCASTLE United Reserves completed the double over Rovers last night at Kingston Park.
FALLEN Italian giants Napoli could face competition from a number of rival clubs in their bid to land Ewood exile Ciccio Grabbi.
Emley 1 Leigh RMI 4 by Martyn Hindley: LEIGH RMI hammered Unibond Premier League side Emley with a superb exhibition of passing football that saw them through to a last 32 FA Trophy clash with Margate at Hartsdown Park on February 2.
THE glimpse Looking Back gave a couple of weeks ago of Blackburn's old Market Square empty of the stalls that crowded it on bustling market days may have given the impression that it was a virtually deserted at other times.
THIS week we take a look at the careers of television actors and actresses who were born in Burnley.
A TEENAGE boy carried out a bottle attack in Clitheroe town centre after having a lot to drink, Preston Crown Court heard.
RIBBLE Valley MP Nigel Evans has pledged to fight for extra support for ME sufferers living in his constituency.
A DISABLED charity store has won its battle for parking spaces -- but has been told they will not be legally enforced for another six months.
POLICE have issued a warning to Accrington residents to check their doors are locked at night after two burglaries on the same night.
"WHEN he gets the ball he's bound to score - Andy Andy Cole!"
BUSINESS people called for closed circuit television after teenage vandals jumped on car roofs and smashed shop windows during an hour-long rampage through Darwen town centre.
A QUICK-THINKING dad saved his family from injury when a scooter caught fire in his Blackburn flat.
"YOU'LL be lucky to get three paragraphs out of that" smiled one punter as he passed me on the way out at Selhurst Park.
PLANS to build four detached houses on the site of the former Hide Restaurant in Colne met with opposition from councillors who said there had already been permission for enough houses on the development.
BURY'S young Commonwealth Games ambassadors have finished the first lap of their quest for full-time employment.
HOLCOMBE Brook Methodist Church has started the new year with a new look.
EAST Lancashire's dental crisis was being raised in Parliament today by a worried MP who revealed a man was forced to walk a round trip of 14 miles just to receive treatment.
REGARDING the gritting of roads and footpaths, I'd like to know to what use should the contents of the yellow bins be put.
REGARDING the criticism of road gritting in Blackburn and Darwen, Hyndburn did not appear to have anyone complain.
BACUP'S Royal Court Theatre is echoing to sounds of 'It's behind you' as it's panto time - featuring genie Luke Goodwin being released from his lamp.
A THIEF posed as a church architecture student before stealing cash and a collection plate from a Blackburn church.
HORROR! is the first in a series of study support events aimed at pupils in Blackburn and Darwen.
DOORMEN at Utopia nightclub in Blackburn found 30 ecstasy tablets when they searched Natasha Jaqueline Kelly as she entered the club, a court was told.
A HEALTH watchdog has voiced fears that patients being discharged from hospital are being asked to fill in lengthy forms for no reason.
A PAPER delivery girl injured in a mystery accident before Christmas is still in hospital, but is stable and improving.
SHEILA McCaughran suffered the horror of seeing her husband Joseph dragged along by a burglar's getaway car and suffering serious head injuries that killed him.
MIKE Hoyle (Letters, January 10) is quite right to lambast Blackburn with Darwen Council's abysmal gritting performance.
THE roads in Blackburn have been atrocious recently and, unfortunately, the council have not done a lot to rectify this.
THE widow of a brave grandad who died while tackling burglars at his Spanish holiday home, said today she felt abandoned by police investigating the case.
TOWN Hall bosses are hoping for £200,000 to bring all residents up to speed with their plans.
SHOTS were fired at a group of Asian youths as they stood outside a Bury takeaway.
A NEW year's honour of a different kind has been bestowed on an officer who works for Whitefield Ambulance Station.
RAMSBOTTOM and Tottington Area Board will hold its first meeting of the year on Thursday, (Jan 17).
A HEARTBROKEN mum is hoping a thief will return her treasured Christmas memories.
WHEN I read some of Councillor Ashley Whalley's comments about the gritting fiasco in Blackburn and Darwen, I had difficulty in taking him seriously.
HAVING read the tidings of great joy from Judith Moss about the gritting of the roads in Blackburn (Letters, January 7), I wonder why, if side roads were passable, as she says, the binmen failed to turn up on Wednesday?
REGARDING your article 'Council slated as big freeze affects surgery' (LET, January 7), once again Councillor Ashley Whalley, Blackburn with Darwen Council's executive member for regeneration, makes lame excuses for anything that goes wrong under his control -- the latest being the gritting during the recent severe weather.
A LOOK at events, from amateur theatre to rambles through our beautiful countryside.
CLARETS youth team boss Terry Pashley will be looking for an improved performance from his side when they face Tranmere at Gawthorpe on Saturday.
A CLIMBER was rescued in a seven-hour operation after getting stuck 250 feet up a cliff.
A SCHOOL on green belt land is planning a £2million development which business leaders have hailed as a prospective boost to East Lancashire's sparse conference facilities.
THE former school of shooting victim Anthony Rigby is considering a permanent memorial in his honour.
POLICE have promised burglars a 'high quality service' as they step up their activity targeting vehicle crime and burglary as part of the ongoing crime crackdown, Operation Enforce.