A COUPLE who thought they had lost £1,000 after signing up to a holiday club scheme were today celebrating after they received a full refund.
THE singer widely recognised as the voice of English folk music will be headlining at Morecambe's Platform next week.
THERE is an over-whelming feeling that spring is here as you walk around the new show at Lancaster City Museum.
FRIENDS and family of Jennifer Wilson are on tenterhooks as they wait to hear whether her bone marrow transplant has been successful.
ENVIRONMENTAL health officers are investigating after residents in Hapton complained about a chemical smell lingering around the area.
A LOCAL company has thrown its weight behind the first Lancaster Film & New Media Festival - by becoming its main sponsor.
A MAN rescued from his burning house as he tried to save his pet kitten has been reunited with the cat he calls his best friend.
COMMUNITIES across the district still have a chance to have their say on proposals to extend the Lune Millennium Path.
BURNLEY'S Sustainability Action Partnership has unveiled a programme of special days for volunteers every Thursday until Christmas.
SIX art organisations in Lancaster have been singled out for a £2.5 million cash injection. The Folly, the Dukes, Nuffield, Storey, Lit Fest and Ludus will share the Arts Council grant over the next three years.
BURNLEY and Pendle Travel has announced changes to some services from Sunday.
LANCASTER City Council has drawn a line under the 'Blobbygate' affair - days before the local election.
A DRIVE to regenerate Morecambe should focus more on creating jobs than on providing new housing, according to a report before Lancaster City Council this week.
HAVING rung up its 70th anniversary this month, the prominent church of St Gabriel in Blackburn dominates a tranquil Brownhill Drive in this 1949 view -- and is listed as a building of architectural importance because of its striking Thirties look.
A POOR defensive performance brought defeat in Hoppers' final league match of the season to finish in ninth place in the table, just enough to avoid the relegation fall out which will be resolved on Saturday.
PRESTON opened the new season with a close win over Leyland Motors in their Northern Premier League Division One clash.
SOUTH Ribble Tennis Centre has been identified as one of the best in the country for bringing on talented young players.
ILLNESS has left Judith Hilton a prisoner in her own home.
POLICE have launched a fresh investigation after the new Mayor-elect of Pendle's car was broken into just weeks after his home was targeted in a brick attack.
A MILL owner is appealing for help to catch vandals who caused more than £30,000 of damage to his business.
BURY boss Andy Preece wants fans to learn the lessons from Glenn Roeder's health scare.
LIFESAVERS have issued a stark safety warning after a family's frolics ended in the desperate rescue of a small child whose rubber dinghy was swept out to sea.
VULNERABLE people living rough in Lancaster face a waiting list for emergency accommodation.
FIREFIGHTERS were called to Perth Street, Burnley, earlier today after a suspected arson attack.
POLICE will today continue their search for a knife-wielding robber who held up a Burnley store.
A COUNCILLOR who has been plagued by a campaign of hate mail has called in the police to investigate but said it will not 'grind her down.'
I was getting increasingly upset by the war in Iraq especially when I watched President George Bush and his colleagues talking about 'successes.'
IN response to the outburst towards cyclists by Councillor Fred Slater (LET, April 15), I assume that he has never tried his luck on one of the cycle paths at the side of the road which encourage us with young families who enjoy cycling to take to the canal towpaths.
I AM disgusted with Burnley Council for refusing to fly the Union Jack over Burnley and Padiham town halls, in support of our soldiers in Iraq (LET, April 10).
CYCLING on the canal towpath a fishy idea? Not on your life, Councillor Fred Slater (LET, April 15).
I REGULARLY cycle along the canal towpath from Feniscowles to Blackburn town centre to do my shopping.
TWO points for Councillor Fred Slater, who wants to ban cycling on the canal towpath (LET, April 15), to ponder:
WHETHER you agree with the Iraqi war or not, every citizen in Britain should fly the British flag in support of our brave soldiers there.
Well, well, at last we have got our Union Jack flying freely again (LET, April 17) but what a crying shame that it took a war to do it.
REGARDING recent letters about flying the Union Jack, can anyone explain why Tony Blair and the Union Jack are only ever seen in the same room when George W Bush is present?
THE disclosure today that 35 new police officers are being placed on community beats in East Lancashire will be welcomed by all law-abiding citizens.
WITH her tiny frame, it is hard to believe that 11-year-old Alex Gaskell has such an amazing voice.
ANDY Payton may be quitting League football but his contribution to Burnley Football Club will never be forgotten.
A FULWOOD woman has gone back to school to extend a helping hand to youngsters, teaching them to read and bake cakes as a surrogate grandmother.
TRADING Standards are warning that the latest toy craze could end in disaster after a young girl from Preston was injured.
THE former right-hand man to the county's top policeman has taken on a new role.
TRAGIC tales highlighting the plight of Britain's orphans are the subject of the latest book by Preston author Jean Shansky.
A FASHION guru who made a living selling flared jeans and velvet jackets to celebrities, such as the late Leonard Rossiter, is turning his hand to helping up-and-coming businesses.
LOCAL education could be thrown into chaos next year if proposed strikes by teachers go ahead.
SPEEDING drivers should watch out over the coming months.
BLACKBURN target Lorenzo Amoruso has called on Rangers to make a decision about his future as soon as possible.
A FINANCIAL adviser who stole almost £500,000 from clients who trusted him to invest their life savings has been jailed for four years.
AN ALLOTMENT holder has spoken out after arsonists killed all his racing pigeons and caused thousands of pounds-worth of damage.
A LOOK at events, from amateur theatre to rambles through our beautiful countryside.
SUPERMARKET staff helped a Blackburn community group. 20 volunteers from Morrisons redecorated the St Anne's House base of the THOMAS project, which helps homeless young people.