CALLING all former pupils of Stand Grammar School.
THE best of Lancashire food and drink was on offer at Northcote Manor, Langho, when producers showcased their products.
TWO families whose behaviour condemned neighbours to months of misery have been evicted from their homes.
RESIDENTS and council officials have agreed to install cameras near a piece of land in a bid to tackle troublesome children.
PARISHIONERS have won the first round of a fight to remove a yellow peril from outside their church.
RESIDENTS are celebrating the completion of a new £52,000 floodlit venue for community events.
ATHERTON Team Five starred last Thursday in a final presentation showcasing their achievements as Groundwork's Prince's Trust Volunteers during their 12-weeks Personal Development Programme challenge.
A TAXI driver was dragged from his car and punched during a late night road rage attack, a court was told.
THE pioneering spirit of Atherton businesswoman Vicky Mannion has been regally recognised.
A NEW project to protect and conserve plants and wildlife for future generations has been launched at Glazebury.
AN Atherton trader ordered to remove plants from the front of his shop has claimed that Wigan Council is being ridiculous -- and committing a crime against the community.
RESIDENTS are set to fight plans for a proposed link road to ease traffic congestion between Wigan and Atherton.
FAR reaching consequences of the divorce of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon where revealed by Brian Dixon when he addressed Culcheth WI.
CLASSIC car enthusiasts showed off Mustangs, Minis and Jaguars as the Haynes Motor Museum Classic and Sportscar Tour passed through the Ribble Valley at Browsholme Hall.
OVER 40 DJs will be attending Lowton Civic Centre on Friday for the annual Northern Soul fundraiser.
RAMSBOTTOM is making the final preparations for its May Day celebrations.
VISITORS to Radcliffe cemetery were shocked on Tuesday to discover dozens of headstones flattened.
I AM collecting used stamps, postcards and picture phone cards to help Guide Dogs for the Blind.
I RECENTLY took my daughter to Elton Reservoir to feed the ducks. Someone had obviously had a picnic and had left cans and plastic bags strewn around.
I HAVE read that litter louts might be fined. I agree. I think that anyone who drops litter should be fined at least £50. I think this because I am not pleased with all the litter on the floor. If you fine people who drop litter, the world will be a tidier place for everyone.
ONE hundred years after the 6-0 FA Cup Final win over Derby County, Bury FC fans marked the centenary of one of the most significant events in the history of the mighty Shakers by walking to Rochdale, raising funds and having a laugh along the way.
HAVING read your two-page spread about the visit to Bury by our friends from Datong in China, I was wondering whether Bury Council's chief executive, Mr Mark Sanders, could enlighten the council tax payers of Bury about precisely which Bury firms are queueing up to benefit from these costly links?
RESIDENTS in Kelbrook could see their village undergo a transformation, with a new parking area and extension to the village hall.
EVELYN Glennie's is an amazing story. Profoundly deaf since the age of 12, she has gone on to become one of the world's leading percussionists in a field where few had attempted to play solo before.
LEIGH Townswomen's Guild have two contrasting meetings during May.
LEIGH Zodiacs trainer Elaine Sutton was overwhelmed with the response to her plea for a new venue for practising.
BAKERS Greggs, which has a shop in Bury, has appointed Maxine Warner as senior area manager for the North West.
A BUSINESSWOMAN who hails from "Down Under" hopes to put fledgling companies firmly on their feet.
THE Wigan Pier Theatre Company is presenting a new musical by Ian Hayles "20th Century.co.uk".
AN OPEN day and craft fair takes place on Monday (May 5) at the Wyre Estuary Country Park ecology centre, River Road, Stanah, from 11am-4pm.
LEIGH folk group Calico have never forgotten founder member Joe Roberts.
With the south stand set to be replaced shortly, artist David Wright has produced a painting which also commemorates the 50th anniversary of the famous FA Cup victory.
CULTURE vultures are invited to work with local artists for a unique May celebration.
A SMOULDERING cigarette could have sparked an 'intense' fire which killed a Blackpool man at the weekend.
ST JOSEPH'S Players perform a play with a comical twist next week.
IT WASN'T just Blackpool's FA Cup win that made 1953 a special sporting year.
A BLACKPOOL man who provided cheap cigarettes for street sellers on the resort's Golden Mile has been forced to hand over more than £100,000 he made from smuggling.
FROM multiplex to silver screen -- meet Blackpool's newest film stars!
A POPULAR Cleveleys festival has been saved after a new group of residents stepped forward to organise future events.
LABOUR lost their grip in South Ribble last night as three of their seats were snatched away -- leaving the Tories the largest party on the council.
ACCRINGTON'S South African professional Andre Seymour sees their clash with Lowerhouse as a chance for the side to extend a winning run.
CLITHEROE face a tough trip to early table toppers Settle on Saturday in the Jennings Ribblesdale Cricket League.
MAKING their rivals green with envy is Bury-based Greenpower Technologies, Ltd.
TWO homes in Prestwich were raided by police on Wednesday as part of a synchronised dawn swoop by 250 police.
RIBBLE Valley MP Nigel Evans has called on the Government to support development of the Hawk trainer jet manufactured by BAE Systems.
A DISGRACED former solicitor had her request for an appeal dismissed after a tribunal heard she has vanished.
THE number of boarders at Stonyhurst College has shot through the roof, thanks to Harry Potter and a £1million outlay on new pupil digs.
RONNIE Jepson takes his Burnley reserve side to Tranmere this afternoon looking to secure their place in the Avon Insurance Premier Division.
BURNLEY could be watched by the lowest league crowd in their post-war history at Wimbledon on Sunday.
STAN Ternent has revealed his hands were tied by the financial plight of the club, leaving him with no choice but to release 13 players from the club.