A CRUNCH meeting is due to be held tomorrow to try to thrash out arrangements for a new leader and ruling body for Burnley Council.
AN East Lancashire chemical blending company has been fined £10,000 for polluting four miles of the River Irwell and killing thousands of fish.
A CONTROVERSIAL plan for a business park on land earmarked as green belt is set to be given the go-ahead.
A pharmaceutical giant has been given a gold medal for its commitment to safety.
A LONG-standing Rossendale car firm has gone into administration, threatening all the jobs at the dealership.
LANCASHIRE chairman Jack Simmons is hoping England new boy Saj Mahmood can make a big impact at Test level.
NEWLY-PROMOTED Accrington Stanley have secured a six-figure sponsorship deal which will change the name of the stadium.
Burnley have confirmed their first pre-season friendly of the 2006/07 season.
PLYMOUTH Argyle boss Tony Pulis has hinted he could be interested in taking Clarets striker Gifton Noel-Williams to Home Park.
The FA have written to Blackburn Rovers' striker Paul Dickov to ask for his observations on the spitting allegation with Manchester City's David Sommeil.
BLACKBURN goalkeeper Brad Friedel reckons Mark Hughes is ready to raise the bar even higher next season in his quest to transform Rovers into a major Premier League force.
THE names of five new suspects have been given to detectives who re-opened the investigation into the 15-year-old murder of a Pendle woman.
A BOY had a lucky escape after he plunged through the roof on an empty building.
IT looks like Steve Cotterill has pulled another coup in acquiring the services of striker Steve Jones for next season.
A FOOTBALL coaching scheme that helped cut juvenile nuisance in Hyndburn has been hailed as one of the top crime fighting initiatives in the county.
THE Rotary Club of Church and Oswaldtwistle is inviting local organisations to join its Grand Charity Walk.
DARWEN and Rossendale MP, Janet Anderson has signed an early day motion (EDM) in parliament calling for a ban on animals in travelling circuses.
BAXENDEN are the Jekyll and Hyde team of the Ribblesdale Senior League.
PENDLE woman Daisy Ashworth celebrated notching up 90 years with a party at her home in Kelbrook.
A SCHOOL less than two months out of special measures has received a hammer blow after its new headteacher refused to take his post just days before he was due to start.
A SENIOR hospital consultant today slammed NHS bosses for axeing skin-care beds and warned patients will need longer treatment to get better.
WELLIES, wax jackets and walking sticks not the kind of image normally associated with beauty contests.
PEOPLE in Lancashire are being encouraged to think about fostering in Foster Care Fortnight which started this week.
A CHILDREN'S arts festival is being planned for the summer to encourage children and their families to take part in creative workshops.
A BLACKBURN artist whose wife suffered from dementia for 18 years has paid tribute to her by putting together an exhibition of art and poetry about her life.
Fire bosses today warned people not to discard cigarettes or lit matches after a grass fire in Nelson.
A BRAVE teenage snooker player has been dubbed an "inspiration" after winning every match he has played since having a brain tumour removed.
THE devastated family of a teenager who died in a motorway crash today paid tribute to their "bubbly and happy" son who was "loved by everyone".
SIX tonnes of prime garden compost will appear in a Big Heap at an Accrington supermarket tomorrow.
A 91-year-old Accrington woman died two weeks after an operation on a fractured hip.
A SERVICE which is at "crisis point" because of a lack of funding could be set for a massive £500,000 windfall to keep it going.
AN 80-year-old woman who died two days after taking an overdose of aspirin told her son she had been stupid and wouldn't do it again.
DON'T miss Romeo and Juliet, the romantic tale of star-crossed lovers, which takes to the stage at Burnley Mechanics on May 10.
The evergreen musical "My Fair Lady" has been thrilling audiences now for 50 years - now it's being performed in Oswaldtwistle until May 13.
I THINK the time has come to add a new couple to the list of great TV double acts of recent times.
GOVERNMENT inspectors have shown they are down with kids' agreeing with pupils in Burnley that their school is "cool".
CAMPAIGNERS fighting plans for a new super-school on Towneley playing fields have been left outraged after the government denied them a public inquiry.
RE the proposed £45million development plan envisaged for Blackburn Cathedral.
MARGO Grimshaw (LET, April 25) says the protest against Condoleezza Rice should have been more polite.
WHILE watching a TV programme about binge drinking, I was horrified to learn the practice was common behaviour to a large percentage of youngsters, many as young as 13.
WE can argue about whether the National Health Service is in crisis; perhaps we can agree that it is in some disarray.
THE body of a 30-year-old mother was found hanging from the bannister by her two young children at the family's Blackburn home, police said today.
A BLACKBURN family kept a promise to give a relative a good send off arranging for her coffin to be carried by a horse and carriage.
A MAN was taken to hospital with smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in the kitchen of his Colne home.