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  • Police worker who received Shafiq call 'should be retrained'

    A POLICE operator should be retrained after a watchdog slammed her handling of a desperate phone call from murder victim Mohammed Shafiq, a councillor has said. read more

  • Motoring group's call echoes Wasted Lives aims

    THE influential Institute of Advanced Motorists has demanded that the Government introduce more steps to cut the number of young drivers killed on the roads. read more

  • Tribal Belly Dance

    Tribal Belly Dance classes are going to be held at St Veronica’s Church Hall in Helmshore. The new classes will be held on a Tuesday evening (8.30 – 9.15pm) after the beginners class (6.30-7.30pm) and improvers session (7.30 -8.15pm). Tribal dance is improvised as opposed to being choreographed. Contact 01706 601247. read more

  • Granny's Attic

    There’s a Granny’s Attic and Car Boot Sale at St Peter's Church on Saturday, 13th September from 9.30am to 1.00pm. Books, Toys & Games, Bric-a-Brac, Clothes and Kitchenware. Stalls £6 - Contact 01706 223351. read more

  • Scores on doors planned for Rossendale takeaways

    SUB-STANDARD takeaways and restaurants could be named and shamed as part of a ‘scores on the doors’ scheme. read more

  • Police alert over Hapton thefts

    POLICE fear green-fingered thieves are on the loose in Hapton – and have warned residents to be on the look-out. read more

  • 'Feisty' woman, 87, fights off mugger

    A ‘FEISTY’ 87-year-old woman fought off a ‘cowardly’ robber who tried to steal her handbag in the street. read more

  • In the North we’re only getting half of the peers we are entitled to

    Lord Greaves column: The New Local Government Network has worked out there are not enough members of the House of Lords from the North of England. It certainly feels like that! read more

  • Children’s art goes on show

    A ONE-night exhibition displaying children’s paintings and drawings will be held after the Barrowford Show was cancelled. read more

  • Text-threats man gets ban

    A BLACKBURN man has admitted sending threatening text messages to a woman after she told him she just wanted them to be friends. read more

  • Blackburn firm's bumper profits

    A CONFECTIONERY firm is looking healthy after posting bumper profits thanks to a range of nutritious snacks. read more

  • Bandit raider is jailed

    THREE strong arm “bandits” thought they had hit the jackpot when they removed a gaming machine from a working men’s club. read more

  • Nobody ever said life was easy or fair

    Margo Grimshaw column: We British are perhaps at our strongest with our backs against the wall, so maybe the feeling of community will emerge and fill us with that war-time spirit. read more

  • Pendle parks to be given new powers to stop yobs

    PARK keepers could be handed new powers to tackle teenage anti-social behaviour. read more

  • Hospital baby unit 'will be on time'

    HOSPITAL bosses have insisted Burnley’s £31million maternity unit will be delivered on time and on budget. read more

  • Jimmt Bell: Accrington Stanley need more steel

    ACCRINGTON Stanley assistant boss Jimmy Bell insists the Reds must become “bad losers” after crashing to their third defeat in eight days. read more

  • Hollywood artist to put the celeb into Whalley

    AN ARTIST who rubs shoulders with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars is coming to the Ribble Valley for an exclusive show of his work. read more

  • Leisure centres cook up healthy menus

    NEW five-a-day menus have been introduced at Pendle’s leisure centres. read more

  • Hapton regeneration after county council backing

    COUNTY council bosses have been asked to support the regeneration of a sprawling former factory complex near the M65 which could generate 1,000 jobs. read more

  • Accrington Stanley undone by Ex-Factor

    A trip to Exeter City is always likely to bring back good memories of the Conference winning season for Accrington Stanley, and their latest visit was no different. read more

  • Hostel row over crack user

    A MAN was ordered to leave a hostel for the homeless because he objected to sharing a room with a crack cocaine user. read more

  • Litter scheme hope for village

    A COMMUNITY scheme to clean up Foulridge is hoping to get off the ground. read more

  • Theft was 'a cry for help'

    A 54-year-old woman tried to walk out of Asda with a trolley full of groceries she hadn’t paid for. read more

  • NHS 60

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  • East Lancashire schools’ opening ‘historic moment’

    EDUCATION bosses have welcomed the opening of three new super schools this week as an ‘historic’ moment. read more


    David EDGAR On Thursday, September 4, 2008, peacefully in Royal Blackburn Hospital, David aged 57 years. A much loved dad of Carol, Kifha, David and Lisa, Michael and John and Linda and family, also a most treasured grandad. Reposing in the Darwen Chapel of Rest, Blackburn Road, where flowers will be received and from where the cortege will leave for an 11.00 a.m. service and committal at Pleasington Crematorium on Thursday, September 11. Inquiries. Darwen Funeral Services, 59/61 Blackburn Road, Darwen, BB3 1EJ. Tel. 01254 873618 read more


    Ken SHARROCKS Peacefully at the Newcastle General Hospital on Wednesday, September 3, Ken of Lonsdale Court, Penrith, Cumbria, formerly of Bolton, Lancashire and The Corporation Park Hotel, Blackburn aged 81 years. Beloved husband of May, dearly loved dad of Jane, Mark and Pete, and father-in-law of Jerry, Jo and Su, loving grandad of Nick, Rosie and Alfie. Service and cremation at Carlisle Crematorium on Thursday, September 11, at 2.00 p.m. Family flowers, but if desired, donations for the Northern Brainwave Appeal may be made at the service or sent c/o Richardsons Funeral Directors, Victoria Road,Penrith, CA11 8HR. read more


    Agnes PICKENS Remembering my dear wife who died September 8, 2002. Missed as always, loved forever. I care and love you still, The world forgets but I never will. From your loving husband Bob x x x read more


    Annie WHYATT (nee Lettherd) The family of the late Annie Whyatt wish to express their sincere thanks to all relatives and friends for cards of condolence and messages of sympathy following the death of Annie. Special thanks to the staff of Holly House, Old Gates Nursing Home for their dedication and kindness whilst Annie was in their care. Also to Cannon Taylor of St Marks for his support, kind words and ministrations. Also a special thanks to everyone who attended the funeral. read more


    Maureen GOODEN Happy birthday Maureen. Your ever loving son Craig, husband Brian, mum Hilda, and the late Doug, sister Barbara and Gerry, brother Les and Pat, brother Norman and sister-in-law Hilda. read more


    FITZSIMMONS WILSON AHERN CHARLIE LYALL 28/8/08 8lbs 2ozs. Congratulations Linzi and Kilian xx read more


    Phil TAYLOR At last! Happy 18th birthday Phil. With much love and best wishes, Mum and Charlotte x x read more


    Mary Grace Basile NUTTER On Wednesday, September 3, 2008 peacefully at Blackpool Victoria Hospital with her loving family, Mary aged 84 years. The dearly loved wife of the late Kenneth, much loved mother of Patricia, loved mother-in-law of John, treasured grandma of Michelle and Alison, loving great-grandma of Emily-Louise also a dear sister of Dorothy and Teddy and sister-in-law of Alison. Will be sadly missed by all. A service and cremation will be held at Pleasington Crematorium on Friday, September 12, at 1.00 p.m. Reposing in the Chapel of Rest, Broomfield Place, Witton. Family flowers only please, donations if so desired may be made in memory of Mary to The N.S.P.C.C or The British Heart Foundation c/o Alty Funeral Service. Inquiries. The Alty Funeral Service, Broomfield Place, Witton, Blackburn. Tel. 503240 http://funerals.alty read more


    16 Annalise DONNELLY Happy Birthday Princess. Love, Mum and Dad, Margaretann, Andrea, John, Stewpot, Andrew, nieces and nephews x x x read more

  • TODD

    Dorothy TODD (nee McKeating) Peacefully on August 29, 2008 at St Barnabas Hospice, Worthing, with her family by her side, Dorothy aged 72. Loving wife to the late Alan Todd, dear mother to Karen and Stephen, much loved grandma to Millie, Conor and Ana. Funeral service and cremation will be held at Pleasington Crematorium at 2.00 p.m. on Friday, September 12, 2008, followed by a memorial service at St Peters Church, Salesbury at 3.00 p.m. Family flowers only please but donations if so desired to St Barnabas Hospice, Columbia Drive, Worthing, West Sussex BN13 2QF. Inquiries Jordan and Cook Funeral Services Tel. 01903 232702. read more


    Catherine (Kitty) LENAERTS Three years ago you passed away Mum, you're always in our hearts and thoughts. We love and miss you every day. Love always, Leah, Catherine, Geraldine and families. read more


    Joan DUNKERLEY On September 4, 2008, suddenly at White Ash Brook NH, and formerly of Cambridge Street, Great Harwood, Joan aged 64 years. Daughter of the late Elizabeth and Tom Dunkerley, a dear cousin. Reposing in the Birtwistle Funeral Home, Queen Street, Great Harwood. Requiem Mass will be offered in our Lady and St Huberts Church, on Wednesday, September 17, 2008, at 10.00 a.m. prior to interment in the churchyard. Family flowers only please. Donations can be made to St Huberts Church. Inquiries, ET Birtwistle and Sons Ltd. Tel. 877077 read more


    Richard TAYLOR Treasured memories of a dear friend. Always remembered. Love from Stuart and Kath. read more


    Arthur Robert (Ike) MAXWELL Remembering a dear father. Sons John, Alan, Arthur, Derek, Donald and Denis. read more


    Malcolm LINGARD Happy birthday to a wonderful, much loved husband, dad and grandad. From your loving wife Muriel, daughters Alyson, Gillian, Joanne, sons-in-law and grandchildren xxxxx read more


    Lilian O'ROURKE Died September 8, 2001. God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference. Husband Frank, sister-in-law Irene, niece Ann and family. read more

  • Cowardly attack on pensioner at Blackburn bus-stop

    A 74-year-old woman fell to the floor when a robber grabbed her handbag as she waited for a bus. read more

  • Controversial Blackburn councillors back in fold

    TWO controversial councillors have been readmitted to their party’s ranks on Blackburn with Darwen’s ruling group. read more

  • Swanney enjoys his double delight

    VETERAN batsman John Swanney had two reasons cheerful as Accrington and Great Harwood were crowned champions of their respective leagues. read more

  • No need for fluoride on tap

    FLUORIDATION of water is aimed at improving children’s dental health. However, all the population will be exposed to it and there is no control on amounts consumed or safety levels. read more

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