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  • Full-Time: Manchester United 5 Blackburn Rovers 3

    BLACKBURN Rovers have crashed out of the Carling Cup after an eight-goal thriller at Old Trafford. read more

  • Historic Burnley bust set to return home

    AN HISTORIC Burnley treasure is to stay in the town despite a lucrative bid by a top American university, the Lancashire Telegraph can reveal. read more

  • Half-Time: Manchester United 2 Blackburn Rovers 0

    BLACKBURN Rovers' hopes of a Carling Cup semi-final berth are fading fast as they trail 2-0 to Manchester United at Old Trafford. read more

  • Pendle couple banned from keeping animals for 15 years

    A COUPLE have both been banned from keeping animals for 15 years after a dog starved to death. read more

  • Clarets are the toast of Burnley

    BURNLEY fans could toast their heroes with a special commemorative ale if the team wins their first major trophy for 50 years. read more

  • Team news: Derbyshire handed Blackburn Rovers cup start

    MATT Derbyshire has been rewarded with a start in tonight's Carling Cup quarter final at Old Trafford after his cameo at Portsmouth on Sunday. read more

  • Animals are being 'illegally slaughtered in Rossendale'

    EVIDENCE indicating that animals are being illegally slaughtered in Rossendale has been uncovered. read more

  • Famous Rawtenstall club closes its doors

    AN established nightclub has fallen victim to the turbulent financial climate. read more

  • New Darwen leak brings 'ice rink' danger

    ‘ENOUGH is enough’ — that’s the message from councillors and residents after a water leak near Darwen Health Centre turned the area into an ‘ice rink’. read more

  • Padiham mum killed herself after husband-to-be found hanged Lancashire Telegraph: DUE TO BE MARRIED: Andrew Davis and Kerry Louise Lawless

    A YOUNG mum killed herself because she couldn’t cope with the death of her fiancee just months earlier, an inquest heard. read more

  • Plea for bone marrow donor to help save Colne mum

    FAMILY and friends of a brave Colne woman are calling on East Lancashire people to help save her life. read more

  • Pendle Council issue alert over boiler con

    A COUNCIL is urging local residents not to let people into their homes to check their boiler unless an appointment has been pre-arranged through the authorities. read more

  • £500k church is changing Oswaldtwistle skyline

    THE skyline of Oswaldtwistle has an imposing new addition after the steel structure for a new £500,000 church was built. read more

  • Burnley playwright in final of international competition

    A BURNLEY playwright has secured a place in the final of an international competition. read more

  • Track of the week: India Mill - Caribesque

    Listen to Darwen band India Mill's track Caribesque, which is being used by national charity C.A.L.M (Campaign Against Living Miserably) to highlight suicide and depression in young males. read more

  • Blow to Blackpool as Pendle withdraws from Lancashire transport scheme

    THE row over free bus travel for pensioners in Lancashire has intensified after a council refused to hand over surplus cash — and vowed to spend it on other services. read more

  • January cash on Blackburn Rovers' agenda

    BLACKBURN Rovers’ Jersey-based owners are NOT planning a “crisis meeting” to discuss Paul Ince’s January transfer funds, the Lancashire Telegraph understands. read more

  • Worsthorne allotments waiting list difficulties

    Difficulties are being experienced by tenants on the Allotment Waiting List in identifying the site of vacant allotments. read more

  • Pendle cycling hero opens college's new facilities Lancashire Telegraph: ROLE MODEL: Steven Burke cutting the ribbon

    OLYMPIC hero Steven Burke said he was ‘honoured’ after the new state-of-the-art fitness centre at Nelson and Colne College was named after him. read more

  • Fowler set for talks over Blackburn Rovers future

    ROBBIE Fowler’s Blackburn Rovers future is set to be resolved in the next fortnight. read more

  • Win one of 12 fantastic siblu family holidays to France.

    We have teamed up with to find mums who make a positive difference in our community. read more

  • A Green Country Christmas at Cronkshaw

    Helmshore’s Cronkshaw Fold Farm is holding a Christmas Celebration on Saturday and Sunday, 13th and 14th December. Make decorations, presents and bird feeders from recycled materials. There will be roasted chestnuts, carols, a nativity play and special visitor, Father Christmas with an appropriate present for each child. read more

  • New home for Santa in Church and Oswaldtwistle

    Christmas came early for Church and Oswaldtwistle Rotary Club. read more

  • Schemes lead to Blackburn with Darwen Council savings

    BOSSES at Blackburn with Darwen Council have saved £600,000 after introducing a range of new transport schemes. read more

  • Burnley v Arsenal: Wenger curses his luck

    ARSENAL manager Arsene Wenger was left cursing his luck after seeing his talented young side exit the competition at the hands of Burnley. read more

  • A mirror on Blackburn's past rescued

    A MIRROR celebrating Blackburn in a century has been rescued. read more

  • Stamping out a message

    Lancashire Telegraph comment: You don’t have to be a churchgoer to understand the frustration and anger of the Dean of Blackburn and his colleagues at the lack of religious Christmas stamps. read more

  • Preston plan could cost Blackburn 14 per cent of trade - report

    BLACKBURN town centre could lose up to 14 per cent of its trade if a major new shopping centre is built in Preston, according to a report. read more

  • Ince: Cup win can lift Blackburn Rovers

    PAUL Ince once stared into the Football League abyss at Macclesfield Town until an unlikely cup win dramatically transformed the Silkmen’s fortunes. read more

  • Schoolpals back Diana Vickers for the X Factor final

    DIANA Vickers’ schoolfriends are backing the singer to make the X Factor final. read more

  • Bike stars turn out for Darwen pub day

    MOTORCYCLE stars Carl Fogarty and Garth Woods will be guests at a special Bikers’ Day fundraiser and auction for three disabled Darwen children. read more


    Barbara BRIGGS (nee Ward) Loving birthday memories of our dear Barbara. Loved and missed, Jim, Catherine, Sarah and families xxx read more


    Harold THORNBER Happy birthday to a very special husband, dad and grandad. No cards to send, No presents to give, But the love in our hearts, As long as we live. Wife Lois, sons Colin, Dale and David, grandchildren Holly, Corrie, Kal, Charmaine, Liam, Jasmine and William, also daughters-in-law Nadine and Michelle xxx read more

  • CHEW

    Jean CHEW (nee Wright) The family of the late Jean would like to express their sincere thanks to all her many friends and neighbours, not only for their kind messages and cards also for the generous donations received by Queens Lodge for their charity during the time of our sorrow. Special thanks to Doctor Mowbray at Little Harwood Health Centre, all the staff of Ward B2, Royal Blackburn Hospital and the management staff at Queens Lodge for their dedication of her care during her stay. The Reverend Philip Knowles, for his kind words and ministrations. Thanks to Bernadette Gaffing and the Social Services department for their support to us during Jean's illness. Talbot Funeral Services for their kindness and professionalism. Thnaks to all freinds who attended her funeral. With thanks and God Bless you all. read more


    Patricia Anne THOMPSON Tony, Kevin and Eileen would like to sincerely thank family and friends for all their support during Anne's illness. A special thank you to Macmillian nurses, Mary Smithson and Margaret Doyle and all community nurses from Accrington and Northwich, who looked after Anne with great care. Also thanks to Father Saunders and Peter and Sonia for taking care of all arrangements. Thank you for all donations sent in for Macmillian Nurses. read more


    Gordon WHITTAM Joyce, Catherine, Olwen, Julie and families would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for all the kind words, cards and donations received and to all who attended the church. We would like to especially thank Jack and Teresa Walsh for all they did for Gordon over the years, also Mary Jackson, Claimar Carers, Dave, Louise, Nikki and all the others who cared for Gordon, Mill Hill Resource Centre, Mill Hill Day Care Centre, Crossroads district nurses, especially Andrew. We would also like to thank the Ambulance Service, A and E doctors and nurses, also doctors and nurses at the assessment wards who were very kind to Gordon at the Royal Blackburn Hospital, also Birch Hall Care Home, Father John Dugdale and Father Peter Knowles for their prayers and kind words and also to Val and all at Darwen Funerals for their dignified arrangements. God bless you all. read more


    Mary O'MALLEY On Friday, November 28, 2008 suddenly at her home, Mary aged 83 years. The dearly loved wife of the late George, much loved mother of Michael, loving grandma of Catherine, Michael and Anne and a recent great-grandma to Sophie Rose. At rest in the Grimshaw Park Funeral Home. Service at St. Teresa's Church on Thursday, December 4 at 11.00 a.m. prior to cremation at Pleasington. Flowers and inquiries to Waring McKenna Funerals, 45 Grimshaw Park, Blackburn, BB2 3AG. Tel 01254 51577. read more


    Marion Joan LAVERY (nee Hedley) Joan died peacefully on Thursday, November 27, 2008 at Abbeyfield Extracare Home, Clitheroe, aged 98 years. Widow of Dr Geoffrey, sister of Margot, mother of Robin, Christopher and Peter, grandmother and great-grandmother. A funeral service to celebrate the life of this remarkable woman who lived life to the full will be held at the Parish Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Clitheroe on Monday, December 8 at 10.30 a.m. followed by a private family cremation. Family flowers only, donations if desired to Cancer Care c/o Clitheroe Funeral Service, 10-12 Whalley Road, Clitheroe, BB7 IAW. Tel 01200 443045. read more


    18 Chelsea Louise OXENDALE Our precious daughter is 18 today. Enjoy your first legal drink. Have a fabulous party. All our love, Mum, Dad, Kyle and Max (Woof Woof) Enjoy your present and remember DRIVE CAREFULLY! read more


    John ASTLEY On Saturday, November 29, 2008 suddenly but peacefully, at his home, John aged 88 years. The dearly loved husband of the late Elsie, a devoted father to Eunice and Sandra, special father-in-law to David and David, and a much cherished grandad to Yolanda, Carl and Brent. Reposing in the Chapel of Rest, New Wellington Street, Mill Hill. A funeral service will take place at Pleasington Crematorium on Monday, December 8, 2008 at 2.30 p.m. Family flowers only please. Donations, if so desired may be made to The Guide Dogs for The Blind c/o the Funeral Director. Further inquiries to Blackburn Funeral Services. Tel 01254 260005. read more

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