CAMPAIGNERS are celebrating landing almost £200,000 funding for a play area to replace rusting old swings.
COUNCILLORS in Burnley took to the streets to spread grit themselves.
A GLOBE-TROTTING radiologist from East Lancashire Hospitals has become one of only three people in the country to get a prestigious diploma in musculoskeletal radiology.
BURNLEY were undone by two goals in five second-half minutes, before Mame Diouf wrapped up the win in stoppage time, but there were still plenty of positives for Brian Laws to take out of his first game in charge.
A WILDLIFE centre’s kestrel is missing after intruders smashed their way into its pen.
Members of Whitworth Town Council have confirmed they will be re-applying for Quality Town Council Status.
UPDATE: Funeral held for 11-year-old girl who died after falling on her way to school in icy conditions.
NEW Burnley manager Brian Laws will be delighted with a goalless first 45 minutes at Old Trafford.
HUNDREDS of people flocked to a winter wonderland event in Scott Park, Burnley.
TRIBUTES have been paid to a Second World War veteran who has died at the age of 97.
BURNLEY begin life under Brian Laws at Old Trafford this afternoon, with defender David Edgar making his first league start since signing from Newcastle United in the summer.
GLEN ASPINALL Shirley, Emily and Edward would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind letters, cards of sympathy and messages of condolence. Many thanks to all who made a donation to the Seve Ballesteros Foundation in memory of Glen. Thank you to the district nurses, Mrs. Judith Talbot for her kind words and to Michelle and Valerie of Wolstenholme Funeral Service for their kind and caring arrangements.
HAROLD BUNYAN Lorraine, Stephen and families would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for cards of condolence, kind expressions of sympathy and donations received during their time of sorrow. Also, special thanks to Reverend Geoff Townsend for his kind words and ministrations and to everyone who attended the service.
DOROTHY MAY ALLEN Jean, Paul and Heather would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy, cards, flowers and donations to Alzheimers Research and the Genesis Appeal for Breast Cancer Prevention. Thank you to all who have cared for mum in anyway, especially Doctor Westwood, district nurses and Doctor Master, Mr P. Johnson and Mr W. Barker, Community Mental Health Team, Ryan and staff at Holme Manor, staff of Woodlands H.F.E, Haydock Nursing Home, I and A Home Care, also wards and departments of E.L.H.T. Special thanks to Reverend P. Brown and friends from Rishton Methodist Church and especially to Reverend W. Robinson for his comforting ministrations, Mr A. Holmes and Mrs J. Hindle and all who helped in any way to prepare and attend the funeral service and to Sonia, Peter and staff of Hyndburn Funeral Service for their caring, professional service. In heavenly love abiding.
ANN GUDGEON Harry and Stuart wish to express their sincere thanks to relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind support, flowers, cards and expressions of sympathy received during their sad loss. Thank you to the paramedics, doctors and staff at A and E Blackburn Royal. Special thanks to Dr. Pilkington, Nicki and nurses and staff in Critical Unit B for their loving care and dignity shown to Ann and her family, also thanks to Karen and Barbara, Rev. Chew for his kind words and ministrations. Finally many thanks to Andrew and staff at Blackburn Funeral Service for their professional funeral arrangements. Thank you all again..
KENNETH MERVYN MITCHELL Wendy and her family wish to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their cards of condolence, kind messages of sympathy and support received during their recent bereavement. Grateful thanks also to everyone who so kindly gave a a donation in memory of Kenneth to Marie Curie. Special thanks to Debbie Dobson, the urology nurse for her support, Edward Joyce for taking the funeral service and to all who attended and to Wolsten-holme Funeral Service for their dignified arrangements.
MICHAEL NOEL DUERDEN Tony, Joyce and family would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their support, expressions of sympathy, cards, flowers and donations to the British Heart Foundation received during their sad loss. Thank you to Rev. Andrew Holliday for his comforting ministrations, grateful thanks to Chris, Claire and staff at the Postal Order, Blackburn for their kindness and help also to Michael's friends at the Railway for their kind thoughts. Thank you to everyone who attended the funeral service. Finally thank you to Gregg, Tricia and staff of Ainsworth's Funeral Service for their help and understanding.
ALEX CARRIE Alex’s family would like to thank, Harry, Carol, Peter and staff at Blackburn Funeral Services for their professionalism and the way they conducted the funeral on Tuesday, January 5, in the atrocious weather conditions. And all who managed to attend service.
ANNIE DEWHURST The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the Reverend Yvonne Pearson for a lovely service, to all the staff at Northwood Nursing and Retirement Home for their devoted care over the years to Annie. Thank you for all the donations to East Lancashire Hospice, grateful thanks also to Talbot Funeral Service for their expert help and service.
PETER JAMES BROWNE Joyce and Simon wish to express sincere thanks to all relatives, friends and neighbours for their letters, cards of sympathy and donations to the East Lancs Hospice on the sad loss of Peter. Thanks also to Marion, Ian and Marion, Diane Critchley of the district nurses, Angela Thompson and her team at the Chemo Unit and all staff of the Hospice who cared for Peter magnificently over the last two years. Thanks to the Reverend's Terry Dyer and Marie Crook for their words of comfort and the lovely re-arranged service in Hoddlesden Conserv-ative Club and all the friends who attended this very fitting tribute to Peter. Thanks to Val and staff of Darwen Funeral Services for their thoughtful arrangements. Peter will be much missed by many. God Bless all.
JOHN RICHARD WHITFIELD The family of the late Jack, would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their many cards of condolence and messages of sympathy and for everyone's kindness shown at this sad time. Special thanks to Alan Barnes for his kind words and comforting ministrations and to all who came to celebrate Jacks life.
PETER STEPHEN JOHN CLARKE I would like to thank my son Daniel and daughter-in-law Lorraine for all the help and care they have shown me over the last three months. Thanks to my step-son Brett for helping with the dogs whilst Peter has been ill. Big thanks to Marlene and family, Amy, Carol, Joan, John, Sam, Martin, Gina, Ken and Louise for their support and also to all our neighbours, Saint Gabriel's Church for all their prayers, Holy Souls R.C. Church for their support and prayers, Father Knowles for his visits to Peter both in hospital and Haydock Nursing Home. Many thanks to Community Wheels for helping Peter to get about for appointments. A very special thank you to all the nurses, care assistants and cooks at Haydock Nursing Home, Pleckgate Road, Blackburn for the amount of special care and time they gave both to myself and Peter whilst he was in the home over the last 8 weeks of his life. To doctors and nurses who over the past 20 years have helped Peter, Coronary Care, eye clinic, A and E heart team, assessment team, diabetic clinic and all the wards Peter has been on. Doctor Timpson of Roe Lee Surgery did all he could for Peter, visiting him every day, a special thank you to him. Larkhill Health Centre for their very good care and all the doctors at all the hospitals. Special thanks to Father Chinnery for attending the hospital for Peter's final hours for his blessing. To Father Jude for visits to Peter in hospital and for a lovely Requiem Mass. Thank you to Alan and Sandra for their music and songs at the Mass and a big thanks for the Mass Offerings and donations received to Woodgreen Animal Shelter which Peter gave to each year. Thank you to Simon at Talbot Funeral Services for all help he gave in arranging Peters funeral. Also I would like to thank everyone for all the Mass cards I have received, and also for everybody that is thinking of me at this sad time. Many thanks to all who attended Peter's Requiem Mass and a big thank you to Gina and Tom for the lovely refreshments. God Bless you all. Marjorie Clarke.
BARBARA LILLIAN TIMMS Colin and family would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for cards of sympathy and donations received. Special thanks to the district nurses who cared for Barbara, to Fr. John Dugdale for his Mass and to everyone who came to the funeral.
IRIS THRELFALL John and family wish to express their sincere thanks to all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy, cards of condolence and donations received at this sad time. Special thanks are extended to Rev John Tranter for his comforting prayers and ministrations.
FLORENCE LAWRANCE Sandra and Peter wish to express sincere thanks to all relatives, and friends for their cards, sympathy and donations to Cancer Research UK on the sad loss of their mum Flo. Grateful thanks also to Linda, staff at Springbank Court, Birchfield Care Home and Magdalene House Nursing Home. Also to Rev. John Taylor for the lovely service, to all who attended the service and the kindness of staff at Scales Funeral Service.
MARION HOLMES David would like to thank all his relatives, friends and neighbours for cards of condolence, kind expressions of sympathy and floral tributes received during his time of sorrow. Also special thanks to all staff of the Royal Blackburn Hospital for their care and the Rev, John Hartley for his kind words and ministrations.
IAN COUNSELL Bridget, Paula and Ian-John would like to say thank you all our friends and relatives who braved the snow and ice to attend Ian's funeral last Friday. Also many thanks to all who sent flowers, cards and sincere kindness at this sad time. We would also like to say a special thanks to Talbot Funeral Service as from the point of contact we were treated with dignity, care and compassion, finally to Rev. B. Stevenson for a lovely and comforting service.
VERA JEAN TRUSTRUM (nee Humphries) (formerly Chambers) Trevor, Allan and families of the late Mrs. Vera Jean Trustrum wish to express their sincere thanks to all relatives, friends and neighbours for cards of condolence, kind thoughts, lovely floral tributes and donations received during their time of sorrow. A very sincere heartfelt thank you to everyone at White Ash Brook Nursing Home for their dedicated care and kindness shown to Vera and her family, this will never be forgotten. Thanks to the Macmillan nurses and all the doctors at Rhyddings Surgery, also to Alan Barnes for the lovely service and to all who attended the service.
ANNE ELIZABETH LASIEWICZ Andrew, Zara, Carl, Aleisha and Jenny wish to express their sincere thanks to all relatives, friends and neighbours for cards of condolence, kind expressions of sympathy, Mass offerings and donations received during their time of sorrow. Also special thanks to sister Christine and life long friend Julie for their wonderful support, Angela, Andrew and family, Marian and Mick for their unstinting help throughout, doctors, nurses and staff at the East Lancs Hospice for their care and attention, district nurses and Macmillan nurses for their loving care and finally Father Griffin for his comforting words as well as conducting the Requiem Mass and Father Dutton for his kind ministrations
GEORGE JONES On Saturday, January 9, 2010, peacefully in hospital and of Clayton-le-Moors, George aged 73 years. The dearly loved husband of Winifred, devoted father of Peter, Derek and Lesley-Anne, father-in-law of Gail, Ann and Chris, precious grandad of Nick, Danny, Aron and Abby, also a very dear brother-in-law and uncle. A funeral service and committal will take place on Tuesday, January 19 at Accrington Cremator-ium at 1.40 p.m. Family flowers only please but donations may be made to Breast Cancer c/o Hyndburn Funeral Services, Queens Road, Accrington. All further inquiries tel. 01254 233133.
DAVID BURTON Suddenly in his 75th year at Hazeldene Care Home, Clayton-le-Dale on January 8. David beloved husband of the late Sally Burton. A funeral service will be held at Accrington Cremato-rium on Wednesday, January 20, at 3.00 p.m. to which all friends are respectfully invited. Family flowers only but if so desired donations may be made to The Stroke Association either at the crematorium or c/o E.T. Birtwistle, 29 Queen Street, Great Harwood. Tel: 01254 877077.
IRENE WILSON On January 11, 2010, Irene Wilson aged 88 years, of Eachill Gardens, Rishton, passed away peacefully. Dearly loved mother of Barbara, Carole, Pat and the late Margaret, mother-in-law to Jim and Keith and the late John, grandma to Joanne, Alison, Kevin, Lindsay, Cathy, John, Marc and the late Nick, a great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and a dear aunt. Service at the Birtwistle Funeral Home, Queen Street, Great Harwood, on Wednesday, January 20 at 10.00 a.m. prior to interment in Great Harwood Cemetery. Donations can be made to Rishton District Nurses. Inquiries. Birtwistles Funeral Service. Tel. 01254 877077.
ALAN FREDERICK CRAWSHAW On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, in hospital after a long illness bravely bourne, Alan aged 79 years. The beloved husband of Enid, dearly loved dad of Jennifer and Elizabeth, dear father-in-law of Nick, devoted grandad of Charlotte and Lauren, loving step-father of John, Stephen, Ian and families, a loving uncle of Mandy and a dear friend to many. A service will take place at Accrington Cremator-ium on Thursday, January 21 at 1.00 p.m. There are open flowers or donations if desired made payable to the Multiple Sclerosis Society c/o Kirby and Hughes Funeral Service, 228 Blackburn Road, Accrington, BB5 0AQ. Inquiries. Tel. 01254 233341.
(FLORENCE) EVA CHADWICK (nee Berry) On Friday, January 8, 2010, peacefully in hospital, Eva aged 94 years. The dearly beloved wife of the late Norman, cherished mum of Joy and Lee and mother-in-law of James and Lynne, much loved nan of Lesley, Russell and Clare, Ruth, Lisa and the late Jon and treasured great-gran of Jonathan, Lewis, Charlotte, Katie, Emma, Joe, Hannah and Jonah. A 12.00 noon service and committal will be held at Pleasington Crematorium Chapel on Saturday, January 16. Inquiries Darwen Funeral Services, 61 Blackburn Road, Darwen, BB3 1EJ. Tel: 01254 873618.
AARON THOMAS LOFTUS On Monday, January 11, 2010, suddenly and formerly of Haslingden Road, Guide, Aaron passed away aged 20 years. The dearly beloved son of Peter and Nicola and a much loved grandson, nephew and cousin. To our beautiful son Aaron, we love you. A service will be held at Pleasington Cremator-ium on Monday, January 18, 2010 at 12.00 noon. Reposing in the Chapel of Rest, Broomfield Place, Witton. Family flowers only please, or if desired donations may be made in memory of Aaron to Only Foals and Horses, Redshell Stables, off Haslingden Road, Oswaldtwistle, BB5 3RW. Inquiries. The Alty Funeral Service, Broomfield Place, Blackburn, BB2 1XF. Tel. 01254 503240 funerals.altys.info
NEIL EDWIN PICKERING On Sunday, January 10, 2010, suddenly at his home, Neil aged 50 years. The dearly loved father of Luke, much loved son of Dorothy and Eric, loving brother of Mark and David also a loved brother-in-law, uncle and a dear friend to many especially Sarah. Service and cremation will be held at Pleasington Crematorium on Tuesday, January 19, at 2.30 p.m. Reposing in the Chapel of Rest, Broomfield Place, Witton, where flowers will be received. Inquiries The Alty Funeral Service, Broomfield Place, Blackburn BB2 1XF. Tel: 01254 503240 funerals.altys.info
DOREEN MARTIN (nee McCave) Suddenly on Wednesday, January 13, 2010, at Royal Blackburn Hospital and of Livingston Road, Blackburn, Doreen aged 73 years. The dearly loved wife of the late John, a much loved mum of the late Graham and Arlene, special nana of Kyle, dear sister of Elsie and also a loving aunt of Adrienne, Elaine and Carolyn. A service will be held at St. Marks Church on Tuesday, January 19, 2010, at 12.15 p.m. prior to interment at Pleasington Cemetery. Reposing in the Chapel of Rest, Broomfield Place, Witton, where flowers will be received. Inquiries The Alty Funeral Service, Broomfield Place, Witton, Blackburn. tel: 01254 503240 funerals.altys.info
JOHN EDWARD DAVIS On January 6, 2010, suddenly in hospital, John aged 73 years of Great Harwood, formerly of the Calf`s Head, Worston and The Punch Bowl. The dearly loved husband of Pam, much loved dad of Danny and fiancée Lisa and Jaydee.The service and cremation will take place at Accrington Crematorium on Wednesday, January 20, 2010, at 11.00 a.m. Family flowers only please, donations if desired in memory of John to Arthritis Research c/o L Champ Funeral Services, Bank House, Whalley Road, Clayton-le-Moors, Accrington BB5 5DY. Inquiries: Tel 01254 390731
DOROTHY MARSDEN On Thursday, December 31, 2009, suddenly at home, Dorothy aged 89 years. The beloved wife of the late George and much loved mother of Nicholas and Roger. A funeral service will be held in the Chapel of Rest, Co-operative Funeralcare, Mincing Lane, Blackburn at 10.00 a.m. on Friday, January 22 followed by interment at Clitheroe Cemetery at 11.15 a.m. Dorothy will be sadly missed by family, friends and acquaintences, especially her fellow bridge players and Salesbury Bowling Club members. No flowers please. All inquiries to Co-operative Funeralcare. Tel. 01254 57331.
PATRICIA DODD Peter and Simon wish to express their sincere thanks to all relatives and friends for the help received, messages of sympathy, cards and donations to Cancer Research UK at this very sad time. Special thanks to our neighbours, Jim and Pauline, the staff of the Hollies Nursing Home, Co-op funeralcare and Rev. Wilfred Robinson for his kind words and ministrations.
BRIAN THOMAS RICHMOND Kathleen, Lorraine, Peter, Kevin, Karen and Carol would like to express their sincere thanks to all relatives, friends and neighbours for cards of condolence, kind expressions of sympathy and donations to M.N.D. Society received during our time of sorrow. Special thanks to Tony, Sharon, Tommy and Joan for their support given to Brian throughout his illness, occupational health team for all their help, Reverend Fleur Green for her kind words and ministrations and to Richard and his team at the Butlers for the catering provided. Finally, special thank you to everyone who attended the funeral service. God Bless you all.
BRIAN JOHNSON Peacefully in hospital on Monday, January 11, 2010 and of Spring Bank Terrace, Blackburn, Brian aged 60 years. Beloved husband and best friend of June, devoted dad of Pamela and Mark, dear father-in-law of Mark and Angela, loving grandad of Ashley, Jake, Ellie and Matthew and dearest brother of Marlene, Alan, Thomas and the late Mavis. God saw him getting weary, And did what he thought best. He gently closed his eyes, And laid him down to rest. Requiem Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 20 at 10.15 a.m. in St. Peter In Chains, RC Church, Mill Hill prior to interment at Pleasington Cemetery at 11.30 a.m. Family flowers only please, but donations if so desired to East Lancashire Hospice. c/o and further Inquiries to Blackburn Funeral Services, 9 New Wellington Street, Blackburn BB2 4DY. Tel:01254 260005.
VICTORIA GRACE CAVANAGH Gary, Graham, Ruth and Abigail would like to express their heartfelt thanks for the overwhelming love and support we have received at this sad time from family, spiritual brothers and sisters, work colleagues past and present of Victoria and ourselves, friends and neighbours. Also for all the prayers, cards, practical help and beautiful flowers and to all those who travelled in atrocious weather conditions from far and wide to show their love for Victoria. Special thanks to Mike and Steve for their comforting discourses and to their respective families for their constant attention to our needs. Also many thanks to Lianna, John and Graham at L. Champ Funeral Services for their compassion, sensitivity and direction.
ANDREW JAMES GREENWOOD Peter, Dorothy and family would like to thank all relatives and friends for their kind wishes and donations received during this sad time. We wish to thank all those who cared for Andrew during his illness especially the staff at Birch Hall Y,D,U. and doctors Hurst and Kennedy. Special thanks to aunty Doreen and friend Pat for their loving support, remembering his colleagues from E.D.C. especially Craig for their kindness and generosity also thanks to Frances Crabtree and special thanks to John Wilson for his help, support and ministrations. Thanks to the caterers at the Woodlands Hotel, our appreciation to all who attended the Griffin Inn, to all friends old and new who attended his funeral and finally to Talbot Funeral Service.
EDITH BENNETT On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, peacefully in hospital, Edith, aged 88 years. Beloved wife of the late Harold, devoted mother of Eveline and Harry, treasured grandma of Joanne, Jacqueline, Catherine, Mark and David and also a dear great-grandma. At rest in the Grimshaw Park Funeral Home. Service at Pleasington Cemetery Chapel on Tuesday, January 19, 2010, at 1.30 p.m. prior to interment. Flowers and inquiries to Waring McKenna Funerals, 45 Grimshaw Park, Blackburn, BB2 3AG. Tel. 01254 51577.
MARGARET HIGGINSON Frank, Stephen, Brenda and Denise wish to express their sincere thanks to all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind thoughts and expressions of sympathy, cards of condolence, flowers and donations to Marie Curie and The Hospice received during their sad loss. Very deep gratitude is expressed to the District Nurses especially George, Charlotte, Annette and all the Rishton team for their care of Margaret and kindness shown to Frank. Special thanks to Macmillan Nurses Eileen and Kerrie, Marie Curie Nurses and The Hospice. Thanks also to family G.P Doctor Agarwal and his receptionists. Finally, thanks to Father John Daley for his kindness and comforting service and to everyone who attended.
CLARICE BARLTROP Granville, Neville, Lynn, Trish and families wish to express their sincere thanks to all relatives, friends and neighbours for cards of condolence, kind expressions of sympathy and donations received for Make A Wish Foundation during their time of sorrow. Also, special thanks to all staff of the A and E, Critical Care Unit and paramedics at the Royal Blackburn Hospital for their professional care and attention and to the Reverend A. Ranson for his kind words and ministrations.
JOHN NOLAN In loving memory of the dear husband of the late Patricia, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, who died January 17, 1998. Together in the same old way, Would be our dearest wish today. From your loving son Michael.
PAT BURTON 17 January In loving memory of Mum, Mother in Law and Nanna - Pat (Margaret Patricia) Burton. Always loved and remembered by Mark, Carole, Daniel, Chris and Matthew. *Sweet Dreams Mum*