George Dockrell was an awestruck schoolboy when Ireland competed at their first World Cup, but now the spinner is ready to play a leading role at the tournament just four years later.
Andrew Strauss knows England must improve quickly and significantly if they are to prove a match for hosts India in their second World Cup match.
Australia and New Zealand's Group A Cricket World Cup clash on Friday will also see the two teams contest the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy.
AN OUTBREAK of winter vomiting disease caused the closure of a primary school — and now ‘deep cleaning’ is taking place during half-term.
A FRIENDS of Darwen Library group is to be set up over fears council cut-backs will damage the service.
A KEEN sportsman who died at the age of 31 faced a constant battle with pain after suffering from a rare syndrome that meant he dislocated his knee around 40 times a day.
A CHARITY which works to help vulnerable people and offenders released from prison has had its safe stolen.
MASKED raiders wielding a claw hammer burst into a pensioner’s home before stealing her car.
TICKETS are still available to see singing sensation James Blunt at Manchester Apollo on February 23 as part of his worldwide tour.
The exhibition ‘Melt – Concealed Forms’, by Beverley Chapelhow and Keith Parkinson, runs in Nelson until March 2.
A WORKMAN has been removed from a site amid allegations he urinated in the street in full view of a child.
THE new Pendle Visitor Guide is out now containing information on walks, events, attractions and accommodation.
A “killer” shrimp has invaded UK waters and is feeding on native fish and insect larvae, North West water company United Utilities has warned.
Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi believes he is a "bowler first" after claiming five wickets to complete a 205-run drubbing of Kenya in Hambantota.
CLARETS’ star Clarke Carlisle has followed up his Question Time appearance by visiting Parliament to provide advice to an MP.
FORMER Ramsbottom MP David Chaytor has launched a bid to challenge his 18-month jail sentence for fiddling his parliamentary expenses.
Australia captain Ricky Ponting has been reprimanded by the International Cricket Council after damaging a television set in the team dressing room following his dismissal against Zimbabwe on Monday.
Shahid Afridi picked up five wickets as Pakistan thrashed Kenya by 205 runs in their World Cup Group A match in Hambantota today.
Bradford Park Avenue are appealing to the 11,000 season ticket holders of Bradford Bulls to turn up and support them in their Evo-Stik League Premier Division campaign. Avenue will admit Bulls fans for free.
Crawley Town captured the imagination of the football world on Saturday as they made mighty Manchester United fight all the way for their FA Cup win at Old Trafford.
BLACKBURN Rovers star Ryan Nelsen has admitted he feels ‘helpless’ in the aftermath of the earthquake that killed at least 75 in his New Zealand hometown.
A RIBBLE Valley farmer behind plans for Britain’s largest dairy farm has withdrawn the application.
Calendar Girls is back with Lynda Bellingham once again playing Chris, the instigator of a semi-nude calendar in aid of leukaemia research.
Evo-Stik League First Division North outfit Durham City have had a troubled couple of years with bad results, financial problems and point deductions.
The excellent chorus line, gondoliers and everyone in between did much more than just hold a tune; they really made the performance.
TWO cousins have been charged in connection with a series of claw hammer robberies across the north west, including four in East Lancashire.
A PRISONER walked out of an open jail to go to the funeral of his best friend who had been killed in a road smash, a court heard.
Chorley Council is set to freeze its portion of council tax and has vowed to maintain frontline services despite significant cuts in its central government grant.
WORK on 100 new homes in the Queen Street clearance area of Darwen will begin on March 28.
Nottinghamshire have signed Australian pair David Hussey and Adam Voges as their overseas players for 2011.
The London 2012 Olympic velodrome was officially opened yesterday, but British Cycling performance director Dave Brailsford maintains Manchester will remain the team’s base.