A NEW children’s multi-sensory room has opened in an old storeroom at Royal Blackburn Hospital.
DRESSAGE rider Felicity Coulthard is facing her biggest challenge yet after funding for her ‘dream’ place at next year’s Paralympic Games was withdrawn.
BLACKBURN with Darwen’s council leader has admitted ‘things will get worse’ after a steep rise in people claiming unemployment benefit.
SCORES of Barclays customers in East Lancashire could be in line for compensation after the bank announced plans to pay out following complaints over mis-sold payment protection insurance(PPI).
HAVING had his playing career cut short, Steve Kean found a new lease of life on the training ground and the big clubs soon started to come calling.
WALLASEY Motor Club are laying claim to holding the first 'Super Special' stage on a clubman rally on a closed public road in the UK when this year's promenade stages runs as a two-day event on September 9 and 10.
Suzanne Geldard column: The transfer silence at Turf Moor, at the moment, is deafening.
FOOTBALL fans throughout the land will be poised by their computers or phones tomorrow morning when the new season’s fixtures are released.
THE government has come under fire in East Lancashire over plans to turn the worst performing primary schools into academies.
ROSSENDALE Harriers continue to lead Division Three of the North of England Track and Field League for senior athletes.
VICTORIA Wilkinson has won the women’s Great Britain Team Selection Race for the European Mountain Running Championships to earn automatic selection for the trip to Bursa in Turkey on July 9.
The Walsh Two Lads Fell Race will be held tonight at 7.30pm.
DOES anyone remember Father Thomas Murray, who was parish priest in Sabden for nearly 30 years?
A 1,800ft rock pinnacle, jutting out of the Pacific was scaled for the first time, back in 1965, by a climber from Rossendale.
URGENT talks are planned to deal with a fly infestation in Buckshaw Village and Euxton which has recurred for a third successive year.
BLACKBURN’S Shopmobility service has opened in the town’s market.
IN most events finishing first is enough but at the Lancashire Schools’ Championships, held at Blackpool’s Stanley Park on Saturday, the top athletes were also looking to make the county team for the English Schools’ Championships.
BLACKBURN’S Matt Griffin was back behind the wheel of the Rallyschool VW Lupo last weekend as, together with co-driver Joe Cruttenden, he contested the Dukeries Rally run over nine stages in Nottinghamshire’s Sherwood Forest.
Lancashire based Bradley Wiggins – he lives just the other side of Chorley–scored his biggest ever win on the road when he pulled on the final Yellow Jersey after the eighth day Criterium du Dauphine in France.
AN office clerk helped herself to more than £4,300 of her boss’s cash then promised to pay it back, but didn’t.
MOTORISTS are now urged to avoid the road leading to a Colne high school at set times after a new sign was installed.
POLICE found a shotgun stashed away in a wardrobe when they searched a man's Whitworth home, a court heard.
LEAD worth £1,000 has been stolen from the roof at St Mary the Virgin Church, Trawden.
Andy Cryer column: It is official, folks - the silly season has well and truly started.
HUNDREDS of women will be getting out their walking shoes this weekend for an eight-mile trek in the early hours for the East Lancashire Hospice.
AN Edgworth food shop has won a top award.
POLICE in Darwen are warning they will take a tough stance on anyone found riding a mini-moto illegally.
Portsmouth manager Steve Cotterill has distanced himself from links to Burnley defender Andre Bikey.
AS a latecomer to professional football, David Eyres felt blessed to have played at Wembley once.
A GROUP of travellers have been moved out of Hyndburn after a council won a court order forcing them from a popular Accrington beauty spot.
Sir Bill Taylor blog: You may know I have spent a lot of time with young people in my life.
MP Graham Jones has backed a scheme that will enable 12 people to complete a paid internship in Parliament.
A MAN is searching for a car enthusiast to take a 60-year-old vintage Triumph off his hands.
EMMERDALE ‘bad boy’ Cain Dingle has pulled out of his scheduled appearance at Accrington Carnival this weekend.
Clive Balchin column: FOCUS in Rawtenstall has ceased to trade and I’m sad for a number of reasons, firstly because people have lost their jobs and because it means that yet another big retail unit will stand empty - who knows for how long.
LUKE Joyce expects to take up the offer of a new two-year deal with Accrington Stanley.
A 25-year-old man who broke into a nurse’s car after she parked outside a surgery escaped with her handbag and a bag containing medical equipment.
POP trio Scouting for Girls have been confirmed as the final addition to the line-up for Burney’s Towneley Live festival.
A man who went missing in Yorkshire last month could be in Lancashire.
A BURGLAR is being hunted by police after she went on the run.