SOME of Burnley’s most famous landmarks could help give the town a tourism boost after 50 influential tour operators visited the area on a fact finding trip.
RIVAL fairgrounds are set to spring up all over the Burnley and Pendle area in the run-up to Easter.
A TV WILDLIFE presenter has turned to a Burnley firm to provide solar panels for her Monmouthshire farm.
PART of a coffin makers in Nelson that was ravaged by a fire was demolished yesterday morning.
Readers are being given the opportunity to own some fabulous, limited edition, signed prints of sketches by legendary Lake District fellwalker, artist and author Alfred Wainwright.
A WOMAN who fell 90 feet to her death from a multistorey car park told police losing a custody battle over her daughter had “taken away the only thing she needed in her life.”
A FOUR foot bird reported ‘missing from home’ was found wandering round a Waterfoot warehouse.
REGARDING the story on rail ticket office closure fears (LT, March 14), the idea that people should be able to buy tickets from shops and garages is five-star stupidity and typical of someone who has no grasp of the way public transport works.
Tony Nicklinson has been coping with his ‘locked in’ condition for over seven years. It’s a heartbreaking situation but I back his ‘right to die’ application 100%. He has the mental capacity to make his own choices. I wish Gary Parkinson the very best and hope he makes the recovery his family are hoping for. It’s evident that he has wonderful family and friends.
IS the House of Lords actually achieving anything currently? It seems when they vote against the Commons decisions, they are simply overidden.
From time to time we see in the Lancashire Telegraph pictures of community-spirited people getting together to do a neighbourhood clean-up. Nothing wrong in that.
I was very interested to see the photograph (LT, March 8) of the girls of the Parish School in Great Harwood 1935.
AT last, common sense prevails: a transport select committee is recommend-ing that elderly drivers should have a retest.
A DAD twice raided his little boy's nursery in the middle of the night.
POLICING visiting supporters at Blackburn Rovers matches will be ‘a lot harder’ as they will no longer be able to congregate at a pub close to the ground, police said.
IT’S a real family affair for a retail Factor finalist at The Mall, Blackburn.
Accrington Stanley have completed the loan signing of Wigan Athletic's Rob Kiernan until the end of the season.
A MAN who sexually abused three young girls in East Lancashire has been jailed for a total of six years and eight months.
A 29-YEAR-OLD shop manager collapsed and died from a rare, undiagnosed heart problem.
A YOUTH centre in Darwen has been closed for ‘half the week’ because of council budget cuts, it has emerged.
Police figures show that there has been a 48.3 per cent increase – or an extra 1,546 crimes – in metal thefts in the county.
BLACKBURN is the north of England’s shisha cafe capital, according to the British Heart Foundation.
DO flowers actually make a woman happy? This was question posed to me by a friend who then answer it himself by stating it was impossible to make any woman truly happy and flowers were generally a waste of time and money.
ACCRINGTON Stanley boss Paul Cook has admitted that injury could yet rule out Dean Winnard and Sean Hessey for the rest of the season.
COMEBACK kid Danny Ings feels Burnley’s home draw with Crystal Palace could be a turning point in the business end of their season.
Blackburn Rovers owners Venky’s have told the Indian nation they are in football “for the long haul” after having their message delivered monthly to 22,000 households across the country.
A 16-YEAR-old boy will not face prosecution for his involvement in a Blackburn street dispute in which an 18-year-old died following a fall, police and the Crown Prosecution Service said.
FIREFIGHTERS leapt into action to tackle a fire — just 50 yards away at the new Blackburn Community Fire Station.
A TALENTED swimmer will be making a splash on the international stage after she made the final cut to compete with team GB.
STEVE Kean insists Blackburn Rovers’ forgotten duo are still in his thoughts after backing both to grab their chance when it next comes along.
STONYHURST Park’s new lady captain Janet Halfpenny struck a tremendous drive to ceremoniously mark the start of her year.
AFTER seeing his former team-mate find the right answers on television’s leading political programmes, Danny Coid will be hoping Accrington Stanley can pose a few defensive questions of Clarke Carlisle tomorrow.
RAMSBOTTOM United have just 10 games left to clinch the North West Counties Premier Division title after regaining top spot in midweek – but they face stiff competition in an exciting finish to the season.
CHORLEY’S Nick Dougherty admits he’s taken huge encouragement from his first appearance on the Challenge Tour as he embarks on resurrecting his golf career.
PLEASINGTON golf teen Brogan Townend enjoyed a better second round yesterday in her Faldo Series Grand Final campaign.
JAY Rodriguez is currently rated as ‘50/50’ to feature in Burnley’s match at Cardiff City on Sunday as he continues to battle a groin injury.
THE family of a teenager found dead in the street have told of their anguish because they still don’t know how he died.
A 26-year-old man dumped over the phone while working in Sierra Leone made threatening phone calls to his ex when he returned home to East Lancashire.
A 22-year-old man left in charge of his parents’ pub assaulted three of the regulars in one night.
A POLICE sergeant from Blackburn who visited Buckingham Palace to receive an MBE has spoken of his pride.
A TERMINALLY-ill Blackburn boy has experienced a ‘fairytale holiday’ in the USA, where he swam with dolphins.
PETER (PETE) SPENCER Christine and family would like to express their sincere thanks to all relatives, friends and neighbors for their kind expressions of sympathy, mass offerings and cards of condolence received at this very sad time. We would like to say a huge thank you for the very generous donations received, in memory of Pete, for the East Lancashire Head and Neck Clinic and Marie Curie Cancer Care, Thanks also to Fr. Jude and Fr. Fred for their kind words and ministrations, and to Esther and staff at Blackburn Rugby Union Football Club for the excellent reception. Sincere thanks goes to all medical and nursing staff in the Head and Neck Clinic and Ward B14 at the Royal Blackburn Hospital, to Dr. Phillips and staff at Brownhill Surgery, and to the district nurses. Finally, a very special thank you to Mary and Steph, for the excellent care and support you gave to both Pete and myself over the past few months, this was invaluable and a great source of comfort to us both.
THOMAS CRONSHAW SLATER Joyce, Geoffrey, Lindsey wish to express their sincere thanks to 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 Dr.N.Smith, the carers of Wm. Hopwood Court and the staff of Old Gates N.H. for their loving care and attention, and the Rev.David Dickinson for his kind, comforting words and ministrations. Finally, thank you to everyone who attended Tom's funeral service.
LILIAN EGGLESTON Stephen and Mark would like to pass on their heartfelt thanks to family and friends for all their kind thoughts, cards, flowers and donations. Special thanks are due to the staff at East Lancashire Hospice who ensured her last days were dignified and comfortable. Thanks also to her carers from Elmwood who visited her at home and Reverend Ken Howles, whose kind words helped us all through the service.Thanks to everyone at Alty's for taking care of all the arrangements.
JOHN EDWARD (TED) TURNER The family of the late Ted wish to express their sincere thanks to all relatives and friends for the kindness and sympathy shown to them during their recent bereavement. Also for the cards and donations to Cancer Research. Thanks to doctors and staff of ward B6, Royal Blackburn Hospital and the matron and staff of Hazeldene Care Home. Also thanks to the Reverend Brian Stevenson for a comforting service and special thanks to Hannah and staff of Co-operative Funeralcare, Blackburn for the funeral arrangements.
JOHN (LENNY) LEONARD John's family would like to express sincere thanks for all the support given to us by members of B.M.A and K. B Club, all door supervisors, neighbours and friends for giving our brother the funeral he deserved. All cards and messages of sympathy, also the many many people including John's ex wife Kath and Julie who attended John's funeral. Finally thank you to Blackburn Funeral Services and Father John Dugdale for all their help and ministrations.
NELLIE BENSON On Monday, March 12, 2012, peacefully at her home, Nellie aged 91 years. The dearly loved wife of the late Desmond, mother of Michael and Peter, mother In law of Lyn and Jean, a loving grannie to Sharon, Carol and Sally and great grannie to Kiara, Jayden, Storm and Corey. Funeral service and burial will take place at St Peter’s Church Salesbury on Thursday, March 22 at 2.00pm. Family Flowers only please, donations if so desired in memory of Nellie may be made to The British Heart Foundation (Heart of Blackburn Appeal) C|O Co-operative Funeralcare, 234 Duckworth Street, Darwen. BB3 1PX Tel: 01254 701145.
GLADYS MILLIGAN Always thinking of you. From your loving son Michael and Barbara.
ELLEN DONNELLY To a precious mum and nan. Your life was a blessing, Your memory a treasure, You are loved beyond words, And missed beyond measure. Also, loving thoughts for Mother's Day. From Christine, Ron, Gillian and her loving family xxx