A PROJECT looking at the history of the LGBT movement in Burnley has won £50,000 of Lottery funding.
A NEWLY-appointed Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire is calling on people from all walks of life to come together for the celebration of the Queen’s Jubilee this summer.
A SEX attacker who targeted a woman in a shop is being hunted by police.
A DAD whose 12-year-old daughter was knocked down and killed by an illegal immigrant has backed parliamentary criticism of the UK Border Agency.
WITH the Grand National on the horizon, it is perhaps appropriate that Burnley’s player of the year contest has become a two-horse race.
A FORMER headteacher who had a ‘passion’ to help disadvantaged children reach their potential has died aged 68.
A PRIMARY school that was faced with closure has been saved at the eleventh hour.
A RECENTLY discovered 17th century cottage which was linked to an infamous meeting place of the Pendle Witches, has been ‘re-buried’ after souvenir hunters prised away parts of the ruin.
A SCHEME that gives residents the chance to help improve the service the police offer to the local community is being piloted in Colne.
IT has now become pretty obvious that Blackburn Rovers fans don’t have a future of big money signings to look forward to under owners Venky’s.
A DELIVERY driver has been jailed for sexually assaulting a woman — despite claiming he did it in his sleep.
THE first race of the new British 125GP Championship season will now take place on Sunday after the opening weekend of the campaign ended in anti-climax.
RIBCHESTER’S Adam Morgan is hoping to bounce back from a frustrating debut in the British Touring Car Championship when he takes to the track at Donington on Sunday.
STEVE Kean has insisted that Blackburn Rovers must improve defensively if they are to remain in the Premier League.
JOSH McQuoid says he is happy at Turf Moor after Burnley boss Eddie Howe reiterated his potential interest in signing the on-loan Millwall man this summer.
EAST Lancashire’s athletes were spoilt for choice over the hectic Easter period – and once again the Pendle Fell Race took centre stage.
GISBURN’S Tom Cornthwaite made it a hat-trick of wins at the Rivington Pike Fell Race after eclipsing a field of 213 on Saturday.
Back at the Foreign Office I used to receive great fat folders seeking my agreement on whether or not the UK should grant licences to our defence companies to export arms to other countries.
THREE hundred jobs are to be created after BT announced that it is to open a new call centre in Accrington.
BURNLEY manager Eddie Howe has not ruled out a return for Jay Rodriguez before the end of the season, but says Martin Paterson is unlikely to play again this term after suffering a secondary hamstring injury.
AN angry white van driver has been jailed for ramming a horse and terrified rider in a "road rage" attack.
A MODEL from Pendle is hoping to get hearts racing when he appears on reality dating show The Love Machine.
A HUNT has been launched for two dogs after they bit a young boy making his way to school.
Later this summer the Queens Jubillee celebrations will take place across the nation. We speak to Kam Kothia the newly Deputy Lieutenant of Lancashire on why the Asian community has a big role to play in the celebrations.
BURNLEY bed and sofa manufacturer Sweet Dreams has announced a £2million expansion at its site in the town.
BLACKBURN Rovers are attempting to boost gates for their crucial two home games of the season after offering tickets for both matches for a combined price of £15.
THE family and friends of a marine who was killed in Afghanistan have taken part in a skydive to raise money in his memory.
RICHARD STANCLIFFE Vera, Heather, Jane and all the family wish to thank most sincerely Wendy, Marie and all the caring staff at Birch Hall Care Home, Darwen for their dedication and help for Roy over the past eight months. Our thanks to all family and friends who attended Roy's funeral service. Thank you too for your cards of condolence, kind words and flowers received, also, donations to the Parkinson's Disease Society and Birch Hall. A special thank you to Matt Donnelly who paid a moving and amusing tribute to Roy, the Rev. Terry Dwyer and Rev. Marie Crook who conducted the service at St. Paul's Church and The Alty Funeral Service who have been most helpful over the past difficult days.
BERNARD ARMSTRONG Olive and family wish to express their sincere thanks to all family, friends and neighbours for their cards of condolence, flowers and generous donations received for the East Lancashire Hospice at this sad time. Thanks to Reverend Geoff Tolley for his kind ministrations. Thanks also go to Sheila and staff at Darwen Funeral Service for their caring and dignified arrangements.
It's a boy! POMFRET MASON RILEY 06/04/2012 Congratulations Joanne and Ashley. Grandma Ally and Grandad Snowy.
DORIS STEVENS The family of the late Doris Stevens would like to express their sincere thanks to all relatives and friends for their kind words, cards of condolence and donations to the Parkinson's Society. Special thanks to doctors and staff at the Cabin Surgery, Rishton and also the special carers at Moorhead Rest Home. Thanks to the Reverend Michael Woods for his kind ministrations and to Kirby & Hughes for their dignified arrangements.
FRED WALKER Nora, Jacqueline, Carolyn and Charles, and their families wish to thank their relatives, friends and neighbours for all their support, cards, letters, flowers and messages of sympathy received at the time of their sad loss. Special thanks also for those who attended the Service at Blackburn Cathedral and for the generous donations received for the Salvation Army. Our appreciation goes to all the wonderful nursing professionals who helped care for Fred, especially the nurses; they are truly heaven - sent angels on earth and we are eternally grateful to them. Heartfelt thanks to Canon Hindley and Blackburn Cathedral for the moving service and to The Alty Funeral Service for their absolute caring professionalism. With gratitude, The Walker Familiy