AN EAST Lancashire MP has pledged to continue ‘pushing’ for a new health centre.
BURNLEY Council is through to the second stage of a funding bid to the Homes and Communities Agency.
A BRITTLE bone disease sufferer is taking on the challenge of a lifetime as he prepares to wheelchair the length of the Leeds Liverpool canal in 48 hours.
EDDIE Howe has thanked loanee Josh McQuoid for his Clarets contribution.
Blackburn Subs Bowling Club is holding Bowls 4 Free sessions on Saturday, May 12, Monday, May 14, Thursday May 16 and Thursday, May 24 from 10am-12 noon.
COLOURFUL comedian Freddie Starr has pulled out of six gigs, including one in East Lancashire, after being taken ill.
AN East Lancashire manufacturing firm has been bought – with bosses saying the deal secures the future of the company locally.
Burnley Tornados enjoyed a hat-trick of pre-season victories at Chester Romans.
George Drinkwater remains on course for a second national ABA title after reaching this year’s quarter finals.
THE dream is still alive and kicking for the Year 10 Football Team from Ribblesdale High School as they continued their outstanding run in the English Schools Under 15 Cup.
BURNLEY ended the season in style with a five-try victory to seal a remarkable escape from relegation.
ROSSENDALE will be ready for the ‘biggest game in the club’s history’ despite limping in to the play-offs.
BLACKBURN ended the season as they had started – with a victory over St Benedicts.
The Blackburn Sunday League have vacancies for new adult teams for the 2012-2013 season.
Mill Hill face New Farington House in the LFA Sunday Trophy final at the County Ground tomorrow night (7pm ko).
PAUL Coote got the goals at one end, Danny Woodhead kept them out at the other and in between, Langho, to a man, battle to county cup success.
Blackburn Eagles are looking for new U14 players and are holding trials on Sunday, April 29, from 11am to 1pm, at St Peter’s C of E Primary School, in Darwen.
The long-awaited Bird Cup final will take place at Colne FC’s XLCR Stadium on Thursday night (April 26).
FARAKH Ajaib, defending champion of the Moorhouse’s Golden Cue, is safely through to the semi finals.
RED Rose Drylining came out on top in the showdown between the two sides who have dominated the Orphanage Cup in recent years.
ROSSENDALE Raptors Basketball Club produced the greatest feat in its 50-year history after they were crowned national champions.
WHILE tea may be the traditional British brew of choice, the high street tells a different story.
A RAIDER who was convicted of a ‘third strike burglary’ after stealing a man’s £200 PlayStation and games has been jailed for two and a half years.
A SCHEME, which will involve 500 community groups, has been launched to provide free training to help more people get online.
FEWER children in East Lancashire have been given the first choice place in primary school, it has been revealed.
FORMER Blackburn Rovers striker Paul Gallagher and his wife Hayley are mourning the loss of their “precious” baby son – while his tiny twin sister fights for her life in hospital.
FORMER Blackburn Rovers midfielder Robbie Savage has been cleared by a watchdog over his Strictly Come Dancing pelvic thrusts.
The Bobbi Brown make up range is coveted by many.
A WATERFOOT youngster has designed a pair of wellies fit for Glastonbury.
GLADYS PARKER On April 17, 2012, peacefully at Birch Hall Care Home, Gladys aged 95 years. The beloved wife of Tom (deceased), dearly loved mum of Marjorie, Sandra and David, mother in law of Barbara and a dear grandmother. Re-united Funeral service and committal at Pleasington Crematorium on Thursday, April 26, at 11.30 am. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired to The Rosemere Cancer Foundation c/o the family. Enquiries H and G Wilde, 154B Station Road, Bamber Bridge Tel; 01772 335974
In memory of ELIZABETH GRIMSHAW If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to Heaven, and bring you home again. My heart still aches with sadness, and secret tears still flow, What it meant to lose you, no one will ever know. Your loving husband Terence x x We miss your smile, and your lovely face, We miss your kiss and warm embrace. Although you're not with us, in our hearts you stay, Loved and missed more than words can say. Love you Mum. Christine, Mark and Mary x x
SHEILA SHARPLES The family of the late Sheila Sharples would like to express their sincere thanks to all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy, cards of condolence and floral tributes received during this sad time. Special thanks to Elvira, Michael and girls and her friends at Harvest Animal Foods for their friendship and support over the years, Father Dugdale for his kind words and comforting ministrations and to Darwen Funeral Service for their arrangements. From Carol, Barry, Bryan, Jo and families.
RONNIE MATHER On Saturday, April 21, 2012, peacefully in a private home for the elderly, Ronnie Mather aged 83 years, of Oswaldtwistle former player and Stalwart of Oswaldtwistle Immanuel F.C. and Oswaldtwistle Town F.C. The dearly loved husband of Margaret, a much loved dad of Stephen, loving father in law of Lorraine, a devoted grandad of Simon, Jonathan and Yvette, cherished great grandad, a very dear uncle and and good friend to many. Reposing in the Chapel of Rest, 235 Union Road, Oswaldtwistle. Funeral service will be held in Immanuel Parish Church, Oswaldtwistle on Friday, April 27, at 11.30 am prior to interment in the Churchyard. Family flowers only please, donations if so desired, please make cheques payable to L.C.C. c/o Mrs Eunice France (The Manager), Woodlands H.F.E. Warwick Avenue, Clayton Le Moors, Accrington, BB5 5RW. Enquiries: Oswaldtwistle Funeral Service Tel: 01254 385806.
JOHN BICKERSTAFFE The family of the late John Bickerstaffe wish to express their sincere thanks to all relatives, friends and neighbours for their cards of condolence, kind expressions of sympathy and donations received during their time of sorrow. A special thanks to the staff at Cuerden Grange Nursing Home and to the Rev. David Ward for his ministrations over the past months. Finally, special thanks to Darwen Funeral Service for their caring attention.
JOE HUTCHEON Memories on your 16th birthday. Love always, Dad, Angie, Laura, Macy, Robbie and Ella xxxx
SHEILA BROOKES The family would like to express their sincere thanks to all relatives, friends and neighbours, especially from The Albany, for cards of condolence, messages of sympathy, Mass offerings and donations received during this sad time. Special thanks to Moira who was a very caring friend and neighbour, to Sue and staff of The Albany for their support also to Karen and Bron of Twin Valley for all their help. Appreciation to Dr. Clayton and staff of Darwen Health Centre also to the on call doctor, Dr. Gebbie, for his help and advice. Thanks to Lynn and the community matron and her colleagues for the care, also to Nicky and the carers for looking after Mum. Thanks also go to Matthew for his lovely reading, to Fr. McLaughlin for his kind words and prayers, to Ainsworth's Funeral Service for their arrangements and to everyone who attended the service at St. Joseph's Church, Darwen.
JEFFREY (JEFF) BARRY Margaret wishes to express sincerest thanks to relatives, friends and neighbours, Darwen Over 50’s Group members, to old colleagues of Jeff’s from near and far for their love, prayers and support at this most difficult time.Thank you all for the lovely cards, flowers and floral tributes and for donations to Air Ambulance and Derian House. Sincere thanks to the Rev. D. Roscoe for his genuine kindness and support and for the lovely Church Service at Immanuel Church in Feniscowles which will be remembered by many people for its sincerity and simplicity. Thanking sensitive staff at Co-operative Funeralcare in Blackburn, especially Hannah and Jill who have been very kind, professional and efficient. Thanks also to Doctors and Staff at Ewood Medical Centre and David and staff at Pioneer Printers. You have all assisted me greatly each in your own way.
JANET "RUBY" MYERSCOUGH 19 April 2012 In loving memory of my dear sister Janet (formerly Martin, maiden surname Simpson), born Folkestone and latterly of Burnley, passed away peacefully in Blackburn Hospital aged 63, after a long and brave battle against cancer. Sadly missed by Barbara and Family. xxx
THOMAS (TOMMY) BEST Much loved brother of Maureen, Bob, Linda and Alison, son of the late Lily, nephew of Margaret, Marion, Harriet, the late John, Robert, May and Ina and families. Love you always.
MARGARET GORTON (WAITE) 15th April 2012 Peacefully on the 15th April 2012 Maggie the dearly loved wife of the late John and Mother, Grandmother and Aunt. Reposing in the Chapel of Rest at Altys Funeral Service, Blackburn. Service at St Marks Church Buncer Lane at 11am Wednesday 25th April prior to internment Immanual Churchyard, Oswaldtwistle
ADA NOWELL On Wednesday, April 18, 2012, peacefully at Higher Bank Residen-tial Home and of Whalley New Road, Blackburn, Ada, aged 94 years. The dearly loved mother of John and Brian, loved mother in law of Ann and Beverley also a dear friend of many. Service and cremation will be held at Pleasington Crematorium on Thurs-day, April 26 at 11.00 am. Reposing in the Chapel of Rest, Broomfield Place, Witton, where flowers will be received. Enquiries: The Alty Funeral Service, Broomfield Place, Blackburn BB2 1XF. Tel: 01254 503240. http://funerals.altys.info
SYLVESTER (CYRIL) DUNNE Suddenly on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, in hospital and of Hope Street, Blackburn, Cyril aged 77 years, much loved husband of Anne, also a loving dad, grandad, great grandad and father in law. Requiem Mass will take place on Monday, April 30, 2012 at 12 noon In St. Anne Gem R/C Church Blackburn, followed by interment at Pleasington Cemetery. Further enquiries and Flowers to Harry Gibbs, Blackburn Funeral Services, 9 New Wellington Street, Blackburn. BB2 4DY. 260005.
GEORGE COLE On Wednesday, April 18, 2012, suddenly at his home, George, aged 92 years. The beloved husband of the late Norah, much loved father of James, Moira and Michael, father in law of Christine, Pete and Alison, a loving grandad and great grandad. Reposing in the Darwen Chapel of Rest, Blackburn Road, Darwen, from where the cortege will leave on Wednesday, April 25 for an 11.30 am Requiem Mass in St. Joseph's Church, Darwen, prior to cremation at Pleasington Crematorium. Family flowers only please, but donations in memory of George may be made to Cancer Research UK c/o Darwen Funeral Service, 59-61 Blackburn Road, Darwen. All enquiries Tel: 01254 873618.
MARY JOHNSON On April 20, 2012, peacefully in Royal Blackburn Hospital, Mary, aged 93 years. Beloved wife of Eric, dearly loved auntie of Sylvia and Alan also dear step mother of Graham and Clive. Funeral service at Pleasington Cremator-ium on Friday, April 27 at 1.30 pm. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for the Blackburn with Darwen St. John Ambulance c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen BB3 3HA Tel: 01254 873290
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