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Letter: Hot-spot for illegal use

Lancashire Telegraph: Take up the issue

1:36pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

I would suggest that Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw comes and stands with me on the A6068 in Barrowford. The number of fines would quadruple.

Letter: They’re still on their phones

Lancashire Telegraph: Take up the issue

1:36pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

YOU reported that the number of East Lancashire motorists fined for using mobiles has halved.

Letter: A strike won’t help children

Lancashire Telegraph: Take up the issue

1:35pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

It’s funny how the parents have to save every penny to afford a holiday during the school breaks, but when they want to take them away during term time, they are threatened with fines. They say this is for the child’s education.

Letter: Teachers must stop moaning

Lancashire Telegraph: Take up the issue

1:34pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

RE ‘East Lancashire teachers could strike again’ – stop whingeing: you chose to become a teacher and understood what was required and what the job pros and cons were beforehand.

Letter: Off-road bikers have damaged hill race route

Lancashire Telegraph: Take up the issue

1:33pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

IN response to the police warning to off-road motorbikers on Hameldon Hill, I have reported this problem to councils several times over the years.

Comment: Policing numbers still a worry

Lancashire Telegraph: HUNT:  West Mercia Police are hunting two men who attempted an armed robbery at Cofton Post Office. SP

1:31pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE news that Lancashire police are set to recruit officers externally for the first time in five years is a positive step.

Letter: Worrying hint of America

11:51am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AFTER ‘Masked intruder points ‘gun’ at school staff and pupils’ (LT, April 18), it looks like we’re getting America’s dirty habits over here. Bring back life sentences that mean life.

Letter: Car’s age the telling factor

11:50am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

I wouldn’t consider any vehicle more than five years old remotely safe. I’m OK if someone wants to run one, that’s their own risk, but not to provide a commercial service. Safety is paramount.

Nick Nunn wine column: April 21

Lancashire Telegraph: Venturer Vermentino 2013, £4.99, Aldi

11:59am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Venturer Vermentino 2013, £4.99, Aldi

Letter: Safety comes first for taxis

Lancashire Telegraph: Taxi spot check reveals damaged vehicles and out-of-date fire extinguishers

11:49am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

RE ‘East Lancs taxi drivers face ‘scrap car’ threat’ – anything that makes taxis safer gets my vote.

Letter: Disrespect for countryside

Lancashire Telegraph: The man was with a friend, paragliding off Pendle Hill

11:49am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TOO many people come to the countryside and think they can use or treat it as their back garden.

Letter: Sheep attacks getting worse

Lancashire Telegraph: Experts warn sheep farmers of Nematodirus risk

11:48am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

RE ‘East Lancs farmer horrified after finding ‘gruesomely’ savaged sheep’ (LT, April 17), this is happening more and more in rural areas.

Letter: Queen takes a short-cut

Lancashire Telegraph: HRH Queen Elizabeth II visits Blackburn Cathedral for Maundy service 17/04/2014

11:47am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

IT was a great honour for Blackburn to have the Queen in town and especially at Rovers.

Letter: Opposite side of the coin

11:47am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

YOU could also argue that increased life expectancy is costing the NHS a lot more than someone who lives fast and dies young.

Letter: Minimum price won’t solve drink problem

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:46am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

SO, booze has killed 149 people in East Lancashire over two years (LT, April 17).

Comment: Now make it a Premier town. . .

Lancashire Telegraph: BURNLEY PROMOTED: Clarets 2 Wigan Athletic 0

11:43am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

BURNLEY are back among the big boys. After a four-year absence, the club avoided the 2009 play-off lottery when automatic promotion to the Premier League was confirmed yesterday.

Blog: The fair was a highlight of childhood

Lancashire Telegraph: SCAM VICTIM Margo Grimshaw

10:50am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

HERE in Blackburn, we are most fortunate! ‘Oh and why is that’, I hear you ask.

Blackburn director's life-changing film that earned him an Emmy

Lancashire Telegraph: David Barnes

11:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

WINNING an international Emmy award for making a documentary wasn’t on the ‘to do’ list for one East Lancashire producer and director.

Cumbrian film outfit receives Esmée Fairbairn Foundation grant

9:10am Sunday 20th April 2014

Signal Film and Media has landed a three-year grant from an eminent arts funder.

Jack Straw: We must break spiral of decline in bus services

Lancashire Telegraph: MP Jack Straw

2:35pm Thursday 17th April 2014

‘THE Single Fare is not the Standard Fare.” Pardon? “The Standard Fare for any journey at any time on any Transdev Lancashire United bus is £20.”

Diane Cooke: Cheap fashion can have high human cost

Lancashire Telegraph: D Cooke

11:20am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A LACE dress for £1.99 on a fashion retail website sold out within minutes, crashing the site.

Saturday sermon: So how has your Lent been?

Lancashire Telegraph: Blackburn Cathedral

5:16pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Whether you have a Christian faith or not, you may have decided to give something up for Lent. Self-denial is challenging – it helps us to understand ourselves, our relationship with ‘things’ and most importantly to grow spiritually. 

Sir Bill Taylor: Food for thought!

Lancashire Telegraph: Sir Bill Taylor

5:14pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Been for a few meals out recently, they do lay us open to a bit of public scrutiny, don't they!

Margo: I just can’t wait to see Her Majesty

Lancashire Telegraph: Queen Elizabeth II, East Lancashire

12:50pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

I AM excited and really looking forward to the Queen’s visit on Thursday.

Helen Mead: There’s just too much to choose from

Lancashire Telegraph: Helen Mead: The 'one foot in the grave' list

5:34pm Monday 14th April 2014

INVISIBLE Dry; Ultra Dry; Silk Dry: oh how I long for the days when a deodorant was just that, a stick of deodorant — plain and simple.

Nick Nunn wine column: April 14

Lancashire Telegraph: Nick Memoro Rosato Vino d’Italia

4:12pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Nick Memoro Rosato Vino d’Italia, £9.99, Tesco

Shuiab Khan: The trials of a teenage paperboy

Lancashire Telegraph: Are you a Lancashire Telegraph regular? Feature in our ad campaign!

3:59pm Friday 11th April 2014

What do you expect me to get with £2.25?!

Blog: Yes! a room just for coal – and a garden

Lancashire Telegraph: SCAM VICTIM Margo Grimshaw

1:34pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

MEMORIES! I often wonder how true they are? Perhaps, as we get older, we temper them and make them how we like to think things were.

Letter: Peace is a human right

1:32pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

RE: ‘Nuisance neighbour booted out of Brierfield home’, it has taken a long time but finally all the services have pulled together to remove him.

Letter: It’s unfair on the children

1:31pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

TO those who have pointed out that the parents of these children spend their money on cigarettes and alcohol – fair enough; but what is not fair is to allow these children to suffer because of the bad choices their parents make.

Letter: They still keep their luxuries

1:31pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

FURTHER to the poverty and malnutrition debate, show me a malnourished child and I’ll show you a parent with a mobile phone contract, fags in the tracky bottom pockets and lager in the fridge.

Letter: Council power watered down

1:30pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

THIS is the big downside of ‘freeing schools from council interference’ (TM the last two UK governments) – council powers to intervene in schools have been stripped away so until there is a crisis, there is little they can do except try to nudge and persuade.

Letter: Exam students are losing out

1:30pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

BUT it’s all a bit late for all the students sitting their final exams in the next couple of months.

Letter: Glad school is back on course

1:30pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

Leaders at Pleckgate High School are reportedly taking ‘urgent and decisive’ action.

Letter: Astonishing salaries of society chiefs

1:29pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

AS a member of Skipton Building Society I would like to draw the attention of your readers to the annual report I have received from the society.

Blog: Speedy way to learn to slow down

Lancashire Telegraph: Helen Mead: The 'one foot in the grave' list

3:25pm Monday 7th April 2014

I cursed when I saw it. A police van parked at the side of the road, flashing intermittently as cars streamed past. A speed camera.

Letter: Justice sought over salaries

3:24pm Monday 7th April 2014

IN the letter (LT, April 5) on the poor, BuckoTheMoose is correct to highlight the relative difference between what we in Britain regard as poverty and what counts for poverty in other parts of the world.

Letter: We’ll all starve at this rate!

3:23pm Monday 7th April 2014

FOLLOWING your story on the shocking child malnutrition figures, the problem is that all household bills are rising but wages are not.

Letter: Potholes are being tackled

Lancashire Telegraph: Letter: Potholes are being tackled

3:22pm Monday 7th April 2014

COUN Ian Bevan’s letter about potholes (LT, March 22) was a masterpiece in claiming interest in a local issue while doing nothing to explain why this is happening or doing anything about it.

Letter: It will be ‘new’ old diesel units

3:20pm Monday 7th April 2014

They’ll probably need three trains to provide the planned hourly service from Manchester to Blackburn via Todmorden and Burnley.

Letter: Will one train be enough?

3:20pm Monday 7th April 2014

ONE second-hand train being provided to operate a service throughout the day? Just the one train! It’s not some airport monorail.

Letter: No strategy for growing rail demand

Lancashire Telegraph: Letter: No strategy for growing rail demand

3:19pm Monday 7th April 2014

SO, a new train has been confirmed for the faster service between East Lancs and Manchester (LT, April 4).

Comment: Fair play on debt collection

3:18pm Monday 7th April 2014

FOR most people, a visit from a bailiff means their debt has reached a pretty dire level.

REVIEW: Lloyd Cole, King George's Hall, Blackburn

4:27pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

"He can write a song can't he?"

Shuiab Khan: It’s good to get out of Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: Mist over Blackburn

3:12pm Friday 4th April 2014

I think some of my friends are just too attached to Blackburn.

Jack Straw: Times have changed... now party faithful can Google us!

Lancashire Telegraph: MP Jack Straw

4:41pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

‘In Blackburn, we don’t like career women who use their maiden name,” a young Barbara Betts was told by the local Labour Party agent, minutes after she was chosen to fight the forthcoming 1945 General Election for Labour.

Letter: It’s absolute cowardice

2:06pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

robberies like the one in which a pregnant Blackburn mum and child were held by hooded knifemen (LT, March 28) are becoming scarily frequent.

Letter: Making it easy for burglars

2:06pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

THE stand-out line in your report ‘East Lancashire increase in burglaries’ (LT, March 31) is the fact that most of the crimes are through unlocked doors.

Letter: Plea to save green fields

2:05pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

BOUNDARY Mill already has an empty store at its old site next to Asda with plenty of car parking, so why take green fields?

Letter: Plenty of sites elsewhere

2:05pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

WHEN there are already several derelict sites in Colne where mills have been demolished, I don’t think there is any need to build on greenfield sites.



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