• And now it means...

    HIGH-tech firm Cad-Capture has changed its name - to Cad-Capture! The Blackburn-based firm's roots are in CAD (Computer Aided Design) but since then the firm has branched out into other areas of business. It is now better known for its document management

  • Janet the vicar gets her first parish

    EAST Lancashire's first Church of England woman vicar has been instituted and inducted at St Bartholomew's Church in Great Harwood. The Rev Janet Heil, 42, previously curate at St Paul's Church, Scotforth, Lancaster, has taken over from the Rev Kevin

  • Fire chief hits out

    THE man in charge of extensive research to select new fire service breathing apparatus, has hit out at suggestions that the equipment chosen was not the best in the trials. Assistant Divisional Officer Michael Laws spoke after firefighters voiced concern

  • Old mill looks set to be saved

    A MILL at the centre of a controversial plan to build houses is likely to be saved. Higherford Mill, which is under threat of demolition, is to be included in conservation scheme in Barrowford. English Heritage has approved the project as one of eight

  • Good night out

    MANY people will remember, like me, that splendid rail service to Blackpool from Blackburn on Saturday evenings. It left at about 5pm and returned about midnight and it cost four shillings (20p). What value! And for another shilling we got admission to

  • Telegraph plays cupid for couple

    CUPID didn't take any time when it came to working his magic on Christine Bell and Geoff Wearing. The lovestruck pair are tying the knot less than three months after meeting through the Lancashire Evening Telegraph's "Two's Company" dating service. Geoff

  • Disgraceful jobs bribe

    IWRITE with reference to Burnley Council's support for the provision of a monetary allowance to employers taking on jobless people from the Stoneyholme and Daneshouse areas of Burnley. I have just received a courteous letter of inquiry from an 18-year-old


    COLIN Hendry earned the ultimate tribute from Kevin Keegan on a night when Blackburn Rovers regained their pride, if not any points. The Newcastle United manager's actions said it all as he paused on his way to the post-match Press conference to shake

  • Shampoo won't give kids cancer, say makers

    A HEALTHCARE giant has rejected claims that a vital ingredient of head lice treatment could cause cancer. Seton Health Care Group - the owner of Blackburn-based Cupal Ltd - owns the rights to three of the lotions and shampoos at the centre of the cancer

  • Clarets handed tricky trip to Crewe

    CUP fighters Burnley hit the rocky road to Crewe Alexandra in the second round of the Auto Windscreens Shield. The Clarets clinched their place in the knockout stages with a 1-1 draw against Chester City on Tuesday. And today Jimmy Mullen's lads were

  • Those evil veal crates

    WILL readers join me and numerous other thinking people in campaigning to stop the veal crates in Holland, so that if the RSPCA and CIWF manage to get the British live calf exports banned the Dutch will not just replace them with calves from other European

  • Fears for proud record

    THE headmaster of a school, which boasts the highest GCSE pass rate in the county, warns that the quality of education will deteriorate if current government underfunding continues. And Mr John Challoner, headmaster of St Bede's RC High School, Blackburn

  • Fight to halt quarry 'rape'

    ENVIRONMENT Secretary John Gummer has been urged to veto Lancashire County Council proposals for limestone quarrying in the Clitheroe area. Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans has written to Mr Gummer protesting against the proposals. He said: "The new Lancashire

  • Intensive bear unit

    COSMETIC surgery is such big business these days that even teddy bears are going under the surgeon's knife. Battered teddies with unsightly bodies are being given major surgery under the experienced hand of Lyn Mather, of Blackburn. And while most teddies

  • Firm moves to find space

    A TOP hygiene and safety firm has moved across East Lancashire in a major expansion move. System Hygiene has relocated from Huncoat to purpose-built premises on a new industrial site at Altham Business Park. The new building trebles capacity for the firm

  • Travel sick Rovers hit by Pearce injury

    IAN Pearce has added significantly to Blackburn Rovers' worries, just when it seemed that things were on the mend at Ewood Park. Rovers' England under-21 defender missed last night's game at St James's Park and has had an ankle injury put in plaster to

  • Offer of talks in buses' sell-off rumpus

    PENDLE has called for talks with Burnley council to "safeguard the future" of employees of the up-for-sale bus company. The Liberal Democrats who are steering a course to sell their stake in Burnley and Pendle Transport - jointly owned by both councils

  • Town's problem area is fighting its way back up

    A REPORT on community action to improve the lives of residents in a problem-hit area of Nelson says significant progress has been made. The Whitefield 2000 project has identified dozens of ways of tackling problems such as crime, unemployment and litter

  • Anti-violence strategy is massive task

    CHILDCARE experts and lawyers have called for a national strategy to tackle violence by and against children. Their suggestions include a ban on smacking, the abolition of boxing and rigorous policies on bullying. The call for such a strategy is welcome

  • Judge's values

    ONCE again we see two crown court cases presided over by Judge Ian Webster (LET, November 6). A property theft warrants 15 months' jail, a sex offence against innocent children gets 12 months probation. The world is going crazy when property is considered

  • 10 YEARS AGO: Breakaway league

    BLACKBURN Rovers chairman William Fox spelled out a warning to the big city outfits fancying a breakaway Super League, as he prepared to represent the Ewood club at crucial meetings in London. Mr Fox, going to London with an "open mind," stressed the

  • 5 YEARS AGO: Poisoned water

    THOUSANDS of people in Blackburn and Darwen were believed to be risking lead poisoning from their water. An estimated 15,000 homes, built before 1975 were thought to be at risk, including 3,000 of the council's own houses. A massive public awareness campaign

  • Fraudbusters

    FRAUDBUSTERS are closing in on dozens of dole fiddlers across East Lancashire who have been shopped by neighbours on a special anonymous hotline. Social security swindlers are being rooted out in a bid to save millions of pounds in benefit fraud. And

  • Manager gagging claim a lie, says Labour

    A COUNCILLOR was accused of lying after he claimed Labour leaders had gagged an advice service manager. Liberal Democrat Mozaquir Ali said there was concern over the way the new Daneshouse Road Advice Centre was being run, but manager Fazal Khan felt

  • Head slams budget cuts

    THE headteacher of Pleckgate High School, Blackburn, has added his voice to the chorus of disapproval at widespread budget cuts which have ravaged schools throughout the county. And he has called on parents to lobby the Government "on their grave concerns

  • Help from council

    THE role of the local authority in helping economic development is the subject of Pendle Business Club's next meeting. The club is hosting the event with Pendle Council. The meeting will cover some of the major projects that the borough is involved in

  • Inn for a big reward

    THWAITES Inns won the judges' praise at a major awards ceremony. The Blackburn-based pub company was highly commended in the National Innkeeping Training Awards staged in London. The firm was one of 37 finalists in the contest which aims to reward good