• ROVERS: Roy scout!

    ROY Hodgson's influence could be felt sooner rather than later at Ewood Park, as Blackburn Rovers - no doubt acting on advice from the manager-in-waiting - are scouring Europe for top transfer targets. They have already been linked with Rosenborg's powerful

  • Fresh hope for aero jobs

    HOPES are high that fewer than half of the 90 people threatened redundancies at aerospace engineers Hurel-Dubois in Burnley will lose their jobs. A month ago, management at the French-owned company which employs more than 600 people at the Bancroft Road

  • Pope plea

    I AGREE wholeheartedly with Sheila Brennan's remarks (Letters, February 22) about the indifference of the Church to cruelty to animals at religious festivals in Spain. Being a Catholic, I wrote to the Pope years ago advocating the excommunication of all

  • Public omitted

    REGARDING the redesign of Blackburn Boulevard, Coun Andy Kay (Letters, February 19) states full consultation was made with various groups within the town. However, one major group was omitted - the general public and bus commuters. Why must the transport

  • Star's secret past

    THE Blackburn-born mother of Jamiroquai singer Jay Kay has bowed gracefully out of showbusiness to avoid spoiling his spiralling "street cred". Once-famous impressionist, singer and actress Karen Kay refuses to give interviews about her son, who was also

  • Driver dies in mystery car crash

    A MOTORIST was found dead in his car at the side of a busy road hours after the vehicle had skidded into a tree. The body of Stephen Ware, 40, of Eshton Terrace, Clitheroe, was found strapped in the front seat of his VW Golf in a ditch off the A59 at

  • £14,000 - that's real enter-prize!

    GET those entries in! The closing date for the Lancashire Evening Telegraph 1997 East Lancashire Business Awards is getting very close. And with more than £14,000 up for grabs, it is an opportunity not to be missed. From next week we will start to profile

  • Crime out of control: Straw

    CRIME in Lancashire has spiralled out of control under nearly 18-years of Tory rule, Blackburn Labour MP Jack Straw claimed today. The Shadow Home Secretary said violent crime in the county was up 210 per cent, car crime up 250 per cent and burglary up

  • A big idea that could be a winner

    TAKING aside the politics of it - basically, a vote-hunting shift to "big ideas" - the Government's plan today for people to take out private insurance for long-term care in their old age is, like its scheme to "privatise" state pensions, a brave piece

  • Mincing their words

    ANOTHER BSE scare. Now, it is claimed that thousands of carcasses of BSE-suspect cattle, buried in landfill sites - as has happened here in East Lancashire - may be a health hazard. But in answer to concern in the Commons that, according to the regulations

  • CRICKET: Burnley pull out

    BURNLEY will not pursue their interest in joining cricket's Premiership. The Turf Moor club join Accrington, Rishton and Haslingden in snubbing the Lancashire Cricket Board scheme. Burnley were thought to be the club most likely to break away from the

  • Package that's revolutionary

    A RESEARCH company is on the brink of a major breakthrough. MB Aseptic technology has developed a new filling system which could revolutionise the food, drink and pharmaceutical industries. The prototye of the system is now undergoing trials with leading

  • Distress at 'neglect'

    READING your article (LET, February 18) about the treatment of a woman whose husband alleged she suffered 'criminal neglect' on a ward at Blackburn Infirmary, I was very distressed to think what this would do for staff morale on this ward. Talking from

  • CLARETS: Burnley 5 Peterborough United 0

    MASTER-BLASTER Paul Barnes is Turf Moor's lethal firestarter, writes TONY DEWHURST Only 13 days since he put Blackpool to the sword with a brilliant hat-trick at Bloomfield Road, Barney's boots lit Turf Moor as Spring arrived early. Barnes roared in with

  • Rovers urged to improve stand

    HEALTH and safety experts have recommended several minor improvements to the away supporters' end at Ewood Park after a Tory election hopeful called for it to be closed down. Paul Bartlett, prospective Parliamentary candidate for Coventry North West,

  • Run for cancer campaign

    IF you have always wanted to run in the London Marathon but never secured a place or thought it could be too much of a challenge, the Cancer Research Campaign has come up with a solution which will also help raise funds for its vital work. To coincide

  • Opportunity for exports

    FIRMS are being offered a chance to find out how to break into African and Eastern European markets. East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce has organised a seminar on export sales opportunities in south eastern Europe including Croatia, Romania and Bulgaria

  • Lisa puts new heart into Irish celebration

    TEENAGE mum Lisa Beavan danced a jig at her dad's Irish bar to celebrate the second anniversary of the heart transplant that saved her life. It was just two years to the night when Lisa became one of the youngest to receive a new heart at Wythenshawe

  • Cricket money man's bouncer

    A CRICKET club treasurer at the centre of a row with his steward has blamed a clash of personalities for the feud. Frank Greenwood, social treasurer at Nelson Cricket Club, told astonished members at the club's annual meeting: "Either the steward goes

  • Reforms brought recovery

    IT is well known that Britain, over the last few years, has often been in conflict with our European partners. Yet in its annual economic report, the European Commission was forced to single out the United Kingdom for having achieved a recovery of longer


    BRAVE Blackburn Hawks proved on Saturday that they have no intention of just making up the numbers in the second stage of the national ice hockey play-offs. Involved in one of the season's most sensational tussles, Hawks eventually went down against much-fancied

  • CLARETS: Clarets reject offer

    BURNLEY have kicked out a hefty £500,000 bid for Turf Moor's rising star Paul Smith, writes TONY DEWHURST. I can reveal that a Premiership club has made two separate offers to the Clarets for the services of the 21-year-old - but Burnley have said NO.

  • Road thug forces car off m-way, then drives on

    POLICE today blasted a driver who failed to stop after forcing a motorist to swerve off the M65 and into an embankment. Mrs Hilary Parry, 44, of Regent Street, Nelson, suffered head injuries after she spun round and left the Blackburn-bound carriageway

  • Car suicide rescue drama

    A MAN was saved from a suicide attempt when his car was spotted in an old quarry on the moors behind Hapton Inn, Hapton. A tube had been fitted to the exhaust. Ambulance personnel and police went to the area and pulled the man from the vehicle. The police

  • What strategy?

    AT the beginning of February, letters were delivered to all Blackburn council tenants regarding a 'New Neighbour Nuisance Strategy.' It ran to two full pages, covering rent, repairs, using your home, tenants' involvement, leaving your home, and community

  • Brothers search

    CAN readers help me find two brothers who moved to Blackburn from Barrow in Furness in the 1950s as I would like to get in touch with them again. Their names are Henry and Tom Todd. GORDON RICHARD, 'Single Bay,' Roosebeck, Ulverston, Cumbria. LA12 0RG

  • ROVERS: Rovers ponder legal action

    BLACKBURN Rovers are considering legal action over an article in Private Eye. The story claims Rovers are "famous throughout Europe as the only all-white English Premiership side" and that they have not fielded a black player in a first-team home game

  • 5 YEARS AGO: Killer net widens

    POLICE hunting hitmen who executed Darwen accountant David Wilson were widening their search abroad. It was believed that the two masked gunmen who shot the accountant at his luxury home in Brinscall had fled the country. Checks were carried out at airports

  • 10 YEARS AGO: Clarets bid denied

    WILD man of rock Brian Johnson denied rumours that he was to launch a take-over bid for Burnley Football Club. The millionaire lead singer for heavy metal band AC/DC was linked with the club, which was struggling at the bottom of the Fourth Division.

  • Student in window plunge at top school

    A TEENAGE student is recovering in intensive care after falling from a three-storey window at the prestigious Stonyhurst College. The 17-year-old is understood to have plunged onto an ornamental cannon after a night out in Clitheroe town centre. The student

  • Buses enter 'new era'

    A STAGECOACH boss today proclaimed 'a new era' of buses in the area as the company took over Burnley and Pendle Transport. Michael Chambers, managing director of Stagecoach subsidiary Ribble Motors, welcomed the take-over as Burnley Council signed on

  • Breakthrough looms over high-rise flats

    HOUSING chiefs are on the verge of a double breakthrough in their attempt to solve Blackburn's high-rise flats problem. A deal with developers to demolish the unpopular Mill Hill flats and replace them with low-cost housing is expected to be completed