• CLARETS: Disappointing draw as Burnley lack shape

    Glenavon 1 Burnley 1 - Tony Dewhurst on tour with the Clarets WITH British Army helicopters hovering above the Mourne View floodlights and Kevin Keegan on the substitutes bench, the night had promise. "I'm speechless - was Kevin Keegan really out there

  • Village battle to save tourist trail toilet

    PLANS to demolish public toilets in Trawden have angered villagers. Pendle Council has announced plans to get rid of the toilets in Rock Lane to save money on cleaning and maintenance. The toilets are on the route to Wycoller, visited by thousands of

  • I've more experience than my civil service advisers!

    Political Focus - Bill Jacobs meets irrepressible Consumer Affairs minister Nigel Griffiths SHOPPERS' champion Nigel Griffiths has one ambition now he is in government - to give British consumers the best legal protection in the world. He is revelling

  • Firm in court over gas leak

    AN East Lancashire chemical company is to be prosecuted over the release of a cloud of hydrochloric acid gas from its Church works four months ago. William Blythe Ltd was served with a summons by the Health and Safety Executive yesterday. The prosecution

  • Caring Lions step in to fund fire cadets' trip to Croatia

    FOUR firefighter cadets from Rossendale are going to a European summer camp in Croatia, thanks to Rossendale Lions. They stepped in with a cheque for £800 to pay for the flights after earlier plans for funding hit snags. The cost of the camp is being

  • Such a crazy time at Circus Sensible

    YOUNGSTERS had a super time clowning around learning big top skills at a circus workshop. Children tested their balance on unicycles and stilts, juggled clubs and twirled plates at Accrington Town Hall, helped along by instructor Clive Sensible. He runs

  • N-ice pair of prizes for Nicole

    A CHAMPION ice dancer has skated to double success in a top event. It was third time lucky for Nicole Hegarty, 11, who picked up two trophies in a national tournament which took place over five days in Hull. This was her third try at the Hull contest

  • M-way queues chaos

    MOTORISTS were today warned to avoid the M65 at Whitebirk after drivers were hit by motorway mayhem. Droves of drivers were caught up in long tailbacks yesterday as contractors carried our resurfacing work. Police were advising westbound traffic heading

  • High time at hoe down

    DUE to the huge success of the Line Dancing event last Saturday, in the 'Blackburn by the Sea' promotion, I would like to say a big thank-you to all concerned. Dancers and public alike arrived in great numbers to give their support and a good time was

  • A big thank-you to sports stars

    WE are delighted that sporting stars from across East Lancashire have joined the Lancashire Evening Telegraph campaign against drug addiction and dealers. Players from Blackburn Rovers and Burnley FC and motor cycle race aces, idolised by thousands of

  • It could have been worse. . .

    BRONTE fans are aghast at plans by LWT to use locations in Exmoor rather than the Yorkshire moors for the filming of Wuthering Heights. Film bosses have decided that the rugged Yorkshire moors, setting for the epic novel by Emily Bronte, are unsuitable

  • Blitz pledge on Titan-style scams

    CONSUMER Minister Nigel Griffiths has pledged to act against any attempt to resurrect the Titan pyramid selling scam which has hit thousands of North West investors. It follows the winding up of the third version of the money swindling operation. Mr Griffiths

  • CRICKET: Hewett injury ends season

    RAWTENSTALL professional Ian Hewett's season is over because of a serious shoulder injury. The Australian is returning home after being advised not to play again for at least a month and the club have engaged former Rawtenstall amateur Andrew Payne for

  • Massive rent rise demand sparks outrage

    AN ANGRY councillor branded Huntroyde Estate, Padiham, "a feudal relic" after Burnley Council received a shock rent rise demand from the administrators. The charge came from Coun Marcus Johnstone after administrators called for the rent on five acres

  • Sporting heroes back our anti-drugs campaign

    SPORTING stars from across East Lancashire have joined the fight against drug addiction and dealers by pledging their support for our campaign. Players from Blackburn Rovers and Burnley FC, who are idolised by thousands of the young people who are most

  • A wedding band made...of brass!

    MUSIC just has to be the food of love for newlyweds Melanie Holland and Andrew James McFarland. The couple met as teenagers when they started playing in the Haslingden and Helmshore Brass Band and married at St Bartholomew's Church, Great Harwood. To

  • FIVE YEARS AGO: Travel firm collapses owing £2m

    HUNDREDS of East Lancashire holidaymakers lost cash in a travel firm collapse. Others were among the 2,500 stranded in Europe. Land Travel, which claimed to be Britain's biggest coach tour operator, collapsed owing £2 million. Coaches already on the continent

  • 'Don't walk' zones for dirty dogs

    TOUGH regulations look set to be introduced which will create no-go zones for dog owners who allow their pets to foul. And owners in Blackburn and Darwen who get caught allowing their dogs to leave mess in the new exclusion zones could be faced with on

  • ROVERS: Hodgson backs keeper Filan

    ROY Hodgson will put his faith in new keeper John Filan to take over from injured Tim Flowers when the Premiership kicks off on August 9. But the Blackburn Rovers boss is anxious about a lack of experienced cover for the position and is currently looking

  • CLARETS: Waddle warning for Cooke over clash

    CHRIS Waddle has fired a warning to Andy Cooke to clean up his act after the striker was involved in an ugly incident during the 1-1 draw with Glenavon last night. Cooke is already set to miss the first three games of the league season after being dismissed

  • Pony's Flying Start

    HORSE lovers Clare Francis and Tracey Whittle are £10,000 richer after their business scooped a prestigious award for young entrepreneurs. Clare, 29, and Tracey, 28, run Pretty Ponies Ltd in Simonstone, supplying riding clothing and accessories to a range

  • Special delivery for East Lancs midwife

    MIDWIFE from East Lancs was today celebrating her own special delivery after giving birth to triplets. Hayley Dean, 35, from Accrington, was ecstatic following the birth of her triple bundle of joy. They were said to be doing well in the hospital's neonatal

  • Where Romans roamed

    Drive & Stroll, with Ron Freethy - Ribchester I RECENTLY read that the British Museum in London had just opened a new gallery costing £1.76 million. lt is devoted to a discovery of Roman coins and artefacts dug up in a Suffolk farmer's field near

  • Demo as huntsman accused of fox cruelty

    A HUNTSMAN has been accused of cruelty to a fox in what could be a landmark case against hunting. The case before Rossendale magistrates, is believed to be the first of its type to be brought under the Wild Mammals (Protection) Act 1966, designed to give

  • Man's face could be his fortune

    PETER Hadden brings the house down when he performs his gurning act in Waterfoot pubs. Now regulars are urging him to take part in the world gurning championship at Cumbria in September. Peter, 35, who lives in Waterfoot, said: "People have told me that

  • Bike ace wins plans battle

    MOTORBIKE champion Carl Fogarty has won his battle with a parish council to go ahead with alterations at his Tockholes farm. The former world superbike champion lashed out at the council after an objection to a planning application for a garage and gym

  • 'Condemned' houses fit to inhabit

    I STRONGLY object to Burnley Council's plans to demolish 87 homes in Cavour Street, Rectory Road and Ashley Street. In my opinion, the majority are fit for human habitation - especially in comparison to other areas in Burnley, where not only are houses

  • Language row caused by insensitivity

    THE Tory group on Blackburn with Darwen Council have fiercely criticised moves to hand over grants to mosques in the area to teach youngsters their "mother tongue." They argue that English is the mother tongue of children born in this country and not

  • CRICKET: Darren has no Hayden place!

    FLOODLIT hero Darren Shadford faced a tough championship test for Lancashire at Southampton today. The young Oldham-based paceman, who took three wickets in four balls in a dramatic finish to Monday's day-night game againt Yorkshire, found bowling at

  • 'Mother tongue' row of mosques money

    MOVES to hand over grants to mosques in Blackburn and Darwen to teach youngsters their "mother tongue" has been slammed by Conservative leaders. The Tory group on Blackburn with Darwen Council are furious that £25,000 in grants will go to mosques across

  • Nursing home objectors lose plans fight

    RESIDENTS of an up-market Darwen road have lost their fight to block plans for a large home for the elderly. People living on Whitehall Road have accused Blackburn with Darwen Council of doing a U-turn in approving an application for a 30 bedroom nursing

  • TEN YEARS AGO: M-way warning to youngsters

    DON'T lay your life on the line was the message to East Lancashire youngsters from police concerned about an "alarming" increase in children risking their lives by playing on the county's motorways. Motorway patrolmen said it was only a matter of time

  • Brave Grahame loses cancer battle

    A YOUNG father given weeks to live in January has finally lost his brave battle against cancer. Tributes have been flooding in for Grahame Oddie who continually defied the odds during his fight against the killer disease. The 36-year-old died in the East

  • Snooker club in need of a break

    A WELL-LOVED social club which provides fun and friendship for retired men is looking for new members to help it stay open. Attendance at the Trinity Pensioners Club has declined in recent years as some regulars have become too ill, old or even died.

  • No room for racism

    POSTERS stressing the message that there is no room in Burnley for racism will next week go up in the borough. The anti-racist message is part of Burnley's support for the European Year Against Racism. Four different posters in the "Burnley - no room