• Council takes on waste paper recycle

    HOUSEHOLDS are being urged to carry on recycling waste paper, despite a drop in its value. Rossendale Council was hit by the decision from Stubbins paper converting company Fort James to withdraw the fortnightly kerbside collection of waste paper in the

  • Film highlights bravery of murdered boy's parents

    A FILM about a murdered East Lancashire boy whose death changed thinking on organ transplants and whose story moved a Hollywood actress to tears is being premiered today. Nicholas' Gift, starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Alan Bates, charts the story of tragic

  • CRICKET: Akram back for Axa action

    Axa League WASIM Akram told Lancashire: "I'm fit and raring to go." And the Old Trafford club immediately lined him up for Sunday's Axa League clash with Middlesex. Wasim was due to arrive in Manchester from Cape Town today where Pakistan had been involved

  • CRICKET: Hamish is hoping for Lara wickets!

    Lancashire League HAMISH ANTHONY travelled over to take up his post as Haslingden's professional in exalted company. But the reigning Lancashire League champions will be hoping Anthony makes a rather more explosive start to the campaign than his flying

  • Boy's own: Surf legend liked son so much, he kept it!

    PULSE - music and more, with Simon Donohue GARBAGE are set to surf to the top of the charts with the blessing of former Beach Boy the late Brian Wilson. In fact, the troubled legend liked the song they sent him so much, he asked to keep the tape for himself

  • ROVERS: Hodgson eyes InterToto slot

    ROY Hodgson has not yet closed the door on a potential escape route if all else fails in Blackburn Rovers' bid for a European place - the much-maligned InterToto Cup! And they are still reasonabally well placed to qualify for a tournament which starts

  • Spruce-up for arms

    THE coats of arms of local families have been restored to their place of honour at a Pendle library after customers commented on their sudden disappearance. The balcony area of Nelson library had been decorated with the plaques for many years but they

  • Come on, then, take a swing at Mighty Chang!

    A WRESTLING champ has thrown down the gauntlet to have-a-go heavyweights: "Come and have a go if you think you're hard enough!" The 22-stone oriental wrestler Mighty Chang is offering £500 to anyone - women included - who can wind him by punching him

  • Marathon efforts for charity

    SCHOOLTEACHER Mark Butler has been training since December for tomorrow's London Marathon. Dr Butler, 32, (pictured, above, cheered on by pupils) teaches physical education at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Blackburn. He said: "My pupils are looking

  • Students get free Rovers tickets

    A THOUSAND tickets for today's Blackburn Rovers home game against Wimbledon were given away free to students. The hand-out is all part of Rovers' new strategy to attract more fans from further afield to boost attendances at Ewood. The club has decided

  • HORSE RACING: Harry's Swan is on song!

    The Saturday Interview: Andy Neild talks to hotelier and racing expert HARRY BARLOW WHALLEY may be something of a ghost town on May 18. Charabancs full of excited villagers will be bused out to Ripon Racecourse to become eager racegoers for a day. Those

  • CLARETS: Burnley chasing double delight

    BURNLEY are targeting a double celebration by the middle of next week. The Clarets could guarantee their Second Division safety with wins at Bournemouth today and at Oldham next Tuesday. And the reserves will wrap up their promotion to the Pontin's League