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  • Chemists On Duty

    Sunday, November 28, 1999 Blackburn: 12noon-1pm: Donald Wood Ltd, 53 Fishmoor Drive; 11am-2pm: Aston Pharmacy, 95 Accrington Road; 11am-1pm: Johnston Pharmacy, 50-52 Johnston Street. Darwen: 12noon-1pm: Boots Ltd, 2-3 Market Street. Accrington: 12noon

  • Wasteland to be transformed

    A CLITHEROE primary school is marking the Millennium by creating a school garden. Wasteland beside Pendle Primary School, in Princess Avenue, is being transformed into an outdoor teaching area with a pond, meadow, flowers and marshland. The project was

  • One in ten thousand death 'an accident'

    A FALL victim died from a one in 10,000 complication following an operation, an inquest heard. Paul Stevens, 39, of Rhoda Street, Nelson, suffered a head injury when he fell in the street. The operation, at Royal Preston Hospital, to remove a blood clot

  • Reviews of the latest sounds

    SINGLES ANGELICA: Bring Back Her Head (Fantastic Plastic) - These slightly warped Lancashire lasses have already had airplay on Radio One and could build on that with this gutsy effort. Mixing girl-next-door vocals with elegant violins and glockenspiels

  • The Depot where quality counts

    Demo Den DEPOT NINE: Untitled - This three-track demo is the first part of a double offering by the Accrington indie outfit. Featuring seven songs, the band's two CDs are being released in conjunction with a string of gigs the lads have scheduled across

  • Garry back in training for Rovers

    GARRY Flitcroft is hoping his injury nightmare is now behind him after resuming light training this week. The former Manchester City ace has been through hell since damaging knee ligaments in an innocuous looking training ground incident 12 months ago

  • Clarets' cup opponents fume with hurt Pride

    THE FA Cup psychological battle has started already - and that's only in the stands! Burnley's third-round clash at Derby County has certainly got feelings running high, thanks to Lancashire Evening Telegraph columnist Steve Cummings. With two weeks to

  • COUNTY CRICKET: It's plain Austin

    The Saturday Interview: Paul Agnew talks to Lancashire and England star IAN AUSTIN THEY bake pies no'but a six hit from Ian Austin's home - and he is particularly well in with the area's best-known brewery. The irony is not lost on him. For, while Ian

  • Council tax bill set to jump by 6.5%

    COUNCIL tax bills across East Lancashire could rise by more than six per cent next April, town hall chiefs warned today. County Hall has revealed that bills in most parts of Lancashire will increase by more than double the rate of inflation - despite

  • Derby fans fume with hurt Pride

    THE FA Cup psychological battle has started already - and that's only in the stands! Burnley's third-round clash at Derby County has certainly got feelings running high, thanks to Lancashire Evening Telegraph columnist Steve Cummings. With two weeks to

  • Gun raider flees after tussle with newsagent

    A NEWSAGENT today spoke of his shock after he fought off a masked raider who threatened him with a gun. Grandad Ken Renno, 58, was confronted by the man at his shop in Revidge Road, Blackburn, at 8.30pm last night. He was watching television in the back

  • Chemists On Duty

    Tuesday, November 30, 1999 Blackburn: To 9pm: Peels, 4 & 6 Railway Road; Cohen, 63 Whalley Range. To 8pm: Johnston Pharmacy, 50-52 Johnston Street. To 7.30pm: Aston Pharmacy. 95 Accrington Road. To 7pm: The Pharmacy, Oakenhurst Road; Geloo Bros, Cleaver

  • Attack after disco fracas

    A 23-YEAR-OLD man from Haslingden has been left needing cosmetic surgery to his face after he was assaulted in a back alley near the Queen's Hotel in Rawtenstall early today. The incident took place at 1.45am near the junction of St Mary's Way and Bank

  • Hunt for boy aged nine

    POLICE are searching for a missing nine-year-old boy who disappeared fom home yesterday. Ptollemy Turner, of Tarbert Crescent, Shadsworth, Blackburn, failed to return home after leaving Shadsworth Junior School at 3.15pm yesterday. Inspector Stephen Haworth

  • Natasha's contribution

    LITTLE Natasha Coupe is one of the "faces" of this year's Children in Need appeal. The seven-year-old from Denville Road, Blackburn, was one of the young models featured in the Children in Need catalogue this year. Natasha had her face painted to look

  • Doh! Simpson slippers swiped

    POLICE are hunting a slipper-y customer who is a fan of cartoon family The Simpsons. The thief made off with around 500 pairs of Bart Simpson slippers from a trailer parked in the Walker Park industrial estate, Guide. Detective Constable Ian Geogarty

  • Chemists On Duty

    Wednesday, December 1, 1999 Blackburn: To 9pm: Peels, 4 & 6 Railway Road; The Surgery (Chiropody), 132 Lammack Road; Cohen, 63 Whalley Range. To 8pm: Johnston Pharmacy, 50-52 Johnston Street. To 7.30pm: Aston Pharmacy, 95 Accrington Road. To 7pm:

  • Armed robbery attempt

    POLICE are hunting an armed man who demanded money from a newsagent in Blackburn last night then fled with another weapon. The man went into Revidge Newsagents, Revidge Road, at 9.30pm. Inspector Stephen Haworth, of Blackburn Police, said the man had

  • Teacher has meningitis

    A TEACHER from Darwen Vale High School has been struck down by meningitis. And a 10-month old baby boy from the Blackburn area was due to return home today after being treated for the disease. The 42-year-old teacher, who lives in Accrington, was admitted

  • Thief back in jail in under a week

    LESS than a week after being released from prison Alfred Brian Gray was caught stealing from Asda. And Blackburn magistrates sent him straight back to jail for four weeks for shoplifting and another 12 as part of the unexpired part of his sentence. A

  • Aged concerned in regrowth of garden

    THE restoration of a Victorian garden is providing a host of opportunities for older people in Hyndburn. Age Concern Hyndburn has been working on a project to restore the garden at Clayton Hall, Clayton-le-Moors, for several years. Several older people

  • Death crash victims named

    TWO families were in mourning today after the death of two men from Nelson in a horrific road accident. Qasair Rashid, 26, of Hibson Road and 30-year-old Khalid Parvez, of Vernon Street, died in the accident at Riddlesden, near Keighley, on Thursday night

  • Fragile legend returns

    FORMER Fleetwood Mac star Peter Green continues his comeback with a return performance at Colne Municipal Hall on Thursday. The legendary guitarist, whose drug-related health problems have been well-documented, has pulled off a remarkable comeback since

  • It's child's play!

    Children in Need (Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale) CHILDREN and adults across Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale joined in the fun yesterday to add to the Children in Need grand total. The fantastic array of activities helped to boost the national total to

  • Who's playing where in the North West

    TONIGHT (Saturday, November 27th) Tony's Empress Ballroom, Blackburn: THE HARD WAY, three roots sound systems, £5, 9pm to 2am Wharf at Eanam, Blackburn: AMBER STORM, female vocalist Empress Ballroom, Blackpool: CHEMICAL BROTHERS Manchester Roadhouse:

  • Events in Lancashire on Sunday, November 28th

    Christmas Craft Fayre and Art Exhibition, Whalley Village Hall, 10am-4pm. Christmas Craft Fair, Dunkenhalgh Hotel, Clayton-le-Moors, 10am-5pm. Accrington Male Voice Choir Millennium Concert, Accrington Town Hall, 7pm. Conchord Singers, Rhyddings Methodist

  • Garry back in training

    GARRY Flitcroft is hoping his injury nightmare is now behind him after resuming light training this week. The former Manchester City ace has been through hell since damaging knee ligaments in an innocuous looking training ground incident 12 months ago

  • It's child's play!

    Children in Need (Blackburn, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley) A HOST of fun-filled fundraising events were held across East Lancashire for the BBC's Children in Need appeal. The fantastic array of activities helped to boost the national total to £11.6million

  • Swan plans 'debut'

    PETER Swan is looking forward to making his "third debut" for the Clarets after nine months out of action with a knee injury. Swan is closing in on a comeback and admits he's been out of the picture for so long that when he finally returns to senior duty

  • Ewood Park Notebook

    FORMER Rovers boss Ray Harford is back in football after being appointed the new technical director at Oxford United. The Second Division club have installed Harford until the end of the season and he will work in conjunction with new first team coach

  • Turf Moor Notebook

    THE CLARETS boast the second highest average home gate in Division Two this season. Prior to the mid-week fixtures, only local rivals Preston had pulled in more fans than Burnley. The Clarets average home gate is 10,659, compared with 11,262 at Deepdale

  • Charity worker Ruth is proud to meet Prince

    CHARITY volunteer Ruth Loft will meet the Prince of Wales when she attends the opening of the UK's first breast cancer research centre on Wednesday, December 8. Ruth, of Ryburn Avenue, Blackburn, a worker for Breakthrough Breast Cancer, has spearheaded

  • Perverted pensioner spared jail

    A PERVERTED pensioner who groped a schoolgirl and kept child pornography at his Stacksteads home has walked free from court. Burnley Crown Court heard how Ray Bogart, 72, made a computer image of a naked woman with the 11-year old sex assault victim's

  • TB-scare home working with clinic

    THE owners of the old people's home at the centre of a TB scare today said they were doing everything possible to ensure staff and residents' safety. A 27-year-old female care worker at the Sandy Brook home, Lower Darwen, was diagnosed with tuberculosis

  • Chemists On Duty

    Friday, December 3, 1999 Blackburn: To 9pm: Peels, 4 & 6 Railway Road; Cohen, 63 Whalley Range. To 8pm: Johnston Pharmacy, 50-52 Johnston Street. To 7.30pm: Aston Pharmacy, 95 Accrington Road. To 7pm: Arthur Haworth, 314 Bolton Road; The Pharmacy,

  • Chemists On Duty

    Monday, November 29, 1999 Blackburn: To 9pm: Peels Chemist, 4 & 6 Railway Road; Cohen, 63 Whalley Range. To 8pm: Johnston Pharmacy, 50-52 Johnston Street; To 7.30pm: Aston Pharmacy, 95 Accrington Road. To 7pm: Arthur Haworth, 314 Bolton Road; The

  • Chemists On Duty

    Thursday, December 2, 1999 Blackburn: To 9pm: Peels, 4 Railway Road. To 8pm: Johnston Pharmacy, 50-52 Johnston Street. To 7.30pm: Aston Pharmacy, 95 Accrington Road; To 6.30pm: Donald Wood Ltd, 53 Fishmoor Drive; Healthbook Ltd, Audley Shopping Centre