• Enterprise chairman quits

    THE chairman of East Lancashire's doomed training and enterprise body has resigned suddenly. Roger Collinge, an accountant at BDO Stoy Hayward in Bacup, confirmed today that he had resigned from the board of ELTEC but said he did not think it right to

  • Alcoholic drowned in bath

    SUSAN Jones found her fiance slumped into a bath filled with blood-stained water at his Darwen home. But an inquest heard that exhaustive police inquiries had ruled out foul play, despite a deep cut on Darren Mark Shaw's scalp, which had bled profusely

  • NON LEAGUE SOCCER: Vauxhall Motors 3 Ramsbottom United 0

    RAMSBOTTOM overcame chronic defensive problems to push league leaders Vauxhall Motors all the way, before succumbing to two late goals. Ramsbottom fell behind after 32 minutes when, against the run of play, Leigh Williams scored from close range after

  • Vital houses cash 'went south'

    PENDLE missed out on £800,000 of essential housing cash so the Government could win votes in the South East, a senior councillor claimed. Changes in the way housing subsidies to local authorities are calculated left Pendle and other East Lancashire councils

  • Winners in replay

    WINNERS from last year's last Burnley Festival of Speech, Music and Stage Dance were invited back to perform at St Peter's Parish Church to show off the festival's high standards. Taking part were pianist James Vintin, speech and drama winner Gemma Stirrup

  • MP's low-pay appeal

    EAST Lancashire Labour MP Gordon Prentice has appealed directly to Trade and Industry Secretary Stephen Byers for the Minimum Wage to be uprated in April. But the Cabinet Minister gave no hint that the Government was prepared to increase the £3.60 an

  • Ales of note

    THERE was plenty to tickle the taste buds at a beer and live music festival at Oliver's Bar, Burnley Mechanics, at the weekend. With 16 quality real ales to choose from, the three-day event went down a treat. The festival kicked off on Friday with one

  • One month gone - a lifetime still to go!

    Reporter Mike Ribbeck continues life without the weed WELL, it is exactly a month since I gave up the cigarettes and I never thought I would get this far. I am sure the worst is over but I would be a liar if I didn't admit I still get cravings for a cigarette

  • Clarets goal machine has last laugh

    STOKE City midfielder Graham Kavanagh welched on his bet but Clarets goal machine Andy Payton still had the last laugh after spearheading Burnley's stunning comeback at the Britannia Stadium. Kavanagh tried every trick in the book to unsettle Payton as

  • We could have danced all night!

    MORE than 250 young dancers descended on East Lancashire for the first weekend of the annual Hyndburn Dance Festival. The event, held over two consecutive weekends at Oswaldtwistle Civic Theatre, attracted clubs from across the North West as well as members

  • Training that saved a girl's life

    TWO police officers who helped stop a girl from choking to death during a school assembly have been commended. PC Gail Whiteoak and PC Eileen Smithson received letters of commendation from the Liverpool Shipwreck and Humane Society for the help they gave

  • Woman robbed in street

    A WOMAN was assaulted and robbed as she walked along a Great Harwood street with friends. The 22-year-old victim was walking along St Hubert's Road at 7.30pm on Friday with two women when two men and a woman approached from behind and started abusing

  • Concern grows for five missing cyclists

    CONCERN was growing for five missing teenagers today, amid fears that they may have been taken by surprise by bad weather. The gang, who all live in Huncoat, Accrington, were last seen riding their bikes yesterday and are believed to have a tent. Hugh

  • Danger alert for missing tablets

    POLICE are appealing for the return of two bottles of prescription drugs lost in the town centre last night. The bottles of 56 Temazepam tablets and 56 Diazepam tablets were in a Marks and Spencer carrier bag inside an Asda carrier bag. The drugs, which

  • Blaze at mill

    FIREFIGHTERS tackled a blaze at Earl's Plastics in Albert Mill, off St Hubert's Street, Great Harwood, on Saturday. An electrical fault is believed to have started it, and the sprinkler system was activated. Firefighters from the town's retained fire

  • Councillor resigns in sell-off protest

    INDEPENDENT Socialist councillor Andrew Holder has resigned from the Brunshaw estate management board in protest against the sell-off of Burnley council houses. He told members he refused to recognise the new housing company and would not be associated

  • MP fury as fans miss half the match

    A DECISION not to delay the kick off of Burnley's game at Stoke on Saturday has been attacked by MP Peter Pike after hundreds of fans missed the start of the promotion clash. An overturned lorry on the M6 caused massive delays with the Burnley team only

  • Quarry training scheme set for refusal

    PLANS for a training centre for construction plant workers at a quarry above Burnley may be refused. Training would take place in a disused part of the working quarry at Delf Hill Quarry, Sweet Well House Farm, Todmorden Road, Briercliffe. Burnley Council

  • Horses, love of his life

    NORMAN REDMAYNE (Letters, January 27) says that Sir Alfred Munnings' early work displayed his real talent and he derides the painting of Solario, now hidden away on a high, dark corner of Blackburn Museum, as 'skilled illustration' and 'slick.' I would

  • TV 'trick' shabby

    I ENTIRELY agree with Mr J Livesey (Letters, January 18) - people should have learned by now not to believe everything this government tells us. Pensioners are being victimised and promises are being broken. But to give pensioners at 75 a free TV licence

  • Passenger drives off with taxi

    A TAXI was stolen by a passenger when the driver left the vehicle to pick up some food. The grey Toyota Corolla, F756 KCU, was being driven past the Brunshaw Hotel in Brunshaw Road, Burnley, at 3am on Saturday when it was flagged down. A 6ft tall white

  • NON LEAGUE SOCCER: Accrington Stanley 5 Harrogate Town 0

    STANLEY made it six wins in a row with an impressive display against mid-table Harrogate Town. A crowd of more than 500 saw Mark Ceraolo and super sub Jimmy Bell both score twice as the Reds kept up their promotion hopes. Stanley went in front after 20

  • Hair-razing fund-raiser nets soccer cash

    SIX officials and supporters of Readstone United football club are helping the youngsters to head off to Holland by having their heads shaved. Three of the club's 12 teams are taking part in an international friendly tournament in Holland during the last

  • RUGBY LEAGUE: Lynx cup win comes at a price

    Lancashire Lynx 18 Walney Central 6 LANCASHIRE Lynx eased into the fourth round of the Silk Cut Challenge Cup after defeating National Conference Premier outfit Walney Central in a bruising encounter at Victory Park. Lynx outscored Walney by four tries

  • Hands-on experience proves healthy

    LAUGHTER is said to be the best medicine, and that was put to the test at a complementary therapy day at the Nazareth Unitarian Chapel, Knight Hill, Padiham. After morning service the day began with a discussion on cranio sacral therapy, a gentle hands-on

  • Ada's back in the swim

    HAVING started on January 9, I hope to swim approximately 600 lengths at the Mercer Hall Pool in Great Harwood by March 31, to raise money for the Hyndburn Epilepsy Support Group. Epilepsy is always 'hushed up,' but I think people should be made more

  • Consumer power hits motor trade

    AS the Competition Commission was handing over the findings of its inquiry into claims that car prices in the UK are a rip-off compared with the rest of Europe, the verdict has become academic - because the car trade in Britain has been overtaken by a

  • NON LEAGUE SOCCER: Prescot Cables 3 Clitheroe 1

    CLITHEROE'S promotion charge suffered a major setback as mid-table Prescot Cables pulled off a big shock, leaving the Blues with only an outside chance of going up. The home side took advantage of the gale force winds in the first half to blitz Clitheroe's

  • NON LEAGUE SOCCER: Warrington Town 2 Nelson 0

    NELSON'S trip to Warrington got off to the worst possible start and things quickly went from bad to worse as striker Neil Holden buried the Blues with a smartly taken brace. John Bailey's men were late arriving at Cantilever Park due to traffic congestion

  • North End go down fighting

    FA Cup 5th round: Everton 2 Preston North End 0 PRESTON's FA Cup dream was ended at Goodison Park on Saturday, but the Second Division side did their reputations no harm in this fifth round clash. North End threatened Everton's goal on several occasions

  • Fire crews in pooch rescue

    SIX fire engines from as far afield as Preston and Lytham St Anne's were called to East Lancashire when a dog fell down an embankment. Two appliances from Clitheroe Fire Brigade were initially called to Brungley Park, off Waddington Road, Clitheroe, at

  • Four for trial

    FOUR men were sent in custody by Blackburn magistrates for trial at Preston Crown Court, charged with a £10,000 burglary at Bailey's menswear shop in Clitheroe. Christopher Wayne Garlick, 24, of St Annes Road; Lee Littlehales, 24, of Albert Royd Street

  • Police spread word in school

    FOUR officers paid a visit to a Blackburn school to spread the message of positive policing. More than 60 pupils at Beardwood High School were treated to the talk by the officers from Lancashire and Greater Manchester Police. Among them was Sergeant Ilyas

  • Ferguson injury doubt for big cup clash

    BIG Duncan Ferguson is a major injury doubt for Newcastle ahead of tonight's fifth round FA Cup clash at Ewood Park. The Flying Scot has thrown manager Bobby Robson's plans into turmoil after pulling out of training with a hamstring problem over the weekend

  • Double thefts earn eight months

    ON the day Timothy Holt should have been appearing before Preston magistrates for theft from a shop, he was caught shoplifting in Blackburn. Holt, 29, of De Lacey House, Preston New Road, Blackburn, admitted two offences of shoplifting and to breaching

  • Mix up driver's new ban

    JOHN George Wilkinson-Campion mistakenly thought his driving disqualification had ended after two years. But his error proved costly when he appeared before Blackburn magistrates and pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified. Wilkinson-Campion, 51,

  • Nobody does it bet-ter!

    STOKE City midfielder Graham Kavanagh welched on his bet but Clarets goal machine Andy Payton still had the last laugh after spearheading Burnley's stunning comeback at the Britannia Stadium. Kavanagh tried every trick in the book to unsettle Payton as

  • Council go cold on hot dog seller

    A HOT DOG seller is furious after being told he can no longer trade outside a nightclub, where he had been working for the past 17 years. Kendrick Hamer, 36, has been selling hot dogs and burgers outside Utopia nightclub, in Blackburn, on Wednesday, Friday

  • Clarets Form Watch (v Stoke)

    CRICHTON: Defied the conditions to turn in a solid performance highlighted by his point-winning penalty save...8 WEST: Had limited opportunities to get forward in the right wing-back role bar a couple of promising bursts just before half-time...6 THOMAS

  • Hospice appeal goes sky-high

    ORGANISERS of the £1.3million East Lancashire Hospice Appeal marked the first 12 months of fund-raising by launching 5,000 balloons into the sky. The balloons were released from the Park Lee Hospice in Blackburn to mark a year in which more than £170,000

  • Firefighters rescue man from attic

    A MAN was rescued from the attic after being trapped by a fire at his home in Rossendale. The alarm was raised by neighbours who heard Matthew Collier calling for help from a skylight attic window at his home in Albert Road, Crawshawbooth, shortly after

  • Last half hour had everything - Ternent

    BURNLEY boss Stan Ternent was happy to come away from the Britannia Stadium with a 2-2 draw after two goals in the last 15 minutes and Paul Crichton's penalty save kept the Clarets in fifth place in Divisioon Two. Stoke struck twice in three minutes themselves

  • Lancashire aid for Chechen refugees

    A CHARITY with a branch in Blackburn has been helping refugees affected by the crisis in Chechnya. Islamic Relief says it is the only relief agency working in Russia to help refugees. The group, whose North West base is in Audley, Blackburn, has been

  • Once, twice, three times a winner!

    SPORTSMAN Andy Roberts, Colne Cricket Club all-rounder and Preston Grasshoppers rugby player, took on the challenge of a sponsored triathlon on Saturday. He started by swimming a mile at Pendle Leisure Centre pool, Colne, followed by a 33-mile bike ride

  • Banned driver sent to jail

    DISQUALIFIED driver John Crabtree was sent to prison for eight weeks when he appeared before Blackburn magistrates. Crabtree, 47, of Cicely Court in the town, pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified and without insurance. The court heard that he

  • Banned driver jailed

    A TWENTY-YEAR-old man was sent to prison for 10 weeks for his fourth offence of driving while disqualified. Blackburn magistrates heard that John Paul Mulchrone was stopped by police in Buncer Lane and said he could not get enough of driving. Mulchrone

  • Tories' rift is quietly healed

    A DISAGREEMENT in the Tory group on Pendle Council, which led to the suspension of a senior councillor from the group, appears to be on the verge of being resolved. Councillor Shelagh Derwent had the Tory whip withdrawn from her after going against the

  • Summer plans

    RESIDENTS of Crawshawbooth are invited to a meeting on Wednesday to discuss plans for the village summer fete. The meeting starts at 7.30pm in the Youth and Community Centre, Adelaide Street. Converted for the new archive on 14 July 2000. Some images

  • Loan scheme to aid child carers

    PROVIDERS of childcare for youngsters aged up to two in Blackburn and Darwen will soon be able to borrow equipment to help them in their childminding and day care roles. A new equipment loan scheme will be launched on Thursday at the Bank Top Community

  • Council is real shining example

    BLACKBURN with Darwen Council's education department has been rewarded for being a leading light in education. Home Secretary and Blackburn MP Jack Straw presented the department with a certificate and rose bowl in recognition of its achievement of beacon

  • Best of brass

    MORE than 50 of the best brass bands in the North West will compete at King George's Hall, Blackburn, on Sunday, February 6 in the Millennium Championships. They will include Blackburn and Darwen, Haslingden and Helmshore, Goodshaw from Crawshawbooth

  • Kids 'cigs spies' policy goes on

    A POLICY of using children to discover if shopkeepers are selling cigarettes to underage smokers looks set to continue. County Hall failed to catch any traders last year, but are determined to keep up the practice of using children to buy cigarettes.

  • Call for single firework ban

    TRADING standards officials are calling for a complete ban on the sale of single fireworks following a rise in complaints from the public. Last year 35 people complained about youngsters causing problems with fireworks compared to 25 the previous year

  • Blaze at stadium

    FIREFIGHTERS were called to Blackburn Rovers' Ewood Park ground after a bin in the Jack Walker stand set on fire at 2am yesterday. It is thought to have been set alight by a cigarette discarded during a function in the stand. Converted for the new archive

  • Market traders protest at rent rises

    STALLHOLDERS on Darwen's Three Day Market, who are upset about a recent rent increase, look set to have their request for a review of charges turned down. A 26-name petition was sent to Blackburn with Darwen Council following the announcement. From November

  • Cash boost for kiddies' flying start

    PARENTS will be encouraged to give their children a flying start in life by staff at a pioneering new support centre, which has secured a £2.6million government cash injection. The Sudell and Central Darwen Surestart Trailblazer initiative is aimed at

  • SOCCER: Shakers still firing blanks

    Division Two: Bury 0 Bristol City 0 BURY have still to win a match this yearand, despite manager Andy Preece trying a new strike pairing of Paul Barnes and Ian Lawson, the Shakers again found difficulty in converting their play into goals. Leading scorer

  • Rape allegation after club night

    POLICE are investigating an allegation that a 28-year-old Burnley woman was raped in Nelson. The woman told police she was attacked at a house in Nelson in the early hours of Saturday after enjoying a night out at the El Tropicano nightclub, Hibson Road

  • Musical millennium celebration

    GIRLS from Walshaw High School, Burnley, attended Sunday morning service at St John the Evangelist Church, Worsthorne. The students performed parts of the school's millennium celebration service with readings about various characters who have made a difference

  • Burglar shock

    A 66-YEAR-OLD woman was left shaken after an intruder unlocked her back door and broke a window at her house in Coal Clough Lane early yesterday. He was 5ft 7in, in his late 20s to 30s, of medium build and wearing dark clothing. Nothing was stolen. Police

  • The Premier League

    TEAMWORK is the key to business success, according to footballer turned management guru Paul Fletcher. The former Burnley FC star, now commercial boss of the new £490million Wembley Stadium, told the audience at the Lancashire Evening Telegraph East Lancashire

  • Cash swindle boss banned as a director

    A BUSINESSMAN behind an unlawful money circulation scheme which lost thousands of pounds has been banned from being a company director for 11 years after the project was branded a swindle. Robert Fitzpatrick, who lives with his wife Michelle and three

  • Aileen's legacy to aid research

    A TWIN today thanked everybody who has supported her family since her sister was killed in a road accident. Mother-of-two Aileen Wood died in Blackburn Infirmary after she was in collision with a car in Blackburn Road, Rishton, on Thursday, January 13

  • Ferguson injury doubt for Rovers cup clash

    BIG Duncan Ferguson is a major injury doubt for Newcastle ahead of tonight's fifth round FA Cup clash at Ewood Park. The Flying Scot has thrown manager Bobby Robson's plans into turmoil after pulling out of training with a hamstring problem over the weekend

  • Hermit with cannabis 'couldn't stay awake'

    A HERMIT who took care of a £4,000 cannabis haul and also had a gun at his home, has escaped an immediate jail term. Burnley Crown Court heard how Colin Burke, 54, suffered from narcolepsy and spent half his time asleep. He was saved from jail after a

  • Turf lessons for computer flops

    BURNLEY Football Club is to get £233,200 from the Government so older men can score with the latest computer and communications technology. Ministers reckon there is more chance of making adult fans take to the latest gadgetry at Turf Moor than in conventional

  • DJ Ray, 45, loses fight for life

    LINE dance promoter and DJ Ray O'Dowd, has lost his fight against cancer at the age of 45. Ray, known professionally as Jukebox Junkie, died in the early hours of last Monday, in Burnley General Hospital. His wife, professional entertainer Sandra Lynton

  • Big losers win weight loss battle

    A CLASS of 39 slimmers from Rosegrove shed their Christmas excesses' losing more than 104lbs between them. Stars of the weekly Weight Watchers sessions were Jean Metcalfe who lost nine and a half pounds in her first week and Jack Cochran who lost eleven

  • Cavemen and their clubs

    THE days of Emily Pankhurst and the women's suffragette movement are a thing of the past, born in an era when women were regarded as second-class citizens. But it seems the age of the dinosaur is still alive and kicking in various circles. The Professional

  • Cards confirm true identity

    IS it not time to re-introduce the identity card system - in view of the recent case of one person, and an illegal immigrant at that, being able to rip off the Department of Social Security to the tune of £400,000, having been able to claim for 43 children

  • Wanderers recover to book quarter-final spot

    FA Cup 5th round: Cambridge United 1 Bolton Wanderers 3 A DOUBLE strike from Bob Taylor spared Bolton's blushes after a nightmare start to this FA Cup fifth round clash. Wanderers found themselves 1-0 down at half time until Taylor, brought in after a

  • Cyclists on their marks

    PEDAL cycles valued at almost £200,000 were stolen in the Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale Pennine police division last year. In Burnley, 412 machines valued at £85,000 were stolen. Many were recovered but some could not be returned to their owners because

  • Support for freedom

    I SUPPORT Celia Ball and Blackburn Quakers' concern at the attempt to sabotage the Freedom of Information Act as proposed. Many citizens under 60 are not aware that the wartime Secrecy Act of 1940 and its D17 censorship have never been thoroughly rescinded

  • Wim steals the Tories' Euro thunder

    TO campaigners fighting to keep the pound - an aim shared by 69 per cent of voters, according to a BBC Radio 4 poll today - the declaration by European Central Bank chief Wim Duisenberg that it could be "many years" before Britain could join the euro

  • NON LEAGUE SOCCER: Chorley 0 Whitley Bay 0

    CHORLEY let two more home points slip against bottom of the table Whitley Bay, who survived a rocky first half hour before effectively putting up the shutters. That the Magpies lack the killer instinct at Victory Park is all too obvious from their record

  • NON LEAGUE SOCCER: Formby 1 Bacup 0

    BACUP were disappointed to return from Formby empy-handed after the crossbar denied them a share of the spoils There was little to separate the sides in the first half, although recalled Bacup keeper Adam Potts had to make a couple of decent saves to

  • FIVE YEARS AGO: Bottleneck move

    MOTORISTS were gearing up for a year of frustration as work finally began to uncork a notorious bottleneck. But Lancashire County Council told drivers who regularly get stuck at Blackburn's Brownhill roundabout it was a case of "no pain, no gain". Work

  • NON LEAGUE SOCCER: Warrington Town 2 Nelson 0

    NELSON'S trip to Warrington got off to the worst possible start and things quickly went from bad to worse as striker Neil Holden buried the Blues with a smartly taken brace. John Bailey's men were late arriving at Cantilever Park due to traffic congestion

  • TEN YEARS AGO: Changes for soccer

    SOCCER was facing up to the sweeping changes demanded by the Taylor report into the state of the game. And East Lancashire's "Big Two" - Blackburn Rovers and Burnley - could have been landed with bills running into millions of pounds to implement the

  • ICE HOCKEY: Play-offs beckon for Hawks

    Flintshire Freeze 5 Blackburn Hawks 7 HAWKS boss Bobby Haig was delighted with his side's performance in this English League Division One (North) clash as Hawks stepped up their promotion bid. Haig's side did their play-off chances a world of good with

  • Brother burgled sister's house

    STUART Alan Woodward burgled his sister's house when he knew she had taken her child out for a birthday celebration. Blackburn magistrates heard Woodward told police he had committed the offence because he had a heroin problem. Woodward, 22, of Faraday

  • Music memories

    WHALLEY and Billington Brass Band Club members have organised a charity evening in memory of their past president. Philip Thistlethwaite died in East Lancs Hospice and his friends decided on the event to raise money for the hospice. It is on February

  • Events in East Lancashire on Tuesday, February 1st

    Blackburn Breast Care Support Group meet Beardwood Hospital, Preston New Road, Blackburn, 7pm-9pm. Reiki and Massage with Aromatherapy. Accrington and District Bonsai Club meet Thorn Inn, Church, 7.45pm. Blackburn Fellowship for the Hard of Hearing meet

  • Christians stage a show for 2000

    MUSICIANS, actors and helpers are needed for a huge millennium celebration to be held in June. "That's the Spirit" aims to bring churches, from all of the Christian denominations, across Lancashire together and will be held at Preston North End on June

  • Chef's fatal climb for Bosnia sunrise view

    PART-time soldier Paul John McManus died after falling from a chimney stack while serving in Bosnia - the third of his parents' sons to die suddenly. An inquest in Blackburn was told that the 38-year-old chef climbed a shoe factory in the early hours

  • Payt Payt show earns Clarets a point

    Division Two: Stoke City 2 Burnley 2 - Pete Oliver's match verdict IT WAS better late than never in every sense for the Clarets as they shrugged off 'coach-lag' to come back from the dead and consolidate their top-six place thanks to two late goals from

  • Robson does the soft-shoe shuffle

    FA Cup 5th Round: Blackburn Rovers v Newcastle United - Andy Neild's big match preview BOBBY Robson may be old enough to draw a pension these days but his passion for football is stronger than ever. Three weeks ago tonight, the former England boss sat

  • Workers shake-up warning

    SOCIAL services staff in East Lancashire have been warned to prepare themselves for a major organisational shake up, it was revealed today. Lancashire Social Services boss Pauline Oliver has written to workers across the county in the run up to a re-structuring

  • Facelift for flats

    HIGH-rise flats in Blackburn could be set for a huge facelift if residents give their approval. Residents on the Larkhill Estate could soon see refurbished flats, better security and a range of new community facilities, if they vote to approve a deal

  • Hospital order for triple arsonist

    A MENTALLY ill woman who started blazes at a neighbour's house three times, has been detained in hospital. A judge sent Patricia Taylor, 36, to Ward 20 at Burnley General Hospital and told her the alternative would have been a long custodial sentence.

  • Enterprise chairman in shock decision to quit

    THE chairman of East Lancashire's doomed training and enterprise body has resigned suddenly. Roger Collinge, an accountant at BDO Stoy Hayward, in Bacup, confirmed today that he had resigned from the board of ELTEC, but said he did not think it right

  • Any ideas how to spend £4.75m?

    A PUBLIC meeting will be held at Bacup Leisure Hall on Friday at 7.30pm. Residents and traders from Bacup and Stacksteads are invited to discuss the bid for £4.75m to regenerate the towns. Topics will include redeveloping areas such as Lee Mill, more

  • Blues back Red Brick

    BLACKBURN Rovers manager Tony Parkes is backing the campaign to raise £300,000 for the Red Brick Theatre. Organisers aim to create a theatre and arts centre in Ewood and Rovers are backing them. Tony Parkes offered his support when a team of fund-raisers

  • Special service for church

    SUNDAY morning service at Christ Church, Colne, was taken by the Bishop of Burnley, the Rt Rev Martyn Jarrett, who dedicated the reconstructed and redecorated east end of the church. In the congregation were members of St Michael and All Angels Church

  • Pupils' happy return is in store

    BIRTHDAY boys and girls from a Darwen school will have a double celebration when they help launch a revamped store. Rebecca Johnson, Liam Holden, Joshua Cowell and Johnathon Gould, from Holy Trinity Primary School, will cut the ribbon at Somerfield in

  • Attic blaze

    FIREFIGHTERS were called an attic at a house in Dudley Street, Colne, at 12.40pm yesterday. Fire damage was confined to a small area of floorboarding with smoke damage to the rest of the room. Converted for the new archive on 14 July 2000. Some images