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  • Tree recovering from torrid start

    DEFENDING champions Cherry Tree have endured a torrid start to the Jennings Ribblesdale League season but morale was boosted by victory last weekend. Having beaten Great Harwood last weekend they were hoping to follow-up that success at Clitheroe today

  • Waste reduction targets missed

    THE prospect of a rubbish-burning incinerator being built in Lancashire is more likely than ever, after councils failed to meet new waste-reduction targets. While Lancashire County Council's targets were missed by just 0.2 per cent, council chiefs in

  • School wins beacon status

    A PRIMARY school which government inspectors said was failing its pupils five years ago has won beacon status. Wensley Fold Primary in Blackburn is one of 21 new beacon schools in the North-West -- and just three in East Lancashire -- announced by the

  • Terrorist 'found God' in prison

    A REFORMED Northern Ireland terrorist will be one of the guests at an evangelistic mission next week. David Hamilton, once a member of the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF), found God while in the infamous Maze Prison. He is now an evangelist and works internationally

  • Teenage three lose appeals against town bans

    THREE teenagers banned from Haslingden centre after they probably made residents' lives a misery have lost a bid to win back their freedom. Stephen Derbyshire, 15, of Maple Avenue, Jordan Pilkington, 17, of Greenfield Street, and Philip Sourbutts, 16,

  • Sports week is bigger and better

    Ramsbottom annual sports week will start on June 8 and organisers are hoping the event will be bigger and better than ever. The Holcombe 2 Towers Race will make a welcome return, since it had to be cancelled last year due to the foot and mouth disease

  • Law facing a hat-trick

    ANDY WILSON'S weekly look at the county scene IF Stuart Law thought he had seen the back of Essex when he left them in the Second Division of the Championship to join Lancashire during the winter, he could be in for a nasty shock. Instead the Queenslander

  • De Lange wants some big hits

    EAST LANCS are hoping professional Con de Lange will start weighing in with the bat as they look to make an impact at the top of the Transco Lancashire League. The Alexandra Meadows side - who have finished runners-up five out of the last six seasons

  • Chemists on Duty on Sunday, June 2

    BURNLEY with PADIHAM: 11.30am -12.30pm Lloyds Chemists, 85 Burnley Road, Padiham; Asda Pharmacy, Princess Way, Burnley. NELSON, BRIERFIELD, BARROWFORD, COLNE, EARBY & BARNOLDSWICK: 11am-noon Brierfield Pharmacy, 10 Colne Road, Brierfield. Noon - 1pm

  • D-day soon on cash aid for projects

    MEMBERS of the Brierfield and Reedley Area Committee will be asked on Wednesday to allocate their capital programme budget of £17,700. Bids already submitted to the council include £3,500 for the re-kerbing and flagging of the footway outside Brierfield

  • Call to voice care homes concerns

    By NICK EVANS The proposal that there would be only one care home in Burnley is felt to be totally inadequate Councillors want to question county hall plans COUNCILLORS in Burnley have called for a meeting with county chiefs to voice their concerns about

  • Jubilee events include:

    SATURDAY JUNE 1 BURNLEY Hart Street street party ROSSENDALE Rawtenstall Market Jubilee celebrations Greenfield gardens, Haslingden, golden jubilee bowling comp PENDLE 10am Colne Library, jubilee exibition 11am Earby, best dressed Jubilee window competition

  • Swedish star Nisa feels Sven boys can succeed

    BLACKBURN defender Nisa Johansson today backed England to win their opening group F clash with Sweden in Saitama as Sven-Goran Eriksson's men prepare to make their World Cup bow in the Far East tomorrow. Johansson, a former Sweden Under 21 international

  • PM has been aroused by wake-up calli

    RATHER belatedly, may I congratulate 'Leaver at Large' on his extremely sensible column regarding the election of members of the BNP to the council in Burnley (LET, May 8). These results had certain politicians, bleeding hearts, do-gooders etc, running

  • Keep memories of area alive

    WILLIAM Woodruff's splendid book, 'The Road to Nab End,' reveals an all-but-forgotten chapter of Blackburn's history. Griffin Street, central to the main theme, no longer stretches from Spring Lane to the Griffin Inn. Drastic changes have occurred and

  • Research into remedies

    I AM doing research on folk medicine and invite readers to contact me if they have any old remedies, or know of remedies used by grandparents, etc. I would also be pleased to hear from anyone who has access to historical documents relating to folk medicine

  • Greyhound is going for glory at Wimbledon

    LANCASHIRE-TRAINED Pilot Alert is ready to race for glory in the Greyhound Derby at Wimbledon tonight. The dog has only been at the kennels of Jim Gibson and Pat Rosney in Clayton-Le -Woods since March but he has forced his way into the field for the

  • I'm sure Belgium

    are in the Cup... MATT HORN'S sideways look at the World Cup BELGIUM are definitely in the World Cup and I should know. Somehow I picked out the Red Devils in both sweeps that I organised but although I know it, it appears that most Belgians don't. The

  • All in a day's work for the Queen and her subjects!

    THE Queen's day begins at 7.30am when her maid brings morning tea in two silver pots, complete with a linen napkin bearing her initials. As part of our celebration of the Golden Jubilee, we spoke to three East Lancashire people who have met the Queen

  • East Lancashire gears up for double celebration

    EAST LANCASHIRE was today gearing up for its biggest party in decades as people prepared to celebrate the Queen's Golden Jubilee -- and cheer England in the World Cup. Street parties and dozens of other events have been planned for the next four days

  • Clubs to launch chill zones

    SOOTHING music and chill-out zones are to be introduced in nightspots to curb violence after town centre attacks rose 61 per cent in three years. Clubs and pubs are to take part in the trial scheme, which will also see them serving soft drinks and water

  • New role planned for traffic wardens

    TRAFFIC wardens in East Lancashire could become community police officers as early as next year following a shake-up in the management of parking offences. Under the new scheme, expected to start in November, 2003, parking offences will be "decriminalised

  • Don't miss special events

    JUBILEE events include: SATURDAY, JUNE 1 BLACKBURN AND DARWEN Barlow Institute, Edgworth, all day: Fun weekend. Darwen town centre, all day: Darwen Music Live Norwood Avenue, Blackburn, 12pm-11pm: Street party Mill Hill Community Centre, Blackburn: Jubilee

  • Surfer makes a hit with first online gift

    A LANCASHIRE Evening Telegraph reader has helped make history by leaving the first donation for the Magic Eye Appeal on-line. It is the first time a reader in Britain has been able to donate to charity via a newspaper website owned by Newsquest, the company

  • MPs urge county to scrap closure plans

    LOCAL MPs have appealed to Lancashire County Council to drop plans to shut 35 care homes when they consider the result of a public consultation exercise later this month . Gordon Prentice, Greg Pope and Nigel Evans are pressing county leaders to drop

  • Three who swallowed drugs jailed

    THREE men who swallowed £28,500 of cocaine in an attempt to smuggle drugs through customs have been jailed for a total of more than 14 years. They were arrested at Manchester Airport on Christmas Eve after arriving from Montego Bay, Jamaica. Each of the

  • Smack for lying lands dad in court

    A MOTHER noticed bruising on her eight-year-old son's buttocks when she gave him a bath after a visit to his father. Blackburn magistrates heard that the boy had been punished for lying and defence solicitor Ian Holland said there was a fine line between

  • Anderson is making a big impression

    JIMMY ANDERSON followed in Kyle Hogg's footsteps to make a big impression on his Lancashire debut. The Burnley youngster bounced back from an expensive first spell to fire out two Surrey wickets, and surprised several more batsmen with his big asset -

  • Harriet's happy to walk TV tightrope

    FOR most of us the Jubilee will be an occasion to celebrate, but for Harriet Roberts it marks the start of a 50-day marathon which will see her travel the length and breadth of the country -- and she can't wait. JOHN ANSON spoke to her. AS a former head

  • Watchdog wants test on firm's used tyre burning

    RESIDENTS in the Ribble Valley have 28 days to comment on proposed criteria for evaluating tyre-burning at Castle Cement in Clitheroe. The company was given the green light to use scrap tyres as an alternative fuel to its controversial chemical waste

  • 'Doorstep recycling' on the way

    COUNCILLORS have given the green light to a national campaign, aimed at making doorstep recycling facilities a legal requirement. Environmental pressure group Friends of the Earth and the Local Authority Advisory Committee have drafted a bill aimed at

  • Hunted boy can't be named

    POLICE want help in catching a 13-year-old 'crimewave' but we cannot identity him, even though his mother wants us to. The boy, who fled from the custody of a Youth Offending Team in Blake Street, Accrington, on Thursday was today still at large, two

  • Public tip-offs aid drug-busting cops

    INFORMATION passed to police by residents about suspected drug dealers in Accrington has led to the arrests of 14 people in the past two weeks. And police are anxious for anyone else with drug and other crime-related information to contact them. Warrants

  • Daughter found father dead in bath

    AN elderly man, found dead in his bath, died of natural causes an inquest heard. Dawson Sedgwick, 78, of Burns Avenue, Accrington, was discovered by his daughter Lynda Pirraglia on Sunday, March 10, when she went to visit him. She found him in the bath

  • Woman, 95, victim of trickster

    HOUSHOLDERS in Pendle were today urged to lock themselves in after a heartless thief barged into the living room of a 95-year-old pensioner and made off with her handbag and £300. Police issued the warning after the woman, who has not been named, was

  • MPs Pope and Prentice in joint plea over Kashmir

    EAST Lancashire MPs Greg Pope and Gordon Prentice are calling for action to broker a settlement of the Kashmir crisis before nuclear war breaks out between India and Pakistan. Both Labour back benchers have large Kashmiri communities in their constituencies

  • Woman flouted drive ban after only a month

    A WOMAN who took to the wheel while banned had been disqualified from driving only the month before. Burnley magistrates heard former taxi driver Debra Ann Webb, 39, had earlier lost her licence for 18 months for drink-driving. Webb, of Southfield Street

  • We'll be dancing in the street

    EAST LANCASHIRE was today gearing up for its biggest party in decades as people prepared to celebrate the Queen's Golden Jubilee -- and cheer England in the World Cup. Street parties and dozens of other events have been planned for the next four days

  • Asylum seekers centre fury

    A CONTROVERSIAL businessman has prompted outrage with plans for an asylum seekers' detention centre or open prison on the site of an old farm. But the proposals were today dismissed by the local community, who said they were a "non starter" and completely

  • Asylum seekers centre fury

    A CONTROVERSIAL businessman has prompted outrage with plans for an asylum seekers' detention centre or open prison on the site of an old farm. But the proposals were today dismissed by the local community, who said they were a "non starter" and completely

  • Clubs to launch chill zones

    SOOTHING music and chill-out zones are to be introduced in nightspots to curb violence after town centre attacks rose 61 per cent in three years. Clubs and pubs are to take part in the trial scheme, which will also see them serving soft drinks and water

  • Concern over fixed penalties

    THIS is for the information of everyone who has received a Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP), a Fixed Penalty Ticket (paid or unpaid) or have either applied for, or previously attended, a Speed Awareness Course -- for alleged offences of travelling

  • Call for car crash comment

    I WAS rather concerned on reading the inquest report (LET, May 23) on the death of two young men after a car crashed at the junction of Shear Bank Road and Preston New Road, Blackburn. After buying the car for £40 at the local car auction and despite

  • Moving sign of our times

    I WONDER how many motorist readers have noticed the new, reduced speed limits into Rishton on both Blackburn Road (A678) and Lee Lane (B6535). They have been reduced from 60 mph to 50 mph and, more importantly, there is the new extended 30 mph section

  • Ban for Bertie, not the streaker

    SO Burnley FC have won a title this season after all -- most stupid sporting club in Britain. The decision to ban Sabaean Myers for life for streaking (LET, May 16) is the sort of small-minded thinking that is keeping Burnley out of the big time. The

  • Ron Freethy's Drive and Stroll Column

    Tracking down historic routes THERE are several way to reach the Worth Valley: By road -- to reach Haworth by the scenic route follow the A56 through Colne and turn off to the right from Laneshawbridge. From Blackburn follow the A59 to Skipton and on

  • The Saturday Message

    By Rev. Kevin Logan, Christ Church, Accrington. IMAGINE the World Cup if gravity was different. Too weak and it'd be half- time before the kick-off ball came down. Mind you, Beck's foot, with less to bear, would heal sooner. Too strong a gravity, and

  • Putting people in the right mood

    VIOLENT crime in our town centres is at its worst in the three or four hours after the pubs and clubs close on a Friday or Saturday night. Bar room brawls, street fights and assaults and woundings like glassings that can scar for life went up by more

  • Events in East Lancashire on Sunday, June 2 and Monday, June 3

    What's On is compiled by SUSAN SMITH. If you have any events to be included in this column, please phone Blackburn 678678 ext 239. SUNDAY, JUNE 2 Golden Jubilee Celebrations, Belthorn Recreation Ground, Belthorn, from 1pm. All welcome. Open Air Songs