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  • GOLF: Dougherty has drive to win the Volvo title

    NICK Dougherty is approaching a major milestone in both his life and, he hopes, in his professional golfing career too. Next Saturday the Chorley man turns 21 but he's prepared to wait until the Sunday for the present he wants most - the Volvo PGA Championship

  • ANGLING: Hyndburn's Hargreaves is still hanging on

    THE weather last weekend may have proved to be a disappointment to many, but the fish were in a surprisingly co-operative mood at most commercial fisheries. Even the previously dismal Pilsworth produced a winning matchweight of over 40lbs. Almost without

  • Learning centre sets new standards

    A UNIQUE £1.3 million centre of learning has been unveiled at Crosshill Special School, Blackburn which will put it at the forefront of education.. NOT many schools can boast their own purpose-built live-in apartment, a Japanese garden room and cyber

  • Drink clampdown may be extended

    A SCHEME which means housing tenants are threatened with eviction if their children drink on the streets could be extended across a whole borough. Police and bosses from Twin Valley Homes, which has 8,000 properties in Blackburn with Darwen, are meeting

  • Toddlers taking to the pool early

    CHILDREN as young as four months old will be encouraged to learn to swim at a Rossendale pool as part of a new mother and toddler group. Visitors to Marl Pits are likely to see babies splashing about with their water wings as staff at the centre believe

  • Schools' chance of lessons from the leader

    DARWEN schoolchildren are being invited to learn more about local politics in the coming months. Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council is encouraging schools to take part in the citizenship and democracy sessions, featuring talks from council leader Bill

  • Shear agony for Al: Newcastle star can't be there for Garner

    ALAN Shearer today sent Blackburn fans and man of the moment Simon Garner a heartfelt message of support ahead of his Testimonial game at Ewood tomorrow. The former England international was set for a reunion with old friends when members of the Championship

  • We'll be contenders - Kilby

    BURNLEY chairman Barry Kilby believes the Clarets will be strong contenders for promotion next season. After a disappointing season, and axing 13 players at the end of the campaign, Kilby is confident manager Stan Ternent will rebuild his troops to such

  • Sky news

    FOR starry news, space updates and a great-looking site, visit space.com (www.space.com). A recent feature entitled What's Shakin' was about a satellite being launched that would help monitor, and hopefully predict, earthquakes. Other stories that caught

  • Chemists on Duty

    FRIDAY, MAY 23 BLACKBURN: To 9pm: Lloyds Pharmacy, 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: Moss Pharmacy, 314 Bolton Road; The Pharmacy, Oakenhurst

  • Chemists on Duty

    THURSDAY, MAY 22 BLACKBURN: To 9pm: Lloyds Pharmacy, 4-6 Railway Road; Cohens Chemist, 63 Whalley Range; 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

  • Chemists on Duty

    SUNDAY, MAY 18 BLACKBURN: 10am-1pm: Aston Pharmacy, 95 Accrington Road; 10.30am-4.30pm: Superdrug Pharmacy, 5 Stonybutts; noon-1pm: Moss Pharmacy, 98 Audley Range. DARWEN: noon-1pm: Boots Chemists, 8 Market Street. ACCRINGTON: 11am-1pm: Lloyds Pharmacy

  • Search for van robbers stepped up

    A WEEK after two guards were tied up and beaten during a vicious armed robbery, detectives returned to the scene hoping for a breakthrough. Police officers carried out door-to-door inquiries in Great Harwood and Clayton-le-Moors again yesterday as the

  • Ex-mayor blasts traffic-calming plan

    A TRAFFIC-calming scheme earmarked for a quiet cul-de-sac in Colne was today slammed by a resident who said: "It would be a total waste of money." Former Pendle Mayor Ian Gilhespy, of Haverholt Close, told Colne and District Committee that motorists do

  • LEAF grant gives boost to recycling

    COLNE'S Open Door Project has received a grant of £515 from Lancashire County Council. The LEAF (Lancashire Environmental Action Fund) will be used to support the recycling schemes in the centre. Community development worker Sue Hogg said: "We are delighted

  • MP goes for gold with Olympic star

    PENSIONER Peter Pike took on former Olympic athlete Steve Cram in a race -- and hopes the winner will be people living in Third World poverty. The Burnley MP competed against six-time gold medallist Steve Cram in a special Race against Third World Debt

  • Ruthless 'Gunshot' blasted victim in the back of head

    IMTIAZ Hussain -- who was known as "Gunshot" to his school pals -- was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2001 for the 'execution-style' killing of Iain McKay. The jury at his trial at Preston Crown Court heard how Mr McKay, a small time drug dealer and

  • Diners join in with enviro scheme

    GUESTS at a Burnley inn will be asked to think about the environment after they have finished their meals in a bid to help discover more about UK woodland. The International Tree Foundation (ITF) is running a nationwide scheme to educate people about

  • Flowers' memories come flooding back

    TIM Flowers is glad he never played against Simon Garner -- as he's sure he would have been forced to collect the ball from the back of the net. Flowers is one of the heroes of 1995 returning to compete in Garner's testimonial tie tomorrow -- and already

  • Test of support for Norwegian 'Alan'

    ROVERS have a lot of fans all over the world and many of them try to get over for the big games. But there aren't many as keen as Norwegian fan Erlend Johansen who has been in town this week eagerly awaiting Simon Garner's testimonial. Erlend, who likes

  • Vote-rigging claim 'still being probed'

    POLICE today confirmed they are investigating claims of vote-rigging in an election which took place 12 months ago. Senior officials from Blackburn Conservative Party lodged an official complaint with police days after the June 2002 local elections after

  • Memorial to all our fallen

    REGARDING your article (LET, May 12) about the campaign by the Normandy Veterans Association 95th (Barnet) branch to create a memorial for 16-year-old Darwen soldier Jack Banks who was killed in the Second World War, it is very commendable to want to

  • Follow the Dutch example

    I AM amazed at how many rubber bands are discarded in the streets by postmen. A Dutch friend, who happens to be a postman, told us that in Holland, before a postman leaves the sorting office each one is given an amount of rubber bands to put round the

  • A family at war!

    A GOOD day out for father and daughter Ian and Claire Morris involves re-enacting a fearsome historic battle. JENNY SCOTT meets the American Civil War enthusiasts. . . THEY'RE a father and daughter team, armed with a musket, pipe and guitar. They're Darwen

  • Street drinks banis tough but fair

    SOME may have considered it an extreme step when, last month, tenants in two trouble-torn East Lancashire communities were threatened with eviction if their children persisted in drinking in the streets. But it is a warning that has evidently worked -

  • 'We want to make a difference'

    STUDENT Joseph Hill and his friends will make the journey to two Romanian orphanages in July to help 34 children they have never met. Joseph, aged 18, a former student at Fred Longworth High School, Tyldesley, explained: "We feel it's worth helping children

  • Muslims may lose right to slaughter

    MUSLIM communities in East Lancashire could lose the legal right to slaughter animals without stunning, under proposals to be put forward next month by a government committee. Under European animal welfare regulations, all farm animals must be stunned

  • Vote-rigging claim 'still being probed'

    POLICE today confirmed they are investigating claims of vote-rigging in an election which took place 12 months ago. Senior officials from Blackburn Conservative Party lodged an official complaint with police days after the June 2002 local elections after

  • Nature reserve bid for parkway

    A GROUP of volunteers, conservationists and residents in Blackburn is planning a fundraising campaign to improve the River Darwen Parkway area, set to become a dedicated nature reserve. The Friends of River Darwen Parkway and Higher Croft Woods have agreed

  • Red hot Blue Watch win way to fire finals

    FIREFIGHTERS in East Lancashire have shown they are hot stuff by winning a place in the national finals of a prestigious competition. Blue Watch at Blackburn fire station were the only team in the county to compete in this year's British National Extraction

  • Inquest halted after 'liar' claim

    AN inquest into the death of Gillian Haworth was dramatically halted after her boyfriend accused a witness of lying. Thomas Kearsley demanded that Mark Beagley, whose statement had been read to the inquest in his absence, should be present to give his

  • Straw signs up to the lottery

    FOREIGN Secretary and Blackburn MP Jack Straw dropped into East Lancashire Hospice to sign up to its in-house lottery. Mr Straw received an invitation to the initial launch in January but was unable to attend because of the worsening Iraq crisis. He sent

  • Diamond couple get a visit from the mayor

    A DIAMOND wedding couple had a visit from the Mayor of Bolton when they celebrated their big day. Mr Thomas Lowe and his wife Myfanwy from Over Hulton, met at the Welsh Baptist Chapel in Tyldesley and married there in 1943. Mr Lowe worked at the offices

  • Time is finally called on club

    MEMBERS past and present gathered at a working men's club last night as time was called on the club after 130 years. Staff and committee members at Ramsbottom Working Men's Club took the decision to close the venue after three years of trying hard to

  • We'll be contenders - Kilby

    BURNLEY chairman Barry Kilby believes the Clarets will be strong contenders for promotion next season. After a disappointing season, and axing 13 players at the end of the campaign, Kilby is confident manager Stan Ternent will rebuild his troops to such

  • Targets reached but tough task lies ahead

    DURING the Clarets pre-season trip to the Isle of Man last July, Stan Ternent told me he had three targets for the coming season. First and foremost he wanted the club to maintain its First Division status in the wake of the financial crisis created by

  • Uproar over Tory council chairmen

    A ROW has erupted over the allocation of committee seats and chairmanships on the new-look Ribble Valley Council. Jubilant Tories tightened their grip on the council at the May 1 elections, winning 22 of its 40 seats. The Liberal Democrats won 15, with

  • Turning back the clock to attract visitors

    A SERIES of medieval markets is to be held in Clitheroe in a bid to boost visitors to the town on Sundays. The first of the special markets will take place tomorrow and will depict the age of chivalry, with knights and ladies, strolling minstrels and

  • 'Favourite hymns' from college

    STONYHURST College and pupils feature in the popular ITV programme My Favourite Hymns tomorrow. Filmed in January in the chapel at St Mary's Hall, the college's preparatory school, it will be broadcast at 10.45am. It includes an act of worship led by

  • Chemists on Duty

    TUESDAY, MAY 20 BLACKBURN: To 9pm: Lloyds Pharmacy, 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

  • Chemists on Duty

    MONDAY, MAY 19 BLACKBURN: To 9pm: Lloyds Pharmacy, 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: Moss Pharmacy, 314 Bolton Road; The Pharmacy, Oakenhurst

  • lChemists on Duty

    WEDNESDAY, MAY 21 BLACKBURN: To 9pm: Lloyds Pharmacy, 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: The Pharmacy

  • Plan map is error-ridden

    TRADING Standards have criticised Hyndburn's Local Plan for being mistake ridden and faulty and said that civil action could be taken against the borough council. Planning chiefs have been accused of giving developers a free-hand to build on public open

  • Mum aims for star business award

    THE owner of a Colne-based company, which offers a unique children's adventure play centre in a converted church, is vying for the title of HSBC Start-Up Star 2003. Single mum Lorna Farenden 30, from Tyme to Live Limited in the former Langroyd Methodist

  • 'Party politics' squabbles blasted

    A LABOUR councillor stood up at the meeting of the full council in Pendle and said he believed members were 'playing right into the hands of right wing parties' by squabbling over party politics. Coun David Whalley made the claim after council leader

  • Want to disappear? Come to our place

    YOU may recall that a few weeks ago I told you how, after my wife and I moved into an apartment on a new development, we became non-persons as the postcode of our new address hadn't been logged on to the innumerable data banks which rule our lives. The

  • Toes threat raider jailed

    A MAN involved in a cowardly robbery on a jeweller, subjected to a terrifying ordeal in his home and left battered and bleeding, has been jailed for ten years. John Hullock's 65-year-old victim was threatened that his toes would be cut off if he did not

  • Arson teenager put behind bars

    A TEENAGER who torched a church in a £250,000 blaze during the firefighters' strike is behind bars for 18 months. Burnley Crown Court heard how Raja Munawwar, 18, left the Christ Church Chapel on Every Street, Nelson, a shell, in what his lawyer described

  • Love rival destroyed longed-for family life

    AFTER a lonely and disruptive childhood in Burnley Rena Salmon longed for the stability of a loving husband and the perfect family life. When the idyllic lifestyle was torn away by her best friend she vowed to destroy the woman who had wrecked her dream

  • Killers in the same family

    THE nephew of convicted salon killer Rena Salmon is also serving a life sentence for murder, the Lancashire Evening Telegraph can reveal today. Salmon was sentenced to life imprisonment yesterday after admitting killing her husband's pregnant lover, 36

  • Ex-Clarets director dies on cruise ship

    TRIBUTES have been paid to a former Burnley FC director and magistrate who has died, aged 70. Bernard Rothwell was an outspoken businessman and former councillor who served 27 years on the magistrates bench for Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale. Mr Rothwell

  • Bus firm's initiatives praised

    BURNLEY Peter Pike MP has told Westminster how East Lancashire bus operators are reshaping services to the needs of passengers -- but warned there is still much more to be done. The MP highlighted the changes in an article for The House magazine sent

  • 'I was never a prostitute' - killer's mum

    RENA Salmon's mother was outraged at being called a prostitute and racist by her daughter. The frail pensioner, who walks with a stick, contacted police to make a statement after reading reports of the trial. She travelled to the Old Bailey from her home

  • 'Let the region vote on assembly' MP calls

    BURNLEY MP Peter Pike has told the Prime Minister to let the North West vote on an elected regional assembly. He is one of several MPs to sign a letter on the issue sent to Tony Blair. The move follows the Regional Assemblies (Preparations) Bill receiving

  • Shear agony for Al: Newcastle star can't be there for Garner

    ALAN Shearer today sent Blackburn fans and man of the moment Simon Garner a heartfelt message of support ahead of his Testimonial game at Ewood tomorrow. The former England international was set for a reunion with old friends when members of the Championship

  • Dalglish back in dug-out

    ROVERS legend Kenny Dalglish will make an emotional return to the Ewood dug-out tomorrow in an honour of the club's greatest goalscorer. Dalglish will come out of retirement to manage Rovers' championship-winning side of 1995 for one more time in Simon

  • Friedel is top of the stops

    THERE'S simply no stopping - or beating - Rovers keeper Brad Friedel at the moment. The United States international's stunning form for Rovers has earned him an inclusion in yet another team of the season. For both Friedel and Rovers' Aussie defender

  • Killers in the same family

    THE nephew of convicted salon killer Rena Salmon is also serving a life sentence for murder, the Lancashire Evening Telegraph can reveal today. Salmon was sentenced to life imprisonment yesterday after admitting killing her husband's pregnant lover, 36

  • Misleading information on cameras

    ONCE again, Ian Bell of the Lancashire Partnership for Road Safety, uses misleading information to justify the siting of a speed camera (Letters, May 13). He cites a figure of 21 casualties in the area over a three-year period but fails to state how many

  • Fabricationabout weapons?

    OUR Coalition has stated all along that Jack Straw does not have the support of the people of this constituency for the war of aggression against Iraq. The premise for war, we were told, was that it was necessary to eliminate weapons of mass destruction

  • Rights bring responsibilities

    SOON, even loving parents may be banned from smacking their wayward and wilful children as a desperate last resort to teach them right from wrong. We keep reading in your pages about violent, aggressive and destructive teenagers who know all about their

  • Darwen a thorn in the flesh

    I FOUND Lee Richardson's comments regarding Darwen with Blackburn (Letters, May 5) very sensible. It could be quite a good suggestion to give Darwen its independence, then Darreners could sort matters out for themselves with their own councillors and

  • Fascinating trail from the pub with a past

    I STROLL this route very often because I love the Old Tythe Barn. at Garstang, which is a cross between a pub and a museum. One memorable day was in December on a day when the town holds its Christmas Festival. This has a very Dickensian feel to it with

  • Saturday Message with the Rev KEVIN LOGAN

    I'M worried about my funeral. It's got lost! Linda's has turned up, but not hubby's. Overdue by a fortnight, I telephone to complain. A nice gentleman explains that funerals sometimes go astray in the post, and can I please be patient for a few more days

  • My First. . .

    This week, with DAVE WORDEN, from Darwen, who helped raise £11,000 for charity by completing a sponsored bike ride to the Eiffel Tower MEMORY: My grandad, grandma and mum all used to work at the Co-Op in School Street, Darwen. My grandad was the manager