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  • Burnley V Norwich City - have your say

    What did you think of Burnley's performance against Norwich City at Turf Moor on Friday night? Have your say by clicking on the Comment button below. The best comments will be published in the Lancashire Evening Telegraph. Don't forget to read

  • 'Dirty house' woman kept 18 cats

    A CARE assistant who kept up to 18 cats has appeared in court because of the stench coming from her home. Elizabeth Redfern, of Monmouth Avenue, Bury, had been ordered to stop the smells by removing contaminated furniture and keeping her house clean.

  • Racism gets the boot

    SHOWING racism the red card! That is schoolchildren across Bury who have have signed up to a national campaign to boot out discrimination by producing a series of hard-hitting posters, stories and poems. The work is to be displayed in the Mill Gate shopping

  • Alcohol-related crime top priority

    REDUCING domestic violence, hate crime and alcohol-related anti-social behaviour will be top priorities for the police over the next 12 months. They are the primary objectives set by the Lancashire force, led by Chief Constable Paul Stephenson in its

  • Water bloomin' bad day for Roz

    THE owner of a flower shop claims that her Mother's Day trade was lost after cones were put out in front of her shop stopping customers parking. Roz Connor, of Bloomin' Lovely, in Whalley New Road, Blackburn, claims she was not informed the cones were

  • Pupils learn about magic eye

    IT'S lights, camera, action at a Blackburn primary school which is turning classrooms into TV studios. Pupils at Lammack County primary in Lammack Road will be making several short films, including writing scripts and directing as part of the school's

  • Special school staff delighted by report

    THE first special school in Britain to get specialist college status has now come under the education watchdog spotlight. Crosshill School, Blackburn, has been praised by Ofsted inspectors for its innovative and outward-looking curriculum. Inspectors

  • Store's volunteer support

    A ROSSENDALE supermarket has thrown its weight behind Lancashire Constabulary's new Volunteer Police Cadet Scheme. The Rawtenstall Asda store has agreed to support the initiative by providing local police officers with a digital camera to capture the

  • Learning's now even E-asier

    FOR a young computer wizard there's no better place to be right now than at school - thanks to the launch of a new E-Learning centre. Education chiefs at Blackburn with Darwen Council helped launch the Darwen Vale High School centre complete with 25 computers

  • Sophie match success

    FUND-RAISERS trying to bring in cash for a six-year-old girl suffering from a brain tumour were delighted at the success of a charity football match in Darwen. Players from JFC Dynamoes, who play in the Blackburn Combinations League, played against Canadian

  • Racism gets the boot

    SHOWING racism the red card! That is schoolchildren across Bury who have have signed up to a national campaign to boot out discrimination by producing a series of hard-hitting posters, stories and poems. The work is to be displayed in the Mill Gate shopping

  • World tour for pupils -- but they didn't leave school

    CHILDREN at Unsworth Primary got their bags packed for a tour of the world without ever leaving the school grounds. As part of the school's geography week each classroom was made into a different country of the world, or region of the United Kingdom.

  • Lifeboat charity appeals for marathon help

    THE Royal National Lifeboat Institution is putting out an all ports call for local runners in the Flora London Marathon to raise cash for the lifeboat charity. Fundraising staff at the RNLI believe that many of those taking part in the challenge have

  • Stalwart Leather flies Magpies' nest

    CHORLEY have allowed stalwart centre back Ian Leather to leave the club. The Magpies skipper has struggled to get into the side since Mark Patterson took charge of the team and has decided to look for first team football elsewhere. Leather, 26, has played

  • Is it your moment

    THE final of the 'This Is Your Moment 2004' competition takes place at Jumpin Jaks in St Peter Street, Blackburn, on Thursday, April 1. Performers are competing for a place in the northern regional final in Halifax, where they will be looking to book

  • Brown back for Darwen

    DARWEN manager Steve Wilkes hopes the weather is kind tonight so his side can avoid going stale. The Reds have been on a roll in recent weeks but their progress in the North West Counties Division Two table was halted on Saturday as their home game against

  • Lose may be blessing in disguise

    WHILE we could have done with three points on Saturday, I think the Wimbledon game being called off could work in Burnley's favour. It has been rearranged for April 20, and it's more likely to be an absolutely critical game, which I hope draws a bigger

  • 'Lock up valuables' warning

    SWIMMERS at a Clitheroe swimming pool have been warned to keep valuables locked away after car keys were stolen from an open locker. A Ford Focus was then taken from the car park of Ribblesdale Pool. The keys were snatched from a locker as the owner showered

  • Thugs grab girl's mobile phone

    TWO thugs searched a 16-year-old girl's pockets then stole her mobile phone. The men approached her in an alleyway off George Street, Prestwich, early on Saturday and threatened her. One asked for her mobile phone and she said she did not have one. But

  • Nicky marries up her talents

    NICKY Barrett's successful hand-made wedding stationery venture certainly means the talented mother-of-two won't become a business bridesmaid. What originally started out as a hobby has transformed itself into a thriving enterprise with more and more

  • Firms have world on their doorstep

    BUSINESSES from all over the world will be attending a trade exhibition in Bury -- without leaving their offices. The Bury Council-backed Bury Business Network project is staging the town's first Virtual Trade Exhibition to show off the products of firms

  • Campaigners kicking up a storm to save town hall

    A CAMPAIGN to save Accrington Town Hall and Oswaldtwistle Civic Theatre from "privatisation" has been bakced by a 650-name petition. Hyndburn's Labour councillors and their partners kept their promise to stand outside the town hall on Saturday for four

  • Robbers' knife threat

    AN Accrington man was threatened with a knife and robbed by a gang of five people early today. The 47-year-old was attacked around midnight in a street behind Arncliffe Avenue and Rawson Avenue, Accrington. Four men and one woman got out of a red vehicle

  • 10 years ago

    A BOMB scare resulted in Accrington shopping centre being closed for three hours. The centre was evacuated for three hours while a package was investigated by the bomb squad. It turned out to be a velvet box containing a pair of brass weighing scales.

  • Tragedy of happy teenager who lost cancer fight

    A COLNE newsagent has paid tribute to his "inspirational" daughter after she lost her battle with cancer. Sarah Heyworth, 16, died in Derian House Children's Hospice, Chorley, last month, four years after she was first diagnosed with cancer in her shin

  • Another victim of heroin

    After nine years of heroin addiction, Jason Smitheran finally began to defeat his demons. But tragically he came home for Mother's Day only to fall victim to temptation once more - a decision which cost him his life. . . THE heartbroken parents of a heroin

  • Kennedy backs Euro hopeful Sajjid

    EAST Lancashire solicitor Sajjid Karim's bid to be the first Liberal Democrat Asian Euro-MP was given a boost on Sunday when his party leader Charles Kennedy declared him a winner. He said the Brierfield-born 33-year-old was on track to book his ticket

  • I'm going to blow my wife's head off, police told

    A CANCER-stricken man got drunk and phoned the police saying he was going to blow his wife's head off. Burnley Magistrates Court heard Martin Dempsey, 40, claimed he had a gun and made repeated threats. Dempsey, of Berkeley Street, Nelson, admitted sending

  • Danny on the spot for Shakers

    DANNY Swailes has put himself forward for the job of Bury's full-time penalty taker. The Bolton-born defender became the Shakers' fourth spot-kick taker of the season when he scored against Mansfield last Tuesday. Swailes took on the job after Gareth

  • Young, gifted and ready to help others

    TALENTED children at a Burnley primary school are being encouraged to share their skills and talents with classmates. A group of 15 pupils from Casterton Primary School have been identified for the Able, Gifted and Talented programme because of their

  • Jamie ties the knots before his big day

    MOST people are awash with wedding preparations before their big day, but one wannabe sailor has been busy tying knots of a different kind. Jamie Dickinson spent seven days on the Lord Nelson rigger ship taking part in the Tall Ships Challenge to raise

  • World tour for pupils -- but they didn't leave school

    CHILDREN at Unsworth Primary got their bags packed for a tour of the world without ever leaving the school grounds. As part of the school's geography week each classroom was made into a different country of the world, or region of the United Kingdom.

  • BAND goes to top of the charts

    A PUB watch scheme introduced to curb the growing menace of drunken and anti-social behaviour has been praised by the Home Office. Burnley Against Night-time Disorder features in a Home Office report as one of seven examples of how to tackle alcohol related

  • Council gives up sewers control

    THE responsibility for managing Burnley's sewers is set to change after the council agreed to give up its control. From April 1, United Utilities will take over control for the management of the sewer network. The company will only affect the public network

  • Swim team raises cash for charity

    FOUR mums and another colleague from Pennine magistrates courts gave up a hard-earned lie-in on Sunday morning and went in at the deep end for a good cause instead. The five, court clerk Sophie Lorimer, senior defaults officer Victoria Stott, deputy cash

  • Jansen stakes claim in derby drubbing

    AN experienced Blackburn Rovers reserve side completely overpowered Bolton Wanderers in this mini derby at Lancashire FA headquarters last night. First half goals from Adam Nelson and Matt Jansen put Rovers in the driving seat and Jemal Johnson then completed

  • Village pubs closed after violence

    TWO village pubs have been closed by police following violence which officers believe was caused by rival drugs gangs. The George and Dragon and Rood Bar, both in Barrowford, were closed under emergency powers and searched for drugs following the incidents

  • We're bowled over by such a rapid response

    IN response the letter of complaint by the bowlers of Green Park several weeks ago. I hear what they are saying and in the main they have a valid point that little is being done for the bowling fraternity. Here at Great Harwood I had to contact Hyndburn

  • Thanks to all my good Samaritans

    I WOULD just like to thank the two gentlemen in Bold Venture Park, Darwen on Saturday, March 13 for helping me when I slipped and broke my ankle. One rang for an ambulance while the other one stayed with me and kept the dog amused. I am very grateful

  • Victorian thriller is nail-biter

    IT'S a nail-biting Victorian thriller that will have you reaching for the smelling salts. Revidge Fold Church ADS of Shear Brow, Blackburn, presents The Edge Of Darkness by Brian Clemens in the church hall from Thursday to Saturday at 7.30pm. The play

  • Far from Don and dusted

    When Don Holt retired to East Lancashire 15 years ago he vowed never to become chairman of another cricket club. A lengthy stint in the hot seat at Woodbank in the Lancashire and Cheshire League was more enough and Don was looking forward to putting his

  • Pupils are champs in good value egg event

    PUPILS of St Gabriel's C of E Primary School, Blackburn, know 'Value for Money' when they see it! Their entry won first place in the Annual Easter Egg 'Value for Money' competition for 2004. The inter-school competition, sponsored by Blackburn Rovers,

  • Is there anybody there?

    OSWALDTWISTLE Players' present Noel Coward's improbable farce Blithe Spirit in April. The show tells the story of Charles Condomine, his deceased wife, Elvira, and his current wife, Ruth. Elvira is a mischievous spirit brought back from the dead by Madame

  • Captain leads by example

    Waggon and Horses skipper Matt Garner netted two second-half penalties as his side won a thrilling Terry Cattermole Trophy final at the Interlink Express Stadium. The Clitheroe club, in its first season in Division One, inflicted the only defeat of the

  • Drink-driver 'fell out of car'

    A 29 YEAR-old Blackburn man "virtually fell" out of his car when stopped by police in the early hours of the morning. Blackburn magistrates heard that Jahangir Hussain staggered several steps before getting his balance. A subsequent breathalyser test

  • Magic Matt makes light work of age gap

    Junior athletes often follow a successful year with a quieter one, because they compete in age groups with two year bands - under 11, under 13, under 15 and under 17. For the first season after they move up they are competing with athletes a year older

  • Twins attack in hockey win

    The Walker sisters guided Ivy Bank 'A' to an emphatic victory in the Burnley Schools Year Eight Hockey Championship. For Sarah and Rachel scored the goals that guided Ivy Bank to a successful defence of their title. The twin attack scored the majority

  • ANIMAL AID: Murphy's a full pint

    Murphy is a black seven year old medium cross Staffordshire Bull Terrier with a white mark on his chest. He was admitted to the Home on the 6th January 2004 via Manchester Dog Warden after he was found wandering in the Blackley area. Murphy is a really

  • Stanley chief's fury at league

    ACCRINGTON Stanley chairman has slammed the Nationwide Conference's decision not to dock 12 points from Exeter City. League rules stated any club which went into administration would face that punishment. But, following a meeting for Conference club chairmen

  • Boss turns down the heat

    JOHN Coleman was delighted that his bid to take the pressure off paid off. The Accrington Stanley manager urged his side to forget about their recent spate of missed chances. And his pre-match pep talk worked a treat as both Lutel James and Paul Mullin

  • Rubbish dumpers bashed in trash campaign

    RESIDENTS have been hit with large fines for not putting their rubbish in a wheelie bin as a council "gets tough" with its litter crackdown. And the councillor responsible for the Blackburn with Darwen Council's Thrash the Trash scheme pledged that court

  • Sums adding up for maths stutus bid

    MATHS has topped the agenda at a Blackburn high school after it launched a bid to become a specialist college. Pleckgate County High School in Pleckgate Road wants to become the first Maths and Computing college in East Lancashire. And today Robin Campbell

  • Clampers move in on car park

    DEVELOPMENT is set to begin at a former nightclub, after a clamping firm gave motorists a week to clear out of its car park. The car park at Millennium nightclub, Cicely Lane, Blackburn, has become popular with office workers in the town centre, but it

  • Twin Valley on homes shortlist

    A BLACKBURN company has made it on to a shortlist of firms vying to take control of Hyndburn's 3,500 council houses. Twin Valley Homes will be told in May if its bid to form a partnership company to manage Hyndburn Council's housing stock has been successful

  • Prescott's back with cash news

    DEPUTY Prime Minister John Prescott is returning to East Lancashire to reveal details of a multi-million pound regeneration programme. Three weeks after visiting Blackburn to outline his regional assembly plans, Mr Prescott will return to the town on

  • 'Rubberneck' chaos after M65 crashes

    RUSH hour traffic ground to a halt today after M65 tailbacks were caused by a series of crashes - and curious drivers. Two separate collisions within yards of each other occurred between Junction 3 at Hoghton and Junction 4 at Lower Darwen on the westbound

  • Travel giant faces long, hard journey

    DRASTIC measures to turn around the fortunes of ailing holiday giant MyTravel have been announced by its bosses -- but job losses have been ruled out. Travel experts today predicted that the compa ny had a long way to go to make a full recovery. The global

  • Street killer is caged for five years

    A TEENAGER who killed a handicapped man after he refused to give him £1 has been caged for five years. Andrew McDonald headbutted David Taylor in the street in Rawtenstall, causing him to collapse and die moments after the assault. Today David's parents

  • Blues festival is steaming ahead

    RAMSBOTTOM is set to play host to its first ever blues festival in a bid to win a firm place in the Rhythm and Blues calendar. The 2004 Thwaites Beers Ramsbottom Rhythm and Blues Festival will bring a three-day feast of live musical talent and top drawer

  • Residents fight plan to build 90 new houses

    WORRIED Bacup residents have announced they are to fight plans to build a new housing estate. Rossendale Borough Council have received an outline application from Lancaster-based company Barnfield Peregrine to create 90 houses of various size and design

  • Detective's tribute to victim David

    THE police officer who led the hunt for David Taylor's killer today paid tribute to the victim. Det Insp Steve Chard said Mr Taylor had been loved by everyone who knew him. His comments came after teenager Andrew McDonald was caged for five years for

  • Planning for future

    A COMMUNITY conference is being held in Rawtenstall on Saturday. The event, at Alder Grange Community High School, has been organised by Rossendale Partnership. Delegates will be able to take part in workshops covering all aspects of the partnership's

  • Nudge nudge. . .join the Trudge!

    ORGANISERS of Darwen's annual Tower Trudge are urging people to help raise thousands for charity after a disappointing turn-out last year. Over the last decade, local charities, schools, community organisations and individuals have flocked to take part

  • Rovers trio in fight to face Pompey

    BLACKBURN Rovers striker Paul Gallagher is ready to return to the firing line against Portsmouth this weekend - and Lorenzo Amoruso and Steven Reid could join him. Scotland international Gallagher made his comeback following a three-week lay-off in last

  • Grant in op scare

    TONY Grant will today discover if he needs surgery for a torn cartilage. The Clarets midfielder has been sent to a specialist following scans on the injury that forced him out of the 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest six days ago. But boss Stan Ternent

  • Tributes for brave Dana

    A FUNERAL service to celebrate the life of eight-year-old Dana Carroll was held on Friday. A crowd -- some of whom did not know the courageous youngster but had been touched by her bravery-- gathered at the Sir Robert Peel statue to say farewell to the

  • Users' fears as centre is to be rebuilt

    FEARS that plans to rebuild the Elton Centre will leave some users out in the cold are to be addressed. Proposals for a new centre at David Street prompted a heated debate when they were announced at Bury West area board on Tuesday of last week. Up to

  • You want more beat bobbies

    A PILOT survey carried out in Greater Manchester found that more police officers on the beat was the top of wanted list. Now residents in the borough are being invited to have their say on the findings and ways of tackling crime. The Home Office questionnaire

  • Residents fury at fly-tip problems

    RESIDENTS in the Wash Lane area are down in the dumps over a mounting flytipping problem. Three piece suites, dumped computer parts and builders waste are among the rubbish appearing on land behind a fence near the junction with Willow Street. The site

  • Colne bounce back

    COLNE got over the disappointment of their Vase semi-final exit in the best possible manner by beating high riding Formby 2-0 at Holt House. At the start of a spell of four games in nine days, Nigel Coates rotated his squad by resting several players

  • Sinking putts instead of pints

    EAST Lancashire's most talented amateur golfers are teeing-off in a national competition to find the best golfing pub teams in Britain. The Bass Ale 'Golfing Pub of the Year' competition tees off a Pleasington Golf Club, Blackburn, on April 7. The competition

  • Storks face trip to unkown

    PADIHAM face one of their most unpredictable trips of the season when they go to Holker Old Boys in NWCL Division Two tonight. The Barrow side have produced some extraordinary results on their travels to East Lancashire this season, including two victories

  • Pub couple go back to the future

    A BLACKBURN couple have stepped back in time to make a return to run a pub they left four years ago. Marilyn and Cliff Hutchinson are back at the Gibraltar, in Dukes Brow, Blackburn. The couple were previously licensees at the Gibraltar for 11 years before

  • Weakened Bacup lose

    WITH Bacup facing a two-legged cup semi-final, manager Brent Peters defied the league by playing a vastly under-strength side in this re-arranged game. The visitors looked more like a veterans team that had run out of steam during the first half, and

  • Grant in op scare

    TONY Grant will today discover if he needs surgery for a torn cartilage. The Clarets midfielder has been sent to a specialist following scans on the injury that forced him out of the 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest six days ago. But boss Stan Ternent

  • Gone, but never to be forgotten

    MORE than 150 mourners packed a village church for the funeral of a man whose partner is accused of stabbing him to death on the Isle of Man. Peter Ormiston, 50, was described as a 'likeable, generous, unforgettable' man in a moving tribute from his nephew

  • Rovers have missed Flitcroft's leadership

    ROVERS have become the tabloid headline writer's dream during the past few weeks with the reports of in-fighting at Ewood. I won't dwell too much on the events behind the scenes as they always seem to involve the same individuals. What I will say is that

  • 50 years ago

    A PROTEST group demanded that Blackburn cinemas be allowed to open on Sundays. Representatives from Blackburn Sunday Cinema Association asked the council to consider its application to allow cinemas to open on Sundays. Local religious groups protested

  • 25 years ago

    CIVIL servants throughout North-East Lancashire went on strike in protest against the Government's treatment of civil servants in Scotland. The strike, organised by the Civil Servants' association saw hundreds of workers walk out of their offices in the

  • Table's not good for health and safety

    SATURDAY was supposed to be a good day. The Clarets would overcome an all but relegated Franchise FC and earn three precious points to move away from the wrong end of the table. Not only that, but the game would be played out before a bigger than average

  • 'Drunken' attacker escapes jail term

    A "DRUNKEN" father of three said to have terrorised his former partner in a midnight bust-up has kept his freedom. Burnley Magistrates heard how victim Lisa Judge feared for the safety of herself and her sleeping children when roofer Martin Phillips arrived

  • History seminar to show how it happened

    A LOCAL history group is holding a seminar later this year. This will be the second such evening organised by the West Craven History Society, formed in 2001 as a joint venture between the Earby and District Local History Society and Barnoldswick History

  • Work to start at school

    WORK is due to start on Monday to create new classroom facilities and a play area at a Barnoldswick primary school. The extension at Coates Lane Primary, Kirkstall Drive, will create extra space for pupils in the reception class and provide a secure outdoor

  • Village pubs closed after violence

    TWO village pubs have been closed by police following violence which officers believe was caused by rival drugs gangs. The George and Dragon and Rood Bar, both in Barrowford, were closed under emergency powers and searched for drugs following the incidents

  • Two bars shut after violence linked to drugs

    TWO East Lancashire bars were closed by police following violence between rival drugs gangs. The two bars, the George and Dragon and Rood Bar, in Barrowford, were closed under emergency powers and searched for drugs following the incidents on Friday and

  • Club owner in blast over flaming drinks

    THE owner of an East Lancashire nightclub where a teenager suffered second degree burns after drinking a flaming cocktail today warned of the dangers of such drinks. Robert McIvor, owner of Posh Nightclub, in Ormerod Street, Burnley, was working on Saturday

  • Rovers trio in fight to face Pompey

    BLACKBURN Rovers striker Paul Gallagher is ready to return to the firing line against Portsmouth this weekend - and Lorenzo Amoruso and Steven Reid could join him. Scotland international Gallagher made his comeback following a three-week lay-off in last

  • No change as traffic unit goes

    BURY Police has lost its traffic unit. However, before motorists start to celebrate, it is only the command structure of the traffic department which has been centralised. Officers will continue to be based at the Irwell Street divisional headquarters

  • Rubbish dumpers bashed in trash campaign

    RESIDENTS have been hit with large fines for not putting their rubbish in a wheelie bin as a council "gets tough" with its litter crackdown. And the councillor responsible for the Blackburn with Darwen Council's Thrash the Trash scheme pledged that court

  • Let's run tests on the mutant yobs

    IREAD with interest the letter from Pensioner, Blackburn (LET, March 17) about the growth of the mutant yob. He suggested that over the past 20 years little has changed; other than to say things have got worse. I agree with part of what he writes, but

  • Deer menace continues to increase

    I AGREE with the author of the letter headed 'Be Warned: Deer are a Plague' (LET, March 18). Those of us who try to maintain a rational basis for wildlife law have the dilemma of trying to maintain a balance. At the moment the emphasis seems to be towards

  • Former hospital staff reunited

    THE old Calderstones Hospital at Whalley closed five years ago but once employed about 1,000 people, so thousands have worked there over the years. They came from all over East Lancashire. Anyone who has good memories of Calderstones may be interested

  • How many more children must die?

    RE your article "Waiting for Answers" (LET, March 16), I fully applaud the actions of Mr Wayne Cook. Are Blackburn with Darwen Social Services above the law? Shane Cook is one of three children who have died while under their care and protection. Yet

  • Stage Whispers. . .

    ONE morning, Bill wakes up to find that during the night he's turned into a girl - and worse still his Mum sends him to school in a frilly pink frock. That's the idea behind the highly amusing play Bill's New Frock, which is being performed by Burnley

  • HMS Pinafore sets sail

    TRUE love runs far from smoothly out on the open seas in Buddies' Youth Theatre's HMS Pinafore. However, there are plenty of toe-tapping tunes to help the romance of sailor Ralph and captain's daughter Josephine on its way. Buddies, the youth section

  • Hit-men Haris beats his bout of nerves

    Haris Qureshi overcame his big night nerves to win his first ever boxing bout on his ring debut. The 11-year-old Audley Police Amateur Boxing Club fighter fought back his nerves as well as his Scottish opponent to win in the annual Blackburn Lions chairity

  • Jonnie's a wild rower!

    Jonnie Schofield has confirmed his place among the elite of British wild water racing and now he is looking to do it at world level. For the 18-year-old from Clitheroe underlined his domination of the sprint category by winning national honours at senior

  • HEALTH: Souness tackles PM over fat facts

    GRAEME Souness has stepped into the political arena and hit the Government with one of his famous tough tackles over rising obesity. The Blackburn Rovers boss is famed for his footballing ferocity - on and off the pitch - and is one of five sports stars

  • ANIMAL AID: Can you offer Rinty a home

    Rinty is a black and tan cross Alsatian aged approximately five to six years old. He was admitted to the Manchester Dogs' Home on 18th December 2003 via the Manchester Dog Warden after he was found wandering in Benchill. Rinty is a very friendly and loveable

  • ANIMAL AID: Lex needs your help

    Lex is a black and brindle 18 month old cross breed who was admitted to the Home on the 12th January 2004 via Rochdale Police after he was found wandering the streets of Rochdale. Lex is a friendly and calm little dog who will answer to his name. He understands