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  • Composting heaps better

    A NEW recycling collection service is being wheeled in this week for Rossendale residents. As part of the Valley's war against waste almost every house in the Valley has been given a new wheelie bin, and the authority will be boosting its recycling services

  • It's my own fault

    BLACKBURN Rovers defender Andy Todd today admitted he's only got himself to blame for being axed from the first team by manager Mark Hughes. The former Charlton and Bolton stopper, who was voted Rovers' player of the year last season, has paid the ultimate

  • Second by seconds

    SINGLE seater racer Jonny Lang had to be content with second place in the North West Formula Ford Championship after being pipped for the title in a last-round thriller. Heading into the 'double header' finale at Croft, the Barrowford businessman just

  • College blocked

    PLANS to make Nelson and Colne College a one-site campus have been hit by criticism from highways and planning officers. The college wants to sell its Barrowford Road site in Colne and relocate the facilities to a base in Scotland Road, Nelson. But planning

  • Single review: Gravenhurst - Velvet Cell (Warp)

    THE Bristol-based solo artist Nick Talbot is set to release his fourth album of noisy, jangly rock later this month, presumably greeted by little more than a shrug from most music lovers. He's worth seeking out, though, if this taster is any guide - dark

  • Album review: Tokyo Dragons - Give Me The Fear (Escapi)

    IF you thought heavy metal was on the way out, forget it. Tokyo Dragons are out and out, foot on the monitor, big haired, stadium rockers. In part Eighties' throwbacks they're from the Poison, Van Halen and Aerosmith school. If you like power chords and

  • Album review: Mew - And The Glass Handed Kites (Evil Office)

    THEY'RE Danish and they are serious! At times verging on the painful the guitars power out menace, saved by some delightful keyboards and strings. If you can cope with the sheer amount of music it's worth sticking with, just try not to be overwhelmed.

  • College blocked

    PLANS to make Nelson and Colne College a one-site campus have been hit by criticism from highways and planning officers. The college wants to sell its Barrowford Road site in Colne and relocate the facilities to a base in Scotland Road, Nelson. But planning

  • Clarets 'fudge'

    BURNLEY Football Club was today accused of letting fans down after failing to axe its controversial £3 matchday tickets 'surcharge'. Following a two-month review, the club will now allow fans making a late decision to go to Turf Moor to buy tickets at

  • Clarets 'fudge'

    BURNLEY Football Club was today accused of letting fans down after failing to axe its controversial £3 matchday tickets 'surcharge'. Following a two-month review, the club will now allow fans making a late decision to go to Turf Moor to buy tickets at

  • Renewal: We should all have equal shares

    I READ, with interest, the article "Demolition is nothing to do with race" (Letters, Monday, September 26) by Mubeen Mulla and noted this letter was a reply to an anonymous letter writer which, admittedly, I haven't seen. I wholeheartedly agree with Mubeen

  • Short is talking rubbish

    I TAKE issue with Michael Short in the article he wrote for his "Short and Sharp" column (LET, September 28). I agree that rubbish and its disposal is becoming a major problem and that waste recycling plants will become a necessary evil. But this isn't

  • Writing was on the wall

    SINCE Time Computers collapsed earlier this year, all sorts of rumours and theories have been flying back and forth. Lots of commentators have had their say on what lay behind the firm's dramatic demise. And many of the 580 workers who lost their jobs

  • Back Sven (because there's no credible alternative)

    HOW ironic that former England manager Mike Bassett returned to our TV screens as Sven Goran Eriksson battles to hold on to his job. One is perceived as a hapless fool, tactically clueless, with no charisma or drive and heading for football's gutter.

  • Film-maker Rik rocks on to greater things

    A DARWEN teenager's work could soon be seen across the world after he was asked to make a music video for Manchester band I Am Kloot. Student Rik Nicholson, 16, of Belgrave Road, won several awards last year for his filmmaking and has shown his work in

  • Danny one step closer

    DANNY Karbassiyoon and Wade Elliott both handed Burnley a huge fitness boost in last night's reserve team game with Preston North End. The duo stepped up their comebacks by playing 90 minutes in the 0-0 draw at the Interlink Express Stadium, which maintains

  • Danny one step closer

    DANNY Karbassiyoon and Wade Elliott both handed Burnley a huge fitness boost in last night's reserve team game with Preston North End. The duo stepped up their comebacks by playing 90 minutes in the 0-0 draw at the Interlink Express Stadium, which maintains

  • The centre of Britain

    SHOPPERS at posh department store Harrods are being offered the chance to own 'the centre of Britain' -- a small patch of land in the Ribble Valley. The turf, just 1metre square, has been pinpointed as the exact centre of Britain by experts from Ordnance

  • Reds captain's tragedy

    THE brother of Accrington Stanley captain Peter Cavanagh has died after he was viciously attacked in Liverpool city centre. Anthony Cavanagh, 22, was on shore leave from the Royal Navy, enjoying a night out, when he accidentally bumped into a drinker

  • Watch Tiga's You Gonna Want Me video

    Tiga's new single, which features guest vocals from Jake Shears of the Scissor Sisters, is released on October 17. You can watch the video here. Choose from the links below: Windows media, low bandwidth mms://media2.7digital.com/motion/rtsp/Tiga_You_Gonna_Want_Me_Low.wmv

  • Album review: The Murmur - Vietnam Morning (Murmur)

    QUITE how a band from Kidderminster can sound so American is difficult to say but this is a definite grower. Imagine Tom Petty vocals with The Byrd's guitar and some catchy choruses and you'll get an idea of what they are about. These are proper pop songs

  • Album review: Saucy Monkey - Turbulence (Measured)

    CENTRED around two photogenic females, Saucy Monkey play guitar-based pop -- and do it very well. The album includes a cover of the Divinyl's I Touch Myself which is better than the original. This is turning out to be a good period for quality pop releases

  • It's my own fault

    BLACKBURN Rovers defender Andy Todd today admitted he's only got himself to blame for being axed from the first team by manager Mark Hughes. The former Charlton and Bolton stopper, who was voted Rovers' player of the year last season, has paid the ultimate

  • Anna takes bronze

    RACHAEL Thompson and Billy Burns were England's first counters in the World Mountain Running Trophy at Wellington in New Zealand, but despite some strong performances there were no medals for England this time. However, one of our local clubs did field

  • TOMORROW

    BLACKBURN "Call," Uncle Jack's, Lower Darwen, 9pm. "Stiff Little Fingers," King George's Hall, Northgate. Ghost Tour with Simon Entwistle, Samlesbury Hall . Terry O'Toole's Painting Classes, Portfolio, 3 Simmons Street, 10am-3pm. Christmas Cards. Cyber