• Lawyer given ASBO

    A St Annes woman has become the first lawyer in Britain to be made the subject of an Anti Social Behaviour Order. Magistrates imposed the order on high flying personal injury specialist Colette Cowap to 'protect the public from further criminal and anti

  • The Blackburn suicide bomber

    THE man believed to be Britain's first suicide bomber spent much of his life in Blackburn. Asif Hanif, 21, detonated explosives on his belt in an Israeli bar, killing three innocent people and injuring another 65 on April 30, 2003. The atrocity in Tel

  • Not all fans were to blame

    I wish to comment on the story you published in last week's Chorley Citizen (September 28) about Chorley Football Club fans being barred from travelling with the team to the Spalding match. As a highly respected individual supporter from the club, I think

  • Park is no place for Pet's Corner

    The letter 'I won't walk in park alone again in evening' (Citizen 28 September) describes a terrible incident for two park users. However, the remark made by the two young girls about setting 'the animals on fire' highlights the reason why continuing

  • Good work for the arts

    I attended the AGM of South Lancs Arts Partnership (SLAP) on September 28 at Cedar Farm, Back Lane, Mawdesley, in my capacity as a trustee/director. I am extremely pleased to be involved with the excellent work of SLAP. The principal activity of the company

  • Centre of excellence prediction

    A major airline's decision to base jets at Blackpool could be the first step towards becoming a high-tech aviation industry centre of excellence. Paul Whelan, chairman of City Hoppers Ltd which owns Blackpool International Airport, predicted that Jet

  • Music cool for The Cat

    Many many thanks for the article 'Cool Music To Heat Up The Cat' in the Citizen. It was excellent and very accurate! The night at the Red Cat, Whittle-le-Woods, was an incredible success. It gives me great pleasure to promote quality live music, as it

  • Three named in schoolgirl rape inquiry

    Police have released details of three men they are hunting in connection with the rape of a 15-year-old schoolgirl in Blackpool earlier this year. The schoolgirl was assaulted on the evening of May 17 after calling at a Promenade fast food outlet to ask

  • School holiday change

    Long summer holidays and a fortnight for Easter could be a thing of the past for Blackpool's schoolchildren. Education chiefs are considering following neighbouring Lancashire County Council in adopting a six-term year as recommended by the Local Government

  • Five star verdict on new unit

    More Fylde kidney patients will be treated closer to home after the opening of a new renal unit at the Clifton Hospital. The Lytham hospital officially became the new home of renal services on the Fylde when Roy Male, chief executive of Blackpool, Fylde

  • Give some help and be a hero

    The leaves are starting to fall and the red poppy of rememberence is starting to bloom. It is the time of the year when we start to remember all those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice and give thanks to those who returned. The Royal British Legion

  • Call fathers to account

    I fully sympathise with Lisa Hunter in her fight for child maintenance (Citizen, Sept 22). I know I have not a cat in hell's chance of retrieving any of the child support owed to my kids - owed not by the CSA, but by my ex-husband, their father, who refuses

  • Wardens have gone

    Regarding the story in the Citizen, September 29, about taking wardens out of sheltered housing. It is a waste of time meeting at Mainway Court. New Progress are taking all wardens off site. Our wardens have already moved after living on site for 13 years

  • Crash kills Sam's RAF dream

    A FATHER is fighting to make the Royal Air Force subject to disability discrimination laws and overturn a decision to ban his son from joining the Services. Teenager Samuel Buckley had his lifelong dream shattered when he was involved in a road traffic

  • Lancashire gig guide

    Your diary of the big gigs coming to Lancashire soon, including the likes of Status Quo, White Stripes, Paul Weller, Turin Brakes, Blondie and Jerry Lee Lewis. OCTOBER 7 Stiff Little Fingers, King George's Hall, Blackburn, £15 Midge Ure, Mechanics, Burnley

  • Animal magic

    ALAN Price emerged from the 1960s British Beat Boom when his band The Animals became the first British group after The Beatles to chart a Number One single in America. The band was a huge success thanks to Price's hypnotic arrangement of The House of

  • Clean teams sweep up on beach

    MORE than 1,000 willing volunteers have taken part in cleaning up beaches around Morecambe Bay so far this year. Hordes of people like the group pictured above have been backing the 'Beachcare' project organised by the Morecambe Bay Partnership. And they

  • Memorial recalls dark past

    A LARGELY unknown period of Lancaster's history is to be remembered with a new memorial. The city's part in the Transatlantic slave trade will be brought into focus by a statue to be unveiled on the quayside close to the Millennium Bridge next Monday.

  • Dukes takes digital lead

    THE Dukes is leading the way in the digital revolution by being the first cinema outside London to switch to digital projection. Technicians at the Lancaster cinema are this week installing a new digital projector - only the third in the country. "I've

  • Flash probe

    POLICE are hunting a flasher who jumped out in front of a woman on the Lancaster Canal towpath on Tuesday. The woman was close to Keswick Road at 1.10pm when the man, naked from the waste down, appeared from behind bushes. She walked off but reported

  • Top brass bankers

    STAFF at a Morecambe bank have been named among the country's top brass. Customers at the resort's NatWest can bank on being well looked after the local branch came top in a national 'Customer Driven' competition. Manager Sharon Hogg says: "It's always

  • Shield no protection for red-faced Moorlands

    MOORLANDS suffered LFA Amateur Shield heartache after crashing to an embarrassing 18-0 loss at Euxton Villa on Saturday. The locals were left with red faces after their disastrous trip to Chorley and now they can concentrate on the league. But while Moorlands

  • Mighty Vale give Widnes woe

    RAMPANT Vale of Lune ran in ten tries to rack up their biggest score for a decade and win for the third time this season in the Powergen North Two West. The locals were magnificent as their well drilled pack provided the perfect foundation for the win

  • Patterson has chance to shine

    Colin Hendry's injury woes continue as his side prepares to welcome Colchester to Bloomfield Road on Sunday. The Seasiders manager is set to have five players unavailable to him on Saturday - and every one of them is a striker. Keigan Parker is suspended

  • Letter appears to be provocation

    THE fact that R Segal is a full time professional academic is not borne out by the standard of his correspondence. His diatribe in the Citizen last week read like a deliberate provocation, an attempt to goad people into writing replies so that he or people

  • Write now to save angling

    THE proposed phase six of the coastal works from the Battery along Sandylands promenade will see rock armours placed along the whole of this stretch - meaning angling will no longer be possible. I understand the need to protect this area from inundation

  • Stanley skipper pays tribute to tragic Tony

    ACCRINGTON Stanley captain Peter Cavanagh today paid tribute to his "bubbly" brother who died after an unprovoked attack on a night out. Anthony Cavanagh, 22, a sailor in the Royal Navy, lost his fight for life on Wednesday in a Liverpool hospital. His

  • Rugby union- Leaders show their class

    Chorley hosted North Lancs One leaders Aldwinians, and the visitors soon showing their class with a couple of quick scores to open out an early 14 point lead. Chorley rallied to show the determination and commitment which earned them promotion last season

  • Chris hails team spirit

    Chorley Harriers have made it a complete sweep of the trophies in the Central Lancashire Inter Club Grand Prix. After narrowly coming second to Horwich last year captain Chris Lane was determined to try and win the main trophy. And not only did the Harriers

  • Album review: Snoop Dogg - Best Of (Priority)

    The Doggfather's musical career is not to be laughed at. With 18 albums under his belt, going back to 1992, The Best Of includes classics such as Snoop Dogg (What's My Name Pt 2), Gin & Juice II and Still A G Thang, as well as newer hits like Beautiful

  • Name grotspots

    RESIDENTS in Brierfield have been urged to help clean up their town by naming 'grotspots'. The call has gone out to help Brierfield's Neighbourhood Management Team improve the quality of life for people in the town. People can tell members of the neighbourhood

  • Cash axe may fall at Ridge Lea

    THE cash crisis crippling Morecambe Bay Primary Care Trust could lead to the closure of a specialist unit at Lancaster's Ridge Lea Hospital. But while the Castle Unit, a five-bedded alcohol detoxification unit, may close its doors, patients with mental

  • Ashes to Ashes

    CRICKET playing kids have been stumped after their sports pavilion was reduced to ashes. With the cricket bug still sweeping the nation following England's victory in the Ashes, firebugs torched Carnforth Cricket Club's third team changing rooms - causing

  • Clock this!

    YEARS of work dedicated to making Carnforth railway station a tourist attraction in its own right has paid off with a prestige award. The station - the location for David Lean's classic romance 'Brief Encounter' released in 1946 - has won first prize

  • Man cleared of New Year sex charge

    A MAN has been cleared of an accusation that he indecently touched a fellow reveller at a New Year party in Lancaster. It had been alleged that Evan Onyango sexually touched a 14-year-old girl. But the 24-year-old, of Low Barn, Ewe Bank, Kendal, denied

  • They are heroes says Prof

    SUPPORTERS of the six students gathered on the steps of Lancaster Magistrates court to protest against the city's university. About 30 people who attended the court headed outside after the verdict to chant and parade banners. Jessica Abrahams, an adult

  • City lines up bike bonanza

    THE Lancaster area has been short-listed to become a 'beacon' town to show how increased investment can encourage people to get on their bikes. The city is in line to become one of five ning 'cycling demonstration' towns which will each receive £500,000

  • Legal aid row hits court

    Preston Crown Court could soon grind to a halt due to a row over barristers' fees. Barristers in the city and across the region are refusing to take any new crown court criminal cases until a pay dispute with the Government is resolved. The action could

  • Plucky pair back with a mission

    Wallace and Gromit are back with more madcap adventures after a decade away from our screens. The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, a feature length film directed by Preston animator Nick Park, received its first showing at a star studded charity premiere in

  • Pedi-cure

    MICHAEL Gray has hailed the role Morten Gamst Pedersen has played in Blackburn Rovers' impressive start to the new season. After a sticky start to his career in England, Pedersen has since developed into one of the most exciting goalscoring midfielders

  • Book tells of rich history

    A book which brings Chorley's history to life - from Roman times to the present - has been released to mark a society's 50th anniversary. Romans to Roundabouts has been produced by Chorley and District Historical and Archaeological Society and provides

  • Advice for the elderly

    A series of workshops are to take place across the borough to provide information to elderly residents about bogus officials. Chorley and District Neighbourhood Watch Association has secured funding to run seven bogus awareness presentations. The scenarios

  • Police chase as 16 cars damaged

    An early hours rampage through the streets of a Chorley village led to a police chase after 16 cars were damaged. The wrecking spree, centred on the Greenside area of Euxton, took place at around 2am on Saturday morning. A stolen vehicle was crashed into

  • Big splash at salmon pass

    THE man behind some of Lancashire's most used roads has built another new bypass . . . for fish! Former county surveyor and bridgemaster Mike Callery, together with a group of enthusiastic volunteers, have been working for five years to improve the lot

  • Reopen street and boost shops

    IF Bridge Street, Darwen, was reopened southwards to traffic, it would reduce delays on the main road towards Bolton. I suggest park on one side only, although thought should be given about permission for deliveries on either side. Then people would be

  • Drug dealing dad jailed for 8 years

    A DRUG dealer has been jailed for eight years for his part in a deal worth up to £100,000. Simon Day, 36, of Walmsley Street, Rishton, pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of 20,000 ecstasy tablets when he appeared at Lancaster Crown Court.

  • City's deadly roads

    Preston's roads have seen more accidents than anywhere else in the county, according to a study by the county council. An annual safety review of the county's roads revealed that 14 of the 44 accident blackspots identified by the county council's accident

  • Neighbours rally after power cut

    Our electricity went off in the house at 1am on Saturday. My husband and I got out of bed to check the fuse box and the meter cupboard to find the digital meter was completely blank. We found 37 houses in our street had no power due to a massive power

  • Panel to decide on casino

    Blackpool has been told there are 'no front runners' in the race to build Britain's first mega-casino. Announcing the appointment of the six-person board which will decide where the first casino is to be built, gambling minister, Richard Caborn, said

  • Decision due on Abdul's future life

    Supporters have been rallying round a heroic Blackpool asylum seeker as he waits to hear if he faces deportation at the hands of immigration judges . Fast food restaurant worker - Abdul Ghafoor, 32 - has received dozens of letters of support from colleagues

  • Forced out of my home by drugs

    AN innocent, disabled pensioner kicked out of her home because it was being secretly used as a drugs den cannot find a new home -- because of her former property's connection to drugs. When wheelchair user Betty Lockley was forced to leave her home of

  • NEAT to beat grotspots

    A CRACK team of four 'grimebusters' is set to hit the streets of Rossendale in a bid to tackle the borough's grotspots. Claire Angus, Catherine Taylor, Aled Thomas and David McChesney will join Rossendale Council's Neighbourhood Environmental Action Teams

  • New life for Zoe

    A TEENAGER with a track record of petty crime and aggressive behaviour today told how she had turned her life around. Zoe Cardoo, 17, of Gillibrand Street, Darwen, was named North West Development Agency Young Achiever of the Year, organised by the Prince's

  • Album review: Jo O'Meaea - Relentless (Sanctuary)

    Jo was the one with the voice in S Club, so it's little surprise that she's finally released her solo debut. Songs like To Ease Your Pain, Never Felt Like This and Rainbow's End feel like she's trying to shake off the pop tag, but then bright and breezy

  • Still Searching

    THE SEARCHERS soared to fame in the Swinging Sixties with hits including Needles And Pins, Sugar and Spice and Sweets For My Sweet. They toured the world, sold millions of records and set teenage hearts a-flutter. In their heyday their fame even rivalled

  • How James hits moral high notes

    TWENTY one-year-old James Loynes isn't your average young guy hoping to make his name in the heady world of showbusiness. He's got the requisite spine-tingling voice and looks to melt many a teenage heart. But he's also got something much more rare --

  • Dead Men look alive

    INDIVIDUALLY they have carved their names into the pages of rock and roll history -- together they provide a history that represents the soundtrack for a generation. Yes, the hugely popular Dead Men Walking is back at Darwen Library Theatre by popular

  • Clarets on the cheap

    BURNLEY is one of the cheapest places to watch Championship football, despite the row over the club's £3 matchday surcharge. A Lancashire Evening Telegraph survey shows that the most expensive adult seat at Turf Moor is still cheaper than at any other

  • Pedi-cure

    MICHAEL Gray has hailed the role Morten Gamst Pedersen has played in Blackburn Rovers' impressive start to the new season. After a sticky start to his career in England, Pedersen has since developed into one of the most exciting goalscoring midfielders

  • Tax doesn't have to be taxing...

    LOCAL businesses are being invited to 'do it online' at an Internet workshop being hosted by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). The free session in Lancaster is one of a series across the region designed to help employers gain tax-free savings by using online

  • Have a say - county launches people's forum

    LANCASTER and Morecambe people aged 55 and over are being invited to have a greater say in how local services are shaped and developed. A special event at the Platform in Morecambe on Friday will launch a new Lancaster District Partnership Forum for Older

  • Cockle beds stay closed

    THE ban on cockle picking in Morecambe Bay is being extended into 2006. The cockle beds were closed off in April this year to allow time for the dwindling cockle stocks to recover. And this week the North Western and North Wales Sea Fisheries Committee

  • Shrimps look for Harriers lift

    MORECAMBE look to bounce back to winning ways on Saturday when they travel to Kidderminster in the Conference. The Shrimps slipped to a shock defeat at Forest Green Rovers on Saturday, losing out to a spectacular goal from Bruno Teixeira at the Lawn.

  • Clarets on the cheap

    BURNLEY is one of the cheapest places to watch Championship football, despite the row over the club's £3 matchday surcharge. A Lancashire Evening Telegraph survey shows that the most expensive adult seat at Turf Moor is still cheaper than at any other

  • Clarets not alone in surcharge scheme

    OVER a third of Championship clubs carry controversial matchday surcharges similar to Burnley. However, none of their rivals offer tickets at discounted prices in the run-up to kick-off, as announced by Turf Moor bosses yesterday. In addition to the Clarets

  • I still believe in City, says Wilson

    UPBEAT Phil Wilson is sure his Lancaster City men can flourish despite the cash worries at Giant Axe. Wilson was pleased the Dolly Blues didn't lose to Worcester City on Saturday but at the same time felt slight disappointment after the 0-0 draw. "We

  • We can do much better

    CONTRARY to Robert Segal's claims I did not espouse state socialism in any recent letters to the Citizen I advocated a non-hierarchical system of social organisation which produces for need not profit, and co-operates through mutual aid and solidarity

  • Mosque 'plan' denied

    A MAN campaigning for a Muslim place of worship has rubbished rumours that a controversial woodland burial site will include a mosque 'via the back door.' Medina Islamic Education Centre has repeatedly failed in its attempts to build a mosque in Clitheroe

  • Aqua park plan a waste of money

    IT'S time the whole district was made aware of the latest waste of council tax money- meaning the Aqua Park planned as a way to destroy one of the best features of Happy Mount Park. Have these people all forgotten their own childhood? I haven't forgotten

  • Improve the Giant Axe

    THE solution to the problem of getting more people through the turnstiles to watch Lancaster City is quite simple. Improve the facilities at Giant Axe. It is nearly 2006 yet this awful ground is still stuck in a 1960s time warp. In what year were the

  • None so blind as those who will not see

    ONCE upon a time, we pushed her out to sea in a leaky boat with a crinkley bottom, hoping to see the last of her, but whist, the Pantomime Dame has returned to haunt Happy Mount Park once more. Apparently, children are just not squealing loudly enough

  • Now we know who to blame

    VOTES cast by Labour, Independent and Green members at the September meeting of Lancaster City Council's overview and scrutiny committee were potentially devastating to local businesses in Poulton and elsewhere in the district. A proposal arising from

  • Get rid and save the money

    AS A tax payer I tend to agree with the council, let's get rid of the paddling pool if its going to save us £12,000 a year. Where does Mrs Sutcliffe (Citizen, September 21) thinks this money is coming from and where does she get this idea of children

  • Burn boy's mum in grim warning

    THE mother of boy "engulfed in flames" while playing with a petrol-driven toy car has warned youngsters not to play with petrol. Helen Cawley said her son Dillon, nine, who suffered 30 per cent burns to his stomach, a leg and hands, has learned the hard

  • Sullivan sparkles on debut

    No matter what the outcome of last night's home match against Colwyn Bay, Chorley will have a lot to do this weekend when they travel to Cumbria to meet Kendal Town in a quick reversal of fixtures. Tony Hesketh's Kendal side grabbed a draw in stoppage

  • Keeper error costs Magpies dear

    Chorley are still looking for their first home league win of the season after a frustrating afternoon for Magpies supporters at Victory Park. The one bright spot was the sparkling debut of Tony Sullivan, operating wide on the right, who was a constant

  • Single review: Kill The Young - Origin Of Illness (Discograph)

    AS Oasis have so colourfully proved, two Manchester brothers in the same band is a hazard. So we can only imagine what happens behind the dressing room door among the three brothers who make up Kill The Young. Origin Of Illness is unnervingly tight and

  • Album review: Lene Marlin - Lost In A Moment (Virgin)

    It's been seven years since Lene burst on to the charts with Sitting Down Here, and her debut album, Playing My Game. Lost In A Moment is Lene's more grown-up offering, with the similar flowing folk melodies, raw emotions and polished vocals. All the

  • Davies blast

    A rift has opened up between North End manager Billy Davies and the board after he was told he would have to sell players to overcome the club's debt. Club chairman Derek Shaw stated on Monday that after losses of nearly £900,000 last year the club "has

  • Cup hopes for Hoppers

    Hoppers' hopes of a run in the newly revamped Powergen National Trophy came to grief at fellow Three North side, Bradford and Bingley, although the margin of victory flattered the hosts. The Yorkshire club have, however, won three out of three in the

  • Ian aiming to go one better

    Preston's premier potter Ian McCulloch returns to home town action this weekend as snooker's Grand Prix tournament begins at the Guild Hall. The Walton-le-Dale man is raring to go and hopes to go one better than last year when he was pipped in the final

  • Double headache forces tough action

    MORECAMBE Bay Hospitals NHS Trust is grappling with a double financial headache. At the end of last year, it was £1.5 million in the red and, although that was not a huge problem for an organisation with a turnover of £180 million, it had to be repaid

  • Protest students guilty

    STUDENTS who stormed a high-profile conference at Lancaster University but escaped a jail sentence are to appeal against the fines they were handed. The students - dubbed the George Fox Six - were given a two years conditional dis-charge and £300 fine

  • Make it a night to remember

    A BAND of professional singers are aiming to give Lancaster people 'A Night 2 Remember' in just over a week's time. The musicians led by opera singer Sylvia Mitton will star at a concert in aid of CancerCare. at The Ashton Hall on October 15. It has been

  • Blooming marvellous!

    HEYSHAM took its place in the national spotlight this week - as a bunch of green-fingered residents strolled away with a coveted national award. The picturesque village was named best in the UK when it scopped gold in the prestigious Britain in Bloom

  • City living hits £1 million mark

    There's a buzz around Winckley Square at the moment. All eyes are on the former Preston College building in the corner. It's typical of the Georgian square, large but unassuming. You can imagine the servants living in the basement with their own side

  • Tax boycott threat over noisy neighbours

    A pensioner has threatened to stop paying his council tax if council chiefs don't act against noisy neighbours he claims are making his life a misery. Gordon Wilkinson, 67, of Regency Avenue, Lostock Hall, said he is willing to go to prison for not paying

  • Brassed off boys to play for school band

    The tinkering of steel drums could soon be echoing through the corridors of a Leyland school as a world famous brass band steps in to help raise funds. The Grimethorpe Colliery (UK Coal) Band, whose story was made into 1995 blockbuster film, Brassed Off

  • County health plan 'bananas'

    Plans to create a super primary care trust covering the whole of Lancashire have come under attack. Under Strategic Health Authority proposals the PCTs in Chorley, South Ribble and Preston would be broken up to create a county-wide body to administer

  • Orbital bus plan concern

    Plans to use a residential road in Deepdale for the city's proposed orbital bus route has prompted calls for a rethink from a ward councillor. Councillor Terry Cartwright, who represents Deepdale, says he has been inundated with calls from concerned from

  • PC on dangerous driving charges

    A Leyland policeman has been summonsed to appear in court to face charges of causing death by dangerous driving. Police constable Philip Grover, 43, based at Leyland police station, will appear at Blackburn Magistrates' Court on Monday, October 17. It

  • We're first to feel the chill

    WHEN Liverpool met Manchester United at Anfield in the Premiership last month the game was watched by an estimated global audience of nearly half a billion people. From Jamaica to Malawi, and Burkina Faso to Bolivia, it would seem everyone wants to watch

  • The Blackburn suicide bomber

    THE man believed to be Britain's first suicide bomber spent much of his life in Blackburn. Asif Hanif, 21, detonated explosives on his belt in an Israeli bar, killing three innocent people and injuring another 65 on April 30, 2003. The atrocity in Tel

  • Crash kills Sam's RAF dream

    A FATHER is fighting to make the Royal Air Force subject to disability discrimination laws and overturn a decision to ban his son from joining the Services. Teenager Samuel Buckley had his lifelong dream shattered when he was involved in a road traffic

  • Sophie's in Boogie wonderland

    Ex-EastEnders star Sophie Lawrence is re-living her youth in a musical about the eighties. "My sister said, you look just like you did 20 years ago," laughed Sophie Lawrence. "There's lots of leg warmers, they're quite ridiculous." Boogie Nights 2 is

  • Parking war

    A security scare at Chorley's Territorial Army centre has sparked a conflict with local residents and traders over parking. It comes after a van left unattended outside the barracks in Devonshire Road prompted fears over security. Now army chiefs are

  • Winter Hill is warmth to Derek's soul music

    When radio presenter Derek Webster looks out of his home every day he sees the Winter Hill transmitter which broadcasts his daily show to millions throughout the North West. Derek, 49, from Withnell, presents five evening shows a week on popular Smooth

  • Big Dave muscles in to fight bullying

    An anti-bullying message was given a lift by one of the world's strongest men when he visited a Chorley school this week. Dave Gauder, known as 'Big Dave', demonstrated the strength that has led to him gaining 17 world records by single-handedly pulling

  • PC on dangerous driving charges

    A police officer has been summonsed to be appear in court to face charges of causing the death of a Croston man by dangerous driving. Police constable Philip Grover, 43, will appear at Blackburn Magistrates' Court on Monday, October 17, following an investigation

  • Off-road track plan scrapped

    Plans to build an off-road bike track in Chorley have been scrapped after overwhelming opposition left the council unable to find a suitable site. For several months locations have been sought for a track to help solve the problem of illegal riding of

  • Bullying must be nipped in the bud

    I WRITE in response to the article about happy slapping (October 1). Is it any wonder that this sort of activity is increasing and bullying in general is becoming something that is a major source of news both in school and in the workplace, when, we,

  • Let health boss get on with job

    REGARDING the story headlined "Some of our wards are dirty" (LET September 30), hospital trust chief executive Jo Cubbon is in a most unenviable position. Not only is she trying to improve cleanliness to try to stop the spread of MRSA, she is also preparing

  • Time running out for sea cadets

    I WAS very sad to read that Blackburn Sea Cadets are now homeless. My son joined the cadets when he was 13, he is now in his 40s and still in the cadets as an officer helping to run this unit. My two grandsons are also cadets. This is a first class unit

  • Speak English and integrate

    I AM writing to express my concern that jobs are still being advertised as biligual for people who speak English, Urdu, Punjabi etc. People should be speaking English so that they integrate into the British culture. I also believe advertising these posts

  • Police right to be concerned

    WE all witnessed the widespread terror and havoc caused in London by this summer's terrorist atrocities. And there is no denying that the Met, with its massive resources and expertise, was impressive on a number of fronts in the aftermath. So it can not