• Burnley street is George-ous!

    IS THIS the most patriotic street in East Lancashire? The Lancashire Evening Telegraph has launched a search to find the area's best-dressed street as World Cup fever grips the nation. Residents living in Godiva Street, Burnley, think they are the most

  • Two pensioners robbed on same day

    ELDERLY people have been warned to be on their guard after thugs attacked and robbed two pensioners in Darwen town centre on the same day. Two men in their early 20s are being hunted in connection with the incidents, in which elderly men were attacked

  • Caribbean date

    A Caribbean evening in aid of refurbishments at St James Church in Edgworth is taking place on July 8. Tickets at £6 (children £4) include traditional Caribbean food and music. Bring your own drinks. Tickets and further information are available

  • No World Cup party here

    A WOMAN whose 40th birthday party received a visit by the police today stressed it was nothing to do with the World Cup. The woman, who did not want to be named, was asked to turn down the music at her home in Noble Street, Darwen, after complaints from

  • Car death crash plea

    A BROTHER whose "wonderful sister" died in a three-car smash today urged the police not to charge anyone in connection with the accident. Anisa Khan, 13, of Lister Street, Accrington, died in February after the accident at the junction of Shadsworth

  • Tributes to daughter with ‘heart of gold’

    A COUPLE from Blackburn have paid tribute to their "ideal daughter", who died after suffering from breathlessness at her home. Julie Ann Duxbury, 41, of Leamington Road, Blackburn, was found collapsed in her kitchen by her partner Peter Spence. She

  • Historical mirror goes on display

    A PRICELESS piece of Blackburn's history is to form the centrepiece of a new town centre development. A decades-old mirror etched with pictures from bygone Blackburn is to be displayed in an apartment, shop, and restaurant development around Fleming

  • Warren climbs to new height

    A Blackburn who lost his arm to cancer is leading a team of Rovers fans attempting to reach the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. Warren Wolstencroft will be the third arm amputee from the UK to attempt the climb when he sets off next month. He is also

  • ‘Restless’ execs seeking new jobs

    LABOUR turnover rates in Lancashire are among the highest in the UK. A new survey shows that despite an increase in earnings, executives in the county and across the North West have become frustrated by company pay structures and a lack of job satisfaction

  • Nod for Huncoat homes despite protest

    PLANS to build 56 homes in an area of Huncoat were given the thumbs-up by councillors, despite protests by nearby residents. But councillors imposed a condition that applicants D and J Leitherd make a financial contribution towards a play area, preferably

  • Stanley tell Yeovil: Put up or shut up

    ACCRINGTON Stanley chairman Eric Whalley has warned Yeovil he's not prepared to let Gary Roberts leave on the cheap after he rejected a second offer for the Reds' star winger. Yeovil manager Russell Slade is desperate to sign the 22-year-old flyer

  • Anna shines in Italy

    Pendle Athletic Club caters for the full range of skills from heptathletes to fell runners and two of the best were competing at a high level last weekend. Anna Anderson was England's first counter in the Marco Germanetto Memorial Fell Race at Susa in

  • Golden Holden holds all the Aces

    DAVE Holden's bid for the Ace of Aintree sidecar championship moved up a gear with victory in the second round of the series. Holden and passenger Dick Jacques were in a class of their own at the Merseyside track, seeing off a strong field of sidecar

  • Ace Barritt homes in on rally

    Three East Lancashire crews are contesting the Jim Clark Rally in Scotland this weekend. Hapton's Daniel Barritt, with Irishman Philip Morrow, starts in 25th place in his Mitsubishi Evo, chasing points in the British Championship, while Blackburn-based

  • Cotterill's case for the defence

    STEVE Cotterill insists the addition of Stephen Foster has eased his centre-back problems as Burnley gear up for the start of pre-season. Cotterill admits to being happy with his defensive numbers following Foster's capture. Solving a centre-back

  • Burnley squad to get back in swing

    The Burnley squad report back for medical checks at Turf Moor tomorrow, with pre-season training then set to get into full swing. The Clarets are still to receive concrete bids for their transfer-listed players, Gifton Noel-Williams, Danny Karbassiyoon

  • ‘£80,000 scam victim' missing

    POLICE are searching for a Burnley shopkeeper following the collapse of a conspiracy trial which has cost the taxpayer hundreds of thousands of pounds. Off-licence assistant Saghir Ahmed, who claims he lost more than £80,000 in the alleged scam, failed

  • Takeaway raider left trail of prawns

    A TAKEAWAY raider led police to his Stacksteads home after leaving a trail of frozen prawns from the shop, a court was told. Burnley magistrates heard how Andrew Eaton, 39, was arrested after being found lying on a mattress on the floor. He told police

  • Break-in at post office

    A THIEF broke into the post office on Parliament Street, Burnley, on Tuesday night and stole £70 in coins. The culprit forced open a side door and gained entry into the building between 11.20 and 11.25. It was when an internal door was broken open that

  • Boundary Mill set for green light

    A NEW £30 million flagship store in Colne is set to be given the green light tonight. A planning application by Boundary Mill, one of East Lancashire's biggest retailers, is being recommended for approval at a meeting of the Colne and District committee

  • Burnley: The Adams family store

    HOW many Burnley folk can remember Adams Stores in Tunstill Street, better known as the Penny Bazaar, which was the focal point of shopping for almost 20 years? From 1927 to 1946, the shop epitomised the life of Burnley folk, supplying their needs for

  • Burnley: Bikers’ clarion call to the workers

    AS people are urged to get on yer bike' for a healthier 2006 lifestyle, we take a look at the days when cycling was the only mode of transport for many. This picture shows Burnley Clarion cycling club at Rivington, circa 1897 note the old Clarion newspaper

  • DNA on baseball cap caught thief

    A DRUG addict who broke into a charity premises and stole a £1,670 haul got a helping hand to beat his habit. Paul Ludlam, 33, was arrested after he left his baseball cap and footprints at the Lancashire Youth Association in Burnley. The defendant,

  • New police base boosted by £4.5m

    FUNDING worth £4.5million has been made available to build a new base for police in Rossendale, it has been revealed. Lancashire Police Authority Resources Committee has set out a five-year capital programme in a bid to buy and redevelop a new site.

  • Jail for man who defied court

    A Whitworth man who repeatedly flouted court orders is back behind bars after magistrates told him custody was the only option. Burnley magistrates heard Andrew Paul Huntley Hobson, 27, had earlier been given a community order for attempted deception

  • 3 wanted over £100k kidnap

    THREE kick boxing fans are being hunted by police investigating the £100,000 kidnap of a Blackburn man. Paul Gallagher, 31, was taken from his home in Blackburn and taken to Liverpool, where police said he was held hostage for three days and threatened

  • Mortuary-delay family ‘in the dark’

    RELATIVES of a man whose body was left on a hospital ward for eight hours have not been told because bosses said it would "distress" them. Health chiefs apologised for the "unacceptable delay" in moving the body to the mortuary and said they were wrestling

  • PC found hanged in house

    A POLICE officer was found hanged in a suspected suicide. PC Mick Hodges, 48, had been off work with depression and was under the care of a consultant. PC Hodges, who worked in the communications room at Greenbank police station, was found hanged at

  • Rare bug ‘invaded’ victim’s body

    A 71-year-old man died after a rare micro-organism found in soil and decaying trees invaded his body. David Cooper, of Knowlsey Road, Darwen, had suffered from a form of lymphoma for about 11 years. An inquest was told he was taken into hospital in

  • Drunken pupils drive teacher out of town

    A TEACHER has revealed she has moved towns to avoid meeting drunk pupils on the streets near her home at night. The teacher, who works at a Burnley secondary school and has moved to Accrington, also said children as young as 11 were regularly turning

  • Cheap booze big part of problem

    BOREDOM, cheap booze and poor examples set by parents are leading young children to get drunk, health experts and children's workers warned today. They said a series of factors were to blame for the high number of children some 11 and under - who were

  • Blackburn: Workers’ Clarion call

    AS people are urged to get on yer bike' for a healthier lifestyle, we take a look at the days when cycling was the only mode of transport for many. This picture shows Blackburn Clarion cycling club circa 1900. Some clarion clubs are still alive today

  • Town that ‘speaks for Britain’

    ONCE it was "the man on the Clapham omnibus" who was the weather vane of opinion for the whole of British society. But now hear this it's the "bloke reading a newspaper in Blackburn" who is the true voice of authority for middle England. Who says?

  • Lancashire water quality improves

    LANCASHIRE householders are tapping in to their best ever water supplies, a report on United Utilities by a Government watchdog says. The annual report by the Drinking Water Inspectorate shows that the overall quality of drinking water in the North West

  • Clitheroe Castle gets cash boost

    HERITAGE groups are celebrating after a £150,000 cash boost was secured for Clitheroe Castle. The money is needed for a major £3.2million project which aims to turn the castle into an all-weather attraction. It is hoped to create a "centre of excellence

  • Pollen count set to soar

    POLLEN predictors are warning that hayfever sufferers in Lancashire will be hit by the high pollen count every day this week. A team of experts at the University of Worcester today said grass pollen will be high all week and weed pollen will be high

  • Exhibition takes look at Mid Pennine’s work

    AN arts group is celebrating its 40th anniversary by staging an exhibition. Mid Pennine Arts (MPA) was set up in 1966 with the aim to provide high quality performance and visual arts in East Lancashire. The registered charity also works with schools

  • Living history lesson

    A SCHOOL in Accrington has announced a week-long celebration to ensure its 100th birthday is marked in style. Hyndburn Park Primary School, Accrington, welcomed its first children on August 18, 1906. And because the Park Road school's special birthday

  • ‘Bids war’ off after losses

    TWO companies behind a bid for struggling Clitheroe firm Ultraframe have pulled out after huge financial losses were revealed. Figures show the conservatory company incurred pre-tax losses of £35.9million for the six months to March 31. The interim

  • TV review: Property Ladder, Channel 4

    THERE are some people who just have it, the ability to give the look'. Jeremy Paxman is perhaps the best example. When faced with an inane answer to a question he doesn't need to say anything the look' says it all. So if Paxo is the king, then may

  • Hands off Earnshaw

    MARK Hughes has been told to forget about signing Norwich striker Robert Earnshaw as he seeks to replace Craig Bellamy. The Blackburn boss is in the market for two proven frontmen after Bellamy decided to join Liverpool in a deal worth £6.5 million

  • Harriers’ young guns miss out

    Blackburn Harriers went down with all guns blazing in the fourth round of the Young Athletes League at Witton Park on Sunday. They meet each of their 15 rivals in the Northern Premier League once over the summer, three at a time, and after three successive

  • East Lancs provide six of the best

    Six East Lancashire athletes have been chosen in the 30 strong Lancashire Schools Team for the English Schools Championships at Gateshead on July 7 and 8. The selectors have invited all the local athletes who satisfied the entry standard at the Lancashire

  • Hot Ross’ winning Formula

    TEENAGER Ross Worswick has established himself as one of the sport's rising stars after securing his first-ever race victory. The 17-year-old from Blackburn took the chequered flag in the Formula Renault BARC Championship meeting at Snetterton. And

  • Wife’s tribute to biker Billy

    A WOMAN has spoken of her shock after her motorbike-enthusiast husband died suddenly after complaining of an upset stomach. Billy Craven, 41, of Rishton Road, Clayton-le-Moors, died on Sunday after complaining of feeling unwell. His wife, Elaine, 44,

  • 12-year-old girl sex pest victim

    Police in Burnley are searching for a man who exposed himself to a 12-year-old girl on Tuesday night. The man shouted at the girl at the junction between Pratt Street and Barden Lane. When she turned round he was indecently exposing himself. He is

  • ‘24-hour’ drugs den gets closed

    A NELSON drugs den which caused a 24-hour nuisance to residents has been closed. The house in Thursby Road, owned by electrical engineer David Haines who has lived there 24 years, was yesterday-made the subject of a two month closure order under anti-social

  • Mother, 69, quizzed in stabbing inquiry

    POLICE were today quizzing a 69-year-old mother who is accused of stabbing her daughter during a family domestic in Burnley. Officers said a 47-year-old woman suffered a single stab wound to her abdomen and was taken to Burnley General Hospital by ambulance

  • ‘Big Brother’ theme gets to art of the matter

    BURNLEY school pupils got the Big Brother treatment as part of an ambitious national art commissioning programme to be filmed for Channel 4. The town has been chosen as one of six sites across the country to feature in the TV channel's Big Art Project

  • 66 cheats fined in tax crackdown

    ROAD tax dodgers in Burnley have been hit with fines following a two-day crackdown by police and the DVLA. The campaign, as part of Operation Hotspot, caught 66 offenders in the Bank Hall area of the town. A number plate reader was used and checked

  • A top drawer display at hall

    TALENTED furniture students at Burnley College are behind a major new exhibition in the town. More than 30 students have been polishing up their skills ahead of the event, which is showing off a wide range of pieces, from leather chairs and stools, to

  • Grant makes business start-up child’s play

    BACUP has a new indoor play centre for youngsters thanks to around £10,000 worth of help. Local entrepreneurs Peter and Lindsey Foster have transformed a redundant building in Alder Street near Bacup Leisure Centre to provide a safe and fun environment

  • It’s now easier to complain

    Complaining about Lancashire County Council services has just got easier with publication of a new booklet. The Do You Have a Complaint? booklet is designed to make the authority's complaints system swifter and simpler. Copies are available from Paul

  • Police warn fans not to kick off

    Police are warning World Cup revellers in Lancashire not to kick off, whether England win or lose in their quarter final against Portugal on Saturday. With a 4pm kick-off and weather forecasters predicting sunshine and soaring temperatures, thousands

  • Unruly yobs face ban from buses

    Rowdy, unruly, and threatening behaviour by yobs on buses in Lancashire will no longer be tolerated. That's the stern message from the county's safer travel unit, which is pulling out all the stops to ensure passengers and drivers feel safer. The unit