• Darwen Local History Society members visit 'Roman Altar'

    Members from Darwen Local History Society visited Manchester today to view the 2,000yr old 'Roman Altar' discovered in March by Manchester archaeologist Pre-Construct Archaeology Ltd on the site of former Tom Garner Motors' The excavations have been

  • Man dies after head-on smash on A59

    A MAN has died following a head-on car smash. Two vehicles, a Ford Ranger pick-up and a Ford Mondeo, crashed into each other on the A59 near the Ribchester turn off, just after the Oaks Bar traffic lights. The man, who is believed to be aged 50, was

  • Pastor Ian Ferguson's Induction Service.

    On 2nd March 2008 Pastor Ian Ferguson was officially inducted as minister of religion at Grace Community Church. Pastor Ferguson took over the pastorate at Grace Community Church on September 23rd 2007.

  • Blackburn with Darwen councillor axed from leading position

    A COUNCILLOR has been axed from a leading position on Blackburn with Darwen council. Coun Michael Johnson is no longer lead member for leisure and culture, it was announced at a meeting of the full council. The ruling coalition in charge of the

  • Full-time: Burnley 1 Sheffield United 2

    BURNLEY created more and better chances against in-form Sheffield United, but couldn't keep their slim play-off hopes alive. Instead, the Blades made the most of their openings, as an unmarked Billy Sharp headed in the decisive goal on 53 minutes, after

  • Elderly must be protected

    AS we live longer, increasing numbers of people are finding that they need someone to keep a watchful eye on them as everyday tasks become more difficult. Thirty or forty years ago, families mostly met that need by looking out for aged grandparents and

  • At the next happiness poll you’ll be smiles better off

    THIS was the week a survey revealed we were twice as well off as in the eighties, but no happier. We can expect to live seven years longer, and not even this increases our chuckle rate. Somehow, Utopia and our great expectations continue to elude us

  • Funeral set for Leyland organist

    The funeral of a Lancashire organist will take place in the church where he collapsed and died after playing at a pensioner's funeral. Brian Markland, 66, had just finished Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata when he collapsed in front of mourners at the service

  • Half-time: Burnley 0 Sheffield United 1

    A SUPERB James Beattie free kick seperated these two sides at the break. Clear cut chances were limited, and it needed something as special as the former Everton and Southampton striker's 35-yard rocket broke the deadlock just after the half-hour. Burnley

  • Burnley career criminal given chance

    A career criminal who carried out a near £5,000 raid on a Burnley college has been given a chance to fight his "chronic," drug habit. Burnley Crown Court had earlier heard how Barry Duxbury, 31, who also raided a shop in the town, had been jailed

  • Running for Fun - and charity too!

    The Friends of St Mary's CE School, Mellor have teamed up with the Rotary Club and will take part in the Fun Run at Witton Park on Sunday 20th April in aid of Cancer Research.

  • Benni McCarthy stay is a big deal

    MARK Hughes insists he had no intention of letting striker Benni McCarthy leave Blackburn Rovers as he seeks to hang on to his top stars. Yesterday, the Lancashire Telegraph revealed that McCarthy will pen an improved three-year deal to keep him at Ewood


    Leonard SHORROCK Treasured birthday memories of my loving husband Leonard, April 12, 2008. My heart still aches in sadness, My silent tears still flow. For what it meant to lose Len, No one will ever know. Although you can't be here with me, We'


    Rose ASPIN With tears in our eyes, We whisper low, Happy birthday Mum, We miss you so. From all your children, grand-children and great-grandchildren x x x


    Eveline HOWARTH (nee Smith) Treasured memories of a dearly loved sister, who died on April 13, 2007, and our brother Stan, December 1998. R.I.P. Ted, Ivy and Alan.


    Doreen BILLINGTON (nee Newby) Edward and the family of the late Doreen Billington wish to express their sincere thanks to all relatives, friends and neighbours for the kind expressions of sympathy, cards of condolence and beautiful floral tributes received


    Margaret WORTHINGTON Treasured memories of a very dear mother, mother-in-law and grandmother died April 12, 2006. No more tomorrow's for us to share, But yesterday's memories are always there Love you and miss you forever and ever Your loving


    Leonard SHORROCK With tears in my eyes, I whisper low, Happy birthday grandad, I miss you so All my love Lisa-Marie, Rick and Connor-James. xxx


    William (Bill) DUXBURY On Thursday, April 10,, 2008, suddenly but peacefully in hospital, Bill, aged 82 years, of George Street, Rishton. At rest in the Grimshaw Park Funeral Home. Service and cremation at Pleasington on Thursday, April 17, at 1.30 p.m


    Lynn WHITE Happy 40th Birthday. "Simply the Best" Love and kisses from Me and Him. It's payback time!! x x x

  • COOK

    Simon COOK In loving memory of a dear son, died April 12, 1990. From Mum, Dad and family.


    John Leslie (Jack)BARKER Passed away peacefully in Bank House Nursing Home on Saturday April 5, 2008, aged 88 years. Beloved husband of the late Alice Margaret, dearly loved father of Robert and John, much loved grandad of James, Clare, Richard, Jayne


    John BOLTON In loving memory of a dear husband and dad, who passed away April 12, 2007. Silent thoughts, tears unseen, Wishing your absence was only a dream. From his loving wife Annie and son Geoff.


    Alan ALMOND With us still. Love Audrey xxx

  • Abandoned stolen car torched in Burnley

    A stolen car was abandoned and then set on fire in Accrington Road in Burnley early this morning. The fire, at 4.30am, then spread to four neighbouring parked cars. Police have launched an investigation.

  • Mark Hughes regrets never scoring goal in front of Anfield Kop

    MARK Hughes has admitted that one of his greatest footballing regrets was failing to score in front of Liverpool's famous Kop. During an illustrious playing career, the Blackburn manager enjoyed many bruising encounters at Anfield, most notably in Manchester

  • Roque Santa Cruz is season's top buy

    MARK Hughes believes Blackburn Rovers hitman Roque Santa Cruz represents better value for money than Liverpool's Spanish sensation Fernando Torres. On the eve of tomorrow's trip to Anfield, the Rovers boss hailed Santa Cruz and Torres as two of the best

  • Old Trafford gets Twenty20 boost

    Old Trafford will host two International Twenty20 fixtures featuring England v Australia during the summer of 2009. And in addition to these two matches, Australia will again return to Old Trafford in 2010 for a ODI, whilst Sri Lanka will be the visitors

  • Whalley’s new pro revealed

    Ribblesdale League side Whalley have secured the services of Indian all-rounder Sathish Rajagapal. He replaces Goa skipper Jagadeesh Arunkumar who has signed for the Bangalore Royal Challengers in the Indian Premier League.

  • Steven Caldwell: Burnley must end on a real high

    STEVEN Caldwell has urged Burnley to become the masters of their own destiny. The Clarets go into this afternoon's trans-Pennine clash with Sheffield United still clinging to the hope of the final play-off spot. Last weekend's defeat at Norwich City

  • Burnley reserves to return to Turf Moor?

    Owen Coyle has not ruled out Burnley's reserves making a return to Turf Moor. The second string are currently using Accrington Stanley's Fraser Eagle Stadium to play their home fixtures to preserve the pitch for first team use only. But Coyle admitted

  • Red tape spells end of Owen Coyle's reserves run

    BURNLEY manager Owen Coyle has spoken of his disappointment at no longer being able to play in the reserves' side this season. The Clarets boss featured in two games, against Blackpool and Tranmere, scoring twice in a 7-1 win at Prenton Park. But, after

  • David Bentley had support to kick betting habit

    MARK Hughes believes it was the support provided to David Bentley that helped the England ace overcome his gambling problems. Earlier this week, Bentley revealed that, earlier in his career, he was once gripped by a gambling addiction that would see

  • Mark Hughes still gunning for Intertoto spot

    Blackburn Rovers must look to take a point at the very least from Anfield if they are to maintain a realistic push for Europe. At this stage, qualification through the Intertoto Cup route looks to be Blackburn's only hope, with Portsmouth, Aston Villa

  • Man turned away from Burnley pub headbutted bouncer

    A MAN refused entry to a Burnley pub headbutted a bouncer, a court was told. Burnley magistrates heard how Steven Heyes, 22, had been turned away from the Red Room twice because he was wearing a tracksuit. He then tried to punch door superviser John

  • Suffering from a Natalie Cassidy overdose

    IF I see another picture of Natalie Cassidy in a bikini I think I'll scream. Nowadays you can't even nip to the supermarket for a pint of milk without seeing her svelte new figure plastered all over the magazine stand. Fair play to the girl, she's lost

  • Owen Coyle hails Burnley support

    BURNLEY manager Owen Coyle has hailed the Turf Moor faithful as the best fans in the Championship', and hopes they can play their part in ending the season on a high. The Clarets kick-off the last four games of the campaign at home to Sheffield United

  • Suspected Blackburn drugs dens closed

    POLICE have closed two suspected drugs dens. On Friday afternoon Blackburn magistrates granted Closure Orders on two houses in East Street, Bank Top, Blackburn, for a period of three months. It was the first time officers have simultaneously closed

  • Mark Hughes: Brad Friedel is one of best ever keepers

    BLACKBURN Rovers goalkeeper Brad Friedel returns to Anfield tomorrow heralded by Mark Hughes as one of the best goalkeepers he's ever worked with. The big American will make his 182nd consecutive Rovers appearance in the Premier League clash at Liverpool

  • Learning to chill – with style

    LEARNERS from Training 2000 proved they were up to a "Changing Rooms" style challenge by transforming dull spaces into relaxing havens. The entry to employment (e2e) learners and staff were set with the challenge of bringing disused spaces at the training