• Full-time: Blackburn Rovers 1 Manchester United 1

    BLACKBURN Rovers came within minutes of recording a famous victory against Manchester United in this thriller at Ewood Park. Inspired by the magnificent Brad Friedel, Mark Hughes' side took the lead against the champions-elect, courtesy of Roque Santa

  • Accrington Stanley 0 Barnet 2

    It wasn't the winds of change that blew around the Fraser Eagle Stadium ahead of the visit of Barnet as Accrington Stanley suffered another home defeat. The Reds lost 2-0 in atrocious conditions which made entertainment and enterprise in short supply

  • Two Blackburn men on girl sex charges

    Two men have appeared before Blackburn magistrates charged with sex offences involving two 14 year old girls. Andrew Paul Wells, 49, of Infirmary Street, Blackburn and Ian Richard Hindle, 32, of Church Walk, Blackburn, were both sent on bail to Preston

  • Half-time: Blackburn Rovers 1 Manchester United 0

    ROQUE Santa Cruz scored his 20th goal of the season as Blackburn Rovers took a deserved first half lead against title-chasing Manchester United. The in-form Paraguayan bagged his fifth goal in six games in the 21st minute of a gripping first half to

  • Burnley Wood see's its 2nd Community Skip

    Dall Street Resident's Assoc, has secured another Community Skip for the Burnley Wood residents. This is the 2nd Community Skip in as many months. The first was a massive success and showed the need to continue this super,effective and benefical project

  • Full-time: Southampton 0 Burnley 1

    STEVEN Caldwell's second goal of the season was enough to earn Burnley a ninth away win. The Clarets captain took advantage of a static defence in first-half stoppage time to head in Robbie Blake's perfectly placed corner. It was only seconds beforehand

  • Brian Jensen’s joy at young Clarets talent

    CLARETS keeper Brian Jensen is predicting a bright future for the club after seeing some of the young guns in training. The Danish stopper, who is in negotiations over a new contract at Turf Moor, has impressed by what he has been of the up-and-coming

  • Let’s hope you’re never a poor OAP

    RE THE letter about pensioners (LT, April 10) I am writing to the person who said pensioners were ungrateful. I know quite a few pensioners and the majority are nice people who have worked hard all their lives and haven't wasted their money on booze,

  • Mother's Day attack on daughter

    A 15-YEAR-OLD girl was attacked by her mum when she went to visit her on Mother's Day, a court was told. Blackburn magistrates heard that Michelle McGuinness pinned her daughter on the sofa and tried to throttle her. The girl tricked her mum into releasing

  • Ashamed at abuse of pensioners

    REFERRING to more than one letter that has been printed in the Telegraph regarding old age pensioners, in a roundabout way, calling them fraudsters, it makes me feel ashamed to be part of this country where we do not respect our pensioners. We are not

  • Rovers fans were very respectful

    ON Sunday I was in a Blackburn pub, the Fox and Hounds, waiting for the kick-off of the big match between Liverpool and Blackburn Rovers. The pub was, of course, packed with mainly Rovers fans, noisily chatting. When the teams came out, they lined up

  • Memorial vandals are unforgiveable

    HOW sensitive the poem ET (April 9) from Eric Braysford, Oswaldtwistle. Titled "The Names", his words expressed respect to the memory of the countless loss of humanity. So many families were affected by loved ones who gave their lives for our freedom

  • Clinicians are not ones who hold up things

    I KNOW you saved my sight doctor, but it really is a disgrace I was kept waiting. I would like to reply to Mrs J Barnes' letter regarding being kept waiting for her appointment at the eye hospital. I'm afraid it is patients who make clinics run late

  • Clinicians are not ones who hold up things

    I KNOW you saved my sight doctor, but it really is a disgrace I was kept waiting. I would like to reply to Mrs J Barnes' letter regarding being kept waiting for her appointment at the eye hospital. I'm afraid it is patients who make clinics run late

  • Lancashire to open against Phantoms

    Lancashire Lightning start their 2008 Friends Provident Trophy campaign at Old Trafford tomorrow against Derbyshire Phantoms at 12 noon. Lightning will contest "North Division" honours with defending champions Durham Dynamos, Derbyshire Phantoms,

  • Now inflation has even hit Space Raiders

    BROWSING the crisp aisle of my local newsagent I was horrified to discover that Space Raiders are no longer 10p. I almost had to ask the man behind the counter for a chair to sit down. Space Raiders have been 10p for ever. Literally. Well, it feels

  • High hopes for Haslingden pro

    RISHTON captain Andy Bartley has warned his players they will have to raise their games this season if they want to successfully defend their SponsorBank Lancashire League title, starting tomorrow against Nelson. The Blackburn Road club were last season's

  • Grown-up . . . but not grown-up

    REMEMBER being five years old, in your first year at school and accidentally calling your teacher "mum"? I do - and it was all the more mortifying because it was during a lesson in front of the rest of the class. I clearly recall the feeling of wanting

  • Birthday money for Ramsbottom park

    THE Friends of Nuttall Park have received a £5,660 grant from Awards for All to help them celebrate the park's 80th anniversary in style. Preparations are already underway for the occasion, which will take place at the Ramsbottom park between 12.30pm

  • ‘Banned’ man back with his family

    A MAN banned from his parents' and grandmother's homes unless invited was now back with his family, a court heard. Burnley magistrates had earlier been told how Alex Stewart Birtwistle, 24, had been prohibited from going to the two houses, and from the

  • Bacup woman beaten up by partner

    A WOMAN beaten up by her drunken partner was found sobbing uncontrollably and with blood trickling from her nose by police. Burnley magistrates heard how Christian Haworth, 34, had grabbed victim Kelly Talbot by the neck, pinned her against a wardrobe

  • Ban for Barnoldswick drink-drive teenager

    A TEENAGER who got behind the wheel more than twice the limit in the early hours has paid the price with a 16-month ban. Burnley magistrates heard how Joshua Red Leak,18, was stopped by police and gave a test showing 79 microgrammes of alcohol in 100

  • Fundraising In memory of Blackburn gran Flo

    THE family of a cancer victim have raised £1,176 for Marie Curie Cancer Care and East Lancashire Hospice in her memory. The event dedicated to Florence Hargreaves, of Little Harwood, Blackburn, was attended by 150 of her friends and relatives, including

  • A real school success story

    ALMOST every week, somewhere in East Lancashire we seem to read of a secondary school being named as "failing" or in need of improvement because OFSTED inspectors have highlighted deteriorating standards. How refreshing, then, to learn about the turnaround

  • Tributes paid to college student

    FRIENDS have paid tribute to a 17-year-old college student who died on Tuesday. Katie Douglas, of Aylesbury Walk, Burnley, was taken ill at the weekend and died in the Royal Blackburn Hospital just three days after her 17th birthday. The former pupil

  • Half-time: Southampton 0 Burnley 1

    STEVEN Caldwell headed in his second goal of the season to give Burnley the lead in first-half stoppage time. Southampton goalkeeper Richard Wright had only been called into action for the first time seconds early, as he stretched to tip over a Chris

  • Breastfeeding action plan for Blackburn and Darwen mums

    MOTHERS should be allowed to breastfeed in public places and any promotion of powdered milk should be banned, health experts in Blackburn said. Under Blackburn and Darwen Primary Care Trust's new "framework for action" on breastfeeding, health bosses

  • Pendle Movie Makers

    On May 5th Pendle Movie Makers.Will hold an Extraordinary General Meeting to elect a new Chairperson followed by a mini-auction and members' films. 7.30 pm at Colne Blind Centre, Derby Street. Visitors welcome. Contact 864058 If you'd like to get

  • Clarke Carlisle: Burnley must do better next season

    CLARKE Carlisle has blamed Burnley's failed play-off push on an inability to live up to their capabilities this season. A lack of consistency since the turn of the year has seen the Clarets slip from a point and a place outside of the top six to mid-table

  • Ferguson is Manchester United's 'standard bearer'

    MARK Hughes insists the key to Manchester United's enduring success is the exacting standards demanded by manager Sir Alex Ferguson. United are marching relentlessly towards an unprecedented 10th Premier League title under Ferguson's leadership, and

  • Accrington man denies stabbing best friend

    A MAN has pleaded not guilty to seriously wounding his best friend by allegedly stabbing him in the neck with a shard of glass. Lance Henry, 21, of Portland Street, Accrington, denies wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm to Craig Sykes and

  • Pedersen vows to continue Blackburn Rovers' Euro fight

    BLACKBURN winger Morten Gamst Pedersen has warned Manchester United he and his team-mates will not give up on their European dream until it is mathematically impossible. The Norwegian flyer, who once famously gunned down United when Rovers triumphed

  • Manchester United ready for Ewood test

    SIR Alex Ferguson does not believe Manchester United could be in any better shape heading into their "hugely significant" encounter with Rovers. Although Chelsea cut United's lead at the top of the Premier League to two points with their 1-0 win over

  • Mark Hughes is a big fan of Cristiano Ronaldo

    BLACKBURN Rovers boss Mark Hughes reckons Cristiano Ronaldo would be taking a backward step if he considered leaving Manchester United for one of the big clubs on the continent. The United winger, who is now regarded by many as the best player on the

  • Blackburn Rovers star out to derail Manchester United

    Blackburn midfielder Morten Gamst Pedersen is aiming to slow down the title charge of the team he rates as the best in Europe. Barclays Premier League leaders Manchester United visit Ewood Park this evening looking to move three points closer to a

  • Carrick has no fears over trip to Blackburn Rovers

    Michael Carrick insists Manchester United is the only club for him. It is only two years since Carrick joined the Red Devils from Tottenham in a £18million deal, yet already the midfielder is ready to sign a long-term contract extension. Together

  • Nic had no fear of last heroic voyage, it was new beginning

    CAN you do my funeral?" asked Nic with a wry smile, "it'll be soon." That was 14 inspiring weeks ago. On Tuesday I will do it - a celebration of a celebrated naval artist and of an amazing man who packed two lives into his allotted 56 years - "I'm really

  • Burnley defender Stephen Jordan wants his century

    STEPHEN Jordan is aiming to hit a century in the final three games of the season. The Burnley left-back made his first start of 2008 in Saturday's 2-1 defeat to Sheffield United, in the absence of the injured Jon Harley. And, should he retain his place