• Widow tells of Rossendale man's asbestos dust work

    A LEGAL claim against an engineering firm is being considered after an East Lancashire worker died from an asbestos-related condition. Widow Mary Carroll said that for years her husband Robert would come home from work covered in asbestos dust

  • Why Di Santo is a gamble worth taking for Blackburn Rovers

    FRANCO Di Santo is a gamble worth taking for Blackburn Rovers. That’s the verdict of a journalist who has followed the young striker’s career over the past few years. The Argentinian, who holds an Italian passport, is still to register

  • Burnley hot-shot learning from old Master

    HOTSHOT Steven Fletcher is already off and running with three pre-season goals, but he’s still hoping to learn from the Master. The 22-year-old is too young to remember much of Owen Coyle in his professional heyday. But the Burnley boss

  • Parents banned from parking outside Hoddlesden school

    PARENTS are being banned from parking outside a Hoddlesden primary school. Council bosses said the move at St Paul’s Primary School was because irresponsible parking had been putting children and pedestrians at risk. But one parent believes the move

  • Rossendale United in deal with college

    Rossendale United and Accrington & Rossendale College (ACCROSS) are pleased to announce a partnership, initially for the next two years, but with the prospect of joint working for many years to come. The UniBond League football club will provide the

  • Manchester City won’t rush Santa Cruz

    MANCHESTER City boss Mark Hughes expects to be without Roque Santa Cruz until the end of August. Hughes spent £17million to lure the Paraguayan from Blackburn Rovers, but was already aware his City debut would be put on hold due to knee surgery. Santa

  • Blackburn Rovers and Burnley stars in international action

    BLACKBURN Rovers winger Morten Gamst Pedersen reignited Norway’s World Cup qualifying hopes with a two-goal salvo against Scotland in Oslo yesterday – but it proved a miserable outing for Burnley's Graham Alexander, Steven Caldwell and his brother Gary

  • Moyes: Everton won’t sell Lescott

    Everton manager David Moyes has reiterated he has “no intention” of selling defender Joleon Lescott. The Toffees confirmed that the club have turned down a transfer request from Lescott, amid interest from Manchester City. City have had two offers

  • Cattermole leaves Wigan for Sunderland

    Sunderland have completed the £6million signing of Wigan midfielder Lee Cattermole. The Black Cats have agreed a four-year deal for the combative 21-year-old, who will link up with former Latics boss Steve Bruce at the Stadium of Light. Cattermole will

  • Flood basin plan for new Pendle superschool approved

    A NEW flood basin has been approved for a Pendle super-school, despite fears over the possible impact on nearby 19th Century cottages. Engineers said the 63-metre long trough is needed for the new Marsden Heights Community College, Brierfield, to guard

  • Money handed out to spruce up empty shops in East Lancashire

    EAST Lancashire has been handed £260,000 by the Government to spruce up empty shops in town centres. Five areas will get £52,632 each to help cope during the recession. Ministers said the money must be used “creatively” by Blackburn with Darwen, Hyndburn

  • Accrington mum hit by tragedies took massive overdose

    A 64-year-old Accrington woman whose life had been touched by tragedy killed herself by taking a massive overdose of prescribed medication. An inquest heard that former newsagent Margaret Burrows suffered from depression and was receiving assistance

  • Accrington woman faces jail after £65k benefit fraud

    A JUDGE has warned a wife from Accrington that she now faces jail over a £65,000 benefits swindle. For five years Shameem Akhtar told benefit officials she was a single mother and claimed income support, Burnley Crown Court was told. But Hussain, 36

  • Darwen woman, 101, bowled over by cup find

    MARY Simpson has been bowled over with the news that the elusive Richard Walkden Cup has been traced. Her father, Jack Bury, a keen crown green bowler, won the trophy more than 75 years ago on Whitehall Bowling Green, Darwen, and Mary was seeking information

  • ‘Just a cot in Ribble Valley'

    LOOKING Back asked — and once again one of our readers answered! Thanks to Mary Harkin of Blackburn, who has found a photograph of singer composer Jim Ainsworth in her family album. Jim, from Blackburn, was a popular artist in the 1930s and he penned

  • Ribble Valley doctor who fled Nazis dies at 98

    A LEADING Mellor doctor who arrived in England after fleeing the Nazis in World War Two has died aged 98. Dr Friedrich Edward Kratter, known as Ted, is well known in East Lancashire as the former medical director of the mental health institution

  • Hoghton pub worker is attacked

    A PUB worker was assaulted while trying to stop a man stealing bottles from behind the bar. The incident happened at the Boar’s Head pub, in Blackburn Road, Hoghton, on Monday, August 3, at around 9.15pm. Police said two men were together in the pub

  • ‘World Cup’ win is just what East Lancashire doctors ordered

    TWO EAST Lancashire doctors have showed the England football team how to do it — after lifting the ‘world cup’. GPs Paul Fourie, 41, and John Zak, 43, were part of the Great Britain medical professionals football team which won the World Medical Football

  • Car clips pedestrian on pavement in Blackburn

    A 73-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of drink driving at 5pm yesterday after a car lost control and clipped a pedestrian on the pavement in Blackburn, police said. A blue Vauxhall Corsa span across oncoming traffic in Roman Road

  • Arrest after cannabis find in Accrington

    A MAN was arrested after police discovered a cannabis factory in an upstairs bedroom. A team led by Sergeant Simon Lynch and community beat manager Chris Emmett raided a home in Christchurch Street, Accrington. Police arrested a man in his 30s on suspicion

  • Changes at The Crown

    Anne Morley and her partner Glenn are leaving The Crown Inn on Manchester road, Haslingden after eight years as hosts. Anne blames cheap supermarket prices, no smoking and rising business rates as causes for her disillusionment with the industry

  • Design & Make

    A Roman Badge Craft Session is being held on Wednesday the 19th August form 13:30 - 14:30pm at Rossendale Museum, Whitaker Park, Rawtenstall. You can Design and make your own badge inspired by the Museum's Roman Coin Collections, with a Roman style

  • Nigel Evans caught up in expenses film row

    RIBBLE Valley MP Nigel Evans said he was being “ironic” in secretly filmed footage of him joking about the expenses scandal. Mr Evans was recorded with fellow Tory Alan Duncan in the House of Commons’ Strangers Bar joking he had had to make his sandwiches

  • Burnley shoppers raise hospice money in car raffle

    CUSTOMERS of a Burnley shopping centre have raised more than £500 for charity buying raffle tickets. Shoppers in Charter Walk bought a total of 555 tickets for Pendleside Hospice’s annual car raffle. As a result they have raised a total of £568

  • Burnley councillor speaks out over decision to quit

    A COUNCILLOR who is to stand down after attending just four meetings in a year has broken his silence. Labour member Zahir Ahmed, who sits on Burnley Council and will quit at next year’s town hall elections, said regular visits to see his ill parents

  • Top Gunner Kev wants more highs at Burnley

    SCORING twice to knock Arsenal out of a cup would be a highlight in the career of even the most experienced professional. But with his own career still in its infancy, Kevin McDonald describes his starring moment merely as “an added bonus”. The youngster


    ROBERTSON WILLIAM. 13th August In our hearts and thoughts every day. Missing you always. Love Auntie Chris, Uncle Vin, Alison and Family, Dave and Family xxxxx


    ROBERTSON william special gandson thinking of you always love gran xx


    Frank MOULDEN The family of the late Frank Moulden wish to express their sincere thanks to all relatives, friends and neighbours for their cards of condolence and donations received at this sad time. We would also like to thank the medical staff on ward


    Ann DUXBURY Treasured memories of a dearly loved wife, who passed away twelve months ago today. I know you walk beside me, And when my life is through, I pray that God will take my hand, And lead me straight to you. Love you forever, Dick.


    Gladys MITTON Treasured memories of a dear mum and grandma, died August 13, 2003. Time is swiftly passing by But love and memories never die. Love, Delma, Stuart and Mark.

  • Buses axe protest outside Blackburn Town Hall

    PROTESTERS last night demonstrated outside Blackburn Town Hall against the sweeping bus cuts in the borough. They made their stand – with regard to services 10 and 11 – before a council meeting in which the borough’s executive board passed

  • National tour for Rossendale Valley play

    FINAL preparations are underway for a touring Rossendale production which seeks to get under the skin of the valley. Rehearsals are ongoing for the summer tour of Deep Time Cabaret, by Horse and Bamboo Theatre in Waterfoot, which reflects on the history

  • Store that ‘divvied’ up to its shoppers

    HOW many people remember their mum’s old Co-op ‘divi’ number? Before the arrival of supermarkets, the family would buy their needs at the corner shop, or the local co-operative society – and receive their dividend at the end of the year. There were

  • New edition of book about Nelson Imp

    GOING down the ‘Imp’ was the Saturday night must for almost 20 years. And as the pop phenomenon gathered pace in the late fifties and sixties, all the up-and-coming stars would stop, on route to the top of the charts, at the Nelson ballroom. Over the

  • "Afternoon of Sunmmer fun" at Gawthorpe Hall

    “WEDNESDAY Afternoon Summer Fun” will be held at Gawthorpe Hall from 1pm-4pm, until August 26. Bring the kids down for a variety of summer fun activities from painting you own portrait to trails and teddy bear tales. Admission £1.50 per child

  • Rosegrove residents' warning over company phone calls

    RESIDENTS have complained regarding a company who ring up to ask about your house security. If you are phoned and asked if you have alarms fitted or are there locks on your windows and when will you be at home, please be wary of this company, the

  • Caldwell doubt for Burnley opener

    Burnley captain Steven Caldwell is a major doubt for the Premier League opener at Stoke. The central defender injured his groin during Scotland's 4-0 defeat against Norway last night. He was taken off after 47 minutes, and is struggling to make Saturday's

  • Bacup fall death man had taken drugs

    A MAJOR police investigation was prompted when a Bacup man fell down steps and suffered serious head injuries, an inquest heard. But Burnley Coroner’s Court was told that Robert Atkinson, 45, had taken a cocktail of heroin, methadone and diazepam tablets

  • Worsthorne graveyard sees improvements

    IMPROVEMENT work on the Methodist Graveyard has been completed. Over the last 18 months side stones around the graves have been removed, gravestones have been secured and the soil level has been raised and levelled to ensure easier maintenance in

  • Burnley ace Blake eager to shine on Premier League stage

    ROBBIE Blake is determined to make the most of his return to the Premier League, because he feared his chance had gone. The 33-year-old forward has had spells in the top flight with both Bradford and Birmingham City during the last decade. But he says

  • Burnley take another step towards signing Reading's Bikey

    THE Clarets are believed to have took a major step forward towards signing Reading defender Andre Bikey. The Lancashire Telegraph understands that the two clubs have agreed a fee for the 24-year-old. His last competitive game ended in drama

  • Entry call for Pendragon race

    THE organisers of this month’s Pendragon Stages have urged competitors to get their entry in – or be disappointed. Clerk-of-the-course Tim Foster, from Oswaldtwistle, reckons that the last thirty places are likely to be snapped up fast.

  • East Lancs chase Devil

    Teams Ross Butterworth/Ali Proctor and Kevin Clark/Tom Leeming are among the East Lancashire entries for this Saturday’s Devil’s Own Rally, organised by Kirkby Lonsdale Motor Club. This year’s event will start and finish in Kirkby Lonsdale, with tests

  • Burnley superfan writes book following his beloved Clarets

    HE lives 75 miles from Turf Moor, but as the most anticipated football season in decades begins there is little doubt who is Burnley FC’s most extreme supporter. Dave Burnley, 55, who changed his name by deed poll in 1976, has attended every

  • Auto ace Irvine sprints to Sisters' success

    STEPHEN Irvine slashed over three seconds off the class record when he contested the Lancashire Automobile Club sprint meeting at the Three Sisters, Wigan. The result gave Irvine, from Worsthorne, maxiumum points in the MG Luffield Speed Championship

  • Sledgehammer work pays off in Wales

    JUST getting to the finish of their first Welsh Road Rally is an achievement for most drivers. But Paul Buckel went one further when he made his debut on the Rali Gogledd, collecting a trophy for taking third place in the semi-experts class

  • Cheap deal at Clitheronian Road Rally

    The organisers of next month’s Clitheronian Road Rally are offering a discounted entry up to September 13 in a bid to encourage early applications. With backing from Hayhursts of Longridge, the CSMA North West and Clitheroe and District Motor Club are

  • Autosolo event comes to Darwen Services

    Accrington Motor Sport Club are organising an autosolo on September 6 at the M65 Blackburn with Darwen Services. “For those who haven’t entered an Autosolo before, they consist of all forwards timed tests on a hard surface,” said clerk of the

  • Burnley boy Ahmed is still Hungary for success

    BURNLEY-BORN midfielder Adnan Ahmed has joined Hungarian outfit Ferencvaros on a two-year deal. Central midfielder Ahmed, 25, saw his contract at Tranmere Rovers expire and not renewed, and was snapped up by the Budapest club a fortnight ago. He made

  • Dougherty aims to beat cut in Minnesota

    CHORLEY’S Nick Dougherty will be aiming to make the cut at the US PGA Championship for the first time when he starts this year’s event this afternoon. The Shaw Hill professional received an invitation to the final major of the year at Hazeltine in Minnesota

  • Lancashire left in a spin by Blackman

    IAN Blackman’s six wickets left Lancashire in a spin yesterday – but their LV County Championship clash with Durham remains firmly in the balance. Responding to Durham’s first innings total of 270 at Old Trafford, only V V S Laxman (87) and Mal Loye

  • Combined joy for heptathlete Markendale

    Eleanor Markendale has taken second place in the North West Combined Events Open Championship at Sport City in Manchester. The event also doubled as the British Universities Championships and the Liverpool John Moore’s University student was

  • All eyes on Berlin for World Championships

    Saturday will see the start of the IAAF World track and field Championships at Berlin, where 1800 athletes will compete in 47 competitions over nine days. The Great Britain and Northern Ireland Team was 60 strong when it was announced a fortnight

  • Moor climb is the Pendle decider

    The Tour of Pendle has suffered some pretty un-summer like weather over recent years but at least Sunday’s version will have kept the 120 starters relatively happy. That is until they had to tackle three ascents of the 1000-foot Moorcock climb through

  • 8 out of 10 teens in East Lancashire 'not belted in'

    FRESH survey results today reveal the true extent of the shockingly complacent attitudes towards seatbelts in East Lancashire. Yesterday the Lancashire Telegraph joined forces with road safety groups to launch Love Your Kids? Belt Them In! The campaign

  • Colne dad dies after plunging from window

    A DAD-of-three described as “the life and soul of the party” suffered a seizure and plunged to his death a day before his 37th birthday. Jason ‘Chinny’ Mitchell died on Tuesday morning after suffering an epileptic fit and falling from a first

  • 'A cut too far' for Blackburn hospital bus service

    BUS bosses have been widely condemned for a ‘cut too far’ after announcing they are to scrap most of the wheelchair-friendly buses to the Royal Blackburn Hospital. Instead double deckers, which are difficult to access for wheelchairs and pushchairs,