• Clarets' double injury blow as reserves win

    BURNLEY RES 2 Thompson 23, 82 HULL CITY RES 1 Hughes 76 THERE were mixed fortunes for Burnley as the reserves recorded back-to-back league wins tonight. Captain Steven Caldwell stepped up his comeback from a pre-season groin strain by completing

  • East Lancashire snubbed over £2m highways improvements

    EAST Lancashire’s roads are being snubbed by a £2million highways improvement drive, it can been revealed. Just 15 per cent of schemes promised by the new Conservative leadership will improve roads and pavements in the east of the county – which accounts

  • East Lancashire emergency care 'making progress’

    A HEALTH watchdog has said progress is being made to improve emergency care in East Lancashire. But the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has highlighted nine areas of concern in the area’s hospitals where more work is needed. Yesterday members of the East

  • Hapton driver jailed after Pendle death crash

    A NEW driver who killed a father of four after smashing into him as he tried to overtake on a notorious country road has been jailed. Aidan Nightingale, 23, at the wheel of his Renault Clio, hit Jonathan Salter's Land Rover, which was pulling a trailer

  • Former judge admits Chorley drink drive charge

    A former judge has pleaded guilty to drink-driving during appearance at Chorley Magistrates' Court. Bruce Macmillan committed the offence while a sitting judge at Liverpool Crown Court. Prosecutor Adrian Hollanby said that, when police

  • Pendle students’ hunger to be top chefs

    NELSON and Colne College has seen a dramatic rise in students signing up for catering and hospitality courses since its new facilities opened. Its kitchens have already produced chefs who have been taken under the wings of critically acclaimed chefs

  • Protests over Rossendale tents site plan

    BATTLE lines have been drawn between countryside lovers and a farm over a proposed haven for extreme sports enthusiasts. Proposals have been submitted to Rossendale Council by Gary Davis to install five tents on land at Scar End Farm, off Burnley Road

  • Blackburn Rovers and Burnley fans close to fever pitch

    THE most eagerly anticipated East Lancashire derby in decades is less than three weeks away. Blackburn Rovers take on Burnley at Ewood on October 18 in the first top-flight clash between the two clubs since 1966. And already the excitement is building

  • Darwen playground idea invites yobs back

    With reference to the proposed playground at the rear of Haldane Road, Darwen, I feel I must put my objection in writing. I moved to this area six years ago and gradually had to endure my life being disrupted by yobs and their loutish behaviour. They

  • Wanted: Lancs sausage recipe

    Having moved from England to Sydney, Australia, me and my family have found it impossible to find a Lancashire sausage anywhere. Shocking isn’t it? I have discussed the matter with several quality butchers in Sydney who are all happy to make us the sausages

  • Hull City chairman: Brown talk is just ‘mischief’

    HULL City chairman Paul Duffen has dismissed speculation surrounding the future of manager Phil Brown as ‘mischief making’. Hull’s poor start to the season, and wretched 2009 overall – they have won just two and lost 17 of 24 league games since the turn

  • Pendle MP: Colne health centre delays ‘not on’

    DELAYS in building the proposed £10million health centre in Colne have been described as “unacceptable” by Pendle MP Gordon Prentice. He delivered the message to NHS East Lancashire Trust bosses when he met them at their Regent Street offices in Nelson

  • Barnoldswick events firm shows champion touch

    A PENDLE firm which organised the largest bike ride in Scotland is celebrating after scooping two awards. Barnoldswick-based Pennine Events won the Event Management award and Best Leisure Sporting Event of the Year at the Scottish Event Awards. The

  • Oswaldtwistle actors scoops major award

    ACTORS at Oswaldtwistle Players are celebrating after scooping the much-coveted award for best play at the prestigious National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) ceremony. Their winning production, Mary Barton, was chosen from more than 300 plays

  • Blackburn Rovers back safety project

    A GROUNDBREAKING campaign to ‘Make Blackburn Safer’ has received backing from the Blackburn Rovers’ Community Trust. The voluntary group set up by local DJ Kirk Bullen continues to spread its message across the town and is set to work with the trust

  • Blackburn MP: Gordon Brown’s ‘just like Sam Allardyce'

    BLACKBURN MP Jack Straw has compared Gordon Brown to Rovers boss Sam Allardyce. Justice Secretary Mr Straw said the beleaguered Prime Minister and Allardyce, who led his team to a 2-1 victory over Aston Villa on Saturday, both showed “good leadership

  • Two Preston men arrested over stolen lead in Ribchester

    TWO men have been arrested on suspicion of stealing lead from the roof of the De Tabley Arms in Ribchester. The police helicopter was called and dogs searched the area on Sunday morning after reports of men on the roof of the inn in Ribchester Road.

  • Those in power are out of touch with real life

    THEY used to say ‘Government by the people, for the people’. But what we seem to have ended up with is ‘Government by the Government for the Government.’ What the people want doesn’t seem to matter — and who is it that is paying for all this Government

  • Six-month-old Blackburn girl is a billboard pin-up

    A BLACKBURN baby will get a taste of fame after becoming a billboard star. Six-month-old Isabelle Egan, pictured with her mum Sarah, is one of 10 babies from the county picked in a public vote and will appear together on billboards across the county

  • Alan Bennett sends good luck message to Nelson theatre

    THE first-ever stage production at a new arts centre has been endorsed by literary legend Alan Bennett. Actors from Pendle Borderline Theatre will be bringing Bennett’s classic Talking Heads to the ACE Centre, in Cross Street, Nelson, next month. And

  • Burnley defender in Cameroon squad

    BURNLEY centre-half Andre Bikey has been called up by Cameroon for two international matches next month. The Indomitable Lions face Togo in a World Cup qualifier in Yaounde on October 10, before they take on Angola in a friendly in Portugal on October


    Pamela Christine BROWN Michael and Emma would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their cards, letters, kind expressions of sympathy and donations received during their time of sorrow. Also special thanks to doctors, nurses and staff


    Margaret (Peg) LANGTREE The family of the late Margaret Langtree wish to express their sincere thanks to all relatives, friends and neighbours for cards of condolence, kind expressions of sympathy and donations to Macmillan Cancer support received during

  • Bullard back soon for Hull City

    Hull City midfielder Jimmy Bullard has been pencilled in to make his long-awaited return from injury next week. Bullard has played just 37 minutes for the Tigers since signing in January due to a knee injury. The 30-year-old is back in full training

  • Manchester United Rui claim

    Rui Patricio’s agent claims Manchester United have been watching the Sporting Lisbon goalkeeper for the past couple of seasons. The 21-year-old is highly rated and has reportedly been a target for United from the time Carlos Queiroz was Sir Alex Ferguson

  • Joyce Margaret MARTIN-CLOUGH

    Joyce Margaret MARTIN-CLOUGH Joyce's family would like to thank all family and friends for their cards of condolence and floral tributes. Thanks to the staff of I.C.U. and ward C18 at the Royal Blackburn Hospital (Joyce's Angels) and Doctors Rautray


    Thirza AINSWORTH J.P. Peter and family would like to thank everyone for their cards, condolences and donations to North West Air Ambulance. A special thank you to Canon John Hartley, all those who attended the funeral and to H and G Wilde for dignified


    John Robert WHITWELL The family of the late John Robert Whitwell wish to express their sincere thanks to all relatives, friends and neighbours for the cards of condolence, expressions of sympathy and donations made for the British Heart Foundation. Thanking


    Rosa BARNOWSKA (nee Licata) On Sunday, September 27, 2009, Fortified by the Rites of Holy Mother Church, Rosa aged 82 years. Much loved by all her family and good friend to many. Requiem Mass will be held at 2.00 p.m. on Monday, October 5, at St. Michael

  • Mac says ‘no’ to Portsmouth

    Portsmouth have failed to agree a deal for Gary McAllister to join them as assistant manager. The former Scotland midfielder held talks over the position yesterday but no agreement was reached with the Fratton Park club.

  • Lorry overturns in Nelson

    AN ARTICULATED lorry overturned in a busy Nelson Road caused disruption to morning traffic this morning. Police said the vehicle turned onto its side in Reedyford Road, close to Barrowford Forge, just before 7.30am. The road was blocked and commuters

  • Sorrow at demise of landmark Burnley venue

    A SENIOR councillor has expressed her sorrow at the apparent demise of one of Burnley’s landmark venues. The Talbot Hotel, at the corner of Church Street and Ormerod Road, has been mothballed after a troubled 2009. Previously it had closed temporarily

  • Former Ramsbottom registrar dies, aged 90

    A REGISTRAR and former librarian who lived in Ramsbottom for 90 years has died. Mona Hall was known by many in the town where she worked as a registrar of births, deaths and marriages. Born in 1919, she attended Haslingden Grammar School after becoming

  • Speeders get hump on busy Pendle road

    TRAFFIC calming measures have been installed on a busy main road in a bid to foil speeding drivers. Speed ramps have been put on Barrowford Road, which links Vivary Way in Colne, to Gisburn Road in Barrowford. Traffic on the road is expected to increase

  • Burnley Council draws up new banks list

    A LIST of banks and building societies which Burnley council will invest in following the loss of a £1million deposit in Iceland has been dramatically slimmed down. Town hall finance bosses have hired specialist consultants to examine their investment

  • Girls flashed at in Nelson

    A flasher is being hunted in Nelson after two girls were stopped in the street. Police said the two 12-year-old victims were walking to school along Beaufort Street, between 7.45am and 8am on Monday, when the man struck. The pair heard a man whistling

  • Blackburn mental health patient hanged himself on ward

    A 56-year-old patient on a mental health ward at Royal Blackburn Hospital hanged himself at a time when staff thought he was getting better. An inquest heard that in the two weeks prior to his death David Bennett, a voluntary patient, had made

  • Accrington Stanley boss relieved at fightback

    RELIEVED Accrington Stanley manager John Coleman praised his side’s fighting spirit after they twice came from behind to earn a point at Port Vale last night. Phil Edwards scored from the spot and Andy Procter hit a last-gasp equaliser after Tommy

  • Surge in profits at Burnley-based retailer

    AN EAST Lancashire-based business has reported a surge in profits. The Original Factory Shop, based in Burnley, said its profits had last year shot up by 36 per cent, with turnover up 35 per cent for the 13 weeks to the end of August. The firm, headed

  • Let’s hope the ‘lull’ passes

    ACCRINGTON Stanley chiefs are remaining positive in their bid to raise £308,000 to pay off the club’s tax bill. At the half-way point of the Save Our Stanley campaign, backed by the Lancashire Telegraph, the club and supporters have raised £90,000 of

  • Listed buildings will lead revamp of Accrington area

    A CONSERVATION area could be revamped as owners of listed buildings are told to make urgent repairs. Two listed buildings which are on Accrington’s Cannon Street have been served with council notices requiring landowners to start making improvements

  • Loye leaves Lancashire to re-join former club

    VETERAN batsman Mal Loye has quit Lancashire to re-join former club Northamptonshire. Since arriving at Old Trafford in 2003, 37-year-old Loye scored 10,603 runs in all competitions and was awarded a benefit season last year. "Contractual discussions

  • Red Rose awards for Chilton and Smith

    MARK Chilton has been named as Lancashire's player of the season for 2009 after a strong season with the bat. During the 2009 domestic season, Chilton played in all but one match for Lancashire and captained the one-day side when Glen Chapple

  • Allardyce: I won't destroy my new signings at Blackburn Rovers

    SAM Allardyce will not be asking too much too soon from Blackburn Rovers’ summer imports as he looks to avoid turning them into the latest Premier League flops. Nikola Kalinic, Michel Salgado, Steven Nzonzi and Elrio van Heerden have all arrived at Ewood

  • O'Neill: I'm the best man to lead Accrington Stanley

    ACCRINGTON Stanley joint chairman Dave O’Neill still believes he is the right man to guide the club out of their financial crisis – but he says now may be the time to talk with Ilyas Khan and the Supporters’ Fund. On the proviso that the club issue new

  • Davies hat-trick is a real tonic for Hawks

    AARON Davies secured Blackburn Hawks’ first victory of the season with a superb hat-trick in Sunday’s rematch against Trafford Metros. After suffering a fourth straight league defeat away to the Manchester side on Saturday, Hawks reversed the

  • Lancashire award for Darwen all-rounder

    DARWEN CC teenager Alex Davies received the “Cedric Rhoades Player of the Season” Award for 2009 at the Lancashire Cricket Board (LCB) Development of Excellence presentation evening. All-rounder Davies, 15, a student at Blackburn’s Queen Elizabeth

  • Freeview big retune day here

    North West TV viewers are being reminded to retune their Freeview digital boxes today to keep receiving all the available channels. The major retune is mainly being carried out to increase the number of homes which will be able to receive channel Five

  • Captain Caldwell set for Burnley return

    STEVEN Caldwell will hope to give Clarets boss Owen Coyle a major defensive boost by coming through tonight’s reserve clash against Hull City. The Clarets skipper has not appeared in Burnley’s debut Premier League campaign after sustaining a groin injury

  • East Lancashire MP hits out at TV scheduling clash

    DARWEN and Rossendale MP Janet Anderson has branded BBC bosses “spiteful” for scheduling this year’s Strictly Come Dancing at the same time X Factor airs on ITV. Mrs Anderson, a member of the culture, media and sport committee said: “This particular