• Blackburn dog fighters jailed and banned from keeping animals

    TWO Blackburn men have been jailed and banned from keeping animals for 10 years for taking part in a dog fight. Aftab Razzaq, 25, was jailed for four months and Usman Hussain, 22, for three months after magistrates said they were satisfied they attended

  • Name hiccup for new East Lancashire development company

    BOSSES behind a company set up to handle the multimillion pound regeneration of East Lancashire have suffered a last-minute hiccup after its name was taken from under their noses. Someone has registered a company called Pennine Lancashire Development

  • Colne look to experience

    COLNE boss Nigel Coates will be hoping to add experience to his young side for the visit of Bootle with the return of Scott Gizon. The midfield man missed last weekend’s 3-0 defeat at Glossop North End but should be available tomorrow, although Sam Hayes

  • Blackburn Rovers manager's heart surgery successful

    SAM Allardyce is expected to return home tomorrow after undergoing successful heart surgery. The Rovers boss though has been advised to remain at home and rest over the next few days - with him not expected to return until next weekend's visit

  • Clitheroe test their play-off credentials

    Clitheroe put their play-off credentials on the line at home to a Bamber Bridge side also looking for a top five finish. And Pete Smith’s side will have to unlock the meanest defence in the division who have conceded just nine goals all season

  • What a reet gradely do as county celebrates Lancashire Day

    LADS and lasses across the historic county of Lancashire celebrated their roots in a series of special red rose events today. Lancashire Day is held on 27 November every year to commemorate the day in 1295 when Lancashire sent its first representatives

  • Queue of admirers lengthens for Blackburn Rovers starlet

    Bundesliga giants Hamburg are understood to have joined the growing list of admirers of Blackburn Rovers starlet Junior Hoilett as he continues to stall on signing a new deal. The 19-year-old Canadian is attracting considerable interest from

  • Nelson cocaine dealer jailed for six years

    A DRUG dealer who was caught with large quatities of cocaine in the street on two separate occasions is behind bars for six years. Sohail Ahmed, 31, of Fountain Street, Nelson, was handed the sentence at Burnley Crown Court on Wednesday.

  • Accrington Stanley to hold 10.30am pitch inspection

    UPDATED SOUTH Yorkshire referee Craig Pawson will carry out a 10.30am pitch inspection tomorrow to determine whether Accrington Stanley's FA Cup second round tie at home to Barnet can go ahead. The Reds have shelled out a significant amount

  • Burnley reaping rewards of scouting network

    BURNLEY are reaping the benefits of their scouting system, according to manager Owen Coyle, following the capture of young Irish prospect Kevin Long. The arrival of the 19-year-old Cork City defender follows hot on the heels of Republic of

  • Win Tickets to Blackburn Rovers v Chelsea

    To celebrate the upcoming Carling Cup game taking place at Ewood Park on Wednesday, December 2, we have teamed up with top brewer Carling to give away three pairs of tickets to the quarter final match between Blackburn and Chelsea. Whatever

  • Father Derek says goodbye to Rosegrove parish

    Father Derek has left St Mark’s to take up his new position as parish priest in Tamworth. He will now live nearer to his mother and will help nurse her through illness. He will be greatly missed and everyone at St Mark’s wish him well and happiness

  • Beer we go for Burnley brewery's £3.5m revamp

    CONSTRUCTION work on Moorhouse’s £3.5million state-of-the-art brewery is to start today. The new development, next to the existing site in Accrington Road, will include a larger brew house, new offices and a specialist training and visitor centre, which

  • Burnley defender Mears shows West Ham what they are missing

    TYRONE Mears returns to the scene of his top flight debut tomorrow, determined to prove his Premier League pedigree. The right back made just three league starts in his only season with West Ham in 2006/07. Half of it was spent on loan at Derby


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  • Blackburn Rovers and Burnley Premier League podcast week 14

    Friction in the podcast camp this week as the sports team discuss whether Burnley's Tyrone Mears will get an England call-up. Also up for discussion is Blackburn Manager Sam Allardyce's heart surgery and which 3 Premier League teams will be

  • Review: The Naked Office, Bravo

    WOULD you turn up for work naked? This was a strange programme in which Newcastle-based advertising company onebestway brought in business coach David Taylor to help them confront the problems that were leading to them struggling with productivity and

  • Review: Bite Me: Vietnam, National Geographic: Wild

    NO wonder the Americans struggled in Vietnam! I’ve only watched a TV programme about killer insects and diseases and I’m outta there. A flea that can cause the plague, a tapeworm cyst on some beef, blood soup and a haemoglobin sucking leech

  • Review: Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues

    When you pick up a LEGO title, you know what you’re going to get. And in this case, that’s a good thing. The blocky characters have managed to carve themselves a tidy little niche, nestling somewhere between platforming adventures, movie tie-ins

  • Bisping set for Murder fight

    MICHAEL Bisping is set to take on a legendary fighter known as 'The Axe Murderer' as the Ultimate Fighting Championships hits Sydney for the first time. Bisping will take on Wanderlei Silva at the American promotion's UFC 110 event on February 21 at

  • Chorley look for Curzon revenge

    CHORLEY play host to UniBond First Division North leaders Curzon Ashton looking to an avenge a 5-0 drubbing earlier in the season and boost their own play-off ambitions. The Magpies have won just three of their last 10 league matches but manager

  • Blackburn Rovers to open David Dunn talks

    BLACKBURN Rovers have opened contract talks with David Dunn as they bid to secure the long-term future of the Ewood Park favourite. The in-form midfielder’s current deal expires in the summer but contact has now been made between Rovers and

  • Accrington Stanley captain aims to reach his FA Cup dreams

    ANDY Procter has had no shortage of good times during his seven years with Accrington Stanley, but his dream of taking on the Premier League big boys in the FA Cup has so far eluded him. Stanley have made consistent progress through the leagues

  • Barnoldswick Town bidding for a Trophy triumph

    BARNOLDSWICK Town are chasing glory on two fronts. The Vodkat League new boys have set their sights on promotion to the Premier League and the Division One Trophy. Town travel to Eccleshall tomorrow with co-manager Ben Hall insisting both are as important

  • Burnley chairman: I'd love to buy back the Turf Moor

    BURNLEY chairman Barry Kilby has revealed he would be in favour of buying back Turf Moor if the Clarets retain their Premier League status. The ground was sold to Longside Properties in April 2006, when Kilby was the company’s majority shareholder

  • Burnley swoop for Irish teenage defender

    BURNLEY have pre-empted the January transfer window by agreeing a deal for young Irish defender Kevin Long. The Clarets fended off fierce competition from north and south of the border to settle terms with the 19-year-old Cork City stopper,

  • The Rumour Mill, November 27

    * New Portsmouth boss Avram Grant has been promised funds for players in the new year, with the club expecting its transfer ban to be lifted before the January transfer window. * Bolton manager Gary Megson insists there is no "witch-hunt" after suggesting