• Blackburn Rovers close in on Argentina striker Pavone

    BLACKBURN Rovers are closing in on former Argentine international Hugo Mariano Pavone as they look to boost their fire power options ahead of the new Premier League season. The 29-year-old ex Real Betis striker has held negotiations about a

  • FULL-TIME: Bury 0 Burnley 3

    HE had waited more than four months just to get back on the pitch, but Charlie Austin’s first Burnley goal arrived only seven minutes into his comeback from injury. It seems quite some time ago now that the Clarets snapped up Austin for £1.2m

  • Former Rossendale councillor dies

    A WELL-RESPECTED former councillor from Helmshore has received tributes from across the political spectrum after she lost her battle with cancer. Anne Goldsworthy, who represented the village for the Conservatives on Rossendale Council for

  • End of era as Darwen pub goes up for sale

    A POPULAR Darwen pub has gone up for sale. The closure of the Britannia Inn, Bolton Road, has been described as ‘the end of an era’. Now Thwaites has put the pub on the market for £160,000 after deciding it was ‘no longer viable in our

  • Review: Budweiser — Budvar Dark

    As much as I enjoy an excellent pale ale, I cannot help but head back for the dark stuff. While the Original pilsner version of Budvar is probably the best known, fans of darker ales are missing a treat if they have never let its cousin, Budvar

  • Review: Crop Circle and Summer Lightning, Hop Back Brewery

    Hop Back Brewery’s Crop Circle (4.2 per cent abv) and Summer Lightning (5 per cent abv). Both about £2.20 a pint in pubs or £1.90 per bottle in major supermarkets and specialist beer sellers. A couple of ales from the Wiltshire-based Hop Back

  • Blackburn Rovers blog: Striker has to be Rovers' priority

    WITH Roger Johnson looking set to complete a £7million move to Wolves last night you could understand a lot of Rovers fans wondering whether this was another player they have missed out on. As news of the move filtered through the media, many

  • Review: Man Lee Chinese, Darwen

    Lancashire Telegraph review by Simone Yates from July 9 2011 Man Lee, Railway Road, Darwen, 01254 705056 Man Lee Chinese is a popular restaurant, but this week after picking my friend from the near-by train station, we decided to take

  • Chorley dog walker, 46, beaten in 'unprovoked' attack

    A woman was “brutally beaten” with a stick in an unprovoked attack in Chorley. The 46-year-old was walking her three Staffordshire terrier dogs close to the M61 motorway underpass on Bagganley Lane at around 7.45pm on Sunday when the attack

  • Review: Chateau de Fontlade Aurelia Prima 2010

    Chateau de Fontlade Aurelia Prima 2010 £7.79, Waitrose. Here's a much paler, salmon-coloured rose from the heart of France's main pink wine area, Provence. Grenache is again one of the grapes but the other is Syrah or Shiraz giving it some subtle

  • Review: Faustino V11 Rioja Rosado 2010

    A suitably summery, deep reddish-pink Spanish Rioja. The label will be familiar to any red Rioja drinkers with its portrait of a bearded nobleman. The grapes are Grenache and the region's own Tempranillo. The flavours are strong

  • Ten years of Blackburn with Darwen's Capita deal

    BLACKBURN with Darwen Borough Council's partnership with outsourcing company Capita has hit the ten-year mark. The council signed a 15-year deal worth £210million in July 2001 with Capita, which employs over 1000 people at offices in Blackburn

  • Body in Mersey could be Blackburn man missing since 1996

    A mystery body pulled out of the River Mersey 15 years ago could be the remains of a Blackburn man who went missing in June 1996. Top judges today opened the way for a Coroner to decide whether the body is that of David George Adams.

  • East Lancashire keep fit incentive is unveiled

    PEOPLE in East Lancashire are being given an incentive to get fit with the launch of a new scheme. The Active Network offers will see everyone who signs up for membership at St Peter’s Centre, Burnley, or Padiham Leisure Centre allowed access to 17

  • East Lancashire training provider gets Beacon status

    AN East Lancashire based training provider has been awarded Beacon status which recognises its outstanding teaching and learning. Blackburn and Nelson based Training 2000 is now the ninth work-based learning provider in the North West to gain the prestigious

  • Hessey: I have faith in Accrington Stanley management

    SEAN Hessey has insisted that he has faith in boss John Coleman to rebuild Accrington Stanley’s squad after joining Peter Murphy by signing a new deal yesterday. Only Hessey, Andy Procter, Luke Joyce, Dean Winnard and Ian Craney remain at the

  • Bumble on board to boost Accrington brand

    ACCRINGTON legend David Lloyd is back where his cricketing life started – and says his new role as president of his hometown cricket club is one that he will savour. The 64-year-old has filled the breach at Thorneyholme Road left when Peter Barratt died

  • Burnley closing in on first signing

    BURNLEY are hoping to complete their first summer signing in the next few days. Although the deal is yet to be finalised at this stage, the Clarets are hopeful they will soon add to their ranks. The club, however, have played down links with

  • Warning sign on Blackburn canal ‘dangerous’

    A ‘DANGEROUS’ warning sign on a canal towpath could lead to a fatal accident, according to a pub landlord. David Wilson, who runs an eatery in Eanam Wharf, Blackburn, claims that walkers and cyclists are having to swerve to miss a ‘hazardous’ sign on

  • Morris joins Lowe in England under 20 squad

    JOSH Morris has joined his Blackburn Rovers team mate Jason Lowe in the England squad for the FIFA under 20 World Cup. Morris, a left sided player, was initially on standby but has now been called up for tournament in Colombia. After a training camp

  • Vandalism at Accrington charity shop

    VANDALS have been targeting Hyndburn Stray Dogs In Need’s charity shop in Accrington. The charity said its waste bins have been moved or stolen ahead of collection, with rubbish emptied out on to the ground during the latest incident last Tuesday night

  • Human life is a gift from God

    Thank you Kevin Logan (LT, July 9) for putting into words my feelings regarding the IVF lottery far better than I ever could. How very cheaply the human race seems to value human life. All life is a great gift from God and a prize beyond value

  • Thanks for help after my tumble

    ON July 2, I fell getting on a bus in Darwen town centre. I am a pensioner and would like to thank the people who came to my aid. There were two ladies and a gentleman who works for Twenty One in Darwen. One lady said she was a nurse and was

  • Schools: Don’t force the issue

    How can St Wilfrids be damaging community cohesion in Blackburn? I lived most of my life in Blackburn and saw first hand the intergration of two cultures in education. The vast majority of the Asian and white communities don’t want cohesion in

  • The causes of social division

    For a country to have a multitude of cultures can only promote division and separate religious education is likely to entrench this (‘Christian academy creates division’, LT July 9). Ideally religion should be within the private sphere and schools

  • East Lancashire couple walk free after pub fracas

    A COUPLE involved in a pub rumpus which left the landlord injured have both kept their freedom. Burnley Crown Court heard how drunken Joseph Conroy, 32, had got in a row with the victim, who was the licensee at the Britannia Inn in Accrington, last

  • Scandal of our obese children

    THE statistics on the numbers of obese children in East Lancashire are shocking. One in 10 youngsters are already clinically obese when they start primary school. By the time they go onto secondary school this has doubled to one in five. Despite

  • Blackburn girl's Guide Dog charity trek

    FIVE-year-old Rebecca Hugill braved the rain to walk a whopping eight miles to raise charity cash. Rebecca, of Preston Old Road, Blackburn, took on the challenge at Rivington Pike for the charity Guide Dogs for the Blind. Wearing a T-shirt emblazoned

  • Complaints about smoke from Darwen garden fire

    FIREFIGHTERS were called to a Darwen home around 6am on Sunday after neighbours complained about a man burning rubbish in his garden. Officers attended the house in Hindle Street to ask the man to put out the fire. Don Brady, acting crew manager, said

  • East Lancashire schools get cash for urgent repairs

    SEVERAL schools in East Lancashire which missed out on major government redevelopment funding are now in line for cash to fund urgent repairs. Headteachers and governors were disappointed last year when the next phase of the Building Schools for the

  • Lancashire's cancer deaths shame

    LANCASHIRE lung cancer patients have the third worst survival rate in the country, it has been revealed. The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation said it was time to end the ‘postcode lottery’. It released the figures which are based on

  • Austin set for return in Burnley's friendly at Bury tonight

    BURNLEY boss Eddie Howe has confirmed that Charlie Austin is scheduled to make his first appearance in five months in tonight’s pre-season friendly at Bury. Austin was Howe’s first signing when he joined the Clarets for £1.2m from Swindon in

  • Lancashire brides 'increasingly turning to plastic surgery'

    WOMEN who marry later in life are increasingly turning to cosmetic surgery to look their best on the big day, according to a Lancashire plastic surgery specialist. Peter Paterson, surgical director of Sandon House Clinic said quick, lower cost procedures

  • Wanted Blackburn man returned to prison

    A WANTED man released on early licence has been sent back to prison. Ryan Ainsworth, 24, from Blackburn, had been on the run after being let out early from a three-year sentence for wounding. On July 7, he was arrested at an address in Hollin Bridge

  • Bacup teenager reaches World Sheep Dog Trials final

    THE youngest sheep dog trialler to compete in a world championship is all set for her second crack at winning the event this year. Nineteen-year-old Chloe Cropper, of Clough Head Farm, Bacup, has qualified for the fourth World Sheep Dog Trials

  • Parents protest at 'failing' Earby school

    PARENTS are calling for action at a primary school which has been in special measures for more than a year. This morning they staged a protest outside Earby Springfield Primary School to make headteacher Dawn Liversidge aware of their concerns

  • Burnley FC director loses Appeal Court battle

    BURNLEY FC director Brendan Flood lost a battle at London’s Court of Appeal to protect himself against the escalating costs of his multi-million pound legal clash with a financial backer of his collapsed property business. Flood and his former business

  • Don't leave Grass Roots Heroes nominations to others

    STEVE Lee knows all about honouring the heroes of local amateur sport having spent years organising the Blackburn and District Sports Council annual awards. And his one tip to anyone considering making a nomination is ‘Don’t leave it to someone else

  • Wolverines celebrate landmark

    LANCASHIRE Wolvereines American Football Club will be holding a special anniversary day to mark its 15th season. The special event will be held at Blackburn Rugby Club – where the Wolverines play and train – on Sunday, July 31. The day coincides with

  • We must accept some responsibility

    JUST who can we trust? I’m hoping we can trust politicians, police, journalists and banks, and that the recent revelations and disclosures about phone tapping by the News of the World are not the tip of the iceberg, but the sad misdemeanours of

  • Loyal servants get their just rewards

    TWO members of a junior football league have been honoured for their services to sport – dedicating a combined total of more than 80 years to the game they love. Steve Lee and David Westwell have served the Accrington and District Junior Football

  • It's Magic for Beth and Pony pals

    MEMBERS of Blackburn Pony Club had a Magic weekend at a recent eventing competition. The Pony Club Area Four event was held at Funkirk Farm, Skipton and the Blackburn riders certainly had some fun. Beth Lord, riding Practical Magic won

  • Bel chime once more

    THE Accrington and District Primary Schools Cup is one of the oldest of its kind still played for but you could be forgiven for thinking it was the private property of Belthorn Primary School. The cup, which dates back to 1906, was resurrected

  • Benjani out to prove his point at Blackburn Rovers

    BENJANI is determined to prove he can still make a Premier League impact – and insists a full pre-season is the key to making the most of his Ewood Park lifeline. The former Zimbabwe international told the Lancashire Telegraph last night a

  • Shoe firm Wynsors to open new store in Burnley

    A MAJOR discount shoe chain is about to set up shop and give a much-needed shot in the arm for Burnley town centre. Bacup-based Wynsors has earmarked the former Carpetright store in Adlington Street, off Church Street, for its latest branch

  • The 'Bs' are the best as Saints get in to Carnival mood

    GIRLS at Oswaldtwistle St Marys had to temporarily put their friendships to one side as both teams reached the final of the Accrington Carnival girls football tournament. In what turned out to be a keenly contested match between the club’s

  • Pendle Ski Club extension plans go for take-off

    A MASSIVE expansion is on the cards for one of East Lancashire's most popular tourist attractions. Bosses hope skiers will be queuing up to use the facilities at Pendle Ski Club as plans for a major extension were unveiled. The club,