• Work due to begin on new home for Buckshaw surgery

    The construction of a health centre for Buckshaw is set to begin the next few weeks. Work is set to start on Buckshaw Village Surgery imminently, bringing a range of medical services to the growing community. The plans were approved

  • Chorley men face cocaine sentencing

    TWO men from the Chorley are among five individuals who will be sentenced on Friday after admitting cocaine trafficking. Mark Snape, 26, of Buchanan Street, Chorley; Paul Smith, 28, of Marine Crescent, Buckshaw Village; Phillip Elleray, 31, of Farm

  • Burnley cashier stole £1,500 from Asda tills

    A HARD-UP Asda cashier pocketed £1,500 takings because she was in debt, Burnley magistrates heard. Shirley Caton, 53, struck over about six months, dipping her hands into the till almost every week. She was caught out after suspicious bosses set

  • Pendle witch trials to celebrate 400th anniversary

    WITCHCRAFT and religion will be explored in a new course to mark the 400th anniversary of the famous Pendle witch trials. Lancashire County Council has put together the four week programme on the social history of the trials. Interest

  • Demolition starts for Padiham's new £6m Tesco store

    DEMOLITION of 24 buildings to make way for a new £6million Tesco store in Padiham has started. Eric Wright Construction has begun work on land adjacent to Wyre Street, Lune Street, and Ribble Street. Construction is due to take 36 weeks, with the

  • Nelson schoolboy’s third attack on teacher

    A SCHOOLBOY who attacked his teacher for a third time has been given a rehabilitation order after being told he was “at high risk” of more violence. Burnley Youth Court was told how the 15 year old, from Nelson, kicked the teacher as a group of adults

  • Bishop of Burnley slams assisted suicide report

    THE Bishop of Burnley has slammed a report on assisted suicide. The Rt Rev John Goddard, who is against any form of assisted dying, said the Commission on Assisted Dying’s report into public opinion on the laws surrounding the issue was biased.

  • Nelson man's cannabis farm discovered

    A 62-year-old man with a drugs record has admitted having a sophisticated cannabis farm. John Patrick Corbett, of Clover Hill Road, Nelson, pleaded guilty before Burnley magistrates to producing the drug last October. The hearing was

  • Colne engineer killed by road accident in Saudi fog

    AN OIL industry engineer and former diving instructor was killed in a road accident in Saudi Arabia when a lorry careered into his path, an inquest has heard. Steven Lonsdale, 37, from Colne, was driving to work in Jubail Industrial City in February

  • Hall keeping cool as Barlick roll on

    MANAGER Ben Hall is refusing to talk up Barnoldswick Town’s chances of promotion despite his side picking up a pair of victories over the festive period. Town, who currently sit third in the North West Counties Premier Division, picked up wins over Padiham

  • Windy weather warning issued for East Lancashire

    MOTORISTS are being urged to take care after the Highway Agency issued a warning over high winds. An ‘amber alert’ is in place for high-sided vehicles, caravans and motorbikes which are advised to take extra care when travelling to due the increased

  • Go-ahead for Rawtenstall's new £3.2m bus station

    PLANS to build a new £3.2million bus station in Rawtenstall will finally go ahead after funding has been secured. Lancashire County Council has announced it finally has the cash to invest in a new state-of-the-art bus interchange in the Valley after

  • Nobody is immune from the crooks

    IT’S sad that police are having to set up the equivalent of a Neighbourhood Watch scheme in the rural hamlets between Darwen and Bolton – but hardly surprising. It’s a long, long time since people living in the countryside have had any reason to think

  • Sport blog: Hughes will guide QPR to safety

    WHEN Neil Warnock was removed as QPR boss on Sunday, some might have regarded it as a gamble. That was until they appointed Mark Hughes. Warnock’s supporters were both numerous and vociferous when he was shown the door at Loftus Road.

  • River Ribble anglers moved over safety concerns

    FREE fishing on the banks of the River Ribble, in Clitheroe, is set to be moved to a fresh stretch amid safety concerns for young anglers. Currently, fishing enthusiasts aged eight to 18 are permitted to fish on the 167 metres between Ribblesdale

  • Darwen art gallery listed for national award

    A STUDENT-run art gallery is up for a prestigious national award. DART, in Market Street, Darwen, is one of only 26 groups in Great Britain and Ireland to be short-listed for The Epic Awards – set up by Voluntary Arts to celebrate the work of voluntary

  • Accrington student's ideas incorporated into school curriculum

    A TEENAGER’S ideas on improving his school’s curriculum have so impressed teachers they have been incorporated into every day classes. Accrington Academy principal Andrew O’Brien has congratulated Daniel Armstrong for finding ways to improve the PE

  • Blackburn Hawks Blaze a trail following Titan-ic loss

    BLACKBURN Hawks bounced back from a disappointing 11-3 defeat at Telford Titans on Saturday with a deserved 3-1 win at home to Coventry Blaze. On their return to English National Ice Hockey League action after the Christmas break, Hawks travelled to

  • Blackburn College university leavers are top earners

    GRADUATES from an East Lancs university centre are better paid than their peers at top universities including Cambridge and Durham. And at £25,0000 a year, students who gain degrees from the University Centre at Blackburn College earn the same as graduates

  • Rovers supporters plan 24 hour protest

    A SECTION of Blackburn Rovers fans will stage a 24 hour protest against owners Venky's. This will be the second non match day protest, following one at Brockhall last month, and will start at Ewood Park on Friday. Fans will then stage

  • Accrington man jailed after 'popping' eye of friend

    A MAN who “popped” the eye of a close friend with a wheel brace during a fight, has been jailed for 10 years. Mohammed Jangeer, 39, attacked Mohammed Rizak, on April 26, 2011, in Longton Street, Blackburn, following a drink and drug-fuelled

  • Blackburn Cathedral collection box raider tackled by verger

    A VERGER chased a homeless drug addict who smashed open a collection box at Blackburn Cathedral and stole its contents. Alex Barnes ran into the town centre to catch 31-year-old Mark Milner and grabbed him – but he was threatened with a needle.

  • £2.4million housing development plans for Briercliffe

    A HUGE housing development is planned for Briercliffe to fund the refurbishment of an historic manor house. Between 100 and 120 homes could be built on Bend Hill and profits will help pay for the £2million transformation of the derelict 16th Extwistle

  • National group supports Baxenden allotment holders

    A NATIONAL group has taken up the cudgels for allotment holders in Hyndburn who are being hit with a hike in their rent. The National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners, which has more than 120,000 members, has written to council bosses

  • Stockley tipped for bright future

    TEENAGER Jayden Stockley has been tipped to push for a place in the Bournemouth team after being recalled from his loan spell at Accrington Stanley. Stanley had been keen to extend Stockley’s temporary stay at the Crown Ground after the striker scored

  • Burnley close in on Mee, but Vokes may leave

    BURNLEY are optimistic of concluding a deal for Ben Mee within the next couple of days – but Wolves have hinted that Sam Vokes’ loan stay at Turf Moor may not be extended. The Clarets converted Kieran Trippier’s loan from Manchester City into

  • East Lancashire duo behind £1million property fraud

    A STRING of false promises were offered by a trio behind an East Lancashire property scam with a turnover of more than £1million. Investors were told that former mental health patients and prison inmates were ready-made tenants for more than

  • Never a gamble over insurance

    Having gambled and lost that nothing will happen to whatever is insured, the insurance companies have been hit hard by gale-force wind damage – buildings damaged, trees falling on cars and buildings. However, insurances companies can’t really lose

  • A sign of the times for anglers

    The River Ribble is quite rightly extremely popular with anglers who travel from far and wide to fish its waters. But there are not many places where youngsters can try their hand without having special permits or membership of a specialist club.

  • Challenges await trust fundraisers

    The Children’s Trust is a national charity which provides care, education and therapy for children with multiple disabilities, and rehabilitation to children with an acquired brain injury. There are lots of ways in which you can play a part in making

  • Darwen Tower’s dome should be replaced on Friday

    DARWEN Tower’s dome should be replaced on Friday. The new dome, built by apprentice engineers at Darwen metal fabricators WEC, has been ready to be put in place for several weeks. The previous dome was blown off during high winds in

  • Maddi’s family give thanks

    THANK you, Lancashire Telegraph, for the wonderful coverage of Madison Allan’s funeral (if such a thing can be wonderful). I would also like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you did in highlighting Madison’s fundraising.

  • Motorway smash causes delays near Blackburn

    A TWO-car smash caused delays on the westbound M65 near Blackburn this morning. Police said the accident, between junctions three and four, saw queues stretch back for two miles to junction five at Guide. Officers said no injuries were suffered in the

  • Major work to enhance Blackburn town centre streets underway

    THE latest phase of work to enhance Blackburn town centre will see new trees, street furniture and lighting installed in the main shopping area. The majority of the work, which is set to begin on Monday, will take place in King William Street

  • Burnley send duo out on loan

    BURNLEY have allowed two more young players to move out on loan with Alex-Ray Harvey and Joe Jackson both joining Barrow AFC. The pair will link up with the Blue Square Bet Premier side on a month’s loan and, subject to the completion of the relevant

  • Thomas Holden

    THOMAS HOLDEN On December 16, 2011, Thomas, aged 77 years. Cremation will take place at Pleasington Crematorium on Friday, January 13 2012 at 9.00am. Further enquiries to Blackburn Funeral Services. 01254 260005


    BETTY LONSDALE (nee Calvert) On Saturday, January 7, 2012, peacefully in hospital, Betty, aged 73 years. The dearly loved wife of the late Richard, much loved mother of Christine, Andrew, Sandra, Brian and Susan, a dear mother in law, a special nanna

  • jean fairhurst

    JEAN FAIRHURST (nee Lancaster) Peacefully on Thursday, January 5, 2012, at Old Gates Nursing Home, Blackburn, Jean aged 75 years. The beloved wife of Eric, mother of Howard, mother in law of Jane, grandma of Alasdair and Kirsty, cherished sister of

  • mary eastwood

    MARY DOROTHY (BABS) EASTWOOD (nee Sidebottom) Peacefully on Thursday, January 5, 2012, at Magdalene House, formerly of Buncer Lane, Blackburn, Mary aged 98 years. The beloved wife of the late Harry, a much loved mother of John and Carole, a cherished

  • frederick pickering

    FREDERICK HENRY (FRED) PICKERING On Sunday, January 8, 2012, in Royal Blackburn Hospital with his family by his side, Fred aged 74 years of Clayton Le Dale. The dearly loved husband of Glenis, loved father of Julie and David, father in law of Philip

  • geoffrey marsden

    GEOFFREY DODDS MARSDEN The friends of the late Geoffrey Marsden wish to express their sincere thanks to all friends, neighbours and ex colleagues for cards of condolence, kind expressions of sympathy and donations received at this sad time. Also, special


    THOMAS CLARKSON Passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 8, 2012, aged 91. Dearly loved father of Maureen and Barbara, grandad and proud great grandad. Funeral service at 10.00 am on Saturday, January 14 at Woodlands United Reformed Church followed


    LEONARD KING The family of the late Leonard King would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their cards of condolence, messages of sympathy, floral tributes and donations to the Hospice. Thanking staff at the Royal Blackburn Hospital

  • Graham Hanson

    GRAHAM HANSON To The World One, To Me The World. The wife of the late Graham Hanson wishes to express her sincere thanks to all relatives, friends and neighbours for their cards of condolence and donations to the North West Air Ambulance received

  • maureen parker

    MAUREEN PARKER 11th January Remembering a much loved Wife and Mum on your 70th birthday. We love and miss you every day and wish we could celebrate your special day with you, from Joe Gillian Graham Ellie and Jack xx


    BRENDA NIGHTINGALE To our precious mum and nana on her birthday. Happy 70th birthday Wishing you were here, on this special day, Miss you more than words can say. All our love always and forever. Julie, Mick, Jonathan, Lucy, Lesley, John, Linda, Lee

  • lisa barton

    LISA MARIE BARTON Peacefully on Friday December 30, 2011, at East Lancashire Hospice, Lisa aged 39 years.The beloved daughter of Glynis Alberts, loving mum of Liam and Bobby, a much loved sister of Kirsty and Stacey, and also a dear grandaughter of

  • alison tupper

    ALISON CLARE TUPPER Chelsea and family wish to express their sincere thanks to all relatives, friends, neighbours and colleagues past and present for cards of condolence, kind expressions of sympathy and donations received during their time of sorrow


    ADA LAWRENSON On January 7, 2012 in Ashdale Care Home, Mansfield and formerly of Darwen, Ada aged 84 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Bert also a much loved mum, nana, Babcha and friend to many. Ada will be sadly missed. R.I.P. Reception

  • mary maher

    MARY JOSEPHINE MAHER (JOSIE) The family of the late Josie Maher wish to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy, cards of condolence and donations to Cancer Research and MacMillan Cancer Support received

  • david fulton

    DAVID JOHN FULTON On Thursday, January 5, 2012, suddenly but peacefully in hospital with his family beside him, David the dearly loved son of Bob and Jean, much loved brother of Yvonne, Gary, Lesley, Steve, Elizabeth and Lynn, brother in law of Ronnie

  • Edna Comberbach

    EDNA SYLVIA COMBERBACH Peacefully on January 8, 2012 at her home in Whalley, Edna, aged 82 years. The dearly loved wife of the late Bob, much loved mum of Jennifer and Glynis, loving mother in law of Mick and Ted, also a dearest grandma and great grandma


    PETER GRAHAM MORGAN On Saturday, January 7, 2012, peacefully in hospital following a short illness and surrounded by his loving family, Peter aged 67 years.The beloved husband and best friend of Karina, much loved dad of Les, Steven and Neil and a loving