• FULL-TIME: Derby County 2 Blackburn Rovers 0

    BLACKBURN Rovers remain 11 points off the play-offs after Darren Bent steppped off the bench to condemn them to defeat at the iPro Stadium tonight. Bent opened the scoring five minutes after coming on and ended any hopes Rovers had of equalising

  • TEAM NEWS: Derby County v Blackburn Rovers

    BLACKBURN Rovers boss Gary Bowyer has made five changes for tonight’s Championship clash at Derby County – but they do not include top-scorers Rudy Gestede and Jordan Rhodes. Gestede and Rhodes came on in Saturday’s FA Cup 3-1 win at home to Swansea

  • Hughes helps Blackburn Salle-vage push for title

    De la Salle 5 Blackburn 27 BLACKBURN’S title bid is back on track after a hard fought bonus-point victory on the road at De la Salle. The Manchester club is always a tough place to visit but Burn went there knowing only a victory would do following

  • New Network Supporting the Lancashire Construction Sector

    East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Taylors Solicitors and Just Property & Construction have created a new networking group designed to support Construction Sector businesses across the region. The Construction Connections group

  • Riley wins first Clitheroe title but charity is big winner

    MARK Riley took the honours at the Sovereign Snooker Services 2014 Clitheroe small tables final but it was also a day when charity was the winner. After almost eight months of league and then knockout matches the final was played in front of a

  • A night to honour your Grassroots Heroes

    THE fourth annual Lancashire Telegraph Grassroots Heroes Awards will take place on Thursday evening on a night to celebrate all that is good in amateur sport. The awards, once again sponsored and supported by United Utilities, was launched four

  • Talented boxer addd another prize scalp to his collection

    JOE Crawford added to his reputation as the ‘champion slayer’ after adding the Scottish scalp to his collection. The Sandygate youngster, representing a Lancashire/Fylde Coast Select team, beat Scotland’s unbeaten schoolboy champion Matty Johnstone

  • Keeper Katie gets Blackburn Rovers calling

    GOALKEEPER Katie Maher has been snapped up by Blackburn Rovers Football Club Ladies team after starring between the sticks for club and county. The Oakhill College School Year 11 student began playing football at the age of eight-years- old when

  • Fighting talk from ace Bram

    BLESSED Trinity Roman Catholic College’s Bram Richmond wants to be a big hit in the boxing world. The Year Seven student attends Sandygate Boxing Club and has so far been limited to skills event. But the 11-year-old has high hopes he will be

  • Napthens’ Corporate team grows

    Specialist lawyer Phil Brown has joined the ranks of the Corporate Team at Napthens solicitors. Phil will advise businesses on a range of commercial contracts including software licensing agreements, outsourcing projects, international distribution

  • Anchor are bedded in at the top

    ANCHOR are the new leaders at the top of the Blackburn Combination Premier League following an emphatic victory over Islington while long -time leaders Hole I’th Wall slipped to a shock defeat against Rishon United. The new leaders hold a narrow

  • Magnificent seven for Lancashire girls

    Lancashire U16s Girls 7 Northumberland U16s 2 LANCASHIRE U16s Schoolgirls have reached the Northern Counties FA final with a victory inspired by their East Lancashire contingent. The county girls made it a magnificent seven to see off Northumberland

  • Ribble Valley firm reveals ‘unique’ technology centre

    AN INTERNATIONAL company based in Clitheroe has unveiled a new technology centre which will create at least ten jobs. The new building at Spiroflow, which is housed in Lincoln Way, was officially opened by Cllr Michael Ranson, Mayor of the Ribble

  • Council tax hike to cover gap in police budget

    LANCASHIRE’S police and crime commissioner is to propose a 1.99 per cent increase in the police precept of council tax. Clive Grunshaw said he had received ‘overwhelming support’ for the hike, which will see the average price of a Band D property

  • Mountain rescue team gutted by £15,000 store raid

    UP to £15,000 worth of damage has been caused to vital equipment used by the Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue Team. Thieves broke into a storage garage used by the team in Nelson, making off with two medical bags and pouring diesel over 20

  • Water fault

    SOME residents in Accrington were left without water on Saturday because of a fault. Engineers from United Utilities were called to the area around 4pm to fix the problem. The water was back to normal around three hours later. A spokesman

  • Chimney fire

    A CHIMNEY fire broke out at a house in Blackburn. Fire crews were called to Randal Street at 11.45pm on Friday to put out the blaze. A spokesman said when they arrived on the scene, heat could be seen from the chimney. He said: “It was

  • Rescue training

    THE Bowland and Pennine Mountain Rescue Team was out at the weekend practicing their skills. Volunteer members were at Gisburn Bike Trails on Saturday, working on medical drills. The group takes part in scenarios to make sure their response is

  • Council joins abuse battle

    RIBBLE Valley Borough Council has voted to become a White Ribbon Council. Councillors voted to support the campaign which is being championed by Lancashire County Council. It provides an opportunity to take a preventative approach to domestic

  • Parents asked to monitor games and apps their children use

    PARENTS at a Ribble Valley school have been asked to monitor the games and apps their children use. The request comes in a newsletter to parents of pupils of Longridge CE Primary School after pupils accessed an unsuitable app. MORE TOP STORIES

  • Man on bail

    ALLEM Munsif Mahmood, 22, of Garbett Street, Accrington, was remanded on bail by Blackburn magistrates after denying setting fire to a Peugeot 308 in Charter Street, Accrington, on November 29 by setting fire to a Peugeot 308 belonging to Ibrar Hussain

  • Annual meet

    THE Accrington branch of the Royal British Legion held its annual general meeting on Sunday. The AGM was held upstairs at the Stanley Club, in Stanley Street, Accrington, at 12.30pm. All members were invited to attend the meeting.

  • Robbery charge

    THREE teenagers have been appeared before Blackburn magistrates charged with robbing a 12-year-old boy of a mobile phone. Luke Dewsnap, 18, of Rothesay Road, Blackburn, and the two other youths who are aged 14 and 13, who and cannot be named for

  • Road closed for a delivery

    A ROAD is to be shut to allow a delivery to a Blackburn business. Stancliffe Road will be closed at 7am on February 3 so that modular buildings can be taken to Totally Wicked by a mobile crane. It is expected that the work will be finished

  • Skip blaze

    FIREFIGHTERS in Blackburn were called to the scene of a skip fire on Friday. Crews went to St James’ Road at 12.45pm after reports that the contents of the skip had been set alight. The firefighters tackled the blaze at the scene for 10 minutes

  • New project

    THE Blackburn and District Blind Society has embarked on a project to research the charity’s history, dating back to its establishment in 1881. Anne Cort is leading the project and discussed it at a coffee morning at Mill Hill Community Centre.

  • Council meet

    THE next meeting of Longridge Town Council will take place tomorrow. Councillors will hold the meeting in the Station Buildings in Berry Lane from 7pm. Among the items on the agenda are planning applications and the approval of accounts.

  • Chip pan warnings after Accrington blaze

    FIREFIGHTERS were called into action after a blaze started in a chip pan. They were called to Belfield Road, in Accrington, after being alerted that a smoke alarm was sounding at around 9.20pm on Friday. When they arrived, a 70-year-old man

  • Charity curry

    A CURRY night will be held next month in aid of charity. The Brierfield Mayor’s Charity Meal will take place on Friday, February 13. It will be held at Brierfield Community Centre from 7pm. For further information call 07785 514614.

  • Election fever

    FORMER Rossendale councillor Liz McInnes will face Conservative group leader Iaian Gartside when she tries to retain Heywood and Middleton constituency for Labour in the May 7 General Election. She has been selected as candidate after coming third

  • Call for cricketers

    AN APPEAL has been issued by Brooksbottom Cricket Club at Summerseat, near Ramsbottom. The club plays in the Ribblesdale League and three senior teams are seeking recruits aged 14 and over. Anyone interested can call 07891 661614.

  • Bin collection

    ROSSENDALE Council is to deploy additional resources to collect rubbish missed during the icy weather. Efforts were due to be made to recover collections missed last week in the Bacup and Whitworth areas, yesterday. Waste collections from farm

  • Number of domestic burglaries in Lancashire rises

    THE number of domestic burglaries in Lancashire has risen, according to new figures. The data, released by the Office of National Statistics, shows the number has risen over the past 12 months to 4,872 from three per 1,000 people. MORE TOP

  • Bouncing fun for everyone

    BABY Bounce sessions at Burnley Campus Library takes place every Tuesday afternoon at 2pm. The sessions give people the chance to enjoy lively sing-along songs, gentle movements and rhymes with your baby, plus meet and chat with other parents and

  • Back yard fire

    FIREFIGHTERS were called to a property in Burnley after rubbish in a back yard was set alight. Two crews arrived at Brougham Street shortly after 1pm on Sunday. Damage was sustained to the yard and also to a double-glazed window. The fire

  • Top tip cases

    BURNLEY Council successfully prosecuted 107 individuals for fly-tipping and similar waste-related crimes in 2013/2014, new government statistics show. This ranked it top of the seven East Lancashire boroughs for taking action on dumping rubbish in

  • Chance to speak

    BURNLEY Council Leader Mark Townsend will hold a ‘pop up’ surgery in Tesco’s in the town centre on Saturday from 10.30am to 12.30am. Any borough resident is invited to come and talk through issues with the Labour councillor for Brunshaw ward at this

  • Staff vs pupils for fundraiser

    ENGINEERING staff and students at Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form arranged a charity football mini-tournament aimed at raising vital funds for Help for Heroes. Four teams took part in the clash, with one of the student teams beating the staff team

  • St Mary’s College mid year Art exhibition

    St Mary’s Art and Design students are having an exhibition of work in progress, on the first floor of Blackburn Library, displaying some of the new skills and ideas that they are working on mid way through the year, and celebrate new skills by allowing

  • Garden furniture set ablaze in suspected arson

    AN arsonist is suspected of torching garden furniture inside a garage in Rishton late on Sunday evening. Crews from Accrington fire station, in Hyndburn Road, were called to the blaze in Brook Street at around 11.25pm. There they found foam-backed

  • Street lighting

    TWO lamp posts in Dent Dale, Accrington, are not working, and a resident has reported the fact to highways chiefs. The lights have not been working for around a week, a report sent to Lancashire County Council said. “The area is in darkness

  • School vacancies

    ST CHRISTOPHER’S Church of England High School, in Queen’s Road West, Accrington, are looking to recruit three new teachers. The school is hoping to hire teachers to cover geography, science, and maths. On its website, the school said: “Applications

  • School disco

    PEEL Park Primary School, in Alice Street, Accrington, is hosting a Valentine’s Day disco on Thursday, February 12. Classes One, Two, and Three will start their disco at 3pm. Classes Four to Nine will have theirs at 4pm, while Classes 10 to

  • Inn’s efforts boost charity

    FUNDRAISERS at the Thorn Inn, in St James Road, Church, have presented a magnificent cheque for £5,425 to children’s charity, When You Wish Upon A Star. Staff and patrons at the pub have raised more than £20,000 for various charities over the past

  • Police identify man found dead in alleyway

    A MAN who was found dead in a Rawtenstall street has been identified. Police said the man was Craig John Edge, 64, and from the town. He was found in an alleyway behind Barclays bank on Friday evening. MORE TOP STORIES: A file on his

  • Blackburn Hawks have another gear against Billingham Stars

    A GOOD battle with Billingham - that’s what we had at the weekend, and I’m glad to say we came out on top. The margin of victory was narrow, winning 3-2 in the end, but I wouldn’t say there was a time when we felt like we were under threat or not

  • Clitheroe can take Hart from Burscough draw

    CLITHEROE coach Jordan Allen admits he was delighted by new goalkeeper Peter Collinge as the Blues extended their unbeaten run to four games with a 1-1 draw against Burscough on Saturday. Collinge joined from Evo-Stik League Division One North

  • Lancashire offer free T20 Blast tickets for children

    LANCASHIRE will continue to offer free admission for children when their T20 Blast campaign gets underway this summer. The Red Rose lost in the final of last year’s tournament and Lightning will once again offer free admission for children under

  • Burnley youngsters eyeing FA Youth Cup quarter-final spot

    BURNLEY’S youngsters will bid for a place in the FA Youth Cup quarter-finals tonight when they face Nottingham Forest in the fifth round. The Clarets under-18s have seen off AFC Wimbledon and then Cardiff City at Turf Moor last Tuesday to reach

  • Shane Duffy: I deserved to lose my Blackburn Rovers place

    HONEST Shane Duffy says he deserved to be dropped from the Blackburn Rovers side. But the big defender is hoping to keep his place for tonight’s Championship clash at Derby County after taking his chance on his comeback. MORE TOP STORIES:

  • Robber jailed for violent £33,000 raid on post office

    A ROBBER who was part of a gang that beat up a postmistress before running off with £33,000 has been jailed. Daniel Quinn, 23, was a member of a group that struck at Rishton Post Office as Saima Iqbal was cashing up, a court heard. Police said