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Published: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:26:43 +0000

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YOUR LETTERS - May 8, 2017

Tue, 09 May 2017 09:26:38 +0100

Tea party plea for funds help

YOUR LETTERS: May 4, 2017

Tue, 09 May 2017 09:22:33 +0100

Private schools a vital cog

YOUR LETTERS: May 3, 2017

Tue, 09 May 2017 09:17:44 +0100

Let’s have a referendum on death penalty


Tue, 09 May 2017 09:10:48 +0100

A sneeze or sniffle has a way of creeping up on you, especially when you least expect it. Hay fever seems to affect many of us.

YOUR LETTERS: May 1, 2017

Tue, 09 May 2017 09:04:44 +0100

He’s kidding with goat name

YOUR LETTERS - April 11, 2017

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 15:06:48 +0100

Time for a treat with big bake

YOUR LETTERS: April 10, 2017

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 15:00:15 +0100

Cut speed . . . and pollution

YOUR LETTERS: March 24, 2017

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:04:33 +0000

Issues that need tackling

YOUR LETTERS: March 23, 2017

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:00:31 +0000

We could still be in bother

YOUR LETTERS: March 22, 2017

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:24:35 +0000

Politicians not really experts

YOUR LETTERS: March 21, 2017

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:04:36 +0000

Great work from the hospital

YOUR LETTERS: March 20, 2017

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:41:30 +0000

Our thanks for £2m raised

YOUR LETTERS: March 16, 2017

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 11:12:23 +0000

YOUR LETTERS: March 17, 2017

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000

Tory rules cause road gridlock

YOUR LETTERS: March 15, 2017

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:27:30 +0000

Make informed choice on drug

YOUR LETTERS - March 14, 2017

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:10:43 +0000

Our mission on accessibility

YOUR LETTERS: March 13, 2017

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:47:15 +0000

NHS is worth caring for

YOUR LETTERS: March 6, 2017

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 11:49:37 +0000

Speak out if you’re a victim

YOUR LETTERS: March 4, 2017

Sat, 04 Mar 2017 06:06:00 +0000

‘Chicane’s’ fine, it’s the drivers

YOUR LETTERS: March 3, 2017

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 14:54:40 +0000

People should care for others

Commitment to fast broadband

Wed, 21 Oct 2015 13:10:14 +0100

HIGH-SPEED fibre broadband has emerged as one of the hottest topics of recent years for communities across Lancashire.

Remarkable gesture to help the homeless

Wed, 21 Oct 2015 13:09:39 +0100

MILLIONAIRE footballers and those sleeping rough rarely cross paths — which makes former Manchester United star Gary Neville’s gesture of allowing the site of his swanky new hotel complex to be used as a squat over the winter months all the more remarkable.

When will the cuts ever end?

Tue, 20 Oct 2015 12:33:34 +0100

ON GOOD Morning Britain there was a feature about private homecare companies.

Festival is a major coup for East Lancashire

Tue, 20 Oct 2015 12:32:56 +0100

THREE days, 30 bands and two live stages.

Fighting for voting right

Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:28 +0100

WE LIVE in an age where there is a great deal of disillusionment with politics and the political system.

Road death figures must now be addressed

Mon, 19 Oct 2015 12:59:57 +0100

ROAD accidents will, unfortunately, always happen.

Being PC only makes it worse

Thu, 15 Oct 2015 13:10:16 +0100

MY mother had a saying I didn’t really understand, but the more I hear about the things that happen in this country the more I begin to realise its meaning.

Bike heroes get their time to shine with TV advert

Thu, 15 Oct 2015 13:09:33 +0100

IT’S always good to see some real heroes being recognised for their work – and the bikers who transport lifesaving supplies across the region are bloody marvels.

Insulting act of discrimination

Tue, 13 Oct 2015 13:13:30 +0100

HOW utterly disgusted I was to read about the RAF sergeant who was moved twice in A&E at the Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital in Margate, Kent simply because he was in military uniform, the reason being and I quote: “We’ve lots of different cultures coming in and the uniform might offend fellow patients.”

Common sense has to prevail on austerity

Tue, 13 Oct 2015 13:12:53 +0100

MORE swingeing cuts passed down from Westminster will leave services near breaking point across East Lancashire, we have been warned.

Time we left EU after issues

Mon, 12 Oct 2015 12:00:32 +0100

GERMANY is recognised for being highly efficient and a country that is the powerhouse of Europe and the EU, but after recent events that is now being called into question. First Chancellor Angela Merkel has been blamed for causing the current and ongoing migrant crisis with her open door policy of migrants into her country. That is encouraging millions to make the perilous journey from Syria and causing mayhem in the countries between their arrival point and their chosen destination, Germany.

Let’s hope charity ball can raise a huge amount

Mon, 12 Oct 2015 12:00:00 +0100

ALZHEIMERS is an incredibly cruel disease.

Tories taking security risks

Fri, 09 Oct 2015 11:11:12 +0100

JEREMY Corbyn was voted in, with a massive vote of confidence, as Labour party leader. The Tories immediately started a campaign against his leadership and what he stood for, namely the destruction of the nation’s security.

Stitch in time to revive our proud cotton industry

Fri, 09 Oct 2015 11:10:42 +0100

JUST over 100 years ago, Lancashire’s cotton industry reached its exporting peak, reportedly producing seven billion square yards of cloth in 1913.

Closure was right decision

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 13:18:42 +0100

HAVING returned from holiday and read the story concerning the proposed closing down of the Shadsworth Leisure Centre in 2016 (LT, September 28), it did take me back to 2010 and to the council meeting when many hundreds of people from the Shadsworth area descended on Blackburn Town Hall to protest against the Tory/Lib Dem proposals to close the Shadsworth centre down.

Extra time at doctor’s is what OAPs deserve

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 13:17:54 +0100

OUR health services are always under great strain — whether it is hospital wards, A&E departments or the local GP practice.

Capitalise on our own rubbish

Wed, 07 Oct 2015 12:58:23 +0100

IN Sweden they generate electricity by burning rubbish. It is reported that the annual ‘throw away’ of Swedish people is about 15lbs per person. In the UK it is more in the region of 55lbs per person annually.

Twins’ safety must be the priority for our council

Wed, 07 Oct 2015 12:57:52 +0100

The morning and afternoon school runs are a huge juggling act for many parents. Some start work earlier or later to accommodate them, or ask friends and grandparents for help.

Jail terms are laughing stock

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 14:16:32 +0100

THE Lancashire Telegraph on October 3 had headlines “Man jailed for eight years for trying to import heroin” and “Boy jailed for life (but in reality five years) for acts of terrorism”.

Plastic bag charge great news for the environment

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 14:15:47 +0100

WHETHER you are popping to the shops for a new outfit, DIY supplies or the weekly groceries, the introduction of a plastic carrier bag charge will affect virtually every one of us.

Should the cross remain?

Mon, 05 Oct 2015 13:35:32 +0100

NO-ONE has pointed to the fact that many Christian families cannot contemplate a church service prior to a brief committal at the crematorium.

Considered views plea on fracture clinic move

Mon, 05 Oct 2015 13:33:25 +0100

WHERE to put essential services is one of the most taxing problems faced by those in charge of our hospitals.

There is a need for our pools

Fri, 02 Oct 2015 11:32:21 +0100

RE: Two council run Blackburn swimming pools facing closure PEOPLE are pushed by the government to become more healthy yet these places where regular sessions are held for people are being closed when there is a still a need for them.

Honestly, it really isn’t that grim up north

Fri, 02 Oct 2015 11:30:08 +0100

SURVEYS and statistics can reveal a lot but they often don’t tell the full story.

Why pheasant shooting pays

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 14:10:20 +0100

TODAY the pheasant shooting season opens and once more these delicious, wild birds will be in the shops and on restaurant menus.

Bouquet for health trust’s victory over infections

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 14:09:50 +0100

THE news that East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust appears to be winning the fight against spreading infectious diseases on its wards is great news.

Diane Cooke: ‘When education stops nurturing and starts to hinder children’

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:10:00 +0100

THE world is going mad. I’m shaking my head as I read of the government’s intention to impose new education standards which will require seven-year-olds to understand the meaning of the word “adverb”.

Not shocked over honour

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:10:00 +0100

RE: Freedom honour for ex-MP. It certainly comes an no surprise to many of us in the borough that Mr Straw has obtained all-party support as there has been little or no opposition to practically all the major decisions affecting the council and its councillors.

We can’t have a battle over chapel crosses

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:05:04 +0100

The decision to remove the large wooden cross at Accrington crematorium will clearly provoke a lot of debate.

Clamp down on lazy parking

Tue, 29 Sep 2015 13:08:58 +0100

IT IS high time the authorities took a stand and clamped down on illegal parking.