In pictures: Reunion really was Cat's Whiskers of a night

A reunion to celebrate two of Burnley's most iconic nightclubs was a foot stomping success.
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The Globe Inn

UK’s largest pub company hit with £24k fine after family’s Baked Alaska horror

A Baked Alaska dessert wrongly sold as ‘egg-free’ sent a boy with a severe egg allergy into anaphylactic shock, a court has heard.

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Florist Susan Fairhurst with one of her arrangements, made during a demonstration to members of Pendle Flower Club. (s)

Everything is coming up rosy for Pendle Flower Club

Club-goers enjoyed a blooming lovely evening last Wednesday when florist Susan Fairhurst revealed all the tools needed to recreate her stunning floral designs.
Manager Paul Bentley with the original poster from Smackwater Jacks' opening night

Iconic Smackwater Jacks turns 40

The Drunken Dragons are sure to be flowing when Smackwater Jacks celebrates turning 40 years young this weekend .

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Have you been sick while on holiday?

Brits could be banned from all-inclusive holidays - unless they stop making fake ‘food-poisoning’ claims

UK holidaymakers could be banned from all-inclusive breaks unless they stop making bogus food poisoning claims, tour operators have warned.

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Baked Alaska

RECIPE: Baked Alaska

The Walled Garden at Barton Grange Hotel, near Preston, is proud to support Lancashire produce and, to go with one of their favourite ingredients, local fish, in a Your Food a couple of weeks ago, what could be tastier than Baked Alaska, using many locally-sourced ingredients?

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In pictures: Pendle Pub Walk 2017

Well over 2,000 people took part in the colourful Pendle Pub Walk on Saturday.

The initiative has served 19,495meals in Burnley.

Tesco serves its 10 millionth free meal

Through its redistribution initiative, Tesco in Burnley had served almost 20,000 meals in the area as it looks to reduce food waste and help those in needs.
Angela Fielden with bags of clothes filled by Slimming World members in aid of Cancer Research UK. (s)

Slimmers lose the pounds to raise them

Padiham and Nelson slimmers built up the pounds by losing them when they donated bags of clothing in aid of charity.
Purple Cupcakes shop-owners Fiona and Stephanie Clarke (centre) are pictured with their staff at their fund-raising launch. (s)

Bakers raise sweet charity sum

Staff at Purple Cupcakes, Barnoldswick, enjoyed the sweet taste of generosity when residents helped to raise a fantastic sum for charity at their shop launch.

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Refurbishment work is underway at Burnley's Reel Cinema complex

Cinema revamp on target

A major £1.5m revamp of Burnley's cinema complex, which includes a drive-thru Burger King, is on target.

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Turtle Bay recipe: Jerk Salmon

RECIPE: Jerk salmon with pineapple salsa

Turtle Bay in Preston has launched a brand new menu - the first big menu enhancement it has undertaken since the restaurant opened.

One of the youngest revellers celebrates Padiham on Parade last year.

Pack up your troubles and head for Padiham on Parade

Revellers are set to go back in time for the second Padiham on Parade event.

Rotarians at Newby Hall.

German Rotarians enjoy weekend in Barnoldswick

Barnoldswick and Earby Rotarians have welcomed a group from a fellow rotary club in Germany to the area, giving them a tour of the local sights in celebration of the two clubs' 40-year affiliation.

Xbox One X: Microsoft unveils 'worlds most powerful' 4K games console

Microsoft has revealed the "world's most powerful console", the Xbox One X.
One pot pork shoulder

RECIPE: One pot pork shoulder

With Father’s Day fast approaching, Booths supermarket shares its recipe for a hearty and delicious one pot pork shoulder meal.

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Author and historian Geoff Crambie takes a look at his tenth and final book A Colne Scrapbook which will be launched this weekend.

Geoff's unique book is legacy to the town he loves

Passionate about Colne, historian and well known personality Geoff Crambie's tenth and final book pays homage to the town he loves so much.

Well known landlord Tom Large who has died at the age of 75

Death of respected landlord

One of Padiham’s best known and respected sons has died at the age of 75 after a short illness.

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Brown bread no better than white bread – at least for half of us

Some people may prefer brown bread while others favour white – but there has been little dispute that wholemeal is healthier.

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Rebecca Jane and Kieran Lee, both from Burnley, who are appearing together on Channel 5's Big Brother. (s)

Big Brother fame beckons for Lady Detective Rebecca Jane and Kieran Lee

A Clitheroe woman who campaigned to put a stop to the practice of Catfishing is appearing on Channel 5 ratings flagship show Big Brother.
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