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Park's Heritage Lottery Fund award has to be welcome

On Monday of last week it was announced that Burnley Council had been awarded £861,000 of Heritage Lottery Funding for the restoration of Thompson Park, writes local historian Roger Frost.

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The survey, carried out by Holland's Pies, revealed that two thirds of residents in the North West took time for a lunch break.

Lunch set for overhaul after research shows 66% in North West do not take lunch breaks

After research showed that two thirds of residents in the North West do not take a lunch break at work for a variety of reasons, a campaign has started to offer a workplace or social environment the chance to receive a unique canteen kit.

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EMMAUS is one of the UK's leading homeless charities.

Charity curry evening supports EMMAUS

A curry evening in support of homeless charity EMMAUS is taking place at Usha in Burnley.

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Peoples Postcode Lottery Ambassador, Judie McCourt.

Nelson neighbours land £1,000 postcode lottery prize

Two lucky neighbours from a street in Nelson have started 2017 off with a bang after their postcode scooped them each a welcome £1,000.

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Commodore 64

The future is retro: could your old tech be worth a fortune?

While shiny new PlayStation 4 Slims and Xbox One S games consoles are likely to be high up on the wish lists of many this Christmas, others would like nothing more than to slip back in time to the golden age of video games, between the late 70s and early 90s.
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The new SPAShell at Fishmore Hall Hotel

Relaxing spa break in the hills was just the ticket

Imagine sipping a chilled glass of wine while relaxing in a hot tub with stunning views of rolling hills to boot?
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That Comic Shop

Lancashire recommends.... comic book stores

Here is our guide of the best comic book and games stores in the region.
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The interior of the Empire Theatre, Burnley

Empire fights back as 2017 looks set to be its year

2017 looks set to be the year to bring Lancashire's only grade two listed theatre, which is in Burnley,  back to life.

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New York

United States is top holiday destination for Britons in 2017

The United States is set to dominate the most popular holiday destinations for Britons next year, a study shows.

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Kenny Baker with R2-D2

The Big North West Quiz

Think you know what happened across the North West in 2016? Our team of reporters put you to the test with some tricky posers ...

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The casualty statistics tell us that motorways are our safest roads

Plan to let learner drivers practise on motorways

Learner drivers will be allowed to practise on motorways for the first time if a government plan to improve road safety is given the go-ahead.

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An article in Rail Magazine has underlined the many benefits of reopening the route.

Skipton-Colne rail line campaign garners support

After a successful 2016, the Skipton-East Lancs Rail Action Partnership is planning more public meetings to boost their campaign to reopen the Skipton-Colne rail line.

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Giant Haystacks feels the wrath of Big Daddy in January 1984

Seconds away... for return of the golden days of televised wrestling

For generations of ‘World of Sport’ fans Saturday afternoon meant wrestling. Stars like Big Daddy and Giant Haystacks were loved by millions. ITV has commissioned a wrestling special to air on New Year’s Eve. Wrestling commentator Greg Lambert looks back at a golden age for sports entertainment
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GAME OF THE WEEK: Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Platform: PS4.  Pic credit: PA Photo/Handout.

Games Central: Christmas countdown towards the top console title of 2016 part two

This big day has nearly arrived! Here’s hoping one of the year’s best five console crackers has made it into your home for the festive season!

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The cast of Little Angel Gets Her Wings at St John's RC Southworth Primary School in Nelson.

Magical nativity show was full of little angels

The heartwarming story of Little Angel Gets Her Wings was staged by pupils from St John Southworth RC Primary School in Nelson.

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Santa Claus at a Christmas Party, in London Road Labour Club, in Preston, in 1946

Did Santa Claus visit Lancashire first?

The first recorded mention of Santa Claus in England is believed to have been in a Lancashire newspaper, Mike Hill reports

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First World War  soldiers in a trench on the Western Front in France wearing paper hats from Christmas crackers

Christmas Day on the frontline of the First World War

Roland Shawcross worked as a reporter for the Lancashire Daily Post before signing up to serve in the First World War aged 19. Here is a letter written on New Year’s Eve in 1915 describing how the Preston Pals spent Christmas Day on the front in France

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Roast dinner - North Euston Hotel, Fleetwood

Lancashire recommends.... good places to go for a Sunday roast

A Sunday roast is pivotal to a good family get together. Readers have voted - here are the top places to get a tasty roast.
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NBA 2K17, Platform: PS4, Genre: Basketball.  Picture credit: PA Photo/Handout

Games Central: Christmas countdown towards the top console title of 2016 part one

This week, we begin our Christmas countdown towards the top console title of 2016, featuring 10 to 6. Ho, ho, ho!

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Wallace Norman Adams spent WWII in Canada with the RAF.

One of Burnley's finest sadly dies

One of Burnley’s most individual sons has died, with Wallace Norman Adams - the former RAF pilot, local businessman, and cherished family-man to be missed by many.

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