Poetry event celebrating iconic novelist

Let your imagination flourish at today's poetry and prose event marking the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death.

Patricia Hawthorne enjoying the Parish Church of St Bartholomews Cruise Day. (s)

All aboard a fabulous cruise day in Colne

It was plain sailing for these Colne church-goers when they hosted a fabulous Cruise Day last weekend in aid of mission charities.

Historian and writer Geoff Crambie at the first ever Colne Day and second launch of A Colne Scrapbook.

Colne Day set to become annual event

The first ever Colne Day was a roaring success.

Geraldine Haigh, Janet Shaw, Dora Hoggarth and Lisa Titchner are Diamond Target Members of Barrowford Slimming World. (s)

Diamond slimmers are shining examples

Life is sparkling for these Pendle residents who have become Diamond Target Members of Barrowford Slimming World.
Tom Bass Seabass

RECIPE: Tom Yam Sea Bass

Barry Farley, head banqueting chef at Stanley House Hotel and Spa, in Mellor, shares his recipe for the perfect Thai-style light summer dish – Tom Yam seabass.

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AuntBessies has added these delicious veg chips to its range, which count towards the recommended five-a-day. (s)

REVIEW: Crunch your way to five-a-day with these delicious veg chips

If you're in the same school of philosophy as me - that a balanced lifestyle is a jog to the sweet shop - then Aunt Bessie’s has the perfect solution for cramming in your five-a-day.
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The beautiful Grange Manor

Travel review: Falkirk and Grangemouth, Scotland

Landlubbers often forget how important water is. But visitors to Falkirk and Grangemouth are treated to a very special way of remembering.

The Jacksons at Haydock Park

Review: The Jacksons at Haydock Park

When you think of The Jacksons you can’t help but think of five energetic youngsters fronted by a beaming afro-sporting kid who went on to become the King of Pop.

Brierfield Bridge Club is hosting an open day next month. (s)

Bridge club dealing out flush of fun at open event

Bridge the gap between luck and success with a new card game skill at this fun open day next month.
Droma Mens Jacket by Sprayway

Gear review: Droma Men’s Jacket by Sprayway

Camping in the Lake District is still one of our favourite past times as a family.

The wonderful beach huts at De Panne. Photo courtesy of WESTTOER

Travel review: Belgium via Hull

As the saying goes – it is never dull in Hull – and lucky for our latest adventure it was also boiling in Belgium!

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Scientists in Europe and the US have uncovered the clearest evidence yet that drinking coffee reduces the risk of death. See PA story HEALTH Coffee. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Coffee ‘adds years to your life’ finds study

Coffee not only helps you feel full of beans - it might add years to your life as well, two major studies have shown.

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In pictures: Festival queen Lindsay set to bring the world to your doorstep

Globetrotter Lindsay Atkinson has almost covered the four corners of the world.... but for her there is no place like home.
Organisers of the Trawden Garden Festival and Scarecrow Trail are hoping the sun will shine this weekend.

Disney theme for popular village festival saved from the chop

A village garden and scarecrow festival, that almost faced the axe after 15 years, is set to be bigger and better than ever this weekend.

The Victoria Park Pavilion Cafe in Nelson.

Not-for-profit Nelson cafe launches inaugural car boot sale

Victoria Park Pavilion Cafe, a small, not-for-profit social enterprise, is holding its first ever car boot sale to raise funds for future social events and to improve their facilities.


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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