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Opera singer Sean hopes to hit the heights with workers

A renowned opera singer is hoping to inspire Burnley workers to hit all the right notes and give them the opportunity to perform at prestigious events.

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Primark primed for Burnley move as Wilko's new store is confirmed

Shopping retailer Wilko has signed a lease to relocate its Burnley store to new presmises, paving the way for Primark to move into the soon-to-be-vacated property on on Curzon Square.
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We want closure: Family's appeal for answers over dad's lung cancer death

We want closure: Family's appeal for answers over dad's lung cancer death

A Brierfield family are appealing for information in their quest to uncover details surrounding their late father’s asbestos-related death.
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A survey has found that Burnley is the third unhappiest place to live in Britain

Live in Burnley? It is one of the unhappiest places in the UK

Burnley is one of the unhappiest places to live in the UK.
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Lizzie Pulleyn (right) and Kim McPhillips will make history as the first gay couple to be married in Padiham

First gay wedding set to make history

A young couple from Padiham will make history in their hometown when they tie the knot next month.
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Police are warning landowners and farmers about a storage scam.

Waste scam warning issued to landowners

A warning has been issued to farmers and landowners over a potential storage scam.

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A construction engineer checking  panels at a solar farm

Future looks bright as solar energy is on rise

Lancashire is not the sunniest place in the UK but with ever more efficient production of solar panels, electricity from the sun still has its place in supplying renewable power in the county.

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Junction 13 will be closed for resurfacing work. Photo: Google

Junction 13 of M65 set for overnight closures

Junction 13 of the M65 at Nelson is due to be closed overnight for resurfacing, as part of a major project to boost economic development nears completion.
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Potmarked: The frequent passage of heavy goods vehicles in the residential area has wreaked havoc with the local roads.

Residents: "Please stop horror lorries"

A group of wrattled Nelson residents have appealed to the local council to prevent “hazardous” 3.5-ton lorries careening past their homes.
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"Missing link" rail line could yield £43.5m annual boom

"Missing link" rail line could yield £43.5m annual boom

An independent report into the benefits of improving trans-Pennine transport links by installing a rail line between Colne and Skipton has been warmly welcomed by SELRAP (Skipton-East Lancashire Rail Action Partnership).
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Wonga data breach could affect 245,00 UK customers

Payday loan company Wonga has suffered a data breach which could have affected nearly a quarter of a million UK customers.

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When did you last nip to the local?

It’s Community Pubs Month: Here’s why your local boozer is important

Over 20 million pints are drank in Britain every single day. If you’re one of the millions having a post-work pint tonight, you’ll be well aware at the increasing number of local pubs calling last orders for good, with around 27 allegedly closing each week.

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Over 200 people attended the event at the Old Grammar School.

Earby herbalist finds new home

An Earby-based herbalist has held a launch party to celebrate her using the Old Grammar School as her base for her practice from where she will sell her range of Pendle Herbal Teas.

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Over 200 people attended the event at the Old Grammar School.

Earby herbalist finds new home

An Earby-based herbalist has held a launch party to celebrate her using the Old Grammar School as her base for her practice from where she will sell her range of Pendle Herbal Teas.
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The Church Street branch in Colne will close later this year.

Bank-you and goodnight: Colne bank axed

The Colne branch of NatWest is set to close this September as the company looks to adapt to an ever-changing demographic of customers and subsequent changes to how people use their services.
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Pendle Rise Shopping Centre celebrates 50th year with rising footfall and an historic timeline

Pendle Rise Shopping Centre celebrates 50th year with rising footfall and an historic timeline

An historic photographic timeline of Nelson’s shopping centre, Pendle Rise, has been officially unveiled by the Deputy Mayor of Pendle, Coun. David Whalley.

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A sheep had its leg ripped off in a dog attack at a farm in Burnley

Warning: Graphic image: Horror as newborn lambs and sheep slaughtered in dog attack

Newborn lambs on a Burnley farm have been attacked and killed by a dog.
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Over one million UK homeowners on wrong mortgage deal

Over 1.1 million UK homeowners are sitting on the wrong mortgage deal and wasting over £2,500 every year according to latest research.
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Resident Barbara Ramsbottom (left) with her daughters, Sandra and Susan.

Grove-y care home residents rock 40s-themed party

A Rosegrove care home has celebrated Nutrition and Hydration Week with a 40s-themed afternoon tea party as they took part in the initiative being encouraged up and down the country.

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Nicola Beneduce, with DAC Limited Directors Steven Dade (left) and Andrew Faulkner.

Sabden Mill gets a new lease of life

A Nelson specialist telephone company has expanded, breathing new life into a historic Lancashire mill in Sabden which it has taken as its new premises.

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