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Man arrested after police pursuit through Burnley

A man was arrested after he tried to escape police and crashed his car into a turn left sign, say police.

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Strike up the band for the finale of popular concerts

Strike up the band for the finale of popular concerts

A rousing finale is planned for the last concert of the 13th season of Musical Extravaganza in Padiham.

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Zsolt Suhaj

Pendle sex predator jailed for life

A man who prowled the streets of Pendle has been jailed for the rape of a woman after climbing through a window into her home last October.

Crime
Colne Chirst Church, where Jack was the organist for 25 years.

Colne organist retires after 25 years of service

After more than two decades spent entertaining countless congregations, a fleet-fingered Colne organist has retired, playing at his final service on April 16th.
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A man, who admitted to being four times over the drink drive limit, has appeared before Burnley Magistrates Court.

Man believed his wife "shopped" him for drink driving on day she left him, court told

A biochemist caught almost four times the drink-drive limit just after his father died was allegedly shopped by his wife, who left him the same day, a court heard.

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Are you confident in spotting a scam?

How to spot an email phishing scam

How do you spot a phishing scam when the email looks entirely legitimate?

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A man could be sent to jail after an unprovoked attack on his neighbour after they played chess together.

Game of chess led to attack on neighbour

A 55-year-old man, who attacked his next-door neighbour while they were playing chess, could face being locked up.

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Fire crews were called out when a car was set alight deliberately in Brierfield

Firebugs torch car at side of road in broad daylight

Arsonists set fire to a car in Brierfield this afternoon.

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Motorway work is set to start

Motorway work set to begin

Motorists need to be aware that Junction 13 of the M65 is scheduled to be closed overnight for resurfacing works on various nights starting tonight.

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Tyler Norris-Sayers, who was hit in the eye with a firework last year,  is sitting pretty in one of the sports cars at the Jap2Jap meet in his honour.

Firework victim Tyler set for treatment at country's top eye hospital

The young schoolboy, who was hit in the face with a firework, is to have treatment at the UK's top eye hospitals.

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Nicola Nuttall with her certificate for setting a record time as the fastest witch in the world. (s)

Fastest witch in the world

Pendle running ace Nicola Nuttall is now the fastest witch in the world.

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West Close Farm, Higham

Witch way for des-res home?

A stunning house with a dark history – a former home to no less than two of the infamous Pendle Witches – is available for sale.

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The former Colne Market Hall

Market Hall gigs will not be happening

The new owners of the former Market Hall in Colne have moved to allay fears that the venue could be used for late night rock music gigs.

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A woman appeared in court after she was caught filming three men inside a court building who she claimed she felt "intimidated "by

Woman who filmed trio in crown court said she was doing it to protect herself

A woman took video footage of a witness and two of his family in a court waiting area, but claimed she was doing what police had told her to do, a court heard.

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The fun day will take place on Sunday, April 30th.

Fun day in aid of Colne breast cancer sufferer

A woman in Colne is holding a charity fundraiser for her mother, after she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

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A man has appeared before Burnley magistrates court and admitted making false VAT returns

DJ and nightclub promoter could face jail over VAT fraud

A man could be facing a jail term for a £40,000 four-year VAT fraud involving fake invoices.

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Coronation Street actress Kym Marsh helps find the hair colour for her new Madame Tussauds waxwork figure

Corrie star Kym immortalised in wax

Coronation Street resident Michelle Connor has been revealed as the latest star at Madame Tussauds.

Arts
The former Cat's Whiskers nightclub in its heyday, which is now home to Gala Bingo at the foot of Centenary Way in Burnley.

Cat's Whiskers grand reunion WILL go ahead thanks to nurse Debbie's disco fever

An appeal from Down Under to organise a "mother of all reunions" to celebrate the heyday of some of Burnley's most iconic nightclubs certainly hit the right note.
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The Mayor of Pendle, Rosemary Carroll (left), with Mayoress Carol Belshaw-Goulthorp. (credit: Nigel Whittaker)

Kelbrook duck race blows fundraising target out the water

With almost as many rubber ducks on show as smiles, the Kelbrook Village Hall Duck Race went off without a hitch with all in attendance enjoying a quacking time.

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David Wright

Helping others in Twiggy's memory

Donations collected at the funeral of a well known Nelson man will help two of the organisations he benefited from during his final years.

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