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Write on! Colne school welcomes best-selling authors

A Colne school has embraced the literary lifestyle during their Reading Focus Week, which saw students take part in quizzes and spelling bees as well as enjoying a visit from two best-selling authors.
Education
The Hiding Magpies eponymous album is on Spotify now.

Colne band celebrate album release with Barnoldswick gig

A Colne-born musician is celebrating the release of his band's new album with a launch party at the Barnoldswick Music and Arts Centre.

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The event offers a chance for people to get together over Christmas.

Don't be alone this Christmas

A group of Barnoldswick volunteers are setting out on a mission to make sure that no one is alone this Christmas by hosting a Home Alone dinner on December 25th, offering a full Christmas dinner and a place to celebrate the festive period.
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Lancs police launch campaign to combat domestic abuse

Lancs police launch campaign to combat domestic abuse

Lancashire Constabulary have launched a new campaign to combat domestic abuse by raising awareness of how those in an abusive relationship can seek help.
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It's the most wonderful time of the year: locals gear up for Christmas in Colne.

Christmas in Colne getting festive spirits up

With locals gearing up for the ever-popular 'Christmas in Colne' event, the town council has promised a "couple of surprises" on top of the classic features and entertainment.

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The Morris Dancers staff.

Colne pub to host fundraisers for 13-year-old local with leukaemia

A Colne pub is set to mark its reopening following refurbishment with a series of fundraising events to honour a local 13-year-old girl undergoing treatment for leukaemia.
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The jubilant Roughlee villagers.

Overcoming all odds: Roughlee pub ready for grand reopening

A much-loved local pub is gearing up for its grand reopening after overcoming a severe kitchen fire, fighting off a potential sale to housing developers, fundraising £500,000, and being threatened with legal action for using the word 'village'.

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The 'Rock 'n Rail'.

Model railway society's centrepiece ready for annual exhibition

With only days to go ahead of this year's annual exhibition, Pendle Forest Model Railway Society members are working hard to add the finishing touches to all the exhibits.

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The Helen Green dancers with their well-earned trophies.

Colne dance school wins amazing 113 trophies at national event

A Colne dance academy has swept its way to an astonishing 113 trophies at a national championships event, with every single one of the school's representatives coming home with a trophy.
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Nelson anti-fracking campaigner's Spain-to-Preston cycle

An anti-fracking campaigner from Nelson has covered over 750 miles as he cycles from southern Spain to a fracking site near Preston to raise awareness of the importance of ecological conservation.
Environment
A 20-year-old from Waterfoot has been arrested in connection with the incident.

Man suffers fractured skull in late-night Burnley assault

A man who was knocked unconscious in an altercation outside a Burnley bar remains in hospital after sustaining a fractured skull.

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The Reedley Primary Year 3 pupils on the day.

Year 3 pupils welcome Wild Roadshow to Reedley Primary

Year 3 students at Reedley Primary School have been learning about the fascinating world of creepy crawlies after a visit from the Wild Roadshow.
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Lancashire Constabulary has been rated as 'good' across the board.

Lancs police force one of the UK's most efficient

Lancashire Constabulary has been named as one of the more efficient police forces in the country in the latest PEEL efficiency report published by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS).
Crime
The gig-economy is expected to grow in the coming years.

91% of North West workers want more rights in gig-economy jobs

A survey by a leading UK jobs board has revealed that 91% of North West employees agree that gig-economy workers need more rights and protection from the government.

Business
Turf Moor has seen its share of ups and downs, all documented in Tim Quelch's new book

'From Orient to the Emirates': Burnley FC book charts club's meteoric rise

A new book on Burnley Football Club's rise from the brink of oblivion in 1987 to seventh in the Premier League where they currently sit has been released, charting the Clarets' transformation into a force in English football once again.
Business
Lakeview Childrens Nursery is in the top 10% early years education providers in the UK.

Ofsted praises 'Outstanding' Foulridge nursery

Lakeview Children’s Nursery in Foulridge has been classed as Outstanding by Ofsted Inspectors following a recent inspection.

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The UK on the whole invested16.1 billion from council pensions incoal, oil, and gas extraction industries.

£340m of Lancashire pensions invested in fossil fuels

Data has revealed that £340 million from council pensions in Lancashire has been invested into fossil fuel industries despite global pressure to curtail the impacts of climate change.

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The event will take place on the weekend of November 18th.

Just the ticket: Pendle Forest Model Railway Society ready for annual exhibition

Preparations are on track for the Pendle Forest Model Railway Society's annual exhibition, with East Lancashire's model railway enthusiasts in for a treat.
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Mammographers Charlotte McConnell, Nicola Bradley, and Zoe Walsh ready to welcome women to the new East Lancashire Breast Screening Service Mobile Unit.

Mobile breast cancer screening service heads to Burnley

The East Lancashire Breast Screening Service has taken delivery of a brand new, state of the art mobile unit to continue the fight against breast cancer in the towns and villages of East Lancashire.

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(From left) Oscar Blackburn, Lewis Weaver, Mark Taft, and Lucas Montgomery.

Barrowford Primary's pumpkins star at pub's Halloween events

When challenged to unleash their best spooky pumpkin-carving creations to decorate a local pub, pupils from Barrowford Primary School did not disappoint.

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