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Nelson filmmaker back to defend prestigious title at national awards

Keeping up its stellar work, a Nelson-based wedding video production company has once again been shortlisted for Videographer of the Year in the North at Britain’s Asian Wedding Awards 2018.

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The flooding on Reedyford Road in Nelson has caused Ali Ahmed serious problems.

'I'm thinking of packing it in': Nightmare roads costing Nelson cabbie thousands

The owner of a Nelson taxi firm has admitted he is considering cutting his losses and “packing it in” due to the poor state of the roads which have cost him thousands in repairs.
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Paul Fletcher has called Sean Dyche "miraculous".

Clarets legend: very special Dyche is miraculous

Former Clarets striker, Paul Fletcher, has called the work that Sean Dyche is doing at the club "miraculous," but admitted that he would never trade in his time at the club in the '70s for a more lucrative career in the 21st Century because of the camaraderie he enjoyed.

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(From left) Charity Manager, Asma Siddique; Director, Mohammed Razaque; and Head of Marketing & Comms, Mujahaid Bin Jamshaid receiving the award at the ceremony in Bradford.

Nelson Muslim charity claims named UK's best charity at national awards

A Muslim charity based in Nelson has been named the UK’s Best Charity of 2018 at the sixth Annual British Muslim Awards, which celebrate the positive impact of British Muslims.
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Alastair Campbell co-wrote the book with Paul.

Novelist Clarets: Alastair Campbell and Paul Fletcher pen unique football novel

When former Labour Party spin doctor Alastair Campbell was 14, his beloved Burnley FC broke their transfer record for a 20-year-old striker named Paul Fletcher. Little did Campbell know, he would one day write a book with him.

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Aneila is hoping to compete at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Nelson taekwondo mum appeals for funding to help her get to the Olympics

With the centenary of women's suffrage being celebrated in the UK this year, a young mother from Nelson is appealing for help as she tackles anti-maternal obstacles she faces on her journey which she hopes will see her represent Team GB at the Olympics.
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The Walverden Primary School children at the Young Voices event at the Manchester Arena.

Nelson school performs at world's largest school choir concert in Manchester

Students from a Nelson Primary School enjoyed a recent trip to the Manchester Arena to take part in the world's largest school choir concert in the world, joining thousands of others to perform for a sold-out audience.

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The court was told that the defendant had developed a drink problem.

Colne alcoholic who stole vacuum cleaner spotted wandering around Sainsbury's

An alcoholic who pinched a vacuum cleaner wandered into Sainsbury's and then wandered out again with it, a court heard.
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Shopper at Sainsbury's in Colne have been raising for The Royal British Legion.

Colne shoppers raise over £6,000 for the Poppy Appeal

Donating generously towards the back end of last year, shoppers at a prominent supermarket in Colne have raised over £6,000 for The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

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Burnley Football Club goalkeeper, Tom Heaton (centre), with directors (from left) Fred Forbes, Ian Bythell, and Simon Morgan, with Pendle MP, Andrew Stephenson (far right), at the opening of the new office of Petty's Estate agents in Barnoldswick.

Estate agents celebrates 90th anniversary with Pendleside Hospice fundraising push

A local estate agents operating across Burnley and Pendle is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, with a range of events planned throughout 2018 to mark the special occasion.
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Volunteers at the Fence book exchange.

Fence book exchange bringing a community together

In response to their local library closing down, a group of volunteers in Fence have set up a book exchange to maintain a keen sense of community in the village and keep people of all ages reading.
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Lucy (right) and Tess (left) on their Christmas trip into Manchester to hand out gifts to homeless people.

The Easter Bunny Project: Colne teaching assistants tackling homelessness

After spending a day over Christmas handing out gifts to homeless people in Manchester, two Colne teaching assistants will be heading back into the city to distribute Easter Eggs to rough sleepers as part of their 'Easter Bunny Project'.

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Alsatoor at his home in Burnley.

The Libyan Cleaver: life of Burnley-based anti-Gaddafi artist celebrated with exhibition of his work

A new exhibition celebrating the life and work of a Libyan political cartoonist who lived in Burnley and played an instrumental role in anti-Gaddafi movements from the early 1980s onwards is set to take place at the Pendle Heritage Centre this March.
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Lord Tony Greaves.

Lord Tony Greaves hits out at Lancs transport plan for focusing too much on cities

Lancashire Liberal Democrat peer Lord Tony Greaves has lambasted the new Strategic Transport Plan for the North of England for being too city-centric and for ignoring the county's smaller settlements.

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Rachel Brown-Finney during her time with Everton Ladies.

Rachel Brown-Finnis backs new England Women's boss Neville

The former England Women’s goalkeeper, Rachel Brown-Finnis, has spoken of her excitement at the appointment of Philip Neville as the new manager of the Lionesses.
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Ellissa Pickles with her award.

Six-year-old reads 50 books to achieve gold reading award

A six-year-old has completed the Lancashire Reading Trail, reading 50 books to earn the initiative's Gold Award.

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County Cllr Christian Wakeford with children from Roughlee Primary School at Barrowford Library.

Barrowford Library reopens as part of Lancashire-wide council programme

Lancashire County Council's flagship initiative to reopen libraries which were closed over a year ago celebrated another milestone as Barrowford Library became the latest to reopen.

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Muslim Global Relief work in dozens of countries around the world including Ghana (pictured).

Nelson charity shortlisted for national award

An global relief charity based in Nelson has been nominated as “Charity Of The Year 2018” ahead of the 6th British Muslim Awards for their stellar humanitarian work.
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Pendleside Probus' incoming President Alan Riley (left) is congratulated by his predecessor Keith Richardson.

Pendleside Probus welcomes new President

The Pendlside Probus AGM was held last week, with the members welcoming their new "live-wire" President to the role.

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The Pick Up 4 Pendle team at the Clean For The Queen Event in the Spring of 2017 including Andrea (second from right) and Peter (third from right).

Pick Up 4 Pendle out to 'fight back' against fly-tipping pandemic

A voluntary litter-picking group in Pendle are appealing to people to "fight back" against fly-tipping in the borough and to help the council to have a positive impact on the local environment.
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