Nelson company's charity bid came up roses

With the help of a TV star, a Nelson company's charity mission finished with a bang at a fabulous auction and curry night.

Barbara is pictured (second left) with club member Pat Ormerod, a volunteer and a shopper, from left to right.

Pendle couple’s festive cancer charity mission

A Pendle couple boosted their charity mission - inspired by a cancer diagnosis in the family - with a Christmas fund-raiser.
Nelson's princes of rock, ALL HAIL HYENA!

Hyenas to rock out with heroes at 'dream' show

Nelson's princes of punk are living the dream by gigging with an NME favourite.

David Anthony Cross, Vivienne Thorner, Evonne Beardsworth and Mike McKeown shine in this hilarious ghost story. (s)

REVIEW: The Spirit of Annie Ross; Colne Dramatic Society

Winter is hotting up for the weekend thanks to a hilarious tale as deliciously thrilling as a strong mulled wine.

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Basics' Shooting Stars are polishing their vocals and preparing to shine. (s)

Basics stars to shine brightly in Nativity with a twist

Basics’ Shooting Stars will dazzle audiences with their brand-new Christmas show.
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Steven Swithen told hilarious tales to Pendleside Probus Club about his experiences as the ex-tour manager for a comedian. (s)

Stephen brews up hilarious tales

A comedian’s ex-tour manager certainly brewed up the laughs when he told tales of his former job.

Derek Armstrong spreading Christmas joy with his Winter Wonderland design. (s)

Festive joy sprouting up at flower gala

Christmas merriment is in full bloom for Pendle Flower Club thanks to a special festive demonstration.

Bookworm Erin Jarvis is a reading champ. (s)

Colne bookworm strikes gold in reading challenge

A Colne pupil cooked up a reading storm by completing the Lancashire Reading Trail.

Mayor and Mayoress of Pendle, Coun. David and Barbara Whalley, with Pendle Hippodrome Theatre Chairman, Kevin Mason. (s)

Hippodrome stuns as festive treasure trove of crafts

A magical makeover of a Colne theatre wowed shoppers last Friday during a special preview of a Christmas arts and crafts fair.
ALL HAIL HYENA! is championing Psyched to raise awareness of mental illness. (s)

Colne pals' gig amps up mental health mission

Three Colne pals are "turning up the volume on mental health" with a music event spurred on by a friend's suicide.

The Mayor of Burnley, Coun. Howard Baker and Fr Christmas with participants of Burnley's Princes Trust branch in the Santa's Grotto at Coldwell Activity Centre. (s)

Charity champs create winter wonderland

Burnley and Pendle community champs have created a winter wonderland for young carers and other vulnerable groups.

Pupils at their school in Pokhara waiting to start their lessons. (s)

Cyclist Brenda inspires with her world adventure

A cycling enthusiast wheeled into Fence to give an inspiring talk to raise money for a school in Nepal.

Andrew Tuton was a triumph in the double role of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. (s)

REVIEW: Jekyll and Hyde The Musical

Talk about setting the stage on fire - this week’s showing of Jekyll and Hyde at the Burnley Mechanics is a blaze of talent and emotion.

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Prose and poetry event to celebrate Lancashire Day.

Celebrating all things Lancashire at Colne literary event

Burnley performers are painting the town red by hosting a literary event celebrating Lancashire Day.

The Gelatos. (s)

Singers set to pull off cracking festive fund-raiser

Festive merriment will swing into the Ribble Valley next month thanks to a cracking Christmas concert for a good cause.

Greenbrook Methodist Church Theatre Group is looking for new members.

Burnley theatre group looking for new members

Greenbrook Methodist Church Theatre Group is hosting its Annual General Meeting tomorrow.

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Norman Lowe talks about the strength of brotherhood in this week's Have Faith column. (s)

Have Faith: Let's not worry too much about the future

With all the wars, disasters and famines, God’s world continues to be in a mess. No wonder many people are worried about what the future holds.


Back to its roots for Nelson band on DIY tour

A Pendle punk band is hammering away at a mission to make it in the “tough” grassroots scene with a Do-It-Yourself micro tour.
Maryam Ahmed. (s)

Maryam’s inspiring fundraising bid

An inspiring Nelson woman with a rare metabolic illness is raising money for the hospital which saved her life.

The principals of Viva Mexico! are spreading sunshine and cheer to heat up a November night. (s)

REVIEW: Viva Mexico!; St Cuthbert's Operatic and Dramatic Society

Viva Mexico! is a piñata-burst of colour and fun.

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