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Couple's TV win puts Burnley village on the map

The national spotlight was on a tiny village in Burnley after a couple who run their own bed and breakfast swept the board in a TV reality show.
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TEAM RISE members, who are appealing for volunteers to take part in a sponsored sky dive, at one of their social gatherings to celebrate Hallowe'en.

Team mates hope community will rise to the challenge of a sky dive

Calling all daredevils!

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Soul sensation Jo Harman will perform in Barnoldswick this week

"Star in the making" Jo takes to the stage in Pendle

Jo Harman has emerged as one of Britain’s finest female soul artists.

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Rebecca Munday, Em Parkinson, Kirsty Lauder and Helen Parkinson as the maids in Greenbrook Panto Society's Cinderella.

Energetic panto cast blast away the winter blues

If you are still suffering from the January blues then take a trip to Burnley's Greenbrook Methodist Church.

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Police were called to a park after receiving reports that a man had been found hanging from railings.

Police called after man found dead in park

Police were called this morning after reports that a man had been found hanging from park railings.
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Sean Dyche does not wriggle out of the "did you eat worms" question

Burnley manager Sean Dyche has brushed off shocking claims by a former teammate that his trademark gravelly voice is down to eating worms!
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Rhino heads and sperm whale teeth were some of the rare specimens seized by police during a raid yesterday.

Rhino heads and elephant tusks among haul of rare specimens seized during police raid in Burnley

Rhino heads and horns, elephant tusks, sperm whale teeth and Narwhal whale tusks were among several specimens and artefacts seized during a raid at two properties in Burnley yesterday.
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Danielle Hancock who is returning to Burnley College to study her passion, photography.

Showcase for courses aimed at giving adults a new challenge

A series of adult learning courses are being rolled out at Burnley College.
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Police have arrested  a man after rare animal artefacts were seized during a raid at premises in Burnley today.

Rare animal artefacts seized in police raid

A 27-year-old was arrested this morning after a police raid on business premises.
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Dorothy Nicholson, who has died at the age of 92, during her career as a nurse at Colne's Hartley Hospital.

Death of former nurse and great great grandmother

A woman, who was known as a "Nurse Nicky" to the hundreds of patients she cared for during her career, has died at the age of 92.

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If you are planning  a holiday abroad to beat winter blues make sure you check car hire prices as they can vary by 245 % depending on where you go.

Car hire costs can take a big chunk of holiday savings for bargain loving Brits

One of the best ways to beat the January blues is to book a cheap break away.
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Kirsty Rhodes and her friends after completing the Yorkshire Three Peaks to raise money for Pendleside Hospice in memory of Kirsty's gran, Clare Barritt

Kirsty hopes her Three Peaks challenge will inspire others to do their bit

The fantastic care her grandmother received at a hospice inspired Kirsty Rhodes to do something big to say thank you.

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Fire crews attended a car blaze in Trawden yesterday.

Fire crews tackle car blaze

Firefighters were called out to tackle a car blaze in Trawden yesterday.

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Pictured at the presentation of the cheque to the Children's Heart Surgery Fund are (left to right) the Mayor of the Ribble Valley Coun. Richard Bennett, Amelie
Brown, Julian Brown of the Childrens Heart Surgery Fund, concert organiser Barry Brown, Ellis Thompson, from the string quartet, Mayoress of Ribble Valley Marilyn Davies and Maureen Brown.

Music students were on song for children's charity

Musical students and a string quartet entertained an audience in Padiham and raised the grand the total of £750.

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The Briercliffe branch of the Santander bank that was targeted by raiders on Monday evening.

Police launch investigation after night-time bank raid

An investigation has been launched following a bank raid in Burnley.

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Burnley Contempo Choir co-ordinator Yvonne Roberts presents a cheque to Clive Forrester and representatives of the MS Society, watched by choir members.

Choir on song to raise cash for charity

A choir hit the right note with a Christmas concert which raised over £700 for a worthy cause.

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The campaign  by Park News to halt  an application by a supermarket, just yards away from its premises, is gathering pace

Appeal for public to speak out against plan that could close village's only newsagent and post office

A newsagent, who launched a campaign to stop a supermarket from selling newspapers just yards away from her shop, has thanked the public for their “phenomenal” support.

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A reunion for staff who worked at the now closed NatWest bank in Colne is to be held.

Colleagues banking on a great reunion

A reunion for colleagues, who worked at a Colne bank that closed last year after 125 years in the town, will be held next week.

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Geoff Metcalfe, the former owner of the El Tropicano nightclub in Nelson who has died at the age of 69.

Death of former nightclub owner

The former owner of one of the area's best known nightclubs has died.

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The scene of the M65 crash yesterday which left two elderly people with serious injuries.

Police appeal after M65 crash

Police are appealing for information after an accident on the motorway yesterday which left two elderly people with serious injuries.
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