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Dovestone has big dreams ahead of professional debut

“I believe I can fight for a British title” – that’s how confident Nelson-based boxer Ashley Dovestone is just over a week away from pulling on the gloves for the first time as a professional.

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Robert positive after double gold success

Skiing ace Robert Holmes is taking plenty of positives from a week at the English Alpine Championships that saw him collect two gold medals.

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Pendle Forest Hockey Club (red) v Lytham Hockey Club at Marsden Heights Community School, Nelson. Lisa Crewe in action. Picture by Paul Heyes, Saturday March 12, 2016.

Crewe snatches late winner

Pendle Forest made it 69 games unbeaten as they beat Brooklands Poynton seconds 1-0 at Marsden Heights Community College.

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Dave Ryding, of Great Britain, looks at his time after the first run of the men's slalom at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Dave earns best finish in 30 years

Dave Ryding secured ninth place in the Alpine Skiing men’s slalom at the Yongpyong Alpine Centre in the early hours of yesterday - Great Britain’s best result in 30 years.

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Robert shows he is one of brightest skiing stars!

Robert shows he is one of brightest skiing stars!

Alpine sensation Robert Holmes may be just 15, but proved again on Monday that he’s one of skiing’s brightest stars with a gold in the English Alpine Championships super-G.

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Dave Ryding

Ryding drawing on past experiences

Ski star Dave Ryding believes his past experiences of the Winter Olympics will stand him in good stead later this week.

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Forest ease past Morpeth despite the absence of captain Hartley

Forest ease past Morpeth despite the absence of captain Hartley

Pendle Forest returned with a 4-0 victory after a three-hour drive up to Morpeth on Saturday.

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Natalie is off to the Commonwealth Games with England!

Natalie is off to the Commonwealth Games with England!

Barrowford’s Natalie Haythornthwaite has been named in an experienced Team England squad for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in Australia.

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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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Dyche and Cork join pupils of St Peter's CE Primary School in Burnley

Dyche and Cork go back to school for PE masterclass

Lucky school pupils enjoyed a PE lesson with a difference when Clarets manager Sean Dyche and midfielder Jack Cork dropped in to St Peter’s CE Pimary School.
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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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Parkrun celebrates 200 milestone

Saturday saw the 200th Pendle parkrun with 117 runners completing the course through Holt House and Alkincoats Park in Colne.
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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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Lisa Crewe scored four times for Pendle Forest over the weekend

Pendle Forest’s winning streak is ended at Newcastle

Pendle Forest’s record was stretched to a remarkable 65 games unbeaten but a last-minute equaliser saw them drop their first points of the season.

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Colne and Nelson took an early lead

The Burnley Colts get their revenge against rivals Colne and Nelson

After losing a derby by a narrow margin just days ago, Burnley Junior Colts sought revenge against Colne and Nelson in attrocious conditions.

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Barrowford's Natalie Haythornthwaite

Natalie back on international duty with England

Barrowford’s Natalie Haythornthwaite was on duty with England over the week in the netball Quad Series.

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Colne and Nelson

All Blacks end the league leaders’ unbeaten record

Colne and Nelson ended league leaders Tyldesley’s unbeaten run at a wet and soggy Holt House on Saturday with a 10-3 win.

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Lisa Crewe scored twice for Pendle Forest

Crewe at double for Pendle Forest

After a long Festive break, Pendle Forest returned to play at their nearest rival contenders in the league, Ben Rhydding, claiming their 45th-successive win to go nine points clear in North Hockey Women’s League Division 1.

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Action from Colne and Nelson's 44-10 win at Burnley seconds

All Blacks ease to victory at local rivals Burnley

Saturday saw Colne visit their local rivals in what was to be an excellent win for the All Blacks.

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Aneila Afsar has her sights set on the 2020 Olympics. (credit: Andy Ford)

Olympic dream: Nelson taekwondo superstar aiming for Tokyo 2020

A taekwondo star-in-the-making from Nelson has an Olympic dream set firmly in her sights, with the 19-year-old steadfast in her belief that she will be more than ready by the time Tokyo 2020 comes around.

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