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"True gentleman" tribute for Burnley born bakery boss Bill

A sports club chairman has paid tribute to bakery boss Bill Oddie who has died aged 76.

Jackie Johnson raised 1,300 for Pendleside Hospice at a race night in memory of her husband Harry who died last year.

Colne charity night held in honour of racing fan Harry

A race night held in memory of Harry Johnson, a year since he died, raised £1,300 for Pendleside Hospice.

Natalie Haythornthwaite, right, celebrates after a dramatic final victory

England not finished yet - Haythornthwaite

Natalie Haythornthwaite watched her beloved Roses finally bloom and now wants world success to match Commonwealth Games gold.

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England, and Natalie Haythornthwaite, bottom right, celebrate their gold medal success

Natalie is a golden girl with England!

Barrowford’s Natalie Haythornthwaite will return from the Gold Coast with a gold medal after helping England's netballers stun favourites Australia in their first Commonwealth Games final.

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England's Helen Housby (left) and Natalie Haythornthwaite celebrate their win against New Zealand in the netball at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre during day seven of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, Australia. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday April 11, 2018. See PA story COMMONWEALTH Netball. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. No commercial use. No video emulation.

Natalie helps Roses reach semi-finals

Natalie Haythornthwaite and England will tomorrow look to win a place in the Commonwealth Games netball final on the Gold Coast.

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Action from Saturday's win at home to Upper Eden''''''''''Pictures courtesy of Amelia Bullock

All Blacks maintain their promotion ambitions

Colne and Nelson maintained their promotion hopes with a ruthless display at home to Upper Eden on Saturday, winning the game 64-5.

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Robert adds gold medal to silver in Tignes

Robert adds gold medal to silver in Tignes

Young ski racing star Rob Holmes continued his brilliant week at the Delancey British Alpine Skiing Championships with a gold in Tignes last Wednesday.

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Sophie Hitchon at Glasgow 2014

Sophie will persevere with new technique on road to Tokyo

Sophie Hitchon is willing to accept a little short-term pain for the long-term gain after crashing out of the hammer final at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday evening.

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Sophie Hitchon in action at Glasgow 2014

Sophie fouls out of hammer final

Burnley's Sophie Hitchon has fouled out of the hammer final at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

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Tom Hamer won gold in theS14 200m freestyle in Australia.

Burnley Para swimmer and 'genuine lad' smashes world record for Commonwealth gold

A Burnley Para swimmer has smashed his own world record to claim a gold medal in the S14 200m freestyle at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in Australia.

New Nelson captains Trevor Dickinson and Jackie Swift

Nelson captains get season off to a belated good start

Nelson Golf Club’s new captains got their season off to a belated start last Sunday – a week after snow had stymied their plans for the traditionl drive-in the previous week.

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Robert Holmes

Silver medal for teenage star Robert in Tignes

Teenage skier Robert Holmes got his week at the Delancey British Alpine Skiing Championships off to a great start with a silver medal in the first children’s event.

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Barrowford's Natalie Haythornthwaite

Natalie excited ahead of fulfilling Games ambition

Barrowford’s Natalie Haythornthwaite was part of the Team England squad who started their quest for success at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in Australia yesterday.

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Sean Kirkwood works on a classic bike frame at his new business in Colne. (s)

Sean is the new name in the frame

A passion for cycling and a deep-seated love for the glory days of the sport’s past have led to a Pendle man opening up a new business.

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Natalie stars for England

Natalie Haythornthwaite made a big impression on head coach Tracey Neville as she helped England’s netballers off to the perfect start to the Commonwealth Games with a thumping win over Scotland.

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England's Sophie Hitchon in the Women's Hammer Throw at Hampden Park, during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 27, 2014. See PA story COMMONWEALTH Athletics. Photo credit should read: John Giles/PA Wire. RESTICTIONS: Editorial use only. No commercial use. No video emulation.

Hammer ace Sophie is going for gold at Gold Coast Games

All roads lead to Tokyo 2020 for Sophie Hitchon.

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The action at the Commonwealth Games gets underway in the early hours of Thursday morning UK time.

When are Lancashire's athletes in action for Team England at the Commonwealth Games?

A host of Lancashire stars across a range of sports are in action at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in Australia.
Dave Ryding

Ninth British title for Olympian Dave

British Olympian Dave Ryding defended his slalom title for the ninth time at the Delancey British Alpine Skiing Championships in Tignes on Friday.

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Meet the Lancashire stars going for gold at the Commonwealth Games

From wrestling to netball, athletes from across Lancashire will be hoping to do England proud at the Commonwealth Games.

Senior Captains Lewis Fenwick and Eleanor Fuggle and junior captains Kian Noon and Emily Fenwick

Swimming captains for the 2018 season are named ahead of Friendly League clash

Colne ASC had their first Friendly League fixture of the season against Accrington ASC.

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