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Award-winning nursery is a trailblazer in safety

A Burnley nursery has set the mark for safety sky-high, becoming the first in town to win this top award.

Education
Liam Cavanagh front, and Lewis Pugh (just seen) during dress rehearsal. (s)

Teens on vintage form at retro show

Memory lane was the catwalk last fortnight for these fashionistas strutting their creative talents for a good cause.
Education
A proud moment for Carol Paton as she is presented with her Certficate of Merit award from Lord Shuttleworth.

Top flight award for dedicated Carol

An air cadets volunteer from Burnley, who quadrupled the members of a flagging unit, has been honoured with a top award.

News
The statepension agewill rise from 67 to 68 from 2037

State pension age to rise to 68 earlier than planned

The state pension age will rise from 67 to 68 from 2037, Work and Pensions Secretary David Gauke has announced.

Business
Ride the Lights in Blackpool is just one of the free events you could try

SPECIAL REPORT: Free events will keep youngsters entertained

For kids the summer holidays stretch out before them in a golden haze. But for parents this time of year can be fraught with the difficulties of what to do to keep them entertained without breaking the bank. NAOMI MOON has put together the pick of events that can be enjoyed for free across the county this summer.

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TSB Bank app to start using iris recognition technology

TSB is to introduce iris recognition as a way for customers to unlock the bank app and access their account, the first in Europe to use this form of biometric technology.

Offbeat
Pupils aged 14 had the highest number of permanent exclusions

35 pupils a day expelled from schools in England

The equivalent of 35 children a day are being expelled from schools in England, official figures show.

Offbeat
Casterton Primary School in Burnley are looking forward to using 7,000 worth of gym equipment won for them by members of Crow Wood Leisure.

Fitness fans with right moves win school its own gym

Fitness fans put their muscle behind a national challenge to help win a Burnley primary school £7,000 worth of gym equipment.

News
Jack Cork has signed for the Clarets once more

Development a sign of club’s ambition - Cork

Midfielder Jack Cork says that the club’s multi-million pound development at Gawthorpe acts as a shining beacon for Burnley’s ever-increasing ambition.

Clarets
Jota in action for Brentford

Midfield links wide of the mark

Contrary to reports in the national media, Burnley are not pondering a £6m move for Eibar’s Argentine central midfielder Gonzalo Escalante.

Clarets
The "full force of the law" should be used to deal with those committing the worst offences.

Tougher punishments for animal abusers under consideration

Animal abusers guilty of the "very worst behaviour" could face tougher punishments, according to Michael Gove.

Offbeat
Derek McLaney, the former deputy district librarian at Burnley Central Library, has died at the age of 81

Death of devoted Clarets fan and former top librarian

A man who rose to the post of deputy district librarian at Burnley Central Library has died.

News
Darryl Chadwick and his partner Claire who has MS.

Nurse with MS inspires 1,500 mile adventure

A Clitheroe man and his brother-in-law are aiming to raise £2,000 for the MS Society by travelling more than 1,500 miles from eastern Spain to the Irish Sea in support of a family member with multiple sclerosis.
News
Mount Kilimanjaro

Man who climbed mountain while claiming disability benefits convicted of fraud

A man who claimed thousands of pounds in disability benefits despite climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, winning a triathlon and competing at the Phoenix Winter Games has been convicted of fraud, prosecutors said.

Offbeat
British Gas is to pay 1.1 million to compensate customers after its agents missed appointments

British Gas pays customers £1.1m compensation over missed appointments

British Gas has paid out £1.1 million to compensate customers after its agents missed appointments, breaching industry standards.

Offbeat
The 50-year-old victim of the assault died in hospital on Wednesday, July 19th.

Murder investigation launched after 50-year-old dies following assault in Colne

Detectives have launched a murder investigation following the death of a man from Colne after an assault for which three people have been arrested.
News
Some members of the fund raising group for St John's Read and St Peter's Simonstone. Back row John Aizlewood and the Rev. Robert Fielding, front row Daphne Rix, Lynne Clarke,  Susan Liles, Joyce Andrew and Zena Jeffries.

Drumming Mayor’s benefit gig with a difference

Ribble Valley Mayor Richard Bennett, who lived in a vicarage in the 1960’s when his father was the vicar of Read, is putting on a benefit gig with a difference.
News
Join Mole in Preston's Avenham Park this summer

Preston parks are setting for family theatre

What better way to celebrate the school holidays and having the children at home than heading of to Avenham and Miller Park every Friday for live family theatre in the open air?

Theatre and Comedy
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