East Lancashire property boss and magician dies

The founder of one of East Lancashire’s largest commercial property companies has died aged 82.

The family theatre at Cloudspotting.

Gisburn Forest gears up for family festival

Gisburn Forest will come alive when the eagerly anticipated Cloudspotting Music and Arts Festival takes place next weekend – Friday, July 28th, to Sunday, July 30th.

Emily and her daughter Penny are pictured at the front at the Teddy Bear's Picnic held at St Michael and St John's RC Primary School to raise awareness about the virus CMV and to raise funds for the charity CMV Action.

Mum's fight to eradicate virus

A mum from Clitheroe is raising awareness about a virus that unborn babies can contract after her own daughter was left with hearing problems.
Lily-Mae Fawcett, who suffers from Angelman syndrome, with her doting mum and dad, Jenny Mitchell and Jon-Paul Fawcett.

Beautiful Lily-Mae is a "ray of sunshine."

Curly haired toddler Lily-Mae Fawcett looks like any other cute three-year-old.

Brave mum and cancer victim Sarah Reed, who has inspired a community to raise thousands of pounds to pay for lifesaving treatment for her with her daughter Chloe

Kind hearted town gets behind cancer mum's battle for lifesaving treatment

The true spirit of generosity is alive and well in Pendle thanks to kind hearted residents who have raised the fabulous total of £1,500 in just two weeks.
Lianna Shutt, the young mum who has been hailed a heroine for saving the life of a man injured in the Manchester bomb attack.

Brave mum hailed as "Superwoman" after bomb blast rescue drama

A brave young mum is preparing for an emotional reunion with the man whose life she saved after the Manchester bomb attack.

Michelle Kiss who died in Monday's bomb blast.

Funds raised for Whalley bomb blast mother's family

Hundreds have already been raised to support the family of a Whalley mother who died in Monday's devastating bomb attack at Manchester's MEN Arena.
Kim Birtwistle, who was caught up in the Manchester bomb blast with her youngest daughter Amie (centre) with her husband Pete and the couple's older daughter Chloe.

Horror of bomb terror is still sinking in for Burnley shop owner and mum

As news of the atrocity at the Manchester Arena continues to dominate the headlines a shop owner, who took her 12-year-old daughter to the Ariana Grande concert as a birthday treat, has described seeing “a sea of screaming girls” running towards them.

Burnley firefighters hosted a charity car wash. (s)

Town ablaze with spirit of charity

Kindness blazed through the town last month when Burnley firefighters held a charity car wash in support of a disabled child.

The taster session takes place on Wednesday 31st May at the Central Methodist Church.

Free Bodyfit taster session perfect for the whole family

Lancashire Women’s Centres are coming together with local partners to put on a fitness event for the whole family to showcase the Bodyfit project.

Brave and loving mum Sarah Reed, who is battling cancer, with her daughter Chloe.

Race is on to save brave cancer victim Sarah's life

A newly wed mum, who is battling cancer, has inspired people across the UK  to raise money for revolutionary treatment that could help to save her life.

Lynsey Cotton and her daughter Katie

Mum's hospital walk for neonatal units

A mum will be walking from Blackburn to Preston in aid of the hospital which helped to save her daughter’s life.
Mark Bowling, who died in a mountain climbing accident, with his wife Elaine and two of their children, Tom and Georgia, who are planning a poignant journey to visit the place he loved.

Family's poignant trip to meet rescue team who battled to save teacher

The family of  a teacher, who died in a mountain climbing accident, are preparing to visit the place he loved so much and meet the rescue team who battled to save him.

A "cheat's index'' has been published listing the top towns where extra martial affairs are going on

"Cheating map" reveals top towns for illicit affairs

An official "infidelity index" has listed Burnley as among the top 140 adulterous towns in the country.


Review: Circus Funtasia; Nelson

There's little more exciting than witnessing talented individuals smash the pillars of possibility and bend back the parameters of human limitations.
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Paul Snape, a well known former DJ and sportsman, who has died suddenly at the age of 52.

Tributes for well known former DJ and sportsman who loved to make people laugh

A devoted dad, husband, talented sportsman and former DJ, who was known as a joker and "storyteller,'' has died suddenly at the age of 52.

Stage Door Youth Theatre is presenting Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats from Wednesday to Saturday. (s)

Cats; Stage Door Youth Theatre

Slinking onto a Colne stage next week is a host of elusive characters.

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Red Rosettes

Have a go at... a cappella singing

Barbershop quartets tend to opt for a cappella singing, without music accompaniment.

Kirsty Holt has made contact with her family.

Missing Colne woman contacts family

A 28-year-old woman who went missing from Colne in January has been found.

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