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Burnley couple celebrate 65th wedding anniversary

A “crackerjack” Burnley duo celebrated their blue sapphire anniversary on February 16th, insisting the secrets to 65 years together are home cooking, spending time together, and dancing.
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Jason Wheeler

How being a volunteer for charity SSAFA is vital to help veterans

Coming out of the armed forces can be a lonely and tricky place. As some veterans feel lost and even contemplate taking their own life, military charity SSAFA provides practical and emotional support for those who feel they have no way out. Natalie Walker speaks to the Lancashire branch about its work and the need for more volunteers.

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Parishioners with the cheque they generously donated to NSPCC.

Parishioners' £3,400 NSPCC donation

The NSPCC have thanked parishioners at the Christ the King and Saint Teresa of the Infant Jesus Churches for their donation of over £3,400, which was raised during Masses over Christmas.

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Former well known jeweller Thelma Gray who has died at the age of 80.

Well known jeweller was a real gem of a lady

A jeweller, who notched up almost 40 years of trading in Burnley until her retirement nine years ago, has died at the age of 80.

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Hundreds expected at funeral for popular teacher, Clarets fan and father

Hundreds expected at funeral for popular teacher, Clarets fan and father

Family, friends, colleagues and pupils, past and present, will gather next week to say goodbye to the much admired teacher who died after he fell climbing one of Britain’s highest mountains.

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Parents are reminded to get their skates on if they need to apply for a primary school place for their child this year.

Deadline looming for primary school applications

Time is running out for parents in Burnley, Pendle and Clitheroe to apply online for a primary school place for their child if they are due to start in September.

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Roast dinner - North Euston Hotel, Fleetwood

Lancashire recommends.... good places to go for a Sunday roast

A Sunday roast is pivotal to a good family get together. Readers have voted - here are the top places to get a tasty roast.
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Mission Christmas

Make it your mission to help children this Christmas

Booths supermarket is supporting an annual toy appeal organised by Cash for Kids children's charity.

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Sunday roast

Where is best to go for a Sunday roast?

Yorkshire puds, gravy and tender meat.
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Jimmy Osmond who is set to perform at Burnley Mechanics Theatre for the second year running.

Jimmy does it all for the love of his loyal Lancashire fans

He is the original "long haired lover from Liverpool" who won the hearts of  a generation of screaming young fans in the 70s.

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Kiddiroo, Tarleton

Lancashire recommends.... toy shops

From toy cats, Pokemon and peddle Lamborghinis, we have found five of the most popular toy shops in Lancashire.

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Santa at Haigh Hall

Top 10 things to do at the weekend

Here is our guide of upcoming events this weekend.
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Road accident victim Qaser  Abbas

Dad of four dies in horror crash

Tributes have been paid to a 37-year-old father-of-four who who died in a major car crash in Padiham yesterday.
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The Lights Out event sought to draw attention to the need for foster carers in the North West.

Burnley church's blackout in support of foster care charity

A Burnley church has thrown its support behind a foster family awareness campaign alongside some of the North West’s best-known buildings by turning out its lights.

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Christmas decorations

Where are the best Christmas shops?

From Christmas trees and wreaths to baubles and snow machines - we all like to get in the festive spirit.

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Families gather for the Padiham Christmas lights switch on

Padiham turns out in force for big Christmas lights switch on

Crowds gathered for one of the biggest events in Padiham's calendar on Friday..the annual Christmas lights switch on.
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Pictured at the official opening of the Milking Parlour at Sabden are the Gill family who are  (left to right) Alan, Gillian and Bobbie, Edward and Nichola and their daughter Lorna.(s)

Farming family milking revolutionary new idea to keep their business afloat

A farming family, faced with the devastating prospect of having to selll off their dairy herd, have gone back to tradition with a revolutionary idea that is sweeping the UK.
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The Wagging Tail

Lancashire recommends...dog-friendly venues

Thanks for your online votes. Here is the top five as voted by readers.

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A young mum claims that tax credit blunders means she cannot afford to buy milk for her five month old baby.

Tax credits outrage for struggling families

A young mum of four cannot afford to feed her children, including her five month old baby, due to the chaos surrounding the Government’s handling of the child tax credits, it was claimed this week.

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Great grandma Ida Hargreaves celebrates her 100th birthday surrounded by her family

Great grandma Ida notches up her first century

A birthday card from Her Majesty the Queen took pride of place among a large collection sent to Mrs Ida Hargreaves to celebrate her 100th birthday.

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