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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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.

Mick and Bernice Muldoon were married in 1952.

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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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.

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.

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.

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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