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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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Love is the key for Isaac and Margaret Clement who are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary.

It is love, actually for platinum pair as they celebrate 70 years of wedded bliss

The girl who bought Isaac Clement a ticket for a dance must have kicked herself when he ended up waltzing off with someone else!
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(From left) Comedian Bill Woolland, club leader John Melvin, former footballer Dean Windass, Tom Melvin, chairman Peter Maddock, and Derek Pate.

Burnley Boys and Girls' Club 25th annual Sportsman's Dinner a hit

The Burnley Boys and Girls’ Club’s 25th annual Sportsman’s Dinner has raised almost £3,000 to ensure the historic local establishment can continue to inspire Burnley’s youth.
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Valentines Day card published in 1907. Image courtesy of  www.postcardcollecting.co.uk

St Valentine's Day through the ages

Local historian Keith Johnson looks at how Lancastrian lovebirds celebrated St Valentine's Day in years gone by

Nostalgia
Police caught a drink driver who mistook the car wash for the McDonald;s drive through in Clitheroe

Drive through attempt was a wash out for motorist

A suspected drink driver who fancied a Big Mac came a cropper when he drove into a car wash last night (Friday).

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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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Kamran Chaudhary (36) next to the two felled trees.

Tree horror: Council "gambled with my family's life"

Two goliath 70-foot trees have collapsed in a Reedley man’s garden, leading him to accuse the council - who forbade him from cutting them down - of putting his family in danger.
Lifestyle
A blueprint to pump millions of pounds into Padiham is on the table

Exciting blueprint to boost future of Padiham

An ambitious plan to breathe new life into Padiham and make it more attractive for residents, workers and visitors is set to be rubber-stamped by councillors next week.

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The academy will offer a wide range of both sporting and academic opportunities.

Burnley Girls' Academy kicks off

Burnley Football Club in the Community are set to kickstart their Girls' Football Academy in September 2017, allowing talented female players to combine football with academia at the UCFB Burnley facilities at Turf Moor.

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The Who live on stage

Who fans talkin’ bout their generation

Fans of rockers The Who have been sharing memories of the legendary band’s Lancashire concerts with author Richard Houghton
Nostalgia
GAME OF THE WEEK: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Platform: Xbox One, Genre: Action. Picture credit: PA Photo/Handout.

Games Central: Resident Evil 7 is a first-class first-person horror experience

This week, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is unleashed on Xbox One, Yakuza 0 locks and loads on PS4 and Earthlock - Festival Of Magic stomps onto the same system.

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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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(Left to right)  Lady Shuttleworth, Lord Shuttleworth, Christine Blythe (BPRCVS Chief Officer) and Susan Hughes (BPRCVS Chair and Trustee).

Lord Shuttleworth attends event as BPRCVS turns 80

Dignitaries from local councils, mayoral offices, educational establishments, police, fire services, charities, and voluntary organisations have gathered to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale Council for Voluntary Service.

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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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Coun. Mark Townsend, Burnley Councils head of greenspaces and amenities Simon Goff, park ranger Tracey Dowson, park ranger Edward Kershaw, and chairman of the Friends of Thompson and Queens parks Michelle Wolfenden on the bridge over the boating lake at Thompson Park.

Thompson Park improvements green for go

The green light has been given to start improvement work to one of Burnley's oldest parks.
Outdoors
Orienteering

Map out a great new hobby

A series of orienteering events around the area are waiting to be challenged.

Lifestyle
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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Reedley Road will undergo resurfacing next month. (Google Maps image)

Council's go-ahead for Reedley Road resurfacing

After months of local residents complaining about the appalling state of Reedley Road in Brierfield the Conservative County and Borough Councillors have announced that resurfacing work will start next month.
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What do new tax changes mean for you?

DVLA car tax changes: Find out how much you will pay from April

New tax rules will end up costing motorists hundreds of pounds when they come into force in April.

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Driving test: Picture posed by models

Figures show 40 learners are caught using driving test impersonators each year

More than 40 learners are caught using impersonators to take driving tests each year, new figures show.

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