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Liverpool at Christmas - a fantastic festive weekend break

When you imagine a city break your brain most likely conjures up the likes of Paris, Rome, Amsterdam or even New York.

Songs of Sunrise by Robert Neill

Song of Sunrise paints a true social history

A few weeks ago I indicated that I would let you know which books about the locality I have enjoyed reading over the years, writes local historian Roger Frost.

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.
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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Theatre review: Billy Elliot at Manchester Palace Theatre

Theatre review: Billy Elliot at Manchester Palace Theatre

New to Manchester and on its first UK tour, the full production of Billy Elliot has arrived at the Palace Theatre and if you haven’t seen it before, you must.

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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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Burnley Probus Club

Burnley Probus Club's Centenary celebrations

The Burnley Probus Club recently welcomed a speaker to the establishment to give an informative lecture on WWI and to mark the Centenary celebrations.
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.
The event at the Burnley Boys and Girls' Club will take place at 3pm on Saturday, November 26th.

Burnley Boys and Girls' Club Christmas Craft Fair

The Burnley Boys and Girls' Club is holding a Christmas Craft Fair, boasting a range of attractions to raise money for the running of one of the town's favourite institutions.

Entertainer Eugene Earle

Entertainer who took on a lion armed only with a banjo

Global minstrel, radio pioneer and multi-talented musician Eugene Earle became a household name in Lancashire during the first half of the last century. Here John Grimbaldeston relives his extraordinary life
Cinderella at The Bolton Octagon

Theatre review: Cinderella at Bolton Octagon

It’s nearly Christmas so time for fairy tale offerings from theatres across the land - many fairly predictable and some just a little bit different.

Julie has covered almost 1,200 miles in two years.

Wildlife walker's dog days far from over

A hedgehog-inspired charity hiker has walked over 1,000 miles of rugged terrain with her two dogs, raising almost £5,000 for local charities.
Lilac Tree, Walton-le-Dale

Lancashire recommends.... gift shops

Here is a list of top gift shops across Lancashire, as voted by readers and editorial staff
Manchester German Christmas Markets on Albert Square in front of the landmark Town Hall


The glamour of Manchester at Christmas

One ordinary Saturday, 20 years ago, IRA terrorists ignited a bomb in Manchester.

Prairie Sports Village, in Windermere Avenue, has hit the two million golf ball milestone in just 12 months (s)

Driving range's striking first year

Burnley’s multi-million pound sports village is celebrating a ball-striking bonanza on its first birthday.

Art gadgets: 3,2,1 Draw, Scribble Scramble and Doodle Delirium

Art gadgets: 3,2,1 Draw, Scribble Scramble and Doodle Delirium

Games are an essential part of Christmas and what better way to avoid Grandad’s plea for charades than to try out Crayola’s latest inventions.

The Burnley Mechanics team celebrate winning the Best Cultural Venue at the Lancashire Tourism Awards (s)

Mechanics lands top cultural award

Burnley Mechanics has been named the top Cultural Venue in the county at the Lancashire Tourism awards.

Harry Potter POP! Vinyl figure

Great stocking filler ideas

A great way to keep the children happy at Christmas and not spend a fortune at the same time is the old fashioned stocking filler.
Britain's Got Talent ventriloquist, Steve Hewlett, will feature at the event.

Britain's Got Talent stars set to light up Christmas extravaganza

Two stars from Britain's Got Talent are gearing up to warm the hearts of audiences this Christmas, as the Andy Williams Christmas Extravaganza, featuring The Osmonds and other specials guests, heads to Burnley.
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