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The Great Pottery Throwdown - The natural successor to Bake-Off's crown

It may have escaped your notice, but the BBC recently lost the jewel in its primetime crown – The Great British Bake-Off. The Beeb has been running auditions for “the next Bake-Off” for some time now – many with some arrangement of the words ‘Great’, ‘British’, ‘Challenge’ and ‘Off’ in the title.

TV and Film
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 misty view of Lake Windemere from Waterhead

Travel review: The Waterhead Hotel, Ambleside

A good hotel should be a treat, and the Waterhead Hotel at the top of Lake Windermere in Ambleside always manages to live up to both parts of that equation.

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.

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.

Abi Bates, who has won the Lancashire Young Cricket Coach of the Year Award, with some of her students and cricketers at Shuttleworth College.

Coaching award sums up Abi's success

Maths teacher Abi Bates has it all figured out after being named as Lancashire’s Young Cricket Coach of the Year.

Clarets Cheerleaders owner and head coach Sophie Boyle with her girls Hayley Gill, Molly Townsend,Hannah Skyner, Morgan Allen and Beth Midgley who have been chosen to represent the UK in the world championships in Japan.

Fantastic five to represent UK in world cheerleading finals

Five talented young cheerleaders from Burnley have been selected to represent the UK at the world championships.

On your marks at the race night in Padiham are (from left to right)  Daniel Frazer,  Mayoress Melanie Kirk, Mayor James Kirk ( Mayor ) and Peter Frazer.

Race goers on the starters' block for charity night success

A race night in Padiham was a huge success, raising £800 for good causes.

The little evacuees from Christ the King Primary School in Burnley.

Postcards home from the evacuees

Modern day children were transported back to the days of World War Two when all youngsters were taken from their homes in towns and cities and sent to live in the countryside.

Red Rosettes

Have a go at... a cappella singing

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

Temple of Olympian Zeus and Lycabettus. Photo: Y. Skoulas,

Travel: Athens, Greece

Travel for me is all about the the incredible kindness strangers always seem to show you when they realise you are exploring their territory.

Burnley Youth Theatre is hosting another fund-raising fun run. (s)

Theatre group hosting fun run

Burnley Youth Theatre is inviting residents to take part in a fund-raising fun run.

Theatre and Comedy
Comic great Charlie Chaplin cut his teeth in the music halls of Lancashire

Clog dancing kid who became a global superstar

Charlie Chaplin’s journey to becoming the first global movie star saw him treading the boards in Lancashire in his early years. Mike Hill reports.


The Hop reunion is a big success

A reunion to re live times at one of Burnley's most iconic nightspots, The Hop, had revellers dancing the night away.

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Dreamboats and Petticoats at the Palace Theatre, Manchester

Theatre review: Dreamboats and petticoats at Manchester Palace Theatre

It was cold, it was dark, and I needed cheering up on a Monday evening. So what better than a song and dance?

Theatre and Comedy
Pancake tossing in the 1830s

Lancashire's weird and wonderful Pancake Day traditions

Pancake Day is upon us and local historian Keith Johnson reveals the strange Lancastrian rituals once celebrated at this time of year
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.

He may be an officer and a gentleman but only 9% of Burnley women say they prefer a man in uniform

Love a man in uniform? Not if you live in Burnley

A cheeky study of Burnley street style by a fashion giant has shot down the myth that all women in the town love a man in uniform.
A survey has revealed the superstitions people in Burnley believe in.

Have you seen a magpie? You had better touch wood

Burnley folk are a superstitious lot, according to new research.
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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