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Pokemon Go announce Hallowe’en-themed update for this week

The developers of Pokemon GO are getting into the spirit of the season by announcing a series of Hallowe’en-themed special features.

Record store

Where are the best record shops?

Readers have submitted their suggestions for their favourite music shops in the area.
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Nintendo Switch games console

Nintendo pins hopes of a return to greatness on new Switch console

Nintendo has revealed details of its forthcoming Nintendo Switch games console, as the company eyes a return to its former greatness.

The team were raising funds for Pendleside Hospice.

McDermott Homes employees conquer Yorkshire Three Peaks

A group of 10 employees from McDermott Homes have raised £3,500 in aid of Pendleside Hospice by conquering the Yorkshire Three Peaks.

Higher Trapp assistant manager Katie Redpath  and chef Simon Gatt tuck into the rag pudding

Charity goes from rag puddings to riches thanks to hungry diners

Diners are tucking into a Lancashire delicacy to help a cancer charity go from rags to riches.

The site of William Marshalls furniture store can be seen to the right of the Cross Keys on St Jamess Street in Burnley

Libraries come to town!

This week sees part two of Retro’s look at the story of libraries in Burnley, writes local historian Roger Frost.
The Queen, Duke of Edinburgh and Prince of Wales (hidden right) on the Leeds and Liverpool canal in Burnley, 2012

Two hundred years of the Leeds and Liverpool canal

Celebrations are taking place this week to mark 200 years of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. Jade Taylorson looks back at the origins on an engineering project which changed the face of the north of England forever
Monkeys go bananas in their own Bake Off final

Monkeys go bananas in their own Bake Off final

A six-year-old animal lover is baking a cake for monkeys on the day of The Great British Bake Off final.


In pictures: Cars, coffee and a charity cheque at Pendle Powerfest

Motoring enthusiasts from all over the region gathered at Rolls-Royce Leisure in Barnoldswick on Saturday for Cars and Coffee.

Book review: Valentina by SE Lynes

Book review: Valentina by SE Lynes

This is the story of a woman who is striving for an idyllic, happy, life with her partner and newborn baby.

St Jamess Street, Burnley, at about the time of Gilbertsons Subscription Library

Lending libraries of Burnley's past

I have been writing “Retro” and Peek into the Past” for so long that I thought I ought to do an audit of the subjects I have covered, writes local historian ROGER FROST.
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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Catherine's Palace St. Petersburg - Russia

Travel review: Best of both worlds

We had almost decided on a city holiday to Sweden and Denmark when we saw a Fred Olsen cruise which included those 2 countries, plus the bonus of Baltic Sea countries Estonia, Latvia and Russia - with St Petersburg as the highlight. The itinerary immediately appealed, and with the help and knowledge from the tour staff, we booked a series of excursions well within our budget, proving to be an invaluable decision.
Five taxi journeys a week will be put on for residents

‘Free’ taxi travel for stranded Sabden residents

A Ribble Valley housing association has donated £1,000 to help residents in Sabden get in and out of the village.
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Burnley Chess Club members at their new home who are (from left to right) Brian Smith, Rob Tokeley, Martyn Hamer, Peter Dickinson, David Innes,  Jim Hollingworth, Andrew Clarkson and Steve Horrocks.

Chess club makes right move to new home

Chess players have made a smart move to their former home after almost two decades away.
Carlisle Castle. Photo courtesy of English Heritage

Travel review: The Lake District

It is amazing how dismissive young children can be of nostalgia. Mention old-fashioned stories and jobs of yester-year and the response (in our household anyway!) is usually – BORING!
The Yorkshire Hotel seen from the south side of the Culvert

Burnley's inns of the past

I am often asked to write about Burnley’s public houses but I am aware that there a number of local people who know a lot more about them than I do, writes local historian ROGER FROST.

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End of an era as historic landmark Burnley pub is demolished

One of Burnley's most prominent and recognisable landmarks disappeared from the landscape this week.

Allan Blackburn, owner of GB Antiques in Lancaster

Lancashire recommends....Antique shops

Here is a list of places to get your valuable treasures.

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A competition by is looking for a home with Britain's most depressing view. (s)

The hunt is on for the UK's worst view

A competition to find a home with Britain's worst view is returning for its third year.

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