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Animal crackers Audrey is a real charity champ

What does a caring grandmother from Burnley have in common with celebrities Joanna Lumley, Bryan Adams, John Cleese, Amanda Holden and Peter Andre?

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Grunge lost a legend in this year

1994: A look back at the big stories

This week in 1994, Richard Nixon, the 37th president of the United States, died in a New-York City hospital four days after suffering a stroke. He was 81.
Nostalgia
David Walsh and John Richmond will be riding their motorbikes across Europe for Derian House

Two bikers raise smiles with their Derian House challenge

Two big-hearted bikers are planning the trip of a lifetime to mark their 50th birthdays, raising funds for a children’s hospice.
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Do you remember going down "The Cat's" as iconic nightclub the Cat's Whiskers was known as.

Hop down to the Cat's for a dream of a reunion

An appeal from Down Under to organise a "mother of all reunions" to celebrate the heyday of some of Burnley's most iconic nightclubs may be on the cards.
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These two youngters are clearly ready for the Easter fun and celebrations at Burnley's Towneley Hall

Time to celebrate a cracking great Easter at historic hall

Hunts for rabbits and eggs and guided tours are being laid on at Burnley's Towneley Hall for an Easter extravaganza weekend.

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With interest in joining the Scouts skyrocketing, more volunteers are needed.

Bear Grylls support sees Lancs Scouts figures soar

With a wave a new support spearheaded by double Paralympic medallist Tom Hamer and survival expert Bear Grylls, the Scouts in Burnley and Pendle have reported the highest number of adult members on record in their latest annual membership figures.

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"Missing link" rail line could yield £43.5m annual boom

"Missing link" rail line could yield £43.5m annual boom

An independent report into the benefits of improving trans-Pennine transport links by installing a rail line between Colne and Skipton has been warmly welcomed by SELRAP (Skipton-East Lancashire Rail Action Partnership).
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Peter Slater signs a copy of his book Dont You Know Who I Am for Pendleside Probus Club President Keith Richardson. (s)

Tales of BBC mishaps by radio star

It was a game of guess who last month when a BBC sports commentator told tales of near disaster to Pendleside Probus Club.

Lifestyle
Chloe Quigley of the 31st Burnley Guides.

Girlguiding gets cooking

Girls from across East Lancashire have taken part in a cook-off in conjunction with the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK.

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The Xbox One video game controllers sold by Argos in the UK

Xbox chargers recalled over fears they could overheat

A range of chargers for XBOX ONE Video Game Controllers have been recalled by the manufacturer due to their potential to overheat.

Offbeat
Advanced skincare expert William Foley

From cosmetic to aesthetic...beauty treatment is more than skin deep

After 31 years in journalism I have been lucky enough to try a range of health and beauty treatments, it is one of the perks of the job I love.
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Burnley Tornados creating a real sporting storm

When it comes to American football, the UK has always adopted a somewhat sceptical stance.

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The perimeter of the ice rink. Photo: Peter Stawicki

Cool ice rink set for Burnley

Cool plans are afoot to create a huge outdoor ice rink in Burnley town centre.

Business
Loyal North Lancashire Regimental Memorial pictured on the spot where the soldiers fought at Diyalah. Today it stands in the British Military Cemetery at Baghdad

Forgotten story of extraordinary First World War heroism

Thanks to the classic film Zulu, most people know of the Battle of Rorke’s Drift, when British soldiers in South Africa defended their post against raging warriors for a day and a night.
Nostalgia
Peter Whittaker, Terri Baldwin, and James Allan.

Quiz night raises for Pendleside

A working men's club in Burnley has got all the right answers after holding a charity quiz night and raising over £1,500 for Pendleside Hospice.

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The Throwdown finalists - Richard, Clover and Ryan

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.

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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.

Travel
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.

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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.

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