Daughter to raise funds for charity after mum is diagnosed with shock brain tumour

A popular post office worker has been diagnosed with a shock brain tumour – and her daughter will now run a half-marathon to raise funds for the Brain Tumour Charity.

Julia ONeill, Pendlesides Day Services Manager, got the ball rolling by donating her first new fiver.

Pendleside encourage people to donate new fivers

With the new five pound notes entering circulation, Pendleside Hospice have kickstarted a campaign appealing to the more generous side of those with their shiny and striking new bills.

The Jeans for Genes campaign is in support of children affected by a genetic disorder.

School flouts uniform to raise for genetic charity

Trawden Forest Primary School on Dean Street in Trawden have donned their demin in support of the Jeans for Genes campaign, which funds a range of initiatives that improve the lives of children affected by a genetic disorder.

Mary Sanderson 1920-2016

One of Lowerhouse Mills Club's finest sadly dies

A Lowerhouse Mills Club fixture, Marguerite Sanderson - known affectionately as Mary - has sadly died at the age of 95.
The Duke of Lancaster in Colne will be hosting the charity night this Saturday.

Charity event for Men United in Colne

A charity event aiming to raise money in the name of prostate cancer is set to take place this weekend at the Duke of Lancaster pub on Church Street in Colne.

Neil Ibbotson and Louise Helsby (centre) present a cheque for 1,227 to Neonatal Specialist Practitioner Lisa Slater, surrounded by members of staff on the NICU ward.

Donation to unit will be baby Oscar's legacy

A couple, who faced the devastating heartache of losing their newborn baby, have raised money to help other parents facing the same tragedy.

The route for Run in the Dark Manchester. (s)

Run in the Dark route revealed

The route for Run in the Dark Manchester has been revealed.
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Richard Farnworth (left) of Farmworth Rose with Simon Raine of Handelsbanken

Charity golf event raises over £1,000 for Pendleside Hospice

A charity golf event hosted by local law firm Farnworth Rose at the picturesque Nelson Golf Club has raised over £1,000 for Pendleside Hospice.
Ryan Salmon with Casting Director Georgia Jane and girlfriend Chloe Ingham. (s)

Couple make an emotional TV appearance

Burnley’s “Coach Trip” couple faced “The Human Lie Detector” in an emotional TV show encouraging a heart-to-heart about the future.

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The loss of a pet can be devastating

The death of a pet can be devastating - but help is at hand

Anyone who has lost a beloved pet - whether after a long illness or accident -  will know just how hard it can be coming to terms with your grief.

M&S Manager Donna Wilkinson and husband Garry will undergo a head-shave at a Macmillan Coffee Morning. (s)

Charity head-shave at coffee morning

The manager of Marks & Spencers and her husband are braving a charity head-shave.

Olivia Lalor

Little Olivia facing fight of her life

A fund-raising campaign has been launched for a baby girl who had to undergo a 14 hour operation to remove a tumour the size of an orange from her brain.
Carmel (middle) with Laura and Liam of Image.

Burnley woman's charity head-shave

A local woman has gone under the scissors in the name of charity, as she had her hair shaved off to raise money for Pendleside Hospice whilst donating the hair to the Little Princess Trust.

Burnley scientist Emma Fairweather who is calling for people to back the Stand Up To Cancer campaign

Join Emma's mission to find cancer cure

A Burnley born scientist, who is at the frontline of developing new drugs to treat cancer patients, is calling for people to back a fund raising campaign to help her research.

Gary Parkinson

Gary Parkinson returns home from hospital after stomach problems

Ex-Clarets defender Gary Parkinson has returned home ahead of schedule after developing a stomach problem.

The Burnley Baldies after their Brave the Shave challenge with barber Neil Crossley (second from left)

Brave "Burnley Baldies" are hair today, gone tomorrow

A group of gas engineers, who work together at the National Grid, have shown they're not full of hot hair by shedding their locks for a cause close to all their hearts.
Nelson baby girl serious after fall

Nelson baby rushed to hospital after window fall

A baby girl was air-lifted to hospital with serious injuries after falling around 15 feet from a first-floor window.
Greggs new healthy pasties

Greggs introduces ‘healthy’ pasties in lower calorie drive

Those who relish the greasy-lipped indulgence of a fatty Greggs treat, look away now

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Help to beat heart disease

Help to beat heart disease

A support group for deaf and disabled people has completed a project which focused on improving heart health in Burnley, thanks to a grant of almost £8,500 from Heart Research UK.

Josh Ford, amputee fitness-fanatic ('s')

Double amputee Josh’s new lease of life

While the blood, sweat, and tears associated with the gym are usually metaphorical, for a fitness-fanatic amputee, they are very real indeed.

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