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Witnesses sought after 'deliberate' Ribchester barn fire

Police are appealing for information following a fire at a barn in Ribchester, which is believed to have been started deliberately.

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Festive fun on the streets of Liverpool

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.

Travel
Brierfield Action in Community is calling for recipes from around the world. (s)

Call for recipes for world cookbook

This sweet fund-raiser is giving food-lovers the chance to publish their own star-bakes, show-stoppers and delicious masterpieces.

Eating Out
Edris Bracewell, a champion of first aid, who has died at the age of 78.

First aid champion dies at 78

A man who devoted his life to helping others has died suddenly at the age of 78.
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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.
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TalkTalk headquaters in west London

TalkTalk hit by massive cyber attack

TalkTalk has said it has been affected by the same cyber attack that left Post Office broadband customers without an internet connection.

Business
Calderstones is closing

Calderstones Hospital set to close

The last NHS hospital in England for people with learning disabilities, which is based in Whalley, will close, it has been announced.
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Burnley College which is set to merge with Accrington and Rossendale College.

College merger could happen by May next year

Proposals have been announced for the merger of Burnley College with Accrington and Rossendale College, which could happen as soon as May next year.

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Fire crews attended a fatal road accident in Hapton this morning

Man dies after major five car crash

A man has died and several other motorists were badly injured following a serious road accident this morning in Hapton.

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Hundreds of teacher jobs at risk according to unions

Hundreds of teacher jobs at risk according to unions

Hundreds of teachers across Burnley could lose their jobs as schools face up to the increasingly difficult challenge of balancing their books amid drastic funding cuts.

Education 2
Boohoo Company on Heasandford Industrial Estate

Boohoo submits plans for second huge warehouse

Controversial plans to build a second huge warehouse near a secondary school have been submitted by Burnley company Boohoo.com – which would be open 24 hours a day seven days a week.

Business
The Rev Jim Corrigall minister at Padiham Unitarian Chapel which has become the first in the area to be approved to carry out same sex weddings.

Padiham church makes history as first in the area to marry gay couples

A church in Padiham has made history by becoming the first in the area to gain approval to hold same sex weddings.
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Simeons Watch, presented by Riding Lights Theatre Company. (s)

Play offers light in a dark world

Riding Lights Theatre Company is helping to breathe hope into the dark and painful world of dementia with its new production “Simeon’s Watch”.

Theatre and Comedy
Burnley Magistrates' Court

Window cleaner headbutted victim at court

A window cleaner who assaulted a man at Burnley Magistrates' Court ended up back where it happened - this time as the defendant.

Crime
Pupils at St James' Lanehead CE Primary School dressed in non-uniform for charity. (s)

A spot of kindness can go a long way

It was a dotty day at school when pupils dressed in spots to help raise money for Children in Need.

Education
Burnley Magistrates Court

Banning order for teen Clarets fan

A teenage Clarets fan has received a three year football banning order after joining in a brawl with rival supporters.

Crime 1
Justin Birchall (second right) with his wife, sales director Louise; company chairman Colin Birchall (third left) and Master of Ceremonies Brian Conley; (forward) chairman Martin Williams and Damian McLoughlin, sales director UK & Ireland at Unilever Food Solutions.

Gold star for Burnley food company's impeccable service

Burnley-based Birchall Foodservice has scooped a gold medal for their excellent service at a prestigious awards ceremony in London.

News
The cast of Woman in Mind. (s)

An explosive picture of the mind

The Garrick’s latest offering drew up an alarming and balanced picture of mental illness.

Theatre and Comedy
A lack of social provision for elderly patients is being cited as one of the reasons for longer waiting times, with hospital beds at a premium.

A&E ambulance waiting time increases by 62% in north west

The time ambulances spend at A&E in between calls in the north west has risen by 62% in the past two years, as social care provision struggles to cope with an aging population.

Health
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