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Double Paralympic medallist Tom Hamer has been shortlisted for the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award.

The former Burnley Bobcat could follow in the footsteps of previous winners Wayne Rooney, Tom Daley, Andy Murray, Amber Hill and Claudia Fragapane if he is presented with the accolade.

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Action from Burnley RUFC's win over Garstang

Burnley batter Garstang

Everything clicked in Burnley’s latest outing as they put Garstang to the sword with a comprehensive 14-try home win.

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Community Club of the Year: Burnley Rounders Club

Trio recognised at the sports awards

A local rounders club, primary school and budding Olympic swimmer have been recognised in this year’s Lancashire Sports Awards.

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Burnley Leisures fitness manager and new Stages Cycling brand ambassador, Elaine Adams-Gilligan.

Burnley Leisure fitness manager appointed cycling ambassador

Burnley Leisure’s fitness manager has taken centre stage as the new brand ambassador for renowned cycling gear company, Stages Cycling.

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More success for Sandygate in Nationals

More success for Sandygate in Nationals

Burnley’s Sandygate Amateur Boxing Club’s National Association of Boys and Girls Clubs (NABGC) Champions drew their Merseyside and Cheshire counterparts in the National pre-quarter-final stages at Croxteth Leisure Centre, Liverpool at the weekend.

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Actors Steve Hannam and Ben Maytham in Living with Luke, taken by Phoenix Theatre Arts. (s)

Play delivered an emotional clout

Living with Luke braved tough opponents - wrestling not only the Autistic Shadow but stereotypes of masculinity - to deliver an emotional knock-out.
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Burnley celebrate 90th anniversary in style

Burnley celebrate 90th anniversary in style

Burnley Rugby Club celebrated their 90th season with a special game against invitational side the Anti Assassins last Sunday.

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From Budapest to Burnley for young wrestler David

A talented young wrestler who has made a momentous journey from Budapest to Burnley is getting to grips with life in his new home.

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Prairie Sports Village, in Windermere Avenue, has hit the two million golf ball milestone in just 12 months (s)

Driving range's striking first year

Burnley’s multi-million pound sports village is celebrating a ball-striking bonanza on its first birthday.

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The Met Office have issued an Amber warning for Lancashire

SNOW ALERT: Met office issues Yellow warning for Lancashire

The Met Office have issued a Yellow alert for ice and snow in Lancashire on Thursday evening and overnight into Friday in the Northwest.
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Pump up the volume – new BMX track for borough

Pump up the volume – new BMX track for borough

A true team effort has put the wheels in motion on a new BMX pump track for the borough.

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Maximum 147 break for Ighten Leigh ace Chris

Maximum 147 break for Ighten Leigh ace Chris

Chris Lawson of Ighten Leigh recorded a maximum 147 break on Hallow’een against Colne SC’s Jamie Lingard.

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Sandygate show a success

Sandygate show a success

Burnley’s Sandygate Amateur Boxing Club held their first show of the season at The Mechanics, in what turned out to be another sell-out success.

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Orienteers search for new members

Orienteers search for new members

An orienteering club is on the hunt for new members.

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Boxer Shayne Singleton

Pain for Shayne after title bid is put on ice

Shayne Singleton confessed that he’s “devastated beyond belief” after the welterweight fighter sustained an injury that obliterated his hopes of challenging Bradley Skeete for the British title later this month.

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Englands number one Reece Farnhill shows off his gold medal after winning the welterweight title in Grantham at the weekend

Reece is national champ!

Sabden’s Reece Farnhill was crowned England Boxing Development 69kg National champion at the weekend.

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Reece is crowned new England Boxing champ!

Reece is crowned new England Boxing champ!

Sabden’s Reece Farnhill was crowned England Boxing Development 69kg National champion at the weekend.

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Outstanding Burnley beat Thornton

Outstanding Burnley beat Thornton

Burnley produced another outstanding display in defeating second-placed Thornton on Saturday.

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Boxer Shayne Singleton

Singleton shrugs off setback ahead of shot at Lonsdale Belt

British title contender Shayne Singleton is refusing to let one bad night at the office overshadow 14 weeks of preparation for his shot at the Lonsdale Belt.

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Tornados reclaim the Rosebowl after thrilling game

Tornados reclaim the Rosebowl after thrilling game

Burnley Tornados won the annual Rosebowl game, beating Chorley Buccaneers at Holt House.

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