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Police warning about fake £20 notes

Police are asking Pendle residents to check their £20 notes.

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Michael Keanes header crosses the line but isnt given

Burnley return to scene of pivotal moment

Burnley go to Brighton sixth in the Premier League table, riding the crest of a wave.

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Planned North West roadworks

Planned North West roadworks

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 15 December but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

Transport
Jay Rodriguez helps out at Marks and Spencer in Burnley

West Brom's Jay Rod is a top Baggie for the hospice

West Brom striker Jay Rodriguez showed he’s a top "Baggie" when he came to support a Christmas bag packing operation in aid of Pendleside Hospice.

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A yellow weather warning for ice has been issued across the North West.

YELLOW WARNING: Ice predicted across the North West

A yellow weather warning for ice has been issued across the North West as temperatures have been predicted to plunge to -5.6°C.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace, London

Date for royal wedding announced

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry on May 19 next year, Kensington Palace said.
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Revellers warned over railway station safety over Christmas period

Christmas revellers are being urged to "keep a clear head" on the rail network after shocking footage showed people stumbling on to tracks.
Transport
The Christmas Fair in full swing.

Padiham school Christmas Fair raises £800

With the festive period in full swing, parents and pupils alike enjoyed a "superb day" at St Leonard's Church of England Primary School's Christmas Fair.

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Deep fried mince pies on chip shop's festive menu

A chip shop is serving up deep-fried mince pies and pigs in blankets over the festive season.
Eating Out
60% are incorrectly planning to recycle shiny or glittery wrapping paper

Most Britons think amount of waste generated at Christmas 'unacceptable'

Half of Britons would happily receive unwrapped presents this Christmas to help cut the amount of waste generated over the festive season, a poll has found.

Environment
Have you taken all your leave

Millions of Brits set to lose annual leave because they fail to take it off

Six million UK workers are set to lose some of their annual leave because they have simply failed to take the time off during the year.

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Frank Baker and Wendy Johnson.

Tesco Burnley bakers ready for charity Christmas Day 10k

For the second year running a pair of hot-heeled Tesco Burnley employees will be donning their trainers for a Christmas Day 10k to raise money for Pendleside Hospice.

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This year's word of the year has been announced

50 year old phrase is named word of the year

"Youthquake" has been named as Oxford Dictionaries' word of the year following in the footsteps of "omnishambles", "post-truth" and "selfie" to have been awarded the accolade.

Offbeat
Chocolate is toxic for dogs

Mince pies, pigs in blankets and festive choc - the treats to avoid giving your dog this Christmas

Millions of dogs around the country will be fed festive treats which could potentially harm them this Christmas, a study has found.

Offbeat
Picket line outside Preston

Virgin Trains' workers 'solidly supporting' pay strike

Workers on Virgin Trains West Coast are said to be "solidly supporting" a strike over pay.

Transport
Current guidelines recommend that an alcohol-free childhood is best

Under age drinking warning as study finds sixth of parents let young drink at 14

Health experts have warned of the dangers of under age drinking after a study found that one in six parents allow their children to drink alcohol at the age of 14.

Health
Selfitis, or the obsessive taking of selfies, appears to be a genuine condition

Can't stop taking pictures of yourself? Then you might have 'selfitis'

Selfitis, or the obsessive taking of selfies, appears to be a genuine condition, research has suggested.

Offbeat
The Gynaecology Outpatients Department at the Lancashire Women and Newborn Centre with their donations for the Women's Refuge.

Burnley General workers' touching Women's Refuge donation

In lieu of the traditional Secret Santa, nurses and healthcare assistants in the Gynaecology Outpatients Department at the Lancashire Women and Newborn Centre at Burnley General Hospital have taken a more charitable approach to the festive period this year.

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Chemo boost for Burnley General Hospital

Cancer patients in Burnley and beyond have been given a huge boost with the opening of a specialist unit at Burnley General Teaching Hospital.
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Raver Tots is at Preston's 53 Degrees on Sunday

Feast of theatre and music in Preston

There really is something for everything with these events over the coming days.

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