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Hospice launches appeal for unwanted Christmas presents

Hospice launches appeal for unwanted Christmas presents

Christmas is over for another year but you may have been left with a stack of unwanted gifts that you have no idea what to do with.

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Cafe owner’s festive lunch was treat for homeless and vulnerable in Burnley

Cafe owner’s festive lunch was treat for homeless and vulnerable in Burnley

Christmas Day came a little early for a number of homeless people and vulnerable families in Burnley at the weekend.

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Burnley superstore’s Christmas gift for church to help the homeless

Burnley superstore’s Christmas gift for church to help the homeless

A church drop-in centre was given a cash windfall to help the homeless and vulnerable at Christmas.

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Study: North West to consume 165% of normal calorie intake on Christmas Day

Study: North West to consume 165% of normal calorie intake on Christmas Day

Christmas is about three things: presents, family, and food. Eating with family after opening gifts is basically a national sport this time of year, and so with the country soon to be full to the brim with turkey, Brussels spouts, and gravy, a new survey has revealed that people in the North West are set to consume 165% of their normal calorie intake on Christmas Day.

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Rudolph and his pals dash through snow to visit Burnley primary school

Rudolph and his pals dash through snow to visit Burnley primary school

Excited pupils at a Burnley primary school could not believe their eyes when a group of very special visitors dropped in to see them this week.

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Video: Padiham’s rising star Jolie (10) brings Christmas cheer to care home residents with festive show

Video: Padiham’s rising star Jolie (10) brings Christmas cheer to care home residents with festive show

Talented little songstress Jolie Forrest delighted care home residents with her own Christmas show.

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East Lancashire bankers don their best Christmas knits for charity

East Lancashire bankers don their best Christmas knits for charity

A group of East Lancashire bankers have donned colourful Christmas knits in aid of charity.

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Festive magic for 500 children thanks to Burnley Express Christmas Toy Appeal

Festive magic for 500 children thanks to Burnley Express Christmas Toy Appeal

Around 500 children, from 190 vulnerable families in Burnley and Padiham, will be waking up to brand new toys and gifts this Christmas morning thanks to generous Burnley Express readers.

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Burnley students full of festive cheer at community Christmas dinner

Burnley students full of festive cheer at community Christmas dinner

Students from Burnley’s Blessed Trinity RC College  took to the stage at their community Christmas dinner.

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Festive carols for shoppers who helped Burnley Express and Salvation Army Toy Appeal

Festive carols for shoppers who helped Burnley Express and Salvation Army Toy Appeal

Customers were treated to a selection of Christmas carols while they did their shopping at Burnley’s Asda store.

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A defence of the Brussels sprout - written by a scientist

by Trevor George, King's College LondonBrussels sprouts, like their European namesake, divide opinion. Some people embrace the flavour

5 ways to cut down your food waste this Christmas

by Elliot Woolley, Loughborough UniversityThe average family throws away about £700 worth of food each year. This is not just a drain

This is the 10 day festive weather forecast - and when snow could hit

Many people may have been dreaming of a 'white Christmas', but what are the experts saying?Some will be disappointed to hear that we may be

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