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WATCH: Where to play footgolf in Lancashire

A combination of football and golf, where players kick a football into a cup in as few shots as possible.
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Staff at Colne Tyre Centre are this year sponsoring a charity fund raising day at Padiham Football Club.

Former Claret set for guest appearance at hospice charity fundraiser

Former Claret Leighton James will make a guest appearance at a charity football tournament next month.
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Harold and Cynthia Heys with their telegram from the Queen. (s)

Former Padiham couple mark diamond day

It was a diamond day for a former Padiham couple marking a triple celebration on their 60th wedding anniversary last month.

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Baby Ava receiving care at NICU. (s)

Praise for 'outstanding' care as baby Ava comes home

A Pendle mum has described the dedication of neonatal staff as “truly outstanding”.

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Kellie Bland has worked hard to make Krafty Cow Tea Room a welcoming space for new mums. (s)

Krafty Cow Tea Room is first ever winner of new UK award

New mums will feel comfortable in the bosom of a Burnley tea room which has scooped a breast-feeding award.

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WATCH: The best trampoline parks in Lancashire

Looking for somewhere to bounce and run wild?
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Barrie and Muriel Maden,who have been married for 56 years, were born on the same day and delivered  by the same midwife.

Couple were born to be together

A couple, who were born on the same day, within a few hours of each other, and just a few streets apart have just celebrated their 80th birthdays.
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William Pilkington.

Burnley through-and-through: family pay tribute to "genuine bloke"

Praising a down-to-earth and genuine husband and father, the friends and family of the late William Pilkington have paid tribute to a well-loved "all-rounder" of a man.

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Retired accountant and charity champion John Scott has died after a short illness at the age of 72.

Tributes for former accountant and hospice champion

A man, who spent many years working as a volunteer at Pendleside Hospice, has died suddenly at the age of 72.
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Variety Children's Charity committee members, John Barnett MBE DL, Danielle Barnett, Coun Kerry Jones, Cameron Scott, Sandra Delbridge and Deni Middleton join David Jones far left, Chairman of Variety the Childrens Charity Lancashire Committee at the Hilton Hotel, Blackpool.

Variety Children's Charity to expand services across Lancashire

A children’s charity is celebrating after expanding its regional branch beyond Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde to help youngsters across Lancashire.

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Fred and Joan Dandy celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with members of their family.

Valentine's Day marks landmark anniversary for loving couple

Valentine’s Day will be extra special for well known Burnley couple Fred and Joan Dandy

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Carl and Manjit Priestley, who lose everything when a faulty tumble dryer caused a fire at their home, with their children, Gillian (13) Libby (right) Lewis (four) and three-year-old Darcy.

Dad of four's warning after he loses everything in devastating house fire

A father of four, who lost everything when a fire caused by a faulty tumble dryer destroyed his home, has sent out a warning to other families to be on their guard so the same thing does not happen to them.

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Kellie Bland is leading the way in a national campaign to promote breast-feeding mums. (s)

Burnley business leads the way in mums' mission

A Burnley cafe has been named one of the UK's top 10 businesses for supporting breast-feeding mums.

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Laura Black

Fund-raising dinner in honour of Padiham blogger Laura Black who died of Cystic Fibrosis

The courage and inspiration of a young Padiham mum is behind a fund-raising drive to raise cash for research into Cystic Fibrosis and to help the homeless.

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Debbie Welch, who has died at the age of 51

Clarets fan Debbie loses cancer battle nine months after death of her partner

A mum-of-one has died of cancer at the age of 51, less than a year after her partner.

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Kellie Carlin, who has died at the age of 48, on her wedding day.

Balloon release will be final tribute for caring mum Kellie

Family and friends of a devoted mum will release 48 blue and purple balloons into the sky, one to mark each year of her life, at her funeral tomorrow.

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Dorothy Nicholson, who has died at the age of 92, during her career as a nurse at Colne's Hartley Hospital.

Death of former nurse and great great grandmother

A woman, who was known as a "Nurse Nicky" to the hundreds of patients she cared for during her career, has died at the age of 92.

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Keen cyclist and marathon runner Nick Owen.

Clitheroe man’s promise to his mum

A keen cyclist and marathon runner will take on his biggest challenge yet this June in memory of his mum.
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Kirsty Rhodes and her friends after completing the Yorkshire Three Peaks to raise money for Pendleside Hospice in memory of Kirsty's gran, Clare Barritt

Kirsty hopes her Three Peaks challenge will inspire others to do their bit

The fantastic care her grandmother received at a hospice inspired Kirsty Rhodes to do something big to say thank you.

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Cafe owner Kelly Decruz, who served up  a festive lunch for struggling families, with her daughter, Leonie, who sang for the guests.

Kind hearted Kelly planning second day of magic for struggling families

A kind hearted cafe owner, who opened her doors to the public for a special Christmas meal over the festive period, is planning to do it again in the summer.

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