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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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.

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.

Jackie Sherburn (left) and her sister Wendy, are both New Year's Day babies, and now Jackie is searching for the four boys born on the same day as hr 50 years ago.

Jackie's birthday mission to find the trio who share her landmark day

A mum-of-two, who was born on New Year's Day 50 years ago, would love to get in touch with the three other babies born in the same hospital on that day.
Gladys Whitaker, who spent several years working as the childcare and adoptions officer in Burnley, toasts her 80th birthday at York Races.

Death of former adoptions officer who helped to shape hundreds of young lives

A woman, who influenced the lives of hundreds of children, has died at the age of 88.

Pupils at St Mary Magdalene's RC Primary School in Burnley hand over gifts to Captain Maisie Veacock for the Salvation Army and Burnley Express Christmas Toy Appeal.

School boosts toy appeal with generous gifts

Extra gifts and toys, that were spare after a special “Meet Santa” event at a Burnley primary school, were generously donated to the Burnley Express and Salvation Army Christmas Toy Appeal.

Kelly Decruz (right) will host a Christmas meal for the needy and homeless at her Rosegrove cafe with her daughter Leonie who will sing for the guests.

Kind hearted cafe owner will host Christmas for needy families and the homeless

A kind hearted cafe owner is opening the doors of her business to provide a traditional Christmas Day for struggling families and the homeless.
Robbie Dixon (10) re-enacts the classic pose from Home Alone before the special screening of the film at Burnley's Reel Cinema.

Which classic films are on your wish list?

Christmas would just not be Christmas without everyone sitting down to watch the classic family film Home Alone.
A Burnley businessman wants to make Christmas, 2017, memorable for one lucky family.

"Secret Santa" businessman wants to make Christmas the best one ever for a deserving family

A Burnley dad-of-two, who has built a thriving business from scratch, wants to share his success with a family from his hometown.


Winter Wonderland spectacular attracts 4,000 visitors

Burnley College was transformed into a magical Winter Wonderland at the weekend to help the community celebrate the start of the festive season.

Jane Harrison of Lloyds Bank (left) hands over the latest collection of donated toys for the Burnley Express and Salvation Army Christmas Toy Appeal to Capt Maisie Veacock.

Banking on the support of customers for festive toy appeal

Staff at a Burnley bank always count on the support of loyal customers for the Burnley Express and Salvation Army Christmas Toy Appeal.

Don't miss this great competition to win a family ticket for a special screening of the iconic film Home Alone

Win tickets to see this Christmas family classic

The iconic film Home Alone is a "must see" every Christmas.

Platinum couple, Margaret and Isaac Clement, appeared in a short film - released last week - which marks the 70-year marriage of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. (s)

Platinum marriage to rival royals’

You know you’ve struck platinum when you have a marriage to rival the Queen’s.

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