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Burnley church's blackout in support of foster care charity

A Burnley church has thrown its support behind a foster family awareness campaign alongside some of the North West’s best-known buildings by turning out its lights. St John the Evangelist in Worsthorne joined some of the region’s best-loved buildings - i

today, 16:52 in Regional North West
 

Witnesses sought after 'deliberate' Ribchester barn fire

Police are appealing for information following a fire at a barn in Ribchester, which is believed to have been started deliberately. At around 7-30am today (Saturday) police were contacted by the fire service to reports of a blaze at a large outbuilding c

today, 14:10 in Regional North West
 

Award winning band set to play in East Lancashire

The award winning Diggle Band are coming to East Lancashire. With a series of "firsts" at both North West and national level championships they have a well deserved reputation and organisers of a series of special fund raising concerts at...

today, 12:08 in Regional North West
 

Sweet smell of success for florist Amanda

Business is blooming for a Burnley florist who has branched out on her own. Amanda Hanson spent 22 years working in Burnley Market Hall, setting up her own stall, Sweet William florists, named in honour of her late father, six years ago. She has now turn

today, 11:17 in Regional North West
 

Burnley firm wins “Most Outstanding Design Practice” at Global Excellence Awards

Hussain Architectural Design has been recognised in the 2016 Global Excellence Awards 2016 as the “Most Outstanding Design Practice,” by Acquisition International Magazine. Hussain Architectural Design Ltd was founded in Burnley by then-23-year-old Saira

today, 09:20 in Regional North West
 

Witnesses sought after 'deliberate' Ribchester barn fire

Police are appealing for information following a fire at a barn in Ribchester, which is believed to have been started deliberately. At around 7-30am today (Saturday) police were contacted by the fire service to reports of a blaze at a large outbuilding c

today, 00:15 in Regional North West
 

Xercise4Less crowns its Movember champion

A Burnley gym has crowned its Movember champion, with one member coming out on top in the establishment's three-hour 'MoRun' session for the Movember Cup. On Monday, Noevember 21st the gym held a three-hour MoRun which saw members challenge themselves to

yesterday, 14:41 in Regional North West
 

Burnley Probus Club's Centenary celebrations

The Burnley Probus Club recently welcomed a speaker to the establishment to give an informative lecture on WWI and to mark the Centenary celebrations. Denis North of the Western Front Association was welcomed by the club on November 11th, speaking on WWI

yesterday, 08:25 in Regional North West
 

Call for recipes for world cookbook

This sweet fund-raiser is giving food-lovers the chance to publish their own star-bakes, show-stoppers and delicious masterpieces. Brierfield Action in the Community is calling for recipes from around the world for a cookbook celebrating the multicultura

Friday, 21:08 in Regional North West
 

An explosive picture of the mind

The Garrick’s latest offering drew up an alarming and balanced picture of mental illness. Alan Ayckbourn’s Woman in Mind is the tale of housewife Susan, neglected by her husband, patronised by her sister-in-law and estranged from her son. To escape her l

Friday, 19:12 in Regional North West
 

Liverpool at Christmas - a fantastic festive weekend break

When you imagine a city break your brain most likely conjures up the likes of Paris, Rome, Amsterdam or even New York. But have you ever thought​ about a trip​ a little closer to home? The North West boasts a number of magnificent cities and when I was o

Friday, 17:08 in Regional North West
 

Liverpool at Christmas - a fantastic festive weekend break

When you imagine a city break your brain most likely conjures up the likes of Paris, Rome, Amsterdam or even New York. But have you ever thought​ about a trip​ a little closer to home? The North West boasts a number of magnificent cities and when I was o

Friday, 16:40 in Regional North West
 

First aid champion dies at 78

A man who devoted his life to helping others has died suddenly at the age of 78. Mr Edris Bracewell, who spent all his life living in Trawden, joined the St John Ambulance Brigade when he was a child. He was so enthusiastic about it that when the Colne b

Friday, 15:02 in Regional North West
 

College merger could happen by May next year

Proposals have been announced for the merger of Burnley College with Accrington and Rossendale College, which could happen as soon as May next year. The two main campuses will remain as they are and will keep their names and identities and the governing

Friday, 12:17 in Regional North West
 

Dad of four dies in horror crash

Tributes have been paid to a 37-year-old father-of-four who who died in a major car crash in Padiham yesterday. Qaser Abbas of Brierfield died after the four car smash at rush hour at junction 8 of the M65 and the A678 Blackburn Road, Padiham known as th

Friday, 11:45 in Regional North West
 


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