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Burnley diamond wedding couple still sparkling

A sparkling couple are celebrating their Diamond wedding anniversary. Geoff and Doris Barras, who live in Lydgate, Harle Syke, marked 60 years of marriage yesterday, six decades after meeting at Nelson’s Imperial Ballroom. However, it very nearly...

Tuesday, 15:08 in Regional North West
 

Burnley wife's quest to raise awareness of disease that affects one in 500 in the UK

The devastating news that her husband had a life changing illness, that affects one in 500 people in the UK, was a hammer blow to Helen Robinson. The diagnosis of Parkinson's disease came out of the blue for 60-year-old Graham, Helen's husband of 20...

Tuesday, 14:37 in Regional North West
 

Burnley music festival Drop the Beat a huge success

Music lovers flocked to the annual Drop the Beat music festival in Burnley on Saturday. The stellar line up included 35 DJs and artistes in three indoor arenas. There was also a VIP arena and cocktail bar and a Peaky Blinders themed bar at the venue...

Tuesday, 12:57 in Regional North West
 

Barnoldswick Aldi store set to open in new few weeks

A new branch of the German budget supermarket chain Aldi is set to open in Barnoldswick in the coming weeks, with the 22 new jobs filled by "local people" in a boost to the regional economy. Led by the new Store Manager Kieron Sethi, who...

Tuesday, 10:26 in Regional North West
 

Burnley street gripped by World Cup fever

World Cup fever has well and truly arrived at this Burnley street! Residents in Lionel Street at Gannow Top have trimmed up with England flags and bunting. And they were celebrating last night after England beat Tunisia 2-1 in their first game of the...

Tuesday, 09:36 in Regional North West
 

Pendle Pub Walk cake stall raises £1,200 for Pendleside Hospice

Despite the weather refusing to do its bit on the 10th annual Pendle Pub Walk in aid of Pendleside Hospice last weekend, a local estate agents' cake stall still managed to raise an amazing £1,200 for the charity. Fast becoming a regular feature on the...

Tuesday, 09:01 in Regional North West
 

Dig in again as Ribchester is Revisited

UCLan is once again leading an archaeological dig in Ribchester. Fiona Finch caught up with Dig Co-Director Dr Jim Morris as this year’s team set up camp in the Ribble Valley village. There is expectation in the air, there is hope - and there is...

Monday, 19:10 in Regional North West
 

Pendle Hill poppies spectacular tribute to mark end of First World War

Iconic landmark Pendle Hill has been adorned with giant poppies in remembrance of the end of the First World War. The art installation marks the start of the Colne Commemorates 1918 project to mark a century since the end of that terrible conflict....

Monday, 16:44 in Regional North West
 

Study: Tight-lipped Brits fine with office romance

Despite the majority of people in the UK admitting that they have or would consider dating a colleague from work, more than 75% of those who have had workplace relationships chose to keep quiet about it, according to a new study. Whilst accepting of...

Monday, 16:04 in Regional North West
 

Pendle and Ribble Valley art teacher's work chosen for prestigious Royal Academy exhibition

A painting, which an artist started work on in 2001, is among the 250th exhibition at London's Royal Academy of Arts this summer. And the picture, known simply as Love, was snapped up by a buyer for £2,000. The image of a teddy bear lying in a pool of...

Monday, 14:56 in Regional North West
 

New instant roadside breathalysers will not give drink-drivers time to sober up

Moves to introduce new roadside breathalysers that will allow police to gather on-the-spot proof of drink-driving have been welcomed in Lancashire. Mobile evidential breath tests will allow police to gather early evidence of drink driving, by taking a...

Monday, 14:34 in Regional North West
 

Gawthorpe Hall 'Brothers in Arms' war exhibition

An exhibition to highlight the affect that the First World War had on the owners of Gawthorpe Hall and other people living in the area will go on display this month. The exhibition, entitled Brothers in Arms, will be at the stately home from Saturday...

Monday, 13:39 in Regional North West
 

WWI commemoration: 300-foot poppies adorn Pendle Hill

A huge art installation on the side of Pendle Hill has been revealed, with 300-foot high poppies adorning the Pendle landscape as part of Colne Town Council's commemoration of the WWI centenary. Already called the biggest secret in Lancashire, the...

Monday, 12:00 in Regional North West
 

Testing day at Turf for Barry Kilby Prostate Appeal

The Barry Kilby Prostate Cancer Appeal is holding another testing day at Turf Moor on Saturday. The appeal, orchestrated by the popular former Clarets chairman, has so far saved an estimated 100 lives. Mr Kilby, the current Burnley Football Club...

Monday, 12:00 in Regional North West
 

Cheers! Best foot forward for pub walk

Charity supporters will lace up their walking boots this weekend and ensure their drinking arms are ready for a pub walk in aid of the East Lancashire Hospice. The Rotary Club of Ribblesdale is hosting the fourth annual Ribble Valley Pub Walk on...

Monday, 11:06 in Regional North West
 
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