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Real ale lovers say cheers as third beer festival announced for Padiham

Padiham is set to host its third beer festival. The Pride of Lancashire Beer Festival will take place at Padiham Town Hall on Friday and Saturday, October 5th and 6th. A real treat for beer lovers, the festival will feature 35 Real Ales selected from...

Tuesday, 16:02 in Regional North West

Burnley and Pendle is 'hot spot' for dangerous gas appliances

Gas network Cadent is calling on schools in Burnley and Pendle to help spread the carbon monoxide safety message after figures revealed the area is a ‘hot spot’ for dangerous gas appliances. During 2017-18, 1,226 gas cookers, boilers and fires were...

Tuesday, 15:23 in Regional North West

School cake sale inspires Pendle brothers to launch their own fundraising drive for hospice

A charity bake sale at their school inspired two brothers to hold their own little event fundraising event. Cameron Green (10) and his little brother Ellis who is six, held a toy and home produce sale outside their home in Higham to raise money for...

Tuesday, 11:47 in Regional North West

'Shameful' Burnley Football Club slammed by fans for unpaid work ad

Burnley Football Club have been slammed by supporters after the Premier League club advertised for unpaid matchday volunteers. The Turf Moor outfit, currently bottom of the table, posted an advertisement on its official Twitter page today asking for...

Tuesday, 11:23 in Regional North West

Spot On autumn schedule brings range of shows to Lancashire

Spot On, Lancashire’s rural touring network, have announced their autumn season, taking professional theatre, storytelling, music, and family shows to the county’s village halls and libraries. With acts and artists heralding from the UK, Canada,...

Tuesday, 10:49 in Regional North West

Drivers vs cyclists: study reveals North West commuter anger

A new survey has shown the relationship between drivers and cyclists in the North West to be amongst the worst in the UK after commuters were asked to rate how well they got on with each other on the roads. The data, compiled by car leasing company...

Tuesday, 10:16 in Regional North West

Bereaved dad Josh Brandwood will turn spotlight on Tigerlily Trust with sponsored sleep out

A unique charity helped Josh and Grace Brandwood cope with the loss of their first child. Josh tells FIONA FINCH why it’s now time to raise funds and say thank you to the charity and hospital staff. Josh Brandwood had never heard of The Tigerlily...

Monday, 18:15 in Regional North West

Small food firms could find it easier to supply to county's schools

Small businesses could soon find it easier to bid for contracts to supply food to Lancashire County Council and its schools. The authority’s cabinet voted to approve a new strategy which will mean suppliers of certain products are responsible only for...

Monday, 16:58 in Regional North West

Jobs fairs could be the start you need

Ready, steady, work is the message at two jobs fair to be held in Burnley and Pendle next month. The event, organised by the Job Centre, will be held in the Jimmy McIlroy stand, Turf Moor, on October 12th from 10am to 2pm. A jobs fair will also be...

Monday, 16:58 in Regional North West

Violent and sexual offences against children on the rise in Lancashire

The rate of violent and sexual offences against children in Lancashire has nearly doubled in under five years. Lancashire Constabulary says the upturn is likely to be due to an “increase in confidence” amongst victims to report crimes in which they...

Monday, 16:36 in Regional North West

Should parents be able to choose whether their child studies religion and worldviews?

A commission into the future of religious education should have “shown more teeth” to discourage parents from requesting that their children are not taught the topic, according to the chair of the committee which sets the syllabus for the subject in...

Monday, 16:36 in Regional North West

Lions roar into action to make Burnley and Pendle schoolchildren safer on the streets

A scheme to help keep schoolchildren safe while they are out and about has been taken on board by Burnley Lions. Members of the Burnley club were so impressed when they saw a fellow club in Maidstone, Kent, present hi-visibilty vests to a local school...

Monday, 15:35 in Regional North West

Double funeral for Burnley couple who died in Egyptian holiday resort

A joint funeral will be held on Wednesday for the Burnley couple who died on holiday in Egypt last month. A service will be held at St Catherine's Church in Todmorden Road, Burnley, at 10am for John and Susan Cooper who died in the Red Sea resort of...

Monday, 14:45 in Regional North West

Labour attacks Tory 'naked self-interest' in boundary proposals row

The Labour group on Ribble Valley Borough Council has responded to proposed parliamentary boundary changes that had been met with anger from local Tories. Conservative MP Nigel Evans and council leader Ken Hind spoke last week of their displeasure...

Monday, 12:20 in Regional North West

Petty's Great North Runners raise £3,800 for Pendleside Hospice

Two pavement-cruising members of staff at a local estate agents have tackled over 13 miles to complete the Great North Run, raising almost £4,000 for Pendleside Hospice. The team from Petty Estate Agents, which has offices in both Burnley and Nelson,...

Monday, 12:02 in Regional North West

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