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Heffron signs knockout TV deal

Hard-hitting super-middleweight Mark Heffron has been given the platform to get his career off the ground after signing a knockout three-year deal with Frank Warren’s Queensbury Promotions.

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Lincoln City footballer Sam Habergham with his parents Linda and Richard

Habergham's history boys in search of ancestors

A famous name from the past, which came back to haunt Burnley during Lincoln City’s historic FA Cup victory, is seeking to unearth more history.
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Malcolm Dorfman

Karate club kicks off new workshops

A karate club is kicking off new workshops run by an internationally renowned karate instructor.

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British Cycling'sday-long course allows participants to qualify as a Breeze Champion

Become a Breeze Champion with British Cycling

British Cycling are running a free training event in Pendle on Saturday, March 18th, offering the chance to become a "Breeze Champion" and to get involved with their initiative to get more women into cycling.

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Russ Thompson  in action, albeit briefly, at the Cambrian Rally									Picture: Stanislav Kucera

BTRDA Production Cup holder has to wait to begin the defence of his title

Clitheroe rally driver Russ Thompson will have to wait another month to kick-off the defence of his BTRDA Production Cup title after the series opening Cambrian Rally was cancelled last weekend.

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Billy Joe Saunders and John Ryder in action during the BBBofC British Middleweight Title and Commonwealth Middleweight Title bout at the Copper Box Arena, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday September 21, 2013. Photo credit should read: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

Blackledge back out on April card

Luke Blackledge isn’t privy to the finer details of his 28th professional fight just yet, but there is every possibility that the former Commonwealth champion could feature on the first event to be shown on both BT Sport and BoxNation.

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Oliver Murray

Oliver makes it two wins from two in Bath

Clitheroe’s Oliver Murray doubled up as he made it two wins from two at this year’s Pentathlon GB National Youth Ranking Competitions in Bath.

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Charity starts close to home for golf club

Charity starts close to home for golf club

A donation of £2,000 was handed over to the Friends of Clitheroe Hospital when Clitheroe Golf Club’s Lady Captain, Pat Rees, presented a cheque to the the charity’s chairman, Mrs Brenda Dixon, at the Clitheroe Community Hospital.

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British middleweight champion Tommy Langford

Luke Blackledge considers drop in weight

Clitheroe’s super-middleweight fighter Luke Blackledge isn’t ruling out the possibility of dropping down a division in a bid to get his hands on the British title.

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Green Jersey RT rider

Clitheroe cyclists are red hot in winter series

Clitheroe based team, Green Jersey RT, have won the team prize for the North West region cyclocross after overcoming tough conditions in the eight-event winter series.

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Pupils from St Michael and St John's RC Primary School showing off their gold award. (s)

Sporty primary school scoops gold award

A primary school in Clitheroe has been rewarded for the quality of its sports provision.

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Ronnie O'Sullivan to cut back on interviews after latest controversy

Ronnie O'Sullivan insists he will no longer give in-depth interviews after the latest controversy regarding his comments to the media.
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Sam Habergham receiving his England "C" cap

Historic name from the past aims to haunt Burnley

A historic name from Burnley’s past will be appearing on Turf Moor when the Clarets host Lincoln City and their young defender Sam Habergham.

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Francesca Summers and Samantha Murray

Busy year for Sam starts next month in LA

Samantha Murray is set for a busy 2017, with a packed international calendar featuring new events and all of the traditional major championships.

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Scott Quigg (left) and Carl Frampton congratulate each other after their IBF & WBA World Super-Bantamweight Championship bout at Manchester Arena. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday February 27, 2016. See PA story BOXING Manchester. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

A big ending to trilogy beckons

Kevin Maree is excited by the prospect of a third fight between Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz following another tight encounter between the pair.

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Marathon runner-to-be Will Backhouse. (s)

Will to run for Waddington FC

A Waddington man will run a New Zealand marathon to raise money for his local football club in memory of a friend who died recently.

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Carl Frampton celebrates beating Scott Quigg (not pictured) in their IBF & WBA World Super-Bantamweight Championship bout at Manchester Arena. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday February 27, 2016. See PA story BOXING Manchester. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

Champ Frampton will do the talking

From the first moment that boxing coach Kevin Maree put on the pads and stepped in to the ring with Carl Frampton he knew that he had a world champion on his hands.

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Michael Bisping. (s)

Twin Peaks role confirmed for Michael

UFC middleweight Champion Michael Bisping continues to build his acting portfolio and will reportedly appear in a remake of the popular early 1990s TV series Twin Peaks.

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Orienteering

Map out a great new hobby

A series of orienteering events around the area are waiting to be challenged.

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Callum Smith (right) in action against Luke Blackledge during their British Super-Middleweight Championship bout at the Manchester Arena. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 10, 2016. See PA story BOXING Manchester. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Luke looking to step up in weight

Luke Blackledge’s second shot at the British title might be handed to him sooner than expected but the Clitheroe fighter will need to put on the pounds in his bid to land the Lonsdale Belt.

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