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Blackledge bidding to get his belt back at new weight

Boxer Luke Blackledge has vowed to make a big comeback by dropping a weight in a bid to retain his Commonwealth crown.

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Karter Kirk Cattermole

Cattermole claims Stars of Darley crown for fifth-straight year

Kirk Cattermole was in action at the prestigious Stars Of Darley Meeting earlier this month at Darley Moor in Derbyshire, racing in the 125 Open Kart class.

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Burnley boxer Reece Farnhill wants to fly the flag for his nation

Reece Farnhill may not be looking to build an amateur record of Vasyl Lomachenko or Guillermo Rigondeaux’s proportions but the Burnley boxer knows that an accomplished and established grounding in the sport is vital.
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Kevin Maree (left) with super-middleweight fighter Mark Heffron

Boxing coach Maree lived out his dreams throughout career

For many of us our most exciting and enlightening dreams will only ever be played out in our heads. But there are those that have experienced those fantasies without being in a state of semi-consciousness.

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Clitheroe dominated the early exchanges

Maroon and Golds earn battling draw

With both sides starting the season strongly, it was no surprise to see Clitheroe and Ormskirk share the spoils in the rain.

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Mr President had to concede defeat and hand over the 20 note

Captain fantastic comes out on top against his president at Mytton Golf Club

Members at Mytton Golf Club waited in anticipation for who would be selected for the captain and president’s respective teams.

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Concerns have been raised by Trawden Parish Council

Daredevil cyclists warned to stop competing in "time trails" on country roads

Police are warning cyclists to stop competing in "time trails" on countryside roads and paths in Pendle.

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Damian Greenwood, Mike Phelan, Jeff Hendricks, Robbie Brady, David Horrocks and Morgan Rothwell

The future of football is ready to kick off in Burnley

The future of football is here – and it’s in Burnley.
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Graeme Obree.

Cyclist talks about his amazing career

Cycle land speed legend Graeme Obree will give a talk about his career tonight (Friday) at The Grand in Clitheroe.

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‘Mike Tyson is sat in my passenger seat making sheep noises’ - Kevin Maree

Kevin Maree could write a book about his adventures in boxing after deciding to hang up his pads and call time on his coaching career. . .

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Clitheroe RUFC make moves in the mud to beat resilient Ashton

Clitheroe RUFC make moves in the mud to beat resilient Ashton

Clitheroe’s 1st XV overcame a resilient Ashton side in the mud at Littlemoor but it wasn’t one for the purists.

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Front row (left to right) John Whowell, Dave Johnson, Peter Hargreaves (Captain), Les Bury (President), Geoff Fielding and Denis Greenup.

Former president rules the roost in Assheton Cup at Clitheroe

Champion golfer Mark Ashworth added to his long list of successes by winning the Tradesman’s Trophy at Clitheroe Golf Club on Saturday with a par-busting round of 66-3-69 net.

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Sawley paddler Jon Schofield managed a sixth place finish on his return to wildwater racing

Sixth place finish for Sawley’s Schofield

Sawley paddler Jon Schofield managed a sixth place finish on his return to wildwater racing.

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Toby Birtwistle.

Whalley schoolboy’s year-long marathon challenge

While most eight-year-old boys are busy playing games on their Xbox or kicking a ball around with their mates, Toby Birtwistle has other ideas what to do in his spare time.

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Christina Cope receives the cheque from 3Ms Darren Jackson and his fellow marathon cyclists.

Health firm employees' epic cycle challenge

The pedal power of cyclists from the 3M manufacturing site at Clitheroe has brought a bumper boost for Pendleside Hospice.

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The fan was given a five year order

Clarets fan banned from matches for five years

A Burnley man is among five supporters to be given a football banning order following disorder at the Clarets' recent derby clash with Blackburn Rovers.

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John Holden and Mark Wilkes

Mellor pair race to third place in the world!

Mellor-based sidecar pairing of John Holden and Mark Wilkes ended their World Championship campaign with a flourish, securing third place overall and topping off a great season.

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Clitheroe Dolphins meet new head coach Paul Davison

Dolphins meet new head coach

It was a busy week for Clitheroe Dolphins – ot only did they welcome and meet their new head coach Paul Davison, but they swam their fastest and best strokes to complete, what was for some swimmers, their first time trials.

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Luke Blackledge (right) and Zach Parker face off ahead of their contest

Luke’s British title dreams suffer knockout blow at the Echo Arena

Former Commonwealth champion Luke Blackledge has revealed that he’ll drop to middleweight after losing his third fight in four appearances at 168lbs.

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Action from Clitheroe seconds game at Thornton Cleveleys seconds

Maroons fly to win at Eagle

Clitheroe underlined their recent progress as a club with a 27-22 victory at Eagle on Saturday – somewhere, in their last flurry in the RFU leagues, they didn’t always travel well to.

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