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Wife of man killed in engineering firm accident pays tribute to her "strong goliath"

The wife of the man who died after becoming trapped under machinery at an engineering company has paid a moving tribute to him as a "strong goliath yet a gentle giant."

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Nursery owner hits back after damning Ofsted report

Nursery owner hits back after damning Ofsted report

A nursery owner has made an official complaint after her business was rated as inadequate across the board after its first Ofsted inspection.
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Take a trip on a bus like this at Morecambe Vintage Bus Day

Things to do (May 25 - 29)

Take your pick of these great events happening over the Bank Holiday weekend:

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Police have closed the road

Busy road closed after accident

Police have closed a busy road and the air ambulance has been called after a serious accident.

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Husnian Rashid court illustration (BBC).

Alleged Nelson Isis supporter encouraged attacks on Prince George

An alleged Nelson Islamic State supporter has encouraged would-be lone wolf attackers to target Prince George at school, a court has heard.

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Miners regular Harry Eccleston, whose father was known locally as the King of Bene, enjoyed the festivities

Cheers and a happy 100th to the Miners' Club!

Burnley Miners’ Club celebrated its centenary with a party weekend and what else but a Béné and Hot.

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The Redfearn brothers' medal collections.

Burnley-born WWI and WWII heroes' medals up for auction in Clitheroe

Rare medals belonging to two generations of Burnley soldiers who fought in both World Wars are available at auction in Clitheroe, with the memorabilia telling the compelling story of one of the town's most interesting families.

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The countdown is on the third Burnley College Science Festival next month.

Science festival promises to be bigger and better for 2018

The countdown is on to Burnley College's unique Science and Technology Festival next month.
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Residents and staff at Manor House Care Home, Chatburn, raising their glasses to the Royal couple. (s)

Glamorous residents toast the happy couple

Residents at Manor House Nursing Home, Chatburn, celebrated the royal wedding in style with a fabulous party.

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Police have named the man who died after becoming trapped under machinery at a Nelson engineering works on Monday.

Police name man killed in engineering company accident

The man who died after becoming trapped under machinery at an engineering company in Nelson has been named as Colin Willoughby.

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Firefighters tackled a barn blaze at Samlesbury Hall, Ribchester, for three hours last night.

Fire crews at scene of Ribble Valley barn blaze for three hours

Firefighters raced to a blaze at Ribchester's Samlesbury Hall last night.

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Don't fall victim to the scam.

Council urging caution and warning over council tax scam

Householders are being warned to be on their guard against an e-mail scam promising a council tax refund in exchange for personal details.

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Police investigation after man dies at engineering factory

Police investigation after man dies at engineering factory

Police have launched an investigation after a man died while working at a Nelson engineering company yesterday.
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Nigel Evans MP.

"£400m the sector doesn't have": Nigel Evans MP criticises community transport plans

Nigel Evans MP has called on the government to drop plans forcing community transport drivers to obtain commercial licenses to the cost of £400m, saying that it would isolate elderly populations.

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Pothole repair

Burnley MP slams £1m. waste of county compensation payouts

More than £1m. has been paid out in compensation by Lancashire County Council over the past year as a result of people falling and injuring themselves on the country’s pavements.

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Businessman Kevin Horkin concerned about the high street in Clitheroe

Traders unite in bid to save high street

Shoppers are being urged to get behind Clitheroe high street as traders overwhelmingly back plans to save the town centre.

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If your finances are out of control, give them a call

Reopening of local debt charity

Clitheroe’s Christians Against Poverty Debt Centre has recently reopened its free service, under new manager and debt coach Graham Haldane.

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Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans.

MP signs letter calling for 4G improvements in rural areas

Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans has slammed the speed at which improvements to 4G mobile signals in rural areas are being made.

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A very modish urban chic ambience has been created. (s)

Clitheroe’s boutique hotel now fully open

The Spinning Block Hotel at Holmes Mill in Clitheroe is now fully open for business.

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Police are investigating the burglaries

Thousands of pounds worth of jewellery stolen in Clitheroe house raids

Police are urging residents in Clitheroe to be on their guard and to report any suspicious activity after a spate of burglaries.

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