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Teenager loses both legs after being struck down with life threatening illness

A teenage boy is fighting for his life in hospital unaware that doctors had to amputate both his legs after he was struck down with a life threatening illness.
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The Burnley Half Marathon has been cancelled

Shock as Burnley Half Marathon cancelled

Runners preparing to compete in Burnley's hugely anticipated half marathon will not get past the start line after Burnley Council withdrew permission to stage the race.

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The colonel is working on it.

Clitheroe KFC temporary closure as chain runs out of chicken

KFC has had to shut hundreds of UK restaurants across the country, including its one in Clitheroe, after "teething problems" with a new delivery contractor meant it ran out of chicken.

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Clitheroe residents were down on their luck last year.

Clitheroe is the unluckiest place in the UK

There must be a lot of black cats and broken mirrors in Clitheroe - for the village has been named the unluckiest place in the UK.
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Police are warning elderly residents to be extra vigilant

Crooks posing as police try to swindle elderly people out of money

Residents in the Ribble Valley, especially the elderly and those living alone, are being urged to be vigilant after a number of attempted frauds.

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Golf course

Where are the best golf clubs and courses in Lancashire?

Readers have submitted their suggestions.

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Birthday lady Edith Lawson

Valley grandmother marks 103rd birthday

Celebrating her 103rd birthday is Mrs Edith Lawson, who puts her longevity down to staying active.

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Have you seen this teenager who is missing from home?

Concern for missing teenager

Police are concerned for missing teenager Blake Martin (17) who was last seen four days ago.

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The house in Garden Street, Padiham, where a gas explosion happened this morning.

Man rushed to hospital with burns after gas explosion rocks house in Padiham

A man is being treated for burns at the Royal Preston Hospital after a gas explosion at his home in Padiham this morning.

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Firefighters were called to a gas explosion at  a house in Padiham this morning.

Gas explosion at house in Padiham

One person received burns after a gas explosion at a house in Padiham this morning.

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Police are searching for a teenager missing from his home in Nelson

Police appeal after teenager goes missing from home

Police are appealing for information after a teenage boy went missing from home.

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A car was set alight in the early hours of the morning in Burnley.

Police appeal after car torched in early hours of morning

Police are appealing for information after arsonists set fire to a car in the early hours of this morning.

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Fire crews tackled a house in Colne last night.

One casualty after house fire in Colne

Firefighters had to treat a casualty at the scene, who was suffering from the effects of smoke, after a house blaze in Colne last night.

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A microwave oven fire had been put out by the time crews arrived to tackle it at a house in Colne

Oven blaze causes smoke damage at home

A fire in a microwave oven at a house in Colne was out by the time crews arrived.

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Pictured from left to right are Fr Roland Nicholson, Christine Dilworth, Katie Buck, Steve Dilworth, Megan Turner, Courtney Allen and teacher Anna-Marie Pye

Specialist school presented with much-needed funds

A cheque for £300 was presented to staff and pupils from a specialist school after its brand new bus was stolen.

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After going blind, Chris Tattersall discovered a new lease of life thanks to guide dog Goughy. (s)

Hear Chris’ inspiring tale of strength

A Clitheroe man who went blind aged 40 dreams of sharing his story about how a charity helped him to turn his life around.

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Ultra fast community broadband could be coming to the Hodder Valley.

Ultra fast broadband meeting to be held

Residents and those from the local business community are invited to a meeting to discuss the possibility of installing ultra fast community broadband to villages in the Hodder Valley.

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Lana Roden, two, from Clitheroe, who is pictured, on the left, with her sister Alice.

Youngster is crowned museum hunt winner

A two-year-old from Clitheroe, with a little bit of help from her sister, found all 14 unicorns in a recent hunt held at the town's museum.

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KeyFleet is supporting East Lancashire Hospice.

Ribble Valley business backs hospice's Corporate Challenge

Ribble Valley based KeyFleet are supporting the East Lancashire Hospice by becoming a Pledge partner and signing up to take part in the Corporate Challenge.

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Glendower Hotel

The best dog-friendly hotels in Lancashire

Dogs deserve a holiday too.
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