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Newsreel 2014

Our Newsreel for 2014 has now been added to YouTube and features;

the Pendleside Hospice‘ Light Up A Life’ fundraising event (from Dec 2013).

Hapton receives its official Coat Of Arms.

Towneley Hall hosts an exhibition of Burnley FC winning the FA Cup in 1914 when they beat Liverpool 1-0 at the Crystal Palace in front of the King. With Burnley chairman Barry Kilby and historian Ray Simpson from the football club.

The Hare and Hounds pub at Briercliffe hosts a fundraiser by Lauren Daveyand Claire Kearnsfor the Shining Faces orphanage project.

At the Four Alls pub in Higham, the villagers were given a demonstration on life-saving following the villages purchase of a new portable de-fibrillator.

Burnley FC’s celebration of their promotion to the Premier League under manager Sean Dyche with a bus parade around the town.

BFM’s Carl Stredder introduces the new mayoral appointment at the Town Hall in Burnley.

The Burnley Rivers project takes a step further and features an interview with Jack Spees from the Ribble Rivers Trust. Ightenhill Primary School pupils release fish into the River Calder.

A new ‘Fish Pass’ is opened in Burnley by the mayor, Andy Tatchell.

The annual Race For Life takes place at Towneley Park and the ASDA 10K Pennine 10Krun in Burnley Town Centre. On June 29th2014 it was Armed Services Day in Burnley centre with a parade and service.

The 31st Classic car show organised by Burnley Rotary Club took place at Towneley Park.

In August 2014 the installation of 4,000 white crosses was completed to commemorate the men from Burnley who died in World War One and a torchlit procession was held.

Pendleside Hospice hosted the ‘Little Heroes’ fundraiser in which young children raised over £14,000 for the hospice with a three-mile walk.

Burnley Market Square was given a facelift with the removal of the balcony on one side and an expansion of the retail units (River Island and Peacocks).

The Coal Clough Wind Farm received its new wind-turbines following the construction of a new road at Overtown, Mereclough to allow the huge towers to be transported in.

The Higham Scarecrow festival took place and Towneley Art Gallery hosted the ‘Chandelier of Lost Earrings’ with Sharon Campbell and Laura Sagar.

The new University Technical College opened at Victoria Mill on Trafalgar Street in Burnley featuring interviews with Steve Grey of Training 2000and manager Martin Callagher.

Finally, Burnley Film makers have a behind the camera interview with Terry Butterfield who talks about and demonstrates how to make a scarecrow!

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