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Light up a Life at Jospice hailed a success again

DESPITE rainy conditions the annual ‘Light up a Life' event was hailed as a huge success by Jospice organisers. The ceremony, held on Sunday, December 14, saw a large crowd gather at the Thornton facility for carols and a candlelit service
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Pet dogs inspired author's unicorn novel for children

AN author from Thornton has penned a new children's novel – and points towards her two dogs as an unusual source of inspiration.Kathleen Phythian, who owns a hypnotherapy practice in Liverpool, has published books before but her latest
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ANYONE looking to fundraise over the festive period are being urged to dress up as Father Christmas for a day in aid of Thornton-based Jospice. The annual fundraising event, which proved to be a huge hit last year, involves people donning a Santa
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STAFF from a Thornton pub decided to treat their locals to a night of comedy to help celebrate it reopening. The Nags Head hosted the event on Saturday, October 18 which featured performances from popular Gary Skyner and Randy King to the delight of
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Vandals force garden centre to shut

A POPULAR garden centre in Thornton has been forced to close after owners revealed huge losses due to vandalism and theft.Rushton's Garden Centre, on Runnells Lane, has been open for 65 years but owners will have to close its doors due to
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Pupils take to the park for green clean up!

THORNTON pupils swapped the classroom for local parks for the day as they embarked on a wide-scale clean up.Around 70 children from Holy Family Catholic High School were given the task of giving Victoria Park, Alexandra Park, Moorside Park and
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