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Leader/Times Column 23rd September 2016

This week saw the closing ceremony of the Paralympics in Rio. Much like their counterparts in the Olympics Team GB excelled all expectations by finishing second in the medals table with a total of 147 medals, 64 of them gold. Its only right we mark this wonderful achievement and I look forward to the athletes parade in Manchester on the 17th October for both our Olympians and Paralympians.

I was delighted to attend the homecoming of our own Olympic Champion, Steven Burke MBE. Along with his family Steven paraded through Colne Town Centre before arriving at Colne Town Hall where he was greeted by the Mayor and Mayoress of Pendle. Steven was also awarded with the Freeman of Colne award, the first such award in over 40 years. Despite being an Olympic gold medallist Steven is still a down to earth lad and a real role model for young people across Pendle.  

Last Saturday I was able to attend the Food Festival in Nelson Town Centre, it was a glorious sunny day and I thoroughly enjoyed the wide range of stalls, activities and demonstrations that were on throughout the day. I also attended the Star Quest at New Road Community Centre, Earby. At the event Earby Astronomical Society presented a range of pictures they had taken showing stars across the galaxy. It was a wonderful way for people young and old to learn about the Solar System. My personal highlight was the Star Dome Planetarium which, once inside, allowed you to sit and stare up at the stars whilst learning about the myths and legends of the stars. 

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