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Cohen's Chemist in Stacksteads carried on the good work started at Bacup and Stacksteads Carnival with Stacksteads Countryside Park Group by holding a competition to guess the number of sweets in the jar. Their target for the event was 400 pounds, and the poor weather at the start of the day meant the takings fell a little short of this amount - so Cohen's decided to accept the challenge and raise the difference in their shop. Bob Hoey won the jar by correctly guessing 383 sweets, and declared he'd share the prize with his grandchildren Pictured (l-r) Tom Daniels (Vice Chair SCPG), Imran Zaman, Emma Coyle, Carol Bulmer, Clare Blakeley, Sarah Croisdale, Katie Lord (all Cohen's Chemist) and Bob Hoey (winner !)
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xmas-treeSCHOOL STREET CHRISTMAS LIGHTS GRAND SWITCH ON ! SUNDAY DECEMBER 4TH 5PM JOIN OUR CHRISTMAS FAIRY AND HER LITTLE HELPERS AT THE PAPER SHOP – PREMIER NEWS - FOR REFRESHMENTS AND A QUICK SING SONG !  Lights funded by local residents. Refreshments sponsored by Premier School Street News THANK YOU EVERYONE !

On Wednesday 7th December we will be supporting the Bacup Christmas Market with a chocolate tombola stall on the market There'll be a prize for every pound spent, and top prizes for special numbers ! The event is held to highlight the switchon of the Christmas lights in Bacup - Woodcocks Solicitors will decorate their tree, children from local schools will sing carols accompanied by Stacksteads Band, and the Mayor will oversee the countdown to the lights The Christmas action takes place from 4pm-7pm with the lights switched in at 430pm. But the market will take place all day as is usual on Wednesdays