Canal helped to transform Burnley into world’s greatest textile centre

Enthusiasts of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal took a trip back in time on Tuesday – exactly 200 years to the day since the first barge sailed through Burnley.
Lee Norgrove who is a fabric inspector at S. Dawes Weaving (s)

Almost 200 businesses benefit from council growth grant

Almost 200 Pendle businesses have received thousands of pounds from the council’s Gearing up for Growth Programme over a four year period.

Do you teach your children about money?

Do you teach your children about money?

Research has shown that how we manage money around our children is influential on how our children will handle their finances later in life.

Blackberry Alpacas

Bec is feeling the alpaca love

Having the largest collection of anything in the Northern Hemisphere is impressive, but when that collection is black female alpacas, curiosity is all but guaranteed to be piqued.

The 'gig economy'

The new wave of flexible working: good news for working parents

There is a new way of working which is gaining popularity in the UK, and it is great news for parents who want a credible and flexible career option.
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Screengrab of the Tesco website showing Marmite unavailable after a pricing row between the supermarket chain and Unilever

Major brands axed from Tesco shelves following Unilever dispute

One of the world's largest consumer goods manufacturers has been accused of "exploiting consumers" amid the falling value of the pound after a pricing row with Tesco left the supermarket low on household items such as Marmite, Flora and Persil.

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Dale Neal reads his story at the book launch (s)

Hairdresser Dale’s poem makes cut for new book

A Barrowford hairdresser has switched his scissors to be a scribe as a poem he penned has been published in a children’s book.

Reedley ward's Coun. Yasser Iqbal (right), pictured with Brierfield Town Council's Coun. Mohammed Hanif, will table a motion at a full meeting of Pendle Council urging the government to not grant fracking licences in the borough (s)

Labour table motion against fracking in Pendle

The Labour Party in Pendle has urged the government not to grant fracking licences in the borough.

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Crave Jacket by Didriksons

Crave Jacket by Didriksons

It’s a dilemma we all face now the weather seems to have gone slightly strange.

Liam J. Stratton (s)

Liam lands BBC show role

A Barnoldswick writer who returned home after five years working in the South African television industry has landed a role on an iconic BBC programme.

Putting in the effort for hospice

Putting in the effort for hospice

A business golf day swung into action for Pendleside Hospice.

(From l-r) General manager Damien Brierley, with Seafood Pub Company executive chef Antony Shirley, managing director Joycelyn Neve and business development manager Tom Wilkinson (s)

Bubbles flow at Alma menu launch evening

Family, friends, customers and local businesses were thrilled to be one of the first to sample the new menu and surroundings at a Laneshaw Bridge pub.


Tesco to ‘fine’ shoppers who wrongly park in disabled and parent and child bays

Tesco is to introduce fines for people who wrongly park in disabled or parent and child bays at its stores.

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Hassan Imtiaz (21) is living the dream in New Zealand as he works towards becoming a pilot (s)

It’s take off for Hassan’s pilot dream

An aspiring pilot and former Nelson and Colne College student is flying high after completing six months of intensive training in New Zealand.

Sally Lambert (right) and her friend Helen Brewin at the women's pension protest at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham (s)

Tory MPs hear anger over pension age

Two friends fighting women’s rights joined a pension protest taking it to top of Tory command.

View up towards Black Lane Ends at harvest is Junes image from Lidgett and Beyonds 2017 calendar. Pic: Mark Rogers

Lidgett and Beyond maps out plans to continue the fight

Lidgett and Beyond has already mapped out its plan of action as the charity continues in its aim to protect and enhance the area on the eastern edge of Colne.

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New residential addiction clinic opens in Burnley

New residential addiction clinic opens in Burnley

The first residential addiction clinic has opened in Burnley.

Sue Gibbons, who has been a hardresser in Colne for 42 years, is finally putting away the scissors and retiring.
Sue as an actor in 70s series 'Sam'.  PIC BY ROB LOCK

42 years a snip for Sue

A chance meeting led to a career spanning 42 years for a Colne hairdresser who is as well known for her warm and lively personality as her styling skills.

Former St Theo's student, James Trafford, is walking the Pacific Coast Trail from Canada to Mexico.

Burnley man's 2,650-mile hike nears end

A Burnley man ‘pushed to the limits’ is on the verge of completing the severely imposing 2650-mile Pacific Crest Trail hike from Canada to Mexico.
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