Great Northern Wedding Awards: Colne photographer on getting it 'spot-on'

When it came to naming her photography company, which has been nominated for a prize in the Great Northern Wedding Awards, Karen Clark looked no further than her children, calling it Five Little Boys Photography. Trouble is, as Karen says: "[They're] not quite so little anymore!"
Wedding Photographer, Peter Anslow (right), with wedding dress designer, Ian Stuart.

Wedding photographer nominated for prestigious award

After thousands of blissfully happy brides and grooms cast their votes, a local wedding photographer has been shortlisted for a prestigious accolade at the Great Northern Wedding Awards.
Pendle Engineering has been nominated in the Manufacturer of the Year category.

Nelson business up for top award

A Nelson-based steelwork manufacturing business has been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2017 E3 Business Awards.
Henry Cole (left) andSimon OBrien.

Award-winning Channel 4 show heads to Burnley

Channel 4’s award-winning TV show, 'Find It, Fix It, Flog It', is heading to Burnley in search of a whole new world of hidden gems.
Moto are warning people to expect more traffic than usual

M6 closures to take place next week

The M6 is scheduled to close for two consecutive nights to allow essential work to be carried out to a footbridge, says a motorway service provider.
John Henry King was sentenced to 30 months' imprisonment along with his brother.

Cowboy builders jailed after Burnley pensioners scam

Two "greedy and unscrupulous" rogue traders have been jailed for targeting and defrauding elderly and vulnerable victims in Burnley of more than £100,000.

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Primark set to launch bridal collection

Here comes the bride... all dressed in Primark apparently.
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Northern have said they will be running 40% of its services and more than 300 bus replacement buses.

Rail users in the north west hit by 24-hour strike

Rail travellers across the north west have been hit by train strikes as Northern employees walked-out in a dispute over the role of guards.

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Sean Ruane at his Burnley-based CHANT Productions

Opera singer Sean hopes to hit the heights with workers

A renowned opera singer is hoping to inspire Burnley workers to hit all the right notes and give them the opportunity to perform at prestigious events.


Primark primed for Burnley move as Wilko's new store is confirmed

Shopping retailer Wilko has signed a lease to relocate its Burnley store to new presmises, paving the way for Primark to move into the soon-to-be-vacated property on on Curzon Square.
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We want closure: Family's appeal for answers over dad's lung cancer death

We want closure: Family's appeal for answers over dad's lung cancer death

A Brierfield family are appealing for information in their quest to uncover details surrounding their late father’s asbestos-related death.
A survey has found that Burnley is the third unhappiest place to live in Britain

Live in Burnley? It is one of the unhappiest places in the UK

Burnley is one of the unhappiest places to live in the UK.
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Lizzie Pulleyn (right) and Kim McPhillips will make history as the first gay couple to be married in Padiham

First gay wedding set to make history

A young couple from Padiham will make history in their hometown when they tie the knot next month.
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Police are warning landowners and farmers about a storage scam.

Waste scam warning issued to landowners

A warning has been issued to farmers and landowners over a potential storage scam.

A construction engineer checking  panels at a solar farm

Future looks bright as solar energy is on rise

Lancashire is not the sunniest place in the UK but with ever more efficient production of solar panels, electricity from the sun still has its place in supplying renewable power in the county.

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Junction 13 will be closed for resurfacing work. Photo: Google

Junction 13 of M65 set for overnight closures

Junction 13 of the M65 at Nelson is due to be closed overnight for resurfacing, as part of a major project to boost economic development nears completion.
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Potmarked: The frequent passage of heavy goods vehicles in the residential area has wreaked havoc with the local roads.

Residents: "Please stop horror lorries"

A group of wrattled Nelson residents have appealed to the local council to prevent “hazardous” 3.5-ton lorries careening past their homes.
"Missing link" rail line could yield £43.5m annual boom

"Missing link" rail line could yield £43.5m annual boom

An independent report into the benefits of improving trans-Pennine transport links by installing a rail line between Colne and Skipton has been warmly welcomed by SELRAP (Skipton-East Lancashire Rail Action Partnership).
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Wonga data breach could affect 245,00 UK customers

Payday loan company Wonga has suffered a data breach which could have affected nearly a quarter of a million UK customers.

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When did you last nip to the local?

It’s Community Pubs Month: Here’s why your local boozer is important

Over 20 million pints are drank in Britain every single day. If you’re one of the millions having a post-work pint tonight, you’ll be well aware at the increasing number of local pubs calling last orders for good, with around 27 allegedly closing each week.

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