Sabden Mill gets a new lease of life

A Nelson specialist telephone company has expanded, breathing new life into a historic Lancashire mill in Sabden which it has taken as its new premises.

Primark will be opening in Burnley

Primark reveals opening dates for Burnley store

Shoppers will have to wait a little longer for the eagerly anticipated opening of Burnley’s first Primark store.
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No matter which sector you chose, your job may not be secure, say union bosses

Nearly half of jobs in the North West ‘insecure’

Nearly half of jobs created in the North West since 2011 have been in insecure work, according to new analysis published by the TUC today.

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Citywing has announced it has ceased trading.

Blackpool to Isle of Man flights scrapped after company announces liquidates

Passengers have been left stranded after air operator Citywing announces it has ceased trading.

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The Chainsmokers, who have made musical history on a level with legends, The Beatles and the Bee Gees.

This band are a smokin' hot combo

Fresh from their debut at The Brit Awards, The Chainsmokers stormed into Manchester for their one night sell out show at Manchester Academy and judging by the length of the queue (right round the block) I could tell it was going to be a top night.


BUDGET 2017: As it happened

What did the Budget hold for Lancashire?
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BUDGET 2017: What will the Budget hold for Lancashire?

BUDGET 2017: What will the Budget hold for Lancashire?

Businesses and households across Lancashire were today eagerly awaiting Chancellor Philip Hammond’s last ever Spring Budget.

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Paula Slater at her shop, Funk Odyssey, which was broken into by thieves who made off with a charity box.

Raiders steal charity box in barber's shop break-in

Callous thieves, who broke into a barber’s shop, made off with a charity box.
Children from Seahorses Class in Year 1.

World Book Day a hit at St Paul's

St Paul's CE Primary School in Nelson celebrated World Book Day last week in style, as students donned an array of fantastic costumes inspired by The Wizard of Oz.
Andrew Stephenson MP with Leonard Kachebonaho of Kaderes Peasants Development Plc.

Pendle MP takes part in Parliament's Fairtrade Break

Andrew Stephenson MP has taken part in a Fairtrade Break in Parliament to support farmers and workers from developing countries in celebration of Fairtrade Fortnight.
A photo from a tweet by @MarkUmpl of his malfunctioning SSE smart meter. Big Six provider SSE said it had launched an urgent investigation into the errant devices, one of which warned a customer they had bust their daily budget by nearly three million per cent.

£33,000 for just one day's power! Energy giant apologises over malfunctioning smart meters

Shocked customers of a major energy company have received an apology after malfunctioning smart meters said they would be charged up to £33,000 for one day's power.

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The book's author, Ray Greenhow.

Nelson tragedy remembered in tell-all book

A book chronicling one of the most chilling and tragic events in Nelson's history is set to be released at the 'Words by the Water' literature festival on Monday, March 6th at the Theatre by the Lake in Keswick

The former Sparrow Hawk Hotel in Burnley which is on the market for a cool 1M.

Landmark former pub on market for £1M

An iconic former pub in Burnley has gone on the market with a price tag of £1M.

Rhodri Miles as Richard Burton, taken by Kirsten Mcternan. (s)

The unravelling of a legend

Gwynne Edwards’ triumphant show peeled back the Hollywood skin of fame, fortune and romance to reveal a man hollowed by guilt and regret.

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The meeting will now take place on Monday, March 20th.

SELRAP meeting date changed

The date of the SELRAP (Skipton to East Lancashire Rail Action Partnership) Annual General Meeting has changed to Monday, March 20th.

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The illegal driver was travelling at speeds of almost double the speed limit.

Nelson car chase stopped by stinger

A car chase involving an Audi travelling at over twice the legal speed limit through Nelson and Burnley was finally brought to an end by a 'stinger' near Preston, after which the erratic driver was arrested.
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Nelson filmmaker nominated for national awards

A Nelson-based filmmaker is representing Pendle on the national stage, having been nominated for two awards for its renowned wedding videos.
Phone fines 'fail to deter drivers'

New penalties for drivers using mobile phones come into force

New penalties for drivers using mobile phones at the wheel come into force today.

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The museum is running a range of 'Steaming Dates'.

Museum announces 2017 'Steaming Dates'

The Bancroft Mill Engine Trust steam museum in Barnoldswick has announced a raft of new 'Steaming Dates', offering the chance to see emblems of Lancashire's industrial past in action.


Under threat golf course is saved

Professional golfer Neil Reeves is taking over the operation of Marsden Park Golf Course in Nelson.

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