ARTICLE 50: Key questions about first step towards Brexit

The formal process to leave the European Union starts when Theresa May triggers Article 50.

Theresa May is preparing to trigger Article 50 and kick start Britain's exit from the EU

ARTICLE 50: Once the UK leaves the EU, is there any way back in?

As Theresa May gets ready to trigger Article 50 and formally notify the European Union of Britain's intention to leave, some will be wondering whether there is even a small chance that, one day, the UK will rejoin.

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Towneley Hall and park

Park marked for improvements

The car park and picnic area in Towneley Park will be closed for three days this week while improvement works take place.

Burnley Canal Task Force members Helen Parkinson, Ian Fletcher, Jackie McKenzie, and Neil Hartley.

Canal cleaners taking fly-tippers to task

From Halloween costumes to motorbikes, the Burnley Canal Task Force clear away some strange items from the area's canals as the altruistic group meet on the first Sunday of each month to ensure that a mile stretch of waterway is kept neat and tidy.

Rare bird spotted for the first time in Lancashire

Lancashire's 'twitchers' were in a flap after a rare, non-native species of bird was spotted in Lancashire for the first time.
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Kathryn Musso and her son Peppe leave the car behind and walk to school after reading about the shocking effects of air pollution.

Mum's drive to ditch the car and walk to school

A mum from Fence ditched her car and walked her son to school after reading shocking statistics about air pollution being one of the biggest killers.

SKT Welfare Nelson volunteers Zain Hussain, Amir Akthar, Yasser Rauf  and Abbas Ali cleaning up Nelson Cemetery. (s)

Volunteers clean-up graveyard

A group of thoughtful residents dusted a cemetery in kindness when they cleaned up graves last Sunday.
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Picking up to help keep Pendle tidy

Community groups, students and keen volunteers sprang into action at the weekend to make Pendle a nicer place to live.

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Towneley Hall and park where several memorial benches need to be removed as they are beyond repair.

Towneley Park memorial bench appeal

Several memorial benches, that have been in Burnley's Towneley Park for over 20 years, will have to be removed as they are beyond repair.

The former register office in Burnley is now earmarked to be converted into apartments.

Hopes are high that planners will say "I do" to flats plan for former register office

One of Burnley’s best known buildings, which will hold a lot of special memories for the thousands of couples who tied the knot there, is set to be converted into flats.
Guests and helpers gather at the official re-opening of the Pavilion Cafe at Alkincoats

Park cafe gets hot new look for 2017

A community cafe, that was empty for several years, has re-opened and is proving to be as popular as ever.

A Waxwing spotted in Adlington Street, Burnley

Beautiful Waxwings take flight for Burnley berries

A beautiful bird from Scandinavia has been gracing Burnley town centre this winter.

AFTER: Post clean-up, the street looks considerably better.

Company's ire leads to council's fly-tipping clean-up

After an engineering firm in Nelson threatened to move due to an abundance of refuse in the area, Pendle Borough Council have carried out an extensive clean-up operation.

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Bird flu advice issued to poultry owners

Bird flu advice issued to poultry owners

Allotment holders who keep chickens and hens are being urged to get them inside as quickly as possible in a bid to prevent an outbreak of bird flu.

Colne in Bloom Chairman Dorothy Lord with Connor Denton, Nikita Broadbent, Chloe Taylor, Jo Fleming and Holly McBeth, winners of a poster competition. (s)

Youngsters flourish in poster competition

It was a rosy picture when the chairman for Colne In Bloom awarded eight children for their artwork.

Trawden's Young Bloomers received their awards at a special school assembley (s)

Budding Trawden Bloomers receive their prizes

Trawden’s Young Bloomers have received their North West in Bloom awards for helping make the village look picture perfect.

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Beverley Robinson joins other members of Parish Council plant five new Cotton Trees, after the ancient and famous Cottom trees had to be felled because they were dangerous.

Re-rooting the history of Colne

A group of councillors helped re-root Colne’s history by planting five new rare Black Poplar trees.

Tree planting and bench dedication in memory of Maureen Arnold at Millenium Green.  Pictured are her brother John Wilkinson and sister Sue Scott.

‘True friend’ of Colne is remembered at inauguration and planting

At least 50 family and friends of Maureen Arnold gathered at Millennium Green in Colne on Friday for tree planting and bench dedication.

Volunteers and members of the Alkincoats Woodland Nature Reserve group who planted 700 saplings (s)

Success as 700 saplings are planted

A team of woodland volunteers braved the cold, rain and wind to plant hundreds of new saplings.

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Maureen’s bench to be inaugurated

A bench inauguration and tree planting ceremony in memory of Maureen Arnold will be held at the Millennium Green in Colne tomorrow at 2pm.

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