New neighbourhood plan for Colne is proposed

Colne Town Council has registered its intention to create a neighbourhood plan which could be the first in Lancashire.

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Advice on how to keep rats at bay

Advice on how to keep rats at bay

It’s that time of year again when households across the borough are plagued by rats.

Hubbs House Farm, Colne.

Action on blight farm is welcomed

Enforcement action taken by Lancashire County Council on a Colne farm has been welcomed.

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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Patricia Davies, chairman of Preston New Road Action Group.

Fracking campaigner: “This Government neither listens nor can it be trusted”

Anti-fracking campaigners have blasted the government for overturning three councils’ decisions to reject fracking in Fylde.

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Michael Howley's 'Sunset over Pendle'

Local artists draw inspiration from Lancastrian landscape

Inspired by the local landscapes, the area’s industrial heritage, and their experimental outlook on artistic pursuit, two northern artists and a poet have opened an art studio and gallery in Soughbridge Mill.

Maureen Frankland and Sean Kerr in front of the camera (s)

Towneley Park shines on morning TV

“This must be one of the best parks in the country."

Fly-tipped rubbish

Fly-tipping costs Pendle Council £800k to clear up

Fly-tipping has cost Pendle Council almost £800,000 to clear up and investigate between 2012 and 2015, latest figures show.

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Earby town councillors Jessica Lomas and Doris Haigh

Youngsters are praised for clearing up Earby wood

Earby youngsters have been praised for cleaning up a woodland beauty spot which was left looking like a dumping ground.

Live in Burnley and make your fortune

Live in Burnley and make your fortune

People looking to find their fortune should think about moving to Burnley, as new research has revealed it to be the best place in the UK to make a living.

Anne's Wood in Earby, where trees were chopped down to create a den  (s)

Earby woodland destruction is branded ‘appalling’

Councillors in Earby say they are “appalled” after trees planted in the millennium in memory of a nurse were chopped down to create a den.

CANALSIDE: Stephen Turner with visitors of The Exbury Egg, taken by Samantha Walsh. (s)

The Exbury Egg is teaching us to reclaim peace through nature

The carpet of litter to Finsley Gate Wharf is shrouded in vegetation. As artist Stephen Turner said, nature is “reclaiming” the area. Perhaps we should too.

Volunteers offer a helping hand to improve biodiversity at Quarry Hill Nature Reserve in Nelson (s)

Volunteers are helping Quarry Hill blossom

Volunteers have been working hard at Quarry Hill Nature Reserve in Nelson to improve biodiversity.

Peter Catlow (s)

Energy solution saves businesses £1m.

A collective £1m. has been saved by East Lancashire businesses by taking control of their energy spend.

Canal and River Trust project officer Emma Fielding with a blooming boat

Project helps to brighten up Leeds-Liverpool canal

Hundreds of volunteers from the Canal and River Trust’s Brightwork project have ‘brightened’ the canal and their own lives – thanks to an initiative on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.


Borough’s ‘air tight’ home

One of the country’s most energy efficient homes is in Pendle – and it’s so green it’s almost “air tight”.

Members of Pendle Labour Party show their opposition to fracking in Colne (s)

Pendle Labour says 'no' to fracking

Members of The Labour Party in Pendle have voted overwhelmingly to oppose any proposals for fracking in the area.

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Barrowford Lifestyle Festival (s)

Duck race help funds Barrowford Park restoration

Barrowford Park will benefit from a quacking amount of cash after a grand event in July.

Countdown starts to Burnley Canal Festival

Countdown starts to Burnley Canal Festival

Burnley Canal Festival returns in August to mark the bicentenary of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal, giving visitors the chance to rest, reflect and take to the water.

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