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.

Maureen Arnold (s)

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.

Carole Taylor and Coun. David Clegg

WANTED: All the unusual suspects

“WANTED” for recycling!  That’s the message going out to 39,000 homes as Pendle Council hand delivers its recycling and refuse collections calendars.

Volunteers help the Alkincoats Park Nature Reserve group plant saplings as part of its extension (s)

Nature reserve group needs a helping hand to plant saplings

A Colne woodland team is looking for volunteers to help cut the sod for a next phase of planting next week.

Snow good if you break down

Are you prepared for snow?

Weather forecasters are predicting we might get the first snow of the winter tonight.

Burnley Magistrates' Court

Bare-chested convicted child abductor admits police obstruction

A bare-chested convicted child abductor refused to let police in a house and tried to push an officer backwards when they turned up with social services, a court heard.

Proposed fracking site at Preston New Road, Little Plumpton

Meeting over fracking fears

The potential dangers of fracking are to be highlighted at a public meeting early next month.

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Sough Park, Sough

Park protected by charitable status

A Pendle park has been given special status after historical links to a charitable foundation were officially recognised.

Year 10 pupils at Pendle Vale College have been collecting rubbish as part of the Pick up for Pendle campaign (s)

Keen Nelson kids collect bags of litter during campaign

Community minded Pendle Vale College pupils have cleaned up the Marsden ward in Nelson as part of the “Pick up for Pendle” campaign.

The black poplar trees which have been felled in Colne (s)

Historic Colne trees felled for safety of public

Four historic trees which gave rise to the name of an area of Colne have been felled for the safety of the public.

A panorama shot of Colne (s)

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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