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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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."

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