Prime Minister has called an early general election

Theresa May has called an early general election for June 8 in an announcement which has stunned Westminster.
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The Border, presented by Burnley Youth Theatre, is a tale of division and discrimination. (s)

Review: The Border; Burnley Youth Theatre

In an age demonising Islam and the working-class, it was wonderful to see young actors handling the issues of segregation and discrimination with maturity.

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Ancient woodland in Lancashire

Help to save our ancient woodlands

The Woodland Trust is calling on people in Lancashire to support its campaign to protect ancient and veteran trees and save threatened ancient woods in the region following the launch of a new Government consultation.

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Afzal Khan (58) moved to Brierfield at the age of 12.

Brierfield MEP named Labour candidate for by-election

A former Lord Mayor of Manchester and current North West MEP from Brierfield has been selected to be Labour’s candidate for the Manchester Gorton by-election, which will take place on May 4th.

Residents of Crow Wood Court with apprentices from across The Calico Group at the National Apprenticeship Week 2017 celebration event.

Bingo! National Apprenticeship Week ends with a bang

Calico apprentices have celebrated National Apprenticeship Week 2017 by taking part in a week of inter-generational engagement activities at Calico Homes’ Sheltered Schemes.

Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson

Pendle MP "seconds away" from terror attack

Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson has spoken of hearing shots ring out during the deadly Westminster terror attack, which left four people dead.

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At PEARL's Carry Lane development are (from left) Coun. Asjad Mahmood, Tim Webber and Coun. Mohammed Iqbal

£50m schemes boost Pendle housing market

New homes are being built in all corners of Pendle as the demand for houses grows.

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Nelson Town Hall

BNP power-sharing row rumbles on in Pendle

Pendle Borough Council’s only British National Party councillor has rubbished Conservative claims he has done a “deal” with the ruling Labour Lib Dem administration over fears he now holds the balance of power on the council.

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Nelson Town Hall

BNP power-sharing accusations are "a smear campaign"

The leader of Pendle Borough Council has accused his Tory rivals of a "smear campaign" over an alleged power-sharing deal with the British National Party.


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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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.
BREXIT: How would you vote now?

BREXIT: How would you vote now?

Voters across Lancashire were clear - we want OUT of Europe.

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Houses of Parliament

Boundary changes would see Burnley and Nelson share an MP

The next stage of a national review that could change the shape of Burnley’s Parliamentary boundary has started.

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Nelson Town Hall

"Savage" government cuts of £8m. to Pendle by 2020

A political row has broken out in Pendle over the future funding of the local council.

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Pendle Council has confirmed the right result for junior football teams

Extra time granted to junior football free pitch hire

Fans of grassroots football are celebrating after it was revealed that the final whistle has not been blown on free pitch hire for junior teams in Pendle.

The cast of Accidental Death of an Anarchist. (s)

Review: Accidental Death of an Anarchist; The Muni, Colne

Borderline Theatre Company’s hilarious show this week is the perfect vehicle for continuing discussions on today’s uncertain political world of “alternative facts” and bumbling authority.
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Jo Cox: The Duchess of Cornwall will join Jamie Oliver to launch what could be the biggest community event since the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, The Great Get Together, in the wake of the murder of MP Jo Cox.

Jo Cox’s husband calls for ‘massive party to show our unity’

The husband of murdered MP Jo Cox is calling on the UK to throw a “massive party to show our unity and to celebrate what we have in common”.

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The metric signs in the Brun Valley Forest Park

Walker claims metric signs are "kick in the teeth for Brexit Burnley"

A Cumbrian man has accused Burnley Borough Council of betraying those residents of the town who voted for Brexit by installing new “metric” direction signs.
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Coun. Paul White

Councillor wins battle to get road safety funding doubled

A Pendle councillor has won the battle to double Lancashire's road safety funding.
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