Plans could see over 60 new homes built

Nine new homes could be built on the former ambulance station site in Barnoldswick.

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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Top Shop, formerly Zee's Convenience Store. Photo: Google

Time called on Burnley shop’s alcohol licence

A Burnley convenience store has lost its licence to sell alcohol following action by Lancashire County Council’s Trading Standards Service and Lancashire Police.
from left, Norman Fred Robinson, Denis Macro, Robert Alwyn Taylor and Edward John Shipley receive their Legion d'Honneur from the French Consul

Pendle war heroes awarded France’s top honour

Three war heroes from Pendle were awarded with France’s top honour during an emotional ceremony at the weekend.

The new flood defence wall alongside Skipton Road in Barnoldswick. Pic: David Whipp

Apply for flood grant, urges councillor

A Pendle councillor has expressed frustration that those affected by flash flooding in Earby last month will not qualify for grant funding.

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Veterans van on the move in Pendle

A veterans charity will be bringing mobile outreach to Nelson, Colne and Barnoldswick town centres starting on Monday.

Burnley General Hospital. (s)

Burnley General Hospital to train future medics

The future of Burnley General Hospital looks a lot more healthy with the news it will become a centre for the training of young medics.

Bob Allen (s)

By-election to be held in Reedley

A by-election will be held in Reedley next month after the resignation of a Pendle councillor.

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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Councillors refused an outline planning application for up to 17 houses on land off Cob Lane and Old Stone Trough Lane in Kelbrook (s)

Kelbrook homes plan rejected as 125 object

A last minute change of recommendation to “refuse” helped see the planning application for up to 17 houses on land off Cob Lane and Old Stone Trough Lane in Kelbrook turned down.

Protesters behind the "Save Barlick's green fields" campaigned against the application for up to 31 homes off Long Ing Lane in Barnoldswick (s)

Inspector allows Barnoldswick homes plan on appeal

A planning application for 31 homes in Barnoldswick has been allowed on appeal.

Burnley Magistrates' Court

Man fined for not having taxi licence

A man has been fined after being spotted driving a taxi in Burnley without a private hire licence.

Liberal councillors welcome the news at the site (from l-r) Tony Greaves, Glennda Clegg, David Clegg, David Whipp and Graham Roach (s)

Scheme for 32 homes on old mill site ‘welcomed’

Proposals for a new housing scheme on an overgrown and derelict former mill site in Skipton Road in Colne have been welcomed by Liberals.

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Winnie Birkenhead from Burnley has finally won the right to remain in the country after a 12 month battle with the Home Office. Picture by Paul Heyes.

Winnie’s ‘relief’ after her ‘year of hell’

A Burnley grandmother branded an illegal immigrant and threatened with deportation has won her right to stay in the UK after “a year of hell”.

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Sally Lambert (right) and her friend Helen Brewin at the women's pension protest at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham (s)

Tory MPs hear anger over pension age

Two friends fighting women’s rights joined a pension protest taking it to top of Tory command.

View up towards Black Lane Ends at harvest is Junes image from Lidgett and Beyonds 2017 calendar. Pic: Mark Rogers

Lidgett and Beyond maps out plans to continue the fight

Lidgett and Beyond has already mapped out its plan of action as the charity continues in its aim to protect and enhance the area on the eastern edge of Colne.

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Lancashire Conservative MEP Sajad Karim

Lancashire MEP asked to lead investigation into UKIP "altercation".

The decision to refer yesterday's incident involving North West UKIP MEP Steven Woolfe to the European Parliament's Code of Conduct Advisory Committee has been welcomed by committee chairman Sajjad Karim.

Nelson Town Hall

Consultation on council tax change

Pendle Council has launched a public consultation to get people’s views on proposed changes to its Council Tax Support Scheme.

John David

Leading politician and ‘gentleman’ dies (80)

A leading Pendle politician who served the borough for three decades has died.

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