Lancashire MP sets off for inauguration of president-elect Trump

Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans is travelling to Washington for tomorrow’s inauguration of Donald Trump as president of the USA.

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Burnley to resettle five Syrian refugee families this year

Five Syrian refugee families are likely to be housed in Burnley in the coming months.

Prime minister May

Britain's 12 Brexit objectives - which are the most important?

Here are the 12 objectives for Britain's Brexit negotiations, as set out in Theresa May's speech at Lancaster House.

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The Conservative MP will attend the advice surgery this Saturday, January 14th atBrierfield Library.

Pendle MP to host special advice surgery

Pendle MP, Andrew Stephenson, will attend a special advice surgery this weekend to discuss pressing matters on either a local or a national scale with concerned constituents.

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Burnley Library

County council and Westminster have “wrecked” our library service

Regular users of Burnley Central Library’s community history section have slammed Lancashire County Council for closing it and transferring the service to “a small corner of the library”.

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Landlord fined over late night loud music

Landlord fined over late night loud music

A pub landlord has been fined after complaints about late-night music blaring out and disturbing neighbours.

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Christmas messages from all three Bishops of The Church of England in Lancashire

Christmas messages from all three Bishops of The Church of England in Lancashire

The three Bishops of The Church of England in Lancashire have each issued a Christmas message.

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Offices hope for former Thompson Centre car park

Offices hope for former Thompson Centre car park

Cash-strapped Burnley Borough Council has said it is still open to offers to build on the car park formerly occupied by the Thompson Centre.

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Lotte Gleeson (right) with Pendle COnservative MP, Andrew Stephenson.

'Inspirational' Nelson pupil named Student of the Year

Nelson and Colne College student, Lotte Gleeson, has been named the Association of Colleges’ 16 to 18-year-old Student of the Year.

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Since 2010, the number of people claiming out-of-work benefits has fallen by 654.

Pendle benefits claimers down by 37% since 2010

The number of people in Pendle claiming key out-of-work benefits has plummeted by 37% in the last five years, according to the latest set of labour market figures.

Syrian refugees hug each other upon their arrival at Rome's Fiumicino international airport, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. Seventy-five refugees landed at Rome's Leonardo Da Vinci airport thanks to the "humanitarian corridor" project launched by the Rome-based Catholic Sant'Egidio Community and the Federation of Protestant Churches in Italy. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Burnley to welcome Syrian refugee families

Burnley is set to welcome Syrian refugee families in the New Year.

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Mohammed Iqbal (s)

Council leader facing vote of no confidence

The Conservative group has tabled a vote of no confidence in the Leadership of Pendle Borough Council, which will be put to a vote on Thursday, December 15th.

Hundreds of teacher jobs at risk according to unions

Hundreds of teacher jobs at risk according to unions

Hundreds of teachers across Burnley could lose their jobs as schools face up to the increasingly difficult challenge of balancing their books amid drastic funding cuts.

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Christ Church in Colne is hosting a Christmas Tree Festival weekend and a Lights of Love event

Dutch tree lights idea to show loved ones you care on Christmas Day.

A church is offering people who cannot spend Christmas with their loved ones a chance to let them know they are thinking about them.

Pam Briggs

Overnight new digest - Family of tragic ex-nurse want answers, pensioner dies after being hit with car, and more ex-footballers speak out about 'abuse'

Catch up with all the latest national and regional news with our morning roundup
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Fire crews were called to Booths at around 8.30pm yesterday evening.

Morning news digest - Fire at Booths, bank robbery arrest and Britain braces itself for coldest night of Autumn

Catch up with all the overnight news from Lancashire and across the country here with our morning roundup.

Pendle Hill

Councillors unanimously oppose boundary changes

Pendle Council has voted unanimously to reject proposed changes to the parliamentary constituency boundaries.

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close up on a yellow taxi cab sign

Taxi drivers apply the brakes in snap strike

Taxi companies, angry at proposed tougher laws licensing the trade from Pendle Borough Council, called a snap strike in Pendle at the weekend.

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Council consults public on protection orders

Council consults public on protection orders

Local people are being asked to comment on a new Protection Order which Pendle Council wants to introduce in a bid to tackle dog fouling on sports pitches in Pendle.

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Coun. McCormick first became a councillor in the Reedley Ward in 1986

Former Mayor wins seat back

A former Mayor of Pendle has reclaimed the Reedley seat she lost two years ago.
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