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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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Shadow Health Minister Julie Cooper MP

Burnley MP slams government pharmacy cuts

Burnley MP Julie Cooper has slammed the Government over its “ill-conceived and simplistic cuts” to community pharmacies.

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The former register office in Burnley is now earmarked to be converted into apartments.

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.
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Lancashire County Hall

Lancashire County Council approves council tax rise

Lancashire County Council has approved its budget for 2017/18.

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Urban Altitude

Have your say on the future of former climbing facility land

Views are being sought on how the former Urban Altitude site in Colne should be used.
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Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson

MP hits back over "scaremongering" education cuts claim

Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson has hit back at what he claims was “misleading scaremongering” by political rivals over the future of education funding in the borough.
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Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson has thrown his support behind World Cancer Day.

MP urges World Cancer Day support

Andrew Stephenson, MP for Pendle, has attended an event in Parliament to show his support for World Cancer Day, which takes place on Saturday, February 4th.

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Transport Secretary Chris Grayling.

Chris Grayling: My high-speed vision for future of Yorkshire transport

THIS is a region with a pioneering transport history. During the 19th century, not only did Yorkshire change the way we made goods – it changed the way we transported them too. Transport gave industry in Yorkshire the competitive advantage it required to flourish. It opened up labour markets. It slashed the cost of raw materials. And it brought customers closer.

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Ukip leader Paul Nuttall

Waterboarding 'probably' OK if it saves lives, says UKIP leader Paul Nuttall

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall has said he would "probably" support the use of waterboarding if it saved lives.

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A £4m. jobs and business boost

Business in Pendle and beyond is set to be boosted with confirmation of a multi-million pound investment at Lomeshaye Industrial Estate.

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The Supreme Court has ruled on whether a vote in Parliament is required to trigger Brexit

Government loses Supreme Court Brexit battle

The Government has lost its historic battle in the Supreme Court over Brexit.
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Stats show that unemployment in Pendle is gradually falling.

Pendle unemployment slashed by over a third since 2010

The number of unemployed benefits claimants in Pendle has decreased by 38% since 2010, statistics have shown, with just 2.6% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64 without work.
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Lomeshaye Industrial Estate.

Business boost for growth corridor

Business in Pendle and beyond is set to be boosted with confirmation of a multi-million pound investment at Lomeshaye Industrial Estate.

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Lancashire MP sets off for inauguration of president-elect Trump

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.

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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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