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.

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.
Coun. Brian Parker (s)

Pendle BNP councillor's resignation U-turn

A Pendle BNP councillor has sensationally rescinded his resignation from the party less than 24 hours after tendering it.

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Burnley Town Hall, by Peter Seavers

Council supports boundary changes – but with serious reservations

Radical proposed changes to parliamentary boundaries have been officially supported by Burnley Borough Council – although its leader admitted members had many reservations.

Farage predicts 'seismic shock' at next general election

Overnight news digest - Farage predicts 'seismic shock' at next general election and British Medical journey says no evidence for Vitamin D supplements

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Bryan Yeoman performs at the Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival in Colne

New plans for Blues festival

Pendle’s biggest tourist attraction will have a new organising body next year after Colne Town Council agreed to take over its running.

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Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond reads through his Autumn Statement in his office in 11 Downing Street, London

Overnight news digest - Hammond to help workers and NHS labs at 'tipping point'

Catch up with all the latest news with our quick round-up of this morning's headlines

Philip Hammond will promise new money for broadband

UPDATED: Autumn Statement 2016

The National Living Wage is to increase by 30p an hour to £7.50 next year, but unions will continue to campaign for the rate to be extended to younger workers.

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Nelson Armistice Day Service

Remembrance Sunday marked impeccably in Pendle

Lives lost in conflicts and wars were remembered by all generations at 15 towns and villages in Pendle.

Pendle Council as scored well during an independent audit

Council praised for balancing the books

Auditors have given a clean bill of health to Pendle Council.

Nigel Evans has invited Donald Trump to the Ribble Valley  but one reader is unhappy with the suggestion

Donald Trump on his way to Burnley and Pendle?

MP Nigel Evans has invited President-elect Donald Trump to the Ribble Valley.
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An application for 200 homes off Further Clough Head in Nelson (s)

Application for 200 homes in Nelson is withdrawn

An application which could have seen 200 homes built in Nelson has been withdrawn.

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