£1.8m Lottery windfall will help Pendle shed its air of mystery

Pendle Hill is getting ready to shake off its air of mystery and share some of its secrets and stories.
Greenberfield Locks

Plan for houses at historic beauty spot thrown out

Residents are celebrating after controversial plans to build more than 100 houses near to a Grade II listed beauty spot were defeated.

The Pick Up 4 Pendle team at the Clean For The Queen Event in the Spring of 2017 including Andrea (second from right) and Peter (third from right).

Pick Up 4 Pendle out to 'fight back' against fly-tipping pandemic

A voluntary litter-picking group in Pendle are appealing to people to "fight back" against fly-tipping in the borough and to help the council to have a positive impact on the local environment.
Rhino heads and sperm whale teeth were some of the rare specimens seized by police during a raid yesterday.

Rhino heads and elephant tusks among haul of rare specimens seized during police raid in Burnley

Rhino heads and horns, elephant tusks, sperm whale teeth and Narwhal whale tusks were among several specimens and artefacts seized during a raid at two properties in Burnley yesterday.
Police have arrested  a man after rare animal artefacts were seized during a raid at premises in Burnley today.

Rare animal artefacts seized in police raid

A 27-year-old was arrested this morning after a police raid on business premises.
Pendle Council had to deal with more than 5,700 incidents of fly-tipping

Pendle is fly-tipping hotspot

Startling figures revealed this week show that Pendle is one of the fly-tipping hotspots in the country.
The dog walker discovered 71 bags of dog mess on her country walk

Horrified woman picks up 71 bags worth of dog mess on Clitheroe walk

A Ribble Valley grandmother has spoken out after she picked up 71 bags of dog mess on her country walk in Clitheroe.
David Crossley on one of his walks.

Pendleside Probus hoping to see salmon in River Brun again

Focusing on the topic of nature, Pendleside Probus' latest meeting has seen the group start the new year with an early look forward to the Spring and Summer months to come.

Lord Greaves has taken umbridge with the project missing out large swaths of Lancashire.

Lord Greaves: Why does £5.7m reforestation plan exclude Lancashire?

Lancashire’s Liberal Democrat Peer Lord Tony Greaves has asked why a new £5.7m plan to plant more than 50 million trees across the North of England misses out the County of Lancashire.

Thompson Park

Thompson Park restoration work gets under way

Work has begun on restoring Thompson Park’s boathouse and pavilion  as part of a wider £1.2m Heritage Lottery-funded project.

Before and after: a number of the doors have been stolen.

Trawden project aiming to "make people smile" vandalised

An initiative that sought to bring a little magic to the lives of children in Pendle by installing miniature fairytale doors into trees has been stopped in its tracks after a vandal stole a number of the hand-made items.
County Coun Geoff Driver

County Council's cabinet considers £11m new cuts and savings

Lancashire County Council’s cabinet  will consider an £11m package of wide-ranging cuts and economies when it meets next week.

Fly-tipping in Pendle has increased by almost 2,000 cases over the past 12 months.

Over 5,400 fly-tipping incidents cost Pendle taxpayers £330,000

New figures from the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) have revealed that Pendle has the third-most cases of fly-tipping in the North West, prompting an agricultural expert to warn of the "hidden cost" of illegal dumping.

A sofa was among the many discarded items blotting the landscape

Pendle fly-tippers strike again

A concerned Pendle resident has highlighted another example of fly-tipping in the area.
The offending site off Delves Lane in Colne.

Colne man fined £9,000 and ordered to clean up illegal dump

After being prosecuted by the Environment Agency, a Colne landowner has been ordered to remove waste he illegally dumped over a nine-month period and forced to pay the agency's £9,000 investigation costs.

Cheers! Coffee drinkers can get a discount for using reusable cups in coffee shops. (s)

Nelson firm questions coffee cup tax

A Nelson recycling firm is questioning MPs' proposed tax on take-away coffee cups.

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Angie Ridgwell, new Interim Chief Executive and Director of Resources at Lancashire County Council

Angie Ridgwell takes over £200,000 job as county council's top officer

Change is coming to local government near you. This week Angie Ridgwell took over the new top job at County Hall. FIONA FINCH met her and asked what next for the county council?
Beacon Fell

Where are Lancashire's best ... woodland walks?

If you fancy taking a winter walk through the woods, why not check out these sites.
The mystery of a sonic boom sound, that hundreds of people reported hearing across Burnley, Pendle and the Ribble Valley, looks set to have been solved.

Mystery of the sonic boom explosion is solved

The mystery of the "sonic boom," that hundreds of residents reporting hearing across the Ribble Valley, Burnley and Pendle area, looks to have been solved.

Did you hear the mystery booming sound that could be heard in parts of the Ribble Valley, Hapton and Colne?

Mystery explosion leaves residents baffled

Hundreds of people across East Lancashire reported hearing a loud "booming" noise in the early hours of this morning.

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