Massive jobs boost after cash injection

More than 500 new jobs could be created in Pendle with the news that a prominent industrial estate has received a twin cash boost to expand.
Peter and Sheila Pike

Tributes to respected wife of former MP

The well respected wife of former Burnley MP Peter Pike, Sheila, has died peacefully at home after a long illness.
Coroner Peter Sigee warned that cyclists could die because of new Government rules relaxing repairs to deep potholes

New pothole repair rules will increase risk of cycling deaths, coroner warns

Cyclists could die because of new Government rules relaxing repairs to deep potholes, a coroner has warned.

Lancashire County Council leader Geoff Driver

Geoff Driver: My vision to tackle funding black hole

Lancashire County Council leader Geoff Driver CBE has been underfire over plans to shake-up County Hall. Here he explains the steps he is taking to change the authority.

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Veterans gather for breakfast and banter

The Colne Armed Forces Veterans Breakfast Club welcomed two VIP guests at their monthly get together.
The disgraced former Tory deputy chairman believes the country is "sick of elections"

Lord Archer: Corbyn will become Prime Minister if election is held next year

Lord Jeffrey Archer has predicted the Conservatives will lose the next election if it takes place in 2018.

At the end of last year, there were nearly 56,000 "declared absconders"

56,000 foreign nationals disappear off Home Office radar

Tens of thousands of foreign nationals including convicted criminals and illegal immigrants have disappeared off the Home Office's radar, it has emerged.

The Liberal Democrat Peer, Lord Tony Greaves.

Lord Tony Greaves calls for “a proper rail service” for Pendle

The Colne-based Liberal Democrat Peer, Lord Tony Greaves, has spoken at the House of Lords, calling for the Government to provide “a proper rail service” for the people of Pendle.


RAF pay tribute to "special" airman at Brierfield mosque

Following the death of the Reedley-born airman and father-of-two last year, representatives from the Royal Air Force have paid their respects to Shahbaz Saleem by visiting his local mosque for a cultural learning event.

The group is calling for childcare to be subsidised from when a child is six months old

Campaigners protest to improve rights for working mothers

A campaign to improve rights for working mothers is being stepped up with a series of protests across the UK.

Edwina Currie, junior health minister in the 80s

You can't ban making a pass at someone from workplace - Edwina Currie

A former Conservative junior minister has said people need to learn how to reject advances at work "without upsetting people".
Royal Air Force Squadron Leader Andy Edgell, the UK's lead test pilot, using a specialist fighter jet simulator at BAE Systems in Warton

Role of simulator hailed in preparing pilots for flying new fighter

A specialist fighter jet simulator facility, where a cost-saving landing method was developed, is a "critical piece of the puzzle" for pilots preparing for flight trials off HMS Queen Elizabeth.

Halal meat

Non-stunned halal meat banned in Lancashire schools

Lancashire councillors have decided that in future any halal meat served in schools must be butchered from pre-stunned animals, with the exception of poultry.
The debate resumes at County Hall, Preston,  today

Lancashire County Council leader Geoff Driver could face a no-confidence vote today

The leader of Lancashire County Council Coun Geoff Driver could face renewed calls for his resignation today
Council leader County Coun Geoff Driver

Will unstunned halal meat stay on Lancashire school dinner's menu?

A decision on whether Lancashire schools will in future serve halal meat butchered only from  pre-stunned animals is to be made by county councillors today.
County Coun John Fillis, Deputy leader of the county council's Labour group

No mayor for Lancashire

The dream of appointing a mayor for the whole of Lancashire has died.
Labour's deputy leader County Coun John Fillis highlights the problem of roads where marking will not be renewed

Halving Lancashire's road signs budget will cost lives warning

A decision to slash the budget for renewing road signs and highway markings in Lancashire will put lives at risk, critics claim.

Parliamentary boundaries are set to change

Pendle to be carved up in radical boundary proposals

Pendle residents could find themselves voting for an MP in Burnley and the Ribble Valley if proposals go ahead to carve up parliamentary constituencies across the country.
The Government has been accused of double standards

Row breaks out over house building policy

A political row has broken out over how many new houses could and should be built in Pendle.

Burnley MP Julie Cooper, Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans and Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson will see their constituencies change

Ballot box carve up and fewer MPs on the cards

Radical changes to carve up Burnley, Pendle and Ribble Valley parliamentary boundaries could see residents voting in new constituencies.
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