Residents' anger at plans to build new homes in Salterforth

Angry residents have voiced concerns about "overcrowding" over plans to build 34 new homes in Salterforth, which they claim will "destroy" their village.

Council leader County Coun Geoff Driver

More cash for county council reserves now - but £144m "funding gap" still predicted by 2021

The reserves of cash strapped Lancashire County Council are getting a nearly £21m boost - thanks to underspending by the council in 2017/18.
Coun. Alan Hosker

Burnley UKIP councillor accused of sharing 'Islamophobic' video

A Burnley Borough Council UKIP councillor is being investigated by the council after a complaint was made that he shared an Islamophobic video on his official Facebook page.
The ad van in Pendle.

Campaigners demand Andrew Stephenson MP protect Pendle farmers from post-Brexit trade nightmare

In reply to an ad van demanding Pendle farmers get a say on post-Brexit trade deals, Andrew Stephenson MP has insisted that many local farmers are actually looking forward to exiting the Common Agricultural Policy.
Let's hear it for Team Rise! Sharon (centre front) with members of Team Rise

The only way is up for Team Rise

There can't have been a dry eye in the house when comedian and cerebral palsy sufferer Lee Ridley won the grand final of Britain's Got Talent on Sunday.

Burnley Manchester Road station

Burnley MP demands answers from Northern Rail boss

Burnley MP Julie Cooper has met with under-fire Transport Secretary Chris Grayling and chief executive of Northern Rail David Brown to demand action over the ongoing rail chaos.

Steve Neary, Melanie Crook and Darren Moss of Burnley Work and Pensions Department with a cheque for the cash they raised for Pendleside Hospice in 2017.

Burnley colleagues give thumbs up to hospice as their Charity of the Year

Generous colleagues spent a year fund raising for a cause close to their hearts.

William Dance, PhD student and associate lecturer at Lancaster University

Why William is tracking fake news

A Lancashire researcher is hot on the trail of fake news, all in the name of work.

Lancashire councils could get new terror alert from MI5

Councils and other public sector organisations in Lancashire could in the future receive information about potential terror suspects from MI5.
It's been a good turn out for Clitheroe Castle's parkrun.

Great start for Clitheroe Castle parkrun

Clitheroe Castle parkrun has been launched in spectacular style with glorious weather and perfect running conditions for the first two events held at the end of this month.

The junction where the main traffic lights have stopped working.

Work due to start next week to fix Whalley traffic lights

Work is due to take place next week to repair a fault to a set of traffic signals on Accrington Road near Whalley.

Charlotte Leach.

Help Charlotte to make a difference

A former pupil of St Augustine’s RC High School at Billington is travelling to Fiji next month to inspire children living in hardship.

The council is getting tough on dog owners who don't pick up their pet's poop.

Six action zones will target those who repeatedly leave pet poop

A council is to get tough on dog fouling by setting up six action zones targeting people who repeatedly leave pet poop in public.


Plea to keep recycling and reduce waste over the bank holiday

Reduce, reuse and recycle is the plea from Lancashire County Council as people prepare to enjoy the sunny bank holiday weekend.
Former orphanage residents Peter Woodmansey (left) and Trevor Booth (right) with Sue Cotton, CEO of CANW.

Orphanage old boys reunite to inspire potential foster carers

Two former residents of a Ribble Valley orphanage returned to their childhood home ahead of Foster Care Fortnight to call on people from across Lancashire to consider fostering.
Nursery owner hits back after damning Ofsted report

Nursery owner hits back after damning Ofsted report

A nursery owner has made an official complaint after her business was rated as inadequate across the board after its first Ofsted inspection.
Jo Cudworth (far left) and Simon Westwell (far right) from Petty with Lukman Patel, Chief Operating Officer at Burnley Borough Council.

Burnley and Pendle estate agents granted council accreditation

A local estate agents has been awarded new accreditation by Burnley Borough Council with their properties deemed to offer the highest standards of living to the benefit of landlords, tenants, and agents alike.

Youngsters at Burnley Youth Theatre are hoping to raise awareness of social issues with a triple bill of brand-new plays. (s)

Burnley Youth Theatre's triple dose of social activism

A group of young actors are out to help change the world with three brand-new shows known collectively as Switch.

Theatre and Comedy
The busy junction where the traffic lights have stopped working.

Delays warning after Ribble Valley traffic lights stop working

Temporary traffic lights have been erected at a busy Ribble Valley junction while county council engineers work to fix the main traffic signals.

A beautiful area.

What do you most value in the Forest of Bowland?

Ideas and comments are being sought from individuals, groups and organisations for a five-yearly management plan for the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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