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Pendle in bid to breakaway from Lancashire County Council

Pendle Borough Council members have voted unanimously to kick off the process to break away from Lancashire County Council.

Politics

Longer wait for recycling collections

Residents in Pendle face a longer wait to have their recycling bins collected after Pendle Borough Council voted to move collections from fortnightly to every four weeks.
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County Coun Azhar Ali

Call to end stalemate on devolution deal for Lancashire

The campaign to gain devolution for Lancashire has been kickstarted this week by the county council’s Labour opposition group.

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Blackpool link road, watched by civic officials in 1986. The road follows the old railway line to the site of Central Station and is named after Lancashire County Council surveyor Harry Yeadon (far left), it was opened on the 3rd January 1986. Louise Ellman in light coloured coat

Today's suffragettes: ‘I was very determined to make a difference’

Voting Louise Ellman into office was a ground-breaking moment for women in the North West - the first female leader of Lancashire County Council.
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The flooding on Reedyford Road in Nelson has caused Ali Ahmed serious problems.

'I'm thinking of packing it in': Nightmare roads costing Nelson cabbie thousands

The owner of a Nelson taxi firm has admitted he is considering cutting his losses and “packing it in” due to the poor state of the roads which have cost him thousands in repairs.
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Stephen Young

Top role for ex-Burnley student

Lancashire County Council has appointed a former Burnley College Sixth Form Centre student as its new Executive Director of Growth, Environment, Transport & Community Services.

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County Coun John Fillis, deputy leader of the Labour group

County councillors clash over leaked pay for top executive

A County Hall row over leaked information on top salaries has escalated after leaders of the two biggest political parties lodged complaints about each other.

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Elected MPs need to stand up for a free press and local democracy

MPs must protect the local press from damaging Lords amendment

This week the Prime Minister announced a review into the health of the news media, including the regional and local press. It is very much to be welcomed.
News

The £500m new trains heading to the North West

Bosses at train operator Northern are on a mission.

Transport
Alastair Campbell co-wrote the book with Paul.

Novelist Clarets: Alastair Campbell and Paul Fletcher pen unique football novel

When former Labour Party spin doctor Alastair Campbell was 14, his beloved Burnley FC broke their transfer record for a 20-year-old striker named Paul Fletcher. Little did Campbell know, he would one day write a book with him.

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It was a slow crawl through Read this morning.

Road works chaos should be short lived says council spokesman

Road works in Read which caused severe tailbacks this morning should be finished by the end of tomorrow.

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Pendle Town Hall

Council Tax likely to go up in Pendle

An increase in Council Tax is expected to be recommended when Pendle Borough Council's Executive Committee meets at a special budget meeting on Wednesday.

Politics

Cannabis alert in Lancashire

A new education campaign has been launched in Lancashire to highlight the catastrophic impact cannabis use can have on family life.
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Lord Tony Greaves.

Lord Tony Greaves hits out at Lancs transport plan for focusing too much on cities

Lancashire Liberal Democrat peer Lord Tony Greaves has lambasted the new Strategic Transport Plan for the North of England for being too city-centric and for ignoring the county's smaller settlements.

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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.

News
Andrew Stephenson MP

Man convicted of making death threats against MP

Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson has welcomed the conviction of a man who who made online death threats and phone calls against him and his staff members.

Crime
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.

Business
Calm the nerves with a pre-flight pint?

That pre-flight pint at the airport might be a thing of the past

You know the feeling...
Transport
Skipton Road, Colne

Call for action on Pendle's pothole plague

Local councillors are calling on the county council to act urgently to curb a growing pothole plaque across the borough.

Transport
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.
Environment
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