Advice on how to keep rats at bay

It’s that time of year again when households across the borough are plagued by rats.

Major retailers distributed 7.64 billion plastic bags in 2014, prior to the bag charge coming into effect in October 2015.

Home Bargains scraps 5p bags

The retail chain, Home Bargains, will no longer offer customers the chance to purchase five pence plastic bags after scrapping the service.

Patricia Davies, chairman of Preston New Road Action Group.

Fracking campaigner: “This Government neither listens nor can it be trusted”

Anti-fracking campaigners have blasted the government for overturning three councils’ decisions to reject fracking in Fylde.

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Michael Howley's 'Sunset over Pendle'

Local artists draw inspiration from Lancastrian landscape

Inspired by the local landscapes, the area’s industrial heritage, and their experimental outlook on artistic pursuit, two northern artists and a poet have opened an art studio and gallery in Soughbridge Mill.

Maureen Frankland and Sean Kerr in front of the camera (s)

Towneley Park shines on morning TV

“This must be one of the best parks in the country."


End of an era as historic landmark Burnley pub is demolished

One of Burnley's most prominent and recognisable landmarks disappeared from the landscape this week.

Furniture for Education Worldwide chairman Terry Burns (left) with charity volunteers, takes delivery of the chairs destined for Tanzania from St Cuthbert's Operatic Society.

From Burnley to Tanzania, chairs will be seats of learning for children

Children at an orphanage in Tanzania will have  chairs to sit on to do their lessons thanks to a group of actors and singers in Burnley.

(From left) Helen Noble, CEO Pennine Prospects; Peter Jordan, Newground, Together Trust; Coun Jeff Sumner, Mayor of Burnley; Pam Warhurst, Chair of Pennine Prospects; Chris Atkinson, South Pennines Woodland Heritage Officer

Half a million pounds pledged to woodlands project

A three-year Woodland Heritage project has been launched at Towneley Hall, with over half a million pounds pledged to revitalise woodland in the South Pennines.

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The ramblers from Vitry sur Seine show their delight at arriving in Burnley's beautiful countryside

French landings in sunny Burnley for keen ramblers

Not even an air traffic control strike could deter a group of French ramblers from heading for the beautiful countryside around Burnley.

Fly-tipping in Burnley cost the council half a million pounds from 2014-15.

Cleaning illegal dump costs the council £550k

North West businesses engaging in illegal fly-tipping cost the local authority half a million pounds in 2014-15, a report has revealed.
Raw Milk direct from the dairy herd is set to be sold at a Sabden farm

Farmers milk idea that will keep their business afloat

A farming family, who  were faced with having to sell off their dairy herd, have gone back to tradition with a revolutionary idea that is sweeping the UK.

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The Hollins Cross Farm site that is a possible location for new homes to be built

Residents' bid to halt homes plan on their doorstep

Angry residents have mounted a protest campaign against plans to build 400 homes plus on their doorstep.

Bell Pit Wood

Wildlife concerns as housing plans branded ‘a backward step’

Plans to build new homes on three beauty spots in Burnley, recently rejuvenated by the council, have been slammed as ‘a backward step’ by a concerned resident.

Live in Burnley and make your fortune

Live in Burnley and make your fortune

People looking to find their fortune should think about moving to Burnley, as new research has revealed it to be the best place in the UK to make a living.

CANALSIDE: Stephen Turner with visitors of The Exbury Egg, taken by Samantha Walsh. (s)

The Exbury Egg is teaching us to reclaim peace through nature

The carpet of litter to Finsley Gate Wharf is shrouded in vegetation. As artist Stephen Turner said, nature is “reclaiming” the area. Perhaps we should too.

Green land near to Shuttleworth Mead indsutrial estate

Council plans could put wildlife at risk

Burnley Borough Council has been accused of putting wildlife at risk for short-term gain by allowing greenbelt land to be used for industrial use near to Padiham.

The Brownside area of Worsthorne included for homes in the Burnley Local Plan

Last chance to have your say on the blueprint for Burnley

The final consultation for the blueprint that will shape the future of Burnley will be held on Monday (August 22nd).
Huge pile of tyres dumped in beauty spot

Huge pile of tyres dumped in beauty spot

Up to a thousand tyres have been dumped in a scenic spot in Read.

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Peter Catlow (s)

Energy solution saves businesses £1m.

A collective £1m. has been saved by East Lancashire businesses by taking control of their energy spend.

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