Bird flu advice issued to poultry owners

Allotment holders who keep chickens and hens are being urged to get them inside as quickly as possible in a bid to prevent an outbreak of bird flu.


Have your say on the future of Padiham

Exciting plans for the future of Padiham have been unveiled.

Boohoo Company on Heasandford Industrial Estate

Boohoo submits plans for second huge warehouse

Controversial plans to build a second huge warehouse near a secondary school have been submitted by Burnley company Boohoo.com – which would be open 24 hours a day seven days a week.

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Perseverance Mill.
Photo Ben Parsons

New homes to be built on eyesore former mill site

A long-standing eyesore in Padiham could be the site for 56 new affordable homes.

Julie has covered almost 1,200 miles in two years.

Wildlife walker's dog days far from over

A hedgehog-inspired charity hiker has walked over 1,000 miles of rugged terrain with her two dogs, raising almost £5,000 for local charities.
Burnley selected by Government to be new Housing Zone

Burnley selected by Government to be new Housing Zone

Burnley is set to benefit from a new £18m. fund to speed up house building in the borough.

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Bid to stop future floods in Padiham

Bid to stop future floods in Padiham

Nearly a year on from the devastating Boxing Day Padiham floods, a local councillor has outlined what has been done to prevent it happening again.

Snow good if you break down

Are you prepared for snow?

Weather forecasters are predicting we might get the first snow of the winter tonight.

DCIM\100MEDIA\DJI_0045.JPG Aerial photo photograph of Rowley lake Burnley, with Pendle in the far distance.

Picture By Cllr Neil McGowan.

Tree-mendous volunteers improve woodland park

Volunteers from several groups proved their green credentials when they got stuck in to some pre-winter woodland work.

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Advice on how to keep rats at bay

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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