ARTICLE 50: Key questions about first step towards Brexit

The formal process to leave the European Union starts when Theresa May triggers Article 50.

Theresa May is preparing to trigger Article 50 and kick start Britain's exit from the EU

ARTICLE 50: Once the UK leaves the EU, is there any way back in?

As Theresa May gets ready to trigger Article 50 and formally notify the European Union of Britain's intention to leave, some will be wondering whether there is even a small chance that, one day, the UK will rejoin.

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Residents on the steps of with Coun. Jeff Sumner, and Coun. Gordon Birtwistle

Council exec backs local plan

Leading councillors have given their approval to Burnley’s contentious Local Plan, which sets out where thousands of new homes could be built in the coming years.
Towneley Hall and park

Park marked for improvements

The car park and picnic area in Towneley Park will be closed for three days this week while improvement works take place.

Burnley Canal Task Force members Helen Parkinson, Ian Fletcher, Jackie McKenzie, and Neil Hartley.

Canal cleaners taking fly-tippers to task

From Halloween costumes to motorbikes, the Burnley Canal Task Force clear away some strange items from the area's canals as the altruistic group meet on the first Sunday of each month to ensure that a mile stretch of waterway is kept neat and tidy.
Green waste collection charges are set to come in

Early bird discount for garden waste collection

Burnley Borough Council has extended the deadline for residents to take advantage of an “early bird” discount for its new controversial chargeable garden waste collection service.

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Casey Hudson / Dominic Sanders / Jack Coyle / Georgia Ellis / Ellie-Sam Allum

Whodunnit style challenge left students ice cold

Who killed the Krill?
The Burnley Local Plan

Up to 2,500 new homes to be built

Up to 2,500 new homes could be built in Burnley and surrounding villages over the coming years.
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Rare bird spotted for the first time in Lancashire

Lancashire's 'twitchers' were in a flap after a rare, non-native species of bird was spotted in Lancashire for the first time.
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The Local Plan

Now's your chance to view the Local Plan

The latest version of the new Local Plan for Burnley has been drafted, ready for councilors to consider.

Kathryn Musso and her son Peppe leave the car behind and walk to school after reading about the shocking effects of air pollution.

Mum's drive to ditch the car and walk to school

A mum from Fence ditched her car and walked her son to school after reading shocking statistics about air pollution being one of the biggest killers.


Sun shines as Thompson Park miniature railway re-opens

The sunshine was out for the re-opening of the miniature railway at Thompson Park in Burnley last Saturday.

Burnley residents will soon be charged for garden waste collections

Time running out on council's garden waste discount offer

Residents are being urged not to miss out on an “early bird” discount when it comes to signing up for Burnley Council’s chargeable garden waste collection service.

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Picking up to help keep Pendle tidy

Community groups, students and keen volunteers sprang into action at the weekend to make Pendle a nicer place to live.

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Towneley Hall and park where several memorial benches need to be removed as they are beyond repair.

Towneley Park memorial bench appeal

Several memorial benches, that have been in Burnley's Towneley Park for over 20 years, will have to be removed as they are beyond repair.

All aboard for the re-opening the miniature railway at Thompson Park in Burnley

All aboard for re-opening of miniature railway

The popular miniature railway at Burnley's Thompson Park is set to open again for the season this weekend.(Saturday, March 4th)

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Pictured at the landmark sod cutting at the Bridge Walk Apartments are (left to right)  Nick Cumberland, Senior Area Manager for the HCA, Stuart Sage, Head of Area for HCA, Pam Smith, CEO of Burnley Council Tim Webber, MD of Barnfield Construction and Leader of Burnley Council Mark Townsend.

Burnley scores a UK "first" with launch of starter homes scheme

Burnley has become the first town in the UK to deliver the official government backed Starter Homes Scheme.

Burnley Town Hall

Key Local Plan to be discussed in March

The latest version of the new Burnley Local Plan - which sets out where potentially thousands of new homes and industrial units will be built across the borough - is being finalised.

The former register office in Burnley is now earmarked to be converted into apartments.

Hopes are high that planners will say "I do" to flats plan for former register office

One of Burnley’s best known buildings, which will hold a lot of special memories for the thousands of couples who tied the knot there, is set to be converted into flats.
Burnley Council officers Michelle Coogan (left) and Lisa Savage at the launch of the roadshow to promote e billing and new services to crackdown on litter louts and dog fouling.

Call for smokers to face the burn for littering streets with cigarette ends

Burnley people have called for a crackdown on smokers who drop their cigarette ends in the street.

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