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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Second bird flu outbreak

Second outbreak of bird flu confirmed

A second case of bird flu has been confirmed in Lancashire.

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Resident Mrs Ceri Carmichael surveys the damage after the wall collapse in Printers Fold, Burnley.

Residents' horror as 30 foot high wall crashes down into gardens

“It was like an earthquake.”

A Waxwing spotted in Adlington Street, Burnley

Beautiful Waxwings take flight for Burnley berries

A beautiful bird from Scandinavia has been gracing Burnley town centre this winter.

Hollins Cross Farm

Burnley’s controversial Local Plan put on hold

Burnley Borough Council has denied that the threat of legal action is behind the delay in the publication of its much-vaunted Local Plan – which aims to set out future development frameworks for the borough.

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Bird flu advice issued to poultry owners

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.

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