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Waterway to spread the Gospel

A Methodist minister is walking the full length of the Leeds Liverpool Canal in a special pilgrimage.

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Gardening expert Sue Jeffries is to lead another guided Wildflower Walk around Whalley this month.

Guided walk will reveal the darling buds of May

A guided Wildflower Walk is being held later this month.

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Volunteer Bob Clark on the Padiham Greenway that has been described as the best maintained of its kind in the country.

Greenway takes praise as one of the best in the country

Padiham Greenway is one of the best in England.
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Pendle resident Miss Foster looks at some of the exicting plans on the map for Pendle Hill.

Blueprint will give new lease of life to one of county's most recognisable landmarks

A £2m blueprint of exciting plans for the future of Pendle Hill and the people who live around it  have been unveiled.

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Champion fund raiser Audrey Bates with the stray cat Macho who visits her everyday.

Animal crackers Audrey is a real charity champ

What does a caring grandmother from Burnley have in common with celebrities Joanna Lumley, Bryan Adams, John Cleese, Amanda Holden and Peter Andre?

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Martholme Greenway volunteers get stuck into the project. They are (from left to right)  Dr. John Barker,  Bob Anderson, Mary Hargreaves-Barker, Cath Clarkson and Chris Clarkson.

Building bridges to bring historic landmark back to life

A campaign to re-open a footpath across the historic Martholme Viaduct, which will link the Ribble Valley with Hyndburn, is steaming ahead.
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A survey has found that Burnley is the third unhappiest place to live in Britain

Live in Burnley? It is one of the unhappiest places in the UK

Burnley is one of the unhappiest places to live in the UK.
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A construction engineer checking  panels at a solar farm

Future looks bright as solar energy is on rise

Lancashire is not the sunniest place in the UK but with ever more efficient production of solar panels, electricity from the sun still has its place in supplying renewable power in the county.

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Some of the under-threat greenbelt land

Plea to save our greenbelt land

A group of residents in Padiham have voiced their opposition to plans to “industrialise greenbelt land” near their homes.

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Urban bee hives in Queens Park in Burnley.

Bee more like Burnley!

Burnley's pioneering programme of 'meadow management' has saved the council over £50,000 and is helping to safeguard the dwindling bee population, according to experts at this year's Bee Summit.

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Burnley Town Hall

Council street patrols will get tough on littering and begging

Burnley Borough Council has vowed to clean up our streets.

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Ancient woodland in Lancashire

Help to save our ancient woodlands

The Woodland Trust is calling on people in Lancashire to support its campaign to protect ancient and veteran trees and save threatened ancient woods in the region following the launch of a new Government consultation.

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The public gallery at Burnley Town Hall's full council chamber was packed

Lively debate as historic Local Plan is passed

Burnley’s Local Plan – a vast policy document which sets out where thousands of new homes, industrial sites and traveller provision are to be built in the borough – was given the green light following a lively debate between councillors and members of the public.

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

ARTICLE 50: Key questions about first step towards Brexit

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

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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.
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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.

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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.
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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?
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