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Burnley to be carved up in radical proposals

A number of Burnley and Padiham residents could be voting for an MP in Accrington and Pendle if radical changes to carve up parliamentary boundaries are enacted.
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The Government has been accused of double standards

Row breaks out over house building policy

A political row has broken out over how many new houses could and should be built in Pendle.

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‘Bringing Channel 4 to Leeds will spark a creative revolution’ - young Yorkshire stars back campaign

A new campaign has today been launched to persuade Channel 4 to move to Leeds - with a pledge that it will spark a revolution in the creative and screen industries in Yorkshire and across the North.

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Burnley MP Julie Cooper, Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans and Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson will see their constituencies change

Ballot box carve up and fewer MPs on the cards

Radical changes to carve up Burnley, Pendle and Ribble Valley parliamentary boundaries could residents voting in new constituencies.

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Burnley MP Julie Cooper, Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans and Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson will see their constituencies change

Ballot box carve up and fewer MPs on the cards

Radical changes to carve up Burnley, Pendle and Ribble Valley parliamentary boundaries could see residents voting in new constituencies.
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Across the UK, 35 million plastic bottles and 20 million aluminium cans are sold every day

Councils could save £35m from cashback schemes for bottles and cans

Cash-strapped councils could save up to £35 million a year from the introduction of a "deposit refund system" for drinks bottles and cans in England, a report suggests.

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County Coun Shaun Turner

New Tobacco Control Plan for Lancashire unveiled by county council

Smoking kills 1,673 adults in Lancashire each year and is costing millions of pounds in care costs.

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The author, playwright and broadcaster Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett urges public funding of 'indispensable' libraries

Libraries are a vital community service and should be publicly funded, Alan Bennett has said.

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Prime Minister Theresa May

What would trigger a Tory Party leadership contest?

As speculation mounts over the Prime Minister's future, here is a look at how Theresa May could be replaced.

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The IPCC subsequently issued new guidance earlier this year

Watchdog receives scores of reports of police officers abusing position for sex

Scores of allegations that police officers and staff abused their position for sex have been reported to a watchdog in the last six months, it has emerged.

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Prime Minister Theresa May delivers her keynote speech at the Conservative Party Conference

May vows to end 'rip-off' energy bills

Energy firms will face a price cap on "rip-off" bills under plans announced by Theresa May.

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The land in question

Government slammed after local decision to block houses on green land over-ruled

Pendle Council could be facing a huge bill after a government planning inspector ruled in favour of developers who had seen their application to build new houses on green land refused.

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George Osborne with two VEKA workers in Burnley

Osborne launches new Powerhouse vision from Burnley

The former Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne visited Burnley to launch the latest Northern Powerhouse report.

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Coun. John Harbour

National award shortlist for popular former Mayor

A popular former Mayor of Burnley has been shortlisted for a national award in recognition of his work.

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34% of Leave voters admit having racist attitudes, research finds (PA Archive)

34% of Leave voters admit having racist attitudes, research finds

Britons who voted Leave in the EU referendum are more likely to describe themselves as "racially prejudiced" than those who voted Remain, according to new research.

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A nod to the past and a leap to the future for iconic mill

The future is looking bright for a beautiful building with a proud past.
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Recycling collections could go to once every four weeks

Recycling plans rubbished

Pendle residents could soon have to wait four weeks to see their recycling bins emptied as Pendle Council looks to fill a £760,000 black hole in its finances.

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Council bosses have said house building will continue

House building in Burnley will not be scaled back - council chiefs

Burnley Borough Council chiefs have defiantly said they will not reduce the number of houses planned to be built in the town, despite a new Government formula which will see neighbouring authorities scale down their plans.

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Death wish drivers slammed

Shocking footage of a car speeding through a red light and narrowly avoiding smashing into another has been handed to the police.
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