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Pendle going to the polls

Whatever else happens when Pendle goes to the polls next month, the make-up of Pendle Borough Council is bound to change.

Politics
Baby Ava receiving care at NICU. (s)

Praise for 'outstanding' care as baby Ava comes home

A Pendle mum has described the dedication of neonatal staff as “truly outstanding”.

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Rowley Lake

Brun Valley race will offer a test to runners

For someone who was born on the side of a hill, I seem to have developed a deep-seated loathing for running up hill at all.

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Members of the Landscape Partnership board celebrate news of the 1.8m grant.

£1.8m Lottery windfall will help Pendle shed its air of mystery

Pendle Hill is getting ready to shake off its air of mystery and share some of its secrets and stories.
News

Parkrun celebrates 200 milestone

Saturday saw the 200th Pendle parkrun with 117 runners completing the course through Holt House and Alkincoats Park in Colne.
Athletics

Pendle Beer Festival pulls in the punters

Beer aficianados from across the borough – and from much further afield – converged on Colne at the weekend for the ever-popular Pendle Beer Festival.

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Transport Secretary Chris Grayling MP meets Andrew Stephenson MP and local campaigners at Colne Station on Saturday

Colne to Skipton rail link back on track

Years of campaigning to reopen a vital transport link took a giant step towards becoming reality on Saturday.
Transport
The House of Lords

Whatever happened to free speech?

I have been a long-time supporter of the House of Lords, firmly believing that a bicameral system is the best form of government.
Opinion
North Valley Road is a source of frustration for many drivers

Colne is the congestion capital of the county

Serious traffic problems in Pendle have again came under the spotlight at county hall in Preston.

Transport
Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson with Alex Hornby from Transdev

MP keeps up fight for Earby bus service

Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson has renewed efforts to ensure a direct bus service from Earby to Skipton is reintroduced.

Transport
The muddied pathway

Developers are slammed for ‘mudbath’ path

Residents and councillors are up in arms over a popular route to school which has been turned into a mudbath by mud and water flowing off a building site in Colne.
Business
Ben Blackburn, Founder and CEO, Blackburn Distributions

Pendle company branches out - to the United States

Nelson-based supplement manufacturer, Blackburn Distributions, who export to over 66 countries, has established its first overseas distribution warehouse.

Business

Few images remain of Burnley before the age of the camera

Whilst Burnley has a magnificent collection of photographic images of the town, and the district around it, the same can’t be said of pre-photographic images: drawings, paintings etc.

Nostalgia
Have you given up buying your weekly lottery ticket?

Cooking the golden egg-laying goose

Have you fallen out of love with the National Lottery? I haven’t, but it is getting close.

Opinion
It would appear some people got better presents from their crackers than myself

Cracker ‘gifts’ beyond a joke

On Monday it will be four weeks since we were all celebrating Chistmas Day.

Opinion

Dragons' Den event bids to boost reading age

The bid to improve reading amongst thousands of Pendle schoolchildren got a major boost for The Pendle Reading Challenge last week.

Education

Barrowford Shows funds benefit village community

Barrowford Show was, for decades, the showpiece of village life.

News
Pendle Council had to deal with more than 5,700 incidents of fly-tipping

Pendle is fly-tipping hotspot

Startling figures revealed this week show that Pendle is one of the fly-tipping hotspots in the country.
Environment
The whole thing really does look like something dreamt up at an office Christmas party

Ridiculous plans to fall flat on their face

I am going to make one prediction for 2018: the ridiculous plans by the Boundary Commission for England will fall flat on their face.

Opinion
Owen on Lidgett Triangle

Fond memories of action group's founder

Members of Lidgett and Beyond have reacted with sadness and fond memories to the recent death of Owen Oliver, its co-founder and president.

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