£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.

Parkrun celebrates 200 milestone

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

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.

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.
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.
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.

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.

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.
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.


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.

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.

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.


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.


Barrowford Shows funds benefit village community

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

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.
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.

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.

Skipton Road, Colne

Call for action on Pendle's pothole plague

Local councillors are calling on the county council to act urgently to curb a growing pothole plaque across the borough.

A sofa was among the many discarded items blotting the landscape

Pendle fly-tippers strike again

A concerned Pendle resident has highlighted another example of fly-tipping in the area.
We received fewer Christmas cards in the office this year.

Is the tradition of sending out Christmas cards heading for recycling bin in the sky?

At some point today, no doubt, you will be packing away your Christmas decorations and consigning all your Christmas cards to the recycling bin.

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