Daughter's loving tribute for popular and well known businessman

The daughter of a well known and popular businessman, who has died at the age of 76, has paid tribute to him as "an old fashioned gentleman and wonderful father."

The Apprentice star Adam Corbally with some of the students from Burnley College Sixth Form Centre during their careers week.

The Apprentice star gives tips for success to budding Burnley business moguls of the future

A TV star, who was one of the finalists in the smash hit show The Apprentice, came to Burnley to pass on some top tips to aspiring young people.

Bakery supremo Bill Oddie with Prince Charles when he visited the firm to mark its 100th anniversary

"True gentleman" tribute for Burnley born bakery boss Bill

A sports club chairman has paid tribute to bakery boss Bill Oddie who has died aged 76.

Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson has paid his own tribute to  bakery owner Bill Oddie who has died at the age of 76

MP's personal tribute for well known Nelson bakery boss

An MP has paid tribute to well known bakery boss Mr Bill Oddie who has died at the age of 76.

Matthew Sugden

New strategy for Burnley housing company

Burnley-based housing association Accent has appointed Matthew Sugden into its senior executive team.

Bill Oddie, who has died at the age of 76, with his daughter Lara who works as marketing director for the family business.

Death of well known Nelson bakery boss

The man  at the helm of one of East Lancashire's best known bakerys has died at the age of 76.

Photo: John Stillwell/PA Wire.

Lancashire care provider seeks rescue plan after financial pressures

Financial pressures have forced one of the country's biggest private home care providers to seek a rescue plan.
The old Burnley Grammar School

Historic Burnley building to be transformed through ambitious project

A Burnley businessman is helping breathe new life into one of the town's most iconic buildings.
From left to right are Door4s Sean Dwyer (Head of Operations), Mark Appleton (new Head of Digital), James Firminger (new Lead Developer) and Managing Director Leon Calverley.

New appointments for Burnley based digital company

A company, which has bases in Burnley and Manchester, has created two new senior roles as it continues to grow and expand.
The proud moment when Bill Oddie met Prince Charles

Royal visit was proud moment for Nelson bakery boss who is celebrating Golden Jubilee

When Prince Charles visited Oddie’s Bakery to celebrate their hundreth birthday, the heir to the throne greeted long serving members of staff and helped cut the birthday cake as well as trying a mouth-watering Pendle Pasty.

A gambling addict stole thousands from his Nelson employer to pay off debts, Burnley magistrates heard.

Court told how gambling addict stole thousands from Nelson firm

A gambling addict salesman at a Nelson firm pocketed more than £7,000 of his bosses' cash to pay off debts, a court heard.


IN PICTURES: The million pound homes in and around Burnley

If money is no object, and you’re looking to move house (or perhaps buy a second property), then take a look at these budget-blowing buys in and around Burnley.

Andrew Stephenson MP

MP slams Rolls-Royce job losses as 'deeply regrettable and short-sighted'

Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson has branded a decision to axe 160 jobs at engineering giant Rolls-Royce as 'short-sighted'.

Kevin Porter

Supporting Burnley business

Supporting Burnley businesses and their growth is a top priority for the forthcoming Burnley Business Week.

The centre is set to close

Last call for 'vital' travel information centre

Bus and rail users will find planning their journeys more difficult after it emerged that Lancashire County Council is planning to close the information centre at Nelson Interchange.

Cricketer Bailey is presented with his bike by Andrew Turner, managing director of Pendle Hill Properties.

Cricketer Bailey bowled over by his new role

Australian cricketer Bailey Richards is honing his skills on English soil.

Women are surging ahead of men when it comes to taking financial control in the 21st century.

Women are leading the men when it comes to taking financial control

Women's rights are at the centre of global news and when it comes to finances they are certainly in control.

Steve Hall.

Former army sergeant starts new Burnley travel business

A Burnley-born former army sergeant-turned corporate director has launched a new business travel management company in a bid to help Lancashire companies save time and money when arranging travel.
The aftermath of the burglary

Double whammy of floods and burglary put brakes on go-karting business

Just days after his Colne go-karting business was hit by floods, devastated owner Craig Gavagan has now had to face up to a break-in.

Pub giant Wetherspoon closes social media profiles

JD Wetherspoon pubs will no longer be on social media after the pub company decided to pull all its accounts.
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