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£75 littering fines to continue as Burnley Council extends private contract

On-the-spot £75 fines for littering or failing to clean up after a dog are to continue after Burnley Borough Council announced they have awarded a three-year contract to Kingdom Environmental Enforcement Services to carry out the campaign.

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This badger mosaic has been stolen from Towneley Park in Burnley

Public thanked for "overwhelming" support after sickening mosaic theft from Burnley park

Volunteers have thanked the public for their support and help after thieves stole a mosaic from a woodland trail.
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Flash has a break on one of his walks with Christine and Darren's grandson Matthew Brennan (12)

Coming out of his shell is a walk in the park for Burnley tortoise

Just when you thought you had seen it all, meet Flash the tortoise who loves nothing better than a walk in park!

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Volunteers and the public gather for the historic re-opening of a section of the Martholme Viaduct

MP thanks volunteers and students for making dream to open historic viaduct a reality

A historic landmark, that was closed for several years after the outbreak of foot and mouth disease in 2001, has re-opened.

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Thieves have stolen this mosaic from a nature trail at Towneley Park, Burnley

Volunteers are devastated after thieves steal mosaic created by 86-year-old

Thieves have stolen a badger mosaic from a nature trail that is popular with dozens of family and walkers.
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The site off Kiddrow Lane

Green light given for 250 new homes on former Burnley schools site

More than 250 ‘aspirational’ new homes will be built on the site of two former schools in Burnley.
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Former Lancashire Evening Post studio manager and cartoonist Ken Wignall celebrating his 80th birthday with eldest grandchildren Ben and Sam

Cartoonist Ken Wignall leaves a legacy of laughter

Glowing tributes have been paid to cartoonist and former Lancashire Evening Post art studio manager Ken Wignall - the man who could not stop drawing.
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Padiham

Flood defences coming to Padiham

A multi-million pound boost for two major infrastructure schemes in Padiham is set to take another step forward.

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Snipe, the UK's first leakage dog.

Go with the flow: United Utilities' leak-finding sniffer dogs and £817m investment

United Utilities, which supplies seven million people in the North West with water, has pumped £817m in the region's pipes, reservoirs, and treatment works as part of their record-breaking five-year investment programme totalling £3.8bn.
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The council is getting tough on dog owners who don't pick up their pet's poop.

Six action zones will target those who repeatedly leave pet poop

A council is to get tough on dog fouling by setting up six action zones targeting people who repeatedly leave pet poop in public.

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Plea to keep recycling and reduce waste over the bank holiday

Reduce, reuse and recycle is the plea from Lancashire County Council as people prepare to enjoy the sunny bank holiday weekend.
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A family fun event is on the cards at Burnley's Thompson Park this Bank Holiday weekend.

Burnley park to host Bank Holiday family fun weekend

Archery and tomahawk throwing and owls are just two of the attractions on offer this Bank Holiday weekend.

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Oakhill School students with Paul Shoreman from Lancashire County Council and the new picnic bench.

Beauty spot bench in place thanks to hard work of pupils

Caring students raised money to buy a picnic bench for a popular beauty spot.

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Couns Foxley and Fletcher

Cash set aside to tackle Pendle grot spots

Newly-elected Pendle councillors Victoria Fletcher and Paul Foxley got straight to work at the latest Colne and District Area Committee by allocating cash to spent tackling grot spots in the town.

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Lily Rigg takes a breather from her litter pick campaign

Schoolgirl Lily is pride of town after launching litter pick at popular park and beauty spot

Schoolgirl Lily Rigg is so passionate about the environment she gave up her Bank Holiday to run her own little clean up campaign.

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VIDEO: Saving the environment in Lancashire...one bin bag at a time

Reporter Nick Lakin took a tour of the Materials Recovery Facility at Farington, near Leyland, to find out what happens to our recyclable waste.

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£95,000 grants will help cut flood risk to county

Four flood hit areas of Lancashire could soon be a step nearer having their flood risk reduced.
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£4.4m pothole repair programme to be launched

There are thousands of potholes in Lancashire -  last month alone some 4,700 were found by council inspectors or reported by members of the public.
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Andy Fewings, Burnley Council's first Green Party councillor

History made in Burnley as first Green Party councillor elected

Four years of hard work paid off for Andy Fewings this morning when he made history and became Burnley's first elected councillor for the Green Party.

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Fewer fines for dog fouling were handed out in Northumberland last year.

Burnley Council littering crackdown sees fines total £400,000

A Burnley Borough Council anti-littering scheme has seen approximately 5,300 £75 fines issued over a recent 10-month period, with the total raised standing at around £400,000.
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