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Victory for campaigners over power plant plans but appeal will be lodged

Community campaigners are celebrating after a controversial planning application to build an electricity generator on green land was rejected by councillors.
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Longer wait for recycling collections

Residents in Pendle face a longer wait to have their recycling bins collected after Pendle Borough Council voted to move collections from fortnightly to every four weeks.
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County Coun Azhar Ali

Call to end stalemate on devolution deal for Lancashire

The campaign to gain devolution for Lancashire has been kickstarted this week by the county council’s Labour opposition group.

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Finsley Gate before emergency works.

A hub for the community

Burnley’s Finsley Gate Wharf could be set for radical transformation after plans were submitted to turn it into a hive of activity for the local community.
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Cabinet member Coun Keith Iddon watches a pothole being repaired in Chipping recently.

Axed pothole policy ‘put lives in danger’

A new repair policy to tackle Lancashire’s escalating pothole crisis has been withdrawn by the county council amid claims it could endanger lives.

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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.
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The government inspector is not happy with certain aspects of Burnley's Local Plan

Less houses and industrial space among changes made to Burnley's Local Plan

Changes have been made to Burnley Council’s much vaunted Local Plan by a government inspector who feels there are too many houses and employment sites included in the far-reaching document.
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Shuttleworth Mead South

Victory for campaigners as inspector slams red light on Burnley's greenbelt industrial plans

Community campaigners opposed to Burnley Council’s proposal to make green land available for industrial units are celebrating after it was struck off by a government inspector.

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Greenberfield Locks

Plan for houses at historic beauty spot thrown out

Residents are celebrating after controversial plans to build more than 100 houses near to a Grade II listed beauty spot were defeated.

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Rhino heads and sperm whale teeth were some of the rare specimens seized by police during a raid yesterday.

Rhino heads and elephant tusks among haul of rare specimens seized during police raid in Burnley

Rhino heads and horns, elephant tusks, sperm whale teeth and Narwhal whale tusks were among several specimens and artefacts seized during a raid at two properties in Burnley yesterday.
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Police have arrested  a man after rare animal artefacts were seized during a raid at premises in Burnley today.

Rare animal artefacts seized in police raid

A 27-year-old was arrested this morning after a police raid on business premises.
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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.
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The dog walker discovered 71 bags of dog mess on her country walk

Horrified woman picks up 71 bags worth of dog mess on Clitheroe walk

A Ribble Valley grandmother has spoken out after she picked up 71 bags of dog mess on her country walk in Clitheroe.
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Award winning logo designer Hattie Henaghan with her prize, a signed Burnley shirt.

Hats off to young designer for prize winning logo

An eye catching and colourful design by a Burnley schoolgirl has been chosen as the logo for a new community group.
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The pipe burst last night.

Burst pipe cuts off supply to Burnley town centre

A "huge" burst pipe in Burnley town centre has caused havoc, with a number of establishments including Burnley Mechanics, Tesco, Asda, and Sainsbury's all apparently affected.

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Lord Greaves has taken umbridge with the project missing out large swaths of Lancashire.

Lord Greaves: Why does £5.7m reforestation plan exclude Lancashire?

Lancashire’s Liberal Democrat Peer Lord Tony Greaves has asked why a new £5.7m plan to plant more than 50 million trees across the North of England misses out the County of Lancashire.

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Burnley Town Hall

Flytipping falling in Burnley but council pledges to continue zero tolerance approach

The scourge of flytipping is falling in Burnley – but the problem still cost the council £168,000 last year.

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Thompson Park

Thompson Park restoration work gets under way

Work has begun on restoring Thompson Park’s boathouse and pavilion  as part of a wider £1.2m Heritage Lottery-funded project.

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County Coun Geoff Driver

County Council's cabinet considers £11m new cuts and savings

Lancashire County Council’s cabinet  will consider an £11m package of wide-ranging cuts and economies when it meets next week.

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There were over 3,000 cases of fly-tipping in Burnley.

DEFRA: Flytipping cost Burnley council £170,000 last year

New figures from the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) have revealed that Burnley Borough Council spent almost £170,000 on cleaning fly-tipping sites over the past 12 months, prompting an agricultural expert to warn of the "hidden cost" of illegal dumping.

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