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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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Burnley Town Hall

Council partnership yields jobs in Burnley

Burnley Council’s strategic partnership with Liberata is helping create new jobs.

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Julie Cooper MP (right) with Ethel Armstrong MBE.

Burnley MP Julie Cooper searching for NHS' healthcare heroes

In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the NHS, Burnley MP and Shadow Health Minister, Julie Cooper, is calling for people to nominate their 'healthcare heroes' ahead of a special awards programme.
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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A new repair policy to tackle Lancashire’s escalating pothole crisis has been withdrawn by the county council amid claims it could endanger lives.

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Blackpool link road, watched by civic officials in 1986. The road follows the old railway line to the site of Central Station and is named after Lancashire County Council surveyor Harry Yeadon (far left), it was opened on the 3rd January 1986. Louise Ellman in light coloured coat

Today's suffragettes: ‘I was very determined to make a difference’

Voting Louise Ellman into office was a ground-breaking moment for women in the North West - the first female leader of Lancashire County Council.
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The flooding on Reedyford Road in Nelson has caused Ali Ahmed serious problems.

'I'm thinking of packing it in': Nightmare roads costing Nelson cabbie thousands

The owner of a Nelson taxi firm has admitted he is considering cutting his losses and “packing it in” due to the poor state of the roads which have cost him thousands in repairs.
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Stephen Young

Top role for ex-Burnley student

Lancashire County Council has appointed a former Burnley College Sixth Form Centre student as its new Executive Director of Growth, Environment, Transport & Community Services.

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County Coun John Fillis, deputy leader of the Labour group

County councillors clash over leaked pay for top executive

A County Hall row over leaked information on top salaries has escalated after leaders of the two biggest political parties lodged complaints about each other.

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Elected MPs need to stand up for a free press and local democracy

MPs must protect the local press from damaging Lords amendment

This week the Prime Minister announced a review into the health of the news media, including the regional and local press. It is very much to be welcomed.
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The £500m new trains heading to the North West

Bosses at train operator Northern are on a mission.

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Lancashire County Council has increased its council tax precept by 5.99 per cent

FEEL THE SQUEEZE: Council tax hike as services cut

Lancashire’s council tax payers will have to dig deep to pay their bills this year after the county council approved a tax increase double the inflation rate.

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Pendle Town Hall

No play for leisure centre changes

Councillors have voted not to approve the refurbishment of the sports hall at Pendle Leisure Centre in Colne.

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County Coun John Fillis

Eleventh hour bid to keep county's community transport services on the road

An eleventh hour bid will be made tomorrow to save Lancashire’s community transport services from cutbacks.

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County Coun Geoff Driver

Consultation on Council's new halal meat policy after school meals boycott threatened

A one month consultation has been launched on Lancashire County Council’s controversial plans to change its halal meat policy.

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Alastair Campbell co-wrote the book with Paul.

Novelist Clarets: Alastair Campbell and Paul Fletcher pen unique football novel

When former Labour Party spin doctor Alastair Campbell was 14, his beloved Burnley FC broke their transfer record for a 20-year-old striker named Paul Fletcher. Little did Campbell know, he would one day write a book with him.

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It was a slow crawl through Read this morning.

Road works chaos should be short lived says council spokesman

Road works in Read which caused severe tailbacks this morning should be finished by the end of tomorrow.

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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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Pendle Town Hall

Council Tax likely to go up in Pendle

An increase in Council Tax is expected to be recommended when Pendle Borough Council's Executive Committee meets at a special budget meeting on Wednesday.

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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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