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Geoff Driver: My vision to tackle funding black hole

Lancashire County Council leader Geoff Driver CBE has been underfire over plans to shake-up County Hall. Here he explains the steps he is taking to change the authority.

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A man was airlifted to Blackburn Hospital yesterday with suspected head injuries

Man airlifted to Blackburn Hospital after crash on Pendle Hill

A man in his 40s was involved in a two-car collision yesterday.
The Clitheroe Pinnacle

Clitheroe Pinnacle preserved for us all

Re the Clitheroe Pinnacle Project: On the evening of 27th October, the final event of a three-year project to save the Castle Gardens Pinnacle – which came from the Palace of Westminster in 1937 –took place at the Atrium Café, in the shadow of Castle Keep.

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The Citizens Advice Bureau in Clitheroe. Photo: Google

Superb help out of crisis

At the beginning of last summer I was on my knees.
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Older readers will remember the days when these roadside drains were regularly cleared out

Flooding: We’ve been here before...

I journey to and fro along Northcote Road every day and months and months and months ago I decided to write to the Highways Agency requesting that a blocked drain at the entrance to Northcote Manor be repaired.

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David Roper

Apology to David Roper

Following an article published in the Burnley Express, Friday 7th October 2016, Ightenhill Parish Council wishes to correct and clarify the information which was provided.

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Elizabeth Fry on the five pound note

Don’t forget the name Fry

The other day, I was given an old £5 note showing Elizabeth Fry, a Quaker.

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Nowhere did I see an option to vote for being financially worse off

Brexit: Voting for poverty?

“We won,you lost” seems to be the playground-like chant directed at anyone who disagrees with any aspect of the talks regarding Brexit.

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The Rough

Our future is at stake

“Pendle’s tourism website has had a major redesign to attract more visitors to our area” said Councillor Eileen Answar, Pendle’s leader for tourism.

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I would love to hear from old friends

Searching for old friends

My name is Robert Astbury, I spent my childhood and youth in Burnley until I moved to the Midlands in 1971, where I met and married my wife of almost 43 years, had two sons and have six grandchildren.

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The MPs will have to battle it out

MPs will have to battle it out for new constituency

I write with regard to the proposed new Constituency Boundaries.

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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

Neither Trump or Clinton are fit to hold office

Understandably, our political eyes are focused on the fact that today the country has for the first time in memory only one credible political party. There is no political opposition worthy of the name.

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I am writing to express my utter bewilderment.

Bewildered by resignation letter

In response to former councillor Susan Earnshaw’s letter regarding her resignation from Whalley, Wiswell and Barrow Cemetery burial committee, I am writing to express my utter bewilderment.
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Target Ovarian Cancer

Night in to help cancer fight

As the autumn nights start to draw in, I’m writing to ask your readers to enjoy a night in with friends and family and raise vital funds for Target Ovarian Cancer.

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Rainbow Trust

Give an hour for a sick child

As the days become shorter, it’s a stark reminder that the end of another year is approaching – Halloween is nearly upon us and Guy Fawkes Night is just around the corner.

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I have just read The Mill Girls by local author Tracy Johnson

Book painted vivid pictures

I had thought in my advancing years that I had read my last book.

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An exploratory fracking drilling rig

Fracking decision disregards democracy

I am writing in response to the letter by Tony Raynor regarding the issue of fracking and leaving this to the experts.

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Fracking is controversial

Major risks in shale chase

I am writing as someone with training in petroleum geology in response to the article and the follow up letters on fracking in east Lancashire, particularly “Fracking 2” from David Berryman.
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Your children need your attention too

Get off your phones and pay attention to your children!

Is it only me who worries about the development of young children when they are in forward-facing pushchairs seeing only legs – and their mothers are constantly talking on their phones?

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Burnley General Hospital

If you believed the Tories on the NHS, you deserve what you get for being so gullible

I don’t know why readers write in and say such-and-such should be done to save the ailing NHS.

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