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Burnley clothes trader ordered to pay £700k in tax

Lancashire Telegraph: Toni Smith and Andrew Verlander plundered nearly £40,000 in benefits they were not entitled to

6:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A CLOTHES trader who ran a short-lived store in Burnley has been told he must pay the taxman nearly £700,000.

Violent Rossendale crook jailed after knife attack

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:34am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A PROLIFIC and violent Rossendale crook has been jailed for three years and three months after knifing a man in Stacksteads.

Burglar who helps charity is spared jail

Lancashire Telegraph: Burnley Crown Court

2:05pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A REFORMED burglar who has been put on the straight and narrow by working with an East Lancashire homeless charity was spared jail by a judge.

Work underway for improved access in town centre

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:47am Tuesday 30th September 2014

WORK has started on 10 new parking spaces in Scotland Road in Nelson town centre.

'Incompetent' trail bike thief is jailed

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:25am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Defendant tried to squeeze bicycle into boot of Fiat Punto

End of the line for Brierfield signal box

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:16am Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE historic Brierfield signal box has been removed as part of work by Network Rail to rebuild the level crossing in the area.

Pendle to receive £46k to encourage 'right to build'

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:09am Tuesday 30th September 2014

RESIDENTS in Pendle who want to build their own home could see their dreams turned into reality under a new Government initiative.

Witness tells of head stamp horror as two jailed for Burnley attack

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

AN eyewitness who saw a man’s head being stamped on in a Burnley street feared he might be dead, a court heard.

Football club raises funds for Burnley brothers' life-changing machine

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:08pm Monday 29th September 2014

A LIFE changing piece of equipment has been bought for two young Burnley brothers with a chronic condition after a community fundraiser.

Bacup woman found hanged at home

Lancashire Telegraph: Police hunt man suspected of raping woman in her 20s

9:20am Monday 29th September 2014

A 66-year-old woman has been found hanged at her home.

Body found in Whitworth identified as Heath Nield

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Monday 29th September 2014

POLICE are satisfied that a body found at Whitworth last weekend is that of missing Rossendale man Heath Nield.

Burnley school gets recognition for ‘excellent’ GCSE results

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:20pm Monday 29th September 2014

A BURNLEY school has been recognised by a national education charity following ‘excellent’ GCSE results.

Lanway kits out Clarets with latest technology

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:10pm Monday 29th September 2014

IT specialists Lanway have won ‘goalden’ praise from the Premier League after kitting out the Clarets for their top-flight campaign.

Will Straw full of praise for Rossendale volunteer army

Lancashire Telegraph: POLITICAL AMBITIONS Will Straw hopes to become the Rossendale and Darwen candidate

2:57pm Monday 29th September 2014

WILL Straw, who will stand for Labour in Rossendale at the next General Election, has praised volunteers in the borough.

Rossendale MP ready to host another jobs fair

Lancashire Telegraph: MP Jake Berry

2:14pm Monday 29th September 2014

JAKE Berry, Rossendale’s MP, is to host a jobs fair in Stacksteads.

‘Peace mission’ bid for former Burnley church

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:40pm Monday 29th September 2014

A FORMER church in Burnley with a chequered history may be about to take on a new role as a base for the homeless and ‘excluded’.

Spurned Burnley roofer stalked ex

Lancashire Telegraph: Burnley Magistrates Court. Picture from Google Maps.

3:40pm Sunday 28th September 2014

A SPURNED roofer who stalked his ex bombarded her with texts, followed her in his car and was said to have peered over her wall as she sat in the garden, a court heard.

Helmshore schoolboy loses his fight with cancer

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:30pm Sunday 28th September 2014

A BRAVE schoolboy who ‘loved life’ has lost his fight with an extremely rare form of cancer.

Earby security makes formal complaint about police

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

A SECURITY guard wrongly accused on a police officer's personal Twitter account of driving without insurance has lodged an official complaint.

Burnley store manager cycles 150 miles for charity

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:30am Saturday 27th September 2014

THE store manager at Burnley’s Mark and Spencer has cycled a total of 150 miles in two days for charity.

Ramsbottom pensioner drowned in canal

Lancashire Telegraph: IMPROVEMENTS: The Leeds and Liverpool Canal

9:30am Saturday 27th September 2014

A 70-YEAR-OLD woman was found drowned in the Leeds and Liverpool canal close to where she was born, married and where her parents were buried, an inquest heard.

Investigation in to donation clears six Pendle councillors

Lancashire Telegraph: BIG BOOST  Boundary Mill

8:20am Saturday 27th September 2014

AN investigation into a controversial £20,000 donation by the owners of Colne’s Boundary Mill to Pendle Conservatives has cleared six councillors.

CHEATED DEATH: Burnley man survives 30ft bridge leap after police stand-off

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Friday 26th September 2014

A MAN ‘cheated death’ when he leapt more than 30ft into a canal after a two-hour stand-off with police.

Strangers give toys and clothes to Burnley blaze family

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:15pm Friday 26th September 2014

THE brave mum who saved her children from a devastating blaze at her Burnley home has expressed her gratitude after kind-hearted strangers donated piles of new toys, clothes, and furniture.

Rossendale residents' fury as some rubbish to be left nearly a month

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:12pm Friday 26th September 2014

FAMILIES are angry that they will be left with overflowing rubbish bins as Rossendale Council will not be collecting general waste from some areas for three and a half weeks.

Clash over proposal for three new Burnley travellers’ sites

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:35am Friday 26th September 2014

BURNLEY’S MP and council leader have clashed over controversial plans for three new travellers’ sites for the borough.

Burnley taxi man picked up passenger illegally

Lancashire Telegraph: METER ISSUES: Two taxi drivers have faced magistrates for driving without their meters switched on.

2:05pm Friday 26th September 2014

A CABBIE in Burnley has been fined £600 after he picked up a passenger off the street without the journey being booked beforehand.

Dismay as direct Rawtenstall bus services are slashed

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:27pm Friday 26th September 2014

A DECISION by public transport bosses to scrap most of Rawtenstall’s direct bus links with Bolton has been greeted with dismay.

Children’s author moves into Rossendale school to help with creativity

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:24pm Friday 26th September 2014

AN award-winning children’s author has become the writer in residence at a Rossendale school.

Ex-Les Miserables cast to bring musical magic to Colne

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:58pm Friday 26th September 2014

A PERFORMANCE featuring all of the best-loved songs of musical theatre is coming to The Muni in Colne.

Business guru to speak at Pendle seminars

Lancashire Telegraph: Kate Hardcastle (7093423)

2:59pm Friday 26th September 2014

PENDLE businesswomen and men are invited to a series of free workshops, drop-ins and seminars across the borough aimed at helping them get the best out of their business.

West Bank delegation aims to strengthen bond with Pendle

Lancashire Telegraph: A Palestine flag is waved by a supporter in front of Bradford City Hall during a rally

2:56pm Friday 26th September 2014

STUDENTS from Pendle’s twin town in Palestine are set to strengthen their bond with the borough during a special visit next week.

Cash will help Burnley Scouts towards jamboree

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:10pm Friday 26th September 2014

SCOUTS in Burnley will use a cash injection from a county councillor to help pay for a trip to the movement’s world jamboree.

Woodland learning promises a new experience for Rawtenstall pupils

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:02pm Friday 26th September 2014

IF you go down to the woods today . . . you're sure of a unique educational experience.

Pendle MP wants debate on UK military action issue

Lancashire Telegraph: Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson

1:40pm Thursday 25th September 2014

PENDLE MP Andrew Stephenson is calling on residents to let him know their views on the UK taking military action against the Islamic State.

Pendle Mayor to be next LibDem candidate

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:10pm Thursday 25th September 2014

LIBERAL Democrats in Pendle have chosen the borough’s current mayor, Coun Graham Roach, as their prospective candidate for the constituency at the general election next May.

Big Rossendale bin switchover to be introduced next month

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:13pm Thursday 25th September 2014

CHANGES to bin collections in Rossendale are set to be introduced next month, it has been announced.

Bacup fountain protest meeting is set

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:10pm Thursday 25th September 2014

COUNCILLORS have agreed to meet residents to discuss controversial plans to demolish the historic fountain on the roundabout in Bacup town centre.

Exhibition spotlight falls on Earby at war

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:04pm Thursday 25th September 2014

COMMUNITY leaders in Earby are ready to commemorate the town’s role in the First World War.

Nelson man charged with raping girl under 16

Lancashire Telegraph: Alice Schofield, 49, and Mark Schofield, 40, from Devoke Avenue in Clinkham Wood, each face five charges.

1:31pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A 44- year-old man appeared at Burnley Magistrates' Court, accused of historical sexual allegations.

Burnley attacker hit out after unexpected death of brother

Lancashire Telegraph: Alice Schofield, 49, and Mark Schofield, 40, from Devoke Avenue in Clinkham Wood, each face five charges.

1:34pm Thursday 25th September 2014

AN attacker struck because he had just learned of the unexpected death of his brother, a court heard.

Mother and children flee after laptop fire wrecks Burnley house

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A MUM and her two young children fled their home after a laptop charger left on a bed sparked a devastating blaze.

East Lancs creator of world-famous music mixer makes updated version

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:27pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

PRODUCERS who work with the likes of U2, Prince and Jay Z have thrown their weight behind a music mixing ‘plug-in’ developed in Burnley.

Eighteen children treated after Burnley school bus incident

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:36am Wednesday 24th September 2014

UP to 18 students needed medical or hospital treatment after an incident involving a Burnley school bus and a car early yesterday.

Shirtless ex-convict swore at the police in Haslingden

Lancashire Telegraph: Police warning after thefts in car parks

1:53pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

AN ex-con involved in an early hours altercation was bare-chested when police arrived at the scene in Haslingden.

East Lancs thug who left victim with broken leg jailed for two years

Lancashire Telegraph: Police warning after thefts in car parks

1:20pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

A THUG said to have left his victim with a broken leg has been sentenced to two years and three months in prison.

Battle of Arnhem hero earns Barnoldswick’s appreciation

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:56pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

A VETERAN of the Battle of Arnhem who also survived banishment to Siberia has been honoured by town councillors in Barnoldswick.

Rossendale literacy initiative supported by Prince Charles set to be rolled out nationally

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:59pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

LITERACY lessons first trialled in Rossendale are set to feature in a national educational programme supported by Prince Charles.

UPDATE: Body found in Whitworth confirmed as missing Rossendale man

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

THE body of a dad-of-four has been found more than 10 weeks after he went missing.

Drunk passenger beat up Haslingden taxi driver

Lancashire Telegraph: METER ISSUES: Two taxi drivers have faced magistrates for driving without their meters switched on.

1:56pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A HASLINGDEN taxi diver was left temporarily blinded, bleeding heavily and with loose teeth after a frenzied attack by a passenger in a fare dispute.


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