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Travellers descend on Colne Sports Centre car park

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

GYPSY travellers have descended on Colne Sports Centre car park and set up camp.

First-hand accounts of life in Palestine at Brierfield meeting

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:10pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

AROUND 150 people packed the Brierfield Community Centre to hear six young visitors to Pendle give their accounts of growing up in Palestine.

Pendle roadworks in winter can be ‘justified’

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:13pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

LANCASHIRE County Council’s cabinet member for highways and transport has defended the council’s decision to work on Pendle’s roads in the winter months.

Lazy recyclers to be targeted by Pendle Council

Lancashire Telegraph: The ‘Recycle+’ system is part of the Council’s work to increase recycling rates in the borough, to help hit the Welsh Government’s strict statutory targets for recycling and composting.

4:12pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

RESIDENTS who don’t make efforts to recycle will be targeted in a new enforcement drive by Pendle Council.

Nelson FC sign fan as official club poet

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:33pm Monday 20th October 2014

FOOTBALL fan Sharon Marshall has always believed that there was something poetic about the beautiful game.

Anger over Barnoldswick Police Station closures

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:45pm Monday 20th October 2014

WEST Craven councillors have hit out at frequent closures of Barnoldswick Police Station.

Nelson man wanted by police in connection with drugs offences

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:48pm Friday 17th October 2014

POLICE are looking to trace a man they would like to speak to in connection with drugs offences.

Pendle councillor slams plans to carry out ‘extensive’ structural road works in during winter

Lancashire Telegraph: £286k to spend on potholes

2:04pm Friday 17th October 2014

A COUNTY councillor has slammed Lancashire’s plans to carry out ‘extensive’ structural road works in Pendle in the middle of winter.

Growing together – young Pendle adults spruce up allotment

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:43pm Thursday 16th October 2014

YOUNG adults from a care group spruced up the allotment at sustainable farm shop and bistro Roaming Roosters, in Higham.

Joy for young children as new Nelson play area approved

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:41pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A NEW play area will be built on disused land in Nelson thanks to the campaigning of Labour ward councillors.

Help for people struggling with rent in Pendle

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

1:43pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

RESIDENTS who receive Housing Benefit but are still struggling to pay their rent may be able to get help from Pendle Council through the government’s Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP).

Climb ahead with £2.24m Pendle Hill project

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:33pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

PEOPLE living on both sides of Pendle Hill could be brought together under a £2.24million pioneering partnership being promoted by local councils.

Barrowford music student named Pendle’s most promising young musician

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:44pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A MUSIC student from Barrowford has been named as Pendle’s most promising young musician in a competition.

Pendle MP delighted as number of jobless claimants falls

Lancashire Telegraph: Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson

1:42pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

PENDLE MP Andrew Stephenson has welcomed a fall in the number of people in the borough claiming unemployment benefit for more than a year.

Barrowford care home acts on watchdog criticisms

Lancashire Telegraph: Issued formal warning

1:40pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A CARE home was told it must improve its standards of care, following an inspection by a watchdog.

'Trojan Horse' probe finds no evidence of ‘extremist infiltration’ at Pendle schools

Lancashire Telegraph: Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson helps resolve safety concern

2:57pm Monday 13th October 2014

AN investigation into allegations of ‘extremist infiltration’ by Islamic fundamentalists at three Pendle primary schools has revealed no evidence to support such claims, county councillors have been told.

Pendle farm shop and restaurant up for eight awards

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:50pm Monday 13th October 2014

SUSTAINABLE farm shop and restaurant Roaming Roosters has been shortlisted for eight food awards.

A poignant trip to battlefield site for Pendle students

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:42pm Monday 13th October 2014

A GROUP of students from Marsden Heights community College have returned from a life-changing trip to the World War One battlefield sites in Belgium.

UPDATE: Man arrested on suspicion of murder bailed after woman's body found on canal barge

Lancashire Telegraph:

8:30am Saturday 11th October 2014

A MURDER probe has been launched after a woman’s body was discovered on a canal barge in West Craven earlier today.

Pendle residents tell councillor child sex exploitation is going on 'right outside their houses'

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:16pm Friday 10th October 2014

A COUNTY councillor has called for agencies to be more proactive after residents told him child sex exploitation is going on 'right outside their houses' in Pendle.

Problem-ridden Brierfield street ‘may be unsuitable for living’

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:40pm Friday 10th October 2014

A BRIERFIELD councillor has called for action on Sackville Street where he claims many of the houses may be ‘unliveable’.

‘Positive’ feeling as Pendle school bids to become academy

Lancashire Telegraph: Barrowford's Got Talent, Barrowford Primary School, Barrowford.

12:47pm Thursday 9th October 2014

BARROWFORD Primary School has launched a consultation into becoming an academy.

Attacker gets Pendle town ban

Lancashire Telegraph: Merseyside men on firearms charges

12:30pm Thursday 9th October 2014

AN attacker facing sentence for three assaults has been banned from Earby, the town where they all took place.

High Sheriff arrives to present medal to Bacup charity stalwart

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:30pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

What do you do when you miss your special party to collect a medal from the Queen?

Decision time on Pendle council shedding services

Lancashire Telegraph: Philip Mousdale

3:20pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

PLANS by Pendle Council to ‘offload’ some of its services to town and parish councils are set to be decided tonight.

Wooden bat snapped ‘as it hit door’ in Colne trouble

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:54am Wednesday 8th October 2014

A GARDENER involved in trouble at a house in Colne hit the front door so hard armed with a wooden bat, the weapon snapped in two, a court was told.

Heroin and cocaine led to death of Brierfield man

Lancashire Telegraph: Charged with possession and intent to supply heroin, crack cocaine and cannabis

10:52am Wednesday 8th October 2014

A MAN who had been in ‘constant’ pain since being the victim of a violent assault, died after collapsing in the street after taking heroin and cocaine, an inquest heard.

Colne to Skipton rail revival boost as counties hold talks

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:22pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

CAMPAIGNERS who want to reopen the Colne to Skipton railway line are celebrating a further leap towards their goal.

Pendle MP criticises council for 'failing to take action' against speeding motorists

Lancashire Telegraph: Crackdown on speeding in Norton and Madresfield

1:43pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

PENDLE MP Andrew Stephenson has criticised Lancashire County Council for 'failing to take action' against speeding motorists in Reedley and Brierfield.

Pendle unemployment figures continue to fall

Lancashire Telegraph: Unemployment has continued to fall

11:20am Monday 6th October 2014

UNEMPLOYMENT figures for August have shown that unemployment rates in Pendle are continuing to fall.

Warning as criminals try to con people in East Lancs by claiming to be police

Lancashire Telegraph:

8:00pm Sunday 5th October 2014

CRIMINALS claiming to be police officers are targeting elderly victims across East Lancashire in a phone scam.

Pendle youngster uses her own prints to design Home Bargains’ Christmas card

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:54pm Friday 3rd October 2014

A BUDDING artist from Brierfield is spreading festive cheer to raise money for poorly children after winning a national Christmas card design competition.

Desperate Colne mum stole petrol by driving off

Lancashire Telegraph: FILLING UP: 42 petrol stations have closed in the North-East in the past five years

1:40pm Friday 3rd October 2014

A SINGLE mum went on a petrol steal ‘spree’ repeatedly filling up a car when she knew she couldn't pay, a court heard.

Nelson FC's ambitious goal to expand home stadium

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:45pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

NON-LEAGUE Nelson Football Club has unveiled ambitious plans to expand its Victoria Park stadium - with a nod to a famous former boss.

‘Stray dog’ fines will only be for repeat offenders

Lancashire Telegraph: A stray dog

2:20pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

DOG owners who persistently allow their animals to stray will be fined £100 – but not first-time offenders, following widespread concerns.

Young Pendle Tory wins ‘Conservative Party Oscar’

Lancashire Telegraph: Lyle Davy, 18, wins Barnoldswick's Coates ward for the Conservatives

12:10pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

BARNOLDSWICK councillor Lyle Davy has won a national award at a ceremony dubbed ‘the Conservative Oscars’ for his election win in Coates ward in May this year.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Nelson drug addict stole biscuits because there was no food in the house

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:58pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A THIEF stole two packets of biscuits because there was no food in the house, Burnley Magistrates’ Court heard.

Pendle what's on

Musical maestro sets foot on stage and says ‘Allo to audiences at Pendle Hippodrome Theatre (link) 2:52pm Tue 3 Jun 14

WHILE he may be a familiar face to members of Pendle Hippodrome Theatre Company, ‘Uncle’ Joe Winkley will not…

Artists line up in Nelson to aid children's Make A Wish Foundation (link) 4:39pm Thu 22 May 14

A CHARITY gig being held in aid of children with terminal illnesses is taking place in Pendle at the end of this…

New season is time for a party (link) 2:38pm Tue 13 May 14

COLNE Dramatic Society has packed its Baggage for 2013-14, and is now inviting would-be actors to a party for its…

North by North-West Festival will celebrate Mods’ half century (link) 10:19am Thu 8 May 14

FIFTY years of the Mod movement will be celebrated at a new two-day festival in Colne in June.

New acts called up for Jessica tribute stage at Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival in Colne (link) 10:42am Thu 1 May 14

ASPIRING bands and musicians are being given the chance to perform at this year’s Great British Rhythm and Blues…

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