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Lib Dem by-election choice for Blacko and Higherford

Lancashire Telegraph: Darren Reynolds

1:32pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

THE Lib Dems have announced that former Burnley councillor Darren Reynolds will be their candidate in the by-election in the Blacko and Higherford ward.

Gold stars for firms in Blacko and Dunsop Bridge

Lancashire Telegraph: Andrew and Rachel Turner of Malkin Tower Farm receive their award from Satish Kumar

10:00pm Monday 18th November 2013

TWO environmentally-conscious East Lancashire businesses have achieved major success in a national competition to find Britain's most sustainable tourism venues.

Blacko scoops Best Kept Village in Lancashire accolade

Lancashire Telegraph: Picturesque area in Blacko scoops best kept accolades

9:30pm Monday 28th October 2013

HEADING out of Higherford on the way to Gisburn is the hilltop village of Blacko.

Pendle benefits cheat had thousands in the bank

7:00pm Monday 22nd July 2013

A BENEFITS cheat who claimed almost £30,000 in handouts had capital of almost £50,000, a court heard.

Pendle benefits cheat inherited money after a bereavement

6:00am Thursday 13th June 2013

A benefits cheat who claimed cash from the public purse despite having money in the bank, is awaiting sentence.

Jury clears Blacko driver over death of motorcyclist

Lancashire Telegraph: John Kay

3:07pm Thursday 6th June 2013

A MAN involved in a road crash in which a popular motorcyclist was fatally injured, has been cleared of causing his death by careless driving.

Blacko primary school club in Pendle gets good rating in Ofsted report

4:04pm Wednesday 5th June 2013

A BEFORE and after-school club in Pendle has made considerable improvements, according to an education watchdog.

Pendle film-maker wins international award

Lancashire Telegraph: WINNER Climber and film-maker Alastair Lee from Blacko receives his award at the prestigious ceremony

3:00pm Friday 10th May 2013

A FILM-MAKER who tackled one of Antarctica’s most impressive peaks has been given a major international honour at an adventure films ‘Oscars’.

Memories of the Dynamoes flood back - 25 years on

8:13am Tuesday 23rd April 2013

TO the people of Colne this is a special day in history and the events of April 23, 1988, will always live long in the memory.

Two gritters get stuck in snow drifts in Blacko

Lancashire Telegraph: Lancashire County Council gritter being pulled out of snow drift in Blacko

12:35pm Saturday 23rd March 2013

TWO Lancashire County Council gritters were stuck in the hills near Blacko this morning.

Blacko driver faces trial on road death charge

7:00pm Thursday 20th December 2012

A DRIVER has denied causing the death of a Burnley and District Motorcycle Club rider.

Pendle MP demands new dog attack laws

7:42am Saturday 21st July 2012

EAST Lancashire MP Andrew Stephenson has demanded new laws to prosecute people whose dogs roam wild on private property.

East Lancashire walker's body found on Scottish mountain

11:00am Monday 11th June 2012

THE body of an East Lancashire walker has been found six months after he went missing on a Scottish mountain.

Blacko hiker's body found in Scottish Highlands

Lancashire Telegraph: Grant Cunliffe went missing the Cairngorms in January.

10:46am Monday 11th June 2012

THE body of an East Lancashire walker has been found six months after he went missing on a Scottish mountain.

Nelson motorcyclist killed at Blacko is named

Lancashire Telegraph: Popular motorcyclist Jez White.

10:43am Wednesday 25th April 2012

TRIBUTES have been paid to a ‘loving’ dad-of-two killed in a horror smash on a notorious East Lancashire road.

Appeal following fatal road traffic collision at Blacko

8:46am Tuesday 24th April 2012

A motorcyclist died in a road collision at Blacko yesterday.

Motorcyclist injured in crash at Blacko

5:05pm Monday 23rd April 2012

A MOTORCYCLIST has been knocked off his bike in a serious collision in Blacko.

Statue plan for Pendle witch Alice Nutter

Lancashire Telegraph: THE GALLOWS Alice was hanged in the shadow of Lancaster Castle

9:44am Wednesday 16th November 2011

A PERMANENT memorial to ‘Pendle Witch’ Alice Nutter is set to be unveiled to mark the 400th anniversary of the famous Witch Trials.

Woman ‘serious’ after car blaze in Pendle

1:42pm Monday 3rd October 2011

A WOMAN was taken to hospital with serious burns after a car caught fire on the motorway.

15,000 trees set to be planted in Pendle

Lancashire Telegraph: TREE-MENDOUS From left, Alan Butterfield and his father James begin planting at Wheatland Heights with Caroline Thorpe and Simon Smith, of Thorpe Trees.

11:30am Thursday 22nd September 2011

A NEW woodland featuring more than 15,000 trees will slowly begin to take shape near Blacko.

Trials for 20mph speed limits outside East Lancashire schools

Lancashire Telegraph: TRIALS Plans for 20mph speed limits outside East Lancashire schools get go-ahead

10:22am Tuesday 20th September 2011

TRIALS to cut drivers’ speed outside five East Lancashire schools have been given the go-ahead.

Pendle and Ribble Valley joy in best-kept village awards

Lancashire Telegraph: LITTLE GEMS Blacko was named champion village

2:00pm Thursday 15th September 2011

CAMPAIGNERS in two quiet corners of East Lancashire have cleaned up in the county’s best-kept villages awards.

Talks to find home for Pendle charity

Lancashire Telegraph: Talks to find home for Pendle charity

8:00pm Monday 29th August 2011

FRESH talks are set to take place to find a new home for a charity which provides off-road adventure sports for youngsters.

Police check Land Rovers following Ribble Valley thefts

11:57am Friday 29th July 2011

POLICE will be stop checking Land Rovers in the Ribble Valley after a spate of high-value car thefts.

Extra patrols to target Pendle yuletide poachers

10:28am Thursday 9th December 2010

EXTRA patrols are being planned to crack down on poachers across a series of East Lancashire villages in the run-up to Christmas.

Pendle pals to tough it out for Heroes

Lancashire Telegraph: READY TO ROLL: All set for their endurance tests in aid of the Help for Heroes charity are, front from left, Joe Miller, Terry Hartley and Archie Vance, with helpers Mick Thompson and Neil Butterworth

10:18am Thursday 18th November 2010

A TRIO of super-fit ex-servicemen from Pendle are to take on feats of physical endurance to raise money for charity.

Pendle councillor vows to explain 'slurs'

Lancashire Telegraph: ‘MISUNDERSTOOD’ Coun Ann Kerrigan

10:30pm Thursday 9th September 2010

A COUNCILLOR accused of labelling a group of villagers ‘elitist and racist’ at a public meeting has vowed to explain her comments.

East Lancashire vintage tractor run in memory of farmer

Lancashire Telegraph: East Lancashire vintage tractor run in memory of farmer

9:34am Monday 23rd August 2010

YOUNG farmers and older hands turned out in style to pay tribute to one of their own in a near-40 strong convoy of tractors across East Lancashire.

Pendle adventurer's film to hit new heights

Lancashire Telegraph: HIGH ANXIETY: Alastair does the filming as Leo makes his ascent

12:00pm Saturday 7th August 2010

AN award-winning film by a Pendle adventurer, set on the most daunting mountains in the world, is set to get its TV debut.

Residents put brakes on Nelson bike club

11:00am Friday 6th August 2010

A YOUTH project’s bid to test ride motorcyles in a field in rural Pendle has suffered a blow after villagers raised concerns over the plans.

Pendle cycle race will 'trap us in villages'

Lancashire Telegraph: CHIEF:  Stephen Barnes

12:52pm Friday 12th February 2010

VILLAGERS fear they will become ‘prisoners’ in their own homes if country roads are closed for a national cycling race.

Barber's shop opens in former Blacko post office

Lancashire Telegraph: NEW LOCATION: Julie Brindle at The Barber Shop

10:12am Tuesday 12th January 2010

A FORMER Post Office that was once earmarked for a sex shop has opened as a barber's.

Witches brewing up Lancashire tourism treat

Lancashire Telegraph: OUR WAY: ‘Witches’ (from the left) Sue Unwin, Dorothy Dowling and Geraldine Cocker read the new brochure on the Pendle Witches Trail

12:12pm Thursday 22nd October 2009

A Pendle Witches Trail, taking visitors across Lancashire, has been launched in time for Hallowe'en.

Pendle pub role adds up for accountant

Lancashire Telegraph: MINE HOST: John Ingham raises a toast to the future at the Rising Sun

12:15pm Tuesday 13th October 2009

A REAL ale champion is running his first East Lancashire pub after more than four decades working as an accountant.

East Lancashire pals ride out Bennicassim festival storm

Lancashire Telegraph: DRAMA: Dominique Taylor, Katie Sowden, Lauren Brown, Vanessa Sowden and Lauren Berry at the Benicassim Festival.

3:00pm Wednesday 22nd July 2009

FESTIVAL-goers from East Lancashire were caught in the middle of hurricane-force winds during a Spanish music event.

Family's tribute to Burnley man killed in Pendle crash

Lancashire Telegraph: GENUINE AND KIND: Peter Lawson

4:56pm Tuesday 26th May 2009

A FAMILY has paid tribute to a man killed in a motorbike smash as “one in a million”.

Pendle music event gives way to witch camp

A CONTROVERSIAL music festival in the heart of rural Pendle has been shelved for at least a year.

13 East Lancashire nominations in tourism awards

Lancashire Telegraph: 13 East Lancashire nominations in tourism awards

12:27pm Tuesday 21st April 2009

SEVERAL East Lancashire businesses are in the running for major recognition after being nominated in the county's tourism awards.

Blacko photographer captures breathtaking shots of Pendle Hill in book

Lancashire Telegraph: SKILLED: Alistair Lee at work

6:10pm Monday 2nd February 2009

THE dramatic scenery of Pendle Hill is being shown in a contemporary light by an East Lancashire landscape photographer.

‘Outstanding’ Blacko school praised by inspectors

Lancashire Telegraph: LIVELY LESSONS: Pupils of Blacko Primary School celebrate their school’s Ofsted report with head Mark Harrison

5:00pm Tuesday 9th December 2008

A PRIMARY school in rural Pendle is improving and provides outstanding education in key areas, according to inspectors.

Blacko pub scoops award

Lancashire Telegraph: Blacko pub scoops award

2:32pm Friday 28th November 2008

A PUB in Pendle has scooped the Marsdens Beer Quality Award for 2008.

East Lancashire pays its respects on Remembrance Sunday

Lancashire Telegraph: Remembrance Sunday service in Corporation Park, Blackburn, where a wreath was laid by borough mayor and mayoress Coun Mohammed Khan and Nazreen Akhtar

9:10am Monday 10th November 2008

CURRENT soldiers joined dignitaries and war veterans in marking Remembrance Sunday.

Burnley brewery films TV ad in Blacko

Lancashire Telegraph: Woman caused facial injuries

2:20pm Wednesday 8th October 2008

Burnley-based Moorhouses Brewery is putting itself in the picture with its second TV advertising campaign which will run throughout October.

Blacko pub praised in CAMRA guide

11:24am Tuesday 23rd September 2008

THE Cross Gaits Inn, in Beverley Road, Blacko, has won a place in the new edition of the CAMRA Good Beer Guide.

Blacko couple dig in and grow their own veg

Lancashire Telegraph: Blacko couple dig in and grow their own veg

1:01pm Monday 11th August 2008

YOU’VE bought a bag of pre-packed salad to last you the week, but the day after opening it the lettuce is curling up and going brown around the edges. Sound familiar?

New heads for Pendle primaries

4:21pm Friday 11th July 2008

BARROWFORD Primary School will get a new head at the start of the school year in September.

Pendle pupils on their bikes for greener future

11:29am Monday 7th July 2008

SEVEN primary schools in Pendle learned about safer cycling and ‘going green’ after police and Lancashire County Council teamed up.

Trapped lamb freed in Blacko

1:54pm Wednesday 18th June 2008

A FIRE crew rescued a lamb after it became trapped in a drainage pipe under a cattle grid.

East Lancs police sergeant 'killed himself'

7:27pm Tuesday 17th June 2008

A POLICE sergeant killed himself after taking months off work with depression, an inquest heard.

Festival traffic 'chaos' fears over 3-day Pendle pagan event

3:09pm Friday 16th May 2008

A CONTROVERSIAL pagan music festival will cause traffic 'chaos' and environmental damage, a councillor has claimed.


What's on in Pendle

Fans flock to see Ade Edmondson’s Shepherds in Colne (link)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure 1:15pm Thu 24 Apr 14

IT SEEMS as though everything Ade Edmondson turns his hand to becomes a success.

Eric Burdon headlining 25th anniversary Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival in Colne (link)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure 3:53pm Tue 8 Apr 14

ROCK legend Eric Burdon will headline the 25th anniversary Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival in Colne over…

Well-known story being set on stage (link)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure 4:02pm Tue 25 Mar 14

THE first rehearsal for Pendle Hippodrome Theatre Company’s ‘mystery’ autumn musical takes place on Thursday.

Band’s invitation to would-be musicians (link)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure 3:00pm Fri 21 Mar 14

NELSON Brass Band is holding two open days to give would-be musicians the chance to try out for the band.

Educating Rita: Colne Little Theatre (link)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure 3:29pm Tue 4 Mar 14

WILLY Russell’s two-handed Educating Rita is running at Colne Little Theatre this week.

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