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Bid to make Brierfield Mill a major destination in the North West

Lancashire Telegraph: Danny Alexander (second left), Chief Secretary to the Treasury, is one of three senior ministers to have recently visited Brierfield Mill,

4:04pm Friday 11th April 2014

PENDLE Council is continuing to press its case to the Government for investment in ambitious plans to transform Brierfield Mill.

Alleygate plan for Brierfield street

9:00pm Saturday 5th April 2014

ALLEYGATES could be installed on a back street in Brierfield in a bid to reduce anti-social behaviour.

Historic Brierfield signal box to be re-built

2:00pm Saturday 5th April 2014

A RAILWAY signal box built almost 140 years ago could be rebuilt and opened to the public as part of an arts project.

Nuisance neighbour booted out of Brierfield home

Lancashire Telegraph: Dead body discovered in quarry

11:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

A TROUBLEMAKER who caused problems for neighbours around the clock has been kicked out of his terraced house in Brierfield.

Scarf is clue to Pendle muggings

Lancashire Telegraph: Scarf is clue to Pendle muggings

12:00pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

A WOMAN and a 16-year-old boy were mugged in separate street attacks within 24 hours.

'Despicable' thieves stole bags from pensioners in Brierfield

Lancashire Telegraph: Police are investigating assault on Widnes pub landlord

7:00pm Monday 24th March 2014

THIEVES who snatched bags from two pensioners in the space of 15 minutes have been branded ‘despicable’ by police.

Councillor vows to fight Brierfield Town Hall closure plan

Lancashire Telegraph: Couns Mohammed Iqbal

9:00pm Sunday 23rd March 2014

A SENIOR councillor has vowed to fight plans to close Brierfield Town Hall to community groups as part of a public halls review.

Council to take action over Brierfield garage site

4:31pm Sunday 23rd March 2014

COUNCIL chiefs are set to continue with efforts to contact the owners of a derelict garage site in Brierfield.

Fresh hope in plan for old Brierfield homes site

Lancashire Telegraph: Brierfield Mill could be home to a regional cyber security unit

9:00pm Saturday 22nd March 2014

A HOUSING site left mostly derelict when Government cash fell through could now be redeveloped.

Former Brierfield charity boss accused of cheating charity

Lancashire Telegraph: Eight are accused    of cheating charity

3:00pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

EIGHT people, including its then-boss, have been accused of cheating a charity and two other firms out of money as part of a four-year long financial plot.

Oddies bakery in Brierfield up for sale

6:00pm Saturday 15th March 2014

A BRIERFIELD institution could disappear from the town centre if a buyer is found for the building. Oddies bakery has been put up for sale, and a spokeswoman confirmed the shop may leave Brierfield altogether.

Cyber crime centre in Brierfield Mill would create more than 2,000 jobs

Lancashire Telegraph: Brierfield Mill could be home to a regional cyber security unit

9:30am Monday 3rd March 2014

A CENTRE for fighting internet crime is being proposed as part of the £25million vision for Brierfield Mill - creating 2,250 jobs.

Six-week-old Brierfield baby death tragedy

Lancashire Telegraph: UNDER WATER: Flooding at Portrack Marsh left by the tidal surge – good news for waterfowl, but a threat to other parts of the eco-system

3:00pm Sunday 2nd March 2014

THE mother of a baby girl who died just six-weeks-old may never know the cause of her death, an inquest heard.

Improved Brierfield school gets ‘good’ rating

Lancashire Telegraph: Ofsted logo

2:30pm Monday 3rd March 2014

BRIERFIELD Preschool has been given a ‘good’ Ofsted rating.

Probe into Brierfield blaze in early hours

Lancashire Telegraph: Firefighters to go on strike over Christmas and New Year period

1:53pm Monday 3rd March 2014

POLICE and fire chiefs are investigating a potentially deliberate fire in Brierfield.

Suspicious house fire in Brierfield

Lancashire Telegraph: Driver cut free from crash in Bathpool, Taunton

9:44am Saturday 1st March 2014

POLICE and fire chiefs are investigating a potentially deliberate fire in Brierfield.

Gym proposal in Brierfield set for refusal

Lancashire Telegraph: New gym to open in Altrincham creating 15 jobs

1:15pm Wednesday 26th February 2014

A PROPOSAL to turn a former carpet tile trade centre into a gym has been recommended for refusal by planners.

Rural feeling in the heart of Brierfield

Lancashire Telegraph: Tom Whittaker who has been visiting since he was a child

2:52pm Monday 24th February 2014

HEYHEAD Park is Brierfield’s hidden gem. Tucked away up a little dirt track, this small, local park is a valuable recreation site in a built-up urban area.

Royal note crowns Pendle woman's 100th birthday

Lancashire Telegraph: The mayor and other guests at Sally’s 100th birthday party

4:58pm Friday 14th February 2014

RETIRED weaver Sarah Aspden was joined by friends, family and the Mayor of Pendle to celebrate her 100th birthday.

Pendle knifeman jailed for robbery attempt

Lancashire Telegraph: Police appealing for information after thieves take floodlights from Embsay and Bolton steam railway

9:00pm Friday 7th February 2014

A KNIFEMAN who tried to rob a lone 65-year-old newsagent to get cash for drugs wore no disguise and had the same clothes on when he was arrested the day after, a court heard.

Man run over in Brierfield road rage incident

Lancashire Telegraph: Police appealing for information after thieves take floodlights from Embsay and Bolton steam railway

8:00pm Monday 3rd February 2014

A MAN was run over during a road rage incident in Brierfield.

Mum pays tribute to Brierfield girl who killed herself on M65

Lancashire Telegraph: Lena Begum

3:00pm Saturday 1st February 2014

THE mother of an 18-year-old who killed herself on the M65 has paid tribute to ‘a lovely girl’.

Heartbroken Pendle teen took own life on M65

Lancashire Telegraph: Lena Begum

8:50am Wednesday 29th January 2014

A TEENAGER killed herself after discovering her boyfriend no longer wanted to be with her, an inquest heard.

Accident closes M65 near Brierfield

5:59pm Friday 17th January 2014

The M65 has been closed near Brierfield after a three car accident at 5.20pm.

Brierfield woman fined for littering

3:48pm Thursday 16th January 2014

A BRIERFIELD woman has been fined £400 for littering and failing to turn up to court.

Smoke-free homes campaign takes place in Brierfield

Lancashire Telegraph: Peter, Tracy and Debra with the special mugs

1:32pm Wednesday 15th January 2014

Brierfield Pre-school has been recognised for its work promoting a ‘Smoke-Free Homes’ initiative.

Dog fouling could cause Brierfield sport courts closure

Lancashire Telegraph: BIN IT: Reader Alan Grubb refers to people not picking up dog waste bags, not dog mess itself.

7:00pm Monday 30th December 2013

SPORT courts at a Brierfield park could be closed for winter because of persistent dog fouling.

40-year death confirmation wait over for Brierfield widow

Lancashire Telegraph: John Doone was one of 36 lost at sea in 1974 when factory freezer ship Gaul sank in the Barents Sea, off Norway

2:00pm Thursday 19th December 2013

A WIDOW who has waited almost 40 years for confirmation of how her husband died in a trawler sinking may now learn more about his fate.

Sporty Brierfield kids aid charities

3:10pm Friday 6th December 2013

SPORTY youngsters at a Brierfield school raised the bar for Pendleside Hospice and Barnardo’s.

Brierfield chip shop biter spared jail

Lancashire Telegraph: Hayley Jones was given a suspended sentence

5:00pm Monday 2nd December 2013

AN ‘out of control’ drunk who sank her teeth into a chip shop boss after she claimed she was served ‘disgusting’ potato scallops, has walked free from court.

Brierfield man, cleared of threatening to blow up plane, is glad to be home

Lancashire Telegraph: The authorities just did their job and were misled, says man cleared of threatening to blow up an aeroplane

12:00pm Monday 2nd December 2013

A MAN cleared of threatening to blow up an airliner has today pledged to get his job and his life back.

Brierfield play area vandals branded 'disgusting'

Lancashire Telegraph: The charred remains of equipment at the Sackville Street play area, Brierfield

9:00pm Thursday 28th November 2013

VANDALS who caused more than £9,000 worth of damage to a play area in Brierfield have been branded ‘disgusting’.

Bold new start for Brierfield Mill

Lancashire Telegraph: Coun Joe Cooney, Paul Hartley and Julie Palmer, of Pendle Council, and Tim Webber, of Barnfield Construction, with keys found at the mill.

9:30pm Monday 25th November 2013

A MASTERPLAN detailing the future of a historic mill is to be unveiled.

Rosemere Cancer Foundation gets funds from Brierfield dance club

3:02pm Wednesday 20th November 2013

BRIERFIELD’S Cactus Line-Dancing Club raised £1,000 for Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

Brierfield Christmas lights switch on

2:35pm Wednesday 20th November 2013

THE Brierfield Christmas lights will be switched on this Friday.

Police and fire service investigate as blaze breaks out in Pendle terrace home after ‘racist abuse’

Lancashire Telegraph: Debris in the back yard of the house, in Oxford Street

7:00pm Tuesday 5th November 2013

A HOUSE blaze which broke out following a street disturbance between two groups is being treated as suspicious.

New vandal proof nets for Brierfield tennis courts

4:40pm Tuesday 5th November 2013

NEW vandal-proof steel nets look set to be introduced at a ‘neglected’ tennis courts in Brierfield.

Firefighters battle Brierfield house fire

9:40pm Sunday 3rd November 2013

FIREFIGHTERS are tackling a house fire in Brierfield tonight.

Colne railway history to be bulldozed

1:00pm Saturday 2nd November 2013

DEMOLITION is on the cards for an old-fashioned railway signal box which has stood beside the East Lancashire line for 128 years.

Crash man in ‘mood’

12:09pm Thursday 31st October 2013

A DRIVER hit a central reservation, flattened a lamp post and rolled his car after a row with his boss, a court heard.

Heritage jewellery stolen from Brierfield house

11:30am Tuesday 29th October 2013

THIEVES stole Asian heritage jewellery worth more than £9,000 when they raided a house.

Teen driver jailed after 120mph police chase from Manchester to Burnley

6:00pm Saturday 26th October 2013

A TEEN banned driver who clocked up 120mph in a police motorway chase around midnight has been jailed for a year.

Mystery hero rescues Brierfield dad who suffered seizure driving car

1:00pm Thursday 17th October 2013

A DAD who crashed his car after suffering a seizure has appealed for a mystery hero who helped rescue him to come forward.

Inspectors raise concerns at Brierfield care home

1:00pm Monday 7th October 2013

INSPECTORS from the health regulator have raised concerns about a Brierfield care home.

Blaze in Brierfield

6:41pm Monday 7th October 2013

A BLAZE broke out in a back yard in Brierfield.

Brierfield man stabbed by his brother

2:12pm Thursday 26th September 2013

A MAN was stabbed in the arm by his brother after an argument in Brierfield.

Pendle estranged wife victim of email threats

12:21pm Friday 13th September 2013

A DAD-OF-THREE launched a threatening email campaign against his estranged wife, saying he would kill her boyfriend and that he would be a “cabbage”, a court heard.

Brierfield Mills in heritage spotlight

12:48pm Wednesday 11th September 2013

HISTORIC Brierfield Mill will open its doors to the public this week, giving the first glimpses of its multi-million pound transformation.

Brierfield sex grooming gang member is jailed

10:00am Saturday 7th September 2013

A BRIERFIELD man who tried to scupper a major sex abuse trial by cajoling the teenage victim into writing a retraction letter has been jailed for four years.

Children learn about healthy eating at Pendle allotments

3:13pm Tuesday 27th August 2013

KIDS have been learning about healthy food and the environment in Brierfield, after the NHS teamed up with a children’s centre.


What's on in Pendle

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.

‘Quirky’ work gets debut in Pendle (link)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure 3:50pm Tue 25 Feb 14

A NEW work is being staged by Pendle Borderline this week.

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