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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.

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’.

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.

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.

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.

Ambitious plans to transform area around Brierfield Mill

Lancashire Telegraph: Work starts soon on Brierfield Mill site

6:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

AN AMBITIOUS plan to transform the area around Brierfield Mill has taken a giant stride foward.

Pendle school installs hi-tech security system

Lancashire Telegraph: GV of CCTV camera. (4807999)

2:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

A PENDLE school has installed a high-tech security system after being plagued by 'mindless vandalism' for several years.

Leaking Brierfield church pins hopes on lotto fund

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:20pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

BRIERFIELD Methodist Church is pinning its hopes on money from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for essential repairs.

Demolition of Brierfield units urged as firefighters find gas cylinders

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:05am Friday 29th August 2014

SEVERAL garage owners in Brierfield are set to be asked to move out amid fears that the complex is a ‘major explosion’ risk.

Outrage as burglars kick in Brierfield church doors

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

THIEVES smashed their way into a church and stole the proceeds of a jumble sale.

Clarets star gives young fan a season ticket in surprise visit

Lancashire Telegraph: Tesco workers have thanked Danny Ings for his act of kindness

6:00pm Saturday 12th July 2014

DANNY Ings will be forking out for a Clarets’ season tickets after losing a computer game to a young cancer sufferer.

Police raid Brierfield houses in drugs swoop

Lancashire Telegraph: Police Easter campaign to stamp out crime

5:00pm Saturday 12th July 2014

POLICE carried out dawn raids on three houses in Brierfield yesterday.

Gas cyclinders were in Brierfield garage torched by yobs

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:10pm Thursday 10th July 2014

ARSONISTS torched a garage containing three gas cylinders in Brierfield.

Brierfield teenager gets town centre ban

Lancashire Telegraph: Figures released following freedom of information request

12:11pm Sunday 29th June 2014

A TEENAGER alleged to have moved from petty damage to 'hate crimes' and robbery has been banned from a town centre.

People power to save Pendle centres

Lancashire Telegraph: A question mark hangs over the future of Brierfield Town Hall

5:30pm Monday 23rd June 2014

FIVE community halls or centres – which were threatened with closure as part of cost-cutting measures – could be saved thanks to volunteer efforts.

Brierfield mayor in cancer support

1:10pm Thursday 12th June 2014

THE new mayor of Brierfield, Coun Rizwan Ashgar, has raised around £200 for Macmillan Cancer Support after taking part in a charity run.

Brierfield care home recognised for dementia work

5:00pm Sunday 18th May 2014

A BRIERFIELD care home has received international recognition for its treatment of residents with dementia.

Brierfield council prepares to take over buildings

Lancashire Telegraph: Brierfield Town Hall had faced closure

3:56pm Friday 25th April 2014

TWO iconic buildings in Brierfield are set to be taken over by the town council.

Plea to residents in ‘save Brierfield Town Hall’ bid

Lancashire Telegraph: The town hall in Brierfield

1:03pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

CAMPAIGNERS fighting to save Brierfield Town Hall from closure are urging residents to attend a public meeting tomorrow.

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.


What's on in Pendle

Musical maestro sets foot on stage and says ‘Allo to audiences at Pendle Hippodrome Theatre (link)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure 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)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure 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)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure 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)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure 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)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure 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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