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Storm blows up over Fence wind farm

Lancashire Telegraph: Campaigners in Pencombe are fighting plans for a large wind turbine in the village.

4:40pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

FEARS greenbelt land could be ‘spoiled’ forever have been voiced after plans to erect two wind turbines has been submitted to Pendle Council.

Anger as Fence play area ripped up

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:34pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

A POPULAR children’s playground that was due to be upgraded has been demolished, despite there not being enough funds to replace it yet.

Lib Dems win Fence council seat

Lancashire Telegraph: CURRENT VENUE: A polling station at Hurworth Primary School during a 2012 by-election

11:00am Saturday 5th July 2014

A NEWLY-elected councillor has confessed he has ‘big shoes to fill’ after triumphing in a by-election prompted by the retirement of a former town hall boss.

Delays after Land Rover sheds load of soil in Fence

Lancashire Telegraph: Traffic problems on A30 near Victoria after crash and hail storm

4:33pm Monday 17th March 2014

TRAFFIC was delayed after a pile of top soil was dumped onto a main road linking Padiham and Nelson.

New permission bid for Fence mill conversion

11:52am Friday 14th March 2014

A PENDLE fabric company wants to renew planning permission to convert its offices to houses.

Three fire engines fight blaze in Fence

Lancashire Telegraph: Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service fire engine

8:48am Wednesday 5th February 2014

THREE fire engines were called to Babar Restaurant in Cuckstool Lane, Fence after an electrical unit in the cellar over heated and caught fire.

Fence bodybuilder wins UK Open British Championship

Lancashire Telegraph: Fence bodybuilder wins UK Open British Championship

8:00pm Tuesday 10th December 2013

A FORMER footballer who took up bodybuilding just two years ago has muscled his way into first place at the UK Open British Bodybuilding Championship.

Former Northcote chef joins Fence pub

10:00am Saturday 7th December 2013

A FORMER Young Chef of the Year has taken over the kitchen of a Pendle pub - but won’t be offering a menu.

Nelson driver spared jail after crashing £91k supercar and 'clearing off'

Lancashire Telegraph: The wrecked Audi R8

1:30pm Thursday 28th November 2013

A CAR courier who crashed a £91,000 supercar into two cars then ‘cleared off’ without reporting it to police has been spared jail.

Ex-Man Utd coach Mike Whelan to attend charity event in Fence

5:00pm Friday 8th November 2013

FORMER Manchester United player and coach Mike Phelan will be the guest at a fundraising evening for Pendleside Hospice later this month.

Pendle fabrics firm funding brings new jobs

9:00pm Thursday 7th November 2013

A TEXTILE company is to create 14 new jobs by investing in new technology thanks to £46,456 in European and Government funding.

Facelift is next for Fence prizewinning pub

Lancashire Telegraph: Facelift is next for Fence prizewinning pub

3:30pm Friday 1st November 2013

AN award-winning pub is set to undergo a six-figure makeover next year.

War medal stolen in Pendle home raid

6:00pm Tuesday 1st October 2013

A WAR medal, gold jewellery worth £4,000, family heirlooms and football trophies were stolen during a house raid.

Beer festival in Fence could bring cheer to playground

4:33pm Friday 6th September 2013

A CHILDREN’S play area could be set for a shot in the arm thanks to drinkers at a village pub.

Cattery in Fence installs cat web cams

Lancashire Telegraph: The cat cam in action

1:00pm Tuesday 27th August 2013

CAT lovers are purring with delight after a cattery installed cameras so owners can keep an eye on their pets while away on holiday.

Fund-raising committee for Fence playground upgrade

4:55pm Tuesday 13th August 2013

A FUND-raising committee has been formed to help upgrade a playground in Fence.

Comedy star John Thomson appears in Fence

Lancashire Telegraph: John Thomson, centre, with comedian Will Setchell, left, and promoter Brian Malcom.

4:08pm Thursday 25th July 2013

FORMER Cold Feet star John Thomson was the star of a comedy show at the Sparrowhawk pub in Fence.

School bus involved in crash at Fence

5:11pm Thursday 6th June 2013

AN investigation is underway after a collision involving a school bus and two vehicles on the Padiham bypass.

Fence church's plea for new choirmaster and organist

Lancashire Telegraph: The Rev Jane Bury

7:00pm Thursday 30th May 2013

A CHURCH choir that has battled on for more than a year without an organist has put out a desperate appeal for a new player.

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.

Police caught up with Fence drink driver at home

4:16pm Wednesday 13th February 2013

A DRINK driver said not to have stopped for police when they put their blue lights on, was fined £300 by Burnley magistrates.

Fund-raiser from Fence treks to Everest base camp in dad's memory

Lancashire Telegraph: Gavin at base camp

5:00pm Thursday 31st January 2013

FUNDRAISER Gavin Roper has raised around £3,000 for two charities following a climb to the Mount Everest Base Camp.

New coffee shop to open in Fence

11:43am Tuesday 29th January 2013

A COFFEE shop is set to open next month at Roaming Roosters’ farm shop and bistro in Fence.

Fence welcomes new vicar

1:33pm Monday 7th January 2013

TWO villages in Pendle have welcomed a new vicar.

Fence fundraiser to climb Mount Everest in memory of father

3:00pm Sunday 30th December 2012

FUNDRAISER Gavin Roper has set off on his latest mission to raise money for the Alzheimers Society - tackling the world’s highest mountain.

Two injured in collision at Fence

4:13pm Friday 7th December 2012

TWO patients were taken to Burnley General Hospital after their cars collided near Padiham Bypass.

Fence accident driver fined

6:00pm Monday 15th October 2012

THE driver of a car which knocked down a pedestrian on a ‘flyover’ has been fined £210 and given six penalty points.

East Lancashire fundraiser aiming for Everest challenge

Lancashire Telegraph: LOFTY AIM Gavin hopes to travel to Everest.

5:00pm Wednesday 19th September 2012

FUNDRAISER Gavin Roper is asking local people to support his climb to the Everest Base Camp by buying a specially-made wrist band.

Tractors set to roll in memory of Sabden farmer

2:30pm Sunday 29th July 2012

A CONVOY of more than 80 tractors are expected to parade through Pendle next month in memory of an East Lancashire farmer.

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.

Taste of Lancashire on menu

3:39pm Friday 6th July 2012

A RESTAURANT in Fence has been selected as the final venue in the Taste Lancashire Produce dining programme.

Tributes to Pendle's oldest resident, 105

Lancashire Telegraph: Una Gartside, who has died aged 105

10:00pm Friday 9th March 2012

TRIBUTES have been paid to Pendle’s oldest resident, who died shortly after celebrating her 105th birthday.

Couple offer cash to owner of Fence convenience store after robbery

Lancashire Telegraph: Owner Karen Hartley and shop assistant Rob Parker.

11:00am Tuesday 6th March 2012

A NEIGHBOURLY couple have offered more than £1,500 to the owner of a convenience store after it was raided by armed robbers.

Pendle pub avoids closure following late night noise complaints

8:00pm Friday 24th February 2012

A FENCE pub has avoided punishment after residents complained of late night noise and music.

'No explanation' for East Lancashire couple killed in crash on 65th wedding anniversary

Lancashire Telegraph: ‘SOULMATES’ Stewart Graham

10:08am Wednesday 23rd November 2011

A CORONER said there is no explanation for why a car carrying a couple who were celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary veered across the road before a fatal crash.

Villagers in Pendle protest over ‘noisy pub’

Lancashire Telegraph: NOISY The Bay Horse, Fence

2:25pm Monday 21st November 2011

MUSIC and noise from a village pub in Pendle is keeping residents awake into the early hours.

Village residents campaign to cut Pendle pub's opening hours

11:04am Thursday 13th October 2011

A CAMPAIGN has been launched to stop a village pub opening until the early hours at weekends.

East Lancashire hospices fear new Health Lottery will hit finances

2:10pm Saturday 8th October 2011

HOSPICE bosses have urged their supporters in East Lancashire to boycott the newly-launched Health Lottery.

East Lancashire winners at tourism awards

10:00pm Saturday 24th September 2011

AN eco-friendly hotel in the Ribble Valley was a double winner at the tourism industry’s answer to the Oscars.

Leaflet campaign after East Lancashire woman convicted of assault

Lancashire Telegraph: CAMPAIGN The poster

10:10am Tuesday 13th September 2011

AN EAST Lancashire woman who was found guilty of assaulting a grandmother has been named in a leaflet campaign.

Pendle man to climb Mount Everest base camp in dad's memory

Lancashire Telegraph: CHALLENGE Gavin Roper, below, who is training for a solo climb to the Mount Everest base camp

9:35am Tuesday 13th September 2011

A PENDLE man is preparing for a ‘deeply personal’ fundraising challenge in memory of his dad.

Normal service resumes at top Pendle restaurant

Lancashire Telegraph: CHEERS Mario Gratino celebrates the return of Barocco’s, Fence, with manager John D’Alessandro, waiter Carmelo Traoanese, and chefs Paolo D’Alessandro and Antonino Trapese in the main restaurant area

11:30am Saturday 10th September 2011

AN Italian restaurant which temporarily shut when its water supply was turned off last month has launched a revival.

Pendle restaurant closes unexpectedly

Lancashire Telegraph: VOLUNTARY CLOSURE Barocco’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, in Cuckstool Lane

12:00pm Thursday 25th August 2011

AN Italian restaurant has closed unexpectedly after having its water supply cut off.

East Lancashire health champion ‘Fiery Fred’ dies, aged 95

Lancashire Telegraph: FIGHTER Fred Parr

11:31am Saturday 20th August 2011

A CAMPAIGNER who dedicated his working life to improving healthcare for people in East Lancashire has died in a hospital he fought to have built.

Minibus treat on the menu for East Lancashire children's centre

Lancashire Telegraph: Minibus treat on the menu for East Lancashire children's centre

11:00am Saturday 16th July 2011

A THERAPY centre for children with severe learning difficulties has got a new minibus after a restaurateur raised £47,000 to buy the vehicle.

Pendle student's African mission

Lancashire Telegraph: KEEN Sophie Greenwood is off to work at the House of Talent in Dar es Salaam where she may encounter poverty and hardship

10:57am Friday 27th May 2011

A TALENTED student is to swap her home in Fence for three months working with street children in Tanzania.

East Lancashire pensioner dies days after crash that killed wife

Lancashire Telegraph: ‘SOULMATES’ Stewart Graham

9:17pm Thursday 12th May 2011

A GREAT grandfather has died today, just days after his wife following a horror smash on the couple’s 65th wedding anniversary.

Pendle singer follows dream and launches his first album

Lancashire Telegraph: READY TO ROLL Andy Duerden is set to make an impression on the rock-folk scene

10:52am Tuesday 10th May 2011

SINGER Andy Duerden turned his back on being a lawyer to follow a dream.

Pendle wife dies in smash on 65th wedding anniversary

Lancashire Telegraph: ‘SOULMATES’ Norah Graham

8:20am Friday 6th May 2011

A ‘DEVOTED’ great grandma has died and her husband broke his neck in a horror smash on the couple’s 65th wedding anniversary.

Woman, 85, dies after Pendle car crash

6:50am Thursday 5th May 2011

UPDATE: Tributes have been paid to an 85-year-old woman who died after a car crash yesterday afternoon.


What's on in Pendle

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lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure 2:52pm Tue 3 Jun 14

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Artists line up in Nelson to aid children's Make A Wish Foundation (link)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure 4:39pm Thu 22 May 14

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New season is time for a party (link)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure 2:38pm Tue 13 May 14

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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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