A road in an East Lancashire village has been named after cancer campaigner Laura Nuttall.

‘Laura Nuttall Way’ has officially been unveiled in Barrowford in tribute to Laura, who died last year at the age of 23 following a five-year battle with glioblastoma multiforme, the most aggressive form of brain cancer.

The sign was officially put up in her home village on Friday (March 15) close to a park where Laura spent a lot of time, and where she also has a bench dedicated to her.

Writing on X, formerly Twitter, Laura’s mum Nicola said: “This means the absolute world to us.

"Laura’s name on a little road behind the beautiful village park where we spent so much time together.

Lancashire Telegraph: Laura Nuttall's parents Nicola and Mark standing at the road sign dedicated to their daughterLaura Nuttall's parents Nicola and Mark standing at the road sign dedicated to their daughter (Image: Nicola Nuttall/X)

“Thank you to Andrew Stephenson (MP for Pendle), Pendle Council, and whoever secretly renamed the road on Google Maps last year. She would have loved this.”

Andrew Stephenson MP said: “I am pleased to have been able to work with Nicola and Pendle Council to make this possible.

“Laura was such an inspiration, and I was so privileged to have known her.

"It’s a lovely tribute to her in her hometown of Barrowford, where she is so fondly remembered by family and friends.”

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Councillor Asjad Mahmood, leader of Pendle Borough Council, said: “This was a team effort between numerous Council departments and Barrowford parish councillors to ensure we could make this possible. And I’m delighted we could do, because it obviously means so much to the Nuttall family.”

Councillor Tom Whipp, Pendle Borough Council’s planning and regulatory portfolio holder, added: “I’m delighted we have been able to make this happen and honour this very courageous young lady.”

After being diagnosed with cancer in 2018 following a routine eye test, Laura went out on a mission to tick off a bucket list, which included graduating from university, meeting the England Women’s football team, and taking to the stage with comedian Peter Kay.

In December 2022, she met Chloe Kelly, one of the stars of the Lionesses football team, and received a video message from the team’s goalkeeper Mary Earps.

She also fulfilled her wish to operate a crane and became a firefighter for the day, while Peter Kay hosted live comedy shows in her honour.

Laura was told she only had a year to live following her diagnosis in 2018 but sadly lost her life in May of 2023.

The lane, off Colne Road close to its junction with Gisburn Road, is home to Pendle Heritage Centre and leads to Barrowford Memorial Park and Barrowford Cemetery.