Nelson ‘arts village’ to open in centre

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

2:35pm Friday 24th October 2014

THE former main post office in Nelson is set to be transformed into an ‘arts village’ after lying empty for more than four years.

MP Eric Pickles visiting key regeneration projects in Pendle

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: MP Eric Pickles

1:20pm Friday 24th October 2014

THE Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government is visiting key regeneration projects in Pendle today.

Colne gardnener ripped off old woman suffering from dementia

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

2:10pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A COLNE gardener charged a pensioner suffering from dementia nearly three times the going rate for a job, Bradford Crown Court heard.

Pendle MP welcomes 870 new apprenticeships

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson

2:50pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

PENDLE MP Andrew Stephenson has welcomed new figures showing 870 new apprenticeships were started by people in the borough last year.

Teenager facing prison over Colne caravan site clash

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

2:20pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A teenager involved in trouble at a Colne caravan site has been warned he could be facing jail.

Spurned Nelson dad given a suspended jail sentence after repeatedly flouting a restraining order

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

2:03pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A SPURNED young dad has been given a suspended jail sentence after repeatedly flouting a restraining order.

Award-winning chef serves up tasty tips in Nelson

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

1:54pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

STUDENTS received expert cookery tips from a top chef.

Victory for Barrowford residents over ‘danger’ road

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

1:50pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

COMMUNITY campaigners are celebrating a victory after convincing County Hall bosses to slash the speed limit on a ‘danger’ road.

44-year-old Nelson man on historical sex charges

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Guilty verdict has allowed me to exorcise some demons, says victim of QEGS teacher

12:34pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A 44-year-old man appeared at Burnley Crown Court, accused of historical sexual allegations.

Nelson drug dealer is bailed

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

12:52pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A HARD drugs dealer could end up behind bars after admitting a string of offences at Burnley Crown Court.

Travellers descend on Colne Sports Centre car park

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

10:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

GYPSY travellers have descended on Colne Sports Centre car park and set up camp.

First-hand accounts of life in Palestine at Brierfield meeting

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

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.

Pendle roadworks in winter can be ‘justified’

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

4:13pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

LANCASHIRE County Council’s cabinet member for highways and transport has defended the council’s decision to work on Pendle’s roads in the winter months.

Lazy recyclers to be targeted by Pendle Council

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: The ‘Recycle+’ system is part of the Council’s work to increase recycling rates in the borough, to help hit the Welsh Government’s strict statutory targets for recycling and composting.

4:12pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

RESIDENTS who don’t make efforts to recycle will be targeted in a new enforcement drive by Pendle Council.

Nelson FC sign fan as official club poet

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

1:33pm Monday 20th October 2014

FOOTBALL fan Sharon Marshall has always believed that there was something poetic about the beautiful game.

Anger over Barnoldswick Police Station closures

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

1:45pm Monday 20th October 2014

WEST Craven councillors have hit out at frequent closures of Barnoldswick Police Station.

Nelson man wanted by police in connection with drugs offences

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

4:48pm Friday 17th October 2014

POLICE are looking to trace a man they would like to speak to in connection with drugs offences.

Pendle councillor slams plans to carry out ‘extensive’ structural road works in during winter

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: £286k to spend on potholes

2:04pm Friday 17th October 2014

A COUNTY councillor has slammed Lancashire’s plans to carry out ‘extensive’ structural road works in Pendle in the middle of winter.

Help for people struggling with rent in Pendle

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Toni Smith and Andrew Verlander plundered nearly £40,000 in benefits they were not entitled to

1:43pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

RESIDENTS who receive Housing Benefit but are still struggling to pay their rent may be able to get help from Pendle Council through the government’s Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP).

Joy for young children as new Nelson play area approved

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

1:41pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A NEW play area will be built on disused land in Nelson thanks to the campaigning of Labour ward councillors.

Climb ahead with £2.24m Pendle Hill project

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

12:33pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

PEOPLE living on both sides of Pendle Hill could be brought together under a £2.24million pioneering partnership being promoted by local councils.

Barrowford music student named Pendle’s most promising young musician

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

1:44pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A MUSIC student from Barrowford has been named as Pendle’s most promising young musician in a competition.

Barrowford care home acts on watchdog criticisms

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Issued formal warning

1:40pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A CARE home was told it must improve its standards of care, following an inspection by a watchdog.

Pendle MP delighted as number of jobless claimants falls

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson

1:42pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

PENDLE MP Andrew Stephenson has welcomed a fall in the number of people in the borough claiming unemployment benefit for more than a year.

'Trojan Horse' probe finds no evidence of ‘extremist infiltration’ at Pendle schools

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson helps resolve safety concern

2:57pm Monday 13th October 2014

AN investigation into allegations of ‘extremist infiltration’ by Islamic fundamentalists at three Pendle primary schools has revealed no evidence to support such claims, county councillors have been told.

Pendle farm shop and restaurant up for eight awards

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

3:50pm Monday 13th October 2014

SUSTAINABLE farm shop and restaurant Roaming Roosters has been shortlisted for eight food awards.

A poignant trip to battlefield site for Pendle students

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

3:42pm Monday 13th October 2014

A GROUP of students from Marsden Heights community College have returned from a life-changing trip to the World War One battlefield sites in Belgium.

UPDATE: Man arrested on suspicion of murder bailed after woman's body found on canal barge

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

8:30am Saturday 11th October 2014

A MURDER probe has been launched after a woman’s body was discovered on a canal barge in West Craven earlier today.

Pendle residents tell councillor child sex exploitation is going on 'right outside their houses'

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

1:16pm Friday 10th October 2014

A COUNTY councillor has called for agencies to be more proactive after residents told him child sex exploitation is going on 'right outside their houses' in Pendle.

Problem-ridden Brierfield street ‘may be unsuitable for living’

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

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’.

Attacker gets Pendle town ban

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Merseyside men on firearms charges

12:30pm Thursday 9th October 2014

AN attacker facing sentence for three assaults has been banned from Earby, the town where they all took place.

‘Positive’ feeling as Pendle school bids to become academy

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Barrowford's Got Talent, Barrowford Primary School, Barrowford.

12:47pm Thursday 9th October 2014

BARROWFORD Primary School has launched a consultation into becoming an academy.

High Sheriff arrives to present medal to Bacup charity stalwart

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

3:30pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

What do you do when you miss your special party to collect a medal from the Queen?

Decision time on Pendle council shedding services

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Philip Mousdale

3:20pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

PLANS by Pendle Council to ‘offload’ some of its services to town and parish councils are set to be decided tonight.

Wooden bat snapped ‘as it hit door’ in Colne trouble

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

10:54am Wednesday 8th October 2014

A GARDENER involved in trouble at a house in Colne hit the front door so hard armed with a wooden bat, the weapon snapped in two, a court was told.

Heroin and cocaine led to death of Brierfield man

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: 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.

Colne to Skipton rail revival boost as counties hold talks

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

2:22pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

CAMPAIGNERS who want to reopen the Colne to Skipton railway line are celebrating a further leap towards their goal.

Pendle MP criticises council for 'failing to take action' against speeding motorists

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Crackdown on speeding in Norton and Madresfield

1:43pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

PENDLE MP Andrew Stephenson has criticised Lancashire County Council for 'failing to take action' against speeding motorists in Reedley and Brierfield.

Pendle unemployment figures continue to fall

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Unemployment has continued to fall

11:20am Monday 6th October 2014

UNEMPLOYMENT figures for August have shown that unemployment rates in Pendle are continuing to fall.

Warning as criminals try to con people in East Lancs by claiming to be police

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

8:00pm Sunday 5th October 2014

CRIMINALS claiming to be police officers are targeting elderly victims across East Lancashire in a phone scam.

Pendle youngster uses her own prints to design Home Bargains’ Christmas card

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

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.

Desperate Colne mum stole petrol by driving off

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: FILLING UP: 42 petrol stations have closed in the North-East in the past five years

1:40pm Friday 3rd October 2014

A SINGLE mum went on a petrol steal ‘spree’ repeatedly filling up a car when she knew she couldn't pay, a court heard.

Nelson FC's ambitious goal to expand home stadium

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

3:45pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

NON-LEAGUE Nelson Football Club has unveiled ambitious plans to expand its Victoria Park stadium - with a nod to a famous former boss.

‘Stray dog’ fines will only be for repeat offenders

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: A stray dog

2:20pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

DOG owners who persistently allow their animals to stray will be fined £100 – but not first-time offenders, following widespread concerns.

Young Pendle Tory wins ‘Conservative Party Oscar’

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Lyle Davy, 18, wins Barnoldswick's Coates ward for the Conservatives

12:10pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

BARNOLDSWICK councillor Lyle Davy has won a national award at a ceremony dubbed ‘the Conservative Oscars’ for his election win in Coates ward in May this year.

Work underway for improved access in town centre

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

11:47am Tuesday 30th September 2014

WORK has started on 10 new parking spaces in Scotland Road in Nelson town centre.

End of the line for Brierfield signal box

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

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.

Pendle to receive £46k to encourage 'right to build'

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

11:09am Tuesday 30th September 2014

RESIDENTS in Pendle who want to build their own home could see their dreams turned into reality under a new Government initiative.

Earby security makes formal complaint about police

Burnley and Pendle Citizen:

5:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

A SECURITY guard wrongly accused on a police officer's personal Twitter account of driving without insurance has lodged an official complaint.

Investigation in to donation clears six Pendle councillors

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: BIG BOOST  Boundary Mill

8:20am Saturday 27th September 2014

AN investigation into a controversial £20,000 donation by the owners of Colne’s Boundary Mill to Pendle Conservatives has cleared six councillors.






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