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Published: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 04:26:34 +0000

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Children's University to be launched in Burnley

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:40:00 +0000

THE aspirations of young people in Burnley are to be given a boost as a Children's University is to be launched in the town.



Move to increase charges for non-residential care for elderly and disabled people sparks fierce backlash

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:03:48 +0000

A MOVE to increase charges for non-residential care for elderly and disabled people has caused a fierce backlash.



Cancer patient died before he was able to appeal a Department for Work and Pensions ruling that he was 'fit to work'

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 07:00:00 +0000

A CANCER patient died before he was able to appeal a Department for Work and Pensions ruling that he was 'fit to work'.



'Dangerous' low light levels could make residents 'vulnerable to crime', a councillor has warned

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 11:11:32 +0000

LIGHT levels in two streets in a town are at ‘dangerous’ levels’ and could leave residents ‘vulnerable to crime’, a councillor has warned.



Pendle MP welcomes proposals to improve maternity services

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 10:00:00 +0000

AN MP has welcomed proposals to 'improve' maternity services.



Residential area plagued by pothole problem for more than a decade

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 05:00:00 +0000

RESIDENTS have called on highways bosses to visit their estate and look at the potholes that have been plaguing their estate for more than a decade.



£7m cut proposals to be considered by council

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 10:02:00 +0000

A COUNCIL has made plans to cut around £7m from its budgets over the next three years.



"Towns like Burnley are handicapped in terms of social mobility in comparison to bigger cities." East Lancashire boroughs ranked for their social mobility

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:11:49 +0000

EAST Lancashire boroughs have been ranked in order of the life chances they offer to disadvantaged people.



Elderly couple living next to a derelict house say they have been 'left to rot' after their home was consumed by mould and damp

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 05:00:00 +0000

AN elderly couple living next to a derelict house claim they have been 'left to rot' after the home they love has been consumed by mould and damp.



Mother accused of illegally burying her stillborn baby girl is campaigning to keep her husband in the country

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 05:00:00 +0000

A MOTHER accused of illegally burying her stillborn baby girl is campaigning to keep her husband in the country.



'Chaos' housing plan given the green light

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:00:00 +0000

HOUSES which are to be built on land opposite a primary school ‘would cause chaos’ to a village, a councillor said.



Councillors win fight to reinstate bus stop in Church

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:00:00 +0000

A ‘VALUABLE’ bus stop for elderly residents has been reinstated after a two year fight by councillors.



Relaxed rules on deep pothole repairs could lead to death of more cyclists, coroner warns

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:44:00 +0000

CYCLISTS could die because of new Government rules relaxing repairs to deep potholes, a coroner has warned.



Residents call for council to take action over sinking house

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 11:00:00 +0000

ANGRY residents are calling for action over a crumbling building being used by children as a playground.



Slides, swings and roundabouts could be removed from up to 20 play areas because of the soaring cost of vandalism

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 05:00:00 +0000

SLIDES, swings and roundabouts could be removed from up to 20 play areas because of the soaring cost of vandalism.



VIDEO: Man, 21, films himself challenging enforcement officer over 'dropped fag butt' fine after police called out

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 14:53:54 +0000

A 21-YEAR-OLD man has hit out at litter enforcement officers claiming they are 'abusing their powers' and leaving people fearful they will be fined for nothing.



Dog walkers in Blackburn with Darwen could be slapped with a £100 fine if they are caught in a public place without a poo bag

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 05:00:00 +0000

DOG walkers could be slapped with a £100 fine if they are caught in a public place without a poo bag.



Unmarried woman renews legal fight over bereavement damages

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 14:29:06 +0000

A WOMAN has renewed her fight for greater legal recognition for unmarried couples who suffer bereavement.



Campaigners unearth new evidence in tainted blood scandal

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 16:30:00 +0000

A BLACKBURN man who contracted Hepatitis C after being given contaminated blood said the discovery of a new memo shows the Government tried to avoid responsibility for the scandal.



Council says ‘it would consider’ partnership with Travelodge which could see new hotel built in the borough

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 08:00:00 +0000

A COUNCIL said ‘it would 'consider’ a partnership with Travelodge which could see a new hotel built in the borough.



MP praises 'victory' as betting stakes to be cut on machines known as crack cocaine of gambling

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 18:00:00 +0000

HYNDBURN MP Graham Jones has praised a decision to cut maximum stakes on ‘terrible’ betting machines after ‘five years of campaigning’.



New litter crackdown sees 50 'on the spot' fines a day issued

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 05:00:00 +0000

A CRACKDOWN on louts who drop litter or fail to pick up after their dogs in the streets has seen more than 50 on-the-spot fines issued every day in its first week.



Labour all for action on county council 'chaos'

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 15:00:00 +0100

THE government should send in special commissioners to run Lancashire County Council, its Labour opposition leader Azhar Ali has demanded.



Council leader forced to defend plans to give £375,000 of taxpayers' cash to a shopping centre to tempt retail giant Primark into opening in Burnley

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 05:10:27 +0100

A COUNCIL leader has been forced to defend plans to pay £375,000 of taxpayers' cash to a shopping centre to tempt retail giant Primark into opening in the borough.



Dog walkers face fines for not carrying dog poo bag

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:28:16 +0100

DOG walkers in the Ribble Valley who do not carry a dog bag could be faced with a fine.



On the spot fines for litter louts and dog foulers

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:00:00 +0100

LITTER louts who drop rubbish including cigarette butts and chewing gum or fail to pick up after their dogs face being slapped with on the spot fines.



Complaints made about Rossendale Council increase

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:02:34 +0100

THE number of complaints made about Rossendale Council have increased, new figures show.



New campaign urging visitors to Blackburn town centre not to hand beggars cash

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 05:00:00 +0100

A NEW campaign to get beggars off Blackburn's streets is urging visitors not to hand them cash.



'Parking charges will be town's downfall' say shoppers and businesses

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 05:00:00 +0100

DRIVERS said the introduction of charges in town centre car parks as start of 'Darwen’s Downfall'.



Bus station mobility scooter row breaks out again in council chamber

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 05:00:00 +0100

COUNCIL bosses have refused to rethink a decision on calls to introduce allocated parking spaces for large mobility scooters at a new bus station.



Powerhouse project offers hope of upgrade for M65

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 17:30:11 +0100

HOPES that the M65 could be widened have risen after a Government official promised an announcement to expand on a big funding boost for road schemes across the North.



Neighbour slams thieves who helped themselves to stone slabs from the path outside his home three times in 12 months

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 12:19:03 +0100

A NEIGHBOUR has slammed thieves who helped themselves to stone slabs from the path outside his home three times in 12 months.



Rossendale Council is to introduce charges for green waste collections

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 12:39:02 +0100

ROSSENDALE Council is to introduce charges for green waste collections.



First glimpse of how ambitious residential development will look at £32m Northlight site

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 05:00:00 +0100

NEW artist impressions offer a first glimpse of how a major new residential development forming part of the multi-million pound regeneration of Brierfield Mills will look.



Parish councils call for more support from Lancashire County Council

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 05:00:00 +0100

PARISH councillors said they feel 'frustrated' by the lack of support shown to rural areas by County Hall bosses.



Town centre retractable bollard repair delayed by demand for parts after terror attacks

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 05:00:00 +0100

A COUNCIL has been unable to repair retractable traffic bollards in a pedestrianised town centre shopping street because of demand for parts following recent terrorists attacks.



Collapsed Lancashire county councillor recovering in hospital

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:35:09 +0100

THE county councillor who collapsed during a stormy emergency meeting of Lancashire County Council on Friday is recovering.



Police station front desk WILL close despite campaign to keep it open

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 11:40:05 +0100

A TOWN is set to lose its police station front desk despite efforts to keep it open.



MPs criticised for 'ignoring the will of the people' after Brexit law vote

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 08:01:10 +0100

LABOUR MPs have been criticised for voting against the European Repeal Bill.



Fresh calls for 'DARW-EXIT' as Darwen campaigns for Brexit style split from Blackburn

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 05:00:00 +0100

FRESH calls have been made for Darwen to be granted a Brexit-style split from Blackburn.



Council tax bills set to rise again as town hall jobs are to be axed as a struggling borough seeks to balance the books

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100

COUNCIL tax bills are set to rise again as town hall jobs are to be axed as a struggling borough seeks to balance the books.



More than £45million cuts set to be discussed

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 11:28:41 +0100

MORE than £45million worth of savings is set to be discussed by Lancashire County Council next week.



Councillor defends himself against allegations he shared a 'racist' video on social media

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 08:00:00 +0100

A COUNCILLOR has defended himself against allegations he shared racist material on Facebook.



Row breaks out over the of the location of Darwen's ceremonial mace

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 16:37:13 +0100

A ROW has broken out over the of the location of Darwen's ceremonial mace.



Duke and Duchess of Cambridge expecting their third child

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 11:32:28 +0100

THE Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third child, Kensington Palace has announced.



Dozens of dog walkers marched to council offices to deliver a petition against proposed dog control orders

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 15:56:00 +0100

A GROUP of dog lovers marched through the streets to protest against proposed dog control orders.



Ofsted says county has 'considerable' amount of work to do to make sure children receive good service

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 05:00:00 +0100

A WATCHDOG has warned county council bosses there is still a ‘considerable’ amount of work to do to ensure looked after children across Lancashire receive a good service.



'I'm being treated like I've come here illegally' - welder told to get out of the UK despite being born and living in England all his life

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 07:30:00 +0100

A WELDER born and bred in East Lancashire said he fears for his future after being told he must leave the UK by immigration officials.



Accrington pothole row gets deeper: MP replies

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 14:00:00 +0100

HYNDBURN MP Graham Jones has called for extra government cash for Lancashire County Council to repair potholes.



Children's care cases level off in borough

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 11:34:14 +0100

THE numbers of children in the care of Blackburn with Darwen Council has stabilised, it has been revealed.