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Published: Sun, 25 Feb 2018 05:01:03 +0000

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£94k salary advertised for new council job slammed as 'scandalous'

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:04:13 +0000

THE salary which has been advertised for a new council digital guru role has been slammed as ‘scandalous’.



COUNCIL TAX: Bills set to rise by 3.4 per cent in Ribble Valley

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0000

COUNCIL tax bills will rise by 3.4 per cent in the Ribble Valley.



POTHOLES: How you can make claim against county council

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 05:05:27 +0000

MOTORISTS have been urged to make claims against a council for damage caused to cars by potholes.



Recycling bin collections in Pendle set to change from April

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 06:02:30 +0000

HOUSEHOLDERS will see their recycling bins collected every four weeks under cost-saving proposals.



Lancashire council tax to rise after budget approved

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 19:03:04 +0000

RESIDENTS will be paying nearly three per cent more on their council tax as the county council makes savings and cuts of more than £11m.



Man sought by police in connection with sending threatening messages

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 19:27:03 +0000

THIS is the man police want to speak to in connection with sending threatening messages.



'Stop papering over the cracks' - Panorama programme sparks row

Sun, 28 Jan 2018 06:01:13 +0000

A COUNCIL should stop 'papering over the cracks' and deal with the issue of segregation in a town, a resident has said.



Play your part in shaping Burnley's future and become a councillor

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 10:02:03 +0000

RESIDENTS interested in becoming a borough councillor have been invited to attend a briefing session.



MP gains new role in government

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 10:01:19 +0000

PENDLE'S MP Andrew Stephenson has been made a lord commissioners of the treasury and a pairing whip following a ministerial reshuffle.



Pendle council tax rises by almost 50 per cent in 20 years

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:05:49 +0000

COUNCIL tax in Pendle has increased by almost 50 per cent over the last 20 years, according to a new report.



MP backs proposed domestic abuse bill

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:04:27 +0000

AN East Lancashire MP has backed the proposed new laws to improve protection for victims of domestic abuse who have to flee their homes.



Pendle MP backs new law to protect domestic abuse victims

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:05:28 +0000

AN MP has backed a new law to protect domestic abuse victims.



Cuts of more than £11m to be considered by Lancashire County Council

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 17:17:17 +0000

COUNCIL CHIEFS will discuss plans to cut more than £11m from its budget.



New council chief: 'No promises' on no more cuts in Lancashire

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 08:01:27 +0000

A COUNCIL chief has said she cannot rule out further cuts to the authority’s budget.



NEW YEAR'S HONOURS: Community heroes in East Lancashire rewarded

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 22:30:00 +0000

AN MP whose daughter tragically died recently is to receive a knighthood in the New Year's Honours list.



Fall in unemployment figures

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 10:03:11 +0000

PENDLE MP Andrew Stephenson has welcomed another fall in unemployment in the area.



Council chief Alyson Barnes to stand again for Labour at the next general election

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 16:00:00 +0000

A COUNCIL chief has been chosen as the Labour Party candidate for the next general election.



MP looks to address further education funding 'hit hard by austerity'

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 10:00:00 +0000

HYNDBURN MP Graham Jones has written to government ministers about the importance of further education funding.



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.