Sustainable Fashion Store set to Contribute to Colne Community

7 years after moving to Colne from Manchester, Colleen and David are certainly not looking back. Attracted to the town after one simple drive down the high street, they have now taken over their very own shop on the high street, Colleen G Lea (previously known as Chosen by Jessica.) Bringing with them a wealth […]

BID Members Join Forces to Combat Mental Health Struggles

Local barber and Colne BID member Stuart Craig of S.Craig Barbering has been cutting the hair of the Colne community for over 13 years. Now he intends to help in another way. Using his standing in Colne, he has set up the WE EVOLVE project. This aims to help those with mental health issues and […]

WinterBloom 24: Colne Set To Light Up For Another Year

The WinterBloom project started as a small-scale celebration of light work with local community groups and schools in Colne, Lancashire, to create artwork displayed across the town centre shop windows. The venture was originally funded by a COVID recovery grant, it helped to create an event that was COVID-19-safe and to attract people into the […]

Why Colne loves its coffee!

Coffee has been a popular beverage for thousands of years across the globe, but it surged in popularity in tea-drinking Britain in the late 1990s and early 2000s. And one local family business jumped on the coffee revolution and began leasing coffee machines to businesses who wanted to take advantage of the nation’s demand for […]

The grand Victorian building hiding a big surprise

If you’ve ever walked up Albert Road in Colne, chances are you’ve ventured past a grand Victorian building which hides a glamorous surprise behind its doors.  For at 61 Albert Road lies BeautiPhi Medispa – a luxury one-stop destination for medical aesthetics, specialist orthodontics and everything in between.  Manager and treatment co-ordinator Ammarah said: “We’ve […]

New small pet hotel and shop opens in Colne

Reptile, bird and ‘small furries’ owners no longer have to worry about find pet babysitters when they next go away.  Wags and Whiskers has opened its doors in Colne, after moving from Barrowford and undergoing a rebrand from its previous name of Barrowford Pet Store.  Its local customers have followed suit, with those living in […]

The Fun House: Colne’s roller rink has new owners and a new direction

If you drive down Dockray Street in Colne, you could be mistaken for thinking that the huge former mill on the corner is just that – an old mill.  But step inside and a whole world is hidden behind the doors providing fun for all the family.  The Fun House – known for many years […]

 Motorbikes, making music and mental health

You might not think there’s a link between motorcycle repairs, mental health and making music, but one local businessman has created one.  Damian Manville owns Rock & Roll Motorcycle on Skipton Road in Colne, turning a life-long passion of motorbikes into a successful service, maintenance and customisation business. However, he’s gone above and beyond with […]

Why being an artisan baker can be a rewarding career

With tens of thousands of young people across the UK recently receiving their GCSE and A-Level results and embarking on the next step of their education or career paths, there is one job that may not be considered.  Artisan bread making might not be the most obvious career choice, but one local baker explains how […]

The Colne dentist who went from graduate trainee to practice owner

* Did you know, tooth decay is the number one reason for hospitalisation among 5-7 year olds? This is an unbelievable fact in 2023.  * Staying local and working your way to the top is absolutely possible  Dr Tom Friar might be the owner of a busy Colne dental practice that sees 500 patients a […]