THE leader of Pendle Council has joined people across the country in wishing King Charles a speedy recovery following his cancer diagnosis.

Councillor Asjad Mahmood said: “On behalf of Pendle Borough Council, I would like to express my sincere wishes for safe and successful treatment, which I am sure is echoed by the people of Pendle.”

During The King’s recent hospital procedure for a benign prostate enlargement, a separate issue of concern was found. Subsequent diagnostic tests have identified a form of cancer.

Cllr Mahmood added: “It is good to hear His Majesty remains wholly positive about his treatment and looks forward to returning to full public duty as soon as possible. We wish him well and hope he will be feeling healthy and strong again soon.”