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Burnley thief jumped into canal to escape security officer - then swam straight to police

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:08pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A THIEF who told a shop security officer he had a knife, made off and dived into a canal to escape – but swam into the arms of the law, a court heard.

Dozens to protest Burnley travellers’ sites bid

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:17am Wednesday 1st October 2014

DOZENS of protesters are expected at a Burnley council meeting tonight to hand over a petition outlining their opposition to three proposed travellers’ sites.

Former Clarets star selling second hand luxury cars

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:34am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A FORMER Burnley footballer who was forced to retire due to illness has found a new direction in life – selling second hand luxury cars.

Fire crews called after TV starts Padiham house blaze

Lancashire Telegraph: fire engine north yorkshire service - zxc

12:05pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

FIRE crews were called to put out a blaze in Padiham after a television overheated.

Burnley staff rallying round to help charity

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:58pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

DENIM-clad workers weren’t looking blue when they raised money in support of an 11-year-old girl with a developmental condition.

Burnley clothes trader ordered to pay £700k in tax

Lancashire Telegraph: Toni Smith and Andrew Verlander plundered nearly £40,000 in benefits they were not entitled to

6:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A CLOTHES trader who ran a short-lived store in Burnley has been told he must pay the taxman nearly £700,000.

Burglar who helps charity is spared jail

Lancashire Telegraph: Burnley Crown Court

2:05pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A REFORMED burglar who has been put on the straight and narrow by working with an East Lancashire homeless charity was spared jail by a judge.

'Incompetent' trail bike thief is jailed

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:25am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Defendant tried to squeeze bicycle into boot of Fiat Punto

Witness tells of head stamp horror as two jailed for Burnley attack

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

AN eyewitness who saw a man’s head being stamped on in a Burnley street feared he might be dead, a court heard.

Football club raises funds for Burnley brothers' life-changing machine

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:08pm Monday 29th September 2014

A LIFE changing piece of equipment has been bought for two young Burnley brothers with a chronic condition after a community fundraiser.

Burnley school gets recognition for ‘excellent’ GCSE results

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:20pm Monday 29th September 2014

A BURNLEY school has been recognised by a national education charity following ‘excellent’ GCSE results.

Lanway kits out Clarets with latest technology

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:10pm Monday 29th September 2014

IT specialists Lanway have won ‘goalden’ praise from the Premier League after kitting out the Clarets for their top-flight campaign.

‘Peace mission’ bid for former Burnley church

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:40pm Monday 29th September 2014

A FORMER church in Burnley with a chequered history may be about to take on a new role as a base for the homeless and ‘excluded’.

Spurned Burnley roofer stalked ex

Lancashire Telegraph: Burnley Magistrates Court. Picture from Google Maps.

3:40pm Sunday 28th September 2014

A SPURNED roofer who stalked his ex bombarded her with texts, followed her in his car and was said to have peered over her wall as she sat in the garden, a court heard.

Burnley store manager cycles 150 miles for charity

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:30am Saturday 27th September 2014

THE store manager at Burnley’s Mark and Spencer has cycled a total of 150 miles in two days for charity.

CHEATED DEATH: Burnley man survives 30ft bridge leap after police stand-off

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Friday 26th September 2014

A MAN ‘cheated death’ when he leapt more than 30ft into a canal after a two-hour stand-off with police.

Strangers give toys and clothes to Burnley blaze family

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:15pm Friday 26th September 2014

THE brave mum who saved her children from a devastating blaze at her Burnley home has expressed her gratitude after kind-hearted strangers donated piles of new toys, clothes, and furniture.

Clash over proposal for three new Burnley travellers’ sites

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:35am Friday 26th September 2014

BURNLEY’S MP and council leader have clashed over controversial plans for three new travellers’ sites for the borough.

Burnley taxi man picked up passenger illegally

Lancashire Telegraph: METER ISSUES: Two taxi drivers have faced magistrates for driving without their meters switched on.

2:05pm Friday 26th September 2014

A CABBIE in Burnley has been fined £600 after he picked up a passenger off the street without the journey being booked beforehand.

Cash will help Burnley Scouts towards jamboree

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:10pm Friday 26th September 2014

SCOUTS in Burnley will use a cash injection from a county councillor to help pay for a trip to the movement’s world jamboree.

Burnley attacker hit out after unexpected death of brother

Lancashire Telegraph: Alice Schofield, 49, and Mark Schofield, 40, from Devoke Avenue in Clinkham Wood, each face five charges.

1:34pm Thursday 25th September 2014

AN attacker struck because he had just learned of the unexpected death of his brother, a court heard.

Mother and children flee after laptop fire wrecks Burnley house

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A MUM and her two young children fled their home after a laptop charger left on a bed sparked a devastating blaze.

East Lancs creator of world-famous music mixer makes updated version

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:27pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

PRODUCERS who work with the likes of U2, Prince and Jay Z have thrown their weight behind a music mixing ‘plug-in’ developed in Burnley.

Eighteen children treated after Burnley school bus incident

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:36am Wednesday 24th September 2014

UP to 18 students needed medical or hospital treatment after an incident involving a Burnley school bus and a car early yesterday.

£317k to shape Burnley Market's future

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:32pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A KEY decision is set to be taken by the borough council’s executive tonight which should shape the immediate future of Burnley’s historic market.

Old Padiham cinema to get new lease of life

Lancashire Telegraph: Two teens treated for smoke inhallation after microwave popcorn drama

1:55pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A FORMER cinema complex in Padiham is to be given a new lease of life as a hair stylists, beauty salon and taxi office.

United Utilities to pay £37,294 for allowing muddy water to seep into Padiham brook

Lancashire Telegraph: Multi-million pound Wirral sewerage upgrade in pipeline

10:19am Monday 22nd September 2014

UNITED Utilities has been fined £33,000 after pleading guilty to allowing muddy water to seep into a brook near Padiham.

Burnley drive-thru fish and chip shop gets go-ahead

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:14am Monday 22nd September 2014

AMBITIOUS plans for Burnley's first drive-thru fish and chip shop have been allowed – but only after provoking a bitter row over conservation of the Weavers’ Triangle.

Universal credit benefit set to be rolled out across Burnley

Lancashire Telegraph: Toni Smith and Andrew Verlander plundered nearly £40,000 in benefits they were not entitled to

10:12am Monday 22nd September 2014

UNIVERSAL credit is set to be rolled out across Burnley from next month.

Burnley cyclist had no memory of baseball bat threat

Lancashire Telegraph: Police warning after thefts in car parks

2:40pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A ‘ROAD rage’ cyclist said to have been knocked off his bike by a motorist threatened the driver — but couldn't remember any of it, a court heard.

Burnley car park chaos

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

PARKING chaos at council offices in Burnley has prompted bosses to tell hundreds of workers to park elsewhere.

Worried residents speak out after alleged sex attack bid on terrified Burnley schoolgirl

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A COMMUNITY is calling for extra security measures at a subway following an alleged attempted sex attack on a schoolgirl.

Funding for problem Burnley and Pendle families faces chop

Lancashire Telegraph: GUILTY: A Llandeilo man has admitted falsely claiming £4,861 in Housing and Council Tax benefits.

9:20am Friday 19th September 2014

A DECISION to possibly axe a well-established scheme for problem families in Burnley and Pendle has come under fire from council bosses.

Police search for men after girl intimidated at Burnley bus stop

Lancashire Telegraph: Police warning after thefts in car parks

11:02am Friday 19th September 2014

POLICE have released a description of men they want to speak to after a 16-year-old girl was intimidated at a bus stop.

Burnley Buddhist worshippers to raise cash for equipment

Lancashire Telegraph: Buddhist service in Malvern

11:30am Friday 19th September 2014

WORSHIPPERS at Burnley’s new Buddhist temple are preparing to put themselves at other people’s mercies as they bid to equip their new home.

Burnley community worker hailed for sterling service

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:30am Friday 19th September 2014

A NEIGHBOURHOOD champion in Burnley has been given a rare honour – by the people she serves day in, day out.

Clarets scheme will help to improve fitness of men

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:15am Friday 19th September 2014

PROMOTION to the Premier League is set to give Clarets fans a healthy dose of inspiration - both on and off the pitch – as part of a £90,000 initiative.

Police officer who shot dead Burnley colleague found guilty of gross misconduct - but keeps his job

Lancashire Telegraph: PC Ian Terry was shot and killed during a ‘cops and robbers’-style training exercise, in June 2008.

9:49am Thursday 18th September 2014

A POLICE officer who shot dead a colleague has been given a reprimand but will keep his job despite being found guilty of gross misconduct.

Hundred of jobs and homes to be created as Burnley mill plans given green light

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

NEW homes and around 250 jobs are set to be created in Burnley after plans to transform a derelict mill were given the green light.

Alcoholic banned from Burnley town centre

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

A WELL-KNOWN drunk has been back in court after he caused a nuisance to bus depot employees at 6.30am.

Burnley pupils and staff celebrate ‘exceptional’ start to academic year

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:10pm Thursday 18th September 2014

STAFF and students at a Burnley high school are celebrating an ‘exceptional’ start to the academic year.

Padiham pupils in protest to save ‘environment’

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:57pm Thursday 18th September 2014

YEAR four children at Padiham Green CE Primary School have turned into environmental campaigners since hearing the news that Shuttleworth Mead Business Park plans to expand along the Padiham Greenway.

Towneley Hall earrings artwork voted nation’s favourite

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:50pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A PIECE of art hanging in Towneley Hall has been voted the nation’s favourite such project at a glittering ceremony.

VIDEO: Clarets mad valeting boss celebrates Premier League promotion in style

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:49pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A CAR valeting boss is hoping to give Burnley FC some 'va va vroom' with his freshly painted claret and blue Reliant Robin.

Drunk Burnley fan arrested after swearing in front of woman and small child

Lancashire Telegraph: Groundwork this year at Turf Moor – and in previous years – will stand the Clarets in good stead

1:32pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A DRUNKEN man arrested before a match at Turf Moor had sworn in front of a woman and small child, a court heard.

Burnley woman hanged herself after losing job and splitting with partner

Lancashire Telegraph: Police hunt man suspected of raping woman in her 20s

6:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A BURNLEY woman hanged herself after ‘a number of significant knocks’ in the last weeks of her life, an inquest heard.

Power cut affecting Burnley homes

Lancashire Telegraph: power cut switching off a fuse box

9:20am Wednesday 17th September 2014

RESIDENTS in Burnley are reporting being without electricity this morning.

Emmaus launches a new Arndale Centre shop to support their rehousing work

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:05pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A HOMELESS charity based in Burnley is branching out across East Lancashire after opening up a new retail store in Accrington.

Fifty properties to be constructed on overgrown Burnley site

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:03pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A NEW ‘affordable’ housing estate could be about to take shape on the banks of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal behind a Burnley college complex.

Burnley ‘attack dog’ woman told to get alcohol-related help

Lancashire Telegraph: Police warning after thefts in car parks

1:45pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A DRUNK whose dog savaged a police officer was told by a judge to see her GP after she was back in court for another alcohol-fuelled offence.


Burnley what's on

High hopes as metal heroes I.C.O.N. sign to new label (link)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure 2:33pm Thu 10 Jul 14

BURNLEY metal band I.C.O.N. have signed to Burning Halo Records — independent specialists intent on releasing…

Musical: The High Life to play at Oswaldtwistle Civic Theatre (link)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure 3:04pm Tue 17 Jun 14

YOUNG theatre enthusiasts are heading back to school after hours next week in their latest musical production.

Echoing to the sound of Simon and Garfunkel with Burnley gig (link)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure 2:35pm Thu 15 May 14

A SHOW which was 18 months in the planning is heading to Burnley Mechanics on Saturday and one of its stars…

The Clone Roses make their way to Burnley (link)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure 10:49am Thu 8 May 14

THE sound of two of the biggest bands of the Nineties will be coming to Burnley Mechanics next week.

The Hoax are back to headline Burnley Rock and Blues Festival (link)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure 12:00pm Thu 1 May 14

IN the 1990s, The Hoax were officially the best Blues band in Britain – taking the coveted award five years in a…

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