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Drugs cocktail killed Burnley woman, inquest told

Lancashire Telegraph: AstraZeneca has turned down a bid from drugs maker rival Pfizer

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A 36-YEAR-OLD woman was found dead in her home following a lethal dose of heroin and methadone, an inquest heard.

Burnley student graduates with first class honours months after losing her mum to cancer

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A BURNLEY student has graduated with top honours just a few months after losing her mother to cancer.

Sword terror at Burnley betting shop

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A SWORD-wielding masked robber terrorised staff at a betting shop before escaping with cash.

East Lancs cyclist flung in the air after being hit by car

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A CYCLIST was hurled into the air after he was hit by a driver having a ‘momentary lapse of concentration’, Burnley magistrates heard.

Man taken to hospital after Burnley house fire

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:08am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A MAN was taken to hospital after a fire broke out in the early hours of this morning.

East Lancs benefits cheat facing being made homeless

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

2:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A PENSIONER from Padiham is facing being made homeless after being convicted of a 10-year housing benefit scam – for a property he part-owned.

Plea for £15.5m to transform eye care at Burnley General Hospital

Lancashire Telegraph: Burnley General Hospital sent remains to the crematorium

4:20pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A NEW eye care unit at Burnley General Hospital would help avoid overcrowded waiting rooms and ‘poor’ out-of-hours facilities, government ministers are being told.

Burnley dental practice staff scoop honours in industry’s ‘Oscars’

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:14pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

STAFF at a dental practice in Burnley are all smiles after it scooped a national award.

UPDATED: East Lancs teen dies on her birthday in tragic crash

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A 17-YEAR-old girl died on her birthday when the car she was travelling in hit a stone wall.

Unconscious man rescued from Burnley flat blaze

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:00am Monday 21st July 2014

POLICE rescued an unconscious man from a burning flat, carrying him out of a window and down a ladder.

Right Rev John Goddard packs them in at Blackburn Cathedral to end 14-year ministry

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:01pm Monday 21st July 2014

THE RETIRING Bishop of Burnley – the Right Rev John Goddard – urged worshippers to ‘take the moment, take the day’ as hundreds gave thanks for his near 14-year ministry in East Lancashire.

Family fun to mark Burnley river clean-up

Lancashire Telegraph: Music for a Summer's Evening

7:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

A MAJOR celebration of ongoing efforts to clean up Burnley’s town centre waterways will take place next weekend.

Briercliffe firm wins £1million Commonwealth Games contract

Lancashire Telegraph: Hundreds of children to take part in Commonwealth Games celebration

2:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

AN East Lancashire firm is helping to keep visitors and competitors at the Commonwealth Games safe after installing a £1million video wall system in Glasgow’s new CCTV control centre.

Man, 21, injured in Burnley house fire

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:02am Saturday 19th July 2014

A MAN is in hospital following a house fire in Burnley.

Burnley aerospace giant wins multi-million pound contract - securing 900 jobs

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00am Friday 18th July 2014

BURNLEY aerospace giant Aircelle has won a multi-million pound contract to supply parts for a new passenger jet, securing 900 jobs.

Tributes to ex-Clarets goalie and ‘best dad’

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:58pm Friday 18th July 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a former England schoolboys and Burnley goalkeeper who died at home.

Autistic children ‘were let down’, claims Burnley MP

Lancashire Telegraph: Gordon Birtwistle has been putting his case to MPs

12:15pm Friday 18th July 2014

BURNLEY MP Gordon Birtwistle highlighted three children with autism he claimed had been let down by Lancashire County Council, in a special debate at Westminster.

High honour for departing Bishop of Burnley

Lancashire Telegraph: Rt Rev John Goddard

2:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

THE BISHOP of Burnley John Goddard has been given a unique honour by the ruling General Synod of the Church of England.

Burnley designer set for TOWIE wedding triumph

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

A DESIGNER from Burnley who has shown her work at London Fashion Week and has a host of celebrity clients, has been commissioned to create the bridesmaids dresses for a reality TV wedding.

Popular East Lancs fish and chip restaurant in bid for drive-thru

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

BOSSES at a popular East Lancashire fish and chip restaurant are bidding to become the latest addition to Burnley’s ‘takeaway mile’.

New Burnley bridge ready for official opening

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:10pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A BRIDGE for walkers, cyclists and horseriders is to be unveiled at Burnley's newest parks.

Burnley school team runners-up in national maths challenge

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:51pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

IT all added up to success for a team of students from Sir John Thursby Community College in Burnley, who have finished second in a national maths competition.

HORRENDOUS BATTLE: NHS Trust ‘accept liability’ after the death of Burnley gran

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

THE family of a grandmother-of-four from Burnley have spoken of their ‘horrendous’ battle with hospital chiefs after she died of kidney failure.

Burnley man who took cash from disabled brother’s account warned by judge

Lancashire Telegraph: Andrew Gary Woodhouse, 40.

1:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A WEDDING photographer who helped himself to more than £11,000 from his Down’s Syndrome sufferer brother will be jailed if he doesn't start saving to pay the victim back.

Ex-Clarets at World Cup theme day

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:24pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

FORMER Burnley players talked about football at an event at Blessed Trinity College.

Burnley art roups will benefit from bequest fund

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:20pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

AN arts project designed to bring communities together in two areas of Burnley is set to benefit from a 104-year-old bequest from a philanthropist.

Padiahm mechanic supplied false number plate for car

Lancashire Telegraph: Drive to combat number plate thefts

3:10pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

POLICE who stopped a car and discovered it was stolen found the fingerprints of a mobile mechanic on the false number plate.

Burnley dancers' success at Freestyle World Championships

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:13pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

DANCERS from Burnley triumphed at the Freestyle World Championships in Blackpool.

Burnley solicitor on £1m theft charges

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:00pm Monday 14th July 2014

A SOLICITOR from Burnley has been charged with stealing more than £1million – and a clerk has been accused of taking more than £140,000.

Milk stealing Burnley cat named one of Britain’s naughtiest pets

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:00pm Monday 14th July 2014

A BURNLEY cat has been lapping up the attention after being named one of Britain's naughtiest pets.

Burnley school told to improve by Ofsted

Lancashire Telegraph: Ofsted logo

3:41pm Monday 14th July 2014

A SCHOOL has been told it must try harder after education watchdogs ruled not enough pupils were making good progress.

Demolition plan for Burnley mill to be deferred

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:25pm Monday 14th July 2014

A DECISION on the future of a historic Burnley mill is expected to be deferred by councillors to planning bosses.

Revised bid to build 80 Padiham homes

Lancashire Telegraph: Plans for five bedroom house in Radlett road approved

3:22pm Monday 14th July 2014

ALMOST 80 homes could be built in Padiham if plans are approved.

Popular Burnley butcher to close shop as he battles cancer

Lancashire Telegraph: Prize winner Stephen Berkins

4:00pm Saturday 12th July 2014

AN award-winning Burnley butcher is set to close his shop after being diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Bench tribute to tragic Burnley student who fell into Leeds and Liverpool Canal

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

A MEMORIAL bench, for moments of quiet reflection, is set to be installed in memory of a Burnley student at his high school thanks to a community effort.

East Lancs pair jailed for 'terrifying' taxi man attack

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:00am Friday 11th July 2014

A MOTHER-of-two threatened a taxi driver with a hammer and terrorised him with her partner accomplice after they turned into the passengers from hell.

Clarets striker Ings meets stars of the future

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:14pm Friday 11th July 2014

CLARETS striker Danny Ings met a star of the future at a Rawtenstall school’s sports awards when swimmer Tom Hamer won the top prize.

Burnley students become teachers in Oman

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:30pm Friday 11th July 2014

STUDENTS from Burnley have made an ‘invaluable’ and ‘exciting’ trip to Oman to help disadvantaged communities.

Burnley competitor scoops title of British Ice Dance Champion

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:50pm Friday 11th July 2014

THE daughter of a Burnley College lecturer has skated her way to the title of British Ice Dance Champion 2014.

900 Burnley homes hit in power cut

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:00am Thursday 10th July 2014

AROUND 900 homes and businesses in Burnley were left without power yesterday.

Rent increase shows Burnley town centre is top

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:02pm Thursday 10th July 2014

BURNLEY’s shopping centre is leading the way in the north west, according to a new survey.

TV stars launch business exhibition in Burnley

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:00pm Thursday 10th July 2014

MORE than 500 people attended a business exhibition in Burnley headlined by a former Apprentice star.

CCTV appeal after robbery at Burnley Spar

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:28pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

POLICE have released CCTV images of a man they are looking to trace in connection with a robbery at a store in Burnley.

Tributes paid to 'lovely man' who died while fishing at Burnley lake

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:25am Wednesday 9th July 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a dad-of-two who died while fishing at a Burnley lake.

Burnley Tesco thief ‘was at end of his tether’

Lancashire Telegraph: Tesco logo

2:50pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

A THIEF who stole a four pack of lager in Tesco and started drinking a can wanted to get arrested, a court was told.

Can’t Help Falling In Love: UB40 to perform in East Lancashire

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

ICONIC British reggae band UB40 will be coming to Burnley to play at the UCLan campus later this year.

CHAMPIONS: Burnley cheerleaders dance their way to European victory

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:00pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

A BURNLEY cheerleading group have danced their way to victory at the European Championships.

Burnley shopkeeper who had pirate copies of movies given curfew

Lancashire Telegraph: Burnley film shop sold pirate DVDs at £1

2:35pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

A SHOPKEEPER in Burnley who had pirate copies of 230 films has been placed under a curfew by magistrates.

Burnley knifewoman jailed for slicing friend’s neck after row

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:00pm Monday 7th July 2014

A KNIFEWOMAN who ‘sliced’ her friend's neck after a heavy drinking session turned into a heated row, has been jailed for four years.

Ex-Burnley soldier set up £17k drugs factory in attic

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:13am Monday 7th July 2014

AN ex-soldier set up a £17,000 commercial cannabis factory in his attic to try to save the family home after he fell on hard times, a court was told.

Burnley what's on

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