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Burnley Council's £25k chief executive recruitment drive branded ‘disgraceful’

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

5:00am Friday 31st October 2014

BURNLEY Council’s decision to earmark £25,000 for consultants to recruit a new chief executive has been branded ‘disgraceful’ by the town’s MP.

Eight sets of twins causing headache at Burnley school

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:08am Thursday 30th October 2014

TEACHERS at a Burnley school could be forgiven for doing a double-take after four sets of identical twins enrolled to begin lessons.

PICTURE GALLERY: Fans queue for hours to meet Clarets stars

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

HUNDREDS of Clarets fans queued around the block to meet their heroes.

Taxi driver fined for knocking down man

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

3:10pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A TAXI driver who knocked down a pedestrian who had just used a bank machine in Haslingden has been fined £150 by magistrates.

Youngsters invited to Burnley Bonfire Night celebrations

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:51pm Thursday 30th October 2014

YOUNG PEOPLE are being invited to an evening of food, music and other fun activities in Burnley to celebrate Bonfire Night.

Burnley Knowledge Quarter site sold for scrap

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:50pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A DECISION has been made which could lead to the sale of a portion of land within Burnley’s Knowledge Quarter for the possible expansion of a scrap metal business.

Lancashire songbird sanctuary finalist for award

Lancashire Telegraph: The threatened Pennine finch, also known as a twite

2:55pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A PROJECT which has created more habitats for Burnley’s favourite songbird and established rural mountain bike trails has been shortlisted for a major award.

Ofsted inspectors rate Burnley nursery 'outstanding'

Lancashire Telegraph: Ofsted logo

2:53pm Thursday 30th October 2014

TOP leadership, high quality teaching and meticulous care secure excellent achievement for all children at a Burnley nursery, Ofsted has found.

Asbestos linked to lung cancer death of former Burnley youth goalkeeper

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:18pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A FORMER England Schoolboys and Burnley youth team goalkeeper died after years working near asbestos, a coroner has ruled.

New Burnley high school’s oversubscribed hope

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:06pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

THE team behind Burnley’s newest high school threw open their doors as they hosted their first-ever Founder’s Day.

New lottery funding boost for Burnley buildings

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:33pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

THE latest piece of the £125 million redevelopment of Burnley’s former mill heartland looks set to slot into place with the confirmation of new lottery funding.

Burnley woman who ‘glassed’ a man in the face could face jail

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:40pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A 27-year-old woman who ‘glassed’ a man in the face, cutting his eye, could be facing a jail term.

Burnley drunk found with CS gas in his pocket

Lancashire Telegraph: Police warning after thefts in car parks

2:32pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A DRUNK seen with blood around his mouth in the street had a CS gas canister in his jeans pocket, a court heard.

No charge for Burnley man who jumped into River Brun

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:14pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A 29-YEAR-OLD man who was arrested by police after jumping into the River Brun, in Burnley, has been released with no further action to be taken.

22-year-old Burnley man dies in Amsterdam

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A BURNLEY man has died and his friend is being treated in hospital after they are believed to have taken drugs in Amsterdam.

Tributes paid to much-loved Burnley charity worker

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:22pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a much-loved Burnley charity worker after he died suddenly following a heart attack.

Burnley taxi boss fined after parking row

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

12:44pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A BURNLEY taxi boss whose drivers repeatedly parked outside the booking office despite it being banned ended up facing a fine.

Burnley teen could face jail after admitting assault

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

12:59pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A TEENAGER could be facing jail, after admitting assault causing actual bodily harm, at Burnley Magistrates’ Court.

Car park plans for Burnley mosques unveiled

Lancashire Telegraph: A design for the proposed mosque on the Hall Street site which now looks unlikely to ever become reality

2:33pm Monday 27th October 2014

ALMOST 50 new car parking spots to serve mosques in Burnley are planned.

Burnley nightclub doorman assaulted drunken reveller after he kicked DJ's car

Lancashire Telegraph: Police warning after thefts in car parks

9:38am Monday 27th October 2014

A NIGHTCLUB doorman assaulted a drunken reveller after he kicked a DJ’s car.

Burnley College fined £20k after technician broke back trying to clean air filter

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:34am Monday 27th October 2014

COLLEGE bosses in Burnley have been fined £20,000 after a technician broke his back while trying to clean an air filter at the Princess Way campus.

Former Burnley restaurant could become takeaway

Lancashire Telegraph: Tests show over 75% of Bucks kebabs contain wrong meat

2:40pm Monday 27th October 2014

A FORMER restaurant building in Burnley could be turned into a takeaway, if planners agree.

Burnley hotel in the running for top award

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:30pm Monday 27th October 2014

STAFF at a Burnley hotel are ‘inn’ the running to land a top hospitality prize.

Burnley Youth Zone gets state-of-the-art story themed new look

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:39am Monday 27th October 2014

BURNLEY Youth Zone has undergone a transformation with six stunning wall graphics to brighten up the blank walls.

Briercliffe primary school wins Ofsted praise after 'requires improvement' verdict

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:30pm Sunday 26th October 2014

A PRIMARY school has been praised a matter of months after being told it required improvement by Ofsted.

New fears over noise from Padiham business park

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:21pm Friday 24th October 2014

RESIDENTS fear they will suffer noise disturbance from a Padiham business park if an expansion plan is given the green light.

Burnley machete man sent to prison after terrifying early hours showdown

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:04am Thursday 23rd October 2014

ONE of two neighbours involved in a terrifying ‘armed’ early hours showdown involving a baseball bat and machete over loud music, was jailed while his opponent kept his freedom.

83 per cent of Burnley cafes and restaurants rated four stars or above for hygiene

Lancashire Telegraph: The purr-fect cup of coffee

2:06pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

CAFES and restaurants – among other food retailers in Burnley – are being urged to shout about their clean bills of health from hygiene watchdogs.

East Lancs 'superschool' deemed ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted

Lancashire Telegraph: Private pre-school closes ahead of damning Ofsted report

10:07am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A BURNLEY ‘superschool’ has been deemed ‘inadequate’ at its latest Ofsted inspection.

'Drunk and angry' woman turned up at her ex-partner's after he ignored repeated phone calls

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:13pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A WOMAN turned up at her ex-partner's just after midnight, ‘drunk and angry’ after he ignored repeated phone calls, a court heard.

Members of Burnley church appeal for names of war dead

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:11pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

MEMBERS of a Burnley church are trying to find out as many names and details of servicemen and women who died during the First World War and other conflicts.

Burnley College’s Themis Centre open for business

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:02pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Burnley College’s Themis Centre – the college’s award-winning apprenticeship and business training division – held an open evening for prospective students, with more than 40 employers attending the event.

Burnley ‘miracle’ fighter loses last battle to cancer

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a former Burnley councillor and well-known community figure after she lost a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 58.

Thirsty Clarets supporters drink new Turf Moor Fanzone dry

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

9:32am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A NEW Clarets Fanzone proved so popular with matchday punters it sold out of beer in just two-and- a-half hours.

‘Psychotic’ Burnley crash driver said he was ‘escaping monsters’

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A DRIVER who crashed into three cars while suffering a ‘psychotic episode’ left his van door on the bonnet of another after it was ripped off with the ferocity of the impact.

59-year-old Padiham man charged with historical sexual allegations

Lancashire Telegraph: Guilty verdict has allowed me to exorcise some demons, says victim of QEGS teacher

12:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A 59-year-old man has appeared before Burnley Crown Court, charged with a total of 20 historical sexual allegations against two girls.

Burnley 'fighting dog' spared death sentence by judge

Lancashire Telegraph: A pitbull seized as part of a police operation against dangerous dogs

2:43pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A “FIGHTING dog” seen by police being walked unmuzzled by a convicted Burnley drug dealer has escaped a death sentence after its owner, his sister, promised to leave the house they shared.

Drug addicts’ syringes dumped in Padiham cemetery

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:02am Monday 20th October 2014

RESIDENTS have blasted drug users for leaving their syringes in a Padiham cemetery.

Clarets legend Jimmy McIlroy is the toast of Burnley

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:20pm Sunday 19th October 2014

CLARETS legend Jimmy McIlroy is the toast of Burnley after receiving one of football's highest honours.

East Lancs mum overjoyed after successful operation to straighten teenage daughter’s twisted spine

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:36pm Friday 17th October 2014

A TEENAGER has been given a new lease of life after undergoing an operation to straighten her spine.

Burnley sexual predator jailed after attacking teen at party

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:43pm Friday 17th October 2014

A SEXUAL predator who attacked a 16-year-old girl has been put behind bars.

VIDEO: Clarets fans given chance to bring Turf Moor seats to their living rooms

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:04pm Friday 17th October 2014

THOUSANDS of Clarets fans feel at home in their Turf Moor seats - now they’re being given the chance to bring replicas into their own homes.

Burnley shoplifter given second chance despite breach

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

1:41pm Friday 17th October 2014

A WOMAN who went out shoplifting while subject to a suspended sentence has been given another chance.

Burnley newsagent: I sold man a £4million winning scratchcard!

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:29am Thursday 16th October 2014

A MYSTERY gambler from Burnley is said to have walked away with a £4million jackpot after striking gold at his local newsagent.

VIDEO: Clarets star Tom Heaton told he is 'overweight' at BMI test - but it's all muscle...

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:37pm Thursday 16th October 2014

CLARETS star Tom Heaton got a shock when health check nurses in Burnley town centre said he was “overweight”.

New target for Georgia Fourie Butterfly Fund appeal

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:29am Thursday 16th October 2014

AN appeal in memory of a brave nine-year-old has a new set of goals for the youngsters who have followed in her footsteps at a Burnley school.

Burnley school to get kitchen at last with £250k extension

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:17pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A SCHOOL in Burnley which took its campaign for a new kitchen right to the top at Westminster has unveiled plans for a £250,000 extension.

East Lancs man jailed for sending text of love to ex-partner

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:57pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A 25-YEAR-OLD man who vowed in an illegal text message to his ex-partner that neither the ‘wind or the waves’ could separate them found that prison bars would do the job when he appeared in court.

Burnley-born actor Sir Ian McKellen to be given Freedom of London

Lancashire Telegraph: VISITOR: Sir Ian McKellen

12:48pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

BURNLEY-born actor Sir Ian McKellen will receive the Freedom of the City of London at the end of the month.

East Lancs cannabis street dealer jailed for nine months

Lancashire Telegraph: GUILTY PLEA: Imran Ali admitted possessing 1.5 grammes of cannabis.

12:58pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A CANNABIS street dealer said to have had 17 customers, has been sent to jail for nine months.


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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