BURNLEY community testing centre is reducing its hours, despite a nationwide issue of accessing tests.

The community ran testing station opposite Burnley bus station is amending its opening hours following a decision made by Lancashire County Council and Lancashire Resilience Forum.

The Centenary Way station will now be closed on Thursdays and Fridays with immediate effect, but will remain open 10am to 3pm from Saturday to Wednesday every week.

A Burnley Council spokesman said: "The Burnley testing station is in high demand from local residents.

"It has dealt with, on average, 300 tests a day since it opened on 10th August (the highest number of any community testing facility in Lancashire). But as reported in the media, the national testing system is stretched.

"We are grateful to the county council and the Lancashire Resilience Forum that, while the hours of operation are reducing, the station will remain open for the foreseeable future."