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Boxer Carl Frampton lauds Burnley’s Oliver Norwood ahead of Northern Ireland’s World Cup qualifier

Northern Ireland’s first ever two-weight boxing world champion Carl Frampton is backing Burnley-born Ollie Norwood and the Green and White Army to keep punching above their weight in World Cup qualifying.

Football
They're back: Steps

We're bringing pop back!

Want to feel old? It's been 20 years since Steps released their disco-tastic debut - and now they're back to celebrate. And despite the two decades in between, Joe Nerssessian discovers not much has really changed
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Price cut, just in time for the weekend

Supermarkets announce 2p per litre price cut

Several supermarkets have announced fuel price cuts of two pence per litre amid a reduction in wholesale costs.

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Set them free: Tesco trolleys

Tesco to leave trolleys unlocked to upgrade them for new 12-sided coin

Tesco's shopping trolleys are to be left unlocked across scores of its stores as the supermarket giant performs upgrades for the new £1 coin after it enters circulation.

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Hunt for missing sex offender

Hunt for missing sex offender

Police are appealing for information to trace a sex offender who is missing from Burnley.
News 2
The cast of Bouncers and Shakers, presented by Green Door Theatre Group. (s)

Bouncers and Shakers; Green Door Theatre Group

Green Door Theatre Group will bounce audiences back to the 1980s with its delicious double bill of plays.
Theatre and Comedy
Tony Martin, Neil Hart, Azhar Ali and Matt Hargreaves.

Popular outdoor adventure centre saved

Future generations will continue to get a taste for adventure at Whitehough Outdoor Education Centre in Pendle after a decision to transfer its ownership to Burnley FC in the Community.
News 1
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Over one million UK homeowners on wrong mortgage deal

Over 1.1 million UK homeowners are sitting on the wrong mortgage deal and wasting over £2,500 every year according to latest research.
Business
Dean Dewhurst

Man impaled through chest in horrific car crash

A popular Ribchester barman was killed after he was impaled in the chest by metal debris in a horrific head-on crash.

News 2
Dont take our word for it that the 11 Plus is hard, give it a try

11 PLUS QUIZ: Are you smarter than an 11 year old?

New research has revealed just 16% of parents score full marks in an 11 Plus quiz.
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There is no silver bullet to tackling disruptive conduct.

Bad behaviour 'not taken seriously' in schools

Disruptive behaviour in schools has not been taken seriously enough in the past, according to the Government's behaviour tsar.

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Lucky Sanghera and Burnleys Chloe McLaughlin in Borderland. (s)

Review: Borderland; Public Burning Theatre

Borderland, coloured by realism, was a gauge for the anxieties of post-riot Burnley.

Theatre and Comedy
Happy Mother's Day

Make her Mother's Day with this free printable breakfast in bed set

Make your mother's day breakfast look pretty as a picture.
Offbeat

Harry’s mission to protect Shetlands

Retirement is no time to slow down for animal-lover Harry Johnson – not when there are lives to save.

News
Stars of its new 10-part series WOS Wrestling

British wrestling to return to ITV on Saturday evenings - from Preston Guild Hall

British wrestling is returning to the small screen for a new 10-part series on ITV, filmed at the Preston Guild Hall.
Offbeat
Burnley Magistrates' Court

Man accused of damaging 4X4

A 20-year-old man appeared before Burnley magistrates, accused of damaging a Nissan X-Trail vehicle to the value of £250.

Crime
Members of the public during the candlelight vigil in Trafalgar Square, London to remember those who lost their lives in the Westminster terrorist attack. Lauren Hurley/PA Wire

Finding way from the terror

I wasn’t going to write about the terror attack in London.

Opinion
SWNS

Muslims in London raise over £18000 for victims of Westminster terror attack in one day

Members of London’s Muslim community have created a LaunchGood page to fundraise for the victims of the terror attack in Westminster which killed a police officer and four members of the public, leaving 40 injured.
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Hutchison fires Forest into third

Hutchison fires Forest into third

After winning promotion last year, Pendle Forest thirds claimed third place in the Lancashire Central Women’s Hockey League Division One with a 2-1 win over Fylde on Sunday.

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