Opera singer Sean hopes to hit the heights with workers

A renowned opera singer is hoping to inspire Burnley workers to hit all the right notes and give them the opportunity to perform at prestigious events.


Primark primed for Burnley move as Wilko's new store is confirmed

Shopping retailer Wilko has signed a lease to relocate its Burnley store to new presmises, paving the way for Primark to move into the soon-to-be-vacated property on on Curzon Square.
News 1
We want closure: Family's appeal for answers over dad's lung cancer death

We want closure: Family's appeal for answers over dad's lung cancer death

A Brierfield family are appealing for information in their quest to uncover details surrounding their late father’s asbestos-related death.
A survey has found that Burnley is the third unhappiest place to live in Britain

Live in Burnley? It is one of the unhappiest places in the UK

Burnley is one of the unhappiest places to live in the UK.
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Lizzie Pulleyn (right) and Kim McPhillips will make history as the first gay couple to be married in Padiham

First gay wedding set to make history

A young couple from Padiham will make history in their hometown when they tie the knot next month.
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Fitness centre wins third school gym

Fitness centre wins third school gym

For a third consecutive year, members at a Burnley health and fitness club have once again won the UK portion of the global Technogym challenge over three weeks in March.

A construction engineer checking  panels at a solar farm

Future looks bright as solar energy is on rise

Lancashire is not the sunniest place in the UK but with ever more efficient production of solar panels, electricity from the sun still has its place in supplying renewable power in the county.

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Some of the under-threat greenbelt land

Plea to save our greenbelt land

A group of residents in Padiham have voiced their opposition to plans to “industrialise greenbelt land” near their homes.

The former Duke of York pub in Colne Road

New future for historic pub?

A landmark Burnley pub could be converted into apartments and shops.
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Review: Moor Hall; Taste of success at historic hall with a touch of Lancashire class

Review: Moor Hall; Taste of success at historic hall with a touch of Lancashire class

Moor Hall is a building with a back story at the beginning of an auspicious new chapter in its life.

A pothole on Church Street, Burnley

Burnley drivers being driven potty

Angry Burnley motorists are contacting the Burnley Express on a daily basis to complain about the state of the borough’s roads.

Junction 13 will be closed for resurfacing work. Photo: Google

Junction 13 of M65 set for overnight closures

Junction 13 of the M65 at Nelson is due to be closed overnight for resurfacing, as part of a major project to boost economic development nears completion.
Transport 1
"Missing link" rail line could yield £43.5m annual boom

"Missing link" rail line could yield £43.5m annual boom

An independent report into the benefits of improving trans-Pennine transport links by installing a rail line between Colne and Skipton has been warmly welcomed by SELRAP (Skipton-East Lancashire Rail Action Partnership).
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Wonga data breach could affect 245,00 UK customers

Payday loan company Wonga has suffered a data breach which could have affected nearly a quarter of a million UK customers.

Business 1

Redevelopment will make Burnley town centre streets ahead

The multi-million pound redevelopment of Burnley town centre is said to be progressing well, but will not be finished until the spring of next year.
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Mr David Hargreaves, Mr Bill Blanch, Mr Brian Adamson, and Mr Ken Simpson at Turf Moor.

Care home Clarets get VIP treatment

Four resident football fans at The Grove Care Home in Burnley have enjoyed a tour of Turf Moor, reminiscing about their decades as supporters and wowing the tour guide with facts even she did not know.
When did you last nip to the local?

It’s Community Pubs Month: Here’s why your local boozer is important

Over 20 million pints are drank in Britain every single day. If you’re one of the millions having a post-work pint tonight, you’ll be well aware at the increasing number of local pubs calling last orders for good, with around 27 allegedly closing each week.

Offbeat 3
The perimeter of the ice rink. Photo: Peter Stawicki

Cool ice rink set for Burnley

Cool plans are afoot to create a huge outdoor ice rink in Burnley town centre.


Tenants paint the centre red

The Burnley Business First Centre was coloured with kindness last fortnight when it hosted fund-raising fun for Red Nose Day.

This image of pupils lying on the zig-zags was used by the school in a hard-hitting poster campaign

Head’s shock road safety plea to parents

A headteacher has said she fears one of her pupils will be seriously injured or even killed by careless parents and other drivers who park wherever they want outside her school.

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