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Couple quit party amid "bullying" claims

The Mayor of Burnley and a former MP have been accused of political bullying by husband and wife councillors who have quit the Liberal Democrats in Burnley.

Politics
The illegal driver was travelling at speeds of almost double the speed limit.

Nelson car chase stopped by stinger

A car chase involving an Audi travelling at over twice the legal speed limit through Nelson and Burnley was finally brought to an end by a 'stinger' near Preston, after which the erratic driver was arrested.
News
Syed Zohaib Bukhari

Drug dealer jailed

A man has been jailed after he was caught with a cigarette packet containing heroin and crack cocaine.

Crime
Sex education is to be made compulsory

Sex education to be made compulsory in all secondary schools

Children are to learn about healthy relationships from age four, with sex education compulsory in all secondary schools, it has been confirmed.

Education
Citizen Khan star, Abdullah Afzal

Citizen Khan star to host Burnley charity event

Citizen Khan star, Abdullah Afzal, is hosting The BIG Muslim Variety Show, a Burnley fundraising event for the orphan charity Penny Appeal.

News
Burnley General Hospital's NICU unit

Neo-natal unit not closing - health bosses

Health bosses have moved to reassure the public after fears were expressed that Burnley General Hospital’s Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit could be at risk of closing.

News
Sally Gunnell will be hosting the Burnley Community Sports Awards.

Burnley's sporting heroes to be recognised

Nominations are now open for the Burnley Community Sports Awards.

News
Burnley Magistrates' Court

Father-of-four drove off with taxi

A bakery engineer drove off with a taxi when the cabbie took him to the police station to report his “bizarre” behaviour, a court heard.
Crime
The latest figures show that almost 100% of parents in Lancashire will get one of their preferred choices of high school for their child this year

Almost 100% of pupils in Lancashire will get high school of their choice this year

Over 98% of pupils in Lancashire will be attending one of their preferred schools or academies this September.

News
Representatives from Young Carers accepts the cheque from DRN Law.

Burnley solicitors' generous trio of donations

A solicitors firm in Burnley has made three donations of £1,000 to a trio of charities which the company hold close to their hearts.
News
All lanes have now re-opened but traffic is still described as 'heavy'.

Accident on M65 westbound leads to lane closure

One lane was closed on the westbound M65 following an accident.

Transport
Phone fines 'fail to deter drivers'

New penalties for drivers using mobile phones come into force

New penalties for drivers using mobile phones at the wheel come into force today.

Offbeat 15
There are currently no trains running in or out of Liverpool Lime Street after a wall collapsed onto tracks.

No trains to and from Liverpool Lime Street after wall collapse

There are currently no trains running in or out of Liverpool Lime Street after a wall collapsed onto tracks.

Transport 4

The Hop reunion is a big success

A reunion to re live times at one of Burnley's most iconic nightspots, The Hop, had revellers dancing the night away.

Lifestyle
All aboard for the re-opening the miniature railway at Thompson Park in Burnley

All aboard for re-opening of miniature railway

The popular miniature railway at Burnley's Thompson Park is set to open again for the season this weekend.(Saturday, March 4th)

News 1
Houses of Parliament

Boundary changes would see Burnley and Nelson share an MP

The next stage of a national review that could change the shape of Burnley’s Parliamentary boundary has started.

Politics 2
Chief Executive of the East Lancs Hospitals NHS Trust, Kevin McGee.

East Lancs Chief Exec named in top 50 CEOs in NHS

The Chief Executive of the East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT), Kevin McGee, has been recognised as one of the Top 50 Chief Executives in a list of NHS leaders selected by the country’s largest specialist healthcare magazine, the Health Service Journal (HSJ).

Health
Dylan Mawdsley

Sex offender hands himself in

Wanted registered sex offender Dylan Mawdsley (21) from Burnley has been found.

Crime
Kylie Hutchison from lawyer Irwin Mitchell reads out a statement on behalf of relatives outside the Royal Courts of Justice

Grieving relatives of the Tunisia attack to sue tour operator

Grieving relatives of some of the British victims of the Tunisia terror attack plan to sue tour operator TUI after a coroner ruled all 30 were unlawfully killed.

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Police raise £2,000 for cancer charity

Police raise £2,000 for cancer charity

Some 50 serving police officers from East Division Team One raised more than £2,000 for Rosemere Cancer Foundation by running, jogging or walking the 10.5 miles between two local police stations.

Health
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