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Quiz night raises for Pendleside

A working men's club in Burnley has got all the right answers after holding a charity quiz night and raising over £1,500 for Pendleside Hospice.

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Towneley Park cross country event is big success

Hundreds of children hot footed their way around Towneley Park in the annual Burnley Schools' Partnerships cross country event.

Education
The public gallery at Burnley Town Hall's full council chamber was packed

Lively debate as historic Local Plan is passed

Burnley’s Local Plan – a vast policy document which sets out where thousands of new homes, industrial sites and traveller provision are to be built in the borough – was given the green light following a lively debate between councillors and members of the public.

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Inside the new look McDonald's in St James's Street

New McDonald's customers are loving it!

Ten new jobs have been created in Burnley town centre's newly-refurbished McDonald's restaurant.

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Burnley Magistrates' Court

Drunk was abusive to police

An alcoholic drunk in the street was abusive to the police who were called to a disturbance, a court heard.

Crime

Spectacular turnout to motorist’s paradise

The sun was shining as people from all over the North West flocked to Pendle Powerfest’s Cars and Coffee event.

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WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES: Fresh appeal after lambs and sheep killed in horror attack

WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES: Fresh appeal after lambs and sheep killed in horror attack

A farmer has renewed her appeal for information following a horrific dog attack which left £1,000 worth of livestock, including two baby lambs, dead.

Crime
Zsolt Suhaj(25) will be sentenced on Thursday, 27th April.

Man convicted of rape following four-month horror spree

A man has been convicted of the rape of a woman in Colne after climbing through a window into her home last October during a four-month trespassing spree across Nelson and Barrowford.

Crime
The future of the highly popular establishment has been thrown into doubt.

Community gathers to save Roughlee pub

Roughlee residents are fighting to save a cherished pub from developers eyeing up the site for housing, despite the establishment having been closed for six months.

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Michael Cooper (27) was celebrating the upcoming birth of his child.

Burglar rings mum during destructive celebration of his child's impending birth

A father-to-be celebrating the imminent birth of his child has been charged after smashing a petrol station window in Barnoldswick and stealing alcohol from a store shed in Foulridge, a court has heard.
Crime
Karate kids at BEST

Karate kids have a belting good time

A globally renowned 8th Dan black belt kicked off a skills workshop for the area's karate kids.

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Angel art was heaven sent for charity

A collection of unique artwork designed by pupils at a Padiham primary school was used to raise money for seven different charities.

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TIGHS pupils with Christine Hughes, and David Herdman from Masimo Europe

Kind donation to help the most fragile

Generous students are helping East Lancashire’s youngest and most fragile hospital patients by donating lifesaving medical equipment to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit NICU at Burnley General Teaching Hospital.

Health
The young runners get on their marks to complete the final laps of the Run to Calvary at Burnley's Towneley Park

Pupils run over 2,000 miles to help feed starving children across the world

Children from Burnley have clocked up 2,338 miles to raise money for Mary’s Meals, a charity that helps feed starving youngsters worldwide.
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McDonald's new kiosks

New look McDonald's re-opens tomorrow

Self-order kiosks and interactive tablets will adorn the newly-refurbished McDonald's restaurant which is re-opening in Burnley town centre tomorrow.

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Afzal Khan (58) moved to Brierfield at the age of 12.

Brierfield MEP named Labour candidate for by-election

A former Lord Mayor of Manchester and current North West MEP from Brierfield has been selected to be Labour’s candidate for the Manchester Gorton by-election, which will take place on May 4th.

Politics
Burnley Magistrates' Court

Sex offender didn't want police to disturb his bereaved family

A missing sex offender handed himself in to police the day his grandmother died so police wouldn't disturb his family, a court heard.

Crime
Police are investigating this serious incident

Police officer dragged along street by car

Detectives have launched an investigation after a police officer was injured attempting to stop a vehicle in Brierfield.
Crime
The seized cannabis

Huge haul of cannabis seized

Police officers have seized a huge stash of cannabis from a farm.
Crime
A site for travellers has been identified

Anger over proposed traveller site

A proposed site for a permanent travellers site in Burnley has caused uproar among residents.

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