Jimmy Anderson to get Freedom of the Borough

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BURNLEY cricket legend and Ashes hero James Anderson is to be made a Freeman of the Borough thanks to a Burnley Express campaign.

At a meeting of the full council last night councillors put their political differences aside to back a nomination for the world’s best fast bowler to receive the prestigious honour.

The decision comes a month after the Burnley Express launched a campaign for Jimmy, a former St Theodore’s pupil, to be awarded the accolade after he emerged from the Ashes series as top wicket-taker.

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