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Burnley to welcome Syrian refugee families

Burnley is set to welcome Syrian refugee families in the New Year.

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Burnley Town Hall, by Peter Seavers

Burnley Council director leaves post

Burnley Borough Council has confirmed the departure of a senior officer at the authority – but said it would not comment further on the matter.

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Hundreds of teacher jobs at risk according to unions

Hundreds of teacher jobs at risk according to unions

Hundreds of teachers across Burnley could lose their jobs as schools face up to the increasingly difficult challenge of balancing their books amid drastic funding cuts.

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Pam Briggs

Overnight new digest - Family of tragic ex-nurse want answers, pensioner dies after being hit with car, and more ex-footballers speak out about 'abuse'

Catch up with all the latest national and regional news with our morning roundup
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Fire crews were called to Booths at around 8.30pm yesterday evening.

Morning news digest - Fire at Booths, bank robbery arrest and Britain braces itself for coldest night of Autumn

Catch up with all the overnight news from Lancashire and across the country here with our morning roundup.

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Taxi drivers apply the brakes in snap strike

Taxi companies, angry at proposed tougher laws licensing the trade from Pendle Borough Council, called a snap strike in Pendle at the weekend.

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Burnley Town Hall, by Peter Seavers

Could Burnley have its first elected Mayor?

Burnley folk will be asked to have their say in May to decide if the borough should have its first ever elected Mayor – a move which would completely change the face of local politics.

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Ring Stones staff and apprentices who took part in the DIY SOS challenge.

Burnley construction company hard at work on BBC programme

Ring Stones Maintenance and Construction staff have featured on 'DIY SOS: Children In Need Special', broadcast on BBC One as they helped to renovate Blackpool Carers Centre, Beaverbrooks House.

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Mayor Jeff Sumner will be in attendance at the opening ceremony.

Mayor of Burnley to attend new housing site opening

Living services company, Lifeways, is working with Homelife and Inclusion Housing to launch a brand new supported living development in the heart of Burnley at Burnham Court.

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Former footballer Edgar Davids was a keynote speaker at the event.

Burnley entrepreneur attends House of Lords

Saira Hussain, from Hussain Architectural Design, received an invitation from Baroness Uddin and attended the House of Lords as part of Global Entrepreneurship week.
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Captain Maisie Veacock with Jane Harrison, customer assistant, Richard Buckley, manager of the Burnley branch of Lloyds Bank and Jennifer Thomas, assistant manager.

Festive spirit alive and well for annual Christmas toy appeal

The festive spirit is alive and well in Burnley and Padiham with gifts starting to arrive for the annual Salvation Army Appeal and Burnley Express Christmas Toy Appeal which was launched last week.

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Coun. Brian Parker (s)

Pendle BNP councillor's resignation U-turn

A Pendle BNP councillor has sensationally rescinded his resignation from the party less than 24 hours after tendering it.

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Burnley Town Hall, by Peter Seavers

Council supports boundary changes – but with serious reservations

Radical proposed changes to parliamentary boundaries have been officially supported by Burnley Borough Council – although its leader admitted members had many reservations.

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Farage predicts 'seismic shock' at next general election

Overnight news digest - Farage predicts 'seismic shock' at next general election and British Medical journey says no evidence for Vitamin D supplements

Catch up with all the latest overnight news with our morning roundup

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Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond reads through his Autumn Statement in his office in 11 Downing Street, London

Overnight news digest - Hammond to help workers and NHS labs at 'tipping point'

Catch up with all the latest news with our quick round-up of this morning's headlines

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Philip Hammond will promise new money for broadband

UPDATED: Autumn Statement 2016

The National Living Wage is to increase by 30p an hour to £7.50 next year, but unions will continue to campaign for the rate to be extended to younger workers.

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Nigel Evans has invited Donald Trump to the Ribble Valley  but one reader is unhappy with the suggestion

Donald Trump on his way to Burnley and Pendle?

MP Nigel Evans has invited President-elect Donald Trump to the Ribble Valley.
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Burnley selected by Government to be new Housing Zone

Burnley selected by Government to be new Housing Zone

Burnley is set to benefit from a new £18m. fund to speed up house building in the borough.

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Minister for the Northern Power House, Andrew Percy MP, visits Burnley FC and Innovation Drive in Burnley to talk about Lancashire's importance in the Northern Power House. Picture by Paul Heyes, Monday November 09, 2016.

Northern Powerhouse Minister in Burnley

The new Northern Powerhouse Minister Andrew Percy vowed to be “the voice of the north in Central Government” when he addressed business leaders from across the county in Burnley.

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Bid to stop future floods in Padiham

Bid to stop future floods in Padiham

Nearly a year on from the devastating Boxing Day Padiham floods, a local councillor has outlined what has been done to prevent it happening again.

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