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Council to get tough on "rogue" landlords

New enforcement powers to help tackle “rogue” property landlords are set to be introduced by Burnley Council.

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Tariq Khan (centre) with friends Kris Scholes (right) and James McDonough at the community event at Tariq's gym the Muscle Factory.

Gym feast brought community together

The owners of a Burnley gym, who decided to open their doors to the public to help bring different communities together, hailed the event a great success.

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Matthew Bennett and his son Callum are returning to their roots in Pendle to perform at the Love Musi Hate Racism concert.

Father and son rap artistes return to roots for concert to combat racism

A father and son are returning to their roots in Pendle for a concert that aims to fight racism.

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Bishop Philip addressing the congregation.

Bishop of Burnley welcomed to mosque for Eid celebrations

As part of the latest series of inter-faith initiatives, the Bishop of Burnley, Rt Rev. Philip North, was been invited to visit a local mosque in Burnley for Eid earlier this week.

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Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson

Pendle MP is new Government whip

Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson will be playing a prominent role in ensuring every vote counts in the new Parliament now that he has been promoted to join the Government Whips’ Office.

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Burnley MP Julie Cooper

Burnley MP warns of education cuts

Burnley MP Julie Cooper has warned that schools in the town face significant further cuts over the next five years if the Conservative Party implements its manifesto commitments on school funding.

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The Mayor of Burnley, Coun. Howard Baker, with representatives from the Royal British Legion, the Air and Sea Cadets, Burnley Council, and Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire Terry Hephrun.

Burnley flying the flag for Armed Forces Week

Burnley is flying the flag for national Armed Forces Week to honour the country’s service men and women, past and present.
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Burnley MP Julie Cooper

Burnley MP seeks local fire safety assurances

Burnley MP Julie Cooper has expressed her shock and horror following the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy which occurred in London - and is working to avoid any such tragedy in Burnley.

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The "extremely rare" signed copy of Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf.

£17k for signed copy of Hitler's Mein Kampf auctioned in the Ribble Valley

A buyer paid £17,000 for an "extremely rare" signed copy of Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf during an auction in Clitheroe this morning.
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The blue cloth-covered 1935 edition bears the Nazi dictator's signature on the front fly leaf.

Signed copy of Hitler's Mein Kampf up for auction in the Ribble Valley

An "extremely rare" signed copy of Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf is to be sold at a Clitheroe auction house this morning.
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Theresa May

Who's who in The Conservative cabinet reshuffle

Things can change very quickly in the political world.

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One of the youngest revellers celebrates Padiham on Parade last year.

Pack up your troubles and head for Padiham on Parade

Revellers are set to go back in time for the second Padiham on Parade event.

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Theresa May, Secretary of State James Brokenshire, and Arlene Foster at the Balmoral Show last month

A deal for every vote: How the DUP will support Theresa May

The DUP and the Conservatives are working towards an arrangement which would allow the DUP to negotiate a fresh deal every time the government needs its support in the Commons.

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Paul White thanks his supporters

Conservatives are now the 'opposition'

The Conservatives recorded their best result in Burnley for 25 years as Paul White finished second to Labour.
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Former MP Gordon retires

Former Burnley MP Gordon Birtwistle is looking forward to putting his feet up and spending his children’s inheritance after stepping down from parliamentary politics.
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A victory for 'hope over hate', says Burnley MP

Burnley MP Julie Cooper said she was grateful to the people of Burnley and Padiham for choosing “hope over hate” after a comprehensive election win.
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Andrew Stephenson

Tories hold on to Pendle

Conservative Andrew Stephenson has retained his seat as the MP for Pendle, but with a much lower majority.
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Results from polling stations across the country are rolling in, with an exit poll suggesting the Conservatives will be the largest single party in the new Parliament

Predictions of a hung parliament as results roll in

Results from polling stations across the country are rolling in, with an exit poll suggesting the Conservatives will be the largest single party in the new Parliament - but short of an absolute majority.

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Calls for May to go after gamble backfires

Calls for May to go after gamble backfires

Theresa May should consider her position after her snap election gamble failed, a Tory former minister has said.
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Labour holds onto Burnley seat

Labour's Julie Cooper has been elected Burnley MP for a second time.
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