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Anger over proposed traveller site

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

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Burnley Town Hall

Anger over combined authority delay

The leader of Burnley Borough Council has spoken of his frustration at the Government’s lack of response over progress to create a Lancashire Combined Authority.
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A Padiham church is to host a teddy bear themed Bible Festival

Teddy Bear themed Bible Festival for Padiham church

A Padiham church is to host a Teddy Bear themed Bible Festival.

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Residents of Crow Wood Court with apprentices from across The Calico Group at the National Apprenticeship Week 2017 celebration event.

Bingo! National Apprenticeship Week ends with a bang

Calico apprentices have celebrated National Apprenticeship Week 2017 by taking part in a week of inter-generational engagement activities at Calico Homes’ Sheltered Schemes.

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Burnley MP Julie Cooper

Burnley MP vows that evil will be defeated

Shocked but defiant Burnley MP Julie Cooper has vowed that the country will stand resolute in the face of terror following Wednesday’s deadly London attack, which played out within earshot of her Westminster office.

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The Houses of Parliament

Burnley MP safe in her London office following Westminster attack

Burnley MP Julie Cooper is safe, but is currently in "lockdown" at her Westminster office in the immediate aftermath of today's attack in Parliament.
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Burnley Town Hall

Public debate ahead of paid mayor referendum

The leader of Burnley Borough Council has challenged the man responsible for triggering a mayoral referendum in the town to debate the issue in public.

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Residents on the steps of with Coun. Jeff Sumner, and Coun. Gordon Birtwistle

Council exec backs local plan

Leading councillors have given their approval to Burnley’s contentious Local Plan, which sets out where thousands of new homes could be built in the coming years.
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The club is looking for a new chef to work once a week.

Hapton Lunch Club appeal for chef

The Hapton Over 50s Club are looking to employ a new cook to provide up to 40 members with a meal once a week.

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Green waste collection charges are set to come in

Early bird discount for garden waste collection

Burnley Borough Council has extended the deadline for residents to take advantage of an “early bird” discount for its new controversial chargeable garden waste collection service.

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Julie Cooper

‘Many years of hardship await Burnley families’

I want to begin by putting last week’s Budget in context for my constituents.

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The Burnley Local Plan

Up to 2,500 new homes to be built

Up to 2,500 new homes could be built in Burnley and surrounding villages over the coming years.
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Burnley MP Julie Cooper

Burnley MP challenges PM over grammar schools

Burnley MP Julie Cooper questioned Prime Minister Theresa May in Parliament over the question of education funding and grammar schools.

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Brexit vote

Shock Burnley Brexit "EU-turn"

A new poll, conducted by the Burnley Express, has seen the town's official Brexit referendum turned on its head, with more people now saying they would vote to remain in the EU.

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Nelson Town Hall

BNP power-sharing accusations are "a smear campaign"

The leader of Pendle Borough Council has accused his Tory rivals of a "smear campaign" over an alleged power-sharing deal with the British National Party.

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BUDGET 2017: As it happened

What did the Budget hold for Lancashire?
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BUDGET 2017: What will the Budget hold for Lancashire?

BUDGET 2017: What will the Budget hold for Lancashire?

Businesses and households across Lancashire were today eagerly awaiting Chancellor Philip Hammond’s last ever Spring Budget.

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Burnley residents will soon be charged for garden waste collections

Time running out on council's garden waste discount offer

Residents are being urged not to miss out on an “early bird” discount when it comes to signing up for Burnley Council’s chargeable garden waste collection service.

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BREXIT: How would you vote now?

BREXIT: How would you vote now?

Voters across Lancashire were clear - we want OUT of Europe.

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Coun. Margaret Brindle

Couple quit party amid "bullying" claims

The former MP of Burnley and other leading councillors have been accused of political bullying by husband and wife councillors who have quit the Liberal Democrat group in the town.
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