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Lancashire MP sets off for inauguration of president-elect Trump

Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans is travelling to Washington for tomorrow’s inauguration of Donald Trump as president of the USA.

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Hollins Cross Farm

Burnley’s controversial Local Plan put on hold

Burnley Borough Council has denied that the threat of legal action is behind the delay in the publication of its much-vaunted Local Plan – which aims to set out future development frameworks for the borough.

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Burnley to resettle five Syrian refugee families this year

Five Syrian refugee families are likely to be housed in Burnley in the coming months.

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Prime minister May

Britain's 12 Brexit objectives - which are the most important?

Here are the 12 objectives for Britain's Brexit negotiations, as set out in Theresa May's speech at Lancaster House.

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Burnley Town Hall, by Peter Seavers

Leaders clash over elected Mayor referendum

A row has broken out between the leader of Burnley Borough Council and Burnley’s former MP over the possibility of a new elected Mayor for the borough.

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Burnley Library

County council and Westminster have “wrecked” our library service

Regular users of Burnley Central Library’s community history section have slammed Lancashire County Council for closing it and transferring the service to “a small corner of the library”.

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Oliver McIvor (17) who died just days before he was due to start his career with the armed forces.

Tragic teen Oliver was days away from start of his military career

The teenage boy who collapsed and died at the weekend was just days away from fulfilling his lifelong dream to join the army, his family have revealed
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Burnley Town Hall, by Peter Seavers

Cost of Local Plan slammed by former MP

Burnley’s former MP Gordon Birtwistle has criticised Burnley Borough Council for spending nearly £2m. on its ongoing Local Plan – describing it as “a glossy brochure” and revealing that it is running later than expected.

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Lancashire Police

How much is Lancashire’s thin blue line worth to you?

The battle goes on to protect frontline policing staff as the public faces a tough choice on how Lancashire’s force is funded.

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A snippet from Oliver's famed shot of the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona.

Burnley shutter-bug claims runners-up spot in national competition

A talented Burnley photographer's evocative snap of the famous Running of the Bulls event in Spain has earned him a runners-up spot in the prestigious Calumet Student Photographer of the Year 2016 competition

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Landlord fined over late night loud music

Landlord fined over late night loud music

A pub landlord has been fined after complaints about late-night music blaring out and disturbing neighbours.

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Christmas messages from all three Bishops of The Church of England in Lancashire

Christmas messages from all three Bishops of The Church of England in Lancashire

The three Bishops of The Church of England in Lancashire have each issued a Christmas message.

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Offices hope for former Thompson Centre car park

Offices hope for former Thompson Centre car park

Cash-strapped Burnley Borough Council has said it is still open to offers to build on the car park formerly occupied by the Thompson Centre.

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Shahbaz Saleem (left) with Andrew Stephenson MP.

Terminal fundraiser buoyed by PM's letter

An RAF serviceman from Reedley has received a letter from Prime Minister Teresa May as he continues to fundraise despite fighting against terminal bowel cancer.

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Christmas changes to council opening times

Christmas changes to council opening times

The Christmas and New Year break means some changes to the opening times for Burnley Council offices and other associated buildings.

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Have your say on the future of Padiham

Exciting plans for the future of Padiham have been unveiled.

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Syrian refugees hug each other upon their arrival at Rome's Fiumicino international airport, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. Seventy-five refugees landed at Rome's Leonardo Da Vinci airport thanks to the "humanitarian corridor" project launched by the Rome-based Catholic Sant'Egidio Community and the Federation of Protestant Churches in Italy. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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'

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