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Hundreds flock to see Corbyn in Pendle

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn addressed a crowd of hundreds when he visited Pendle as part of a nationwide tour of marginal constituencies.

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Seven-year-old asks Jeremy Corbyn: "When will you be Prime Minister?"

Jeremy Corbyn was asked about his plans to become Prime Minister by a seven-year-old girl when he visited a museum in Lancashire.

North West
Mike Holden

Burnley man trumps the President on Twitter

With one, mistimed and very unfortunate tap on his phone US President Donald Trump has turned an obscure Burnley IT consultant into an overnight Twitter sensation.
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HMS Queen Elizabeth

The UK's newest aircraft carrier arrives in Portsmouth

The UK's new £3 billion aircraft carrier is a clear signal the country will remain a fully engaged global power, Theresa May said, as the ship arrived in Portsmouth.
Environment
Coun. Rosemary Carroll

Former Mayor censured over racist joke share

The former Mayor of Pendle has been found guilty of breaching the members code of conduct by sharing a racist and offensive joke on social media.

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Coun. Rosemary Carroll

Racist joke share former Mayor suspended from party

The Conservative former Mayor of Pendle has been suspended from the party for three months, following an investigation into her sharing of a racist joke on Facebook.

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Cameras have already been given to 17,500 officers

Armed police to wear head cameras

Firearms officers working in the capital will be given head-mounted cameras to boost transparency, more than three years after the plans were first mooted.

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Conservative MEP Sajjad Karim

Tory MEP: Britain's 'ridiculous Brexit mess'

Sajjad Karim is a Conservative member of the European Parliament for the north west. Here he explains why he believes the nation is on a path to 'disaster' and argues his colleagues need to change their approach to leaving the EU.

Opinion
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn to visit Pendle

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will visit Nelson next week to rally local supporters and activists in what is expected to be a huge outdoor rally.

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European Commission president Jean Claude Juncker

Juncker and Brussels team spent £24,000 on 'air taxi' for one-night trip to Rome

European Commission president Jean Claude Juncker and his team racked up a 27,000 euro (£24,450) expenses bill for European Union taxpayers by chartering a private jet for a one-night visit to Rome.
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Electricity is a rip-off

OPINION: Electricity is a rip-off – we need a truly radical intervention in the energy market

British Gas has raised electricity prices by 12.5% and its rivals are likely to follow suit. Another round of inflation-busting increases has put calls for an energy price cap back on the agenda.

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Burnley is the most affordable place for first time buyers in the UK.

Burnley the most affordable place in the UK for first-time buyers

Burnley has been named as the most affordable place to purchase a property for first-time buyers, boasting average house prices of under £85k.

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Burnley town centre redevelopment. Photo: Peter Stawicki

Outrage over Burnley town centre facelift cost

Taxpayers in Burnley could be counting the cost after it emerged a further £650,000 will be needed to complete the controversial town centre redevelopment.
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Julie Cooper MP meets members of Burnley's St John the Baptist CAFOD group

Church group asks for MP's help to tackle climate change

Members of St John the Baptist’s CAFOD Group urged Burnley MP Julie Cooper to put pressure on the government to tackle climate change.
Politics
Tony Blair

High court rejects Iraq general's bid for Blair war prosecution

The High Court has blocked a bid by a former chief of staff of the Iraqi army to bring a private prosecution against Tony Blair over the Iraq War.

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One PSPO could ban dog walking, public singing and loitering in one area.

Concern at 'busybody' council powers targeting swearing, dog walking and busking

Councils have accelerated their use of "busybody" powers to criminalise acts such as swearing, dog walking and busking in public spaces, according to a civil liberties group.
Offbeat
Julie Cooper (centre) with haematology manager Stephen Rigby and clinical director for laboratory medicine, Dr Kathryn Brownbill.

MP enjoys tour of hospital labs

Burnley MP Julie Cooper has witnesses the important role that biomedical scientists play at Royal Blackburn and Burnley General Teaching Hospitals.

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A proud moment for Carol Paton as she is presented with her Certficate of Merit award from Lord Shuttleworth.

Top flight award for dedicated Carol

An air cadets volunteer from Burnley, who quadrupled the members of a flagging unit, has been honoured with a top award.

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Some members of the fund raising group for St John's Read and St Peter's Simonstone. Back row John Aizlewood and the Rev. Robert Fielding, front row Daphne Rix, Lynne Clarke,  Susan Liles, Joyce Andrew and Zena Jeffries.

Drumming Mayor’s benefit gig with a difference

Ribble Valley Mayor Richard Bennett, who lived in a vicarage in the 1960’s when his father was the vicar of Read, is putting on a benefit gig with a difference.
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Emily and her daughter Penny are pictured at the front at the Teddy Bear's Picnic held at St Michael and St John's RC Primary School to raise awareness about the virus CMV and to raise funds for the charity CMV Action.

Mum's fight to eradicate virus

A mum from Clitheroe is raising awareness about a virus that unborn babies can contract after her own daughter was left with hearing problems.
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