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Extra time granted to junior football free pitch hire

Fans of grassroots football are celebrating after it was revealed that the final whistle has not been blown on free pitch hire for junior teams in Pendle.

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The cast of Accidental Death of an Anarchist. (s)

Review: Accidental Death of an Anarchist; The Muni, Colne

Borderline Theatre Company’s hilarious show this week is the perfect vehicle for continuing discussions on today’s uncertain political world of “alternative facts” and bumbling authority.
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Burnley MP Julie Cooper

MP's "drastic" NHS cuts warning

Shadow Health Minister and Burnley MP Julie Cooper has warned that there will be drastic cuts to local NHS provision if urgent government funding is not made available to implement NHS England’s sweeping Strategic Transformation Plans.

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Burnley Town Hall

Burnley has been "misled and let down" by the Government

The true cost of the huge financial challenges facing Burnley Borough Council has been outlined in stark detail – and a warning that further cuts are to come.
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Gordon Campbell was honoured earlier this month in Croydon.

Former Burnley MP and war hero honoured

A former Member of Parliament for Burnley and hero from the first World War has been recognised with a commemorative paving stone to honour him in his home town of Croydon in South London.
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Jo Cox: The Duchess of Cornwall will join Jamie Oliver to launch what could be the biggest community event since the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, The Great Get Together, in the wake of the murder of MP Jo Cox.

Jo Cox’s husband calls for ‘massive party to show our unity’

The husband of murdered MP Jo Cox is calling on the UK to throw a “massive party to show our unity and to celebrate what we have in common”.

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The 'Don't Drop Gum' posters in Burnley town centre.

Fines for dropping gum

Burnley Council is urging people who use chewing gum to get into the habit of throwing it away in a proper bin - or face a £75 fine.

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Burnley Town Hall

Key Local Plan to be discussed in March

The latest version of the new Burnley Local Plan - which sets out where potentially thousands of new homes and industrial units will be built across the borough - is being finalised.

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(From left) Comedian Bill Woolland, club leader John Melvin, former footballer Dean Windass, Tom Melvin, chairman Peter Maddock, and Derek Pate.

Burnley Boys and Girls' Club 25th annual Sportsman's Dinner a hit

The Burnley Boys and Girls’ Club’s 25th annual Sportsman’s Dinner has raised almost £3,000 to ensure the historic local establishment can continue to inspire Burnley’s youth.
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The metric signs in the Brun Valley Forest Park

Walker claims metric signs are "kick in the teeth for Brexit Burnley"

A Cumbrian man has accused Burnley Borough Council of betraying those residents of the town who voted for Brexit by installing new “metric” direction signs.
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Ukip leader and Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election candidate Paul Nuttall delivering a major health policy speech at the North Stafford Hotel in Stoke-on-Trent. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday January 30, 2017. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

UKIP leader’s website taken offline

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall’s website has been taken offline days after he faced criticism over posts which wrongly claimed he lost “close personal friends” in the Hillsborough disaster.

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Shadow Health Minister Julie Cooper MP

Burnley MP slams government pharmacy cuts

Burnley MP Julie Cooper has slammed the Government over its “ill-conceived and simplistic cuts” to community pharmacies.

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The former register office in Burnley is now earmarked to be converted into apartments.

Hopes are high that planners will say "I do" to flats plan for former register office

One of Burnley’s best known buildings, which will hold a lot of special memories for the thousands of couples who tied the knot there, is set to be converted into flats.
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Lancashire County Hall

Lancashire County Council approves council tax rise

Lancashire County Council has approved its budget for 2017/18.

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Urban Altitude

Have your say on the future of former climbing facility land

Views are being sought on how the former Urban Altitude site in Colne should be used.
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Burnley Town Hall

Council tax set to rise

Council tax in Burnley looks set to rise again as under pressure councillors consider ways of meeting the severe financial challenges that lie ahead.
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Claire Nangle (land and partnerships director for Keepmoat), Coun.John Harbour, Mick Cartledge (Burnley Council director of community services) and Gareth Roberts (regional managing director for Keepmoat)

Multi-million pound homes boost for Burnley

A further £7m. has been injected into a new housing scheme in Burnley aimed at transforming derelict land.
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US President Donald Trump

Should Donald Trump be offered a state visit?

Off the back of our story yesterday about Burnley MP Julie Cooper calling for a planned state visit for US President Donald Trump to be cancelled, we want to know your views.

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Julie Cooper MP

Burnley MP brands decision to give Trump state visit as "offensive"

Burnley MP Julie Cooper has hit out at the Government's decision to give new US President Donald Trump an official State Visit, branding the decision "offensive".

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Burnley Council officers Michelle Coogan (left) and Lisa Savage at the launch of the roadshow to promote e billing and new services to crackdown on litter louts and dog fouling.

Call for smokers to face the burn for littering streets with cigarette ends

Burnley people have called for a crackdown on smokers who drop their cigarette ends in the street.

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