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Julie Cooper suspends election campaign as mark of respect

Labour's Julie Cooper has added her voice to those condemning the Manchester terror attack.

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Burnley Town Hall

Book of condolences to Manchester terror victims opens at Burnley Town Hall

The leader of Burnley Borough Council has condemned the Manchester terror attack as a book of condolences opens at Burnley Town Hall.
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Who should I vote for?

Who should I vote for?

With less than two weeks until the General Election it’s about time you decided you will get your vote.

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Pupils at Holy Trinity C of E Primary School in Burnley are full of smiles after being rated as good by Ofsted.

School's "back to basics" approach wins praise from Ofsted inspectors

A " back to basics" approach has helped pupils improve their writing skills at a Burnley primary school.

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Stephen and Chantel.

Burnley couple's holiday ruined by bird poo in hotel food

A Burnley man who booked a holiday to cheer up his grieving partner became violently ill after eating food he believes birds had defecated on.
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Mayor of Burnley Coun. Howard Baker with his partner and Mayoress Tracey Rhodes

Howard is proud to be new Mayor

Any and all local good causes are set to benefit from the new Mayor of Burnley’s year in office.
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Five bidding to be next Pendle MP

Five candidates will be lining up to stake their claim to be Pendle’s next MP.

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ELECTION 2017: Labour quizzed on costing of manifesto promises

Labour’s election manifesto launch was overshadowed by fresh questions over how it would pay for a string ambitious promises costing billions of pounds.

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Kingdom has issued around 560 fines in one month

Burnley's private zero tolerance litter patrols rubbished by documentary

Residents and visitors to Burnley have been hit with a whopping £40,000 in fines - just four weeks after the council hired a controversial company to carry out "zero tolerance" litter patrols.
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TV news coverage of the 2017 election isn’t giving you the full picture – especially about Jeremy Corbyn

TV news coverage of the 2017 election isn’t giving you the full picture – especially about Jeremy Corbyn

Vox pops made up over one-third of all election news sources on the UK’s nightly television bulletins in the first week of the 2017 election campaign, our study has found. While politicians made up the majority of appearances, 36.4% of sources were members of the public expressing their views about the election.

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Students at Shuttleworth College celebrate being praised by Ofsted inspectors for reading more. They are (back)Jason Goldsworthy and Gabriella Lambert.
(Front) Kobe Barrett, Ross McWhinnie, Broen Bleasdale and Katie Walsh

High school wins praise from Oftsted inspectors

A Padiham high school, which Ofsted said required improvement last year, is on track to be rated as "good."

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ELECTION 2017 - Fact Check: are fewer people switching gas or electricity company?

ELECTION 2017 - Fact Check: are fewer people switching gas or electricity company?

“We wanted to see more competition. We wanted to see more people able to switch between energy users [sic], that, over the last three or four years has not happened. This is a market that is not working perfectly and therefore we are intervening to make markets work better.”

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UKIP leader Paul Nuttall with county and borough councillor Alan Hosker and UKIP parliamentary candidate Tom Commis (right)

UKIP leader warns of "soft Brexit" on visit to Hapton

The leader of the UK Independence Party, Paul Nuttall, rallied local party members on a visit to Hapton.

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The Burnley High School

School governor quits over school's safety fence access row

A row has broken out between councillors and a Burnley secondary school over access to a community field.

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Make your vote count on June 8th

Five stake their claim to be next Pendle MP

Five candidates will be lining up to stake their claim to be Pendle's next MP.

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ELECTION 2017: Daily election diary

ELECTION 2017: Daily election diary

It was a good day for Theresa May whose reported row with Philip Hammond was completely overshadowed by Labour’s leaked manifesto.

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Voters will go to the polls on Thursday, June 8th.

Burnley's parliamentary candidates announced

Five candidates have lined up to stake their claim to become Burnley's next MP.
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Prime Minister Theresa May

Fighting Fake News: PM Backs Trusted Free Press and Warns of Dangers of Fake News

Prime Minister Theresa May has given her backing to the local press industry’s Fighting Fake News campaign by warning of the dangers of fake news distributed on social media and giving her strong support to a free press which underpins democracy by investing in highly trusted journalism.

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