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Two fire engines called to caravan blaze in Burnley

Fire crews spent half an hour tackling a caravan blaze yesterday.

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This was the scene this morning at Briercliffe park, Burnley after vandals dumped  windows and doors on the play area.

Children's play equipment covered in glass after mindless vandals dump doors and windows on popular Burnley park

Residents woke this morning to discover vandals had dumped doors and windows on a popular playground, leaving equipment covered in glass.

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Nick Pope

Clarets boss not ruling Pope out of Europa clash

England keeper Nick Pope returns to training with Burnley on Tuesday after his World Cup adventure.

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Alex Curran goes for goal against Burnley U23s

Knox seals an impressive win for Colne

Colne kick-started their programme of pre-season friendlies with an inspirational 2-1 win against Burnley Under 23s at the newly-named Sovereign Play Stadium on Saturday.

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The Lancashire Encounter arts festival in Preston

City of Culture bid plans underway in Lancashire

Lancashire could be putting together a City of Culture bid, it has been revealed.
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Johann Berg Gudmundsson

Gudmundsson “super-sharp” on return from World Cup

Sean Dyche hailed “super-sharp” Johann Berg Gudmundsson on his return to action after the World Cup.

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Sean Dyche

Clarets boss not concerned by lack of transfer activity

Clarets boss Sean Dyche isn’t concerned by the club’s lack of transfer activity with less than three weeks before the window shuts.

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Aaron Lennon in action at Macclesfield

Dyche encouraged by performance at Macclesfield

Clarets boss Sean Dyche was pleased with some encouraging signs from his players after the 2-0 win at Macclesfield Town.

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Johann Berg Gudmundsson celebrates his goal

Gudmundsson stars on return from World Cup

In his first outing since Iceland were beaten by eventual World Cup Finalists Croatia at the Rostov Arena, Johann Berg Gudmundsson showed at Macclesfield Town he is up to speed ahead of Burnley’s return to Europe.

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Burnley boxer ready to make waves in pro ranks

Burnley boxer ready to make waves in pro ranks

Former British and European champion Pat Barrett once claimed that the boxing scene in Manchester would eventually become as big as it is in London.

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Chris Holdsworth

Big Interview: Great Britain and England fell runner Chris Holdsworth

Craig Salmon talks to Lancashire’s international fell and mountain runner Chris Holdsworth, who represents England today at the Snowdon International Mountain Race
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Disruption on some routes are set to continue

When will our train services be reinstated?

Dozens of the suspended train services between Preston and Blackpool will not be coming back until September.
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The Leeds and Liverpool Canal in Rosegrove

No rain stops play on Burnley and Pendle stretch of canal

Stretches of the popular Leeds and Liverpool Canal, which runs through Burnley and Pendle, are to be closed due to the country's recent heatwave - potentially putting the Burnley Canal Festival at risk.
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Police numbers are at their lowest level since 1996

Burnley's burglary rate one of the highest in the country as statistics show spike in crime

Burnley has one of the highest rates of burglary in England and Wales, according to the latest police recorded crime figures.

Crime
Sanjeev Bhaskar as DI Sunny Khan and Nicola Walker as DCI Cassie Stuart in the new series of ITV's cop drama Unforgotten

Why Unforgotten is the police procedural with a warm heart

It’s been boiling hot hasn’t it? Muggy, close, even tropical on some days. So what do we do? We stay in and watch TV, that’s what. Especially as Unforgotten (ITV, Sundays, 9pm) is back on our screens.

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Former pub landlord Peter Scaife, who has died at the age of 76, with his wife Maureen.

Over 500 pay their last respects to former Burnley pub landlord Peter

One of Burnley's best known and loved former pub landlords has died at the age of 76.
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The Tempest

'Current and next generation Eurofighter will dominate for decades'

​The Lancashire-built Eurofighter will ​dominate the European skies for decades, air chiefs have predicted.
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Rosie Garnett

Sky's the limit for daredevil Rosie

The sky certainly was the limit for a daredevil teaching assistant who braved a tandem skydive to raise money for a charity at her school.

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Xavier Brookes, Kyle Duckworthand Dalton Wood represented their school, Padiham Primary, in the Times Table Rock Star competition.

Padiham schoolchildren's talents add up to victory in top Maths challenge

The summer term ended on a high note for students from Padiham Primary School when they won a competition aimed at testing their Maths skills.

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Rachel Tunstill

Burnley mum jailed for killing baby has murder conviction quashed

A Burnley woman convicted of killing her newborn baby has had her conviction quashed.
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