Flood warnings issued for Burnley

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FLOOD warnings have been issued for rivers around Burnley as rain sweeps through East Lancashire.

The Environment Agency issued amber warnings for stretches of the River Calder and River Brun today.

The alert comes after the Met Office issued severe weather warnings for the North-West as the region is hit by heavy rainfall.

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service has seen a spike in flood related calls and has issued advice on its website.