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Burnley MP speaks up for older carers

Burnley MP Julie Cooper has met with older people from across the country at an event in Parliament to hear the struggles which older carers face trying to care for their loved ones.

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Big Brexit Survey

BIG BREXIT SURVEY: Two-fifths of people in Burnley think we would be better off economically in Europe

More than two-fifths of people in Burnley think we would be better off economically in Europe - and a majority want to stick with the Single Market.

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Potholes

FOI request reveals shocking facts on pothole repair spending in Burnley

Spending to repair potholes on Burnley's roads was just half that spent in the Ribble Valley according to a freedom of information request submitted by Burnley MP Julie Cooper.

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Burnley MP Julie Cooper

Burnley MP says Parliament should have had a say over Syria bombing

Burnley MP Julie Cooper has added her voice to the groundswell of complaints in Parliament opposed to the unilateral boming of chemical weapons sites in Syria.

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The consultation will run until Sunday, June 10th

Consultation begins on reducing community transport budget

Lancashire County Council is consulting on proposals to reduce the budget which supports community transport services.
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You could be a Lancashire Lifesaver

About 60,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest outside hospital each year in the UK and only one in 10 will survive. Reporter Fiona Finch joined a new county course which aims to help save more lives. .

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Voters go to the polls on Thursday, May 3rd.

Important deadlines loom for Burnley voters

Voters across Burnley and Padiham are being urged to be ready to have their say in the borough elections next month.

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Thomas Whitham Sixth Form ran an essay competition in conjunction with the Burnley Express on the potential impact of Brexit on Burnley.

Top marks for Matthew in Brexit essay competition

The future’s bright for a Year 13 student who has topped an essay-writing competition and today we publish his winning essay.

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Nelson Town Hall

Council tax scam warning

Residents in Pendle are being targeted in their own homes in a fake council tax scam.

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Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw.

Lancs Police and Crime Commissioner calls on government to rethink cuts as violent crime rates rise

Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw, is calling on the government to reconsider police funding and free up funds to tackle violent crime amidst increasing demands for police.

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Mohammed Iqbal

Pendle going to the polls

Whatever else happens when Pendle goes to the polls next month, the make-up of Pendle Borough Council is bound to change.

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Burnley Town Hall

Battle lines are drawn in bid for Burnley Council seats

Labour will be looking to strengthen its grip on Burnley Council when voters go to the polls next month.

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Thanks for saving my life says Tony

Former county councillor Tony Jones had  six very important words to say when he made a  return visit to County Hall this week - thank you for saving my life.
Health
Geoff Driver

Funding boost for lifesavers across county

Lancashire County Council is investing £30,000 in lifesaving equipment, which will be installed across the county.

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Roulette played on a fixed odds betting terminal - or FOBT.

SPECIAL REPORT: Is the game up for betting shop gaming machines?

Lancashire leaders have welcomed news of a crackdown on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBT), as the Gambling Commission recommends the maximum stake is cut to prevent problem betting. When the review was first launched, we spoke to key figures in Preston about whether changes were needed on our high street...

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Fracking protesters climb on to a truck on the M6 southbound services at Forton earlier this week.

Lancashire Police reimbursed just one fifth of fracking protest costs

Lancashire Police have been reimbursed just a fraction of the costs of policing the ongoing fracking protests in Preston New Road.
Environment
Julie Cooper MP and Ray Lang

Burnley MP calls for end to 'flying' social care visits

Burnley MP Julie Cooper has pledged to fight the “scandal of 15 minute flying” social care visits.

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Leah Carrington, Jasmine Majed and Rory Wilcock  are jumping for joy the the good Ofsted report their school, St Augustine's RC Primary in Burnley, has received.

Burnley headteacher praised for helping pupils to flourish

Inspectors have praised a Burnley primary school as being a "haven for pupils where they can flourish."

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Burnley Air Cadets will be among 150 cadets taking part in a 100th anniversary walk next month

Burnley to host 100th anniversary parade for Royal Air Force

Burnley is set to witness a grand spectacle next month.

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Coun. Joe Cooney

Former council leader reports rival over 'fat controller' jibe

The former leader of the Pendle Conservative group has made a formal complaint against a prominent Liberal Democrat who he has accused of calling him the 'fat controller'.

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