Work underway at £2.5m Burnley sport village

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: The construction site for the new sports village

7:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

WORK has started on the first phase of a new £2.5million sports village in Burnley.

Burnley knifewoman in pink onesie arrested

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Grace Taylor

9:22am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A KNIFEWOMAN in a pink onesie arrested on a Burnley street was said to have earlier sent threatening texts to a woman after a dispute, a court heard.

Clarets game against Blackpool a sell-out

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Burnley fans take to social media to share East Lancs derby delight

11:36am Wednesday 16th April 2014

CLARETS fans travelling to Blackpool on Good Friday without tickets are being warned they won’t be able to get any on the day.

Burnley residents - don’t miss your chance to vote

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Who will get your vote?

2:31pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

BURNLEY residents wanting to vote in local and European parliamentary elections next month must be on the electoral register by May 6.

Burnley fraudster must pay back £6.6k

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: DAILY SPORT DEBATE: Is there too much money in football?

2:30pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A WOMAN has been fined after she pleaded guilty to falsely claiming more than £6,500 in benefits.

Burnley postal workers threaten three more strike days

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Impact of Royal Mail job losses in Worcestershire unclear

2:32pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

STAFF at Burnley’s sorting office in Bank Parade are planning to walk out over Easter, after a long-running dispute has remained unresolved.

Man jailed for sex with Burnley schoolgirl

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Jack Tomlinson was jailed for three years

5:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A MAN who had intercourse with a Burnley schoolgirl, and sexual activity with another child, has been jailed for three years.

Clarets superfan goes 40 years without missing a game

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: A flashback for superfan Dave Burnley

4:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

CLARETS superfan Dave Burnley will be celebrating 40 years without missing a game, at Blackpool on Good Friday.

Burnley potholes will be patched up

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Extent of pothole-riddled roads revealed

12:50pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

ROAD improvements costing almost £2million are set to begin in Burnley.

Bonnet contest at Hapton family fun afternoon

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: COUN CUNNINGHAM

12:40pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

AN Easter fun day organised by Hapton Parish Council takes place this Saturday from noon to 4pm on the recreation ground.

Funding for controversial Burnley free school agreed

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: The former Habergham High School site had been earmarked to become the new ‘free’ Burnley High School, but the move has been blocked by Lancashire County Council leader Jennifer Mein

12:46pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

BURNLEY’s controversial first free school has received the green light for funding from the Department of Education.

Burnley physio to take on Ironman challenge

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Physio training for triathlon to raise cash for Macmillan Cancer Support

12:30pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A BURNLEY physio is hoping she doesn’t require too much treatment – as she aims to complete a gruelling triathlon for charity.

Young ‘idiots’ blasted over Burnley fire starting

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: From left, firefighters Graham Stockwell, Tom Meller and Dom Fellows, at the scene of the fire at the children’s playground in Sharp Street

5:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

A FIRE chief has blasted the young ‘idiots’ who deliberately sparked a series of rubbish fires in Burnley over the weekend.

Rival fans clash at Turf Moor after Hillsborough silent tribute ‘disrespect’

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Police outside Turf Moor after the match

4:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

FINAL-whistle clashes between a section of Burnley and Middlesbrough fans were quickly contained outside Turf Moor.

East Lancs rapist preyed on schoolgirl

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Abdul Basit

1:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

A ‘PREDATORY’ attacker who raped a frightened schoolgirl and later sexually assaulted the victim, has been jailed for 34 months.

Clarets hero Gary Parkinson gets fantastic ovation

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Gary Parkinson, accompanied by members of his family, is roundly applauded by Burnley supporters

9:21am Monday 14th April 2014

SUPPORTERS in all corners of Turf Moor welcomed back Burnley Football Club legend Gary Parkinson to his old stomping ground as he helped to conduct the half-time draw on Saturday.

Burnley Council leader to step down to work on battle to become MP

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Coun Julie Cooper with the Duke of Kent on a recent visit to Burnley Community Fire Station where they met crew manager Alan Ashworth

11:37am Monday 14th April 2014

LABOUR’S Julie Cooper is to step down as Burnley Council leader after next month’s European and borough elections.

Burnley tycoon has plans to buy RBS branch

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Tycoon Dave Fishwick wants to buy the Burnley RBS branch if it goes on the market

5:35pm Monday 14th April 2014

BANKING revolutionary David Fishwick has offered to buy the Burnley branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland if it goes on the market, it has been revealed.

Hats off to Ladies Day at Turf Moor

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Ladies enjoy the event. Right, Althams Travel Agents’ Suzanne Knowles

5:33pm Monday 14th April 2014

NEVER mind Ladies Day at Ascot, there was just as much glitz and glamour down Harry Potts Way as Turf Moor rolled out the pink carpet for their own champagne reception.

Cycling club doctor nears £2,000 goal

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Cycling club doctor nears £2,000 goal

5:30pm Monday 14th April 2014

A DOCTOR from Burnley has completed a 970-mile cycle ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats in aid of Pendleside Hospice.

Roof installed on new Burnley mosque

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Roof installed on new Burnley mosque

9:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

THE dome on a new mosque in Burnley has been installed, 10 years after work on the building began.

Enterprising Burnley is ‘leading the way’

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Compere Tony Livesey, left, Steve Rumbelow, third from right, and Dave Jones, right, boss of Veka, in Burnley

3:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

BURNLEY is ‘leading the way’ in Britain’s economic recovery, Business Minist-er Michael Fallon has said.

Burnley man rescued from flat after sleeping through his smoke alarm

11:25am Friday 11th April 2014

A BURNLEY man was rescued by firefighters after failing to wake up when his smoke alarm sounded.

Burnley FC promotion backer set for £8,300 payout

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Peter Fuller, customer service advisor at William Hill in Burnley, with the odds on the Clarets gaining promotion.

9:24am Friday 11th April 2014

ONE punter is set to collect more than £8,000 should the Clarets secure promotion as bookies prepare for a six-figure payout overall.

Calderstones nurse from Burnley killed himself after being sectioned

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Calderstones NHS Foundation Trust

10:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A NURSE who frequently smoked cannabis hanged himself after a battle with depression, an inquest heard.

Burnley 'leading way' on economy says business minister

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Business and Energy Minister Michael Fallon

8:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

BURNLEY is ‘leading the way’ in Britain’s economic recovery, Business Minister Michael Fallon has said.

New street boost for Weavers' Triangle area

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: The Weavers’ Triangle is set for improvements

7:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

SEVERAL improvement schemes in and around Burnley’s Weavers’ Triangle development area are scheduled to take place before the end of the year.

Delegation flies flag for Burnley businesses

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Burnley Council chief Steve Rumbelow with Prince Charles when he visited the town in 2008

3:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

BURNLEY’s business and political leaders embarked on a ‘trade mission’ to London yesterday in a bid to attract investment.

Blackburn knife threat siege man jailed

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Luke Entwistle on the Blackburn rooftop

1:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A DOUBLE siege man who held his ex-partner hostage and made terrifying threats to slit her throat, while on bail for another police stand-off, has been jailed.

£3million Burnley Council cuts on the way

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Library filer dated 20/04/2003 of English One Pound Coins. Children have seen pocket money levels rise by more than four times the rate of inflation over the last year, the Halifax bank said Friday April 1, 2005. Two-thirds (66%) of seven-to-16-year-olds

10:03am Thursday 10th April 2014

A SERIOUSLY slimmed-down council for Burnley is on the horizon once cuts worth £3m come into play, town hall bosses have warned.

Big Burnley fans survive horrific M1 smash and still see Clarets win at Barnsley

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Nicola and Sarah Morrissey

6:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

TWO ‘massive’ Clarets fans survived an horrific three-vehicle motorway smash - and still saw the end of Burnley’s victory over Barnsley.

Xplorers can look around East Lancashire museums

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Clitheroe Castle

3:59pm Thursday 10th April 2014

LANCASHIRE County Council are offering families special passes to explore the county’s museums.

Burnley firm begins building new site in Germany

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Mike Damms cites the work of Aircelle (above) and Burnley’s  recognition as The Most Enterprising Place in the UK (left) as evidence for the strength of the East Lancashire economy

3:31pm Thursday 10th April 2014

ONE of Burnley’s largest private-sector employers has begun building a new German site.

East Lancashire residents asked to look after waterways

3:27pm Thursday 10th April 2014

PEOPLE in East Lancashire are being asked to help look after their local waterways by joining volunteer teams.

Fire crews called to Burnley home after pan catches fire

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: A barn fire was extinguished by firefighters from Watford, Garston and Borehamwood yesterday morning

3:15pm Thursday 10th April 2014

FIRE crews from Burnley were called to a bungalow in Burnley after a pan caught fire.

Card giant to open new store in Burnley

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: In Brief

3:12pm Thursday 10th April 2014

CARD retail giant Clintons will be opening a redesigned store in Burnley town centre this weekend.

Burnley Cricket Club wants golf day sponsors

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: GOLF: Eric Hood dies, aged 85

1:52pm Thursday 10th April 2014

BURNLEY Cricket Club is appealing for businesses to sponsor its annual and popular fundraising golf day.

Parking restrictions on Burnley industrial estate

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Parking puts me off Northwich

1:44pm Thursday 10th April 2014

EXTRA parking restrictions are set to be employed on a busy Burnley industrial estate in a bid to make access easier for businesses.

Disabled Nelson man who rammed a van with his motorised wheelchair before stabbing himself avoids jail

11:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

AN irate disabled man who threatened electricity engineers with a claw hammer, and rammed their van with his motorised wheelchair, has been spared jail.

Burnley man accused of growing cannabis farm appears in court

10:10am Wednesday 9th April 2014

A 42-year-old man appeared before Burnley magistrates after a £16,000 cannabis farm was found at a property in the town.

Date set for the start of signals work at Burnley roundabout

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: County councillor John Fillis

10:20am Wednesday 9th April 2014

COUNTY council highway bosses have named a date for the latest phase of the £1.95million project to improve major gateways in Burnley.

Burnley school shows off new uniform

4:17pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A NEW uniform has been introduced at Brunshaw Primary School, in Morse Street, Burnley. It is not compulsory until September, but can be bought now from Moorline, in Standish Street.

Coal Clough and Deerplay residents to meet with local police

4:15pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

COAL Clough and Deerplay PACT meetings are held on the last Tuesday of every month, between 6pm and 7pm, at The Fold Community Centre, in Venice Avenue, Burnley.

Toddler group meeting in Cliviger

4:13pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A TODDLER group for children five and under meets every Monday and Thursday from 9.15am to 11.15am during term time at Cliviger Village Hall.

Burnley Sea Cadets hold parade evening

4:12pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

BURNLEY Sea Cadets held its parade evening in Stanley Street, Burnley, on Friday.

Burnley primary school collecting unwanted household items for recycling

4:11pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

CHERRY Fold Primary School in Burnley are collecting unwanted mobile phones, Nestle cereal box tops, used household batteries and empty ink cartridges for recycling.

Athletes tie their laces at a class in Burnley

4:11pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A RUNNING class for beginners and improvers takes place every Thursday at the athletics track in Barden Lane, Burnley from 6pm.

East Lancs health bosses launch election process for its Burnley locality

4:10pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

EAST Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group has launched an election process for its Burnley locality. Four GP posts are available.

Help on offer for people in debt

4:09pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

AN open event on debt concerns organised by the Christians Against Povetry debt centre takes place tomorrow from 11am to 2pm at the Living Hope Christian Centre, in Halifax Road, Brierfield.

Health bosses study Burnley care home audit

4:08pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

EAST Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group is examining the findings of an audit to determine the level of nursing care needed in care homes in Burnley.

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