RAF jets intercept Russian bomber

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: A Russian Bear aircraft photographed from an intercepting RAF quick reaction Typhoon as it approached UK airspace (MoD)

1:14pm Saturday 1st November 2014

RAF Typhoons intercepted a Russian Bear bomber as it approached UK airspace yesterday, the second flypast by aircraft from Vladimir Putin's air force in three days, the Ministry of Defence said.

Strictly judge 'has softer side'

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: DJ Scott Mills said cutting Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood has a softer side

11:13am Saturday 1st November 2014

DJ Scott Mills has said Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood has a softer side off screen.

Jake Sims gets X Factor go-ahead

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Jake Sims was said to have posted messages about cannabis on Twitter last year (SYCO/THAMES TV)

11:13am Saturday 1st November 2014

X Factor hopeful Jake Sims will perform on tonight's show after reports claimed he tweeted about drugs.

Miliband 'bottled' Lords reform

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Labour leader Ed Miliband set out plans to abolish the House of Lords and replace it with an elected senate

9:47am Saturday 1st November 2014

Ed Miliband has been accused of paying "lip service" to the principle of House of Lords reform as he set out plans to abolish the upper chamber and replace it with an elected senate.

Jim Murphy in apology to voters

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Jim Murphy formally launches his campaign to become Scottish Labour leader at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh

12:58am Saturday 1st November 2014

Scottish Labour should "apologise" for not listening to voters after electoral defeat, leadership candidate Jim Murphy has said.

Cautions scrapped in system revamp

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Ministers want to replace existing disposals available to police officers, which include cautions and cannabis warnings

12:58am Saturday 1st November 2014

Cautions are set to be scrapped in England and Wales as part of an overhaul of out-of-court disposals.

Fire victims' families tell of loss

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: The fire brigade at the scene of the blaze at a fireworks factory in Stafford where two men have been found dead

12:58am Saturday 1st November 2014

The families of two men believed to have died in a fire at a fireworks warehouse have spoken of their devastation.

Firefighters strike in pensions row

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Euston fire station in central London, as firefighters in England and Wales.

12:58am Saturday 1st November 2014

Firefighters have walked out on strike for the weekend in their bitter row with the Government over pensions, ahead of a series of firework displays across the country.

New child abuse inquiry head sought

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Lord Mayor of London Fiona Woolf has resigned as the head of the inquiry into historic child sex abuse

12:58am Saturday 1st November 2014

The Government is facing a search for a new head for the inquiry into historical child sex abuse after the chairwoman announced she was stepping down amid a barrage of criticism over her "establishment" links.

Branson to persevere with space bid

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Wreckage lies near the site where a Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded and crashed in Mojave (AP)

12:58am Saturday 1st November 2014

Sir Richard Branson has said he will persevere with his space tourism venture following the death of a pilot killed when a rocket crashed during a test flight in California.






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