23 years for pizza driver's killer

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Shamraze Khan, with Kasim Ahmed have been jailed over the murder of pizza delivery driver Thavisha Lakindu Peiris in Sheffield (South Yorkshire Police/PA)

6:08pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A "habitual street robber" who stabbed a pizza delivery driver to death for his mobile phone has been told he must serve at least 23 years in prison.

Man found guilty of Jayden murder

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Jayden Parkinson strangled and later buried in a grave at a cemetery in December last year (Thames Valley Police/PA Wire)

6:08pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A violent and controlling man has been found guilty of murdering his 17-year-old pregnant ex-girlfriend.

52 priests defrocked for sex abuse

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: More than 50 priests in England and Wales have been defrocked for clerical sex abuse over the past 13 years, it has been reveale

3:36pm Thursday 24th July 2014

More than 50 priests in England and Wales have been defrocked for clerical sex abuse over the past 13 years, it has been revealed.

Gove to probe 'assault' case MP

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Former shadow police minister David Ruffley was given a caution for common assault following an incident between him and his ex-partner

8:11am Thursday 24th July 2014

A Tory MP who apologised after receiving a police caution for a domestic assault has been referred by the party to chief whip Michael Gove, a Conservative source has confirmed.

UK's growth forecast raised by IMF

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: George Osborne welcomed the IMF forecast

6:08pm Thursday 24th July 2014

The UK is on course to outpace the world's major advanced economies this year after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) raised its GDP forecast for a fourth time in a row to 3.2%.

Hammond calls for Gaza ceasefire

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has blamed the latest fighting on Hamas (AP)

10:03am Thursday 24th July 2014

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has called for a swift ceasefire between Israel and Hamas as he joined international diplomatic efforts to end the conflict in Gaza amid growing concern at the rising civilian death toll.

Hosts Scotland on the gold standard

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Kimberley Renicks with her gold medal

2:04am Thursday 24th July 2014

The first medals of the Commonwealth Games have been won as competitions got under way today.

Energy firms face extra storms bill

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Ofgem said that while SSE and UKPN's southern arms were badly hit by the storms 'they could have done more to get customers reconnected faster'

7:59am Thursday 24th July 2014

Regulator Ofgem has ordered energy companies SSE and UK Power Networks (UKPN) to pay an additional £3.3 million after a probe into how they handled last winter's storms.

'North-south divide' on disability

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: People born in the south of England have a much higher 'disability-free life expectancy' compared with those in the north, ONS figures suggest

2:26pm Thursday 24th July 2014

People living in different parts of England are facing a postcode lottery when it comes to the age they should expect to be struck down with a disability or long-term illness, new figures suggest.

Car parts firm in administration

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Soli-hull-based firm Unipart Automotive is one of the UK's largest suppliers of car parts and garage equipment

2:26pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Unipart Automotive - one of the UK's largest suppliers of car parts and garage equipment - has gone into administration with the loss of more than 1,200 jobs.








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