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Couple quit party amid "bullying" claims

The Mayor of Burnley and a former MP have been accused of political bullying by husband and wife councillors who have quit the Liberal Democrats in Burnley. Margaret and Bill Brindle, who represented Coal Clough with Deerplay on Burnley Borough Council,

today, 16:05 in Regional North West
 

Nelson car chase stopped by stinger

A car chase involving an Audi travelling at over twice the legal speed limit through Nelson and Burnley was finally brought to an end by a 'stinger' near Preston, after which the erratic driver was arrested. According to a police statement, the lengthy p

today, 14:33 in Regional North West
 

Drug dealer jailed

A man has been jailed after he was caught with a cigarette packet containing heroin and crack cocaine. Syed Zohaib Bukhari, of Heyhead Street, Brierfield, appeared at Burnley Crown Court in February where he was sentenced to 42 months in prison. Bukhari

today, 14:33 in Regional North West
 

Sex education to be made compulsory in all secondary schools

Children are to learn about healthy relationships from age four, with sex education compulsory in all secondary schools, it has been confirmed. Parents will still have the right to withdraw their child from the classes, while religious schools will still

today, 14:33 in Regional North West
 

Citizen Khan star to host Burnley charity event

Citizen Khan star, Abdullah Afzal, is hosting The BIG Muslim Variety Show, a Burnley fundraising event for the orphan charity Penny Appeal. Abdullah, who plays Amjad in the BBC1 show, will introduce various entertainers after a three-course dinner at an

today, 14:14 in Regional North West
 

Neo-natal unit not closing - health bosses

Health bosses have moved to reassure the public after fears were expressed that Burnley General Hospital’s Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit could be at risk of closing. The £32m. flagship centre, which only opened in 2010, was said to be at risk by county c

today, 13:40 in Regional North West
 

Burnley's sporting heroes to be recognised

Nominations are now open for the Burnley Community Sports Awards. Organised by Burnley Leisure, the awards celebrate clubs who create inclusive environments, volunteers who have had a positive impact on increasing participation and young sports people wh

today, 11:42 in Regional North West
 

Father-of-four drove off with taxi

A bakery engineer drove off with a taxi when the cabbie took him to the police station to report his “bizarre” behaviour, a court heard. Peter James Devenney (41) struck when the driver, who he thought had taken his wallet, left the engine of the vehicle

today, 10:45 in Regional North West
 

Almost 100% of pupils in Lancashire will get high school of their choice this year

Over 98% of pupils in Lancashire will be attending one of their preferred schools or academies this September. Figures for secondary school admissions show that 88.4% will get their first preference, 7.4% will go to schools which were their second, while

today, 10:22 in Regional North West
 

Burnley solicitors' generous trio of donations

A solicitors firm in Burnley has made three donations of £1,000 to a trio of charities which the company hold close to their hearts. Established in Burnley in 1924, Donald Race & Newton Solicitors have donated £1,000 to Pendleside Hospice after a...

today, 10:22 in Regional North West
 

Accident on M65 westbound leads to lane closure

One lane was closed on the westbound M65 following an accident. Three cars were involved in the collision that happened at around 8am on 1 March at junction 3 for Bolton Road. All lanes have now re-opened but traffic is still described as 'heavy'. Nobody

today, 10:01 in Regional North West
 

New penalties for drivers using mobile phones come into force

New penalties for drivers using mobile phones at the wheel come into force today. And Lancashire Police say they will be supporting a national crackdown to act as a deterrent for motorists who put themselves and other road users at risk. From today the p

today, 07:29 in Regional North West
 

No trains to and from Liverpool Lime Street after wall collapse

There are currently no trains running in or out of Liverpool Lime Street after a wall collapsed onto tracks. Network Rail are advising passengers to expect "major disruption" until 6 March following the incident. A spokesman for Network Rail...

today, 07:07 in Regional North West
 

The Hop reunion is a big success

A reunion to re live times at one of Burnley's most iconic nightspots, The Hop, had revellers dancing the night away. Hosted by DJs Chris Byrne and Pat Carter, who used to spin the discs at The Hop, the event was held at Burnley's Remedy nightclub and wa

Tuesday, 17:05 in Regional North West
 

All aboard for re-opening of miniature railway

The popular miniature railway at Burnley's Thompson Park is set to open again for the season this weekend.(Saturday, March 4th) The railway operates every weekend from noon until 4pm and also all Bank Holidays and Wednesdays during school holidays. And t

Tuesday, 16:42 in Regional North West
 


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