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Clarets Trust pays tribute to 'modest and most likeable man'

Former Burnley MP Peter Pike released a statement on behalf of the Clarets Trust supporters group paying tribute to Jimmy McIlroy. “The Clarets Trust is very sorry to hear of the sad death of Jimmy McIlroy. Jimmy was an Honorary Member of the Trust,...

yesterday, 16:32 in Regional North West

Public given chance to experience Burnley's rich history and heritage first hand

People are being invited to discover the heritage right on their doorstep as some of Burnley’s historic landmarks open their doors to the public during the annual Heritage Open Days weekend. The event, which runs from Friday to Sunday, September 7th...

yesterday, 15:39 in Regional North West

Clarets past and present pay tribute to McIlroy

Figures from the past and present of Burnley Football Club have lined up to pay tribute to the great Jimmy McIlroy following his death this weekend. Manager Sean Dyche, who is currently leading the club through some of the most memorable moments since...

yesterday, 15:39 in Regional North West

Campbell reflects on McIlroy's 'extraordinary elegance'

Jimmy McIlroy was a man who possessed an extraordinary elegance, on and off the pitch, according to journalist and political aide Alastair Campbell. The prominent Clarets fan and former Downing Street press secretary, spoke to the Burnley Express...

yesterday, 14:19 in Regional North West

Burnley Town Hall flag flies at half mast in memory of Clarets legend

The flag above Burnley Town Hall is being flown at half mast as the town pays tribute to one of its greatest adopted sons. Coun. Charlie Briggs, the Mayor of Burnley and a lifelong Clarets fan, said: "Jimmy was one of the greatest players the...

yesterday, 13:48 in Regional North West

Jimmy Mac - simply the greatest ever Claret!

Fifty-five years since he last wore the Claret and Blue of Burnley, Jimmy McIlroy’s name can still bring a tear to the eye of Burnley fans. And the news of his death yesterday will have brought with it deep sadness for his family, the Turf Moor club...

yesterday, 12:34 in Regional North West

Willie Irvine remembers 'father figure' Jimmy

Fellow County Antrim boy and another prolific forward for Burnley, Willie Irvine, paid tribute to ‘father figure’ Jimmy McIlroy who offered sage advice on and off the pitch. Willie said: “I arrived in Burnley as a wide-eyed 16-year-old from County...

yesterday, 12:26 in Regional North West

Fellow Clarets hero pays tribute to Jimmy Mac on 'sad day for Burnley Football Club'

Burnley legend Jimmy Robson has described how it was a pleasure to play with the "best player that ever played at Turf Moor". The pair were part of the 1959/60 league winning team and Jimmy has fond memories of a man whose experience proved...

yesterday, 12:16 in Regional North West

Nelson pub set to host second event for charity that is fighting to end male suicide

Brand new wedding dresses and full size pool tables are among the items up for auction at a fund raising event on Saturday to raise money for a charity that aims to prevent male suicide. The charity event, which includes the auction, raffle and a DJ...

yesterday, 11:41 in Regional North West

Greatest ever Claret Jimmy McIlroy dies

Burnley Football Club's greatest ever player, Jimmy McIlroy, has died. The Northern Irishman who made Burnley his home will forever be remembered as a true Clarets legend, the effervescent inside forward who inspired his teammates to the pinnacle of...

yesterday, 10:14 in Regional North West

Parents in Burnley, Pendle and Ribble Valley urged to take steps to keep children heading for university...

Parents of children from Burnley, Pendle and the Ribble Valley, who are off to university this autumn, are being urged to help keep them safe from deadly meningitis. Leading UK meningitis charity, Meningitis Now, is calling on mums and dads to ensure...

yesterday, 10:06 in Regional North West

VOTE: Where are the best town centre restaurants in Lancashire?

Lancashire's town centres are full of places to eat and drink. Readers have submitted their suggestions. Vote for your favourite town centre restaurant here. Voting closes noon on Wednesday. This is not a competition. It is a list of recommended...

yesterday, 09:51 in Regional North West

Planned rail fare rises in Lancashire branded ‘an insult’ by Labour group

Lancashire’s Labour group has slammed planned fare rises on trains through the  county. The group is angry about the planned price hikes after months of misery, which saw hundreds of trains cancelled or re-scheduled. Rail fare increase of 3.2 per cent...

yesterday, 09:37 in Regional North West

Timber caught fire on Burnley building

Four fire crews had to battle a blaze in Burnley last night. Crews from Burnley and Nelson attended a fire in a commercial premises on Rushworth Street East, Daneshouse, at 10-35pm. The fire involved a large amount of timber on the outside of the...

Sunday, 12:21 in Regional North West

Motorcyclist killed in tragic accident

A motorcyclist has been killed in a tragic accident near Clitheroe. Police are appealing for witnesses after a collision near Clitheroe in which a motorcyclist sadly died. At 12-30pm on Saturday August 18th, a white Peugeot Boxer van travelling on...

Sunday, 09:19 in Regional North West

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