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'One of the pundits has already written us off for next season' - Sean Dyche doesn't expect Burnley to be favourites to stay up

SEAN Dyche insists Burnley still won't be favourites to avoid relegation from the Premier League next season - despite beating the drop comfortably this year.

The Clarets were odds-on at the beginning of 2016/17 to be relegated, price at around 10/11 with most bookmakers, but

2017-06-01 12:07
'Keano deserves everything he gets' - Michael Duff hails character of Burnley defender Michael Keane

MICHAEL Keane’s best attribute is ‘in his head’, according to former Clarets defender Michael Duff.

The two men played alongside each other in the centre of Burnley’s defence before Duff hung up his boots at the end of the 2015-16 season to take a coaching role with the

2017-06-01 07:43
One-day music festival could have a 'catastrophic effect' on nearby residents if it is given the go-ahead, it has been war

A ONE-DAY music festival could have a 'catastrophic effect' on nearby residents if it is given the go-ahead, it has been warned.

Organisers of Burnley's annual Drop the Beat Festival, which attracts around 5,000 music lovers, have applied to move this year's event to land off

2017-06-01 07:43
Burnley's Kevin Long aiming to end a dream month with his first international cap

KEVIN Long is hoping to mark a memorable month with a first international cap for the Republic of Ireland and to live out 'every lads' dream'.

At the start of May Long was almost the forgotten man at Turf Moor. He'd made one appearance all season, in the EFL Cup

2017-05-31 11:55
Nurse Michelle Hughes battled addiction but died in field after taking fatal cocktail of drugs

A NURSE who battled alcohol addiction and substance misuse died after taking a fatal cocktail of drugs, an inquest heard.

Mother-of-one Michelle Louise Hughes, who was born in Blackburn but lived in Langho, was found face down in a ditch by a dog walker after ingesting 28 times the amount

2017-05-31 11:55
£2m project to ease congestion in Burnley is due to start next month

A £2MILLION project designed to improve Burnley’s roads and ease congestion is due to start next month.

But highways bosses have warned the project to improve four junctions along Active Way could lead to delays over the next nine months.

It is part of the

2017-05-31 10:49
Rovers remain committed to Category One Academy status despite relegation to League One

BLACKBURN Rovers remain committed to continuing as a Category One Academy, despite the club’s relegation to League One.

Head of Academy Eric Kinder believes Rovers’ Academy remains as important now as it was when they were crowned Premier League champions 22 years ago.

2017-05-31 07:31
Controversial plans to reduce the portion sizes of hospital meals have left some staff with a bitter taste in their mouths

CONTROVERSIAL plans to reduce the portion sizes of hospital meals have left some staff with a bitter taste in their mouths.

Chips, mashed potatoes, and rice are being rationed at the Royal Blackburn and Burnley General hospitals as part of moves to encourage staff and patients to

2017-05-31 07:31
Man suffers suspected broken pelvis following a crash between motorbike and car in Accrington - nearby roads closed

A MAN has been taken to hospital with a suspected broken pelvis following a crash between a motorbike and a car.

Police said the incident happened at the junction of Langford Street and Manchester Road, Accrington, at 5.45pm this evening.

The 35-year-old male motorcyclist

2017-05-30 22:43
Theresa May visits East Lancashire on election tour

THERESA May came to an East Lancashire textile factory today to highlight the importance of manufacturing in a post-Brexit Britain.

The Prime Minister visited uniform and workwear supplier Simon Jersey on Altham Business Park, Accrington.

She was given a tour of the firm,

2017-05-30 20:31
Appeal after 25-year-old attacked by gang of teenagers in Oswaldtwistle

A 25-YEAR-OLD man suffered a broken ankle after he was attacked by a group of teenagers in Oswaldtwistle.

Police are appealing for information about the incident which happened at around 9.15pm on Sunday in Harvey Street.

Officers said the victim was walking towards

2017-05-30 17:13
Championship side Wolves part company with former Rovers boss Paul Lambert after six months in charge at Molineux

WOLVES have 'parted company' with former Rovers boss Paul Lambert after just six months in charge of the Championship side.

Lambert left Rovers at the end of the 2015/16 season after failing to receive the assurances he wanted from owners Venky’s.

The Scot had been in charge at

2017-05-30 13:55
Simon Garner: Tony Mowbray agreeing to stay at Rovers brings consistency and cause for optimism at Ewood Park

IT is fantastic news that Tony Mowbray has agreed to stay on at Rovers, writes Simon Garner.

He has hopefully heard what he wanted to hear from the owners and it means we can start to look forward to the new season knowing there will be some consistency at the club.

We

2017-05-30 12:49
UPDATED: 'My dad died playing on stage in his home town, doing what he did best' - Tributes to musician who collapsed during live event

A GUITARIST collapsed and died on stage while performing at a music festival.

Allan Parkinson, a member of rock band Dark Horse, was playing in front of hundreds of people at Barnoldswick’s Bands on the Square, when he was taken ill.

Despite first aiders and paramedics trying to

2017-05-30 10:37
Clarets chairman Garlick open to foreign investment at Burnley and says there's no immediate plans to redevelop Turf Moor

CLARETS chairman Mike Garlick hasn’t ruled out foreign investment at Turf Moor.

Garlick said the club were regularly fielding calls from parties interested in investing in Burnley, but the chairman is confident that the current board remain well placed to match the growth of the

2017-05-30 09:31
'I think there are some critical areas' - Tony Mowbray keen to fill gaps in Rovers squad after recent departures

TONY Mowbray admits there are ‘critical’ areas of the team that Rovers must look to improve this summer.

Mowbray is looking to strengthen a side relegated to League One on the final day and that has seen 11 players leave since then.

Six first-team players weren’t

2017-05-30 07:19
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China warns of ‘global consensus’ on tackling climate change

Fighting climate change is a “global consensus” and an “international responsibility”, China’s prime minister Li Keqiang said.

Speaking in Berlin about the Paris climate change accord, he said: “China in recent years has stayed true to its

2017-06-01 13:15
BA board set to demand external probe into bank holiday IT collapse

The board of British Airways is reportedly set to demand an independent inquiry into the IT shutdown that left 75,000 passengers stranded.

Experts predict BA is facing a huge compensation bill after the fiasco over the bank holiday weekend, which is believed could cost it as much as £100

2017-06-01 13:15
Man charged over ‘bomb threat’ on Malaysia Airlines flight

A man has been charged with endangering the safety of an aircraft and making false threats after he threatened to detonate a bomb and attempted to enter the cockpit of a Malaysia Airlines plane flying out of Australia.

Manodh Marks appeared in court on Thursday and faces a potential

2017-06-01 13:15
Coronation Street star Roy Barraclough dies at 81

Former Coronation Street star Roy Barraclough has died at the age of 81.

A spokesman for the Lancashire-born actor said he died on Thursday following a short illness.

A star on the stage and screen, Barraclough was best known for his role as Alec Gilroy in the ITV soap.

(Fiona

2017-06-01 13:15
Huddersfield name David Moss as new head of football operations

Newly-promoted Huddersfield have appointed David Moss as head of football operations.

The Terriers, who won promotion to the Premier League on Monday, have chosen the 48-year-old to replace Stuart Webber in the role following the latter’s defection to Norwich in April.

Moss

2017-06-01 13:15
I will talk to Wales, Scotland and Ireland over Lions plans, says RFL chief

The Rugby Football League will consult with Wales, Scotland and Ireland before finalising plans for the revived Lions tour down under in 2019.

The Rugby League International Federation agreed at their last meeting to bring back the Lions as part of the international calendar up to the 2021

2017-06-01 13:15
Liverpool won’t be drawn into buying frenzy, says new chief executive

Liverpool’s new chief executive Peter Moore insists they will not be drawn into a buying frenzy just to match their big-spending rivals but will focus on securing the best players at the right price.

While Manchester City are set to take their summer outlay to £75million with

2017-06-01 13:15
Atletico Madrid lose CAS appeal against FIFA transfer ban

Atletico Madrid will not be able to register any new players until January 2018 after the Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld their appeal against a FIFA transfer ban.

Atletico, along with city rivals Real Madrid, were handed two-window transfer bans in January 2016 for multiple breaches

2017-06-01 13:15
Latest news from Blackburn
2017-06-01 13:15 China warns of ‘global consensus’ on tackling climate change
2017-06-01 13:15 BA board set to demand external probe into bank holiday IT collapse
2017-06-01 13:15 Man charged over ‘bomb threat’ on Malaysia Airlines flight
2017-06-01 13:15 Coronation Street star Roy Barraclough dies at 81
2017-06-01 13:15 Huddersfield name David Moss as new head of football operations
2017-06-01 13:15 I will talk to Wales, Scotland and Ireland over Lions plans, says RFL chief
2017-06-01 13:15 Liverpool won’t be drawn into buying frenzy, says new chief executive
2017-06-01 13:15 Atletico Madrid lose CAS appeal against FIFA transfer ban
2017-06-01 13:15 UPDATED: 25-year-old man arrested after Nelson robbery
2017-06-01 12:07 UK will still press White House over climate change, says Boris Johnson
2017-06-01 12:07 In graphic: Poll of polls with seven days to go
2017-06-01 12:07 Ernie reaches £17.4bn in prize money in 60 years of Premium Bond draws
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2017-06-01 12:07 'We'll bop til we drop' Fairport Convention's Ric Sanders on group's 50th anniversary tour heading to Barnoldswick Music and Arts Centre
2017-06-01 12:07 Ian Hunter on the enduring power of rock and roll as he brings Rant Band to Preston's Charter Theatre
2017-06-01 12:07 From Dexys to DJ: Kevin Rowland to fill the dancefloor at Loop in Blackburn
2017-06-01 12:07 Leigh will fight to bitter end in battle to beat drop, says Paterson
2017-06-01 12:07 Hamilton finish bottom of TV coverage table
2017-06-01 12:07 The Cross Keys in Barnoldswick to be transformed with £245,000 makeover
2017-06-01 12:07 'Trepidation and excitement' for grandad-of-three from Accrington ahead of mammoth charity fitness challenge
2017-06-01 12:07 'One of the pundits has already written us off for next season' - Sean Dyche doesn't expect Burnley to be favourites to stay up
2017-06-01 11:01 NSPCC: Police figures show 44% rise in cyber-related sex crimes against children
2017-06-01 11:01 Jeremy Corbyn to grace music magazine NME front cover
2017-06-01 11:01 Sturgeon faces First Minister’s Questions as election campaign enters final week
2017-06-01 11:01 ‘Covfefe’? It’s a message to the Russians, quips Hillary Clinton
2017-06-01 11:01 Lancashire Road Police have a mooo-ving experience at service station
2017-06-01 11:01 Another music in his mum's kitchen - Buzzcock's Steve Diggle finds inspiration for new solo album at home
2017-06-01 11:01 Johnny Cash Roadshow keeps legacy of the Man in Black alive by playing Clitheroe Grand
2017-06-01 11:01 Horse box 'deliberately' set on fire in Harrington Street, Clayton-le-Moors
2017-06-01 09:55 Rail fares cap will save commuters more than £1,000 over five years, says Labour
2017-06-01 09:55 Brexit could lead to 26,500 workers leaving NHS, Liberal Democrats warn
2017-06-01 09:55 Dazed golf great Tiger Woods struggles to walk in police arrest video
2017-06-01 09:55 Election day ahead: PM makes grab for Geordie votes
2017-06-01 09:55 Audience gives panellists tough time amid left-wing bias claims
2017-06-01 09:55 Sam Warburton has no issues with British and Irish Lions schedule in New Zealand
2017-06-01 09:55 Football rumours from the media
2017-06-01 09:55 Motorway jibe at new Darwen East link road
2017-06-01 09:55 Lancashire Road Police have a mooo-ving experience at service station
2017-06-01 09:55 WATCH: Car believed to belong to a driving instructor crashes into post
2017-06-01 08:49 Theresa May: Back my vision of brighter Brexit future
2017-06-01 08:49 Samaritans handled record 5.7m calls in 2016
2017-06-01 07:43 'Having to recruit that many can be seen as a positive' - Tony Mowbray says new signings can boost Rovers
2017-06-01 07:43 Man who had a sexually-charged online conversations with what he thought was a 13-year-old boy was actually talking to an undercov
2017-06-01 07:43 Concerns growing about McDonald's litter in Blackburn
2017-06-01 07:43 You've failed. Driving instructor reverses into post before leaving scene
2017-06-01 07:43 WATCH: Car believed to belong to a driving instructor crashes into post
2017-06-01 07:43 Rivals in Rossendale go to war over mattresses
2017-06-01 07:43 Burnley killer tells jury ‘it was Derek Taylor or me’
2017-06-01 07:43 99 staff to be made redundant after Darwen firm goes into liquidation
2017-06-01 07:43 'Keano deserves everything he gets' - Michael Duff hails character of Burnley defender Michael Keane
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