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Burnley fans offered chance to check for prostate cancer

Turf Moor will host its second prostate cancer blood testing event Credit: PA Images

Burnley FC is to host another prostate cancer blood testing event, a year after a similar event that helped to save two lives.

Last year, Burnley became the first Premier League club to host such an event, which saw 273 men undertake the simple prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test.

As a result, 29 men were advised to see their GPs and two found to be extremely serious, ultimately leading to life-saving treatment.

This year’s screening programme will take place in the James Hargreaves Stand, between 10am and 1pm on Saturday, 13th February.

The club is subsidising the £40 private treatment cost of the blood testing day, which will cost £5 to anyone who turns up on the day.

Prostate Cancer is the most common form of male cancer, affecting one in eight men. The test is recommended for men over the age of 50, or over 45 if there is a history of cancer in the family.


Keane brothers prepare to go head to head in Lancashire derby

As if Saturday's Championship showdown between Lancashire rivals Burnley and Preston wasn't big enough, for Michael and Will Keane there's even more incentive to secure the bragging rights.

Michael plays for Burnley, while his twin brother Will plays for Preston. As David Chisnall has been finding out the sibling rivalry stretches beyond football.

Barton signs for Burnley

Joey Barton Credit: pa

Championship side Burnley have announced that they've signed Joey Barton.

Barton, who spent 5 years at Manchester City between 2002 and 2007, has agreed to a one year deal with the Clarets.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche said on the club's website “I’m delighted that we have Joey on board. He was very respectful when speaking about our club at the end of last season and during the summer."


Trippier thanks Burnley fans as he signs for Spurs

Full-back Kieran Trippier as thanked Burnley fans as he completes a move to Tottenham Hotspur.

The 24-year-old right-back, is believed to have had a £3.5million release clause, leaves Turf Moor after four years.

He thanked the Clarets' fans on Twitter.

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