Burnley manager Sean Dyche has confirmed he is in talks with Joey Barton about bringing the free-agent midfielder to Turf Moor.Read the full story ›
A man who was murdered in Burnley has been identified as 49-year-old Stephen Whitehead.
Stephen Whitehead was found dead at a business in Burnley on Monday.
Police say he was found with "extensive head injuries".
Detective Superintendent Paul Withers of Lancashire Police said:
“We have a large team of detectives dedicated to this investigation and finding out exactly how this man came about these injuries and the circumstances which led to his death.
“I would urge anyone with information about this man’s death to please get in contact with us at your earliest opportunity.”
Burnley have signed striker Chris Long from Everton on a three-year-deal.
Long told Burnley's official website: “I’m absolutely buzzing to have officially signed and I can’t wait to get started.
“I can’t thank Everton enough for what they did for me, but I think it’s time to start a new chapter in my life and I can’t wait to get started with Burnley.
“I’ve proved that I can score goals in the Championship and I only had two starts. I would have started more without injuries and I’m looking forward to scoring goals for Burnley.
“I’m fresh, young and eager to succeed to be honest and I just want to show the Burnley fans what I can do.”
8 pump fire, recycling plant Hapton tonight. Fire surrounded but we'll be here all night. http://t.co/gh9j7EE0Cx
Lancashire Fire and Rescue are still tackling a fire at a recycling centre on Accrington Road in Burnley.
Firefighters from across East Lancashire were called to the site at 9.40pm last night. Eight fire engines, a cherry picker and a hazardous materials unit were dispatched as flames engulfed a pile of tyres.
The fire is now under control, three fire engines remain at the site this morning and Accrington road remains closed until further notice.
Crews from Clitheroe also joining other crews to extinguish the large fire in burnley. http://t.co/NNIvcHco1r
Former Liverpool striker John Aldridge believes the signing of Burnley striker Danny Ings makes perfect sense.
The England Under-21 is joining the Reds on July 1, subject to a medical.
He is only 22 so the Clarets are due compensation and Liverpool, having had one offer rejected, are trying to come to an amicable arrangement without the need for a tribunal to rule on a valuation.
Danny Ings is, for me, a no-brainer.
The young lad scored 11 goals for Burnley, a team struggling for points, struggling for goals - and he's on the verge of breaking through to the England side.
He's young and is one who has great potential. He's a goalscorer, he knows where the net is, his movement's good and he's quick.
He can finish, he's quite clinical in front of goal, so he's a player that will only get better."
Ings, in his first top-flight campaign, scored 11 goals in 35 league appearances last season which was more than Liverpool's leading scorer Steven Gerrard who managed nine in 29 matches.
It's Liverpool's second signing of the summer after Manchester City midfielder James Milner last week agreed to join on a free transfer after his contract at the Etihad Stadium expires.
Liverpool have agreed a deal to sign the Burnley striker Danny Ings.Read the full story ›
Former Burnley Striker Danny Ings has signed for Liverpool, subject to a medical.
Both clubs have confirmed a deal as been agreed between Ings and the Anfield club.
He will join on July 1st.
Lancashire Police are asking for the public's help to find a wanted sex offender from Burnley.
61-year-old Francis Patrick Doherty is wanted for failing to inform the police of his current address and thereby revoking his licence of release.
Doherty’s last conviction was in 2014, also for failing to inform police of his address. He was originally sentenced in relation to the sexual assault of a boy at Burnley Crown Court in 2005.
A Lancashire Police spokesperson said: “We take any breach of notification requirements very seriously and as a result of Doherty failing to tell us of his current whereabouts, we are trying to trace him."
“I would also urge Doherty himself, if he sees this appeal, to hand himself in to the police.”
Francis Doherty was last sighted in Manchester City Centre on Bank Holiday Monday, May 25th. He has links to Accrington, Bacup and Haslingden and is known to move around sleeping on friend’s sofas.
He is described as white, around 5 foot 8 inches tall, with blue eyes, of proportionate build and speaks with a North West accent.
Anyone with information about Doherty’s whereabouts can contact DC 2602 Andy Ashworth on 01254 353851. Alternatively, they can 101.
The career of a former Wigan and Burnley footballer has inspired a new movie which premieres in Liverpool.
Since David Campbell's career was cut short by injury, he's been helping others to achieve their footballing dreams, including the Manchester actor who was picked to play him in the film.
David Chisnall reports.
Burnley striker Ashley Barnes is set to miss the majority of next season after suffering a serious knee injury.
The Clarets have announced that the 25-year-old sustained anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament damage in Sunday's final-day Barclays Premier League victory over Aston Villa.
Barnes, who will undergo surgery next week, is the fourth Burnley player to be struck by a cruciate ligament injury in the space of 14 months, following Sam Vokes, Kevin Long and Dean Marney into long-term rehabilitation.