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Burnley's Paul Robinson retires from football

Burnley's Paul Robinson Credit: Press Association.

Ex-England goalkeeper Paul Robinson has retired from the game, his former club Burnley have announced.

Robinson, 37, made 375 top-flight appearances for Leeds, Tottenham, Blackburn and the Clarets, as well as featuring for England on 41 occasions.

He signed a new one-year deal at Turf Moor last summer and Burnley confirmed that he had now decided to call time on his career.

Robinson ranks eighth in the list of goalkeepers with the most Premier League appearances, and second among English stoppers behind only David James.

Three of his outings came last season and his appearance against Manchester City in November was his first in the top flight in four years.

Robinson revealed a back injury that troubled him during his time at Blackburn had resurfaced towards the end of the previous campaign and was behind his retirement call.

"Unfortunately, my back problem returned towards the end of last season and has prevented me being ready for the start of the new season," he explained.

"Taking everything into consideration I've decided to announce my retirement. I have been very fortunate to play the game I love for so many years and make it my career.

"I intend to take a short time out to spend time with my family and explore the different options available to me. I would like to sincerely thank all my family and friends who have stood by me throughout my playing career.

"I have been very lucky to play for four very special football clubs and my country. I would like to say a huge thank you to the supporters and staff of every one as I was able to build a very special relationship with each.

"I would like to say thank you to (Burnley manager) Sean Dyche, (Burnley's goalkeeping coach) Billy Mercer, the staff and players at Burnley who gave me the chance to play in the Premier League again at 37.

"In all my career I have never been a part of a more dedicated, hard-working set of players and staff. I wish them and all my former clubs the very best of luck for next season."



Shia LaBeouf film sells one ticket in UK opening Burnley

Shia LaBeouf Credit: PA Images

Hollywood star Shia LaBeouf's new film took just £7 at the UK box office on its opening weekend, with just one person paying to see the film - in Burnley.

Man Down is being screened at just one venue in the country, the Reel Cinema in the Lancashire town.

Figures from the British Film Institute (BFI) show the post-apocalyptic war thriller film grossed a total of £7 between March 31 and April 2.

This suggests only one cinema-goer paid to see the film, based on the average price of a ticket at the Reel Cinema, although if the film had been released in London it would have made a marginally larger profit as tickets tend to cost a few pounds extra in the capital.

Directed by Dito Montiel, Man Down also stars Gary Oldman and Kate Mara and tells the story of US Marine Gabriel Drummer (LaBeouf) who is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder following a tour in Afghanistan.

Police want to find missing sex offender

Police in Lancashire say they want to find a sex offender, missing in Burnley.

Kyle Killian Credit: Lancashire Police

Kyle Killian, 22, of no fixed address, was initially jailed in January 2015 for sexual activity with a child under 16.

He was released from prison earlier this month and was made subject to notification requirements, which mean he has to register with police every seven days.

He should've registered with police on March 21st, and officers in Lancashire now want to find him.

He is thought to be in Burnley and has links to the Stoops estate area.

Anyone with information can contact police on 101. Alternatively independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at

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