Three men from Lancashire have been jailed for animal cruelty at Burnley Magistrates Court.
Cat owners in and around Burnley, Lancashire, are being urged to stay vigilant after nine cats were poisoned in a week.
Burnley will celebrate their promotion to top flight football today when an open-top bus rides through the town.
Sean Dyche is offering no promises to Burnley fans hoping their return to the top flight can be as spectacular as the first time Turf Moor hosted a Barclays Premier League game.
That was in 2009, when the Clarets announced themselves by beating Manchester United 1-0 - Robbie Blake scoring the goal and Brian Jensen saving a penalty.
Burnley were relegated at the end of that season but earned a surprise return after four seasons in the Championship by finishing second last term. Their welcome back to the big time is a visit from title favourites Chelsea tonight.
– Sean Dyche
What we are looking to guarantee is that we're ready, we're able, we're certainly mentally and physically motivated to go and deliver performances. Where that takes us we'll only know once the season gets off and running.
"There's always confidence because you believe in how you work, your staff's work and your players' work. That's what coaching and management is about.
"But you can only get to that point when you're ready. When that whistle blows, it really is down to players and how they perform. That's the magic moment.
"We're obviously looking to show we can at least be competitive, give good performances and see where that takes us."
CCTV images have been released after a robber armed with a sword targeted a betting shop in Burnley.
The man, who was wearing a balaclava, threatened staff with the two-foot long weapon at the Coral shop on Harry Potts Way at around 9pm on Monday.
He slashed at the till and jumped over the counter before making off with around £200.
– DC Dave Greenwood of Pennine CID
This was a violent and aggressive attack which left two members of staff terrified and fearful for their own safety. I would like people to take a close look at these CCTV images and if anyone knows who this man may be, please get in touch with us as soon as you can."
Families from Lancashire are going to Parliament today in a row over the education of their children
Honey Crossley and Jack Entwistle from Burnley have autism.
Their parents say the local council aren't offering them suitable schools.
The subject will be debated in Parliament later.
Barclays Premier League newcomers Burnley have signed striker Lukas Jutkiewicz from Middlesbrough.
The 25-year-old joins for an undisclosed fee from the Championship side and has signed a three-year deal at Turf Moor.
Burnley boss Sean Dyche said on burnleyfootballclub.com: "We're looking forward to getting him into the group and making him feel welcome here.
"I still think there is development in Lukas. He's 25 and has been around a little bit now and he finished last season very strongly."
Jutkiewicz impressed during a loan spell at Bolton at the end of last season, scoring seven goals in 20 games, and the Trotters were also reported to be after his signature.
Jutkiewicz began his career with Southampton before moving on to Swindon, where he caught the eye of Everton.
A £1million move to Merseyside followed but he made just a single appearance for the Toffees and eventually left in 2010 to join Coventry before moving on again to Middlesbrough.
Jutkiewicz is Dyche's sixth summer signing ahead of Burnley's return to the Premier League, with Matt Gilks, Michael Kightly, Steven Reid, Matt Taylor and Marvin Sordell also joining the Clarets.
Chief Inspector Ian Briggs, from the RSPCA, has told ITV News that the three men sentenced to jail today for animal cruelty got a 'thrill' from causing harm to animals.
Paul Ashworth sentenced to 76 days behind bars. Shaun Mullens jailed for 114 days. Josh Varey is locked-up for 126 days.
Three men who filmed themselves trying to shake a cat from a tree, so their dog could attack it, are being sentenced at Burnley Magistrates.
Josh Varey, 24, Shaun Mullens, 22, and Paul Ashworth, 49, all from Colne, admit animal cruelty offences. The trio laugh during the video.
The three defendants are now in the dock. Varey is laughing. Mullens is yawning. Ashworth wants his case adjourned.
Burnley Football Club has confirmed the signing of former West Bromwich Albion defender Steven Reid.
The 33-year-old, a free agent, becomes the Clarets fifth summer signing following the arrivals of Michael Kightly, Matt Gilks, Marvin Sordell and Matt Taylor, after agreeing a one-year deal at Turf Moor.
Born in Kingston-upon-Thames, the former Republic of Ireland international began his career at Millwall and made his debut in the 1997-98 season at the age of 17.
When it comes to work experience this takes some beating. A group of 13 to 16 year olds took over a hotel in Burnley for the day. They looked after 100 rooms, the kitchen and important business people.
Mel Barham went to check it out.