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Burnley's number one is a fan favourite

Meet the man whose 11 saves against Manchester United last weekend earned him praise from the great Peter Schmeichel.

Burnley's Tom Heaton meets a young fan Credit: ITV Granada

Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton is in the form of his life at the moment and is even being tipped to start for England in next week's World Cup qualifier against Scotland.

David Chisnall caught up with him along with his growing army of fans.

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Hammer throw bronze medallist has ballet dancer past

The mother of Olympic medallist Sophie Hitchon has revealed she started out as a ballet dancer.

The athlete from Burnley won a bronze medal in the women's hammer throw at the Rio Olympics and became the first British woman to win an Olympic medal in the discipline.

She recorded a distance of 74.54m at the Olympic Stadium on Monday.

More: Burnley's Sophie Hitchon claims bronze in the hammer

Mum of hit-and-run victim says driver is "callous and cruel"

The mother of a 10-year-old boy who was left for dead in a hit-and-run in Lancashire says the driver responsible is "callous and cruel."

Joseph Loftus was out riding his bike with his sister in Burnley when he was hit.

Joseph was thrown into the air and left lying in the road.

His quick-thinking sister managed to drag him out of the road to stop him being hit by another car.

He's been telling our correspondent Elaine Willcox how he was hurt:

Teen who fell from building and is in a critical condition named as 14-year-old Kieron Simpson

Kieron Simpson, 14, is in a critical condition Credit: Lancashire Police

The teenager who is in a critical condition after falling from a disused school in Burnley has been named as 14-year-old Kieron Simpson. Kieron had fallen approximately 20ft from the roof of the disused Habergham High School in Burnley while playing with friends.

He was taken by ambulance to the Manchester Children’s Hospital suffering from a fractured skull and internal injuries.

Detective Inspector Alisa Wilson, of East CID, said:

This young man has suffered serious injuries and our thoughts are with him and his family and friends. While detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the fall, at this stage there is nothing to suggest this was anything other than a tragic accident.

– Detective Inspector Alisa Wilson

Ruth England, the headteacher at Kieron's school, Shuttleworth College, said:

This is a very upsetting incident which has shocked all of us in the school. We have been in touch with Kieron's family to offer our support and let them know that we are all thinking of them and sending our very best wishes for a speedy recovery for Kieron.

– Ruth England, the headteacher at Kieron's school, Shuttleworth College

Teen critical after falling from school roof

Habergham High School in Burnley Credit: Google Maps

A teenage boy is in a critical condition after falling from a building in Burnley.

Police in Lancashire have launched an investigation after the teenager was left with serious injuries after falling from the roof of a school building.

Police were contacted at about 9.45pm on Saturday to a report that a 14-year-old boy had fallen approximately 20ft from the roof of the disused Habergham High School in Burnley while playing with friends.

He was taken by ambulance to the Manchester Children’s Hospital suffering from a fractured skull and internal injuries. He is currently in a critical condition.

Detective Inspector Alisa Wilson, of East CID, said:

This young man has suffered serious injuries and while detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the fall, at this stage there is nothing to suggest this was anything other than a tragic accident.

Any witnesses should contact police on 101 quoting log number 1549 of June 18th.

– Detective Inspector Alisa Wilson
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