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.
School children in Burnley are taking over a hotel in the town for the day. The pupils aged 13-16 will be manning the front desk as well as cleaning the 102 rooms and running the kitchen as well as negotiating hotel bookings in Germany and France for a group of foreign business travellers.
The project, is the only one of its kind in the Uk where the pupils have had to apply for jobs and be interviewed before being selected. This all happens on the day which also features a European themed lunch for north west business leaders, and foreign guests.
The lunch will be will prepared and served by the pupils from Sir John Thursby Community College in Burnley. The whole lunch will be conducted in 3 languages by the pupils themselves who are hosting it.
The scheme was started last year and resulted in some students being given permanent jobs.
The race starts at 9.30am and organisers, Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All, are advising that a number of roads will be closed or have restricted access to ensure the safe running of the event.
Road closures will begin from 4am and streets will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so, but in the main should be open to traffic again by noon.
Town centre roads affected include: Manchester Road, Yorke Street, Church Street, Queen Victoria Road, Netherwood Road, Omerod Street and Deer Park Road.
Nine children and a teacher have been treated for electric shocks at a primary school in Burnley.
The North West Ambulance Service was called to Briercliffe County Primary School at just after 1pm today.
One teacher was taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital,with burns to the hand and nine children were treated at scene.
None of the injuries are life-threatening.
Newly-promoted Burnley will face a tough test on their return to the Premier League, as they take on Chelsea at Turf Moor.
Defending champions Manchester City open the season away at Newcastle United.
The North West teams' opening matches are:
Burnley v Chelsea
Leicester City v Everton
Liverpool v Southampton
Manchester United v Swansea City
Newcastle United v Manchester City
Police are appealing for information after three World War One medals were stolen from a house in Burnley. The theft happened sometime between March 15th and May 25th at a house on Ronald Street.
The medals round and made of solid silver. All three had the surname LORD engraved in the back of them. They belonged to the victim's grandad who served during the First World War as a medic. In addition to the surname, they may also have had T.H engraved in them, which stands for Thomas Henry.
PC Nicola Breckell, of Burnley Police, said: "The victim has been left feeling vulnerable and upset by this theft but her overriding emotion is anger as she feels she has lost a connection to her family's history."
An investigation has begun into a large fire at a recycling plant in Burnley this morning.
Firefighters were called to Enviro Skip, off Accrington Road, just after 05:00.
A fire service spokesman confirmed the flames had been extinguished by 9.20am.
Police searching for missing Burnley teenager Declan Edwards have found a body.
The body was found by officers shortly after 4pm this afternoon in woodland at Rowley Park.
Formal identification has not yet taken place but police believe the body to be Declan's.
Police say the death is not being treated as suspicious.
Police investigating the disappearance of a teenager from Burnley have carried out an underwater search of a lake.
Declan Edwards, 16, was last seen at Towneley Park on Sunday 4th May.
Police say the search of the lake in the park was routine and they have no information to suggest he has come to any harm.
Lancashire police helicopter and dog unit has also been out looking for Declan.
Declan is described as 6ft1, slim build with straight short blond hair.
He was last seen wearing a grey Nike sweat shirt and grey Nike jogging bottoms and white and pink Nike trainers.
Inspector Hassan Khan, of Burnley Police, said:
“Declan has not been seen since the weekend and this is completely out of character for him.
We are growing increasingly concerned about him and I would appeal for anyone who sees him or knows where he might be to get in touch.
I would also appeal to Declan himself to contact us if he sees this appeal just to let us know he is safe.
“We are doing all we can to find Declan and have a large number of officers involved in the search for him.
I’d like to thank the local community for all the support they have given us in both sharing the media appeal and in physically helping with the searches.
I know Declan’s family are very grateful.”