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Burnley dismissed as a 'decaying' town

There's controversy over claims that regeneration projects in Burnley in Lancashire are 'pointless'.

The Economist magazine lists it among a number of northern towns described as 'decaying'.

The article claims the government should help people commute or move away from places like Burnley to Manchester and Liverpool where there are jobs.

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£260 million plan to regenerate Anfield

Aerial view of Anfield Credit: ITV Granada

Liverpool city council has announced a £260 million pound scheme to regenerate the Anfield area of the city.

The proposal involves new homes,refubishment of more than 5 hundred existing houses, a shopping precinct, office buildings and a hotel.

The council wants people who live in the area to give their opinions of the plans.

Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson said:

"It is essential that people understand that what we are unveiling today is a range of Anfield-wide regeneration ideas and concepts which we are confident can be delivered but which we genuinely need to hear people's views on.

"We believe the plans are exciting and will deliver a step-change in quality of life for many thousands of people and be of major benefit to the city not just Anfield. But residents, business people and others may have other opinions and their own brilliant ideas.

"Please tell us what you think and what you want. Anfield does not belong to Liverpool City Council and it does not belong to Liverpool Football Club or Your Housing Group. Anfield belongs to everyone."