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Burnley plays major role in canal’s 200th anniversary celebrations

Whether you’re a true landlubber, or you fancy yourself as a salty sailor at heart, everyone is invited to celebrate the 200th anniversary of one of Burnley’s greatest assets.

The Leeds and Liverpool Canal bicentenary celebrations reach a high point this October as the historic short boat Kennet re-creates the inaugural ceremonial journey 127 miles across the Pennines from Leeds to Liverpool.

The aim is to recreate the celebrations seen in 1816 all along the waterway when the inaugural journey was made by canal barge.

Bandstand on its way to a new home

Work is underway to painstakingly take apart the bandstand in Burnley town centre and re-assemble it at its new home.

The bandstand is being moved from St James Street to Memorial Park, Padiham, where it will be used for concerts and other public events.

The move is part of the ongoing major refurbishment of the town centre. The work will also include the removal of the nearby “charity arch” building and the creation of a new “town square” area which could be used for public events in future.

Children issue 'road safety' message to motorists

Councillors and residents join forces to call for safer driving on Moseley Road

When school children living on Moseley Road in Burnley showed Christine White some drawings they had done about road safety, she didn’t just say she liked them.

Christine, who was elected as a local councillor earlier this year, took it as a spur to step up a local campaign.

She arranged for the drawings to be turned into large posters to remind motorists that the speed limit on the road is 20 miles per hour.

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