Burnley Borough Council

Election results for 2019

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Have the poorest councils had the biggest cuts?

Reality Check

The BBC's Reality Check team looks at Labour's claim that the most deprived council areas of England have seen more cuts than their better-off neighbours.

Labour said it looked at the spending power of the 10 most deprived council areas, according to an official ranking published every few years by the government - most recently in 2015.

Those areas include Blackpool, Burnley, Knowsley, Liverpool and Manchester.

BBC analysis suggests that all 10 listed areas saw higher than average cuts and for nine of them, that cut was at least twice the average.

Since 2010, council spending power, including funding from central government and local taxes, has fallen by almost 30%.

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Burnley Council apologies over redacted report error

Local Democracy Reporting Service

A redacted Burnley Council report unwittingly made confidential information public, it has been revealed.

Cllr Alan Hosker
BBC

The report, which is due to go before the council’s audit committee next week, details an investigation into a video containing racist chanting being shared on Councillor Alan Hosker’s Facebook page.

Some information regarding witnesses was supposed to have been redacted to protect their identity, but it was not done properly and the information could easily be seen by anyone copying and pasting the report into word processing software.

I wasn’t aware that this information had been published, but it is a serious breach and I will be raising it with the council.

Councillor Alan Hosker

A Burnley Council spokesman said the report was removed from the council’s website as soon as the authority was made aware of the issue.

The spokesman added Mr Hosker, who represents UKIP, had received an apology and it had been an honest mistake.

Plans announced for cinema and retail complex in Burnley

A new cinema, restaurant and retail centre is to be developed in Burnley, the town's council has confirmed.

Plans
Burnley Council

The complex will go up on the former Pioneer site in Curzon Street.

The announcement follows news of Primark planning a town centre store and improvements earmarked for Market Square in the Charter Walk shopping centre.