Burnley – Lancsycs http://lancsycs.org/ Sun, 13 Nov 2022 20:10:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://lancsycs.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/lancsycs-icon-150x150.png Burnley – Lancsycs http://lancsycs.org/ 32 32 “I told him not to post it!” — Josh Brownhill on Sammie Szmodics Instagram post that caused a stir! https://lancsycs.org/i-told-him-not-to-post-it-josh-brownhill-on-sammie-szmodics-instagram-post-that-caused-a-stir/ Sun, 13 Nov 2022 13:45:06 +0000 https://lancsycs.org/i-told-him-not-to-post-it-josh-brownhill-on-sammie-szmodics-instagram-post-that-caused-a-stir/

The former Bristol City team-mates have been close friends since spending the first half of the 2019-20 season together at Ashton Gate under Lee Johnson.

The Irishman, winner of Colchester United’s 2015 Young Player of the Year award, signed with the U in the summer before Brownhill moved to the Premier League with the Clarets seven months later.

BURNLEY, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 25: Josh Brownhill of Burnley gestures during the Sky Bet Championship match between Burnley and Norwich City at Turf Moor on October 25, 2022 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

It gave the Burnley midfielder time to research the East Lancashire rivalry and understand its relevance in those parts, while Szmodics had less time to digest history after making the move from Peterborough United at Ewood Park this summer.

After the Instagram post caused some backlash, Brownhill joked, “I told him not to post it! Sammie [Szmodics] is a very good friend of mine, one of my best friends in football, and when he signed for Blackburn I was delighted for him but told him he had gone the wrong way. I told him that we couldn’t be friends anymore.

“I understand it, I’ve been here for a few years now, I understand how big the rivalry is and obviously he realized very quickly that it’s a big rivalry. We’re both excited to play, for I want to get bragging rights, so when that day comes, our friendship will go through the window.

“It was [surprised by the reaction]. He didn’t really understand how passionate the fans were, but he soon realized they didn’t want to see this. Although we are friends, I get along very well with his family and our girlfriends get along well, but he now understands perfectly. He won’t post anymore! We can’t be friends anymore.”

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Brownhill, who has nine goals for Burnley this season, played alongside Szmodics three times for Robins, including a defeat at the hands of Rovers almost three years ago.

But this will be the first time the pair have been opposite each other. With just three more points on the line, the 26-year-old Manchester City supporter said: “We left it as the game approached because you don’t want to talk about it. We’re delighted for the day.

“I’m happy he got the shot he deserved because he’s a very good player, but I hope the day he doesn’t play at his maximum and we can get past him. I don’t didn’t talk before the game, but I’ll talk to him after.

“If there’s a 50/50 between me and him, I’m sure I’ll go all the way and he will too. We’ll make it up to you later when the emotions have calmed down and I hope I’ m on the right side.”

Abusers of Burnley town center bus lanes will be fined when installing cameras https://lancsycs.org/abusers-of-burnley-town-center-bus-lanes-will-be-fined-when-installing-cameras/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 05:30:00 +0000 https://lancsycs.org/abusers-of-burnley-town-center-bus-lanes-will-be-fined-when-installing-cameras/ Traffic cameras are set to be deployed to catch people driving in bus lanes in a city centre, with those caught risking a £70 fine.

Lancashire County Council will apply bus restrictions only in the center of Burnley, in St James’ Street and Hammerton Street.

The bus lane is designed for traffic east of the city center and the cameras will be on in this part of town from Monday 21 November.

Any unauthorized vehicle – all vehicles except buses, bikes and carriage taxis – caught in the bus lane will be fined £70.

County Councilor Charlie Edwards, cabinet member for highways and transportation, said: “Bus lanes are a way to prioritize the use of our roads.

“In this case, they allow us to prioritize public transport, pedestrians and taxis in Burnley’s central shopping area, helping to make it safer and more attractive for everyone.

“We are already using cameras to enforce a number of places like this, which helps to ensure that everyone follows the restrictions and that they are applied consistently and fairly across the county.

“The signs for drivers are very clear and easy to follow and have been in place for some time to get people used to them.

“We don’t want anyone getting caught and we’ll be happy if we don’t make a penny from the cameras because it means people are doing the right thing.

“However, we are also giving fair warning to anyone who abuses the bus lane that they will receive a penalty if they continue to do so from November 21.”

Sheffield United 5 Burnley 2 https://lancsycs.org/sheffield-united-5-burnley-2/ Mon, 07 Nov 2022 19:46:59 +0000 https://lancsycs.org/sheffield-united-5-burnley-2/

By Burnley F.C.
November 7, 2022

Clarets suffer first defeat in 18 games at Bramall Lane Burnley suffered their first defeat since August on Saturday afternoon, despite Clarets leading 2-1 at the break thanks to a Manuel Benson brace, a second-half brace from Oli McBurnie and strikes from Anel Ahmedhodžić and Jack Robinson sealed the victory for the Blades at Bramall Lane.

Vincent Kompany made three changes from the side who beat Rotherham United 3-2 on Wednesday night, as Josh Cullen replaced the suspended Josh Brownhill in central midfield, with Samuel Bastien and Benson replacing Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Jay Rodriguez.

First half

It was a spirited start in South Yorkshire, with both teams diving straight into the action, in a mouth-watering lunchtime clash for any neutral.

The Clarets started brilliantly, as did Benson, as the in-form wide player beat Enda Stevens down the right, before bursting in and curling an effort away from Wes Foderingham’s goal.

United then went close with 15 minutes on the clock, as Blades striker McBurnie eyed a header from a corner just over the bar from close range.

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All in one word: organization. If the defensive unit had been organised, rather than watching the ball from set pieces, we wouldn’t have scored 5 goals. Muric was terrible at commanding his area and taking any ball above shoulder height. I think we loaned out Peacock-Farrell after scoring 5 goals, it’s time to do the same for Muric or everyone will exploit his obvious weakness.

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Burnley ‘shot’ Beyer, Middlesbrough start talks with Akpom https://lancsycs.org/burnley-shot-beyer-middlesbrough-start-talks-with-akpom/ Sat, 05 Nov 2022 10:19:31 +0000 https://lancsycs.org/burnley-shot-beyer-middlesbrough-start-talks-with-akpom/

Burnley are flying atop the Championship, now on a four game winning streak.

Burnley may not have a buy option on Jordan Beyer’s loan. Borussia Mönchengladbach have ‘not confirmed’ that the Clarets have the option of keeping the loan star, and it is claimed Beyer could well return to Germany this summer when his loan deal expires. (PR online via SportWitness)

Middlesbrough are in talks with Chuba Akpom over a new contract before his current deal expires in the summer. Boro boss Michael Carrick said: “We’ve talked before, it’s natural, you have to have a plan. It’s very early days but you get the idea quickly. It’s up to me and the club to plan, the better people play, the easier it is.(The Echo of the North)

Sunderland are reportedly interested in Aston Villa star Morgan Sanson. Sanson has played sparingly for Villa for the past year or so, and looks unlikely to manage a resurgence under Unai Emery. The Black Cats are reportedly interested, but a loan deal seems more likely. (Football Fan Distribution)

Hull City are said to be considering a move for Grimsby Town defender Anthony Glennon. Glennon is said to be impressive for Grimsby in League Two, and he has emerged as a target for the Tigers ahead of the January transfer window. Glennon is a former Liverpool academy player. (Pete O’Rourke)

Why I love Burnley town center and I think it will only get better https://lancsycs.org/why-i-love-burnley-town-center-and-i-think-it-will-only-get-better/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 12:00:20 +0000 https://lancsycs.org/why-i-love-burnley-town-center-and-i-think-it-will-only-get-better/

Having recently moved to Burnley – this time with a child and a fiancé – I enthusiastically explored the changes in the town centre: new cafes, restaurants and hopefully soon bars.

Of course, the novelty might wear off at some point. But the city center is in a new chapter of regeneration, with the £23million. The Pioneer Place development and its state-of-the-art cinema and other leisure units are nearing completion. So it looks like new doses of excitement will continue to arrive for at least the next few years.

Also, Burnley’s magic has always been linked to the people and its friendly atmosphere, which I think puts it among Ibiza’s superclubs and Berlin’s world famous nightlife as one of the best places to hang out The evening.

Journalist Laura Longworth and her fiancé Danny Tierney enjoy a night out in Burnley town centre.

And even if the novelty fades, I’m sure what will remain is a love for simple pleasures and routines.

It’s clear that the city’s movers have worked hard to transform the neighborhood. The market hall, now a globally inspired gastronomic hub, is what the city has always lacked and is fashionable; the craft markets are also a culinary treasure.

The vintage car show was a hit with my vehicle-mad toddler; the encounter with the dinos was an original experience; and my son was in awe of the free Halloween pumpkins given out to families.

I have to admit that I do most of my shopping online: I love the convenience and thrill of buying anything you want or need with just a few clicks.

But I appreciate that not everyone feels comfortable with this and would rather be served by a human than a computer. And I feel for store owners who have had to adapt to a changing market, or close.

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But whichever side of the fence you stand on, the main street changes, and now it’s all about what you can live on, not what you can buy.

That’s why I love the new experiences brought to the city. After all, I will cherish the memories made there with my son far longer than the dress or the jeans I bought at my favorite boutique.

And these experiences don’t have to be extravagant.

My son and I spent several Saturdays downtown, dining out, antiquing, strolling, and listening to street musicians play. I love Thai food at Market Hall, feeding us both a hearty meal for just £3.50. He loves following the purple footprints in the market square, stopping to smell the flower displays, exploring the books and playing with Legos in the library.

As simple as it is, I love it. It takes me back to my own childhood when every Saturday my dad, little sister and I would walk around town, buying a Greggs sausage roll and a chocolate muffin before heading to Blockbuster to rent a movie or two.

These are the routines that silently imprint themselves on our brains and find their way into our hearts, making us, over the years, feel safe, welcome and like we belong somewhere.

And with the future arrival of Pioneer Place, I look forward to creating more happy memories with my loved ones.

Taylor Harwood-Bellis thrives under the tutelage of Burnley boss Vincent Kompany https://lancsycs.org/taylor-harwood-bellis-thrives-under-the-tutelage-of-burnley-boss-vincent-kompany/ Sun, 30 Oct 2022 23:36:00 +0000 https://lancsycs.org/taylor-harwood-bellis-thrives-under-the-tutelage-of-burnley-boss-vincent-kompany/

Organizing Burnley’s desired first return to the Premier League is Manchester City’s greatest defender.

Vincent Kompany was a four-time title winner for 11 seasons as a rookie but now, having turned to management, is just looking to join him. And behind and in the center of Kompany’s plan is a current citizen of great repute; Taylor Harwood-Bellis who, at just 20 years old, was at the center of one of the most frugal defenses in the championship.

With 18 games over, Burnley sit proudly top of the division, with a last-minute winner against Reading on Saturday sparking delirium at Turf Moor. Defeated just once in the league – an unfortunate 1-0 loss at Watford in August – they are unbeaten in 16 in all competitions.

And Harwood-Bellis has been a virtual ubiquitous, missing just two of the possible 1,620 minutes of league action. Only a pair of guardians can beat that. He leads Burnley – by some margin – in blocked shots, interceptions and clearances. Of his teammates, only full-back Connor Roberts has dispossessed more dribble forwards.

He has the third-most blocked shots in the league, while also ranking highly in interceptions. A Rolls Royce defender, therefore, whose preference is to anticipate rather than react, to stay upright rather than go to the ground.

Paul Harsley oversaw City’s elite development team between 2018 and 2020: “Taylor was a first-year apprentice and we took the U18s and U23s to Croatia in pre-season,” he recalled. “He was 16 but caught our eye and slowly moved into the elite development team more and more. At City, everything is accelerating so they play against the U23s at 16 or 17 and then go on loan around the age of 19. It soon became apparent to the technical staff that Taylor would move on to big things.

On what basis did Harsley make this judgment? “His understanding of the game, his ability on the ball and his willingness to really defend stood out,” says Harsley. “It’s quite common with players at the bigger clubs for the defensive side to be secondary, but Taylor was really willing to defend. He’s excellent in the air and on the ground.

And, as Harsley points out, Harwood-Bellis is also more than comfortable playing at fullback.

It’s not a trait synonymous with the Burnley of yore, but it’s a new iteration. The days of fries and spikes are over. Under Kompany, they average 63.6% possession, up from 40% en route to relegation.

Burnley woman loses more than six stone to land in Slimming World competition semi-final https://lancsycs.org/burnley-woman-loses-more-than-six-stone-to-land-in-slimming-world-competition-semi-final/ Thu, 27 Oct 2022 23:00:03 +0000 https://lancsycs.org/burnley-woman-loses-more-than-six-stone-to-land-in-slimming-world-competition-semi-final/

Georgina Beveridge (49) has been voted to represent her band Burnley in the Slimming World’s Woman of the Year 2022 contest after losing a life-changing 7.5lb 6th.

Georgina was one of 37 women from the UK and Ireland vying for the overall title after dropping from 17th at 6lbs to 10th at 12.5lbs.

She said: “Before joining Slimming World, losing weight felt like an uphill struggle. I felt embarrassed all the time and got out of breath doing the simplest things and although I was desperate to do something about it I had almost resigned myself to the fact that I would always be overweight and unhappy.

Georgina Beveridge has landed in the semi-finals of the Slimming World’s Woman of the Year 2022 contest.

“The group really made me feel welcome from the first day I joined. Ultimately, when I was at my lowest, it was a place where I felt safe, included and free to live. My consultant Sophie was amazing and really helped me believe in myself and stay motivated too.

“At the beginning of my journey, if you had told me that I would represent my group in the finals of the Slimming World Woman of the Year competition, feeling what I feel, I would have laughed. I still can’t seem to believe this is my reality. My spouse and I were due to get married this year but everything was delayed due to the pandemic. Now that I am over 6 years younger, I am looking forward to it more than ever. shopping for wedding dresses I envision a better, happier and healthier future and I am ready to grasp life with both hands.

“The best thing is that I’m convinced that I’ve taken on new healthy habits that will stay with me, like filling my plate with lots of vegetables and cooking without too many added oils and fats. These new habits have allowed me to Finally gaining control of my weight and regaining the confidence I’ve been missing for all these years – it doesn’t feel like an uphill struggle anymore.

“With my regained confidence, I started thinking about ways to become more active and took bootcamp classes at my local gym and a weekly 5K Parkrun.”

Georgina Beveridge, before dropping 6th 7.5 lbs.
Lancashire road bosses want to be able to fine drivers making forbidden turns https://lancsycs.org/lancashire-road-bosses-want-to-be-able-to-fine-drivers-making-forbidden-turns/ Mon, 24 Oct 2022 19:42:29 +0000 https://lancsycs.org/lancashire-road-bosses-want-to-be-able-to-fine-drivers-making-forbidden-turns/

If the authority gets the green light for the move, it means Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras could be installed at four initial locations – two in Preston, one in Accrington and another in Lancaster.

However, County Hall would then have blanket authority to introduce similar measures at other problem spots on roads under its control, without needing to seek further approval from the Department of Transportation, the Local Democracy Reporting Service understands.

Each of the proposed camera configurations would nevertheless still be subject to local public consultation before being approved by motorway bosses.

Drivers ignoring signs prohibiting certain maneuvers could face a fine from next year (Image: Google)

The county council is now asking people their opinion on the first four junctions it has identified as needing stricter enforcement to deter drivers from breaking the rules already in place.

Crash data has played a role in location selection – with at least nine collisions occurring in the past five years.

Other rules that could be enforced by county council controlled ANPR cameras include those that apply to yellow box junctions – which must not be entered unless the exit from them is clear or that a driver does not turn right – and those in force on streets where motor vehicles are completely prohibited. However, speeding would remain a matter for the police even if the local authority was granted the new powers it plans to seek.

If its plans are approved, the cameras could appear next year – but for the first six months of operation, the county council intends to issue first-offence warning notices to ‘educate drivers to the offense they have committed”. County Hall says stronger enforcement would improve road safety and air quality – and reduce travel time and congestion.

County Cllr Charlie Edwards, cabinet member for highways and transportation, said the locations identified so far were experiencing “congestion and … danger to road users” due to non-compliance with the rules of the road.

He added: “In order to be able to apply these locations with camera technology, we need to be authorized to do so by the government. I would like to thank those who take the time to give us their opinion on the first locations proposed.

“It’s a priority for us to keep our roads safe, keep traffic flowing and do what we can to minimize emissions.

“We hope that if this initiative is successful, it can be rolled out to other locations in the county. Any additional sites would each undertake the same consultation process before it was rolled out to them in the future.

The six-week public consultation on the initial locations can be accessed via the General Council’s website.


From May 31 this year, local authorities in England can apply to the Transport Secretary for new powers to enforce certain traffic offences.

These powers were previously the preserve of the police, but if now given to councils that request them, these local authorities will for the first time be able to fine drivers for a range of offences. Ranges that would result in fines under the changes include ignoring signs prohibiting left or right turns or U-turns.

The new regime was introduced following nationwide concerns that certain offenses were not strictly enforced. In 2019 the Local Government Association carried out a survey of local authorities in England – outside London, where councils already have enforcement powers – in which two-thirds of respondents said the police were not actively enforcing no traffic violations in their area.

Ninety per cent of councils said they would use civil enforcement powers if available – mainly to ease congestion and improve road safety.

The levels of fines that can be imposed range from £20 for lower tier penalties which are paid promptly, up to £105 for late payment of higher tier penalties.

The government has said traffic enforcement must “aim at increasing compliance, not increasing revenue”. Unlike funds raised from speed camera fines, which are transferred to central government, excess funds from traffic enforcement will be retained by the local authority, but can only be used to recover the cost of the application or pay for the provision of public transport, highway improvement projects or environmental improvements in the area of ​​authority.

Source: House of Commons Library



Ringway and Bow Lane Junction – westbound (no right turns) and back and forth (no U-turns)

Lancashire County Council says there is currently ‘abuse’ of the two restrictions and motorists ignoring the signs could ‘come into conflict with pedestrians using the crosswalk’ at the junction.

The location has seen four crashes in the past five years and police have already provided heavy enforcement and temporary signs as a deterrent.

Charnley Street, one-way section from Corporation Street to St. Wilfred Street – no entry

Freeway bosses report the restriction – near the entrance to the Fishergate parking lot – is being flouted by drivers seeking a route back down Corporation Street from the city centre. They say the prohibited maneuver is “popular” with those who want to avoid the bus gate on Fishergate itself.

Motorists obeying the rules should exit the town center through the streets around Avenham to avoid entering the section of Fishergate – between Mount Street and Corporation Street – which is reserved for buses and certain authorized vehicles and is already covered by its own ANPR cameras Although no crashes causing injury were recorded at the Charnley Street junction, the route of the road was designed to narrow the entry point for turning single-file traffic from Corporation Street.

In explaining the proposed application of the camera, Lancashire County Council says: “Vehicles entering Charnley Street do not expect a conflict with an oncoming vehicle. the junction of Charnley Street and Corporation Street.

The route was briefly two-way in 2020 following temporary restrictions introduced at the junction of Fox Street and Fishergate to meet social distancing requirements at the time.


Morecambe Road, Aldi Junction – no right turn

The county council says it receives ‘regular complaints about traffic turning right from the junction’ – ignoring the sign at the particularly steep junction telling them not to and thus increasing the risk of a collision, which there have been three in the last five years.

“This [manoeuvre] forces vehicles to clash with traffic that may be queuing to enter the junction on the right-turn lane,” the authority adds.


Hyndburn Road, McDonald’s junction – no right turn

Vehicles approaching the town from the east should bypass the King Street / Eastgate roundabout in order to access the Viaduct Retail Park – and do not turn right onto Hyndburn Road.

The restriction was introduced because visibility is limited for vehicles exiting this roundabout in the opposite direction and approaching the entrance to the shopping complex. Vehicles wanting to turn right can also create delays for oncoming vehicles, leading to increased congestion – hence no right turns, according to motorway bosses.

The junction has experienced two accidents in the past two years.

Burnley MP Antony Higginbotham says he backs Boris Johnson to become next Conservative Party leader and Prime Minister https://lancsycs.org/burnley-mp-antony-higginbotham-says-he-backs-boris-johnson-to-become-next-conservative-party-leader-and-prime-minister/ Fri, 21 Oct 2022 18:08:39 +0000 https://lancsycs.org/burnley-mp-antony-higginbotham-says-he-backs-boris-johnson-to-become-next-conservative-party-leader-and-prime-minister/

The MP for Burnley has just announced he will vote for former leader and Prime Minister Boris Johnson, despite being forced to step down from his post on September 5.

His replacement Liz Truss also stepped down this week after just 45 days in office.

Mr Higginbotham said: “Given the news, the last 24 hours have seen my inbox flooded with messages about who should be Prime Minister and questions asking who I will support. My view, and that of the majority, is clear.

Burnley MP Antony Higginbotham has revealed he backs former leader Boris Johnson to become the next Prime Minister

“To turn Burnley and conservative Padiham into 2019 was huge. We had been left behind for years, ignored on Brexit and seen as a safe Labor seat where nothing could change. But three years ago, we proved the doubters wrong. And we won a decisive victory

“Faced with the situation as it is, there is only one person with the mandate to run this country – the person who delivered Brexit for us, stood up to those who would have us locked down indefinitely and opposed an aggressive Russian state intent on invading Ukraine.

“We all know who that person is – and that’s why in this leadership election I’m supporting the person who can really deliver for people. I support Boris!

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In July 2022, revelations about Mr Johnson’s appointment of Chris Pincher as Deputy Chief Whip led to a mass resignation of ministers from his government and Johnson’s announcement of his resignation. He left office after his successor was elected to the leadership.

Here are 13 places you can access free mental health support in Burnley outside the NHS this winter https://lancsycs.org/here-are-13-places-you-can-access-free-mental-health-support-in-burnley-outside-the-nhs-this-winter/ Tue, 18 Oct 2022 16:29:57 +0000 https://lancsycs.org/here-are-13-places-you-can-access-free-mental-health-support-in-burnley-outside-the-nhs-this-winter/

Some 6,530 people, including 1,925 children, sought help from the NHS for their mental wellbeing in June.

Now, with winter approaching and many households anxious to know how they will cope both emotionally and financially through a difficult few months due to the cost of living crisis, the Burnley Express has put together a guide for free mental health support in the city.

Here are 13 places you can access help for your emotional well-being outside the NHS: