Burnley Express

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Burnley Express
TypeLocal newspaper
Owner(s)Johnston Press
EditorChris Daggett
Political alignmentCentre
Headquarters104, Empire Business Park, Off Liverpool Road, Burnley, BB12 6HH
WebsiteBurnley Express Newspaper

The Burnley Express is a newspaper for Burnley and Padiham, England and surrounding area. It is printed twice weekly on Tuesday and Friday, which is the larger edition. In print since 1877,[1] it is now part of the Johnston Press group. The Padiham Express is a variant with the first few pages being specific to Padiham. Much of the content is also available on the paper's website.


The newspaper was founded as the Burnley Express and East Lancashire Observer by printer George Frankland from Preston as an eight-page penny weekly. It was politically Conservative. In 1880, it merged with the Burnley Advertiser, becoming the Burnley Express and Advertiser, and in 1886, it became the Burnley Express and Clitheroe Division Advertiser.

In 1933, it became the Express and News after merging with the liberal Burnley News.[2] Historical copies of the Burnley Express, dating back to 1877, are available to search and view in digitised form at The British Newspaper Archive.[2]


In 2003, according to JICREG,[3] the newspapers had approximately 50,000 readers for the Friday editions, and 39,000 for the Tuesday editions.[4]

Sister papers

Sister papers are the Nelson Leader, Colne Times and Barnoldswick and Earby Times, published Friday; The Clitheroe Advertiser and Times, published Thursday; and the Pendle Express, a variant of Tuesday's Burnley Express, published Tuesday. All these titles are owned by Johnston Press, Edinburgh.


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