Burnley’s tourism industry is worth close to £100 million per year, there are 1,374 jobs in the visitor economy and Burnley welcomes over 2.4 millions visitors. You can walk around Towneley Hall with characters from the past, or take part in fun runs through the countryside, enjoy theatre performance in the park or exhibitions of sculptures or paintings in the galleries. With well over 150 events taking place throughout the year you are sure to find a reason to get out of the house and try something new.
Burnley chef Ibrahim Ali, owner and head chef at Usha Indian restaurant in Rossendale Road, is once again the toast of the curry world after tasting success at yet another awards ceremony. Ibrahim this week won the Outstanding Achievement in the Curry Industry category at the Bangladeshi Business Awards. “It was completely unexpected,” said a delighted Mr Ali. “It was the first time all my family had been with me on one of these awards nights so it was special to win in front of them. All my kids were there and the boys got up on stage with me.” He was presented with read more>>