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Firefighters investigating after 'malicious' call

Crews from Hyndburn were called to a house on Edleston Street in Accrington after the owner received a message from someone while he was out saying his home was on fire.

Sporting fun for schoolkids

The event took place at Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School.

Tasty gift for good cause

The Strictly Starlight Walk, organised by East Lancashire Hospice, turned Blackburn streets into a sea of red tutus and flashing headgear as the ladies completed a five or eight-mile sponsored walk, raising money for patient care.

Offenders to look after Garden of Hope

The offenders have been working on the overgrown Garden of Hope, on Livingstone Road, in Accrington as part of a community payback scheme.

Headteacher appeals for help to find missing pupil

Maryam Mahmood was last seen at about 8.30am on Thursday, July 17 outside Norden High School on Stourton Street, Rishton where she was dropped off by a relative.

New theatre project is chance for young to star in variety roles

Project Theatre Company is the newest project by the Civic Arts Centre in Oswaldtwistle and will be starting in September for 12 to 18 year olds.

Mount Carmel school reunion a big success

Dozens of alumni met up after 10 years apart for a party at Enfield Cricket Club.

Firefighters investigating after 'malicious' call

Crews from Hyndburn were called to a house on Edleston Street in Accrington after the owner received a message from someone while he was out saying his home was on fire.

Sporting fun for schoolkids

The event took place at Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School.

Tasty gift for good cause

The Strictly Starlight Walk, organised by East Lancashire Hospice, turned Blackburn streets into a sea of red tutus and flashing headgear as the ladies completed a five or eight-mile sponsored walk, raising money for patient care.

Automatic calls cost fire service £140,000

Figures obtained by the Observer show fire crews were called out to 164 incidents in Hyndburn in the last 12 months, costing £139,072.

Reds set to re-sign Buxton

FORMER loanee Adam Buxton is in talks over a permanent return to the Store First Stadium.

Ribblesdale League review

GREAT Harwood remain second despite returning to winning ways at Ribblesdale Wanderers last Saturday.

Blackledge back on track after latest win

ACCRINGTON super-middleweight hopes to land a title shot this year after beating Darren McKenna last Saturday.

Lancashire League review

ENFIELD remain third in the Lancashire League table after last Saturday's win over CHURCH, who play in the 20/20 final and have a derby against ACCRINGTON this weekend.

Lancashire League 20/20 review

CHURCH to face Lowerhouse in the 20/20 final after an eight-wicket win at Haslingden last Friday.

Headteacher appeals for help to find missing pupil

Maryam Mahmood was last seen at about 8.30am on Thursday, July 17 outside Norden High School on Stourton Street, Rishton where she was dropped off by a relative.

Trophy in memory of nursery nurse

Denise Ward, of Warwick Avenue, Church, worked at Sacred Heart primary school for 25 years as a nursery nurse and non-teaching assistant.

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