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Market hall traders warned over opening

Market traders received letters informing them that Hyndburn council had been monitoring their opening and closing hours over a period of eight weeks.

Former home linked with claims of abuse

Politicians have called for a thorough investigation of claims by a national newspaper that ‘members of the public were able to abuse children’ staying at the former Dyke Nook children’s home on Whalley Road.

Road closed for an hour after car blaze

A fire crew attended the car on Hexham Close, Baxenden at around 7.45am this morning.

Row over fields plan

The meeting was held by Hyndburn Borough Council on Tuesday evening, after residents expressed strong concerns about the council’s intention to dispose of Lyndon Playing Fields on Harwood Lane.

Sheep that's worth £10,000

George Cropper, 24, was rubbing his hands after he sold one of his prize winning Beltex sheep for a record breaking £9,995.

Blind drugs baron jailed for 21 years

Rizwan Arshad, 33, was sentenced to 21 years at Leeds Crown Court for his part in three plots to supply Class A drugs.

Former home linked with claims of abuse

Politicians have called for a thorough investigation of claims by a national newspaper that ‘members of the public were able to abuse children’ staying at the former Dyke Nook children’s home on Whalley Road.

Road closed for an hour after car blaze

A fire crew attended the car on Hexham Close, Baxenden at around 7.45am this morning.

Row over fields plan

The meeting was held by Hyndburn Borough Council on Tuesday evening, after residents expressed strong concerns about the council’s intention to dispose of Lyndon Playing Fields on Harwood Lane.

Popular duo set for Reds return

The duo’s return to the Store First Stadium was set to be confirmed ahead of the weekend fixture, with negotiations all but complete as the Observer went to press.

Sheep that's worth £10,000

George Cropper, 24, was rubbing his hands after he sold one of his prize winning Beltex sheep for a record breaking £9,995.

Popular duo set for Reds return

The duo’s return to the Store First Stadium was set to be confirmed ahead of the weekend fixture, with negotiations all but complete as the Observer went to press.

John Coleman and Jimmy Bell set to return to Accrington Stanley helm

Management duo expected to begin second stint with the Reds after leading them to three promotions during their first spell.

Oxford United 3 Accrington Stanley 1: League 2 match report

Reds are masters of their own downfall as they give away three sloppy goals and have James Gray sent off in the first half.

James Gray salutes departed Accrington Stanley boss James Beattie

Reds' striker is pushing for a Northern Ireland cap after guidance given by Beattie.

Lancashire League review

Heavy Hyndburn presence in top half of the Lancashire League table after the final games of the season last Sunday.

Top honour for Maundy patron Julie

Councillors voted unanimously in favour of awarding the Accrington actress and Maundy Relief charity patron one of Hyndburn’s highest honours.

X Factor star at old school

Pupils at Peel Park Primary School were delighted by the visit of old boy and singing starlet Reece Bibby.

In This Week's Paper

Journalists

Stuart Pike
Deputy editor specialising in politics
Alex Bell
Crime
Bethany English
District reporter
Beth Abbit
Court reporter
Jon Macpherson
Reporter
Kate Watkins
Reporter specialising in communities
Garth Dawson
Photographer and columnist