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Concerns raised over future viability of Hyndburn Leisure Trust

Council funding will cease from 2018 however bosses said 'huge investments' are being made to make it self-sufficient

Council taxes set to rise to protect frontline services

Bosses have defended precept rises by the council council, fire and police authorities

Tributes paid to former Rishton pub landlord

Dave Cranshaw ran The Roebuck Inn for eight years during the 1980s and 1990s

Python measuring 16 FEET found dead in canal could have been living in the wild, police say

Officers have warned the animal could have been capable of attacking people and that it was 'fortunate' no-one was no one came to harm

Councillor claims government 'hates' Hyndburn 'because we're poor'

Coun Joan Smith told the full council meeting that Hyndburn misses out in funding compared to "rich southern boroughs"

Concerns raised over future viability of Hyndburn Leisure Trust

Council funding will cease from 2018 however bosses said 'huge investments' are being made to make it self-sufficient

Council taxes set to rise to protect frontline services

Bosses have defended precept rises by the council council, fire and police authorities

Cheerleading Allstars bidding for national glory

The Accrington Academy troupe is aiming to become the best in the country as they prepare for a national championship next month

Tributes paid to former Rishton pub landlord

Dave Cranshaw ran The Roebuck Inn for eight years during the 1980s and 1990s

Python measuring 16 FEET found dead in canal could have been living in the wild, police say

Officers have warned the animal could have been capable of attacking people and that it was 'fortunate' no-one was no one came to harm

Stanley set for relegation scrap

The Reds have lost their last four matches, with Saturday’s home game with Northampton Town ending in a humiliating 5-1 defeat. It leaves Coleman’s team just five points clear of the League Two relegation zone, and he insists that survival is now the aim this season.

Coley: We don't need hired gun

Stanley have scored just four goals in their last seven matches, leaving them 15th in the League Two table.

Coley confirms Einstein theory

Stanley were beaten 3-0 by Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park last Saturday, passing up a host of opportunities and conceding soft goals along the way.

Promotion can be our revenge

Yeovil scored two late goals to win Tuesday night’s second-round replay at Huish Park and deny the Reds a dream tie at home to Manchester United in the third round.

Coley puts cup dreams on hold

The draw for the third round was made on Monday night so Stanley travel to Yeovil for Tuesday’s replay knowing that if they win, United will visit Accrington on the weekend of January 3/4.

Primary school praised by Minister for State Schools

Sacred Heart RC in Church has been congratulated in a letter by the Rt Hon David Laws

Young pupils complete 'Mile Challenge' to promote healthy lifestyle

Students at St Charles Primary in Rishton ran around the yard to complete the task

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