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MP hits out at watchdog over pay rise plans

Hyndburn MP Graham Jones branded the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, Ipsa, a ‘disgrace’ and said that MPs had not been consulted properly over plans to increase their pay.

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.

Coffee shop worker to stand for Labour for the fourth time

David Hartley, 21, has been a member of the Labour Party since he was 18 and has been selected to run in the Conservative-held ward for the fourth time.

Strongmen in challenge event at Victoria Hotel

An estimated 350 spectators watched the strongmen battle for supremacy over six different events in The Great Harwood Novice Strongman Classic.

Dance teacher reveals the success of her new school

Alice Blokland, 23, of Baxenden has established the Wonderland School of Dance at the Baxenden Conservative Club and has attracted more than 40 students in five weeks.

MP hits out at watchdog over pay rise plans

Hyndburn MP Graham Jones branded the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, Ipsa, a ‘disgrace’ and said that MPs had not been consulted properly over plans to increase their pay.

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.

Coffee shop worker to stand for Labour for the fourth time

David Hartley, 21, has been a member of the Labour Party since he was 18 and has been selected to run in the Conservative-held ward for the fourth time.

Strongmen in challenge event at Victoria Hotel

An estimated 350 spectators watched the strongmen battle for supremacy over six different events in The Great Harwood Novice Strongman Classic.

Lancashire League review

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

Accrington Stanley 1 AFC Wimbledon 0: League 2 match report

James Gray's late winner ensured the Reds gave departed boss James Beattie a fitting farewell

Accrington Stanley v AFC Wimbledon: League 2 match preview

The Reds and the Dons lock horns again after being relegation rivals during the last two seasons.

Boss James Beattie lays down Marcus Carver challenge

James Gray and his new strike partner shone during Accrington Stanley's 3-2 win over Tranmere last Saturday.

Luke Blackledge and Artif Ali are Kings on Blackburn's big night

Accrington fighters maintained their momentum with impressive wins at the weekend.

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