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Charity defends controversial traveller site plan

The Rossendale council plan to create a site for five pitches on land off Blackburn Road in Rising Bridge has attracted widespread criticism, but a charity representing travellers has defended the council.

Dad hurled from motorbike in 'terrifying' collision

Jonathan Garratty, 23, was hospitalised and left with concussion after he was thrown from his bike.

Roadworks misery as five mile stretch on M66 shuts

A ​huge section of the A56 and M66 will be closed as Highways England carry out repairs on a bridge over the East Lancashire Railway.

Lifesaving defibrillators to be installed in Huncoat

They will be installed at The Black Bull Pub, The Railway Pub and Mapleford Nursing Home

Oswaldtwistle man takes on the Iron Man

Aircraft engineering instructor with BAE Systems, Russell Williams , completed the Iron Man event in Bolton.

Girl, 3, 'thrown around like rag doll' after bull mastiff attack

Shaun Anthony McDermott, of Buxton Street, Accrington, pleaded guilty to being in charge of a dog which was dangerously out of control

Lifesaving defibrillators to be installed in Huncoat

They will be installed at The Black Bull Pub, The Railway Pub and Mapleford Nursing Home

Charity defends controversial traveller site plan

The Rossendale council plan to create a site for five pitches on land off Blackburn Road in Rising Bridge has attracted widespread criticism, but a charity representing travellers has defended the council.

Dad hurled from motorbike in 'terrifying' collision

Jonathan Garratty, 23, was hospitalised and left with concussion after he was thrown from his bike.

Roadworks misery as five mile stretch on M66 shuts

A ​huge section of the A56 and M66 will be closed as Highways England carry out repairs on a bridge over the East Lancashire Railway.

Looking back: Do you know these faces from the 70s?

They were snapped by the former Observer photographer in 1977.

Accrington Stanley fixtures 2015/16

Stanley begin the new season with a home game against Luton and face bitter rivals Morecambe in their very first away match

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.

PICTURES: Rishton school volunteer treks 100km in aid of heart charity

Darren Sagar completed the journey from London to Southend in just over 28 hours without any sleep

Things to do with the kids this summer in Hyndburn

School's out for summer so we have provided a list of great activities to enjoy over the next few weeks

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