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New Hyndburn Mayor Marlene Haworth set to take up the reins

A Mayor-making ceremony will take place this weekend

Burglar raided Oswaldtwistle house while young children slept - only 10 days after being released from prison

Gary Ward, of Bright Street, Oswaldtwistle, has been jailed for four years

UPDATE: Farmer speaks of shock after army called in to remove 'World War Two' shell found by dog walker

The unexploded shell was discovered on land at Whin Isle Farm, Clayton-le-Moors

Man charged with possessing an offensive weapon in a public place

Steven Robinson, 31, of Henry Street, Church, appeared at Blackburn Magistrates Court following an alleged incident on May 21

Army called in after 'World War Two' shell found by dog walker

The unexploded shell was discovered on land at Whin Isle Farm, Clayton-le-Moors

Accrington playing fields ready for public use after £400k redevelopment

But work on Highams Playing Fields is still not yet finished after heavy rains delayed the project

Accrington playing fields ready for public use after £400k redevelopment

But work on Highams Playing Fields is still not yet finished after heavy rains delayed the project

It's time to get your nominations in for the Hyndburn Sports Awards

There's just over three weeks to go until nominations close on June 20

UPDATE: Farmer speaks of shock after army called in to remove 'World War Two' shell found by dog walker

The unexploded shell was discovered on land at Whin Isle Farm, Clayton-le-Moors

Army called in after 'World War Two' shell found by dog walker

The unexploded shell was discovered on land at Whin Isle Farm, Clayton-le-Moors

Man charged with possessing an offensive weapon in a public place

Steven Robinson, 31, of Henry Street, Church, appeared at Blackburn Magistrates Court following an alleged incident on May 21

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.

JAILED: Prolific burglar who snuck into Accrington school and conned staff

Peter Everall, who had 250 previous offences, had a 'cover story all set' when stopped by staff at Hollins Technology College

Last chance to enter Accrington Carnival Queen contest as May 22 deadline approaches

Gemma Grimshaw, from Church, Sarah Louise Munroe, from Baxenden and Cassandra Jones, from Accrington, are all in contention for the crown

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