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Hyndburn is served by seven high schools, Accrington Academy, St Christopher's CE High School, Mount Carmel, Hollins Technology College, Norden High School, Broadfield Specialist School and Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School. Its main further education provider is Accrington and Rosendale College.


Brother's tribute following death of former butcher David Swift aged 35

The dad-of-four from Accrington died of heart failure on February 6

World-renowned evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins hits back at Oswaldtwistle head's 'bible' Twitter claim

St Andrew’s head Christina Wilkinson tweeted that ‘evolution is not a fact'

Hollins on top in borough's GCSE exam results

See how your local school performed in GCSE exams

Become a teacher and change lives with Teach First

The Accrington Observer is announcing its partnership with charity Teach First with the launch of the ‘Change Career, Change Lives’ teacher recruitment campaign across England and Wales 

Oswaldtwistle school headteacher in 'evolution is not a fact' Twitter row

A tweet attributed to St Andrew’s CE primary head Tina Wilkinson said there is 'more evidence that Bible is true'

Ju jitsu Sensei overcomes Parkinson's disease to achieve 5th dan black belt

Asghar Ali Shah trains at Accrington's Masters of Mixed Martial Arts Academy

New Year's Honours galore as four heroes recognised

Susan Johnson, Catherine Hill, Jean Spence and Phil Vincent-Barwood will be honoured by the Queen

PICTURES: Pupils take part in sponsored sleepover in aid of East Lancashire Hospice

Year 7 students at Mount Carmel High School in Accrington have raised more than £100 so far

'Inspirational' Accrington headteacher retires after four decades in education

Judith Williams has stepped down from her role at Peel Park Primary School

Over 700 people celebrate Great Harwood switch-on

The town was illumintated by beloved Accrington Stanley mascot Winstanley

We want your nativity pictures

The Observer will be publishing nativity pictures in its festive editions

PICTURES: Festive fun at Mount Carmel Christmas Fair

Hundreds of people supported the PTA fundraiser

Police called in after pupils post spate of 'sexual and racist posts' on social media

Police have urged parents to monitor phone and computer use

Looking back: Hyndburn celebrating the good times in years gone by

Former Observer photographer Garth Dawson looks back at snaps from yesteryear.

Time-trip: Our column of classic Accrington Observer pictures from the recent past

Do you recognise any of the faces in our photographs as we turn back the clock?

Tributes paid to 16-year-old Sophie Murray who died from a suspected blood clot

The family of the Accrington Academy pupil say she will always be loved

Tributes paid to former Accrington teacher after his death

James Anthony Clegg, known as Tony, has passed away aged 94

School bosses 'determined to demonstrate improvements' after Ofsted inspection

Mount Carmel High School in Accrington was given a 'requires improvement' rating despite scoring 'good' in three key areas

Looking back: Dancing days and sporting champions

Dancers at St John’s Ambulance in Accrington are shown in this week’s top picture.

PICTURES: New Accrington £5m college centre and restaurant officially opened

Around 100 guests attended the opening ceremony of the Heartwood Centre and Roots restaurant

Dance teaching legend helps three women from same family pass advanced ballet

Dorothy Bruce has steered Angela Harwood and both her daughters through the exams

Director's delight as Ofsted gives Accrington nursery club 'good' rating

The Squirrel Club was praised for its teaching quality and range of exciting activities

Great pictures as seven primary schools compete in netball festival

The competition was hosted at Mount Carmel High School in Accrington

Tributes to dad Harold Brown following death aged 35

Harold, of Clayton-le-Moors, died suddenly on Tuesday

PICS: Mount Carmel pupils celebrate 'Damascus Day'

Year 7 youngsters reflected on their family, hobbies and aspirations

Accrington and Rossendale College celebrates higher education awards

Family, friends and fellow students gathered at Accrington Town Hall

Accrington and Rossendale College bosses deny 'closure claims'

Principal Sue Taylor says there is "absolutely no truth" in rumours circulating on social media

Clayton-le-Moors primary school achieves Bronze sports award

All Saints received the Sainsbury's School Games Mark

Church GP surgery first in Hyndburn to receive national award

Dr Bello's surgery received the Quality Practice Award from the Royal College of General Practitioners

Rishton pupils enjoy action-packed residential trip

Year 6 students at St Charles Primary School travelled to Robinwood and Dobroyd Castle in Todmorden

Videos & Photos

Gallery: Time-trip: Can you spot any familiar faces in these shots from the 2000s?

Pictures: Darts stars Colin Lloyd and Wayne Mardle thrill Poplar Club at charity event

GALLERY: Hyndburn Museum and Heritage Centre's new unit completed

In This Week's Paper


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