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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.

Police issue 'final warning' to motorists committing offences outside schools

Accrington PC Dave Render said fines will soon be issued and a 'day of action' to crack down on the 'scary' incidents

PICTURES: Accrington and Rossendale College holds construction and motoring awards evening

The Mayors of Hyndburn and Rossendale were among dignitaries at the Accrington Town Hall ceremony

Century-old musical society disbands

After 112 years, Accrington Clef Club has closed, after its membership nearly halved

Charity Dan's Trust holds 450km cycle in memory of Accrington lawyer

Daniel Bagshaw died in 2012 on the finish line of a triathlon from a cardiac condition.

Oswaldtwistle pupils hold maths lesson in brewery

Pupils from Rhyddings visited Moorhouses to see how maths applies to everyday business

Accrington and Rossendale College mark new future with 50-year time capsule

It includes filmed testimonials, up-to-date maps and sports memorabilia from Accrington Stanley

Accrington and Rossendale College named among country's top FE centres

National tables show the college is the best in East Lancashire and 13th in the country

By-election called for Spring Hill ward in Accrington

The Hyndburn council poll follows the death of former Mayor Pam Barton last month

Headteacher's delight as Ofsted gives primary school 'good' rating

Rishton Methodist School was praised by inspectors for pupil progress, behaviour and teaching quality

Aggressive Accrington 'bully' who targeted schools with racist abuse jailed for more than two years

Mohammad Liaqat launched a racist tirade on staff at Mount Carmel High School

Clayton-le-Moors art students show off final degree work

Matthew Savage and Adam Finley have put their work on display at Blackburn College

New Queen Bethany, 18, crowned for Accrington Lions Carnival

Student Bethany Donohue, from Accrington, beat 13 other contenders to become Carnival Queen

Primary school in Great Harwood improves Ofsted rating

Our Lady and St Hubert's has received a 'good rating' after previously being found to be 'satisfactory'

PICTURES: Traditional tales inspire Rishton school fancy dress

Pupils and staff from St Charles Primary dressed up as their favourite book characters

Tribues paid to Accrington family man following sudden death aged 59

Nigel Cohen, managing director of Altham Engineering, died on May 18

Tributes paid to much loved football coach and teacher from Oswaldtwistle

John Haydock passed away on May 19 after a short battle against a brain infection, aged 68

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

Macy Hyat swaps theatre for Corrie's cobbles as she makes her TV debut

The Year 7 pupil from Mount Carmel is set to appear as an extra on Coronation Street

1920s Chicago set to hit Accrington in performance of Bugsy Malone

Performing arts students from Accrington and Rossendale College are performing the hit musical this week

Inspirational Accrington tutor receives prestigious award from Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal

Carl Morris, who is a tutor at NLTG in Accrington, received the City and Guilds of London Institute’s President’s Award

Accrington students film with Seb Coe to help his presidency bid

Hollins Technology College pupils met Lord Coe at the recent CityGames

Five new entrants for Carnival Queen competition

Five new contestants have entered the bid to become Accrington's 25th Carnival Queen

Ex-offenders part of 'No Way Out' day at Accrington school

Police, prison officers and charity workers were also part of the project at Hollins Technology College

Sporty youngsters strike gold at schools athletics meeting

St Charles Primary School in Rishton excelled at track events, javelin and the long jump

Mount Carmel football team clinched Hyndburn and Ribble Valley 1st Dvision title

The year 11 team beat local rivals Hollins 3-1 at Bullough Park

School children set to visit police cells and speak to ex-convicts to help prevent crime

It comes as police figures show a 5.3 per cent increase in violent crime across Hyndburn over the last 12 months

Great Harwood primary school celebrating double inspection success

St Bartholomew's has been rated 'good' by Ofsted and the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools

GENERAL ELECTION: Accrington students get into the election day spirit

Hollins Techology College set up their own polling station in the school reception

Brave and strong Rhyddings student, 18, loses cancer fight

Tributes have been paid to Jess Smalley, of the Spinning Jenny pub, Accrington, who died on Monday

Videos & Photos

PICTURES: Pupils create designs for first ever Great Harwood Coat of Arms

PICTURES: Music lovers enjoy Prom in the Park

UPDATE: Investigators say petrol poured into sewers before Accrington street "explosion"

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