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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.

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

Ex-pupil helps raise £3,200 to fund new school library as a 'thank you' to staff

Jack Barnes, from Altham, was born with serious complications and warned he may never walk or talk

Young father who broke friend's jaw at his baby son's Christening party is spared jail

Joshua Little, of Lodge Street, Accrington, punched victim Jack Doran outside the Sydney Street Working Men's Club

St Charles headteacher praises sports award success

The Rishton school won the 'Primary School of the Year' at the annual Hyndburn Community Sports Awards

Frogs rescued by pupils after spawning underneath Norden High School

Staff and pupils at the Rishton school made the discovery after returning from the summer holidays

New pupils at Rhyddings receive free tablet computers to start school year

The Oswaldtwistle school says it will allow pupils to check school emails and parents to track their child's progress

Accrington school the first in Lancashire to receive coveted Unicef award

Pupils and staff at Peel Park primary school are celebrating after receiving the Level 2 Rights Respecting School Award

PICTURES: Sneak peak at new £5m centre set to open at Accrington and Rossendale College

The Heartwood Centre will open to the public next month and include a restaurant, bakery and shop

PICTURES: Norden High School headteacher praises GCSE pupils on their 'outstanding success'

Pupils in Rishton have been receiving their results this morning

PICTURES: Hollins Technology College students give GCSE reaction

Students across the borough have been opening their results this morning

Village Residents Committee secures more than £32,000 for James Hargreaves heritage trail

The Stanhill Village Residents and Fete Committee are planning a project to recognise the inventor of the spinning jenny

PICTURES: Accrington Academy students give A Levels reaction

Students across the borough have been opening their results this morning

Videos & Photos

PICTURES: Pub boiler stables transformed into restaurant

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

Time Trip: Classic Observer photos from our archives

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