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The borough of Hyndburn is run by the Labour controlled Hyndburn Borough Council and Conservative-controlled Lancashire County Council. It is represented in Parliament by the Labour MP Graham Jones.

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.

'Brace yourselves for service cuts or charge hikes' - Hyndburn council chief warns

Coun Miles Parkinson says local budgets have fallen by a third in five years

Hyndburn MP hits out at Labour rebels over £12 billion welfare cuts 'no' vote

Graham Jones was absent from Monday's vote on the Welfare Reform and Work Bill

Rishton woman celebrates 100th birthday

Marie Hocking, of Talbot Street, received a visit from the Mayor and Mayoress of Hyndburn

New Accrington councillor dedicates by-election to predecessor

Diane Fielding won the Spring Hill by-election on July 9 for Labour

Council leader marks 20 years service

Labour councillor Miles Parkinson first stood in 1995

Hyndburn councillor set to retire after a decade

Rishton Labour councillor Harry Grayson has announced he will not be seeking re-election next year

Labour retain Hyndburn council seat

Diane Fielding recieved 678 votes in a four-way council by-election on Thursday, July 9.

MP calls for war on tobacco as shock smoking death figures are published

A report has found the borough has the second highest rate of smoking-related deaths in Lancashire

Voters to go to the polls in Hyndburn council by-election

Four parties are due to contest the Spring Hill ward seat

Serial cat killer believed to be on the loose in Baxenden

Five cats are believed to have died after eating anti-freeze, including one owned by Hyndburn MP Graham Jones

Former councillor Brian Roberts awarded Honorary Alderman title

Mr Roberts served as St Oswald's councillor in Oswaldtwistle for 15 years

Council vows to fight cuts to 'lifeline' Green Haworth bus service

A motion was put forward at a meeting of Hyndburn council

Armed Forces Day celebrated at Gatty Park with ceremony and fun day

A minutes silence was also held following the death of Royal British Legion caseworker and Freeman of the Borough Roy Lockwood

UPDATE: Accrington Carnival celebrates 50 years of Queens

Around 8,000 people turned out for the Accrington Lions Community Carnival on Saturday

By-election called for Spring Hill ward in Accrington

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

Excitement mounts in countdown to this weekend's historic 50th anniversary Accrington Carnival

The Soundcasters, who formed in the same year as the first carnival, will be among entertainment at the colourful event

Council writes to government calling for Huncoat and Rishton to be added to direct Manchester rail link

One councillor says the decision to omit the stations from the service is "unbelievable"

Accrington and District Blind Society to launch new sight advice centre

The main meeting room will be dedicated in memory of former Hyndburn MP the late Ken Hargreaves

Appeal for whereabouts of lost 130-year-old cricket trophies

The cups were awarded as part of the disbanded Accrington Cricket League and Mid Week Workers League

Watch: Motorcyclist lets schoolgirl ride on the front of his bike during rush hour

The footage shows a blonde youngster perched in front of a biker as he rode through Great Harwood during rush hour

Accrington schoolgirl Halle Carnall's letter of advice to the Prime Minister goes viral

The Accrington Academy pupil, 11, wrote to David Cameron urging him to do more for the poor - and has had 40,000 Facebook shares

Todmorden Curve opens: Watch historic first train journey from Blackburn to Manchester

This exclusive video shows the maiden voyage of the train through Church, Oswaldtwistle and Accrington and along the new Todmorden Curve

End of an era as veteran councillor of 21 years bids farewell to politics

Dave Parkins, 65, was first elected to represent Huncoat in 1994 and served as Mayor in 2001/2

New Tory leader Tony Dobson and deputy Terry Hurn

New leadership team installed at Hyndburn Conservative group after Peter Britcliffe steps down

Tony Dobson has been voted group leader, with Terry Hurn as deputy leader

GALLERY: Mourners pay respect to councillor and former Mayor Pam Barton

Dozens of family, friends and colleagues gathered for a service today

Accrington to Manchester direct train services set to launch this weekend

The countdown has begun to the opening of the new rail link on Sunday, May 17

Shock as Tory leader Peter Britcliffe announces he is to step down after 23 years

The 65-year-old announced he will not be seeking re-election for leadership

New commemorative beer set to go on sale in honour of Hyndburn MP's great-grandfather

Edwin Taylor served in the Royal Ambulance Medical Corps during the First World War

VIDEO: Hundreds commemorate VE Day with service and parade

The service was held at Memorial Park in Great Harwood and organised by the local Royal British Legion branch

Videos & Photos

New Brickworks pub and restaurant forced to temporarily close due to travellers

PICTURES: 2,000 job business and recreation park gets go-ahead

GALLERY: Hyndburn schools celebrate success in Lancashire School Games

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