The plan, drawn up by Conservative town centre councillor Tony Dobson, calls for an extension to parking hours, discounts on council tax bills to residents who shop locally and more ‘substantial events’ to boost visitor numbers
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has apologised to Suzanne Savage, 29, of Dill Hall Lane, Accrington, for failing to pay her £3,600 in benefits over eight months – after being contacted by the paper.
Parents and children were joined by community leaders, local dignitaries and representatives of the Royal British Legion to pay their respects to drummer Rigby who died near the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich on May 22.
Last week the Observer reported Hyndburn council had set aside £210,000 to repay overcharged taxi licensing fees after bosses admitted statutory notices advertising taxi fee hikes had not been placed in the press since 2004.
In total Labour won five of the six seats on offer, although Conservative big-hitter Peter Britcliffe managed to hold his Oswaldtwistle seat with 1,566 votes, as Labour replaced the biggest party in Lancashire with No Overall Control.
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