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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.

 

Gallery: Police investigating fears that a serial cat poisoner is on the loose

Rachel Wood has seen all five of her cats killed by antifreeze poisoning

Police called after sit-in protest in front of doomed giant redwood tree

The giant sequoia in Rhyddings Park has been toppled despite opposition from 2,000 people

Crime fears see listed St James Church Kirk put up for sale

Church bosses say a series of attempted break-ins have made the vacant building 'a safety risk'

Accrington name to be restored to House of Commons under new proposals

The Boundary Commission plans would see the Hyndburn seat enlarged and renamed

Anger as it's confirmed LCC to close three Hyndburn libraries

A total of nine county-run public buildings will be axed, beginning this month

Accrington Victoria hospital parking fees plan branded 'scandalous'

Fees will be introduced at all East Lancashire hospitals from October

Hundreds attend funeral of former Accrington councillor Wendy Dwyer

Wendy, who was made an Honorary Alderman in May, passed away last week aged 81

Hyndburn MP promises to stick by Labour if Jeremy Corbyn wins again

Graham Jones says the state of the party is "shocking" and is backing Owen Smith for leader

MP enlisted David Cameron in talks to save our libraries

The former PM wrote to Graham Jones about proposed library cuts before leaving No. 10 earlier this month

Tributes paid to former long serving councillor Wendy Dwyer

Family and former council colleagues have spoken of their sadness following her death on Monday

MP: Remain supporters should accept democracy and move on

More than 2,300 people from Hyndburn have signed a petition calling for a second EU referendum

Hyndburn MP launches blistering attack on Jeremy Corbyn's leadership

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Graham Jones told the Observer that Mr Corbyn is 'not fit to lead'

EU: Celebration, anxiety and shock - Hyndburn reacts to the referendum

David Cameron is to resign as PM after triumph for Vote Leave

Labour council leader backs Vote Leave and says mass migration is "dangerous"

Hyndburn's politicians and business leaders set out how they intend to vote in the EU referendum

GALLERY: Town hall packed for inaugural Hyndburn Business Awards

The best in the borough picked up awards in a host of categories

PICTURES: Hundreds cheer on 'yomping' ex-Marine on march to the Somme

Mark Warrener stopped off in Accrington as part of his 650-mile gruelling trek to the battlefields

Annual Prom in the Park scrapped as organisers cite parks funding cuts

It comes as budgets for parks and weed killing have been slashed across Hyndburn

BREAKING: Explosion under pavement in Accrington town centre

Abbey Street has been closed and evacuated and emergency services are in attendance

Boris Johnson makes Brexit campaign visit to Accrington clothing factory

The MP arrived at the Simon Jersey plant, which makes clothes for the Olympics Team GB

Election candidate complains over councillors' Hillsborough comments

Patrick McGinley said he has reported two councillors over comments they made regarding his former career in South Yorkshire Police

Three communities rally to fight library closure proposals

Seven community buildings - including Oswaldtwistle, Clayton-le-Moors and Rishton libraries - are facing the axe

More than 130 people attend meeting on fracking in borough

The meeting at St Christopher's High School heard from anti-fracking groups

Hospital bosses admit 'surge in demand' after "terrible" delays at Royal Blackburn

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Non-emergency patients were urged to stay away from the hospital's "very busy" A and E

REVEALED: Three Hyndburn libraries facing chop in cuts announcement - but two saved

Five children's centres are also facing closure under the county council cuts

ELECTIONS 2016: Mayor Marlene Haworth loses council seat as Labour strengthens grip on Hyndburn

Mayor Marlene Haworth was the big electoral casualty as Labour strengthened its position at this afternoon’s Hyndburn council elections.

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Hyndburn Local Election results live updates: all the winners and losers

We're bringing the live updates from the local and police commissioner election counts at Accrington Town Hall

Public meeting tomorrow as licence paves the way for fracking in Hyndburn

Accrington, Oswaldtwistle and Baxenden have all been licensed for shale gas exploration

Hyndburn defendants appearing in front of the courts

Our regular Before the Bench column from Blackburn and Burnley magistrates

Exclusive: Local parties make plea for your vote at Local Elections 2016

Elections for Hyndburn council and the Police and Crime Commissioner are on May 5

MP hits out at plans to scrap Accrington walk-in centre

Bosses are proposing to create health hubs accessed by telephone appointment

Videos & Photos

Gallery: Police investigating fears that a serial cat poisoner is on the loose

Freshers fair at Mount Carmel High helps new pupils settle in

Accrington Conservative Club arson investigation ends due to lack of evidence

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