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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.

Accrington rail campaign: get us back on track

We reported last week that while work on the £8.8m Todmorden Curve is set to be completed on May 12, there will no services running for seven months due to a lack of diesel trains on the market.

Accrington rail link is delayed by lack of trains

Long-awaited work to restore the £8.8 million Todmorden Curve is set to be completed next month, but rail bosses have confirmed there will be no services running until December due to a lack of diesel trains on the market.

Teenager who slapped Accrington supermarket worker with fish apologises

The 13-year-old girl has written a letter of apology to the victim.

Hospital practice is set to stay

Accrington Victoria Hospital GP practice will be open until at least October 2015.

Trading fear over ‘click and collect’ shopping

Tory councillors said they are supportive of the council’s plans to introduce an online shopping facility into the Market Hall and surrounding area, but warned changes need to be made to ensure its success.

‘Growing up cold’: the plight of 4,000 Hyndburn youngsters

Many families are missing out on fuel rebates, it is claimed

Hyndburn council to offer £50 rewards for information on dog fouling

The council is offering cash to people if their information leads to a successful prosecution.

Oswaldtwistle school goes back in time for war project

Around 40 youngsters at Broadfield Specialist School in Oswaldtwistle will work with local artists and historians to investigate what life was like for young people left ‘Home Alone’ as their fathers and brothers went to war.

Hyndburn Council agree on tax freeze

It comes as town hall chiefs ratified plans to slash £1.2 million off their £11.1 million budget, with around two-thirds of savings coming through voluntary staff reductions.

Tributes paid to retiring Hyndburn council chief

Deputy chief executive Steve Tanti will leave Hyndburn Council at the end of March.

1,000 homes in Hyndburn 'at risk' of flooding

The figures from the Environment Agency also show one in three of those are at 'significant risk'.

Former Hyndburn mayor stands for UKIP

Veteran Malcolm Pritchard has previously served as both a Labour and Independent councillor on Hyndburn council, but has now pledged his allegiance to UKIP.

Lancashire faith school pupils hit with £95 bus fair rise

The County County is to hike fees by 25 per cent from September. ed

'Train disgrace' of new Hyndburn service

Former council leader Peter Britcliffe has hit out at the new direct link between Hyndburn and Manchester.

Are you in favour of a smoking ban in cars carrying children? Answer our poll here.

The British Medical Association has said the Parliamentary vote in favour of a ban is an "important step forward in reducing tobacco harm".

Hyndburn Labour council chiefs resist plea for £1 million regeneration

The Conservative opposition group are urging for a cash injection into the borough's town centres.

Hyndburn to receive £350k in New Homes Bonus

The money reflects the number of new homes built or existing ones brought back into use.

Voluntary job losses as Hyndburn Council cuts £800k

The council must slash £1.2 million off their budget.

Members of the Patients Participation Group at the GP practice at Accrington Victoria Hospital

Fears for future of Accrington GP practice

Patients concerned for the future of the centre at Accrington Victoria Hospital after the service was placed under review.

Ian Robinson meets Nigel Farage of UKIP

Great Harwood Councillor defects to UKIP

Councillor Ian Robinson will switch allegiances at this year's local elections.

Peel Park priamry school Accrington

Accrington school opts out as polling station

Bosses at Peel Park Primary say they had serious safety concerns.

Police tax up in Hyndburn

Police and Crime Commissioner says 1.99 per cent rise is necessary in face of government cuts

Hyndburn council condemns betting machines

A meeting of Hyndburn Council voted to condemn fixed odds betting machines.

UKIP Leader Nigel Farage visits Hyndburn

The meeting for North West businesses was held at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel in Clayton-le-Moors.

Growing concern over Hyndburn allotment rule changes

New tenancy agreements have been labelled 'bananas'.

Taxpayers paying 'more for less' after county council cuts

Lancashire County Council are proposing a two per cent council tax increase.

Hyndburn bus subsidies to be slashed

Lancashire County Council will cut subsidies for some evening and weekend services.

County Council to slash 2,500 jobs

The non-school posts will come from voluntary redundancies, it is hoped.

Cuts to Hyndburn bus subsidies planned

Evening and weekend services could be slashed as county council bosses plan to withdraw funding.

Hyndburn taxpayers set for council tax bill hikes

The county council is consulting on plans to up their share of the bill by almost two per cent.

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Stuart Pike
Deputy editor specialising in politics
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District reporter
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Court reporter
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Kate Watkins
Reporter specialising in communities
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Photographer and columnist