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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.

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

Labour celebrate 'fantastic' election result

The party held all seven of the seats they were defending in the borough council elections on May 7 and gained two previously independent seats in Clayton-le-Moors and Huncoat, bringing their overall tally to 24.

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Local Elections 2015 live: Hyndburn goes to the polls

Follow our live blog throughout the day for election results as they come in from Hyndburn and around the country.

Labour's Graham Jones re-elected as Hyndburn MP

Labour increase majority by more than 10 per cent.

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Election 2015 live: Hyndburn goes to the polls

Follow our live blog throughout the night for election results as they come in from Hyndburn and around the country.

Hyndburn and Haslingden constituency results

General Election results from the Hyndburn and Haslingden constituency

Accrington local election results 2015: Full breakdown from Hyndburn Borough Council

The votes in the local election 2015 have been counted and here's how Accrington voted and who the councillors are

GENERAL ELECTION: Accrington students get into the election day spirit

Hollins Techology College set up their own polling station in the school reception

First Accrington to Manchester direct train services set to start

The new line will officially open to rail passengers on May 17

Tributes paid to former Mayor of Hyndburn Pam Barton

Council colleagues have spoken of their shock and sadness after Coun Barton lost her battle with cancer this morning

Hyndburn parliamentary candidates make their pledge for your vote

The Conservatives, Greens, Labour, Liberal Democrats and UKIP are looking for your support on May 7

Parliamentary hopefuls trade blows in town hustings

Candidates traded blows over policing, the plight of the constituency’s town centres, foodbanks and zero hours contracts at Haslingden Library

'Strange hieroglyphics' left outside town hall after chewing gum removal

Power washes to clean chewing gum off the streets has left markings on pavements in Accrington town centre

Tributes paid to former Great Harwood councillor and mental health worker

David Forshaw, from Rishton, represented the Labour party on Hyndburn council in the late 1990s

General election hustings events announced

Parliamentary candidates in Hyndburn and Haslingden are set to lock horns in a series of election debates

VIDEO: Men spared jail for offences linked to organised dog fighting

District judge ‘satisfied’ banned dogs were ‘being used for illegal dog fighting’.

Clayton-le-Moors UKIP candidate also standing in Durham

A council candidate has defended standing in Hyndburn while also running for a parliamentary seat 100 miles away

Four colours and four couples to do battle for Hyndburn council seats

Twelve council seats are up for grabs in the forthcoming local elections on May 7

Council attacked over empty shops re-occupation record

There are 139 empty shops on the borough's high streets, but only two applications for rates discounts for occupying them have been made

Find My Seat: Use our interactive guide to the big General Election issues in YOUR area

Just enter your postcode and you can find a raft of information about your constituency, including who your election candidates are, the history of the seat, how it rates for economy, cost of living, immigration and pensions

Five-way fight for Hyndburn Commons seat in general election

Candidates have been announced this morning for the parliamentary and local council elections on May 7

Videos & Photos

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

GALLERY: Artist impressions for new multi-million business and recreation park creating 2,000 jobs

VIDEO: Hundreds commemorate VE Day with service and parade

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