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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.

Police cuts U turn as crime rates rise

Huge rises in areas of crime in the borough including assault, burglary and public order offences

Join battle to save libraries from the axe

The shocking impact of Lancashire County Council’s funding crisis was laid bare this week after it was revealed that it is to shut half its libraries across the county.

PICTURES: Thousands across Hyndburn pay their respects on Remembrance Sunday

Crowds lined the streets and took part in services and parades with young and old laying poppy wreaths

PICTURES: Charity run raises more than £1,500 for the Armed Forces

Organisers of the run2remember have praised those who attended

The Northern Powerhouse - what is it and how will it affect Hyndburn?

Simon Allin asks is the Chancellor's much-vaunted policy a golden goose or empty slogan?

MP Graham Jones defends not opposing government's fiscal charter

Mr Jones was one of 21 MPs who defied Labour whips by abstaining from the Commons vote

Looking Back: Old photographs from the archives

Charity team helped out and minister paid a visit

Sex offences and home burglaries on the rise in Lancashire - despite overall drop in recorded crime

The figures come as Lancashire Constabulary is awarded an 'Outstanding' rating

Hyndburn revealed as England's 'fly-tipping capital'

Council is biggest spender in tackling offenders- and YOU are footing the bill

MP Graham Jones calls for more high skilled immigration into borough

Mr Jones told a House of Commons debate that the arrival of more low skilled migrants could harm the economy

Streetlights 'could go out' in next round of cutbacks

Council chiefs revealed funding cuts could leave only statutory services in place by 2017/2018

Accrington's Julie Hesmondhalgh gives impassioned anti-austerity speech to TUC activists

The left wing former Corrie star spoke at a rally held to coincide with the Conservative conference

Looking back: Top netball teams out to claim cup glory

Former Observer photographer Garth Dawson looks back at snaps from yesteryear.

Landowner's refusal to sell halts plans for Rising Bridge traveller site

Baxenden Chemicals have confirmed that they are not willing to sell the site

Have your say: Consultation launched over proposals to ban dogs from sports pitches and play areas

Hyndburn council could introduce public space protection orders following new legislation

Looking back: Churches' big days and champion bowlers

Young parishioners taking part in their First Communion are shown in this weeks top picture.

Accrington MP resigns from the front benches saying Jeremy Corbyn 'does not hold true Labour Values'

Hyndburn MP Mr Jones, who was a shadow party whip, resigned moments after Mr Corbyn was declared victorious in the Labour leadership

Hard-working students pitch in to help bring the community together

The National Citizen Service is the driving force behind the students' endeavours

Hyndburn has highest proportion of food outlets in need of improvement in East Lancashire

Forty-eight of the area's 657 premises need either Major or Urgent improvement in food hygiene

Thousands of Hyndburn's worst off facing 35 per cent council tax hike

The council is planning to slash council tax support for the worst off by up to £74 a year

Accrington trader invited to Cilla Black funeral

Kevin Horkin, 52, who owns Spex Opticians in Church Street became close friends with the singer and TV personality through charity work.

GALLERY: New photos released showing progress of new Accrington bus station

Work started earlier this week erecting the steelwork for the building

PICTURES: A Levels reaction from Accrington's St Christopher's High School

Students across the borough have been opening their results this morning

PICTURES: Major roadworks at Oswaldtwistle junction finished after nearly two months of delays

Works at the junction of Henry Street, Market Street and Blackburn Road were due to be finished in May

Churchfield House turned over to community on 25-year lease

Hyndburn council has approved the transfer of the historic Great Harwood building

Tributes paid to Honorary Alderman and former council deputy leader Peter Clarke

Mr Clarke served as councillor in the Overton ward of Great Harwood for 14 years

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

Videos & Photos

PICTURES: Pub boiler stables transformed into restaurant

Time-trip: Our column of classic Accrington Observer pictures from the recent past

Time Trip: Classic Observer photos from our archives

In This Week's Paper


Stuart Pike
Deputy editor specialising in politics
Alex Bell
Bethany English
District reporter
Beth Abbit
Court reporter
Jon Macpherson
Kate Watkins
Reporter specialising in communities
Garth Dawson
Photographer and columnist