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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.

Armed Forces Day celebrated at Gatty Park with ceremony and fun day

A minutes silence was also held following the death of Royal British Legion caseworker and Freeman of the Borough Roy Lockwood

UPDATE: Accrington Carnival celebrates 50 years of Queens

Around 8,000 people turned out for the Accrington Lions Community Carnival on Saturday

By-election called for Spring Hill ward in Accrington

The Hyndburn council poll follows the death of former Mayor Pam Barton last month

Excitement mounts in countdown to this weekend's historic 50th anniversary Accrington Carnival

The Soundcasters, who formed in the same year as the first carnival, will be among entertainment at the colourful event

Council writes to government calling for Huncoat and Rishton to be added to direct Manchester rail link

One councillor says the decision to omit the stations from the service is "unbelievable"

Accrington and District Blind Society to launch new sight advice centre

The main meeting room will be dedicated in memory of former Hyndburn MP the late Ken Hargreaves

Appeal for whereabouts of lost 130-year-old cricket trophies

The cups were awarded as part of the disbanded Accrington Cricket League and Mid Week Workers League

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.

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

Hyndburn and Haslingden constituency results

General Election results from the Hyndburn and Haslingden constituency

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

Videos & Photos

PICTURES: Pupils create designs for first ever Great Harwood Coat of Arms

PICTURES: Music lovers enjoy Prom in the Park

UPDATE: Investigators say petrol poured into sewers before Accrington street "explosion"

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