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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.

 

Hyndburn council facing 'major challenges' to budget in coming years

Officers have identified £870,000 of savings over the next financial year

Huge hikes in funeral charges labelled a 'death tax'

Burial costs will increase by ONE THIRD to £700, with cremations going up to £625

Accrington Observer hands in your petition to save Hyndburn's libraries

More than 1,600 people backed the campaign to save our five libraries

Oswaldtwistle school headteacher in 'evolution is not a fact' Twitter row

A tweet attributed to St Andrew’s CE primary head Tina Wilkinson said there is 'more evidence that Bible is true'

Council tax bills to rise by at least £30 after LCC approves 3.99pc hike

...but thousands of the borough's poorest will pay £82 more

'Shocking' figures reveal Hyndburn's dangerous dogs problem

Dozens of dangerous dogs were put to sleep in 2013 and 2014

House price growth in Accrington in bottom 10 in the country - report

The Halifax report blamed weak employment and economic conditions

Families facing bleak Christmas as up to 15 jobs axed at brickworks

The 'Nori' brickyard was hailed as proof of economic recovery by the PM earlier this year

Bus chief's warning over plans to replace routes with volunteer drivers

Pilkington Buses say they may have to axe services if subsidy cuts go ahead

Library users hit by fee hikes as axe hovers over 40 sites

Fines have been hiked, charges increased, and exemptions axed by the county council

Peel councillor Wendy Dwyer to retire next year after 23 years

The veteran Labour councillor will not be seeking re-election next year

Hyndburn MP Graham Jones 'on the fence' over Syria air strikes on ISIS

Mr Jones said he is still unsure what he will do in tonight's key Commons vote

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

Videos & Photos

Gallery: Time-trip: Can you spot any familiar faces in these shots from the 2000s?

Pictures: Darts stars Colin Lloyd and Wayne Mardle thrill Poplar Club at charity event

GALLERY: Hyndburn Museum and Heritage Centre's new unit completed

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