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12:02, 29 JAN 2014
Review: Julie Hesmondhalgh in Blindsided at the Royal Exchange Theatre
Coronation Street actress Julie Hesmondhalgh, best known for her long-running role as Hayley Cropper in Coronation Street, was first spotted by Granada in a previous production at the Exchange
Two schools say no to new status
Two Hyndburn schools have confirmed they won’t be taking up the government’s invitation to become academies.
Highs and lows, but no regrets for Greg Pope MP
As he prepares to stand down, Greg Pope talks to Simon Thacker about his highlights as Hyndburn MP over the last 18 years.
MP calls for Brown to step down
HYNDBURN MP Greg Pope has called on Prime Minister Gordon Brown to step down in order to save Labour’s chance of winning the next General Election.
Independent councillors begin working together
FOUR of Hyndburn's Independent councillors have put aside their ideological differences to unite under a single umbrella.
Panellists given big anniversary welcome
BRITAIN’S longest-running public debate programme came to Accrington when BBC Radio Four’s Any Questions was broadcast live from St Christopher’s High School last week.
Rebel with a cause: ‘Loyal’ Greg in bid to oust PM
HYNDBURN’S Labour MP Greg Pope, previously known as an ultra-party loyalist, has emerged as a surprise leading figure in the campaign to oust Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
Security guard among five terror suspects held by police
FIVE men including a security guard at a Church firm are now being held by police in connection with an alleged terrorist plot to kill the Prime Minister.
Goat butts gran in park's pets corner
A RETIRED pensioner who was butted in the face by a goat in an Oswaldtwistle park is calling for action to prevent the same thing happening to a child.
Respect a woman’s decision on veils: MP
AN MP who asked Muslim women to remove their veils has sparked anger in the community and sparked off a national debate.
Drink and drug mix killed voluntary worker
COLLEAGUES at Maundy Grange have paid tribute to an award-winning voluntary worker who died after taking a cocktail of methadone and alcohol.
Hero Ken sees off the bullies
A RETIRED pensioner has been honoured by the Government for talking a stand against vandals and yobs who were terrorising his neighbourhood.
Claire meets her idol
HYNDBURN councillor Claire Hamilton was able to put the voice of youth to Prime Minister Tony Blair when they met at the Labour Party conference in Brighton last week.
Blair Babe Claire wows Brighton conference
HYNDBURN councillor Claire Hamilton took centre stage at the annual Labour Party Conference in Brighton this week.
Father still hopes for Amy’s Law despite Queen’s Speech blank
A FATHER who has been fighting for justice for his dead daughter is confident the Government has listened to his pleas for a change in the law, despite his suggestion being absent from this week's Queen's Speech.
‘A Pope for all Christians’
AS THE world spotlight falls on Rome for the funeral of the Pope on Friday, Hyndburn's Catholics have been paying their own special tributes to the Pontiff.
UPDATES from the campaign trail in Hyndburn ...
Pope slams TU bosses over PM letter
HYNDBURN'S MP Greg Pope has rebuked trade union bosses for writing to Tony Blair in protest against budget plans drawn up by Labour councillors.
Labour budget sparks protest to Tony Blair
TRADE union bosses have written to Tony Blair in protest against Hyndburn Council Labour group's proposed budget.
Home Secretary's angry blast on wardens
HOME Secretary Charles Clarke paid a surprise visit to Accrington on Wednesday - and blasted Hyndburn Council over the loss of the borough's neighbourhood wardens.
Youth worker Debra leaves PM red-faced
PRIME Minister Tony Blair was embarrassed in front of millions when a Hyndburn youth worker wrong-footed him over the neighbourhood wardens "shambles".
Great Scot! Boy takes plea to the top
AN ACCRINGTON youngster has taken a battle to save his impoverished ice hockey team all the way to the top.
THE latest news and stories from the campaign trail ...
Clarets appeal to fans in Accrington
BURNLEY Football Club are appealing to fans in the Hyndburn area to get behind the cash-strapped club.