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Motorway collision between Huncoat and Clayton-le-Moors leaves woman with broken spine

The incident happened on the eastbound carriageway between junction seven and junction eight of the M65 at around 1pm, on Friday December 12.

Mosque damaged after nearby arson attack on caravan

Firefighters from Hyndburn were called to Richmond Hill Street in Accrington to tackle the torched caravan parked on the road.

Drivers warned over roadworks

Lancashire County Council are set to start the works at the busy junction in Oswaldtwistle as part of the Pennine Reach public transport scheme.

Police seize hundreds of cannabis plants at factory

PC Vicky Wilson and PCSO Chris McKiernan from the Neighbour Team executed a drug warrant at St Lawrence Street with the assistance of the Operations Support Unit.

Lowerfold Park furnished with a brand new gate

The gate has been funded by the Great Harwood councillors and was installed by the Parks Team at Hyndburn Green Spaces Forum, in November.

Mosque damaged after nearby arson attack on caravan

Firefighters from Hyndburn were called to Richmond Hill Street in Accrington to tackle the torched caravan parked on the road.

Drivers warned over roadworks

Lancashire County Council are set to start the works at the busy junction in Oswaldtwistle as part of the Pennine Reach public transport scheme.

Police appeal to trace wanted man

Ryan Gordon, 24, was jailed for 16 months at Burnley Crown Court in January for a burglary at an address in Baxenden in September 2013.

Six homes evacuated after blaze ripped through shop

Four people were treated for the effects of smoke inhalation after the fire on Blackburn Road in Accrington.

Police seize hundreds of cannabis plants at factory

PC Vicky Wilson and PCSO Chris McKiernan from the Neighbour Team executed a drug warrant at St Lawrence Street with the assistance of the Operations Support Unit.

Police called to reports of sexual assault at popular town park

Police said they were called to Peel Park in Accrington in the early hours of Saturday, December 13.

Police seize over 200 cannabis plants

PC Vicky Wilson and PCSO Chris McKiernan from the Neighbour Team executed a drug warrant at St Lawrence Street with the assistance of the Operations Support Unit.

Police appeal to trace four men

Police are hunting burglars who stole 45 handbags from a home in Didsbury
Police are appealing for help to trace four men they would like to speak to in connection with various offences across the borough.

Police seize hundreds of cannabis plants at factory

PC Vicky Wilson and PCSO Chris McKiernan from the Neighbour Team executed a drug warrant at St Lawrence Street with the assistance of the Operations Support Unit.

Lowerfold Park furnished with a brand new gate

The gate has been funded by the Great Harwood councillors and was installed by the Parks Team at Hyndburn Green Spaces Forum, in November.

Military health worker earns major honour

Belinda Laming, a drug and alcohol caseworker for the North West Military Veterans’ Service, won the Military Civilian Health Partnership Awards in the Healthcare Civilian of the Year category.

Police seize over 200 cannabis plants

PC Vicky Wilson and PCSO Chris McKiernan from the Neighbour Team executed a drug warrant at St Lawrence Street with the assistance of the Operations Support Unit.

Firefighters called to collision in Oswaldtwistle

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said the initial 999 call suggested someone might have been trapped following the two-car collision on Blackburn Road however this wasn't the case.

£1k prize winners thank their voters

Hyndburn Used Furniture has been named as the winner of the Vodafone Community Connection Award after gaining the most public votes.

£1k prize winners thank their voters

Hyndburn Used Furniture has been named as the winner of the Vodafone Community Connection Award after gaining the most public votes.

£1.5m park facelift is another step nearer

The council, working with charity Newground Together, has moved to the second stage of a bid for £1,461,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to carry out renovation works at the Oswaldtwistle park.

Police appeal to trace wanted man

Ryan Gordon, 24, was jailed for 16 months at Burnley Crown Court in January for a burglary at an address in Baxenden in September 2013.

Hard man tackles desert challenge

Sean Williams, from Rishton, travelled to Las Vegas to compete in the World’s Toughest Mudder and was ranked in the top 100 in the world.

Police appeal to trace four men

Police are hunting burglars who stole 45 handbags from a home in Didsbury
Police are appealing for help to trace four men they would like to speak to in connection with various offences across the borough.

Countdown to Christmas has begun

Christmas carols and the big switch-on came to Great Harwood on Friday evening at Towngate Square, and on the same evening Rishton's lights were turned on outside the Civic Centre/Library.

Police appeal to trace wanted man

Ryan Gordon, 24, was jailed for 16 months at Burnley Crown Court in January for a burglary at an address in Baxenden in September 2013.

Countdown to Christmas has begun

Christmas carols and the big switch-on came to Great Harwood on Friday evening at Towngate Square, and on the same evening Rishton's lights were turned on outside the Civic Centre/Library.

Picture gallery: Thousands flock to Accrington for Christmas lights

The 2011 winner performed to cheering crowds outside the Market Hall and was joined on stage by fellow musicians We Are Tiger Heart, Hannah Joy, Redd, Amy-Jo Clough and Matt Fitzgerald.

Swimmers take the plunge for charity

The Accrington Rotary Club event, organised in partnership with the Observer, was attended by more than 200 spectators and saw 15 teams complete 1,552 lengths for a charity or community group of their choice.

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