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Skint' woman allowed £10K of stolen money to be laundered through her account

Andrea Leek, 44, of Spring Street, Rishton pleaded guilty to possessing criminal property

JAILED: Prolific burglars who raided seven Hyndburn properties while owners slept

The victims included a teacher, seven-month pregnant woman and families with young children and babies

Accrington woman was knocked unconscious after being punched in Blackpool

The 24-year-old was celebrating her birthday when the incident happened

Computer trader and repairman found with more than 600 indecent images and videos of children

Mark Pearce, of Garbett Street, Accrington, was given a suspended prison sentence at Burnley Crown Court

Day of music, food and fun ahead at Fusion Festival this weekend

The event in Rhyddings Park has been organised as a fundraiser for the 2016 Oswaldtwistle Carnival

Teenager driver pleads guilty to causing death of Accrington dad-of-two Craig Foster

Harry Shaw, 19, of Norwood View has pleaded guilty to causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving

Thief avoids jail after snatching five charity boxes

Jamie Lee King, 22, of Brunswick Terrace, Accrington made off with the donation boxes after trespassing on four stalls at Blackburn Market.

Fun activities for all the family in Hyndburn this weekend

The Armed Forces Family fun day and the Stanhill Village fete are both taking place on Saturday, June 27

Patients and pupils hit by bus link axe

The hourly 14 and 14A service, which had run from Monday to Saturday between Accrington and Blackburn Hospital, will cease to serve Fern Gore, Green Haworth and Broadfield as of July 26.

Skint' woman allowed £10K of stolen money to be laundered through her account

Andrea Leek, 44, of Spring Street, Rishton pleaded guilty to possessing criminal property

JAILED: Prolific burglars who raided seven Hyndburn properties while owners slept

The victims included a teacher, seven-month pregnant woman and families with young children and babies

Computer trader and repairman found with more than 600 indecent images and videos of children

Mark Pearce, of Garbett Street, Accrington, was given a suspended prison sentence at Burnley Crown Court

Wannabe police officer targeted in online sting targeted by hate campaign

Pictures of Kristian Kirk, formerly of Oswaldtwistle, have been placed near his former home with a picture of a noose

130 homes left in Great Harwood without power after electricity box 'explosion'

Electricity North West has apologised for the inconvenience caused to customers

Police treat electricity box explosion in Great Harwood as suspicious

Emergency services were on the scene for three hours dealing with the incident.

'Fantasist' with over 300 indecent cartoon images of children could face jail

Andrew Charles Whitham, 42, of Worston Lane, Great Harwood, pleaded guilty to three counts of possessing a prohibited image of a child

Police praise cadets after raising money for charity

The Hyndburn and Ribble Valley cadets collected £500 for two charities after a Rotary Club walk

Oswaldtwistle care home rated 'inadequate' by Care Quality Commission

Staff at Church View Residential Home told inspectors they were "under pressure"

Traveller committed 'spree of offending' after struggling to cope with parents' separation

Francis Reilly helped steal a vehicle and tools in Rishton belonging to a National Grid worker

PICTURES: Prom night fun for Accrington students

Pupils from Rhyddings, Mount Carmel and Accrington Academy have held their proms

Man's body found in Oswaldtwistle

The body of a man in his 50s was found near Tinker Brook at around 7.30am this morning

Traveller committed 'spree of offending' after struggling to cope with parents' separation

Francis Reilly helped steal a vehicle and tools in Rishton belonging to a National Grid worker

Four armed masked men rob Rising Bridge post office

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Police were called to the post office on Blackburn Road shortly after 11.05am this morning after reports of a robbery

Police on the scene after Rising Bridge post office robbed

Officers arrived at Rising Bridge Post Office just after 11am on Friday

Gallery: Record numbers expected at the Rishton Festival

Organisers want visitors to embrace the 'Stars in their Eyes' theme and dress up as celebrities on the day

Disappointment at the end of six-year road for Hilltop campaigners

Residents have been campaigning against a housing development on the former Hill Top care home site in Baxenden

Controversial housing scheme for former Hilltop care home site approved at heated planning meeting

The Baxenden planning application was met with 75 objections

Accrington couple share their recipe after 60 years of marriage

Jimmy and Jenny Robertshaw celebrate their Diamond Wedding this week

Soundcasters set to launch 50th anniversary tour at the Accrington Carnival

The veteran band - formed by five Accrington schoolfriends - have performed alongside the likes of Status Quo, Tina Turner and The Hollies

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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"

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