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House destroyed by 'inferno'

House completely destroyed after exploding into flames

Student hopes to be a carnival queen

16-year-old Rachael Collinson from Great Harwood is the first entrant in Carnival Queen competition

Police CCTV appeal after shoplifting in Accrington and Rishton

Thefts occurred in Argos in Accrington and the Co-op in Rishton on March 23.

Tributes to Great Harwood nurse after cancer fight

Sarah Hodkinson passed away from breast cancer aged 49.

Oswaldtwistle Carnival is back with a bang

The carnival will return this summer after a 16 year absence.

Teenager who slapped Accrington supermarket worker with fish apologises

The 13-year-old girl has written a letter of apology to the victim.

Pensioner suffers head injuries in Accrington collision

The  incident happened at around 2.30pm on Monday, March 31.

Knuzden widower's 'silly hat' charity tribute to wife

Alban Hall wore a miniature Irish-themed hat for a day to raise cash.

Thousands join in Accrington Ron Hill 10k

More than 1,000 people packed into Accrington to celebrate the first every Ron Hill 10km race.

Police release CCTV following shoplifting in Great Harwood

If you recognise the man call 101 quoting crime reference number EL1407191. 

Police CCTV appeal after shoplifting in Accrington and Rishton

Thefts occurred in Argos in Accrington and the Co-op in Rishton on March 23.

Police appeal for information after shoplifting in Rishton and Great Harwood

Police have released images of two people they want to speak to following the theft of baby clothes.

Accrington engineer used cameras to spy on women

Leon Coleman of Lime Street also had 220 child pornography images.

Student hopes to be a carnival queen

16-year-old Rachael Collinson from Great Harwood is the first entrant in Carnival Queen competition

Baxenden fraudster roofer is spared prison

Simon Anthony Fielding, 54, misled one woman into believing the roof of her Baxenden home needed to be completely rebuilt at a cost of £30,000, a court was told.

Tributes to Great Harwood nurse after cancer fight

Sarah Hodkinson passed away from breast cancer aged 49.

Police appeal for information after shoplifting in Rishton and Great Harwood

Police have released images of two people they want to speak to following the theft of baby clothes.

Race for mum who lost her son

Elaine Whitehead, who works as a homelessness officer at Hyndburn Council, completed the Ron Hill Accrington 10k with her colleague Sharon Jackson, from Oswaldtwistle, in memory of her son Shaun who died from a brain tumour in 2013.

Oswaldtwistle Carnival is back with a bang

The carnival will return this summer after a 16 year absence.

Police investigate a series of indecent exposures in Accrington and Oswaldtwistle

Incidents have involved reports of a man exposing himself outside the ground floor windows of women's homes

Oswaldtwistle school's 100th birthday bash

West End Primary has celebrated its 100th birthday.

Pensioner airlifted to hospital after motorbike injury

Lancashire Police said the incident happened on Wilpshire Road just after 10am on Thursday, April 17 and no other vehicles were involved.

Firestarter gran is ‘risk to others’

Bernadette Meadowcroft, admitted starting a blaze at her terraced home in Rishton last summer.

£17k drugs farm dad jailed for year

Michael Tang, 33, rented the two-bedroom house on Shuttleworth Street, Rishton, for six months before police raided the property last August.

Police CCTV appeal after shoplifting in Accrington and Rishton

Thefts occurred in Argos in Accrington and the Co-op in Rishton on March 23.

Baxenden fraudster roofer is spared prison

Simon Anthony Fielding, 54, misled one woman into believing the roof of her Baxenden home needed to be completely rebuilt at a cost of £30,000, a court was told.

Ex-fire boss slams cost saving plans

A former Hyndburn fire chief has criticised plans to remove a fire engine from the borough.

1,000 homes in Hyndburn 'at risk' of flooding

The figures from the Environment Agency also show one in three of those are at 'significant risk'.

Plans to build wind turbine in Baxenden thrown out

Around 50 objectors submitted letters and signed a petition to the council against the turbine.

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