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Top honour for Maundy patron Julie

Councillors voted unanimously in favour of awarding the Accrington actress and Maundy Relief charity patron one of Hyndburn’s highest honours.

X Factor star at old school

Pupils at Peel Park Primary School were delighted by the visit of old boy and singing starlet Reece Bibby.

Coffee shop worker to stand for Labour for the fourth time

David Hartley, 21, has been a member of the Labour Party since he was 18 and has been selected to run in the Conservative-held ward for the fourth time.

Strongmen in challenge event at Victoria Hotel

An estimated 350 spectators watched the strongmen battle for supremacy over six different events in The Great Harwood Novice Strongman Classic.

Dance teacher reveals the success of her new school

Alice Blokland, 23, of Baxenden has established the Wonderland School of Dance at the Baxenden Conservative Club and has attracted more than 40 students in five weeks.

X Factor star at old school

Pupils at Peel Park Primary School were delighted by the visit of old boy and singing starlet Reece Bibby.

Dance teacher reveals the success of her new school

Alice Blokland, 23, of Baxenden has established the Wonderland School of Dance at the Baxenden Conservative Club and has attracted more than 40 students in five weeks.

Reds' manager James Beattie leaves by mutual consent

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The club confirmed on Friday evening that they and Beattie have decided to terminate their contract by mutual consent with immediate effect.

Call to fly St Andrew's cross

Conservative Councillor Peter Britcliffe wants the borough to show its support for keeping the United Kingdom together by raising the St Andrew’s Cross above the town hall building in the lead up to the historic vote on independence.

Sex offender used library to trawl web

James Craft, 24, was jailed for 18 months after breaching a sexual offences order which requires him to notify police within three days of a change of name or address.

Knife man terrified OAP and girl, four

Glenn Morley, of Dowry Street, Accrington, went over to the woman who is in her sixties and started swearing at her and ‘waving’ a knife around, Burnley Crown Court heard.

Police 'lack strategy' - watchdog

The findings emerged from a HM Inspectorate of Constabulary report into crime prevention and police attendance in police forces in England and Wales.

Police issue CCTV appeal after car vandalised

The incident of criminal damage happened on Thwaites Road in Oswaldtwistle on Saturday, August 30 at around 8pm.

Strongmen in challenge event at Victoria Hotel

An estimated 350 spectators watched the strongmen battle for supremacy over six different events in The Great Harwood Novice Strongman Classic.

Staff taken on blind folded tour of town

Great Harwood councillor Jenny Nedwell, who is a registered blind, arranged for trainers from Guide Dogs for the Blind to take people on a walk around the town centre.

Thug caught after Facebook apology

Joseph Andrew Robinson, of Belfield Road, Accrington, punched Sam England outside Snuffy’s bar in Great Harwood.

Mock 1940s kitchen and hospital set up in exhibit

Members of the Great Harwood Civic Society and History Society have spent weeks pulling together artefacts, pictures, newspaper cuttings and children’s works for the exhibition which is now on show to the public.

Knife man terrified OAP and girl, four

Glenn Morley, of Dowry Street, Accrington, went over to the woman who is in her sixties and started swearing at her and ‘waving’ a knife around, Burnley Crown Court heard.

Luke Blackledge and Artif Ali are Kings on Blackburn's big night

Accrington fighters maintained their momentum with impressive wins at the weekend.

Man's body pulled from canal water

Officers received a call at around 12.50pm on Sunday, September 7 reporting the body of a man in the water in the Leeds Liverpool canal near to Blackburn Road in Oswaldtwistle.

Tributes paid to Con club stalwart

John Farrer, of Malard Place in Oswaldtwistle, passed away on Friday, August 22 after a long illness.

More than £100,000 worth of cannabis seized

Four warrants were carried out at addresses in Hermitage Street and Chapel Street in Rishton on Friday, September 5, and altogether 16 plants were found.

Hospice fundraiser will be in honour of organiser

East Lancashire Hospice volunteer Brenda Musgrove died suddenly last month and over the years had raised more than £7,200 for the charity.

Lancashire League review

ENFIELD turn their attention to claiming the runners-up spot after Lowerhouse clinch the title with two games to spare

World Wars exhibition for Rishton artist

Paintings, drawings and poetry about the two World Wars will be exhibited by a Rishton artist.

Coffee shop worker to stand for Labour for the fourth time

David Hartley, 21, has been a member of the Labour Party since he was 18 and has been selected to run in the Conservative-held ward for the fourth time.

Dance teacher reveals the success of her new school

Alice Blokland, 23, of Baxenden has established the Wonderland School of Dance at the Baxenden Conservative Club and has attracted more than 40 students in five weeks.

Ribblesdale League review

GREAT HARWOOD lost more ground on Clitheroe after playing just one game last weekend while the leaders won twice.

'Little Charmer' receives special pharmacy prize

Little Aoife-Kerr Eland, three, received a basket of flowers from delighted staff at the pharmacy.

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