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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.

Teen makes it through first round of X Factor

Reece Bibby, 15, of Accrington wowed judges in the first episode of the series screened on Saturday night, with an acoustic version of Disclosure’s Latch, which had his family in tears backstage.

Julie to attend cancer debate

Julie, who is from Accrington, has been campaigning for greater research of the disease since bowing out of Coronation Street earlier this year, where she played cancer sufferer Hayley Cropper.

Blaze tears through former working men's club (picture gallery)

Four fire crews and police officers were called to the disused Straits Club on Mill Hill in Oswaldtwistle.

Residents evacuated as 'suspicious' bedroom fire breaks out

Around 15 residents and staff at Springhill Care Home off Fairfield Street in Accrington fled the building on Sunday evening before fire crews arrived.

Teen makes it through first round of X Factor

Reece Bibby, 15, of Accrington wowed judges in the first episode of the series screened on Saturday night, with an acoustic version of Disclosure’s Latch, which had his family in tears backstage.

Julie to attend cancer debate

Julie, who is from Accrington, has been campaigning for greater research of the disease since bowing out of Coronation Street earlier this year, where she played cancer sufferer Hayley Cropper.

Residents evacuated as 'suspicious' bedroom fire breaks out

Around 15 residents and staff at Springhill Care Home off Fairfield Street in Accrington fled the building on Sunday evening before fire crews arrived.

Send us a picture of your child's first day at school in Accrington

Parents are frantically sewing name tags into uniforms and purchasing new school shoes to make sure their young one is ready for the first day of term.

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.

Drug peddling gang off our streets (picture gallery)

Eight men were jailed and a further three received suspended jail terms following the six-month police intelligence operation last year involving around 70 police officers.

Police chief impressed by young cadets

The young Volunteer Police Cadets – who are all between 13 and 18 – helped out at the Clitheroe Food Festival where they welcomed the public, handed out guides and assisted with directions.

Sex offender jailed for 'flouting' order

Frank Doherty, formerly of Norfolk Grove in Church and Haslingden, was arrested by officers in July this year – only two months after being released from prison for a similar offence.

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.

Town centre pub set for cafe change after plans go-ahead

It comes after Hyndburn Council granted planning permission for the scheme at the Duke of Wellington pub off Towngate.

Haulage firm staff dress up as Santa Claus for calendar

A group of Father Christmases posed at S&B Tippers in Great Harwood to promote the hospice’s festive fundraiser ‘Sponsor Me Santa’.

Jailed, cannabis gang who ran drugs operation

The scale of the operation came to light after a police surveillance operation involving around eight officers.

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.

Blaze tears through former working men's club (picture gallery)

Four fire crews and police officers were called to the disused Straits Club on Mill Hill in Oswaldtwistle.

Residents urged to support plan for new Oswaldtwistle parish council

Hyndburn council’s controlling Labour group decided to abolish area councils in the borough as a cost saving measure earlier this summer.

Adam Machaj aims to make his mark

Oswaldtwistle heavyweight offered to step in after Dereck Chisora was forced to pull out of his title fight with Tyson Fury last month.

World Wars exhibition for Rishton artist

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

Lancashire League review

LOWERHOUSE need seven points from their last three games to win the title, despite ENFIELD winning twice last weekend.

Drunk pair locked up for attack

James Dean and Richie Gardiner attacked Anthony Pemberton at a friend’s house in Rishton after the victim started pushing them out of the building, Burnley Crown Court heard.

Five-year-old seriously injured in M65 accident

The 44-year-old male driver also suffered broken bones in the crash at around 9.15pm on Thursday.

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.

Ribblesdale League review

BAXENDEN did GREAT HARWOOD a favour last weekend in the Ribblesdale League title race.

The nominations for schools are in!

The nominations are in as people across Hyndburn have been voting for the school they think deserves School of the Year at the Hyndburn Sports Awards.

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