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Dad hurled from motorbike in 'terrifying' collision

Jonathan Garratty, 23, was hospitalised and left with concussion after he was thrown from his bike.

Roadworks misery as five mile stretch on M66 shuts

A ​huge section of the A56 and M66 will be closed as Highways England carry out repairs on a bridge over the East Lancashire Railway.

Looking back: Do you know these faces from the 70s?

They were snapped by the former Observer photographer in 1977.

Oswaldtwistle man takes on the Iron Man

Aircraft engineering instructor with BAE Systems, Russell Williams , completed the Iron Man event in Bolton.

Former solider wanted after failing to appear in court

Joseph Andrew Robinson of Accrington is believed to have left the country

Dad hurled from motorbike in 'terrifying' collision

Jonathan Garratty, 23, was hospitalised and left with concussion after he was thrown from his bike.

Looking back: Do you know these faces from the 70s?

They were snapped by the former Observer photographer in 1977.

Accrington drug dealer spared jail after being stopped by police on his motorbike

Chad McMurrough of Richmond Street, Accrington was handed a 12 month sentence, suspended for two years.

Cannabis set-up found in Accrington house

Police in Central and Springhill seized the drugs from a property on Malham Avenue

Pub doorman gets tattoo tribute to Luis Suarez after being bitten by pub goer

Nathan Walker got into a 'struggle' with the bouncer at The Broadway in Accrington

Before the bench: Accrington cases heard by magistrates

The following people have all appeared before Burnley and Blackburn Magistrates Courts.

'Drunk' reveller dressed as elf was punched by man after shouting abuse

Michael Way was punched by David Pilling outside Grants Bar in Accrington the Friday before Christmas

Before the Bench: Hyndburn cases heard at magistrates

The following people have all appeared before Blackburn Magistrates Court.

Former solider wanted after failing to appear in court

Joseph Andrew Robinson of Accrington is believed to have left the country

Great Harwood bank to close after drop in customer numbers

The Great Harwood Barclays branch will shut up shop on Friday, November 13.

PICTURES: Cannabis plants seized from Great Harwood house

Neighbourhood police officers executed a warrant on Grimshaw Street

High value machinery stolen from Great Harwood Golf Club

Burglars stole the tractors and mowers from a garage before driving them away

Oswaldtwistle man takes on the Iron Man

Aircraft engineering instructor with BAE Systems, Russell Williams , completed the Iron Man event in Bolton.

Drug dealer caught after police followed a trail of cannabis bags he had dropped to find him hiding up a tree

Court hears that was Andrew Moores, from Oswaldtwistle, was caught in a modern day version of 'Hanzel and Gretel'

Peter Kay stuns music fans with surprise appearance at Oswaldtwistle gig

The Bolton comedian joined Chirs Difford from the Squeeze at the Civic Theatre

PICTURES: 24-hour respite centre for children and young adults opens at former Masonic Hall

The £1m state-of-the-art facility has created around 30 jobs with bosses looking to take on around 10 more

Redevelopment sites for Rishton Canalside project revealed

Five sites have been identified for development

Tributes paid to after death of former Baxenden Cricket Club president

Leslie Pilkington passed away peacefully aged 98

Methodist minister Rev Pat Brown bids fond farewell to parish

Rev Brown served Great Harwood, Rishton and Clayton-le-Moors and also helped set up a food bank

PICTURES: Rishton school volunteer treks 100km in aid of heart charity

Darren Sagar completed the journey from London to Southend in just over 28 hours without any sleep

Hundreds oppose permanent traveller site plan in Rising Bridge

The plan to create a site for caravans on land off Blackburn Road in Rising Bridge has caused widespread objections

Tributes paid to after death of former Baxenden Cricket Club president

Leslie Pilkington passed away peacefully aged 98

Baxenden actor scoops Best Actor award

Daniel Starkie, 23, dreams of starring in the West End

Shock as five trees are 'poisoned' in Baxenden woodland

The Woodland Trust has demanded action after five mature beech trees in Laund Clough, Baxenden, died suddenly.

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New Brickworks pub and restaurant forced to temporarily close due to travellers

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