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Paranormal activity in Hyndburn

The legends - taken from a paranormal activity database website - range from the horrifying to the ridiculous.

Degree for Accrington author

Professor Winterson OBE, was honoured at a ceremony, which also formed part of the university’s Foundation Day celebrations.

Time running out to bid for £1,000 priz

The Accrington Observer has teamed up with Vodafone to reward the community group, club or charity most deserving of a cash boost.

Police hunt for three armed robbers who raided an Altham business

Officers were called at around 7.30pm on Wednesday, October 29 after reports that three masked men had entered the Micro Peripherals unit on Shorten Brook Drive on the Altham Industrial Estate and threatened staff.

Stolen copper piping and cabling found

Officers made the discovery at a house on Rawson Avenue in Accrington on Wednesday, October 29.

Degree for Accrington author

Professor Winterson OBE, was honoured at a ceremony, which also formed part of the university’s Foundation Day celebrations.

Time running out to bid for £1,000 priz

The Accrington Observer has teamed up with Vodafone to reward the community group, club or charity most deserving of a cash boost.

Stolen copper piping and cabling found

Officers made the discovery at a house on Rawson Avenue in Accrington on Wednesday, October 29.

More than 100 illegal traveller encampments reported in Hyndburn

The encampments totalled at least 261 vehicles with 11 legal notices and four court orders being issued to move some of them on.

Headbutt thug jailed

Jamie Bowker-Holliday, of Princess Street, Great Harwood, went round to the woman’s house and became aggressive after seeing her talking to another man, Burnley Crown Court heard.

Teen sexually assaulted in Great Harwood

The incident took place at around 5pm on Saturday, October 18 when the victim was approached by a man on Town Hall Street.

Shoplifting up by 25 per cent over five years

The number has increased every year since 2009 with 483 incidents recorded in 2013/14 – a 25 per cent increase from the 382 figure in 2009/10.

House burglars jailed for a total of seven years

Luke Maher, 25, and Daniel Beardsworth, 24, both admitted entering a house on Dill Hall Lane in Church through an unlocked front door and stealing the £7,000 car.

Paranormal activity in Hyndburn

The legends - taken from a paranormal activity database website - range from the horrifying to the ridiculous.

Headbutt thug jailed

Jamie Bowker-Holliday, of Princess Street, Great Harwood, went round to the woman’s house and became aggressive after seeing her talking to another man, Burnley Crown Court heard.

WATCH: 'Stupid' driver who filmed his own police chase is jailed

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Salim Shah drove up to 60mph on roads through Accrington and Great Harwood, causing other cars to swerve out the way and led police at high speeds down alleyways and ‘blind turns’.

Two children diagnosed with E.coli after nursery outbreak

Two children have been diagnosed with E.coli after an outbreak at a nursery.

Groups in for £1k pot

The Accrington Observer has teamed up with Vodafone to reward the community group, club, or charity most deserving of a cash boost.

Beautiful send off for little Ava-Jai

The fifteen-month-old tot had been battling leukaemia and had received a bone marrow transplant seven months ago.

Scouts team up with creepy crawlies for Halloween challenge

The group has organised a lot of activities for the Cooper’s Creepers fun day with a range of creepy crawly themed games, including a challenge to lie in a coffin with a snake.

Concern over rats reports in park

Hyndburn Council received calls from residents concerned about the number of rats that had reportedly spotted in Rhyddings Park, Oswaldtwistle.

Teachers turn to rhyme in bid to rap way to victory in contest

Staff and Year 11 students at Norden High in Rishton have created a 30 second clip as part of the Children in Need ‘Best Day Ever’ competition.

Teen sexually assaulted in Great Harwood

The incident took place at around 5pm on Saturday, October 18 when the victim was approached by a man on Town Hall Street.

Van containing £10,000 of medication stolen

The theft took place at around 1pm on Thursday, October 16 when a white Mercedes Sprinter van was parked outside High Street Medical Centre on High Street.

Nurse in funding challenge for pal

Elisabeth Devey, from Rishton, has set herself a series of challenges including marathons, skydives and a charity ball in aid of the Brain Cancer Charity.

Road closed for an hour after car blaze

A fire crew attended the car on Hexham Close, Baxenden at around 7.45am this morning.

Sheep that's worth £10,000

George Cropper, 24, was rubbing his hands after he sold one of his prize winning Beltex sheep for a record breaking £9,995.

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.

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