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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.

Girl inspired to fundraise after seeing councillor's bike challenge

Cori Whittaker, 11, of Banbury Close in Milnshaw, saw local ward councillor Paul Cox complete a charity cycle ride in aid of Accrington Blind Society and the North West Air Ambulance following an article in the Observer a few weeks ago and contacted him to see what she could do to help.

Police launch appeal after burglars smash their way into children's nursery

The First Class Day Nursery on Noble Street in Rishton was targeted last weekend by unknown offenders who disabled their CCTV system before smashing a window to gain entry.

Retired art teacher from Rishton launches Japanese-style exhibit at Haworth gallery

Valerie Haney, of Blackburn Road, has showcased 11 pieces of her work in a style influenced by Japanese culture.

Beer festival at Con Club in bid to raise £2,500 for Guide Dogs

Bosses at Rishton Conservative Club said the proceeds will go towards Guide Dogs UK

Girl inspired to fundraise after seeing councillor's bike challenge

Cori Whittaker, 11, of Banbury Close in Milnshaw, saw local ward councillor Paul Cox complete a charity cycle ride in aid of Accrington Blind Society and the North West Air Ambulance following an article in the Observer a few weeks ago and contacted him to see what she could do to help.

Retired art teacher from Rishton launches Japanese-style exhibit at Haworth gallery

Valerie Haney, of Blackburn Road, has showcased 11 pieces of her work in a style influenced by Japanese culture.

Punter ransacked till at bookmakers

The incident happened at Paddy Power bookies on Union Street in Accrington and bosses said the offender had been inside for around 90 minutes and was ‘biding his time’ to strike.

Gardeners celebrate Allotment Week with Question Time event

Food growers from three allotment sites gathered at Meadoway allotments just off Queen’s Road West to throw tricky questions at two local experts.

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.

Man loses appeal over bailiff assault

Sean Young, of Slaidburn Drive, Accrington, got into a row with council tax enforcement bailiff Kerrie Cave after she visited his house to carry out a court order to seize goods because of unpaid council tax. She clamped a Volvo car - which he used - after Young refused to pay the £430 bill.

Dad’s drugs farm caused house fire

Flames took hold in the roof of Robert Collinge’s Great Harwood home where he had tampered with the electrics to help him grow 38 cannabis plants.

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.

Firefighters praised for help in World War One commemorations

Maureen Tomlinson, of the Great Harwood Civic Society, said they wanted to place the Union Jack’s along Queen Street in Great Harwood in time for the centenary celebrations.

Man ‘picked up axes’ in row with wife

David Coleman, of Park Road, Great Harwood, received the news at a friend’s barbecue and was also told his wife would be staying the night at her new boyfriend’s home, a judge was told.

Ribblesdale League review

SYED Shahabuddin was back with a bang last weekend as he helped GREAT HARWOOD to a crucial derby win against BAXENDEN.

Students across borough waking up to A-level results

Richard Jones, headteacher at St Christopher’s, said the school had enjoyed a record breaking year.

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.

Race against time for Clint

Clint Houlahan was diagnosed with a very rare form of lung cancer in 2010, and doctors have given him just 12 months to live.

Police launch appeal after burglars smash their way into children's nursery

The First Class Day Nursery on Noble Street in Rishton was targeted last weekend by unknown offenders who disabled their CCTV system before smashing a window to gain entry.

Retired art teacher from Rishton launches Japanese-style exhibit at Haworth gallery

Valerie Haney, of Blackburn Road, has showcased 11 pieces of her work in a style influenced by Japanese culture.

Beer festival at Con Club in bid to raise £2,500 for Guide Dogs

Bosses at Rishton Conservative Club said the proceeds will go towards Guide Dogs UK

Ribblesdale League review

SYED Shahabuddin was back with a bang last weekend as he helped GREAT HARWOOD to a crucial derby win against BAXENDEN.

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.

Ribblesdale League review

GREAT HARWOOD spurned the chance to pile the pressure on table toppers Clitheroe as they lost last Saturday.

‘We were right’ says bins chief

Around 3,600 homes in Baxenden and the Peel area of Accrington were left without bin collections for four weeks last month due to strike action by binmen over pay.

'Rats and foxes' fear after bins are left out for weeks

Residents and councillors said they have seen rats and foxes snooping around overflowing bins and an increase in fly-tipping on back streets.

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