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Would-be police officer from Oswaldtwistle caught out by notorious 'Paedophile Hunter' Stinson

Kristian Kirk pleaded guilty to attempting to arrange or facilitate the commission of a child sex offence

Tributes paid to much loved football coach and teacher from Oswaldtwistle

John Haydock passed away on May 19 after a short battle against a brain infection, aged 68

UPDATE: Army gives verdict on World War Two mortar shell found by dog walker

The 70-year-old shell was unearthed near a farm in Clayton-le-Moors on Tuesday

New Hyndburn Mayor Marlene Haworth set to take up the reins

A Mayor-making ceremony will take place this weekend

Burglar raided Oswaldtwistle house while young children slept - only 10 days after being released from prison

Gary Ward, of Bright Street, Oswaldtwistle, has been jailed for four years

Would-be police officer from Oswaldtwistle caught out by notorious 'Paedophile Hunter' Stinson

Kristian Kirk pleaded guilty to attempting to arrange or facilitate the commission of a child sex offence

UPDATE: Army gives verdict on World War Two mortar shell found by dog walker

The 70-year-old shell was unearthed near a farm in Clayton-le-Moors on Tuesday

New Hyndburn Mayor Marlene Haworth set to take up the reins

A Mayor-making ceremony will take place this weekend

GALLERY: Mourners pay respect to councillor and former Mayor Pam Barton

Dozens of family, friends and colleagues gathered for a service today
Burnley Crown Court

Man goes on trial accused of raping a teenager after night out in Accrington

James Dean, of Hermitage Street, Rishton, denies two counts of rape at Burnley Crown Court

Jailed: 'Sadistic' bully who hanged children from door hooks and locked them in cupboards

David Lamb, 47, terrorised two young boys in sadistic campaign during the 90s

School children set to visit police cells and speak to ex-convicts to help prevent crime

It comes as police figures show a 5.3 per cent increase in violent crime across Hyndburn over the last 12 months

Accrington men arrested on suspicion of rape bailed

Five men - including two from Accrington - have been bailed pending further enquiries into historic allegations of sexual abuse

Food Bank based in Great Harwood welcomes county council donation

The Our Food Bank operates from Orchard Street Methodist Church and helps families across the borough

Gallery: Thousands flock to Bank Holiday Great Harwood Agricultural Show

Families and children enjoyed demonstrations from knights, strongmen, cattle parades, dogs teams and pipe bands

Long-serving Great Harwood pub landlords set to retire this summer

Maureen and Bob Smith have run the Plough on Queen Street for 19 years

Watch: Motorcyclist lets schoolgirl ride on the front of his bike during rush hour

The footage shows a blonde youngster perched in front of a biker as he rode through Great Harwood during rush hour

Would-be police officer from Oswaldtwistle caught out by notorious 'Paedophile Hunter' Stinson

Kristian Kirk pleaded guilty to attempting to arrange or facilitate the commission of a child sex offence

Tributes paid to much loved football coach and teacher from Oswaldtwistle

John Haydock passed away on May 19 after a short battle against a brain infection, aged 68

New Hyndburn Mayor Marlene Haworth set to take up the reins

A Mayor-making ceremony will take place this weekend

Burglar raided Oswaldtwistle house while young children slept - only 10 days after being released from prison

Gary Ward, of Bright Street, Oswaldtwistle, has been jailed for four years

UPDATE: Army gives verdict on World War Two mortar shell found by dog walker

The 70-year-old shell was unearthed near a farm in Clayton-le-Moors on Tuesday

Food Bank based in Great Harwood welcomes county council donation

The Our Food Bank operates from Orchard Street Methodist Church and helps families across the borough

Green Flag Award judges pay visit to Cutwood Park

The judges were greeted at the Rishton park by two school parties

Man trapped in car for nine hours with broken leg and internal injuries

Police have appealed for information after the man was discovered by a passing member of the public near Rishton

Baxenden sewer replacement works will last up to four weeks

Temporary traffic lights have been installed on Manchester Road near to Holland's Pies

Last chance to enter Accrington Carnival Queen contest as May 22 deadline approaches

Gemma Grimshaw, from Church, Sarah Louise Munroe, from Baxenden and Cassandra Jones, from Accrington, are all in contention for the crown

New leadership team installed at Hyndburn Conservative group after Peter Britcliffe steps down

New Tory leader Tony Dobson and deputy Terry Hurn
Tony Dobson has been voted group leader, with Terry Hurn as deputy leader

Pupils excel at British Schools Biathlon Competition

Four pupils from Baxenden St John's CE Primary School travelled competed at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

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GALLERY: Mourners pay respect to councillor and former Mayor Pam Barton

GALLERY: Artist impressions for new multi-million business and recreation park creating 2,000 jobs

VIDEO: Hundreds commemorate VE Day with service and parade

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