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Hyndburn GCSE Results

Norden High School headteacher Tim Mitchell praised the pupils for the results and said the Rishton school has ‘bucked the national trend’ of declining grades.

Accrington schools' reaction to GCSE Results

School halls across Hyndburn will be filled with nervous students waiting to see if they have done enough to get the grades they needed to progress to the next stage of their education.

Punter waited in bookies before robbing cashier

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

Stanley player's boots stolen in break-in at club's changing rooms

The team was playing away at Cheltenham Town on Saturday, August 16, and when they returned from the fixture, they discovered that the players’ home changing room at the Crown Ground had been broken into and items stolen, including boots.

GCSE Results day - we want your stories and pictures

Pupils at schools and colleges across Accrington will be making their way in to open those all-important envelopes and learn whether they have made the grade.

Accrington schools' reaction to GCSE Results

School halls across Hyndburn will be filled with nervous students waiting to see if they have done enough to get the grades they needed to progress to the next stage of their education.

Punter waited in bookies before robbing cashier

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

GCSE Results day - we want your stories and pictures

Pupils at schools and colleges across Accrington will be making their way in to open those all-important envelopes and learn whether they have made the grade.

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 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.

Accrington schools' reaction to GCSE Results

School halls across Hyndburn will be filled with nervous students waiting to see if they have done enough to get the grades they needed to progress to the next stage of their education.

Jessie fan Lauren shaves off her long locks for charity

Sixteen-year-old Lauren Hayhurst had her long locks shorn off at a charity event at Tricky’s in Oswaldtwistle earlier this month.

Ribblesdale League review

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

Ribblesdale League review

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

Hyndburn GCSE Results

Norden High School headteacher Tim Mitchell praised the pupils for the results and said the Rishton school has ‘bucked the national trend’ of declining grades.

Lancashire League review

Professional Werner Coetsee hopes to return home on Monday with ENFIELD still in title contention heading into the final three games.

Accrington schools' reaction to GCSE Results

School halls across Hyndburn will be filled with nervous students waiting to see if they have done enough to get the grades they needed to progress to the next stage of their education.

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.

'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.

Ribblesdale League review

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

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