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Talented Whitworth music student secures scholarship in Norway

Zoe Wright is off to study on a one-year specialist band course in Norway

New cemetery needed after Great Harwood graveyard set to be full in less than two years

Proposals have been drawn up for a new cemetery for the town

Firefighters called to Accrington house after laptop catches fire

The incident took place on Medina Close after the laptop had been left on a hob

Financial director who stole £150k in cash and expenses ordered to pay less than a TENTH of his criminal earnings

Christopher Horsfield, or Orchard Drive, Oswaldtwistle, stole the money over a six-year period

Revealed: Benefits cheats cost Hyndburn's taxpayers £800,000 over last three years

Shocking figures obtained by the Observer show the number of prosecutions has gone up by 60 per cent

Firefighters called to Accrington house after laptop catches fire

The incident took place on Medina Close after the laptop had been left on a hob

Wife's tribute to 'one-off' Rishton pub landlord who lost fight against brain tumour

Ian Walsh, 54, married his partner of nine years, Glenda, in a ceremony at the Royal Blackburn Hospital in April.

Looking back: Garth Dawson's trip back down memory lane

We take a look at former Observer photographer Garth Dawson's snaps.

Is Reece Bibby coming back in a new boyband?

The Accrington X Factor star has been teasing fans with his tweets this week

'Stupid' woman who helped lodger raid his brothers house caught after leaving fingerprints at scene

Gemma Smith, 25, of Dowry Street, Accrington, also left her details at Cash Generators after selling off the stolen goods

Before the bench: Hyndburn cases heard by magistrates

The following people have all appeared before Blackburn or Burnley Magistrates Courts

Financial director who stole £150k in cash and expenses ordered to pay less than a TENTH of his criminal earnings

Christopher Horsfield, or Orchard Drive, Oswaldtwistle, stole the money over a six-year period

Family's terror as 'Sunday arsonist' strikes for fifth time

Terrified victims tell the Observer 'we don't feel safe in our own home'

New cemetery needed after Great Harwood graveyard set to be full in less than two years

Proposals have been drawn up for a new cemetery for the town

Before the bench: Hyndburn cases heard by magistrates

The following people have all appeared before Blackburn or Burnley Magistrates Courts

PICTURES: Proposed mental health facility in Oswaldtwistle would create 45 full-time jobs

Pathways Northwest have submitted plans for the former social club site on James Street

Police attempt to identify man with a distinctive tattoo after a 12-year-old boy was 'grabbed'

Officers said a man grabbed and pulled the boy by the arm who then managed to break free and run away

Looking back: Ladies team gathered to offer advice on health

We take a look at former Observer photographer Garth Dawson's snaps from yesteryear

Before the bench: Hyndburn cases heard by magistrates

The following people have all appeared before Blackburn or Burnley Magistrates Courts

Financial director who stole £150k in cash and expenses ordered to pay less than a TENTH of his criminal earnings

Christopher Horsfield, or Orchard Drive, Oswaldtwistle, stole the money over a six-year period

PICTURES: Proposed mental health facility in Oswaldtwistle would create 45 full-time jobs

Pathways Northwest have submitted plans for the former social club site on James Street

New cemetery needed after Great Harwood graveyard set to be full in less than two years

Proposals have been drawn up for a new cemetery for the town

Before the bench: Hyndburn cases heard by magistrates

The following people have all appeared before Blackburn or Burnley Magistrates Courts

PICTURES: 'Nomadic artist' stranded in Rishton after raft started to sink

Ben Cummins is appealing to local residents and businesses for help for blue barrels to keep him afloat

PICTURES: Proposed mental health facility in Oswaldtwistle would create 45 full-time jobs

Pathways Northwest have submitted plans for the former social club site on James Street

Warning issued over fraudulent inheritance letters

Police said letters have been sent across Hyndburn claiming residents have inherited a 'significant amount of money'

Happy couple say 'pie do' with wedding cake made of Holland's Pies

Guests chomped their way through hundreds of pies at the wedding of Jenna Wallis and Stephen Tobin

Garage fire in Baxenden sparked by ashes from a fire pit

Firefighters from Hyndburn were called to a garage on Southwood Drive

PICTURES: Hollins Technology College students give GCSE reaction

Students across the borough have been opening their results this morning

Videos & Photos

Pictures: Can you spot anyone you know at the Oswaldtwistle Mills fun day?

PICTURES: Sneak peak at new £5m centre set to open at Accrington and Rossendale College

Motorists warned over closure of major Accrington town centre road for NINE WEEKS

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Journalists

Stuart Pike
Deputy editor specialising in politics
Alex Bell
Crime
Bethany English
District reporter
Beth Abbit
Court reporter
Jon Macpherson
Reporter
Kate Watkins
Reporter specialising in communities
Garth Dawson
Photographer and columnist