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Tributes paid to former Great Harwood councillor and mental health worker

David Forshaw, from Rishton, represented the Labour party on Hyndburn council in the late 1990s

Daughter pays tribute to 'lovely and clever' mum and says quality of life with Alzheimer's was improved by staying in her home of 60 years

Doreen Lamb, from Accrington, was secretary to the chief education officer of Hyndburn council before she retired

Accrington footballer sacked after being filmed having sex with fan in dug-out at ground

Clitheroe striker Jay Hart from Accrington was caught in the act on a mobile phone, still in his club t-shirt with his tracksuit bottoms around his legs.

Witness appeal after woman racially abused on train to Accrington

British Transport Police said the woman was verbally abused by a fellow passenger

Travellers set up at Baxenden playing field

Four caravans and two cars arrived on Friday, April 17

Daughter pays tribute to 'lovely and clever' mum and says quality of life with Alzheimer's was improved by staying in her home of 60 years

Doreen Lamb, from Accrington, was secretary to the chief education officer of Hyndburn council before she retired

Witness appeal after woman racially abused on train to Accrington

British Transport Police said the woman was verbally abused by a fellow passenger

GALLERY: Top ten Accrington eateries revealed

The list of restaurants, cafes and pubs has been compiled from reviews on TripAdvisor

Teen 'won't go out on his own' after robbery in Accrington

Elliot Studholme, 17, was robbed on Saturday, April 11 near Bullough Park

Prison officer who worked on sex offender wing found with 2,000 child porn images

Andrew Webster, of Simmons Way, Clayton-le-Moors, worked at Strangeways Prison when he was arrested

Accrington man arrested over kidnap of girl, 6

The 33-year-old is currently in police custody for questioning as part of an investigation into the abduction of a six-year-old girl

JAILED: Man, 61, who sexually touched young girl

Stephen Baldwin, of Worston Lane, Great Harwood, pleaded guilty to sexually touching a child

A disabled man was left with broken ribs after an unprovoked attack

Paranoid schizophrenic Sean Marsden, of Loynd Street, Great Harwood launched the attacked for ‘absolutely no reason’, a court heard

Tributes paid to former Great Harwood councillor and mental health worker

David Forshaw, from Rishton, represented the Labour party on Hyndburn council in the late 1990s

GALLERY: Six reader photos bring back memories of Hyndburn's past

The fascinating images from bygone days are from the 1940s, 1950s and 1970s

Four colours and four couples to do battle for Hyndburn council seats

Twelve council seats are up for grabs in the forthcoming local elections on May 7

Campaigners form group to fight housing development plans

Up to 250 homes could be built on Lyndon Playing Fields in Great Harwood

Daughter pays tribute to 'lovely and clever' mum and says quality of life with Alzheimer's was improved by staying in her home of 60 years

Doreen Lamb, from Accrington, was secretary to the chief education officer of Hyndburn council before she retired

VIDEO: Men spared jail for offences linked to organised dog fighting

District judge ‘satisfied’ banned dogs were ‘being used for illegal dog fighting’.

Plans to build four homes in Oswaldtwistle withdrawn

Proposals submitted to Hyndburn council by Mr M Haworth to construct the four houses with eight parking spaces on land at the rear of Milton Street, were pulled before they reached the Hyndburn council planning committee.

PICTURES: Two 'special' women receive Rotary awards

Gayle Knight and Carmel Cuncliffe have been honoured by the Church and Oswaldtwistle Rotary Club

Tributes paid to former Great Harwood councillor and mental health worker

David Forshaw, from Rishton, represented the Labour party on Hyndburn council in the late 1990s

CCTV appeal after counterfeit money handed over at newsagents

An unknown offender handed a fake £50 note to Rishton News

PICTURES: Victorian former bank building given 'green' makeover

Commercial House in Rishton has been overhauled to cut utility bills from £3,000 a year to just £300

Rishton man mountain Mark Felix set to compete in 10th World Strongest Man contest

Dad-of-three Felix, 48, will fly out to Malaysia for the week-long contest next week

Travellers set up at Baxenden playing field

Four caravans and two cars arrived on Friday, April 17

Four colours and four couples to do battle for Hyndburn council seats

Twelve council seats are up for grabs in the forthcoming local elections on May 7

Five-way fight for Hyndburn Commons seat in general election

Candidates have been announced this morning for the parliamentary and local council elections on May 7

Historic transport for Accrington Food Festival visitors

Two vintage buses have been provided to collect passengers from around Hyndburn

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