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Happy 90th birthday Garth!

Garth, of Queens Road West, Accrington, was joined by wife of 65 years Dorothy for a party at their daughter Barbara Milne’s house in Colne.

Drunk pair locked up for attack

James Dean and Richie Gardiner attacked Anthony Pemberton at a friend’s house in Rishton after the victim started pushing them out of the building, Burnley Crown Court heard.

TV star Julie to get Freedom of Borough

The Accrington actress has been nominated by the council to receive the Freedom of the Borough at a ceremony next month.

Funding boost for Players for Pals production

The award-winning local community drama group was awarded the money through the HLF’s First World War Then and Now programme.

Town centre pub set for cafe change after plans go-ahead

It comes after Hyndburn Council granted planning permission for the scheme at the Duke of Wellington pub off Towngate.

Happy 90th birthday Garth!

Garth, of Queens Road West, Accrington, was joined by wife of 65 years Dorothy for a party at their daughter Barbara Milne’s house in Colne.

Pro aims to leave Enfield on a high

The Enfield professional returns to South Africa on Monday, meaning this weekend’s double-header will be his final games of the season.

Reds' boots stolen in wheelbarrow

Police said a total of 19 pairs of football boots and 15 footballs were stolen from the club’s Crown Ground last week, along with a wheelbarrow thought to have been used to transport stolen items away from the scene.

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 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.

Town centre pub set for cafe change after plans go-ahead

It comes after Hyndburn Council granted planning permission for the scheme at the Duke of Wellington pub off Towngate.

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.

Ribblesdale League review

GREAT HARWOOD lost more ground on Clitheroe after playing just one game last weekend while the leaders won twice.

Funding boost for Players for Pals production

The award-winning local community drama group was awarded the money through the HLF’s First World War Then and Now programme.

Reds' boots stolen in wheelbarrow

Police said a total of 19 pairs of football boots and 15 footballs were stolen from the club’s Crown Ground last week, along with a wheelbarrow thought to have been used to transport stolen items away from the scene.

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.

Drunk pair locked up for attack

James Dean and Richie Gardiner attacked Anthony Pemberton at a friend’s house in Rishton after the victim started pushing them out of the building, Burnley Crown Court heard.

Five-year-old seriously injured in M65 accident

The 44-year-old male driver also suffered broken bones in the crash at around 9.15pm on Thursday.

Pro aims to leave Enfield on a high

The Enfield professional returns to South Africa on Monday, meaning this weekend’s double-header will be his final games of the season.

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.

Ribblesdale League review

GREAT HARWOOD lost more ground on Clitheroe after playing just one game last weekend while the leaders won twice.

'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.

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