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Sports Direct to open Accrington store

Sports Direct will open its doors at the former JJB building at number 4 Broadway on February 11.

'Third consultation' due over Huncoat War Memorial relocation

In a heated debate councillor Ken Moss, cabinet member, agreed to hold a ‘third consultation’ with residents over the proposal to move the memorial from its current location at the top of a hill off Higher Gate to the corner of Lower Gate Road.

Soldier in threats to Accrington pub landlord

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Landlord Darryl Dronsfield made a statement to police after spotting Steven Hulme being involved in an ‘altercation’ on November 27.

Accrington school visited by Bishop of Blackburn

The bishop blessed the Forest school and pupils sang hymns.

More snow forces Hyndburn schools to close

Ten primary schools across the borough have announced closures so far.

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Soldier in threats to Accrington pub landlord

Landlord Darryl Dronsfield made a statement to police after spotting Steven Hulme being involved in an ‘altercation’ on November 27.

Accrington school visited by Bishop of Blackburn

The bishop blessed the Forest school and pupils sang hymns.

More snow forces Hyndburn schools to close

Ten primary schools across the borough have announced closures so far.

Tributes paid to truck-mad dad after 'shock' death

Allen Winning, of Riding Barnes Street, Church, was admitted to Royal Blackburn Hospital in early December with a chest infection. His condition deteriorated and he later developed pneumonia before passing away on Saturday, January 24.

Woman sexually assaulted while unloading car in Rishton

The 19-year-old woman was 'grabbed' at around 3.30pm on Saturday January 24.

'Gurning' social worker held all-night party where children snorted cocaine and drank vodka

Young teenagers were given drugs and alcohol during the party at Susan Downing's Rishton home. Her co-defendant Rachel MacLachlan, who supplied drugs, was jailed for three years.

Sponsored walk to remember genocide

Noordad Aziz is putting a team together to walk the route from Tuzla to Srebrenica in Bosnia on the 20th anniversary of the genocide which saw 8,000 people murdered.

Police cutbacks ‘put public at risk’

Lancashire Police Federation chiefs have launched a campaign to oppose coalition funding cuts they say are ‘bound to put the public at risk’, resulting in ‘a field day for criminals’.

Record numbers take part in 10k

Parents, children and running clubs from across the region gathered in the town for the annual event in aid of East Lancashire Hospice with youngsters also joining in a 1K fun run.

Sponsored walk to remember genocide

Noordad Aziz is putting a team together to walk the route from Tuzla to Srebrenica in Bosnia on the 20th anniversary of the genocide which saw 8,000 people murdered.

Tributes to former landlord

Keith Monk suffered a heart attack at his home in Great Harwood and passed away later at Royal Blackburn Hospital on Sunday, January 18 at the age of 55.

Residents get the spoils from cancelled Stanley match

Stanley were expecting a tasty Friday night home tie against local rivals Bury – but it had to be called off due to a badly waterlogged pitch.

More snow forces Hyndburn schools to close

Ten primary schools across the borough have announced closures so far.

Go-ahead given for Oswaldtwistle housing scheme on industrial estate

Coun Marlene Haworth
C & P Properties submitted a planning application to Hyndburn council to build the three-storey town houses at the West End Works on Norman Road in Oswaldtwistle.

WATCH: Julie Hesmondhalgh receives Honorary Freeman of the Borough

More than 200 people packed into the Coppice Theatre at Accrington and Rossendale College, where she once studied, to receive the borough's highest award.

Council tax cut ‘not an option’

However, residents could still see their bills rise after Lancashire County Council opened a consultation into a near 2 per cent rise.

Woman sexually assaulted while unloading car in Rishton

The 19-year-old woman was 'grabbed' at around 3.30pm on Saturday January 24.

Scuba diving firm set for Rishton move

Canary Divers has been running for around nine years in Blackburn but is set to move into the former Cedar Carpets building on High Street in the next few weeks.

'Gurning' social worker held all-night party where children snorted cocaine and drank vodka

Young teenagers were given drugs and alcohol during the party at Susan Downing's Rishton home. Her co-defendant Rachel MacLachlan, who supplied drugs, was jailed for three years.

Shed destroyed in suspected arson attack

Firefighters from Hyndburn were called to Brook Street in Rishton at around 11.30pm last night.

Snow causes travel chaos and school closures

Long delays have also been reported on the M65, M66, A666 and other roads throughout the borough.

Police appeal to trace wanted man

Ryan Gordon, 24, was jailed for 16 months at Burnley Crown Court in January for a burglary at an address in Baxenden in September 2013.

Countdown to Christmas has begun

Christmas carols and the big switch-on came to Great Harwood on Friday evening at Towngate Square, and on the same evening Rishton's lights were turned on outside the Civic Centre/Library.

Picture gallery: Thousands flock to Accrington for Christmas lights

The 2011 winner performed to cheering crowds outside the Market Hall and was joined on stage by fellow musicians We Are Tiger Heart, Hannah Joy, Redd, Amy-Jo Clough and Matt Fitzgerald.

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