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JAILED: Prolific burglars who raided seven Hyndburn properties while owners slept

The victims included a teacher, seven-month pregnant woman and families with young children and babies

Accrington woman was knocked unconscious after being punched in Blackpool

The 24-year-old was celebrating her birthday when the incident happened

Computer trader and repairman found with more than 600 indecent images and videos of children

Mark Pearce, of Garbett Street, Accrington, was given a suspended prison sentence at Burnley Crown Court

Day of music, food and fun ahead at Fusion Festival this weekend

The event in Rhyddings Park has been organised as a fundraiser for the 2016 Oswaldtwistle Carnival

Teenager driver pleads guilty to causing death of Accrington dad-of-two Craig Foster

Harry Shaw, 19, of Norwood View has pleaded guilty to causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving

Teenager driver pleads guilty to causing death of Accrington dad-of-two Craig Foster

Harry Shaw, 19, of Norwood View has pleaded guilty to causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving

Thief avoids jail after snatching five charity boxes

Jamie Lee King, 22, of Brunswick Terrace, Accrington made off with the donation boxes after trespassing on four stalls at Blackburn Market.

Fun activities for all the family in Hyndburn this weekend

The Armed Forces Family fun day and the Stanhill Village fete are both taking place on Saturday, June 27

Patients and pupils hit by bus link axe

The hourly 14 and 14A service, which had run from Monday to Saturday between Accrington and Blackburn Hospital, will cease to serve Fern Gore, Green Haworth and Broadfield as of July 26.

JAILED: Prolific burglars who raided seven Hyndburn properties while owners slept

The victims included a teacher, seven-month pregnant woman and families with young children and babies

Computer trader and repairman found with more than 600 indecent images and videos of children

Mark Pearce, of Garbett Street, Accrington, was given a suspended prison sentence at Burnley Crown Court

Wannabe police officer targeted in online sting targeted by hate campaign

Pictures of Kristian Kirk, formerly of Oswaldtwistle, have been placed near his former home with a picture of a noose

CCTV appeal after anti-social behaviour and criminal damage at primary school

The incident happened at West End primary school in Oswaldtwistle

'Fantasist' with over 300 indecent cartoon images of children could face jail

Andrew Charles Whitham, 42, of Worston Lane, Great Harwood, pleaded guilty to three counts of possessing a prohibited image of a child

Police praise cadets after raising money for charity

The Hyndburn and Ribble Valley cadets collected £500 for two charities after a Rotary Club walk

Before the Bench: Hyndburn cases heard by magistrates

The following people have all appeared before Blackburn Magistrates Court

Convicted Great Harwood cannabis producer has sentence changed on appeal

Police officers had executed a warrant at Mark Illsley's tenanted property and found 15 cannabis plants in a bedroom

Tributes paid to British Legion stalwart Roy Lockwood

Roy died on Saturday, June 27 aged 79 following a battle with cancer

Wannabe police officer targeted in online sting targeted by hate campaign

Pictures of Kristian Kirk, formerly of Oswaldtwistle, have been placed near his former home with a picture of a noose

Armed Forces Day celebrated at Gatty Park with ceremony and fun day

A minutes silence was also held following the death of Royal British Legion caseworker and Freeman of the Borough Roy Lockwood

PICTURES: Record-breaking numbers flock to Stanhill Village Fete

More than 1,000 people basked in the sunshine and enjoyed taking part in traditional games and activities

Betting shop manager downloaded indecent videos of children and a baby being abused by adults

James Andrew Edwards, of Petre Crescent, Rishton, pleaded guilty to 14 counts of making indecent images of children

Young choristers from Rishton take part in annual music festival

St Charles RC primary pupils sang 'We are the Young' and 'The Tiger' at the Blackburn Music Festival

Before the Bench: Hyndburn cases heard by magistrates

The following people have all appeared before Blackburn Magistrates Court

Sandwich shop left smoke logged after food pan left on cooker

Firefighters were called to Gill's Sandwich Shop in Rishton in the early hours of this morning

Controversial housing scheme for former Hilltop care home site approved at heated planning meeting

The Baxenden planning application was met with 75 objections

Accrington couple share their recipe after 60 years of marriage

Jimmy and Jenny Robertshaw celebrate their Diamond Wedding this week

Soundcasters set to launch 50th anniversary tour at the Accrington Carnival

The veteran band - formed by five Accrington schoolfriends - have performed alongside the likes of Status Quo, Tina Turner and The Hollies

Accrington scrap metal businessman forced to close down after council prosecution

Mumtaz Khan ran the business at Unit 5 Alliance Street in Baxenden without the required licence

Videos & Photos

PICTURES: Pupils create designs for first ever Great Harwood Coat of Arms

PICTURES: Music lovers enjoy Prom in the Park

UPDATE: Investigators say petrol poured into sewers before Accrington street "explosion"

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