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Police issue CCTV appeal after car vandalised

The incident of criminal damage happened on Thwaites Road in Oswaldtwistle on Saturday, August 30 at around 8pm.

Patients told to expect disruption

Maintenance work will affect services at GP practices across the borough on Wednesday, September 10 between 6.30pm and 10pm.

Teen makes it through first round of X Factor

Reece Bibby, 15, of Accrington wowed judges in the first episode of the series screened on Saturday night, with an acoustic version of Disclosure’s Latch, which had his family in tears backstage.

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Police issue CCTV appeal after car vandalised

The incident of criminal damage happened on Thwaites Road in Oswaldtwistle on Saturday, August 30 at around 8pm.

Patients told to expect disruption

Maintenance work will affect services at GP practices across the borough on Wednesday, September 10 between 6.30pm and 10pm.

Teen makes it through first round of X Factor

Reece Bibby, 15, of Accrington wowed judges in the first episode of the series screened on Saturday night, with an acoustic version of Disclosure’s Latch, which had his family in tears backstage.

Julie to attend cancer debate

Julie, who is from Accrington, has been campaigning for greater research of the disease since bowing out of Coronation Street earlier this year, where she played cancer sufferer Hayley Cropper.

Blaze tears through former working men's club (picture gallery)

Four fire crews and police officers were called to the disused Straits Club on Mill Hill in Oswaldtwistle.

Residents evacuated as 'suspicious' bedroom fire breaks out

Around 15 residents and staff at Springhill Care Home off Fairfield Street in Accrington fled the building on Sunday evening before fire crews arrived.

Pensioner dies following collision

The man, who has been named by police as 69-year-old William Hart from Clayton-le-Moors, was walking near to the Albion Pub on Whalley Road when he was in collision with a grey Ford Fiesta.

Send us a picture of your child's first day at school in Accrington

Parents are frantically sewing name tags into uniforms and purchasing new school shoes to make sure their young one is ready for the first day of term.

Mock 1940s kitchen and hospital set up in exhibit

Members of the Great Harwood Civic Society and History Society have spent weeks pulling together artefacts, pictures, newspaper cuttings and children’s works for the exhibition which is now on show to the public.

Residents urged to support plan for new Oswaldtwistle parish council

Hyndburn council’s controlling Labour group decided to abolish area councils in the borough as a cost saving measure earlier this summer.

Stroke Association hold garden party

Stroke survivors and their carers will now be able to enjoy gardening and growing their own fruit and veg after the allotment was created off Queens Road West.

World Wars exhibition for Rishton artist

Paintings, drawings and poetry about the two World Wars will be exhibited by a Rishton artist.

Drug peddling gang off our streets (picture gallery)

Eight men were jailed and a further three received suspended jail terms following the six-month police intelligence operation last year involving around 70 police officers.

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.

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