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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

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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

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.

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

Tributes paid to British Legion stalwart Roy Lockwood

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

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

Police praise cadets after raising money for charity

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

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.

Before the Bench: Hyndburn cases heard by magistrates

The following people have all appeared before Blackburn Magistrates Court

Expansion of Hyndburn Wind Farm is approved

Energie Kontor submitted proposals to the council to build four new 122-metre high wind turbines on land at Oswaldtwistle Moor off Haslingden Road for a period of 25 years.

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

Former RAF man caught with over 1,500 indecent images of children

Alex Boulter was arrested at his place of work in Accrington and later found to have been sharing pictures and videos online

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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