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Warning after a spate of van thefts across Hyndburn

Police are appealing to van owners to be vigilant after a spate of thefts targeting workers' vans, often containing often expensive tools or building materials.

Arsonists blamed for caravan fire

Crews from Hyndburn and Rawtenstall were called to land off Northfield Road in Rising Bridge and tackled the blaze using a hose reel.

Heroin user died at friend’s house

Jonathan Mallen, of Edgar Street, Accrington,was found by long-time friend Michael Bolton at his home on Town Hall Square in Great Harwood on August 5 this year. Paramedics were called however he was pronounced dead at the scene aged 38.

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Warning after a spate of van thefts across Hyndburn

Police are appealing to van owners to be vigilant after a spate of thefts targeting workers' vans, often containing often expensive tools or building materials.

Arsonists blamed for caravan fire

Crews from Hyndburn and Rawtenstall were called to land off Northfield Road in Rising Bridge and tackled the blaze using a hose reel.

Heroin user died at friend’s house

Jonathan Mallen, of Edgar Street, Accrington,was found by long-time friend Michael Bolton at his home on Town Hall Square in Great Harwood on August 5 this year. Paramedics were called however he was pronounced dead at the scene aged 38.

David's joy as work begins on new £100k playground

Three years ago St Christopher’s student David Reid, then 11, was so unhappy at the shabby state of the West End play area, on Blackburn Road where his siblings Jack and Megan played, that he wrote to Peter Britcliffe of the Oswaldtwistle Area Council to complain.

Dad died after taking drugs inquest is told

Trevor White, 43, was found dead at his friend’s home in Water Street, Accrington on Monday, October 6.

Florist wins best dressed window

Garlands Florist on Union Road in Oswaldtwistle claimed the prize in the competition organised by the Hyndburn Chamber of Trade for a second year.

Drivers warned over roadworks

Lancashire County Council are set to start the works at the busy junction in Oswaldtwistle as part of the Pennine Reach public transport scheme.

Lawnmowers destroyed in blaze

Fire crews from Hyndburn were called to Nurture Landscapes on Park Road in Rishton and hose jets and 20 litres of foam to put out the blaze inside a large green house.

Building materials set alight

Firefighters from Hyndburn were called to Booth Street in Accrington and used a triple extension ladder, hose reel and ventilation unit to bring the fire under control.

Major blaze at former social club

Six fire engines and an aerial ladder platform were called to the old Grand Social Club in Great Harwood at around 11.15pm last night and spent more than two hours tackling the fire.

Young bike rider died after losing control in jump

Logan Wood, of Mayfield Avenue, Oswaldtwistle, had been riding his KTM 65cc bike at a designated off-road course in Whitworth.

Motorway collision between Huncoat and Clayton-le-Moors leaves woman with broken spine

The incident happened on the eastbound carriageway between junction seven and junction eight of the M65 at around 1pm, on Friday December 12.

Mosque damaged after nearby arson attack on caravan

Firefighters from Hyndburn were called to Richmond Hill Street in Accrington to tackle the torched caravan parked on the road.

Drivers warned over roadworks

Lancashire County Council are set to start the works at the busy junction in Oswaldtwistle as part of the Pennine Reach public transport scheme.

Police seize hundreds of cannabis plants at factory

PC Vicky Wilson and PCSO Chris McKiernan from the Neighbour Team executed a drug warrant at St Lawrence Street with the assistance of the Operations Support Unit.

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