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GALLERY: Mourners pay respect to councillor and former Mayor Pam Barton

Dozens of family, friends and colleagues gathered for a service today

Oswaldtwistle care home rated 'Good' by Care Quality Commission

Vine House was told by inspectors it required improvement in just one area

Ex-offenders part of 'No Way Out' day at Accrington school

Police, prison officers and charity workers were also part of the project at Hollins Technology College

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GALLERY: Mourners pay respect to councillor and former Mayor Pam Barton

Dozens of family, friends and colleagues gathered for a service today

Oswaldtwistle care home rated 'Good' by Care Quality Commission

Vine House was told by inspectors it required improvement in just one area

Ex-offenders part of 'No Way Out' day at Accrington school

Police, prison officers and charity workers were also part of the project at Hollins Technology College

Accrington Age UK shop issues 'desperate' plea for donations

Staff said donations have 'plummeted dramatically' in the last three months

Switch and save on your energy bills with Hyndburn's energy switching partner

Residents are being urged to take advantage of community switch to save on their energy bills

Accrington VE Day veteran recounts memories of victory in Europe

Harry Dickinson, 91 was in Germany when victory was declared

Sporty youngsters strike gold at schools athletics meeting

St Charles Primary School in Rishton excelled at track events, javelin and the long jump

Kind-hearted residents rally round to help caravan fire victim

A boiler fire accidentally destroyed the caravan at Harwood Bar Holiday Park in Great Harwood

Shock as Tory leader Peter Britcliffe announces he is to step down after 23 years

The 65-year-old announced he will not be seeking re-election for leadership

Comedian Jimmy Cricket to help mark Clayton-le-Moors church's 175th anniversary

All Saints Church will hold an 'evening of music and laughter' next month

Mount Carmel football team clinched Hyndburn and Ribble Valley 1st Dvision title

The year 11 team beat local rivals Hollins 3-1 at Bullough Park

School children set to visit police cells and speak to ex-convicts to help prevent crime

It comes as police figures show a 5.3 per cent increase in violent crime across Hyndburn over the last 12 months

GALLERY: Artist impressions for new multi-million business and recreation park creating 2,000 jobs

Plans have been formally submitted to Hyndburn Councils however a 'majority' of residents have raised concerns

VIDEO: 'Oswaldtwistle, is that a real place?' Town sparks hilarious conversation on Gogglebox

Watch the moment the Malone family discuss the town on the Channel 4 hit show

VIDEO: Hundreds commemorate VE Day with service and parade

The service was held at Memorial Park in Great Harwood and organised by the local Royal British Legion branch

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GALLERY: Mourners pay respect to councillor and former Mayor Pam Barton

GALLERY: Artist impressions for new multi-million business and recreation park creating 2,000 jobs

VIDEO: Hundreds commemorate VE Day with service and parade

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