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PICTURES: Animals come in two by two for church pet service

Rishton Methodist Church invited parishioners to bring along their beloved companions to be blessed

Hyndburn Council staff clock up 173 years of service

Four members of staff have completed more than 40 years of service

Just £40k could save a Hyndburn library

Figures from Freedom of Information show 405,091 people have visted Clayton-le-Moors, Rishton and Oswaldtwistle library in the last three years

Art gallery welcomes Pokemon Go users after it’s listed as a gym

Haworth Art Gallery in Accrington is home to a wide range of Pokemon creatures, Pokestops and a gym

PICTURES: Talented Accrington Academy students celebrate awards success

The Sports and Annual Awards were held over two days with Inline Skating World Champion Jenna Dowling handing out prizes

Grandson of Pal travels from South Africa for commemorations

Jeremy Havard is the grandson of George Edward Haynes, who survived the Somme offensive

Burglars steal £18k car after keys left in house door

Police said the offenders smashed the door glass using a large stone before grabbing the keys

Teacher bids fond farewell to school after 35 years

Frances Duxbury has retired from St Mary's RC Primary School in Oswaldtwistle

Hyndburn defendants appearing in front of the courts

Our regular Before the Bench column from Blackburn and Burnley magistrates

Norden High School placed in special measures after damning inspection

Headteacher Tim Mitchell has hit back at Ofsted claiming there were a ‘number of inaccuracies’ in the inspector’s report

Man robbed at knifepoint in Accrington

The victim and his friend were punched in the face in the attack near Lonsdale Street on July 7

Controversial taxi rank to be relocated AGAIN after complaints from shop owners

Gallery: The taxi rank was moved last month from Holme Street onto Church Street

Gallery: Nikki Sanderson hits out at 'horrific' trolling of on-screen daughter with Down's Syndrome

Eva Lorente, from Oswaldtwistle, has appeared on Hollyoaks since she was three months old

Dangerous derelict building in Oswaldtwistle a 'playground', police warn

Calls have been made for action at Oswald House, on Rhyddings Street

Wheelchair athlete Anthony Gotts claims world record

Anthony pushed himself in a manual chair from Land's End to John O'Groats

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PICTURES: Animals come in two by two for church pet service

PICTURES: Talented Accrington Academy students celebrate awards success

Controversial taxi rank to be relocated AGAIN after complaints from shop owners

In This Week's Paper

Journalists

Stuart Pike
Deputy editor specialising in politics
Alex Bell
Crime
Bethany English
District reporter
Beth Abbit
Court reporter
Jon Macpherson
Reporter
Kate Watkins
Reporter specialising in communities
Garth Dawson
Photographer and columnist