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Bus station site ‘will leave us in the cold’ claims

The fury has been prompted by a town centre map which was produced for a public inquiry held last month into whether a new bus station at Crawshaw Street should be given planning permission.

Police social media abuse uncovered

New figures, obtained using Freedom of Information laws, show that more than 20 Lancashire Police officers have been disciplined over their use of Twitter and Facebook in the last five years.

Boy breaks foot in 'hit and run' crash

A-jay Whittaker-Smith, 13, was crossing the road to get his hair cut when the incident happened, leaving him with a broken foot.

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Bus station site ‘will leave us in the cold’ claims

The fury has been prompted by a town centre map which was produced for a public inquiry held last month into whether a new bus station at Crawshaw Street should be given planning permission.

Police social media abuse uncovered

New figures, obtained using Freedom of Information laws, show that more than 20 Lancashire Police officers have been disciplined over their use of Twitter and Facebook in the last five years.

Boy breaks foot in 'hit and run' crash

A-jay Whittaker-Smith, 13, was crossing the road to get his hair cut when the incident happened, leaving him with a broken foot.

Store staff raise nearly £13k for the Alzheimer’s Society

Staff at Argos in Accrington have collected nearly £13,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society since April last year through various fundraising activities. Over the past 15 months they have held pub crawls, dress-up days in store, raffles, an auction and race night and car boot stalls.

Residents urged to turn lights off for service

People in Hyndburn are being invited to attend the ‘Lights Out’ event at the Accrington Pals Memorial on Church Street in Accrington on Monday, August 4 at 10pm.

Plaque honour for Accy Pals legend

It will be unveiled at the Richard Ainsworth Room in Accrington Library by his wife Ruth Turner at a ceremony next week to coincide with the centenary of the start of the First World War.

Future funding warning for community groups in town

Hyndburn Council have agreed to unfreeze left over monies from the recently abolished Area Council.

Academy pupils celebrate sporting success

Hundreds of students packed into the hall to celebrate their sporting success over the past 12 months. The awards were presented by Bonita Norris, who became the youngest British woman to scale Mount Everest back in 2010 aged just 22.

Boy, 9, is leukemia story inspiration

Rieli Biggins, aged nine, had to undergo three years of chemotherapy at the Royal Manchester Children’s Oncology Ward after being diagnosed at just three and a half years old.

Reshuffle raises rail link hopes

Claire Perry MP has replaced Stephen Hammond MP as rail minister and Hyndburn MP Graham Jones has said that he has cornered the incoming transport chief about the rail link.

Celebrating a year of ‘weird and wonderful’

Weird and Wonderful on Whalley Road, Accrington, is described as a natural history store which specialises in taxidermy and entomology.

Man’s Japanese Akita dogs in attack on sheep

Two Japanese Akita dogs, owned by Jason Sleddon, killed a lamb and two sheep after escaping from his back yard in Clayton-le-Moors.

Cyclist injured in hit-and-run- in Oswaldtwistle

The 52-year-old male bike rider was riding along Haslingden Old Road in Oswaldtwistle near to De Niro's restaurant when a white vehicle collided with him and knocked him off his bike.

Ex-soldier held knife to man's throat

Anthony Paul Quinn left small cuts on the victim’s throat and lashed out at a police officer ‘catching him’ with the weapon during the incident in Accrington, a court heard.

'Time to get tough' as area is among worst for yobs

Hyndburn MP Graham Jones made the comments after police figures for the last year revealed the borough to be the sixth worst in England and the second worst in Lancashire for anti-social behaviour incidents.

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