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Hyndburn GCSE Results

Norden High School headteacher Tim Mitchell praised the pupils for the results and said the Rishton school has ‘bucked the national trend’ of declining grades.

Accrington schools' reaction to GCSE Results

School halls across Hyndburn will be filled with nervous students waiting to see if they have done enough to get the grades they needed to progress to the next stage of their education.

Asian women's charity helped to raise £250

Service users at Aawaz in Accrington have held a variety of activities over the summer holidays including collections, baking, biscuit decorating and arts and crafts.

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Hyndburn GCSE Results

Norden High School headteacher Tim Mitchell praised the pupils for the results and said the Rishton school has ‘bucked the national trend’ of declining grades.

Accrington schools' reaction to GCSE Results

School halls across Hyndburn will be filled with nervous students waiting to see if they have done enough to get the grades they needed to progress to the next stage of their education.

Asian women's charity helped to raise £250

Service users at Aawaz in Accrington have held a variety of activities over the summer holidays including collections, baking, biscuit decorating and arts and crafts.

Accrington Stanley boss James Beattie takes blame for Shrewsbury setback

Manager accepts responsibility for dismal 4-0 defeat despite admitting his defenders had pondered in possession.

Punter waited in bookies before robbing cashier

The incident happened at Paddy Power bookmakers on Union Street in Accrington and bosses said the offender had been inside for around 90 minutes and was ‘biding his time’ to strike.

Stanley player's boots stolen in break-in at club's changing rooms

The team was playing away at Cheltenham Town on Saturday, August 16, and when they returned from the fixture, they discovered that the players’ home changing room at the Crown Ground had been broken into and items stolen, including boots.

GCSE Results day - we want your stories and pictures

Pupils at schools and colleges across Accrington will be making their way in to open those all-important envelopes and learn whether they have made the grade.

Jessie fan Lauren shaves off her long locks for charity

Sixteen-year-old Lauren Hayhurst had her long locks shorn off at a charity event at Tricky’s in Oswaldtwistle earlier this month.

'Little Charmer' receives special pharmacy prize

Little Aoife-Kerr Eland, three, received a basket of flowers from delighted staff at the pharmacy.

Pie firm hit rivals for six to land club contract

Clayton Park Bakery general manager Brian Ashworth said he always enjoys a ‘good innings’ at the cricket club where the company has won the contract to provide this year’s pies.

Police chief impressed by young cadets

The young Volunteer Police Cadets – who are all between 13 and 18 – helped out at the Clitheroe Food Festival where they welcomed the public, handed out guides and assisted with directions.

Girl inspired to fundraise after seeing councillor's bike challenge

Cori Whittaker, 11, of Banbury Close in Milnshaw, saw local ward councillor Paul Cox complete a charity cycle ride in aid of Accrington Blind Society and the North West Air Ambulance following an article in the Observer a few weeks ago and contacted him to see what she could do to help.

Police launch appeal after burglars smash their way into children's nursery

The First Class Day Nursery on Noble Street in Rishton was targeted last weekend by unknown offenders who disabled their CCTV system before smashing a window to gain entry.

Retired art teacher from Rishton launches Japanese-style exhibit at Haworth gallery

Valerie Haney, of Blackburn Road, has showcased 11 pieces of her work in a style influenced by Japanese culture.

Beer festival at Con Club in bid to raise £2,500 for Guide Dogs

Bosses at Rishton Conservative Club said the proceeds will go towards Guide Dogs UK

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