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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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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.

'Rats and foxes' fear after bins are left out for weeks

Residents and councillors said they have seen rats and foxes snooping around overflowing bins and an increase in fly-tipping on back streets.

Firefighters called to listed building

The Grade-II listed building off Riding Barn Street is currently undergoing renovation and crews from Hyndburn were called at around 11am on Thursday, July 24.

Police in three-and-a-half hour siege

Officers were called to Albert Street in Church at around 6.30pm on Wednesday, July 23 to arrest a man wanted in connection with a house burglary.

Man, 21, in court for selling goods taken in burglary

Grzesiek Stanski, 21, went into the Coin Shop in Accrington around 90 minutes after another man Sylvester Makowiecki had ransacked a house on Whalley Road, Burnley Crown Court heard.

100 years not out for cricket wall ‘graffiti’

Generations of fans at rival Church and Accrington cricket clubs have grown up hearing about the days when supporters of the winning team celebrated by painting the scoreline on the boundary wall after a game.

Estelle was our beautiful girl

Estelle Thompson was a front seat passenger in a car travelling through Hapton when it collided with a stone wall.

Mount Carmel school reunion a big success

Dozens of alumni met up after 10 years apart for a party at Enfield Cricket Club.

Firefighters investigating after 'malicious' call

Crews from Hyndburn were called to a house on Edleston Street in Accrington after the owner received a message from someone while he was out saying his home was on fire.

Sporting fun for schoolkids

The event took place at Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School.

Tasty gift for good cause

The Strictly Starlight Walk, organised by East Lancashire Hospice, turned Blackburn streets into a sea of red tutus and flashing headgear as the ladies completed a five or eight-mile sponsored walk, raising money for patient care.

Automatic calls cost fire service £140,000

Figures obtained by the Observer show fire crews were called out to 164 incidents in Hyndburn in the last 12 months, costing £139,072.

Offenders to look after Garden of Hope

The offenders have been working on the overgrown Garden of Hope, on Livingstone Road, in Accrington as part of a community payback scheme.

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