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Mercer House to get sustainable refurbishment

Bosses at Mercer House have submitted plans to Hyndburn council to re-roof the Grade II-listed building and provide new office space on the second floor level.

Lottery funding bid of £500,000 for Memorial Park

The Friends of Memorial Park (FoMP) group have teamed up with Hyndburn Council to apply for the Lottery funding to bring the park facilities up to Green Flag status.

GALLERY: World Book Day in Hyndburn: Amazing costumes from creative kids

Take a look at just a few of the pictures of amazing outfits we've been sent

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Mercer House to get sustainable refurbishment

Bosses at Mercer House have submitted plans to Hyndburn council to re-roof the Grade II-listed building and provide new office space on the second floor level.

Lottery funding bid of £500,000 for Memorial Park

The Friends of Memorial Park (FoMP) group have teamed up with Hyndburn Council to apply for the Lottery funding to bring the park facilities up to Green Flag status.

GALLERY: World Book Day in Hyndburn: Amazing costumes from creative kids

Take a look at just a few of the pictures of amazing outfits we've been sent

Consultation is held over canal masterplan

Residents, businesses, stakeholders and councillors gathered at Rishton Conservative Club to discuss ideas with town planners Barton Willmore.

Looking back: Digging in on the Coppice and a Church chimney's demise

Accrington's old covered market, winning first-aiders, and volunteers planting trees on the Coppice all feature in this week's photo gallery, using archive photos taken by former Accrington Observer photographer Garth Dawson.

Lead thieves target primary school for a THIRD time

Peel Park primary school in Accrington has suffered more than £1,000 damage in recent months

Rishton United FC get £75K playing fields boost

Club bosses will put the money towards a £280,000 redevelopment scheme of Norden Playing Fields

Stanley fans launch £25K fundraising drive to improve changing rooms snubbed by Roy Hodgson

Fans hope to improve the facilities which prompted the current England boss  to take his Fulham team to a nearby hotel

General Election 2015: What matters most to Accrington voters? Tell us here

Take our special General Election survey to help us understand what the voters of Accrington want to hear from politicians

Family shocked at dad's sudden death

Steven Holden died unexpectedly at Blackpool Victoria hospital from heart failure on Thursday, February 19.

WATCH: Hundreds pay tribute at Accrington Pals service

The event marked the 100th anniversary of a Valedictory Service attended by the brave battalion before marching off to fight in the First World War

Kind hearted residents raise funds for a homeless man

Residents have set up a fundraising campaign after items belonging to a homeless man were caught up in a fire outside a former tax office.

Six vehicles skid off Hyndburn roads over weekend

Police and firefighters were called to Grane Road between Haslingden and Belthorn five times on Saturday, February 21 and once on Sunday, February 22.

Pressure washer worth £2,100 stolen from bus depot

Burglars used a vehicle to reverse into large metal shutters at Pilkington’s Coaches in Accrington and knocked them off their rollers to gain access.

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Boy in hospital with fractured skull after being hit by car in Accrington town centre

The youngster suffered a suspected fractured skull in the collision and was rushed to the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital for treatment

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GALLERY: World Book Day in Hyndburn: Amazing costumes from creative kids

Looking back: Digging in on the Coppice and a Church chimney's demise

WATCH: Hundreds pay tribute at Accrington Pals service

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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