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Revealed: Benefits cheats cost Hyndburn's taxpayers £800,000 over last three years

Shocking figures obtained by the Observer show the number of prosecutions has gone up by 60 per cent

Wife's tribute to 'one-off' Rishton pub landlord who lost fight against brain tumour

Ian Walsh, 54, married his partner of nine years, Glenda, in a ceremony at the Royal Blackburn Hospital in April.

Pictures: Can you spot anyone you know at the Oswaldtwistle Mills fun day?

The event at Oswaldtwistle Mills included an appearance from Ted Robbins

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Revealed: Benefits cheats cost Hyndburn's taxpayers £800,000 over last three years

Shocking figures obtained by the Observer show the number of prosecutions has gone up by 60 per cent

Wife's tribute to 'one-off' Rishton pub landlord who lost fight against brain tumour

Ian Walsh, 54, married his partner of nine years, Glenda, in a ceremony at the Royal Blackburn Hospital in April.

Pictures: Can you spot anyone you know at the Oswaldtwistle Mills fun day?

The event at Oswaldtwistle Mills included an appearance from Ted Robbins

Police attempt to identify man with a distinctive tattoo after a 12-year-old boy was 'grabbed'

Officers said a man grabbed and pulled the boy by the arm who then managed to break free and run away

Sports stars shine for Young Achiever of the Year

Five young people have been nominated in the category for the Hyndburn Sports Awards

Looking back: Garth Dawson's trip back down memory lane

We take a look at former Observer photographer Garth Dawson's snaps.

Man found dead in Rishton canal named as Brian Prescott

Mr Prescott, 52, was found in the Leeds-Liverpool canal near Harwood Road by a member of the public on August 18

Calf rescued from Clayton-le-Moors canal after getting trapped in mud

Firefighters were called to the Leeds-Liverpool Canal near Read Street at 3.45am today

Marks and Spencer set for one last Christmas in Accrington

Bosses at the retail giant are set to delay the Broadway store's closure until next year

Is Reece Bibby coming back in a new boyband?

The Accrington X Factor star has been teasing fans with his tweets this week

Two-inch 'Asian hornet' found in Great Harwood garage revealed to be harmless wasp

Animal experts at Blackpool Zoo confirmed that the insect was not dangerous

Wanted man who fled to South Africa hands himself into police after eight years on the run

Wayne Abbott, formerly of Richmond Avenue, Accrington, fled the country in 2007 after headbutting a man at Baileys nightclub

Delight as Accrington walk in centre to stay open for at least another year

Health bosses have confirmed the Health Access Centre at Accrington Victoria Hospital will remain open until at least September 2016

WATCH: Accrington's Julie Hesmondhalgh teams up with 'real-life Hayley Cropper' for two-woman show

Annie Wallace helped Julie with her character on Coronation Street after being approached by the producers

UKIP calls on 'bullying' East Lancashire hospitals to end ban on e-cigarettes

Lancashire UKIP Vice Chair demands a review of smoking policy following findings that e-cigs are 95% less harmful than tobacco

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Pictures: Can you spot anyone you know at the Oswaldtwistle Mills fun day?

PICTURES: Sneak peak at new £5m centre set to open at Accrington and Rossendale College

Motorists warned over closure of major Accrington town centre road for NINE WEEKS

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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