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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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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.

Headteacher appeals for help to find missing pupil

Maryam Mahmood was last seen at about 8.30am on Thursday, July 17 outside Norden High School on Stourton Street, Rishton where she was dropped off by a relative.

New theatre project is chance for young to star in variety roles

Project Theatre Company is the newest project by the Civic Arts Centre in Oswaldtwistle and will be starting in September for 12 to 18 year olds.

Trophy in memory of nursery nurse

Denise Ward, of Warwick Avenue, Church, worked at Sacred Heart primary school for 25 years as a nursery nurse and non-teaching assistant.

Charity golf day for cancer battler

Around 200 people attended the event at Green Haworth Golf Club which was organised by Thomas West in aid of The Christie Hospital.

Fear for whereabouts of missing teen

Maryam Mahmood, 15, was last seen at about 8.30am on Thursday, July 17 outside Norden High School on Stourton Street, Rishton where she was dropped off by a relative.

Update: Primary school pupil in serious condition after collision

The accident happened on Blackburn Road in Rising Bridge yesterday afternoon.

Firefighters called after fire at printing company

Firefighters were called to Ward Knowles on Brookside Street after the blaze started inside a paper compactor.

'All legal avenues exhausted' in bid to reopen viaduct path

The Observer reported earlier this month how an online petition had been set up to open the 800m stretch of disused railway line which links the town with Read.

Health bosses apologise for 'sauna' like conditions in waiting areas

Health bosses have apologised after patients attending the £3.15 million Great Harwood Health Centre complained that waiting areas and treatment rooms have felt like 'a sauna' over the past few months.

Musicians set to visit from across the pond

Enfield Cricket Club is all set to host an exciting evening of old-time fiddle and banjo music this August, when American/Canadian duo Matt Gordon and Leonard Podolak are welcomed to the club on Saturday August 9.

Boy in 'serious condition' after collision with car

The accident happened on Blackburn Road in Rising Bridge yesterday afternoon.

Primary pupil suffers head injuries after road collision

Emergency services were called to Blackburn Road near McDonald's at around 3.40pm today where a child was air lifted to hospital.

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