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Exclusive: Local parties make plea for your vote at Local Elections 2016

Elections for Hyndburn council and the Police and Crime Commissioner are on May 5

MP hits out at plans to scrap Accrington walk-in centre

Bosses are proposing to create health hubs accessed by telephone appointment

Morning snow and ice causing havoc for motorists

Police have warned of treacheous conditions and heavy traffic

Dangerous driver trying to evade police found hiding in FILING CABINET

Scott Lee, 19, from Accrington, 'panicked' after he was seen not wearing a seat belt

Dilapidated building to be turned into community hub

The former stable block at Elmfield Hall is set to be transformed thanks to a £49,000 grant

Burglars flee in van after chainsaw theft

Raiders were caught breaking into a back yard in Rising Bridge and made off with garden equipment

Dave Spikey set to perform in Oswaldtwistle next month

We spoke to Dave ahead of his appearance at the Civic Theatre

Burglars try to steal crate of milk bottles from farm

Police said they entered a farm outbuilding in Rishton

Closure of another Accrington store sparks fears over town's decline

B and M Bargains on Union Street will shut in the coming weeks

Toddler injured in head-on collision after driver distracted by bee

The court heard that Rebecca Wood, who could face jail, has a fear of insects

Man wanted by police in connection with assault and false imprisonment

Officers are keen to speak to 23-year-old Joel Pattison from Rishton

Gallery: Tributes following death of much-loved Copper Kettle owner

Joyce Wright and her daughter have run the restaurant, due to close down this month, for 54 years

Man dies after car crashes into stone wall in Oswaldtwistle

The crash took place on Union Road this morning

Charity boxing night in aid of four-year-old from Oswaldtwistle

Boxers from the emergency services are fundraising for cancer sufferer Jessica Whelan

Sneak peek inside new bistro at former Ritz cinema building

Hundreds of people attended the Retro Bar's open day on Saturday

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Gallery: Tributes following death of much-loved Copper Kettle owner

Sneak peek inside new bistro at former Ritz cinema building

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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