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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.

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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.

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.

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