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Future funding warning for community groups in town

Hyndburn Council have agreed to unfreeze left over monies from the recently abolished Area Council.

Academy pupils celebrate sporting success

Hundreds of students packed into the hall to celebrate their sporting success over the past 12 months. The awards were presented by Bonita Norris, who became the youngest British woman to scale Mount Everest back in 2010 aged just 22.

Boy, 9, is leukemia story inspiration

Rieli Biggins, aged nine, had to undergo three years of chemotherapy at the Royal Manchester Children’s Oncology Ward after being diagnosed at just three and a half years old.

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Future funding warning for community groups in town

Hyndburn Council have agreed to unfreeze left over monies from the recently abolished Area Council.

Academy pupils celebrate sporting success

Hundreds of students packed into the hall to celebrate their sporting success over the past 12 months. The awards were presented by Bonita Norris, who became the youngest British woman to scale Mount Everest back in 2010 aged just 22.

Boy, 9, is leukemia story inspiration

Rieli Biggins, aged nine, had to undergo three years of chemotherapy at the Royal Manchester Children’s Oncology Ward after being diagnosed at just three and a half years old.

Reshuffle raises rail link hopes

Claire Perry MP has replaced Stephen Hammond MP as rail minister and Hyndburn MP Graham Jones has said that he has cornered the incoming transport chief about the rail link.

Celebrating a year of ‘weird and wonderful’

Weird and Wonderful on Whalley Road, Accrington, is described as a natural history store which specialises in taxidermy and entomology.

Man’s Japanese Akita dogs in attack on sheep

Two Japanese Akita dogs, owned by Jason Sleddon, killed a lamb and two sheep after escaping from his back yard in Clayton-le-Moors.

Cyclist injured in hit-and-run- in Oswaldtwistle

The 52-year-old male bike rider was riding along Haslingden Old Road in Oswaldtwistle near to De Niro's restaurant when a white vehicle collided with him and knocked him off his bike.

Ex-soldier held knife to man's throat

Anthony Paul Quinn left small cuts on the victim’s throat and lashed out at a police officer ‘catching him’ with the weapon during the incident in Accrington, a court heard.

'Time to get tough' as area is among worst for yobs

Hyndburn MP Graham Jones made the comments after police figures for the last year revealed the borough to be the sixth worst in England and the second worst in Lancashire for anti-social behaviour incidents.

'Rats and foxes' fear after bins are left out for weeks

Residents and councillors said they have seen rats and foxes snooping around overflowing bins and an increase in fly-tipping on back streets.

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.

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