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Nursery celebrates after good rating from education watchdogs

Inspectors visited Little Brook Children’s Nursery, on Blackburn Road, Great Harwood and delivered an improved rating from the ‘satisfactory’ result achieved in 2011.

Teen who exposed himself on a bus is hunted by police

Officers believe the teen, who was accompanied by another teenage man, then got on a double decker Lancashire United bus in the direction of Great Harwood.

Beavers and cubs in trip to the beach

The children tested their head for heights by climbing the high wire assault course, crossing wobbly ropes and bridges and taking leaps of faith at Kaos.

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Nursery celebrates after good rating from education watchdogs

Inspectors visited Little Brook Children’s Nursery, on Blackburn Road, Great Harwood and delivered an improved rating from the ‘satisfactory’ result achieved in 2011.

Teen who exposed himself on a bus is hunted by police

Officers believe the teen, who was accompanied by another teenage man, then got on a double decker Lancashire United bus in the direction of Great Harwood.

Beavers and cubs in trip to the beach

The children tested their head for heights by climbing the high wire assault course, crossing wobbly ropes and bridges and taking leaps of faith at Kaos.

College team hangs tough at ‘Mudder’

Twelve employees completed the 10-mile obstacle race to raise money for local charity Papyris, which works to prevent suicide in young people.

School achieves highest rating

St. Oswald’s R.C. Primary and Nursing School was inspected at the beginning of September, having previously been rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted.

Reece Bibby joins 8 piece X Factor band

The 15-year-old has joined the largest group ever assembled for the singing reality TV show, although as yet they do not have a name.

Snooker trophies found in clean-up

Gordon Mason, who was in charge of the Accrington and District Sunday Schools League, kept hold of the trophies after the league folded nearly 15 years ago.

Dance student Mary becomes the teacher

Mary Green spent three years at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dance, but it was always her intention to return home and now she is a dance teacher at The Performance Academy in Accrington where she honed her skills.

Police appeal after theft of quad bike

Thomas Ward, 21, formerly of Broomhall Road in Pendlebury, Swinton, is wanted in connection with an aggravated burglary on First Avenue in Church on Friday, August 22.

TV shame of £94k benefits swindler

A BBC programme ‘Saints and Scroungers’ broadcast earlier this week spoke to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) fraud unit and Hyndburn council staff about the case of Cleo Embley.

Annual Open launches at Haworth

The varied display has been created by nearly 70 artists from across the North West and beyond and includes portraits, landscapes, abstract work and installations.

Snake stick ‘vet’ is back on his feet

Dave Almond’s snakeskin design sticks are all individually hand-crafted by recycling walking sticks he picks up at car boot sales and charity shops.

Cult US show’s host is up for a bargain

Jesse will be in town from 10am on Saturday, September 27, to unveil the website, and challenge shoppers to a Storage Hunters-style auction inside the Market Hall.

Death of amateur photographer to remain a ‘mystery'

The body of Accrington man Trevor Whitehead, pictured, 51, was discovered by a man, his young daughter and her friend who were walking in an isolated beauty spot in Belthorn on Saturday, May 31, Blackburn Coroner’s Court heard.

Couples celebrate 60 years’ marriage

Kevin and Marion Wissett, Charles and Lucy Dawkins and Tom and Jean Booth are all delighted to celebrate their sixtieth wedding anniversary this week with friends and family.

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