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18:47, 18 JUL 2016
Election candidate complains over councillors' Hillsborough comments
Patrick McGinley said he has reported two councillors over comments they made regarding his former career in South Yorkshire Police
PICTURES: £3,000 raised at Oscars-themed Mayor's charity ball
The annual fundraiser was held at Accrington Town Hall
Become a teacher and change lives with Teach First
The Accrington Observer is announcing its partnership with charity Teach First with the launch of the ‘Change Career, Change Lives’ teacher recruitment campaign across England and Wales
Over 700 people celebrate Great Harwood switch-on
The town was illumintated by beloved Accrington Stanley mascot Winstanley
Oswaldtwistle company hit with £850,000 fine after making six million nuisance calls
The National Advice Clinic made the noise-induced hearing loss claims calls between October 2014 and April 2015
Your pictures of Children in Need
Take a look at how people across the area have been raising funds for disadvantaged children
Accrington actress says role in film about murdered student Sophie Lancaster changed her life
Julie Hesmondhalgh plays Sophie's mother Sylvia in Black Roses, which has been made into a film by the BBC
Huncoat star Diana Vickers turns 'villain' in new comedy cop show
The former X Factor star plays a vengeful cyber hacker in BBC Three spoof comedy Top Coppers
PICTURES: Hundreds take part in Hyndburn's biggest annual charity walk
Organisers at Church and Oswaldtwistle Rotary Club said more than £25,000 has been raised for good causes
Accrington Town Hall
Gallery: Hundreds attend town hall's first ever wedding fair after £750k revamp
Crowds were entertained by singing sensation Harris Hameed, who recently appeared on BBC talent show The Voice
‘Superstar’ singer set for performance
Phil Beer will attend Mill House Masonic Hall at Cornyard Mill.
Pals Church hosts special television broadcast
St John’s the Evangelist Church played host to a BBC North West Tonight Christmas special last night featuring a look at the history of the Pals and speaking to local historians, military personnel and relatives.
Hard man tackles desert challenge
Sean Williams, from Rishton, travelled to Las Vegas to compete in the World’s Toughest Mudder and was ranked in the top 100 in the world.
Stanley land dream FA Cup draw against Manchester United
Stanley are 90 minutes away from hosting the likes of Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie in early January, if they can overcome Yeovil Town in their second round replay on Tuesday, December 16, following the draw.
Picture gallery: ‘Heroes’ help Pudsey for Children in Need
Many school children across Hyndburn came to lessons in fancy dress outfits to help raise funds for this years appeal which had the theme ‘Be a Hero’.
Degree for Accrington author
Professor Winterson OBE, was honoured at a ceremony, which also formed part of the university’s Foundation Day celebrations.
Norden High School
Teachers turn to rhyme in bid to rap way to victory in contest
Staff and Year 11 students at Norden High in Rishton have created a 30 second clip as part of the Children in Need ‘Best Day Ever’ competition.
Benefits cheat shamed on TV
Dawn Wood, 37, was living on Westwood Street in Accrington when her crime was uncovered by a joint investigation between Hyndburn Council’s benefit fraud team and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
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.
Novice runners lead way to storm big 10k
The fastest man from Hyndburn in the Great Manchester Run was Kieran Robinson, 25, who finished the course in 43 minutes and 29 seconds.
Hundreds take to the streets for annual charity walk
Organisers at Church and Oswaldtwistle Rotary Club said more than £25,000 has been raised for various charities.
Baxenden fraudster roofer is spared prison
Simon Anthony Fielding, 54, misled one woman into believing the roof of her Baxenden home needed to be completely rebuilt at a cost of £30,000, a court was told.
Haunted Clayton-le-Moors hotel features in BBC show
The Dunkenhalgh features on Great British Railway Journeys with Michael Portillo
Tributes paid to Oswaldtwistle animal sanctuary founder
Olive Lomas founded Only Foals and Horses.