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17:15, 6 DEC 2017
OAPs, 79 and 86, left in terror after air gun fired at living room window
Police have appealed for information following two incidents on Aspen Lane, Oswaldtwistle
Accrington man starts free Facebook swap shop
Joseph McMurrough and friends have launched site to help the needy.
Drug addict pointed gun at woman cashier in robbery
Drug addict Adam John Howe, 32, tried to rob the HSBC bank in Accrington using a gun that was later identified as a BB gun, a type of air gun.
Legal threat to council after parking fines blunder
The council unlawfully processed personal data ranging from parking fines to police checks for over four years, leaving their decision open to legal challenge.
Big Brother Sissy drops in
A FORMER Big Brother star dropped into an Oswaldtwistle school to offer some costume advice in the lead up to their school production.
ABOUT time too. We have consistently argued that the borough should change its name from Hyndburn to Accrington and District, at one time stoutly resisting calls to change our own name to the Hyndburn Observer.
Big Brother was not racist, firm decides
A COMPANY that prides itself on its multi-ethnic workforce made a £1M offer to sponsor Celebrity Big Brother and is hoping to bring one of the show's stars to the town.
Local firm in £1M Big Brother bid
A CHURCH company that prides itself on the multi-ethnicity of its workforce has made a £1M offer to sponsor the remaining episodes of Big Brother.
Sailor Sam is UK’s number two gay male
A HYNDBURN sailor has finished runner-up in a male beauty contest.
Rubbish tax fears over ‘Bin Brother’ spy bug scheme
THE discovery of spy bugs in bins across Hyndburn has led to a wave of protest and confusion with residents claiming "Bin Brother" is invading their homes and threatening a stealth tax.
Spy bug in bins sparks anger
HOUSEHOLDERS are kicking up a stink after finding "spy bugs" attached to their wheelie bins.
Council in bid to run all services
HYNDBURN Council is to make an ambitious bid to run all its own services including those currently administered by Lancashire County Council.
Secret plan to unite authorities is slammed
NEW fears that Hyndburn Council could be swallowed up by a larger authority surfaced this week - just 18 months after the Observer was sussessful in its Back off Big Brother campaign.
Captain's view of the new season
STANLEY skipper Peter Cavanagh gives us his low-down on how the 2005-6 campaign might shape up ...
Battle on to be the number one
THE GLOVES are off as Danny Alcock and Stuart Jones battle for Accrington Stanley's Number One spot this season.
Assembly plan axed: Big Brother seen off
HYNDBURN has welcomed the news that the referendum on a North West Regional Assembly has been dropped.
U-turn victory for the Observer in Big Brother battle
HYNDBURN Council can breathe a sigh of relief after Government plans for a referendum on a North West Regional Assembly were put on hold at the last minute.
Council’s survival hopes soar
HYNDBURN Council's survival hopes have soared amid rumours that the Government is set to postpone plans for a referendum on a North West Regional Assembly.
Blackburn merger still on as Prescott shuns our readers
THE Government has been accused of ignoring the people of Hyndburn after it forged ahead with plans to merge the borough with Blackburn.
Takeover protest goes to London
HYNDBURN'S MP Greg Pope received the Observer's Back Off Big Brother petition from editor Mervyn Kay on his way to London.
Back off, Big Brother!
HYNDBURN Chamber of Trade has thrown its weight behind our campaign to save the borough from the clutches of Big Brother Blackburn - and you can add your name to our petition here.
Loud ‘no’ to Blackburn takeover
THE people of Hyndburn have sent out a loud and clear message - Back off Big Brother.
Hands off, big brother
HYNDBURN Council has issued a hands-off warning to "Big Brother'' Blackburn.
Vicar opens up evolution debate
HYNDBURN schoolchildren are being short-changed about the facts of life and our origins, an Accrington vicar claims in his latest, and ninth, book.