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21:40, 18 JUL 2016
Call to take away fake shop front
The image of the inside of a kebab shop has been put on the front of an empty shop unit which used to house Rexy’s takeaway, on Church Street.
Council bids to keep big-name shops in town
Shoppers in Accrington have suffered in recent months with the closure of Arndale Centre shops including H Samuel and New Look.
WH Smith’s to move out in Accrington Arndale blow
It's been announced that WH Smith in Accrington is to close, in another blow to the Arndale Centre.
£14m to bring Accrington back to life
Residents have hit back at national claims that Accrington is a ‘ghost-town’.
Hyndburn housing landlords fight back against licence plan
Housing landlords in Hyndburn are set to challenge the council AGAIN – after a selective licensing scheme was introduced.
Drivers fined after changes to car park regulations will NOT get refunds
Motorists who were fined after restrictions at a car park were changed will NOT get their money back, the Observer can reveal.
Excel car park contract not to be renewed at Eastgate Retail Park
Retail park bosses say they will not renew their contract with a car park operator following a dispute over parking fines.
Lasting legacy planned for Accrington Pals
A two-year series of events is being planned to celebrate the centenary anniversary of the Accrington Pals.
Mystery blaze at Oswaldtwistle 'fly' waste site
Firefighters were called to a site at the centre of a outbreak of a fly problem in Oswaldtwistle after 100 bales of waste went up in flames.
Pledge to remove waste that caused infestation of flies in Oswaldtwistle
Waste which has been dumped on a site in Oswaldtwistle will begin to be removed early next week.
Disappointment as towns miss out on Portas cash
Regeneration bosses insist bidding for Portas Pilot status was not a waste of time, after Hyndburn’s two entries both lost out in the second round of bidding.
Fears over rise in empty shops at Arndale Centre
Fears have been raised over the number of empty units in the Accrington Arndale Centre.
Car park fines revoked after motorists’ outrage
Shoppers hit with backdated fines after parking over the 90-minute limit on Eastgate Retail Park are being told to ignore them by the council. Dozens of drivers were left outraged after the free parking limit was cut from three hours to 90 minutes.
£2m town centre regeneration bid rejected
Town centre regeneration plans have been dealt a hammer blow after a £2 million bid to the Heritage Lottery fund was rejected.
Probe launched after wall collapses onto bus stop
The Health and Safety Executive is investigating after dozens of bricks fell on a bus stop near a derelict mill.
Whitebirk Retail Park owners Peel Holdings voice fears over travellers
Owners of a retail park have warned the site will continue to be used by traveller camps unless refurbishment plans are given the go-ahead.
Council chiefs delighted with £100k town centre windfall
Council bosses are celebrating after being awarded £100,000 to regenerate our town centres. The money will be used to return empty shops to use.
Accrington and Rossendale College
Traders right behind our Portas shops campaign
Town centre traders are rallying together to get fully behind Accrington’s campaign for Portas Pilot status.
Row as removal of travellers from regeneration site is delayed
A row has erupted between the district and county council over a travellers’ site.
Accrington vies for Mary Portas' pilot cash for high street regeneration
Borough bosses are putting Accrington forward as a test case for the recommendations outlined in Mary Portas’ review, aimed at halting the decline of Britain’s high streets and the closure of local shops.
Row brewing between council and landlords
The council could once again be on a collision course with Hyndburn landlords over selective licensing.
Accrington Market Hall’s payment plans
Market Hall shoppers could soon be able to pay for goods by debit card and online under new council plans.
£76,000 – what legal travellers sites cost tax payers last year
Figures obtained by the Observer under the Freedom of Information Act reveal Hyndburn Council spent a total of £76,781 on operational costs for the Whinney Hill Road site. However the figure does not include the costs of removing and cleaning up the 125 illegal sites that appeared in the borough between 2006/2007 and 2010/2011 as costs are not recorded separately and are included in normal waste removal and legal costs.
New crackdown on irresponsible dog walkers
Dog owners could soon face fines of up to £1,000 for allowing their dogs to foul in public places.