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17:02, 8 FEB 2013
Deserving duo ready to make the town sparkle
We've found our shining stars who will flick the switch on this year’s Accrington Christmas lights.
Confusion over outdoor market smoking ban
Customer Steve Rushton had called for action to be taken after seeing people smoking in the outdoor market, underneath the canopy.
Help make brave Patrick’s festive dreams come true
It would be a dream come true for our latest shining star to switch on Accrington’s Christmas lights. Patrick Batt, 20, was diagnosed with autism when he was 15, after years of being treated for another condition.
Councillor suffers broken foot while helping out residents during water cut
The deputy leader of the council became the latest victim of last week’s burst main when a 12-litre package of water destined for residents was dropped on her foot.
Youngsters hit back over art pub eyesore claims
A 20ft collage has been created on the side of the Commercial Hotel by youngsters involved with Oswaldtwistle Civic Arts Centre.
Will your little star be a festive cracker and switch on Accrington's Christmas lights?
The Observer and Hyndburn Council have teamed up to find a special Hyndburn youngster to flick the switch in the town centre on Thursday, November 17. We are looking for someone who has overcome adversity for the role.
Plans to axe ‘offensive’ waste collections scrapped
The plans would have seen items including adult incontinence nappies and colostomy bags going in with all the normal waste and collected fortnightly.
Licensing plan for landlords is back on agenda
Housing landlords will be consulted by the council with a view to relaunching a controversial landlord licensing scheme.
Equine eviction: Horses removed from one play area turn up on another
Two horses which were removed from a children’s play area in Accrington have turned up on another play site in Oswaldtwistle.
Town centre future boosted by Broadway building deal
Improvements to the town centre could be heralded by the council’s purchase of a key building in the main shopping area.
Accrington Stanley is shown the yellow card over retrospective planning applications
Fed-up councillors are to write to Accrington Stanley accusing them of ‘flaunting’ planning rules.
Controversial landlord plan could be on the way to Hyndburn despite judge’s ruling against it
A controversial landlord licensing scheme may yet be introduced in Hyndburn even though a high court judge ruled against it.
Former leader Peter Britcliffe thrown out of Hyndburn Council meeting
The Tory leader, who lost the council leadership during the elections in May, was told to leave by Mayor Coun Colette McCormack.
Traders’ six-day debate
Council bosses are consulting with market traders about ending six-day trading.
Flushed with success: Campaigners win fight to reopen town centre toilets
Shoppers were celebrating after council bosses agreed to re-open town centre toilets following a campaign on Facebook.
£100k bill for council after landlord licensing defeat
A high court judge has quashed a new selective licensing scheme for landlords in Accrington.
Council leader and MP clash in new row over their allowances
Hyndburn's top two politicians have clashed again over their allowances claims.
Supermarket giant Tesco given go-ahead for extra sales space
Controversial plans for Accrington’s soon-to-be-opened Tesco store to increase its retail space have been passed by planning chiefs – just days before it is due to open.
Council election - candidates announced
The runners and riders have been announced for the Hyndburn Council local elections to be held on May 6, with two councillors announcing they will stand down.
Brickworks grind to halt once more
HUNCOAT’S historic Nori brickworks has ground to a halt again due to a slump in orders.
Call for local nori brick use
A HYNDBURN councillor has insisted Accrington’s new bus station is built out of locally produced bricks, in a bid to save a failing factory.
Chief exec’s pay hike will anger low-paid workers, says MP
‘CRAZY’ rewards for council chiefs have been slammed after it was revealed that Hyndburn chief executive David Welsby’s pay has risen seven per cent to a whopping £110,000.
Stanley fall foul of planners
ACCRINGTON Stanley have been shown a red card for breaching planning regulations with their spectator control room.
Church could stage Asian weddings
ACCRINGTON may soon have a new venue for Asian weddings on the site of a former church.