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16:30, 12 MAY 2015
Shock as Tory leader Peter Britcliffe announces he is to step down after 23 years
The 65-year-old announced he will not be seeking re-election for leadership
Labour celebrate 'fantastic' election result
The party held all seven of the seats they were defending in the borough council elections on May 7 and gained two previously independent seats in Clayton-le-Moors and Huncoat, bringing their overall tally to 24.
Tributes paid to former Mayor of Hyndburn Pam Barton
Council colleagues have spoken of their shock and sadness after Coun Barton lost her battle with cancer this morning
Hyndburn parliamentary candidates make their pledge for your vote
The Conservatives, Greens, Labour, Liberal Democrats and UKIP are looking for your support on May 7
Tributes paid to former Great Harwood councillor and mental health worker
David Forshaw, from Rishton, represented the Labour party on Hyndburn council in the late 1990s
Four colours and four couples to do battle for Hyndburn council seats
Twelve council seats are up for grabs in the forthcoming local elections on May 7
Five-way fight for Hyndburn Commons seat in general election
Candidates have been announced this morning for the parliamentary and local council elections on May 7
Councillor claims government 'hates' Hyndburn 'because we're poor'
Coun Joan Smith told the full council meeting that Hyndburn misses out in funding compared to "rich southern boroughs"
Hyndburn Council needs to make swingeing cuts of £5.3m over next three years
Hyndburn council leader Miles Parkinson said it is 'one of the harshest austerity measures in living memory'
Coronation Street stars Bill Roache and Vicky Entwistle open Accrington Tory HQ
The Corrie stars were joined by Alice Barry of Shameless fame to support Kevin Horkin, Conservative prospective parliamentary candidate for Hyndburn.
Coronation Street star William Roache to open Conservative Party's new office in Accrington
The star who plays Ken Barlow will be unveiling Hyndburn Tory candidate Kevin Horkin’s General Electino HQ
Accrington trader to lead Conservative bid for Hyndburn seat
Former mayor Kevin Horkan was selected as the Tories’ prospective parliamentary candidate at the hustings in Oswaldtwistle Conservative Club.
Police cutbacks ‘put public at risk’
Lancashire Police Federation chiefs have launched a campaign to oppose coalition funding cuts they say are ‘bound to put the public at risk’, resulting in ‘a field day for criminals’.
Council tax cut ‘not an option’
However, residents could still see their bills rise after Lancashire County Council opened a consultation into a near 2 per cent rise.
Crunch talks due over M&S closure
The high street giant made the shock announcement that its Broadway shop would close in May after 53 years, last week.
More than 100 illegal traveller encampments reported in Hyndburn
The encampments totalled at least 261 vehicles with 11 legal notices and four court orders being issued to move some of them on.
Shoplifting up by 25 per cent over five years
The number has increased every year since 2009 with 483 incidents recorded in 2013/14 – a 25 per cent increase from the 382 figure in 2009/10.
VIDEO: Bins not collected for ONE month
All waste services across Hyndburn had to be cancelled last Thursday after not enough staff came into work due to a row with the government over pay rises.
Were you snapped at the Freedom Parade? See our picture gallery and video
Crowds of schoolchildren, parents, dignitaries and veterans enjoyed the 120-strong parade of the 1st Duke of Lancaster Regiment as they exercised their Freedom of the Borough.
Hyndburn MP defends 19-day recess after scrutiny accusations
Hyndburn MP Graham Jones said the recess, which ended this week after a two-week Easter holiday and ahead of a six-week summer break, is due to a lack of ideas.
UKIP cause big upset in Hyndburn
The biggest casualties of UKIP's rise were Labour's deputy council leader Clare Pritchard, at the hands of her father Malcolm, and veteran Conservative councillor Doug Hayes.
Hyndburn Borough Council Elections 2014
Eleven seats are up for grabs at Hyndburn council with Labour and UKIP fielding candidates in every ward, the Conservatives fielding nine, the Green Party with three and four independents.
Revealed: The shocking truth of 13,600 crimes gone unsolved
Unsolved rapes in the borough have nearly doubled over the past two years while unresolved sexual offences have also risen by a third.
Trading fear over ‘click and collect’ shopping
Tory councillors said they are supportive of the council’s plans to introduce an online shopping facility into the Market Hall and surrounding area, but warned changes need to be made to ensure its success.