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17:10, 8 JAN 2015
Prime Minister David Cameron and Chancellor George Osborne visit Accrington factory
Mr Cameron was at the factory in Huncoat with Chancellor George Osborne and said the plant was a shining example of how the government's economic plan was working.
MP hits out at watchdog over pay rise plans
Hyndburn MP Graham Jones branded the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, Ipsa, a ‘disgrace’ and said that MPs had not been consulted properly over plans to increase their pay.
Joyful reprieve for historic brickworks
Now, the historic factory that made the famous Nori brick is set to be reopened after five years in a £1.4m move creating nearly 40 new jobs.
Joy as community centre given lease to continue its good work
Bosses at Hyndburn Voluntary and Community Resource Centre (HVCRC) in Accrington applied to the council to extend their lease after the current one was set to expire.
Reshuffle raises rail link hopes
Claire Perry MP has replaced Stephen Hammond MP as rail minister and Hyndburn MP Graham Jones has said that he has cornered the incoming transport chief about the rail link.
'Rats and foxes' fear after bins are left out for weeks
Residents and councillors said they have seen rats and foxes snooping around overflowing bins and an increase in fly-tipping on back streets.
Tribunal rules that workers at Sitel call centre in Accrington were unfairly dismissed
120 of its former employees had their claim upheld by a judge
‘Desperate’ robber grabbed more than £30k during raids
Jason Thompson used the knife to threaten female staff – including a pregnant woman – at six travel agents, stealing thousands of pounds in currency and travellers cheques during the daylight robberies.
Dozens of jobs at TNT in Clayton at risk
The firm is merging two arms of its operation and closing the depot.
Lancashire County Council
County Council to slash 2,500 jobs
The non-school posts will come from voluntary redundancies, it is hoped.
Call centre tribunal adjourned to new year
Sitel UK closed centre in November 2011.
Bosses hope Accrington foodcourt will be everyone's cup of tea
More than 50 jobs will be created with the opening of a new food complex in the Accrington Arndale Centre.
50 jobs at new Accrington food court
StEAT complex at Arndale Centre will recruit staff.
£2m training centre gets royal approval from Duke of Westminster
The new complex near Whitebirk will create 150 local job opportunities, and train the next generation of technicians and engineers
Accrington and Rossendale College
Tribute to husband who died days after wedding
Robert Priestley, known as Duncan, married his partner of seven years Joan at a special hospice ceremony before his death aged 59.
Hyndburn could be hotbed for fracking
Claims that borough could compete on the global stage after report’s findings
Doctor charged with assault appears in court
A doctor has pleaded not guilty following an alleged assault at a practice in Accrington in March.
Major jobs blow to town as holiday firm announces cuts
Around 100 Thomas Cook staff in Accrington have been told they’re at risk of losing their jobs as part of swingeing job cuts across the country.
Back on track: Direct rail link to Manchester to create 1,000 new jobs
Rail bosses this week announced plans to reinstate the 500 metres of track in Todmorden that were decommissioned as part of the Beeching cuts in the 1960s to complete the line.
Town at the hub of a changing world
UNTIL the advent of the Industrial Revolution, the Accrington area was an isolated rural district, but with a plentiful supply of water and damp weather, it would play a key role in the development of the modern world.