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10:41, 6 FEB 2013
Black Friday as workers clock off for last time
A GLOOM-laden Halloween is in store for Hyndburn today with over 100 workers at the town’s Nori brickworks and Thomas Cook call centre clocking off for the last time.
Footballer's wife stages glitzy kids party
CHILDREN from Hyndburn could be among the guests at a huge celebrity children’s party organised by footballer’s wife Julie Neville.
Mystery over King Street pub future
A MYSTERY over the future of a popular Accrington pub has been creating a stir among local clubs and societies.
Football League Cup
Accrington Stanley 4 Blackpool 4 (Stanley win 4-2 on pens)
"MY players are full of confidence at penalties."
Family books dream trip to meet Santa
THE parents of little Ryan Cottrell have booked their dream holiday to Lapland so that their son can meet Santa in time for Christmas.
Fundraisers still busy for little Ryan
WITH money still coming in, Ryan's Appeal now stands at a whopping £11,755.
Double our target
AN ASTONISHING £11,000 has now been raised to help send Ryan Cottrell, the eight-year-old Accrington boy with an incurable skin disease, on the holiday of a lifetime.
We’ve done it
HE'S on his way... the Observer's appeal to send incurably-ill Ryan Cottrell on a holiday of a lifetime has passed its target after just four weeks.
Owls swoop on Harwood pub
A SWIFT drink at their local pub is proving a real hoot for regulars at Great Harwood's Park Hotel.
Spooky tales of a haunted Hyndburn
AS FOLK don their monster masks and skeleton suits to celebrate Halloween, Observer reporter John Fahey looks into the history of the ghosts and ghouls lurking in Hyndburn's shadows.
Brave mum's ghost hunt
SPOOKY spirits and ghostly ghouls - no, it's not Halloween but a fund-raising stunt by Oswaldtwistle mum Melanie Crossley.