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12:08, 8 APR 2016
Six Labour councillors stepping down for Hyndburn council elections
Candidates have been announced for next month's 12 polls
Peel councillor Wendy Dwyer to retire next year after 23 years
The veteran Labour councillor will not be seeking re-election next year
New leadership team installed at Hyndburn Conservative group after Peter Britcliffe steps down
Tony Dobson has been voted group leader, with Terry Hurn as deputy leader
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.
Local Elections 2015 live: Hyndburn goes to the polls
Follow our live blog throughout the day for election results as they come in from Hyndburn and around the country.
Residents mark Huncoat war memorial anniversary in period dress
Campaigners are bidding to block plans to move the cenotaph, which was unveiled 93 years ago
General election hustings events announced
Parliamentary candidates in Hyndburn and Haslingden are set to lock horns in a series of election debates
Clayton-le-Moors UKIP candidate also standing in Durham
A council candidate has defended standing in Hyndburn while also running for a parliamentary seat 100 miles away
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
Royal British Legion clears up position over Huncoat war memorial move
The move had been approved in December by Hyndburn’s cabinet on the basis that the Legion supported it
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
Couple threatened with court action after erecting war memorial protest banner
The banner on the side of their house in Huncoat is calling on the village memorial to remain in its current location
Four Hyndburn councillors to stand down after elections
Dave Parkins, John Broadley, Brian Roberts and Nick Collingridge will not be restanding in May
Councillor waives anonymity to explain late council tax payments
Coun Dobson was one of three councillors who were revealed to have failed to pay their bills on time by an Observer Freedom of Information request.
Coffee shop worker to stand for Labour for the fourth time
David Hartley, 21, has been a member of the Labour Party since he was 18 and has been selected to run in the Conservative-held ward for the fourth time.
Council leader under fire
Last month’s decision to cut nine area councils across Hyndburn was met with outrage by residents at the first meeting of Oswaldtwistle’s new area forum. The forum was meeting for the first time since the area councils were scrapped as a cost saving measure.
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.
Dad accuses daughter Clare of electoral fraud
Clare Pritchard is due to contest her Milnshaw seat in Accrington in a head-to-head battle with her father Malcolm, a candidate for UKIP, in Thursday’s local elections.
UK Independence Party
Former Hyndburn mayor stands for UKIP
Veteran Malcolm Pritchard has previously served as both a Labour and Independent councillor on Hyndburn council, but has now pledged his allegiance to UKIP.
Great Harwood Councillor defects to UKIP
Councillor Ian Robinson will switch allegiances at this year's local elections.
UKIP Leader Nigel Farage visits Hyndburn
The meeting for North West businesses was held at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel in Clayton-le-Moors.
Dad’s blast for his daughter after she takes council seat
A former mayor who was deposed by his daughter at the county council elections has accused her of putting politics before family.