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14:33, 12 JUN 2015
PICTURES: Star of the film 'Pride' Mike Jackson gives talk at screening in Accrington
The founding member of the Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners group answered questions at the town hall
Gay rights activist Mike Jackson set for Accrington return following BAFTA award winning film
The founder member of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners inspired ‘Pride’, which is set to have a showing at Accrington Town Hall next month
Miners movie is a reason for 'Pride'
Mike Jackson left Willows Lane in Accrington for London in 1970 aged just 16 in search of a new career. In the following decade the gay rights activist would go on to become a founding member of the Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM) group.
Review: Julie Hesmondhalgh in Blindsided at the Royal Exchange Theatre
Coronation Street actress Julie Hesmondhalgh, best known for her long-running role as Hayley Cropper in Coronation Street, was first spotted by Granada in a previous production at the Exchange
Labour leader hails Baroness Thatcher
Hyndburn’s Labour leader has lauded Baroness Margaret Thatcher as ‘one of the greatest’ Prime Ministers of the last century, following her death from a stroke aged 87.
Hyndburn MP blames the riots on Margaret Thatcher
Hyndburn MP Graham Jones agrees with Prime Minister David Cameron that government cuts did not cause last week’s English city riots.
MP claims ‘woeful’ budget cuts will leave borough struggling
Hyndburn's new MP has told the Prime Minister the borough is the country’s worst-hit by government cuts.
Highs and lows, but no regrets for Greg Pope MP
As he prepares to stand down, Greg Pope talks to Simon Thacker about his highlights as Hyndburn MP over the last 18 years.
Maggie and Bernard share a date in history
TWO significant things happened in the world of politics on 4 May 1979.
MBE for former MP and lifelong charity worker
FORMER Mayor and MP Ken Hargreaves has dedicated his MBE to the volunteers and charity workers of Hyndburn.
Decade of discontent
THE decade of strikes - that was the Seventies as the so-called "British disease" reached new heights.