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18:28, 25 NOV 2015
Police cuts U turn as crime rates rise
Huge rises in areas of crime in the borough including assault, burglary and public order offences
Police investigating after man seen 'forced into boot of car' near Accrington park
Reports have been received of a 'suspicious incident' in the Milnshaw Park area
Parking concerns raised after go-ahead given to Accrington beauty salon
The change of use planning application on Whalley Road was approved by council planners on Wednesday
Couple celebrate Diamond wedding anniversary with friends and family
Jack and Lily Mason from Accrington marked 60 years of marriage and received a card from the Queen
Before the Bench: Hyndburn cases heard at magistrates
The following people have all appeared before Blackburn Magistrates Court.
Accrington playing fields ready for public use after £400k redevelopment
But work on Highams Playing Fields is still not yet finished after heavy rains delayed the project
Pictures: Firefighters tackle three grass fires and a children's play area bin blaze
Fire crews suspect the blazes were started deliberately
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
Residents roll up their sleeves to tidy up Accrington's streets
Laneside Residents Association and Milnshaw residents association joined forces to fill four skips with rubbish from the area
Picture gallery: Thousands flock to Accrington for Christmas lights
The 2011 winner performed to cheering crowds outside the Market Hall and was joined on stage by fellow musicians We Are Tiger Heart, Hannah Joy, Redd, Amy-Jo Clough and Matt Fitzgerald.
Four hospitalised after town centre crash
Police said the incident happened after a Subaru Impreza collided with the side of Halfords Autocentre on Milnshaw Lane in Accrington.
Girl inspired to fundraise after seeing councillor's bike challenge
Cori Whittaker, 11, of Banbury Close in Milnshaw, saw local ward councillor Paul Cox complete a charity cycle ride in aid of Accrington Blind Society and the North West Air Ambulance following an article in the Observer a few weeks ago and contacted him to see what she could do to help.
Accrington Cricket Club
Cricket club bosses hit for six by spate of vandalism
The youngsters, aged between 16 and 19, have struck twice in one week at Accrington Cricket Club causing hundreds of pounds of damage to the nets.
Cricket nets vandalised twice in a week
Police have launched an appeal to find the culprits after the nets at the Thorneholme Road club were damaged on the afternoon of Tuesday, July 8 and most recently on Wednesday, July 9.
Councillor to cycle 127 miles for charity
Milnshaw ward councillor Paul Cox will take on the challenge with fellow bike ride Ray Smith, husband of Church councillor Joan Smith, in aid of the Accrington Blind Society and North West Air Ambulance.
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.
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.
Hyndburn lights up for Christmas
Thousands of people across Hyndburn will gather to see their towns light up for Christmas over the next few weeks.
‘Near miss’ for hot air balloon
Eyewitnesses claim a hot air balloon skimmed perilously close to an Accrington school.
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.
Police act after big increase in flashers in Accrington
An elderly woman in Accrington was left shaken after discovering a man performing a sex act near her lounge window, prompting police to warn people to draw their curtains to stop them becoming victims.
Jobs axed as town hall cuts £1.2m from budget
Town hall bosses say the jobs will be lost through voluntary redundancy and early retirement