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15:18, 16 DEC 2013
Rewarded: Volunteers who make Hyndburn a better place
Our unsung heroes were rewarded at the Mayor of Hyndburn Awards. The event, sponsored by the Accrington Observer, was held to celebrate the vital contribution made by unpaid volunteers to make our community a better place to live.
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Couple forced to move after car crash nightmare
A husband and wife have been forced to move business and could relocate their home after a car careered into their shop.
Artist draws on all her experience
A former sales and marketing manager has swapped her computer for paint brushes after setting up her very own art studio.
Prickly minis are mighty for bonsai fans
Green-fingered members of Accrington Bonsai Society proved small really is beautiful – with their latest stunning display.
Anything but a merry Christmas for Accy’s stores
It has been a poor Christmas in Hyndburn for many shops and traders.
Sweet deal for Stockley’s as iconic name sticks
Full details have been released of the sale of famous Oswaldtwistle confectioner Stockley’s Sweets.
Hyndburn’s bonniest babies are crowned
The two winners of the Accrinton Baby of the Year competition can finally be announced.
Getting together to help flood victims
Hyndburn Rotary clubs joined forces to help with flood relief in Pakistan last weekend.
Future looking brighter as new store moves into town
Oswaldtwistle Mills is quitting Accrington’s former Woolworths building - with fashion retailer Store Twenty One set to move in.
¿Sweet firm moves away
World famous sweet firm Stockley’s has broken its link with Hyndburn, after announcing its factory is to move out of Oswaldtwistle Mills.
Survey’s ray of sunshine amid economic doom
Accrington has the lowest proportion of empty shops in the north west.
No plans for redundancies at sweet firm
BOSSES at an historic sweet shop say they are ‘optimistic’ about the future despite the business going into administration.
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Starlet Scarlett is our Carnival Queen
PRETTY teenager Scarlett Jepson has been crowned the 2009 Carnival Queen.
Amber necter for crisis-hit Bees Knees
THE Bees Knees pub in Accrington was boarded up this week after finally being sold by administrators to Blackpool-based Amber Taverns.
Sizzling success or butchers’ beautiful bangers
A HYNDBURN butcher’s shop’s sausages have scored a sizzling success.
Shop boost for Broadway
A MUCH-anticipated town centre store is set to open ahead of schedule.
Ossie Mills set to move into empty Woolworths store
ACCRINGTON town centre has received a massive shot in the arm with the news that Oswaldtwistle Mills is to take over the vacant Woolworth’s store.
Jobs deal gives ailing company vision for future
HYNDBURN'S largest and oldest textile firm has been saved from closure – but a third of its employees could still face losing their jobs.
Town set for huge transport facelift
MULTI-million pound schemes shaping Hyndburn’s highways and public transport infrastructure are to be discussed next week.
Sheep's lungs found floating in mills lodge
A PHOTOGRAPHER made a shock discovery at the Oswaldtwistle Mills lodge – a pair of SHEEP’S LUNGS with the gullet attached floating in the water.
Mills hope to have right ingredient for success
AN AWARD-winning restaurant is to link up with one of Hyndburn’s biggest tourist attractions as part of a major expansion programme.
Hairy bikers to cook up some fun at festival
FOOD lovers are in for a tantalising treat next week when the 11th annual Lancashire Food Festival takes place at Accrington Town Hall.
A Pals song that will make you cry
IRISH musician Ephy Clarke, who lives in Oswaldtwistle, has released a CD to commemorate the Accrington Pals.