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09:35, 27 OCT 2014
One in five of our mums smoke while pregnant
Around 930 pregnant mums last year were smoking while carrying their unborn child, according to Lancashire County Council (LCC) figures.
Accrington teacher's thank you for son's heart op
Daniel Scanlon was born with a rare heart defect and his mum is now raising funds for the hospital that saved him.
Public inquiry to be held over Accrington Bus Station land
Compulsory purchase orders have been served on landowners around Crawshaw Street to make way for the new depot.
Hyndburn Labour council chiefs resist plea for £1 million regeneration
The Conservative opposition group are urging for a cash injection into the borough's town centres.
Voluntary job losses as Hyndburn Council cuts £800k
The council must slash £1.2 million off their budget.
Accrington school opts out as polling station
Bosses at Peel Park Primary say they had serious safety concerns.
Oswaldtwistle and Knuzden drug dealers jailed
The two dealers were jailed for a total of nine years in unrelated cases.
Hyndburn council vow to fight Whitebirk retail park plans
Council bosses have confirmed Peel Holdings are taking a case to the Supreme Court to be allowed to extend the goods on offer.
Funds win for Accrington park
Friends of Arden Hall and the Coppice by will receive £49,200.77 for further improvements at Peel Park.
Beggars and drunks are 'driving away trade' in Accrington
Traders fear that shoppers are being intimidated by people approaching them for money or acting in a drunken manner, especially around Broadway and Peel Street bus station.
Girl, 6, is face of Royal British Legion
Emily-Rose Hughes, from West Crescent, Accrington, joined with members of the Accrington branch and the Mayor of Hyndburn Judith Addison to plant poppy seeds at Peel Park Primary School.
Properties to be upgraded thanks to £14m regeneration scheme
PlaceFirst housing, which is heading up the regeneration of the Woodnook area of Accrington, has secured funding to revitalise the ‘key gateway’ of Nuttall Street to attract more businesses and families to the area.
Lancashire County Council
Traders fears new Accrington bus station could put them out of business
The criticism follows Government approval of the £40m Pennine Reach Scheme to improve transport links and create a state-of-the-art bus station on Crawshaw Street.
Observer readers give their views on 13-point town centre plan
The plan, drawn up by Conservative town centre councillor Tony Dobson, calls for an extension to parking hours, discounts on council tax bills to residents who shop locally and more ‘substantial events’ to boost visitor numbers
Hyndburn Mayor is Queen of the coffee mornings
Coun Addison attended 18 events in support of Macmillan Cancer Support’s annual event.
£40m Accrington bus station gets the go ahead
Town Hall bosses say the Pennine Reach Scheme is the ‘first piece in the jigsaw’ to rejuvenating the town centre.
Accrington Bus Station
Work to start next year on new £10m Accrington bus station
Council bosses expect construction of the new interchange to start in September 2014 and take around 15 months to build.
Accrington Bus Station
Plans to cut hospital bus service are slammed
The number 6 and 7 services from Accrington will no longer run through Shadsworth or to the Royal Blackburn Hospital from next month.
Road signs to commemorate the brave Pals’
Proposals have been put forward to replace 16 boundary signs to ‘Welcome to Hyndburn - Home of the Accrington Pals’ along with a logo saying ‘remembering 100 years’.
£18-a-go superloo has been removed
Council chiefs saw a six-figure sum go down the pan to remove the Universal Superloo prefab town centre toilet.
Accrington Stanley FC
The man who saved Accrington Stanley: Fans say farewell to Jack Barrett
Jack Barrett, who has died at the age of 88, is famed for throwing the club a vital lifeline six years after it left the Football League in 1962.
Shock at child poverty
Research carried out by the Campaign to End Child Poverty claims 39 per cent of children in Spring Hill in Accrington are living below the breadline.
Area councils help with funding for Great Harwood support group
The Friends of Derian House group was set up in the town last year to raise funds for the children’s hospice
£14m to bring Accrington back to life
Residents have hit back at national claims that Accrington is a ‘ghost-town’.