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09:16, 8 MAY 2014
Headteacher maps Yorkshire Dales for first time in a century
Stephen Oldfield, who teaches at St John’s Stonefold CE in Rising Bridge, has been visiting the dales since he was a boy and has documented his experiences in a book called ‘Three Peaks up and Under’.
Student hopes to be a carnival queen
16-year-old Rachael Collinson from Great Harwood is the first entrant in Carnival Queen competition
Thousands join in Accrington Ron Hill 10k
More than 1,000 people packed into Accrington to celebrate the first every Ron Hill 10km race.
Sadness as Baxenden newsagent shuts up shop
Windle’s, on Manchester Road, Baxenden, put up closure signs at the end of last month and will close in mid-January after remaining stock is cleared.
Charity race in honour of Olympic legend Ron Hill
The Ron Hill Accrington 10k will honour the distance runner.
Firefighters cut woman from car after Rising Bridge smash
Fire crews rescued a woman from her car following an accident on the Rising Bridge roundabout.
Accrington and Rossendale College
Search is on for a new Accrington carnival queen
The lucky girl chosen will have the honour of leading the parade in front of thousands of onlookers at this year’s Accrington Carnival.
Children’s delight over visit of eccentric author
Pupils at St John’s Stonefold school met Steve Hartley, creator of Danny Baker Record Breaker and Oliver Fibbs
Snow hits Hyndburn - send us your wintry pictures
Winter has arrived with a vengeance - and we'd like to see your pictures of a snowy Hyndburn.
Blaze at Rising Bridge caravan was deliberate, say firefighters
A caravan was torched in Rising Bridge this morning
Woman killed in A56 crash named as Shameem Gulzar
A woman who died after a multi-vehicle car crash on the A56 on Tuesday has been named.
Lorry catches fire near Rising Bridge roundabout
The front of a lorry caught fire yesterday on the A56, near to the Rising Bridge roundabout.
Trio of family members jailed over 'honour' kidnapping
Three members of a family who kidnapped, falsely imprisoned and drugged a young woman in an honour-based crime, have today been jailed for a total of 12 years.
People hurt in paintball attack
Two people have been injured after being shot with paintball guns in separate street attacks in Hyndburn.
Petrol pumps running dry as drivers continue to 'panic buy'
Petrol pumps ran dry this morning across many borough garages after panic buying by motorists. The Shell UK site in Rising Bridge saw petrol and diesel run out by 8pm last night after nearly double the number of customers.
A56 closed after lorry sheds load at Rising Bridge roundabout
A lorry has lost its load of steel and has caused the A56 bypass to close.
EasyJet pilot realises dream of flying a Spitfire
Matthew Atherton, of Rising Bridge, was delighted to part with a princely £5,000 for just half an hour in a restored two-seater RAF Mark 9 fighter.
Five-year-old cancer girl Ella Stringer loses her brave battle
Ella died at Manchester Children’s Hospital on Monday, August 29, surrounded by family. The popular youngster, of Roundhill View, Rising Bridge, had been suffering from rhabdoid sarcoma since December last year.
Accrington and Rossendale College
Carnival gains new sponsor
Accrington Carnival organisers have promised to make the event bigger and better than ever after a new sponsor was found.
Problem ‘highway’ is finally gated off
A road plagued by ‘doggers’ and fly-tippers has finally been gated off after a 12-year campaign.
Couple's lucky escape after car plunge
TEN fire-fighters fought to free a young couple from their car after it ploughed off a dual-carriageway bridge and fell 20ft down an embankment.
OAP dies from heart attack at wheel of car
A PENSIONER from Clayton-le-Moors died on Sunday when he had a heart attack while driving through Rising Bridge.
Friends rally to help cancer-stricken dad achieve dying wish
THE family and friends of an Accrington foster carer given 18 months to live after being diagnosed with prostate cancer are holding a fund-raising extravaganza to try and fulfil his last wish.
Pupils escape unhurt from blazing bus
FORTY teenagers fled their school bus after its engine caught fire on a busy dual carriageway.