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15:27, 1 APR 2014
Police appeal for information after shoplifting in Rishton and Great Harwood
Police have released images of two people they want to speak to following the theft of baby clothes.
Observer competition is on the lookout for Hyndburn's bonniest babies
Proud parents are urged to enter our Baby of the Year contest.
Updated: Police appeal in shoplifting crackdown
The first picture was taken at the Tesco store in Oswaldtwistle on Thursday, March 6 at around 4.15pm where coffee was stolen.
Charity race in honour of Olympic legend Ron Hill
The Ron Hill Accrington 10k will honour the distance runner.
Mount Carmel High School
School choirs delight shoppers with carol performances
Dozens of youngsters helped bring festive cheer.
Festive fun at Accrington Tesco
Staff were invited to wear an outfit of their choosing on Friday, December 13 to lift spirits at this busy time of year.
Accrington charity makes lunch for town centre visitors
A team of nearly a dozen people worked for the day at Maundy Relief on Abbey Street in Accrington making dinners and drinks for 25 people.
Disco in memory of a former nursery teacher a success
Denise Ward, of Warwick Avenue, Church, died on December 15 last year after she lost her battle with cancer, aged 56.
Linda Dicken’s death remains mystery
A catering manager died four weeks after mysteriously developing pancreatitis, an inquest heard.
Rishton school’s growing reputation
Around 30 families from Rishton volunteered to take part in a planting day, along with members of Rishton Allotments. The event also included a bouncy castle and football shoot-out.
Police appeal following knifepoint robbery
An Accrington man has been left shaken after he was threatened and robbed by men armed with a knife.
People hurt in paintball attack
Two people have been injured after being shot with paintball guns in separate street attacks in Hyndburn.
Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service
Shoppers evacuated after carbon dioxide leak at Accrington Tesco store
Shoppers were evacuated from Tesco in Accrington town centre last night because a pipe was leaking carbon dioxide.
£2m town centre regeneration bid rejected
Town centre regeneration plans have been dealt a hammer blow after a £2 million bid to the Heritage Lottery fund was rejected.
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.
£1m pharmacy centre hailed as ‘boost’ for Accrington
Work on a new £1m pharmacy centre is set to begin next month. Aston Chemists Ltd will relocate to a purpose-built facility on Blackburn Road in Accrington. It will house a pharmacy, dentist and opticians.
Great Harwood tip is to close despite protest
Council leaders look set to ignore thousands of people who have opposed the closure of Great Harwood tip.
£2.5m plan to restore Accrington Arcade
The Grade-II listed arcade is believed to be the first indoor shopping arcade in the country. But traders say it could soon be beyond repair.
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.
Councillor suffers broken foot while helping out residents during water cut
The deputy leader of the council became the latest victim of last week’s burst main when a 12-litre package of water destined for residents was dropped on her foot.
£2m bid to bring back 'heritage look' to Accrington town centre street
Council bosses will submit an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund for cash to regenerate Blackburn Road between Eagle Street and Accrington town centre.
Hunt for beast who sexually assaulted woman while she was on phone
The man held a finger to his lips warning the woman, in her 20s, to be quiet before exposing himself, police said. He then ran off after he had groped her.
Residents back fight to save Great Harwood tip from axe
More than 1,000 protesters have backed a campaign to stop the closure of a Great Harwood tip.
Rishton couple scoop £3.5m Lotto jackpot
Geoff, 61, and Hilary Bennette, 54, are now planning how to spend their new found fortune with globe-trotting travel and a Mini Cooper topping the shopping list.