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15:35, 15 FEB 2018
Family's tributes to brave mum who married sweetheart after cancer diagnosis
Former barmaid and receptionist Ann-Marie Smith died on February 5, aged 54
Accrington and Rossendale College
Brother's tribute following death of former butcher David Swift aged 35
The dad-of-four from Accrington died of heart failure on February 6
Lancashire County Council
Council tax bills to rise by at least £30 after LCC approves 3.99pc hike
...but thousands of the borough's poorest will pay £82 more
Hyndburn Council needs to make swingeing cuts of £5.3m over next three years
Hyndburn council leader Miles Parkinson said it is 'one of the harshest austerity measures in living memory'
Farewell to a true king of the terraces
Accrington crematorium was a sea of red as hundreds paid their respects to terrace legend Antony Cox last Friday.
Moving tributes to Stanley terrace legend 'Coxy'
Stanley fans and players paid an emotional tribute to 'terrace legend' Antony Cox at Saturday's game.
Stanley owner Dave O'Neill answers your questions
Accrington Stanley owner Dave O'Neill answers some important questions.
Stanley hit by winding-up order
ACCRINGTON Stanley have been issued with a winding-up order, relating to unpaid tax and national insurance contributions totalling about £300,000.
Budget for players to suffer
STANLEY manager John Coleman will have an even tighter budget to work with next season.
Lancashire County Council
Council tax to rise by 3.6 per cent
HYNDBURN householders face a council tax rise of up to 3.6 per cent after next year’s budget plans were laid out at Wednesday’s Cabinet meeting.
Duo in brook plunge drama
A YOUNG couple had to be rescued from Oswaldtwistle's Tinker Brook after they rolled out of surrounding bushes in the early hours of Monday morning.
Landlords slam booze price rise
PUB landlords in Hyndburn are drowning their sorrows over the latest in a series of tax hikes on booze.
Family’s prayers as baby Madison fights for her life
EXCLUSIVE THE family of a baby fighting for her life in an intensive care unit said this week that they are desperate to see her come home.
Budget comes up smelling of roses
HARD hats, a gas-guzzling limousine and hanging baskets were all vigorously discussed in Hyndburn Council's budget debate.
Costly website a ‘desperate failure’
THE leader of Hyndburn Council has agreed to order an inquiry into the loss of £591,000 after calling a community website a "desperate Government failure".
Row flares over £591,000 spent on outdated website
A WEBSITE meant to attract business and community investment into Hyndburn is so out-of-date that it features the image of a councillor who died in July.
Town centre in £139,000 double boost
ACCRINGTON is set to get a £139,000 cash boost to fund two schemes to help revamp the town centre.
Vital cash needed for masterplan
A PLAN to revamp Accrington has been plunged into doubt as council bosses fight to secure the £150,000 needed to fund it.
Firm 'no' to earthwork on Coppice
CONTROVERSIAL plans to build artificial earth mounds on top of Accrington's Coppice have been given the thumbs-down after council leader Peter Britcliffe said: "No, no, no."
Pubs targeted in firework attacks
CUSTOMERS had to be evacuated after fireworks were set off inside two pubs.
Mysterious call for home rule
A REAL-life Citizen Smith is calling on Hyndburn Council to give power back to the people of Oswaldtwistle.
Mill sale set to ease cash crisis
A MILL is to be sold off to raise much-needed cash to help plug Hyndburn Council's £1.8M black hole, it was revealed this week.
Cash row erupts over new resource centre
A ROW has erupted over the allocation of cash for a new £900,000 community resource centre in Accrington.