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Number of East Lancashire motorists fined for using mobiles halves

10:00am Monday 21st April 2014

THE number of motorists in East Lancashire fined for using their mobile phone behind the wheel has plummeted, according to new figures.

Oswaldtwistle baby receives life-saving bone marrow transplant

6:00am Monday 21st April 2014

A BABY girl has received a life-saving bone marrow transplant thanks to a kind-hearted stranger.

Great harwood man told to pay for repairs

7:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

A GREAT HARWOOD man will be forced to pay for damage to his home because he tried to repair the damage himself.

Great Harwood horses taken into the care of RSPCA

10:30am Saturday 19th April 2014

HORSES were taken away from land in Great Harwood over concerns for their welfare.

Hyndburn MP accuses Government over Royal Mail sell off

9:46am Saturday 19th April 2014

HYNDBURN MP Graham Jones has accused the government of ‘short changing’ the public by privatising the Royal Mail.

East Lancs taxi drivers face ‘scrap car’ threat

Lancashire Telegraph: taxi-limit.jpg

4:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

TAXI drivers in Hyndburn will be forced to scrap cars that don’t meet emissions targets, it was revealed.

£50 reward for Hyndburn 'pooper snoopers'

Lancashire Telegraph: BIN IT: Reader Alan Grubb refers to people not picking up dog waste bags, not dog mess itself.

11:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

REWARDS of £50 are being offered to ‘dog detectives’ who catch irresponsible owners not clearing up their pet’s mess.

Technology update for youngsters at Accrington Academy

Lancashire Telegraph: An iPad

2:40pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A HIGH school has implemented a new IT scheme using iPads.

Police searching for missing East Lancs man

Lancashire Telegraph: Trevor Whitehead

9:19am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A SEARCH has been launched for an Accrington-man after he didn’t turn up to work for three days.

Production follows in steps of Lancashire war poet

Lancashire Telegraph: WILFRED OWEN

1:51pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A NEW production celebrating a famous war hero is coming to Oswaldtwistle.

Bungalow plan for Hyndburn elderly

Lancashire Telegraph: Carers are improving the quality of life for dementia sufferers

5:43pm Monday 14th April 2014

PLANS to build a ‘secure, safe development to cater for an aging population’ in Clayton-le-Moors have been revealed.

East Lancs family's Africa trip in jeopardy

Lancashire Telegraph: Tegan, dad Bernard, Faith and Danielle

12:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

A FATHER could miss out on a dream family trip to Africa – because his passport hasn’t arrived.

Accrington couple escape unhurt after falling asleep with grill left on

Lancashire Telegraph: Driver cut free from crash in Bathpool, Taunton

11:24am Friday 11th April 2014

FIRE crews were called to a home in Howard Close in Accrington after a couple fell asleep with the grill left on.

‘Affordable’ homes bid for Great Harwood church site

4:50pm Friday 11th April 2014

AN ‘affordable housing’ development has been earmarked for the site of a Great Harwood church.

Altham firm announces expansion

Lancashire Telegraph: Welsh Liberal Democrats Spring Conference 2014 in Newport.  Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats takes questions from journalists prior to taking to the stage. (5167316)

9:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

AN ALTHAM firm has announced expansion plans after it landed a share of a £23million government funding pot.

Accrington teachers go through pain barrier for sick children

Lancashire Telegraph: Teachers get ready for their Total Warrior Assault Course for Alder Hey Children's Hospital. Jack Walsh shows the rest the way.

2:20pm Thursday 10th April 2014

TEACHERS from an Accrington school will put themselves through a gruelling assault course to raise money for a hospital which saved their friend’s son’s life.

Vandal tagging Rishton park benches

5:21pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A VANDAL has been tagging park furniture in Hyndburn.

Accrington horse show goes down a storm

Lancashire Telegraph: Picture from stock

5:20pm Thursday 10th April 2014

MORE than 150 competitors took part in a charity horse show in Accrington.

Cancer battler from Oswaldtwistle took his own life after 'struggling with chemotherapy'

6:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A FATHER suffering from terminal lung cancer took his own life, an inquest heard.

Rishton student collects award after hacking into Facebook

Lancashire Telegraph: Jamie Woodruff, an ethical hacker

4:30pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A MAN who hacked into Facebook before bragging about it to officials has been awarded for his efforts.

Jail for drunk Rishton grandmother who set fire to her own bedroom

Lancashire Telegraph: Bernadette Meadowcroft, who was jailed for two-and-a-half-years

3:30pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

AN ARSONIST grandmother who struck for the fourth time when she torched her bedroom has been jailed for two-and-a-half years.

Dogs seized in Accrington police could be a banned breed

1:20pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

TWO dogs were seized by police and council officers in Accrington.

Tree planting project in Hyndburn hailed a success

3:10pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A PROJECT in which children plant trees at schools across Hyndburn has been hailed a success.

Great Harwood wine bar in bid to play live music until the early hours of the morning

3:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A WINE bar in Great Harwood has applied for permission to host live music.

Accrington teacher to hold fundraising event for Indian orphans

1:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A HIGH school teacher is raising money for an orphanage.

Accrington Lions mascot visits Great Harwood Farmers' Market

Lancashire Telegraph: Accrington Lions mascot visits Great Harwood Farmers' Market

3:20pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Go on then, give us a roar!

Great Harwood bowling club granted thousands for a new roof and shelter

4:03pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

RUSHTON Street Bowling Club, Great Harwood, has been granted £6,824 by Awards4All. It will pay for a new roof and to extend the outdoor shelter.

Vodafone carry out survey in Great Harwood

4:03pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

MOBILE network provider Vodafone carried out a photographic survey of the area yesterday, using a cherry picker in Balfour Street, Great Harwood.

Dry stone-walling course to be held in Huncoat this weekend

4:02pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A TWO-DAY dry stone walling course will be held at Spout House Woodland, Huncoat, this weekend.

Local band The Wrangling to play in Clayton-le-Moors

3:25pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

LOCAL band The Wrangling will perform on Friday night at The Hare and Hounds in Whalley Road, Clayton-le-Moors. All are welcome and entry is free.

Clayton-le-Moors man sexually abused frightened schoolgirl

Lancashire Telegraph: Vulnerable toddler left in danger by catalogue of failure

7:00pm Monday 7th April 2014

A PERVERT who persistently sexually abused a frightened schoolgirl also looked at child porn of youngsters the same age, a court was told.

Man fined over tethered horse in Oswaldtwistle

Lancashire Telegraph: Horses continue to graze in Warndon Villages after two of the animals are impounded

3:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A LABOURER has been allowed to keep his prized stallion by magistrates after its tether was found wrapped around a tree.

Warning after Accrington landlord fine

Lancashire Telegraph: Clare Pritchard

1:04pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

AN Accrington landlord has been fined for ignoring council bosses who ordered him to improve the state of a garage he owned.

Accrington school is celebrating amazing turnaround

Lancashire Telegraph: Maya Ahmed, front, leads the way with the school council, head Mark Proctor and school council leader Aileen Massey

1:02pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

AN ACCRINGTON primary school has leap-frogged from ‘failing’ to winning a glowing report from Ofsted.

Clayton-le-Moors benefits cheat must repay thousands

Lancashire Telegraph: DAILY SPORT DEBATE: Is there too much money in football?

3:00pm Monday 7th April 2014

A WOMAN has been ordered to pay back thousands of pounds of housing benefit she wrongly claimed.

Hyndburn care home worker took more than £1,100 from 90-year-old woman

Lancashire Telegraph: A Brighton family have been driven to despair by neighbours from hell

11:00am Monday 7th April 2014

A CARE home worker helped himself to more than £1,100 from a 90-year-old disabled resident, leaving her distraught.

‘£28m’ drugs boss from Accrington faces more jail time

Lancashire Telegraph: Martin Day

8:36am Monday 7th April 2014

A ‘£28 million’ drugs boss who made more than £1 million from crime has been warned he faces more time in jail over £11,900 of unpaid ill-gotten gains.

End of term for Hyndburn Mayor

Lancashire Telegraph: Coun Judith Addison

3:39pm Monday 7th April 2014

THE mayor of Hyndburn’s time in office is coming to an end.

Inspectors praise for Accrington nursery

Lancashire Telegraph: Boost for Hillingdon schools with positive Ofsted reports

3:38pm Monday 7th April 2014

AN Accrington nursery has been praised by inspectors.

Hyndburn MP welcomes new probe into energy prices

Lancashire Telegraph: MP Graham Jones

3:36pm Monday 7th April 2014

HYNDBURN MP Graham Jones has welcomed an investigation into the energy market.

Promising Accrington pupils have won places at top colleges

Lancashire Telegraph: The students with their instruments

3:36pm Monday 7th April 2014

TEACHERS at an Accrington school are celebrating after five of its musical proteges were offered places at some of the country’s most prestigious music colleges.

Appeal for information about WW1 Great Harwood soldier buried in France

Lancashire Telegraph: World War One centenary

10:00am Sunday 6th April 2014

FRENCH villagers are appealing for information about a Great Harwood soldier who died during the First World War.

Fresh hope offered by Hyndburn eye support group

Lancashire Telegraph: EYE LEVEL: The Press business editor Laura Knowlson with the Google Goggles. Pictures: Frank Dwyer

3:31pm Friday 4th April 2014

FRESH hope is being offered to Hyndburn residents suffering from macular degeneration after a new support group was launched.

Accrington band pulling out all the stops to find musical fame

Lancashire Telegraph: The band go through their paces in the drive to make the big time

4:53pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

AN Accrington band are hoping to take the music world by storm when they release their debut EP later this month.

Accrington boy, 17, who sold ‘high quality’ heroin walks free

Lancashire Telegraph: GETTING FIX: A heroin addict prepares to inject himself

6:00pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A TEENAGER involved in heroin dealing has kept his freedom, but could have faced three years behind bars if he had been older.

Woman ran for her life when lorry driver smashed into Rishton bus stop

Lancashire Telegraph: The shelter in Blackburn Road, Rishton.

8:42am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A WOMAN had to run for her life when a drunk- driver in an articulated lorry tried to do a U-turn on a busy main road and smashed into the bus shelter she was standing in.

Hyndburn MP calls for Warm Home review

Lancashire Telegraph: MP Graham Jones

12:54pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

HYNDBURN MP Graham Jones has spoken of his hope that a review into a government scheme aimed at helping the poorest heat their homes will help more people.

Hyndburn Council worry over grants loss

Lancashire Telegraph: Hyndburn Council’s offices at Scaitcliffe House

12:53pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

HYNDBURN Council will lose almost 45 per cent of its government grants by next year, it has claimed.

Walk on in Oswaldtwistle Rotary annual event

Lancashire Telegraph: Rotarians organising charity swim

12:52pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

REGISTRATION has opened for an annual charity walk.

New drinking venues to open in Accrington

Lancashire Telegraph: Operations director of Bravo Inns, Mark Dean, raises a glass to the new-look Warner Arms

12:49pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

TWO new drinking venues are due to open in Accrington town centre tomorrow.


Hyndburn what's on

20th century classic looks at society (link)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure 4:05pm Tue 25 Mar 14

THE mass-hysteria of the Salem witch trials of 1692 is being recreated in The Garrick’s production of Arthur…

All venues great and small for Matt Woosey (link)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure 3:00pm Thu 13 Mar 14

BEING on the road has become a way of life for blues artist Matt Woosey, who comes to Owaldtwistle Civic Arts…

Accrington Theatre Group to perform Sixties vibe to go on next year (link)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure 3:34pm Tue 4 Mar 14

IT’LL be a case of Good Morning Accrington next summer, as hit musical Hairspray comes to town.

X Factor stars come together in Oswaldtwistle (link)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure 2:43pm Thu 6 Feb 14

TWO of the finalists from last year’s X Factor are to play live at a special show at

Children’s society to present traditional pantomime favourite Cinderella in Oswaldtwistle (link)

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/leisure 4:28pm Tue 14 Jan 14

A DREAM of a pantomime is promised by St Mary’s Panto Group as they present the classic tale of Cinderella.

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