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New pitch boost for Church leisure centre

Lancashire Telegraph: FOOTBALL: Taunton Town record impressive away win

2:57pm Monday 10th March 2014

A 30-YEAR-OLD artificial grass pitch at Hyndburn Leisure Centre will be replaced in a £165,000 project, it has been revealed.

Hyndburn historic gem set for £300,000 facelift

Lancashire Telegraph: Image from PictureGalleryModule_ID:3118740

8:00pm Saturday 1st February 2014

A LISTED building in Church is to be given a £300,000 facelift.

Head-on crash causes delays in Church

Lancashire Telegraph: Dead body discovered in quarry

6:23pm Wednesday 22nd January 2014

RUSH hour traffic was delayed after two vehicles were involved in a head-on collision.

Tributes to retired Rossendale policeman

Lancashire Telegraph: Ken Bower in his drumming days

4:00pm Friday 10th January 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to a musician, retired special constable and grandfather-of-nine who died after a 13-year battle with a rare lung-scarring condition.

Crackdown on dangerous drivers outside Hyndburn school

6:00pm Tuesday 3rd December 2013

REGISTRATION numbers of cars creating a hazard to children at Sacred Heart RC Primary School, in Church, are to be passed to police.

The Rotary Club of Church and Oswaldtwistle build new sleigh for Santa

3:03pm Monday 2nd December 2013

SANTA has been given an upgrade - in Hyndburn at least.

Accrington-born soap star Julie films final scenes

Lancashire Telegraph: Actress Julie Hesmondhalgh

10:10am Thursday 21st November 2013

ACCRINGTON-born actress Julie Hesmondhalgh has filmed her final scenes in Coronation Street.

Hyndburn woman threatened victim with cricket bat

8:00pm Wednesday 25th September 2013

AN ‘armed bank robber’s partner’, labelled a grass after helping police, threatened a woman with a cricket bat in the street, a court was told.

Runaway dog rescued after collision with car

2:22pm Wednesday 25th September 2013

A RUNAWAY dog was rescued after a collision with a car left the animal trapped.

Man rescued from Church blaze

4:00pm Monday 2nd September 2013

A MAN had to be rescued from his home when a fire started in an outbuilding caused the property to become filled with smoke.

Man has ear bitten off in Hyndburn

12:00pm Tuesday 27th August 2013

A MAN had part of his ear bitten off in a fight at a pub.

Fly-tipper caught on camera in Hyndburn

Lancashire Telegraph: Some of the waste dumped by Wayne Hargreaves in the alleway in Church

6:00am Friday 9th August 2013

A FLY-TIPPER has been fined after he was caught on security cameras dumping waste illegally in a back street.

Church newlyweds share their big day with 1,000 sport fans

Lancashire Telegraph: Simon and Emma Bibby

10:00pm Tuesday 9th July 2013

NEWLYWEDS celebrated their reception with hundreds of uninvited sports fans.

Prestigious national award for Accrington firm William Blythe

Lancashire Telegraph: Joanna Woolf (chief executive officer, COGENT), Tim Hughes (MD, William Blythe Ltd) and Steve Elliott (chief executive, Chemical Industries Association)

5:32pm Monday 1st July 2013

ONE of Accrington’s major employers has won a prestigious national award.

Driver from Church crashed after he fled police

4:50pm Thursday 27th June 2013

A CAR which raced off when police signalled for the driver to stop was later found on its roof extensively damaged.

Pensioner savaged by Jack Russell in Hyndburn

3:00pm Tuesday 11th June 2013

A 77-YEAR-old woman was left with a gaping wound after being attacked by a terrier which escaped from its owner’s garden, a court heard.

Church family flees suspected arson

Lancashire Telegraph: The heat of the flames cracked windows

1:08pm Wednesday 3rd April 2013

A FAMILY fled their home in the middle of the night after a suspec- ted arson attack.

Hyndburn cannabis farmer frightened of masked men called the police

4:40pm Friday 15th February 2013

A CANNABIS ‘farmer’ called the police after seeing masked men approaching his house.

Masked gang raided Church home with stun gun

6:00pm Thursday 14th February 2013

FOUR balaclava-clad burglars, armed with a stun gun, forced their way into a house in Church.

Brave police officers tackle machete-wielding man in Church

12:00pm Friday 1st February 2013

TWO police officers have been praised for their bravery after a machete-wielding man attacked them in the street.

Investigation over dumping of industrial waste at Church

7:00pm Saturday 5th January 2013

INDUSTRIAL waste dumped in the middle of fields near a beauty spot has prompted an investigation.

Woman uses hairspray to fight off Church attacker

3:00pm Saturday 1st December 2012

A BRAVE woman fought off a robber by squirting him in the face with hair spray as he tried to steal her mobile phone.

Church children given reflective bands to promote road safety message

Lancashire Telegraph: Xander Ashcroft and Lilli-Vee Cloynes, both five, with PC Kat Stokes and driver Brian Parkinson

4:32pm Monday 26th November 2012

PUPILS at a Church primary school were given 200 reflective bands to promote the message of road safety.

Maintenance man treated after being splashed with chemicals at factory in Church

5:00pm Saturday 24th November 2012

A MAINTENANCE man received emergency medical care after being splashed in the face with chemicals.

Elderly man flees house fire in Church

8:48am Wednesday 14th November 2012

AN ELDERLY man had to flee his Church home after a pan caught fire.

Church man jailed over 'horror' attack on mother of his child

Lancashire Telegraph: Jamie Hazell

1:48pm Tuesday 13th November 2012

A DAD who subjected the mother of his child to an ‘horrific’ attack in the street, has been jailed for 26 weeks.

Church animal skin firm's plans fall through

6:00pm Wednesday 31st October 2012

A CONTROVERSIAL plan to open an animal hides firm in a neighbourhood has fallen through.

Fears over Hyndburn animal hides plant plans

4:13pm Thursday 11th October 2012

PLANS to change a canal-side warehouse into a plant for treating animal hides have been deferred because of residents’ concerns.

Bereaved Church man blew top after 'bender'

11:13am Monday 8th October 2012

A 29-YEAR-OLD man who went on a “bender” days after being told his father had cancer outstayed his welcome at a Langho pub.

Kitchen of Hyndburn home wrecked after cook 'forgets' about chip pan

9:01am Sunday 7th October 2012

A KITCHEN was destroyed after a chip pan fire in Church last night.

Church man threw loose change at taxi driver

9:20am Monday 1st October 2012

A 34-YEAR-OLD man who threw loose change into a taxi after a row over the fare was charged with assault after a coin hit the driver’s nose, causing a small cut.

Church drivers trapped in 'roadworks prison'

7:00am Friday 28th September 2012

DRIVERS gridlocked for up to half an hour a day are enduring Traffic misery at a town’s ‘gateway’.

Pensioner broke arm jumping out of path of car going wrong way

5:00pm Saturday 22nd September 2012

A PENSIONER suffered a broken elbow after leaping out of the way of a speeding car coming the wrong way down a one way street.

Two taken to hospital after Brierfield accident

3:06pm Saturday 22nd September 2012

TWO people have been taken to hospital with broken legs after a motorcycle crash in Pendle.

1,500 fans make tracks to East Lancashire club's railway show in Church

Lancashire Telegraph: A layout grabs the attention of Mark Baskerville and his four-year-old son, Billy, from Crawshawbooth. Photo: John mills

12:39pm Monday 3rd September 2012

AN estimated 1,500 people descended on Hyndburn Leisure Centre, in Church, for Blackburn and East Lancashire Model Railway Society’s exhibition at the weekend.

Fire station opens to public

2:34pm Monday 13th August 2012

HYNDBURN residents are being invited to have a look around the borough’s fire station between 10am and 4pm on Saturday, September 1.

Free compost given to Hyndburn residents as a thank you for recycling

8:00pm Tuesday 24th July 2012

FREE compost is to be given away by a borough council as a thank-you to residents for recycling.

Warning to Hyndburn fly-tippers

5:30pm Tuesday 24th July 2012

HOUSEHOLDERS are being warned they face prosecution if they use a ‘man with a van’ to get rid of waste.

Con artists target Hyndburn pensioners

9:00am Saturday 21st July 2012

CON artists have been targeting elderly women at their homes to trick them into handing over their bank cards.

Hyndburn voters will receive forms early

12:45pm Friday 20th July 2012

VOTERS in Hyndburn will receive their electoral registration forms now instead of in August as usual.

Hyndburn boy, 7 will be at the opening of London opening of Paralympic Games

Lancashire Telegraph: SO EXCITED Jack Eckersall who will be joining the athletes and David Beckham, inset, at the opening ceremony

6:30pm Friday 13th July 2012

A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD from Church has been selected to stand on stage with athletes at the opening of the Paralympic Games.

Church teenager kicked policeman in the groin

8:42am Tuesday 19th June 2012

A TEENAGE girl kicked a male police officer where it hurts when he was called to eject her from the Salvation Army Hostel.

Wanted killer is arrested in Church

9:00am Wednesday 6th June 2012

A DOUBLE murderer who went missing from prison last week has been arrested in East Lancashire.

Cat shot with airgun in Church

9:00pm Saturday 5th May 2012

AN air rifle pellet was found by vets when they operated on what they thought was an abscess on a cat’s back.

Church bus shelter crushed by falling brickwork

Lancashire Telegraph: The bus shelter in Church was showered with falling bricks.

4:56pm Wednesday 2nd May 2012

A PEDESTRIAN had a lucky escape after a wall collapsed, narrowly missing her.

Coronation Street star Julie Hesmondhalgh joins Accrington charity walk

Lancashire Telegraph: Coronation Street star joins Accrington charity walk

4:30pm Monday 2nd April 2012

SHOPPERS in Accrington got a shock when they came face to face with Coronation Street’s Hayley Cropper.

East Lancashire would-be cannabis dealer goes free

12:16pm Thursday 23rd February 2012

A WOULD-be dealer who had a 'cannabis kit' and over 100 grams of the drug at his home has walked free from court.

Carpet man cleared of jewels theft in Accrington

10:20am Friday 27th January 2012

A CARPET fitter has been cleared of stealing sentimental jewellery to the tune of £6,000 whilst on a job in Accrington.

Robber and his ‘lookout’ jailed for traumatising Oswaldtwistle pensioner

Lancashire Telegraph: GIRLFRIEND Karen O’Leary

8:00pm Tuesday 24th January 2012

A CAREER criminal who broke into the home of a sleeping Oswaldtwistle pensioner has been jailed for 12 years.

Hyndburn Homes resident evicted for making neighbours' lives a misery

1:44pm Friday 20th January 2012

A MAN has been evicted from his home after subjecting his neighbours to a ‘life of misery’.


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