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Famous Accrington brickworks set to reopen

Lancashire Telegraph: Above, miniature NORI bricks

3:30pm Saturday 16th August 2014

THE famous ‘Nori’ brickworks are set to re-open seven years after the site was mothballed. Hanson Building Products have ditched plans to sell their Huncoat site after a surge in demand for building materials since last summer.

Despair as vandals wreck Huncoat flower tubs

Lancashire Telegraph: Police warning after thefts in car parks

3:44pm Friday 11th July 2014

A COUNCILLOR says children as young as eight or nine are vandalising improved areas of a village.

£100,000 boost for Huncoat playground

Lancashire Telegraph: Coun Dave Parkins

2:50pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

A PLAYGROUND described as ‘unsafe’ and ‘not-fit-for-purpose’ is to undergo a £100,000 makeover.

Mystery of 10ft snake dumped in East Lancs canal

Lancashire Telegraph: The decomposing snake photographed by the resident who spotted it

11:00am Tuesday 3rd June 2014

ANIMAL welfare officers are calling for witnesses after the decomposing carcass of a 10ft snake was found in the canal at Huncoat.

‘Mr Huncoat’ Colin Feeley dies of cancer

Lancashire Telegraph: Colin Feeley ‘was always willing to help’

11:20am Thursday 22nd May 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to ‘Mr Huncoat’ who died following a battle with cancer.

Huncoat's war on dog mess could be on TV

Lancashire Telegraph: Coun Dave Parkins

11:39am Wednesday 14th May 2014

MILLIONS of people could soon be tuning in to see Huncoat’s battle against dog fouling and flytipping.

Vandals target new Huncoat woodland

Lancashire Telegraph: Vandals target new Huncoat woodland

2:00pm Monday 5th May 2014

A COMMUNITY clean-up operation was launched after vandals ripped 200 protective tubes from newly-planted trees.

Accrington businessman who owned £400,000 'Hall' admits housing benefit fraud

6:00am Monday 5th May 2014

AN Accrington businessman who lived in an imposing Grade Two listed 'Hall' claimed £39 a week housing benefit despite owning three other properties, one of them valued at £400,000.

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.

Children evacuated after bus catches fire in Huncoat

Lancashire Telegraph: Police at the scene of the bus fire

11:50am Friday 21st March 2014

SCHOOL children were evacuated after their bus caught fire yesterday afternoon.

Garden fruition of Huncoat community spirit

Lancashire Telegraph: Growing vegetables and flowers together can solve space issues in smaller gardens

1:15pm Thursday 13th March 2014

A NEW community garden in Huncoat has been created by apprentices and students.

Huncoat A56 lane closure due to broken down car

Lancashire Telegraph: In Brief

12:50pm Saturday 8th March 2014

ONE lane of the A56 was closed in Huncoat due to a broken down car.

Missing elderly Huncoat woman found in Blackpool

Lancashire Telegraph: Hazel Thompson

8:50am Tuesday 4th March 2014

An elderly lady who was reported missing has been found safe and well in Blackpool.

‘Climate not changing by much’ says Huncoat weather expert

Lancashire Telegraph: ‘Climate not changing by much’ says Huncoat weather expert

11:40am Tuesday 28th January 2014

RESEARCH by Huncoat weather expert Roy Chetham suggests the climate in Hyndburn is changing, but not by much.

New woodland to benefit community in Huncoat

Lancashire Telegraph: Swiindon Advertiser readers photographs

12:30pm Tuesday 7th January 2014

A TOTAL of 7,000 trees will be planted at new community woodland in Huncoat.

Huncoat singer Diana Vickers wows audiences on West End

Lancashire Telegraph: Diana Vickers - can't wait to play at V

1:43pm Friday 13th December 2013

SINGER-songwriter Diana Vickers is wowing audiences with her role in a West End play.

Free grit bags for Hyndburn residents scrapped

2:00pm Tuesday 3rd December 2013

A SCHEME lauded as a way to keep Hyndburn moving in the snow has been scrapped.

Police called to Huncoat travellers' site after bite alert

Lancashire Telegraph: Travellers at a site on off Whinney Hill Road in Huncoat

11:00pm Thursday 28th November 2013

POLICE were called to a travellers’ site after reports a dog had bitten a resident.

Police called to traveller site in Huncoat

12:30pm Wednesday 27th November 2013

A GROUP of travellers have arrived in Huncoat.

Diana Vickers lands role in a West End play

Lancashire Telegraph: Diana Vickers has landed a role in a West End play

5:30pm Tuesday 19th November 2013

SINGER-songwriter Diana Vickers has landed a role in a West End play.

Huncoat shed torched in allotments blaze

8:30am Friday 8th November 2013

FIREFIGHTERS were called to an allotments blaze in Huncoat during the night. Crews from Accrington Fire Station were called to the site at Station Road where a four metre by nine metre shed was on fire. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service is investigating the cause and is asking for any suspiciour behaviour in the area to be reported to Lancashire Police on 101.

Blackburn Rovers star opens new factory

Lancashire Telegraph: David Dunn, front left, with Ian Hall, chairman of James Hall and Co, and Barry Thomas, MD of the bakery

4:30pm Thursday 7th November 2013

BLACKBURN Rovers star David Dunn officially opened a new factory in Huncoat which has created 30 new jobs.

All grown up Diana Vickers takes on a new chapter in life

Lancashire Telegraph: Diana Vickers has all grown up with a  second album and a comic stage role

3:12pm Monday 4th November 2013

DIANA Vickers is starting a new chapter in her life.

Burnley memorial to be rededicated by new Bishop of Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: Stephen Martin by the renovated war memorial at St Matthew’s Church

10:38am Tuesday 29th October 2013

A MEMORIAL to a Victoria Cross winner, which was damaged by trespassers, has been restored just weeks before the centenary of the start of the First World War.

Diana Vickers designs Children in Need cushion

Lancashire Telegraph: Diana Vickers designs Children in Need cushion

10:30am Tuesday 29th October 2013

FORMER X Factor finalist Diana Vickers has joined a host of celebrities in designing a cushion for BBC Children in Need.

Diana Vickers is in the pink as she takes part in Asda charity promotion

Lancashire Telegraph: Diana Vickers is in the pink as she takes part in Asda charity promotion

10:19am Thursday 3rd October 2013

DIANA Vickers has joined a star studded campaign to beat breast cancer.

Huncoat mum to take part in London fashion show after beating cancer

Lancashire Telegraph: Penny Berisford

10:00pm Monday 12th August 2013

A HUNCOAT mum who beat breast cancer will strut her stuff on the catwalk at a star-studded fashion show in London.

All trains to stop at Huncoat again

5:06pm Wednesday 10th July 2013

TRAINS will be routinely pulling into Huncoat station again after Northern Rail and the Department for Transport announced it is to become a mandatory station.

Huncoat singer Diana Vickers sings with Olly Murs

10:14am Wednesday 5th June 2013

POP star Diana Vickers wowed fans when she supported Olly Murs at Peterborough on Saturday. The Huncoat-born singer joined Olly for two dates of his UK summer tour. He new single will be released on July 21.

Volunteers improve woodland at Huncoat

11:39am Wednesday 29th May 2013

A WOODLAND attraction has seen facilities improved by volunteers.

Car on roof after driver loses control in Huncoat

3:07pm Thursday 2nd May 2013

A CAR went airborne and ended up on its roof after the driver lost control in Burnley Road, Huncoat.

Clean-up call for Huncoat alleyway

10:00am Saturday 6th April 2013

MATTRESSES, piles of dog mess and rotting food are being regularly dumped behind a strip of empty houses.

Drug accused from Huncoat sent to crown

3:10pm Wednesday 13th March 2013

TWO men have appeared before Blackburn magistrates charged with producing and being concerned in the supply of cannabis after plants with an estimated yield of £23,000 were found at an Accrington address.

Vandal-hit Huncoat church reopens

4:40pm Wednesday 13th February 2013

A HUNCOAT church forced to close last month after ransacking thugs caused more than £2,000 of damage will re-open this weekend.

East Lancashire's worst team celebrate a win after 100 games of trying

Lancashire Telegraph: WIN Huncoat United Under 15s

1:00pm Thursday 24th January 2013

A FOOTBALL team that can lay claim to being the worst in the country has won its first ever game – after five years and 100 games of trying.

Huncoat man drove the wrong way on the M6

5:00pm Wednesday 9th January 2013

A 38-YEAR-OLD man who got lost driving from Accrington to the Midlands was eventually stopped driving the wrong way along the hard shoulder of the M6 Toll road.

Huncoat woman savaged by 'Hooch' dog

9:14am Monday 24th December 2012

A WOMAN was savaged by her neighbour’s dog similar to the type made famous by the film ‘Turner and Hooch’.

Huncoat man jailed for 28 days following high-speed chase

5:00pm Tuesday 23rd October 2012

A MAN who led police on high speed chases twice through Burnley has been jailed for 28 days.

Huncoat fire horror sparked by a tumble dryer

Lancashire Telegraph: GUTTED  The utility room where the blaze started was devastated in the fire

12:48pm Thursday 18th October 2012

BLACK smoke poured from a family home after a faulty tumble dryer caused a raging fire.

Family flee fire at Huncoat home

3:49pm Wednesday 17th October 2012

BLACK smoke billowed from a family home after a faulty tumble dryer caused a raging fire.

Huncoat residents left without heating

12:00pm Friday 5th October 2012

RESIDENTS have been left without heating and hot water since Tuesday after road works affected a block of flats.

Huncoat man claimed benefits while working

8:00pm Wednesday 3rd October 2012

A 27-YEAR-OLD Huncoat man continued to claim incapacity benefit, and job seekers’ allowance, despite getting a job at Pound Stretcher.

Diana Vickers makes debut in surfing film

Lancashire Telegraph: ON THE CREST OF A WAVE Diana Vickers

1:37pm Friday 31st August 2012

DIANA Vickers has landed her first film role starring alongside Clint Eastwood’s son.

Huncoat cyclist devastated not to ride again after hit-and-run

Lancashire Telegraph: Injured cyclist Russell Hart

11:26am Monday 20th August 2012

A CYCLIST who was knocked off his bike in a hit-and-run collision is devastated after being told he may never be able to straighten his arm fully again.

Huncoat cyclist injured by hit-and-run driver

Lancashire Telegraph: Injured cyclist Russell Hart

1:48pm Friday 17th August 2012

A CYCLIST has spoken of his anger after he was knocked off his bike in a hit-and-run smash.

Calls for action after Huncoat car crash

Lancashire Telegraph: IMPACT Where the car hit

5:00pm Thursday 9th August 2012

CALLS have been made to tackle issues on a problem road after a car plunged down a steep embankment.

Graffiti at Huncoat disused power station sparks culture debate

12:30pm Wednesday 1st August 2012

URBAN explorers armed with spray paint cans have transformed the former Huncoat Power Station into a graffiti paradise.

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.


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