ICONIC music shop Custard Cube at risk of closure after owner loses legal battle. Jim Bowes must pay £28,000 after a three-year fight against the council (Observer, November 3)
Nigel Rigby: He’s always been a good trader in this town and has tried to offer something different, we need more characters like Jim. It’s typical of this council to not appreciate an asset on its doorstep. Good luck Jim.
Dave Robertshaw: Never take on a council, can’t win. I am proof of that £30 parking ticket cost me £550.
Yvonne Gregory: What a shame. You work hard and this is what you get. Chin up.
John Mitchell: Hope he stops open. I did like Mary’s music.
David Isherwood: Sad story of another shop not making it in the town. No winners here
David Dawson: I visited Accy from Australia last year and enjoyed a visit to the Custard Cube. Try some creative thinking. Good luck to the town and the Cube.
TRIBUTES for dancer grandmother who was ‘a good friend to hundreds’. Theresa Hindle, a founder member of the Ossy Cloggers group, passed away on October 28 (Observer, November 2).
Janet Kenyon: RIP Theresa. Prayers and sincere condolences for your family
Gavin Tonge: Very sorry to hear this sad news, a lovely woman. Hope the family are coping.
Stacy Whittaker: Thoughts with the family.
Georgina Frances: RIP Theresa. A lovely lady xx
Vickie Haslope: Ahh such a shame, lovely lady x
TRIBUTES to ‘people’s champ’ and Hyndburn councillor Paul Thompson. Paul, who represented the St Oswalds ward, sadly passed away on October 26 (Observer, November 3). Steve Elliott: Bless Paul, in the short time I knew him he helped me with sponsors for fundraising’s for Derian House Children’s Hospice. RIP, Paul brilliant man.
ROBBER brandishing TWO kitchen knives steals hundreds from off licence. The knifeman threatened a shopkeeper at Mr Booze in Accrington before making off with cash (website October 27).
Ian Ormerod: The cuts to the police are an open invitation for thieves, that coupled with all the police wasted on Fracking have diluted significantly the police availability.
HUNCOAT United FC sets up first ever girls team. The team is managed by Megan Lee’s father Adam and supported by the Anaphylaxis Campaign (website October 28)
Sam Lane: Remember when I played and we won the league.
RUNNERS raise thousands for local charity in Accrington 10k. Hundreds of runners took part in the Accrington Road Runners 10k, raising £3,000 for charity (website, Novmeber 2)
Simon Woods: Helen Williams sneaking in on the main picture there!
Suzanne Brennan: Nick Rawcliffe is on there too!
Nicola Clapham: Cara, is that you and Natalie further back?
Cara Nelson: No , think it’s Sarah Johnson with Natalie Coe x