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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

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