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"29.03.2017 13:04:40" accringtonobserver.co.uk PICTURES: Memorial garden unveiled at school in honour of Megan Lee Megan's parents Adam and Gemma and brother Owen attended St Christopher's High School for a special service
"28.03.2017 16:00:40" accringtonobserver.co.uk Man hospitalised with fractured skull after attack outside Accrington supermarket Police said the 25-year-old victim was punched to the ground in the Farmfoods car park
"28.03.2017 09:14:25" accringtonobserver.co.uk Firefighters tackle tow truck blaze on Accrington street Crews from Hyndburn were called to Ormerod Street
"27.03.2017 18:16:24" accringtonobserver.co.uk Everything you need to know about the new £1 coin The new £1 coin enters circulation tomorrow
"27.03.2017 17:08:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Fury over 'industrial' fly-tipping at abandoned warehouse in Oswaldtwistle Environment Agency called in amid claims the waste is attracting flies
"27.03.2017 15:31:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Stanley investigating claims man believed to be former EDL member organised match day stewards The Kick it Out campaign are working with the club on the 'serious allegations'
"27.03.2017 13:05:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk School to set up memorial for tragic teenager Megan Lee Megan, 15, from Oswaldtwistle, died from a suspected allergic reaction after eating a takeaway
"27.03.2017 11:08:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Hyndburn takeaways revealed as WORST in UK for hygiene standards Nearly two-thirds of all medium to high-risk outlets were not meeting acceptable requirements
"27.03.2017 09:50:09" accringtonobserver.co.uk Kitchen fire sparked by PIZZA box accidentally left in oven Firefighters were called to George Street in Rishton
"27.03.2017 09:30:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Oswaldtwistle man wanted in connection with double assault at Accrington nightclub Police said Darren Mackenzie, also known as Darren Young, has links to the Accrington, Hyndburn and Blackburn areas
"26.03.2017 18:38:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Pupils and staff 'delighted' at improved school Ofsted result St Nicholas CE primary school in Church was found to be 'good' in all five key areas
"25.03.2017 19:46:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Hyndburn is the 'love cheat' capital of East Lancashire Could Hyndburn really be l'amour central? Nearly 1,200 residents are having affairs according to dating website Illicit Encounters
"25.03.2017 18:40:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Sponsored walk raises over £20,000 for cancer sufferer Charlie Procter, 3 Charlie's family is striving to raise enough money to send him to the US for specialist treatment
"24.03.2017 20:33:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Petrol price war as Tesco sparks round of cuts "We strongly urge other retailers - large and small - to follow suit and bring the price of petrol and diesel down around the country." Great news!
"24.03.2017 19:08:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Burglar kicked partner in the face after she 'reported him to the police' David Francis, of Whalley Road, Clayton-le-Moors,also 'belly-bounced' the victim into her front door
"24.03.2017 17:15:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk 'Good doctor' free to return to work after suspension overturned Dr Abiodun Bale had been suspended despite being cleared of assaulting a female patient
"24.03.2017 15:31:55" accringtonobserver.co.uk COMIC RELIEF: Your Red Nose Day 2017 in pictures Hyndburn has gone red-nose crazy to raise thousands of pounds for Comic Relief.
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"24.03.2017 09:58:53" Timeline Photos Happy Red Nose Day! If you're holding an event or dressing up please post your pictures and we'll pull together a gallery to show all the wonderful things going on in the Hyndburn. You can also email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If
"24.03.2017 09:46:00" Accrington Observer's cover photo
"23.03.2017 20:08:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington's new police station front counter at risk as part of cost-cutting review Councillors warned there would be a 'major outcry' if the service closed just months after a £500,000 move
"23.03.2017 18:30:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Stanley missing key men ahead of Mariners match Stanley manager John Coleman has revealed his squad will be depleted for Saturday's game against Grimsby Town.
"23.03.2017 17:13:18" accringtonobserver.co.uk Bakers cooking up special treat for Mother's Day in memory of friend's mum Finch's bakery in Great Harwood will be donating the proceeds of all cakes to east Lancashire Hospice
"23.03.2017 16:11:14" accringtonobserver.co.uk Residents put on alert after spate of burglaries and thefts from cars WARNING: Police say there has been 'significant criminal activity' in Baxenden over the last 48 hours
"22.03.2017 20:35:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Hyndburn's most dangerous roads revealed Nearly 600 collisions have been recorded in the last three years causing 820 injuries
"22.03.2017 17:06:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington mum to shave head in aid of baby's cancer care charity Amelia Tunaley's daughter Poppy-Mai has been diagnosed with leukaemia
"22.03.2017 16:14:19" accringtonobserver.co.uk BREAKING: Hyndburn MP locked in Parliament after 'terrorist' attack in London Graham Jones MP is currently 'stuck' in the House of Commons while Westminster has been locked down by police
"22.03.2017 14:44:29" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington walk-in centre to stay open until September 2017 The centre was due to close at the end of this month to be replaced with new 'health hubs'
"22.03.2017 09:07:45" accringtonobserver.co.uk Major jobs boost for Accrington following BT recruitment drive Great news! The telecoms giant has announced 52 new jobs will be created at the Globe Centre
"21.03.2017 17:43:18" accringtonobserver.co.uk Norden High School set to become academy The Rishton school will change its name and want parents, pupils and staff to get involved A good move?
"21.03.2017 10:08:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Care home nurse struck off after dementia sufferer, 72, found outside with hypothermia Paula Jean Gilbert was in charge of the night shift at Mapleford Nursing Home in Huncoat when the incident happened
"21.03.2017 09:38:24" accringtonobserver.co.uk PICTURES: Soap favourites star at World Down Syndrome Day event Nikki Sanderson, Eva Lorente and Brooke Malonie attended Mount Carmel High School in Accrington. Some great photos here.
"20.03.2017 18:06:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Nursery celebrating after glowing Ofsted report Early Bairds in Great Harwood was rated 'good' in three areas and 'outstanding' in another
"20.03.2017 13:30:36" accringtonobserver.co.uk Rising Bridge car repairs boss hit with £17k legal bill for waste operations breach Stuart Dickinson, who runs Baxenden Auto repairs, was prosecuted by the Environment Agency
"20.03.2017 11:41:55" accringtonobserver.co.uk Two men hurt after 'serious' Accrington nightclub attack Detectives are appealing for witnesses following the incident at the Voodoo Lounge
"20.03.2017 11:20:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Firefighters tackle flooding at house for nearly two hours Around eight inches of water needed to be pumped out of a cellar in Clayton-le-Moors
"20.03.2017 10:04:15" accringtonobserver.co.uk WATCH: Over 100 runners take part in 'Couch to 5k' run The run took place in Mercer Park in Clayton-le-Moors. Can you see anyone you know in our picture gallery?
"18.03.2017 17:11:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Partying the night away at The Imperial Hotel This week's Time-trip shines a spotlight on a night out for locals. Feel free to share with anyone you recognise.
"17.03.2017 19:53:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk 'Mean-spirited' burglar ransacked friend's house when he realised he was on holiday Dylan Brown, from Accrington, stole around £20,000 worth of items including an Audi car
"17.03.2017 15:01:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Hyndburn defendants up before the courts Here's our weekly round-up from Blackburn and Burnley magistrates
"17.03.2017 12:43:29" Accrington Observer's cover photo St Oswald's RC Primary School in Accrington celebrating after being named in the top 3% of English schools
"17.03.2017 08:57:58" accringtonobserver.co.uk Couple who met over fish and chips celebrate diamond anniversary Bill and Mary Humphreys, of Huncoat, wed in March 1957
"16.03.2017 20:57:54" accringtonobserver.co.uk Schools minister praises Accrington primary for scoring in top 3 pc St Oswald's RC Primary School has been congratulated on its success by schools minister Nick Gibb MP
"16.03.2017 19:31:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Thefts on the up since police moved into town centre - traders claim It comes as figures show shoplifting on the rise in the town
"16.03.2017 16:09:45" accringtonobserver.co.uk JAILED: Drug-fuelled woman 'viciously assaulted' man, 90, at his sheltered accommodation flat Gina King, from Accrington, also set fire to his living room and kitchen trying to light a cigarette
"16.03.2017 11:11:55" accringtonobserver.co.uk Care home "immensely proud" of positive inspection report White Ash Brook in Oswaldtwistle has been rated 'good' - under two years after entering special measures
"15.03.2017 20:55:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Tributes after death of award winning cub scout leader Glenis Duxbury Glenis, from Great Harwood, died of a blood clot on March 7, aged 69
"15.03.2017 19:59:36" accringtonobserver.co.uk Tributes to former company chairman Robert Haworth Tasker, 92 Mr Tasker headed up the 120-year-old Accrington furniture retailer for 31 years
"15.03.2017 17:52:50" accringtonobserver.co.uk Bowlers reach 'compromise' with council over annual fees Hyndburn bowlers will be charged an annual £25 fee from next month
"15.03.2017 10:03:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Final part of Huncoat Power Station set to be demolished Most of the 1950s power station was torn down nearly 30 years ago
"15.03.2017 08:54:40" accringtonobserver.co.uk Two hurt in road traffic collision in Oswaldtwistle The crash on Stanhill Lane involved a Peugeot Bipper van and a Seat Leon
"14.03.2017 19:31:30" accringtonobserver.co.uk Plans for 84-home development 'a disaster' - councillors warn Proposals have been outlined for a farmland site off Stanhill Road
"14.03.2017 11:14:20" accringtonobserver.co.uk Police hunt prolific Hyndburn flasher after THIRTEEN similar incidents reported Officers said the incidents have taken place in Accrington, Oswaldtwistle and Knuzden
"14.03.2017 09:25:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk WATCH: Moment firefighters break into young mum's burning house Rachel Smith and her two young sons have been left homeless after the blaze on Bold Street
"13.03.2017 19:31:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk JAILED: Prolific burglar who raided doctors surgery and pub Matthew Weller broke into Rhyddings Surgery in Oswaldtwistle and stole 'valuable' prescription pads
"13.03.2017 18:09:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Police in Accrington concerned for missing Vietnamese boy, 17 Tung Do, who does not speak English, was last seen walking towards Accrington town centre
"13.03.2017 17:12:19" accringtonobserver.co.uk Family could be left homeless after 'serious house fire' in Accrington BREAKING: Five houses have been evacuated after the blaze on Bold Street
"13.03.2017 15:01:07" accringtonobserver.co.uk Cash-strapped council hand delivering 300 fly-tipping warnings A WEEK Hyndburn took action more than any other council in England - as fly tipping incidents double in a year
"12.03.2017 20:02:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk 'Two Ronnies' to appear at cricket clubs sportsmans dinners Ex-England cricketer Ronnie Irani and former Liverpool footballer Ronnie Whelan will visit Hyndburn next month
"11.03.2017 18:04:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Hyndburn defendants before the bench Our weekly round-up from Blackburn and Burnley magistrates courts
"10.03.2017 19:31:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk VIDEO: Disqualified driver driving WRONG way round roundabout in police chase Paul Birtwell, from Accrington, crashed into an oncoming car before trying to hide in a field
"10.03.2017 17:02:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Drunk thug who launched unprovoked attack against two men outside wine bar avoids jail Declan Wilding, 20, fractured Keegan Dobson's jaw and punched Lewis Pickford outside Baggies Wine Bar
"10.03.2017 14:08:26" accringtonobserver.co.uk JAILED: Drunk thug who attacked innocent man at an Accrington probation hostel Jack Brooks, 24, was previously jailed for attempting to rob an off-lience wearing a zebra-print onesie
"10.03.2017 10:24:56" accringtonobserver.co.uk Residents put on alert after spate of shed and garage break-ins Three outbuildings in Oswaldtwistle and Clayton-le-Moors have been targeted in 24 hours
"09.03.2017 20:05:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Former Hyndburn Tory leader 'still pulling party's strings' - Labour chief Coun Ken Moss likened Peter Britcliffe to a puppetmaster in a town square debate
"09.03.2017 18:04:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Pub hours cut following 'anti-social behaviour' complaints The Walmesley Arms has had its closing time brought forward from 4.30am to 2.30am
"09.03.2017 17:01:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Man wanted in connection with Accrington church burglary Steven John Rawcliffe, 31, is thought to have links to Accrington, Oswaldtwistle and Rishton
"09.03.2017 16:02:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Play dedicated to tragic teen Megan Lee raises hundreds for allergy charity 'A Day in the Life' will now also be taken into schools to spread awareness of anaphylaxis
"09.03.2017 15:11:15" accringtonobserver.co.uk JAILED: Cocaine-fuelled thug smashed his way into ex-partner's house using concrete slab Kelvin Parkinson, from Accrington, had failed THREE times to complete a relationship improvement course
"09.03.2017 12:07:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Mediterranean takeaway wins knife-edge planning vote The Monte Cristo Express plan in Baxenden had 16 objections
"09.03.2017 11:01:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Mount Carmel's tribute to 'inspirational' teacher Frank Meehan The former head of religious education has died aged 53 from cancer
"09.03.2017 10:12:49" accringtonobserver.co.uk 'We can win every game for rest of season' - Coleman The Stanley manager is buoyed by the club's five-game unbeaten run
"08.03.2017 21:15:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Cliffe Lane road collapse a 'nightmare' for businesses and drivers The Dog and Otter's landlady complained the closure is hitting its trade
"08.03.2017 20:32:01" Timeline Photos Evening all,
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"08.03.2017 19:55:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Charlie Procter, 3, set for US cancer treatment after 'incredible' donations His grateful mum said £70,000 has been raised to fund lifesaving treatment - but more is needed
"08.03.2017 19:05:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk WATCH: Jump Works trampoline park opens its doors Visitors are jumping for joy after the £1m facility opened this week. Take a tour with our video and picture gallery
"08.03.2017 17:46:28" accringtonobserver.co.uk Young woman "very distressed" after bike rider robbery The victim, 22, was walking to a bus stop in Accrington when she was attacked
"08.03.2017 16:01:37" accringtonobserver.co.uk Vodka firm's Accrington Stanley milk advert parody BANNED The advertising standards watchdog said Black Cow's ad encouraged 'excessive drinking'
"08.03.2017 12:22:51" accringtonobserver.co.uk Firefighters called to kitchen blaze in Accrington Crews from Hyndburn attended a house on Hope Street
"08.03.2017 11:07:28" accringtonobserver.co.uk WATCH: Town hall sendoff for hospice-to-hospice scooter ride trio Mo and Jacqui Collins and Deborah Keenan are raising money for East Lancashire Hospice
"07.03.2017 15:05:06" accringtonobserver.co.uk Self-employed bricklayer avoids jail for £30,000 income tax fraud James Tunaley, from Huncoat, submitted false self assessment returns to claim tax rebates
"07.03.2017 08:35:37" accringtonobserver.co.uk Community group 'grateful' after grant helps curb crime The Police Commissioner visited Piggy Park community gardens in Rishton to see the impact of the funding
"06.03.2017 20:10:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Residents fear 'traffic nightmare' after housing development approved Twenty-four family homes will be built on land off Rhoden Road in Oswaldtwistle. What do you think?
"06.03.2017 10:18:51" accringtonobserver.co.uk PICTURES: Hundreds take to the streets for Ron Hill 10k The event is now in its fourth year and included a wheelchair race for the first time The event is now in its fourth year and included a wheelchair race for the first time. Can you spot anyone you recognise in our fab gallery?
"04.03.2017 19:06:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Hyndburn defendants up before the courts Here's our weekly round up from Blackburn and Burnley magistrates
"03.03.2017 19:54:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Parties and a biker club rock night in this week's Time Trip This week's helping of nostalgia looks back at 2008. Spot anyone you recognise?
"03.03.2017 16:05:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk 'You're lucky I haven't killed you': What stalker told ex who woke to find him at end of her bed Stephen Dwyer, from Accrington, smashed his way into her family home with a sledgehammer
"03.03.2017 08:56:40" accringtonobserver.co.uk 'Hot-tempered' teen armed with hammer and knuckleduster attacked woman in street - court Colby Proctor, from Accrington, also slashed the victim's car tyres after an argument
"02.03.2017 21:05:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Motorbike enthusiast found hanged after breaking up with partner - inquest Nicholas Donohue, from Great Harwood, was found by his ex-partner Lucy Holden and a letting agent
"02.03.2017 20:05:17" accringtonobserver.co.uk Violent thug who fractured partner's jaw classed as 'dangerous offender' Andrew Haworth, from Oswaldtwistle, put his arm around her neck and said he would 'snatch the life' out of her
"02.03.2017 16:08:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk World record attempt lined up for 2017 Food and Drink Festival More than 14,000 people attended last year's event
"02.03.2017 14:08:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Viaduct car park warning following rise in driver fine complaints Globe Enterprises said the car park is ONLY available to retail park shoppers
"02.03.2017 12:26:07" accringtonobserver.co.uk World Book Day 2017: We're sharing your fantastic pictures here Children across Hyndburn are dressing up as their favourite book characters. We've got pictures flooding in all the time so we will add them to our gallery throughout the afternoon.
"02.03.2017 10:02:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Coleman: 'Stanley unbeaten run gives us confidence' The Reds have avoided defeat in their last four games with the latest a 2-2 home draw with Wycombe
"02.03.2017 08:42:21" Timeline Photos Happy World Book Day everyone!
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"01.03.2017 21:07:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk MP Jones: 'I am not opposed to my party's £2m town square' Hyndburn's MP said he backed the square as the council announced a £50,000 fund for events
"01.03.2017 19:07:08" accringtonobserver.co.uk 'No Pals slur in town square opposition' - Hyndburn Tories insist A last-ditch Tory attempt to scrap the £2m town square was labelled 'stupid' by town hall chiefs
"01.03.2017 16:59:54" accringtonobserver.co.uk Life of little Inaaya Shabbir in balance amid NHS drug funding battle The baby girl of former Mount Carmel student Amber Khan, 20, has a rare genetic disorder
"01.03.2017 15:28:13" accringtonobserver.co.uk Work begins on £2 million Rhyddings Park transformation The work is expected to last around 12 months
"01.03.2017 13:18:25" accringtonobserver.co.uk Teenager warned he is facing jail over his part in crack cocaine and heroin supply operation Cameron Johnson was caught when police attended his Accrington home 'in relation to a completely separate matter'
"28.02.2017 21:04:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Unique gin tasting festival coming to Accrington town hall The 'first of its kind' event in the town will feature hundreds of artisan gins
"28.02.2017 17:42:03" accringtonobserver.co.uk Schoolgirls smash fundraising targets after hair chop for Little Princess Trust Francesca Aquilina and Effie Skillen have raised more than £1,300 in separate challenges
"28.02.2017 15:06:08" accringtonobserver.co.uk Street once dubbed 'Hyndburn's worst' set to get £500,000 facelift Spring Street in Rishton will receive property improvements to encourage local development
"28.02.2017 12:03:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Speeding crackdown launched on busy Accrington road Police said there have been 'numerous reports' of vehicles driving at 'excessive speed' in the Willows Lane area
"28.02.2017 11:08:29" accringtonobserver.co.uk The pastry chef whose cake creations are TATTOOED on his arm Michael Lambert has forked out over £1,500 on recreating the sugary creations he loves so much
"28.02.2017 09:19:18" Timeline Photos Brrrrrrrrrr. Sporadic snow showers are forecast in parts of Hyndburn this morning with temperatures no higher than 4 degrees. Warnings for ice remain in place this morning so stay careful on the roads. Let us know if you are affected and send us your
"27.02.2017 20:10:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington fundraising trio in hospice-to-hospice scooter ride Jaqui Collins, mum Mo Collins and friend Deborah Keenan, will ride from Accrington to four north west hospices
"27.02.2017 17:04:16" accringtonobserver.co.uk Firefighters tackle car blaze on A56 near Rising Bridge Crews from Hyndburn and Haslingden were called to the scene by police
"27.02.2017 13:58:09" accringtonobserver.co.uk Three men bailed in alleged 'drive-by shooting' investigation Police are investigating reports that a gun was fired on Countess Street, Accrington on February 21
"27.02.2017 10:21:33" accringtonobserver.co.uk Nominations open next week for Hyndburn Business Awards Sixteen categories will be keenly contested following the success of last year's inaugural event
"25.02.2017 15:15:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Infant deaths in Hyndburn halve over 10 years Hyndburn council has outlined measures to raise the profile of infant mortality prevention
"25.02.2017 11:00:02" accringtonobserver.co.uk Cancer patient Charlie Procter, 3, too weak to walk A sponsored walk and fun day is due to take place on Sunday, February 26 in Morecombe in aid of the appeal to send Charlie to America for vital cancer treatment
"24.02.2017 20:06:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Hyndburn defendants up before the courts Our regular column from Blackburn and Burnley magistrates
"24.02.2017 16:35:38" accringtonobserver.co.uk WATCH: Moment Rishton postmaster 'attacked' by gang in 'fake' £185k robbery CCTV footage has been released after the gang were jailed for a total of more than 10 years
"24.02.2017 15:08:26" accringtonobserver.co.uk Gang who staged 'fake' £185k robbery at post office jailed for total of more than 10 years Rishton postmaster Mohammed Iqbal was the 'inside man' and allowed himself to be chloroformed and tied up
"24.02.2017 14:04:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Major roadworks at busy junction will last another THREE months Council bosses said the improvements will bring in up to 2,000 jobs
"24.02.2017 10:02:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Great Harwood pub facing licence review after 'anti-social behaviour' complaints Walmsley Arms bosses say the complaints are not 'a true representation' of the venue
"24.02.2017 09:03:07" accringtonobserver.co.uk Investigation launched after fire at town centre cafe Lily Maes Fire crews were alerted to the blaze by a passing milkman
"23.02.2017 20:58:51" accringtonobserver.co.uk Neighbours reveal shock after second drive-by shooting in borough Police said a gun was fired from a vehicle on Countess Street on February 21
"23.02.2017 20:05:41" accringtonobserver.co.uk Tributes paid to 'dedicated' St Mary's RC headteacher Mary Nolan Mary had taught at the Clayton-le-Moors primary for 26 years
"23.02.2017 16:54:15" accringtonobserver.co.uk Town centre businesses and charities put on alert after spate of overnight burglaries Six premises have been targeted including a church, cafe, tanning salon, estate agent, hairdressers and charity base
"23.02.2017 16:06:38" Timeline Photos How are you standing up to Storm Doris? We hope everyone is safe. Please tell us how you have been affected and post your pictures!
"23.02.2017 11:07:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk MP praises Accrington Stanley, but slams Blackburn Rovers in Commons debate Graham Jones was speaking in Parliament about reform of the FA
"23.02.2017 10:27:37" accringtonobserver.co.uk Coleman: Billy Kee 'best in the division' when firing The Stanley manager was delighted with his striker after the vital win over Colchester
"22.02.2017 21:02:10" accringtonobserver.co.uk School bosses 'taking action' after critical Ofsted report St Anne's and St Joseph's RC primary was found to 'require improvement' in key areas
"22.02.2017 20:03:01" Timeline Photos Evening all,
Another edition of the Accrington Observer is about to go to print. Here is how the front page is shaping up.
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"22.02.2017 19:07:03" accringtonobserver.co.uk Independent library to open in Clayton-le-Moors next month The library at the Arthur Wilson centre will replace the former library at the civic hall
"22.02.2017 17:01:43" accringtonobserver.co.uk PICTURES: Archbishop of York visits St Christopher's High School Rt Hon Dr John Sentamu presented certificates to 200 year nine pupils
"22.02.2017 15:35:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Village to get mobile Wi-fi CCTV in fightback against crime The Police Commissioner has granted funding for cameras in crime hotspots in Stanhill
"22.02.2017 13:32:34" accringtonobserver.co.uk New and improved Hyndburn Leisure Centre pool re-opens after 12 weeks The pool was officially opened on Monday night by Accrington Swimming Club members
"21.02.2017 16:40:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Popular Al Hamza banqueting hall could move after planning refusal Owner Sarah Ali said they will appeal the council's decision
"21.02.2017 14:44:59" accringtonobserver.co.uk Police investigating reports of gun fired in Accrington BREAKING: Detectives received reports of a firearms incident on Countess Street in Accrington
"20.02.2017 20:08:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Oswaldtwistle library 'promised £10k a year if Tories win LCC election' But the pledge has been dismissed by Labour as an 'election gimmick'
"20.02.2017 17:02:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Community stalwart Geoffrey Hanson nominated for Freedom of the Borough Mr Hanson was chairman of Great Harwood Agricultural Show for 50 years
"20.02.2017 14:16:14" accringtonobserver.co.uk Burgled community centre for homeless hit with six-figure repair bill Update: The Saheli Centre in Accrington is picking up the pieces after the heartless raid
"20.02.2017 10:04:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Thieves ransack community centre which feeds the homeless Police have appealed for information into the incident at The Saheli Centre in Accrington
"20.02.2017 08:56:17" accringtonobserver.co.uk Man hospitalised with 'severe smoke inhalation' after house fire rescue The Accrington fire comes after a house was severely damaged in a blaze in Rishton
"19.02.2017 19:05:42" accringtonobserver.co.uk Julie Hesmondhalgh: It would be wrong for me to play Hayley now The actress, who played Hayley Cropper for 16 years , says the emergence of transgender stars would make it 'absolutely wrong' for her to play the role today
"17.02.2017 19:02:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Thugs jailed for fracturing man's jaw on girlfriend's landing in early hours of the morning Glynn Threlfall and Robin Connolly were jailed for a total of 39 months for the assault on Barnes Street in Church
"17.02.2017 15:56:32" accringtonobserver.co.uk 'Born again Christian' seeking solace burgled vicar's home after no-one answered the door Christopher Reilly used a spade to smash into St Wulstan's RC Church in Great Harwood
"17.02.2017 14:32:12" accringtonobserver.co.uk Hyndburn defendants before the bench Here's our weekly round-up from Blackburn magistrates
"16.02.2017 20:36:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Devastated family 'have lost everything' in house blaze horror Debbie Brady and her eight-year-old daughter Lucy have been left 'effectively homeless'
"16.02.2017 18:11:31" accringtonobserver.co.uk Headteacher pays tribute to much-loved late wife Janice Trickett was a teacher at Spring Hill Primary School, who passed away after a battle with cancer
"16.02.2017 16:26:34" accringtonobserver.co.uk Widow pays tribute to cherished community figure and life-long cricket club member Leslie Powdrill was also a life member and volunteer of the Holy Trinity Church, Oswaldtwistle
"16.02.2017 10:01:58" Accrington Observer
"15.02.2017 21:02:00" Timeline Photos Evening all,
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"15.02.2017 20:09:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Labour accuse Tories of stirring up negativity over new town square A cabinet member claimed 'alternative facts' were being circulated about the £2m scheme
"15.02.2017 18:03:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk County hall agrees 3.99pc council tax hike amid "dire" budget shortfall Combined rate rises mean bills will rise by at least £34 a year
"15.02.2017 16:16:20" accringtonobserver.co.uk Clayton amateur boxing club boosted by donations The club is aiming to raise £20,000 to refurbish a new home
"15.02.2017 08:48:03" accringtonobserver.co.uk Two women and young child in 'lucky escape' from house fire Three cats were also rescued on Ribbleton Drive in Accrington
"14.02.2017 20:02:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Bikers turned up in their droves for popular event in 2008 This week's Time-trip shines a spotlight the Accrington Bike Show
"14.02.2017 16:30:59" accringtonobserver.co.uk Firefighters tackle car blaze on primary school yard Crews were called to Hyndburn Park primary school in Accrington
"14.02.2017 14:52:28" accringtonobserver.co.uk JAILED: Disqualified driver who crashed into car with two young children Amir Hussain was driving 'erratically' in Accrington at speeds of up to 60mph
"14.02.2017 12:05:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk One in five Hyndburn Brexit voters 'have changed mind' - survey But the public and political leaders have rejected calls for a second EU referendum
"14.02.2017 09:27:08" accringtonobserver.co.uk Man in his 40s dies after suffering suspected heart attack at work Emergency services were called to a motor repair firm in Altham.
"13.02.2017 19:57:44" accringtonobserver.co.uk Don't despair, forecasters say there's warmer weather round the corner After a chilly and windy few days, it's going to get milder
"13.02.2017 16:59:17" accringtonobserver.co.uk CCTV appeal launched after shoplifting incidents Officers want to speak to a man and a woman in connection with the separate thefts
"13.02.2017 12:21:40" accringtonobserver.co.uk Two large horse chestnut trees chopped down outside market hall It marks the start of £2 million works to transform the area into a public square
"13.02.2017 09:54:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Firefighters tackle chimney blaze at Rishton house Two crews and an aerial ladder platform were called to Sussex Road
"13.02.2017 08:59:57" accringtonobserver.co.uk CCTV appeal after Accrington Farmfoods shoplifting incident Police have released pictures of two men and a woman they want to speak to
"10.02.2017 20:05:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk REVEALED: The worst grot spots in the borough for dog fouling Over 1,100 dog fouling incidents in five years - but reports to the council are going down...
"10.02.2017 18:27:18" accringtonobserver.co.uk Council sets record straight over £2m town improvements Leader Miles Parkinson said opposers are 'arguing for the status quo'
"10.02.2017 16:21:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Hyndburn defendants up before the courts Our regular round-up from Blackburn and Burnley magistrates
"10.02.2017 15:28:26" accringtonobserver.co.uk Police appeal for help to trace wanted sex offender Michael Simon Barr has links to Accrington and is described by police as 'dangerous and violent'
"10.02.2017 08:53:08" accringtonobserver.co.uk 'Good Samaritan', 67, violently assaulted at Accrington station The man was remonstrating with a gang who were verbally abusing a female train guard
"09.02.2017 19:05:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Holcombe Hunt supporters evacuated after hoax bomb threat Hundreds of people were forced to leave the hunt's black tie ball at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel
"09.02.2017 18:06:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Shock new report names Hyndburn the capital of poor food hygiene The borough has the highest rate of zero graded takeaways in England, Wales and NI
"09.02.2017 17:06:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk VIDEO: Jump Works trampoline park 'will be amazing' - owners Finishing touches are being put to the £1m arena, off Sydney Street in Accrington
"09.02.2017 16:05:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Gritters heading out as temperatures forecast to plunge this evening Snow and ice are forecast across east Lancashire over the weekend
"09.02.2017 15:06:31" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington Stanley hit £20,000 target for large stadium screen Hundreds of fans from across the world have donated to the UpInLights campaign
"09.02.2017 14:19:41" accringtonobserver.co.uk CCTV released after shoplifting and theft incidents in Accrington Police have released images of two people they want to speak to
"09.02.2017 12:08:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Police criticised for public meeting no-show days after town shooting Officers sent a written crime update to the Oswaldtwistle forum due to lack of availability
"09.02.2017 10:41:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk REVEALED: Oswaldtwistle library needs £1,200 a month to stay open The library is due to be reopened in the spring by the LAMP community group
"09.02.2017 10:03:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Coley: February could be make or break for Reds Stanley gained some breathing space from the drop zone with a vital win last weekend
"09.02.2017 08:53:27" accringtonobserver.co.uk OAP, 90, suffers head injury and smoke inhalation in Clayton-le-Moors A woman, 45, has been arrested on suspicion of ABH after emergency services attended the fire at Stopford Court
"08.02.2017 20:02:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Families angry after popular children's play area removed Mum Lisa Whewell said the site in Huncoat now looks like a 'disaster area'
"08.02.2017 18:05:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Stolen horsebox worth £14,000 recovered by police A 27-year-old man from Great Harwood is helping officers with their enquiries
"08.02.2017 17:08:03" accringtonobserver.co.uk Hyndburn cabinet approves 2.2 per cent council tax hike The rise is the maximum allowed without triggering a referendum
"08.02.2017 15:56:18" accringtonobserver.co.uk Police appeal to help find man wanted in connection with burglary Officers would like to speak to Jamie Stanton, from Accrington
"08.02.2017 15:03:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Inspired pupils learn about 'Amazing Accrington's' heritage The film was produced as part of the £2m town square scheme
"08.02.2017 13:36:25" accringtonobserver.co.uk Community leaders challenge bank bosses over branch closures Lloyds have confirmed their branches in Oswaldtwistle and Great Harwood will close in May
"07.02.2017 08:57:11" accringtonobserver.co.uk New additions for next month's Ron Hill Accrington 10K This year's event will also include a wheelchair race and family fun run
"06.02.2017 19:07:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Cancer patient Charlie Procter, 3, too weak to walk Over £14,000 in donations has been raised as his family bids to fund treatment
"06.02.2017 17:07:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington Victoria walk-in centre could get stay of execution The centre was due to close next month but health bosses say that may be extended
"06.02.2017 15:02:06" accringtonobserver.co.uk Oswaldtwistle selected in town 'twinning' competition It's one of 10 UK towns selected for the scheme aimed at reinvigorating local economies
"06.02.2017 14:11:32" accringtonobserver.co.uk Police called after 'street brawl' outside Great Harwood pub Officers attended the Walmsley Arms after reports of a large group fighting in the street around 3am on Sunday, February 5
"06.02.2017 08:53:05" accringtonobserver.co.uk Residents evacuated after house badly damaged in 'serious fire' A pet dog was also rescued in the blaze on Albert Street in Accrington
"04.02.2017 18:04:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Charitable students to work at one of India's largest orphanages Pupils from St Christopher's High School will spend a week with the charity
"03.02.2017 17:05:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Hyndburn defendants up before the bench Our latest roundup from Blackburn and Burnley magistrates
"03.02.2017 14:04:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Self-employed businessman could face jail over £30k income tax fraud James Tunaley, from Huncoat, pleaded guilty to 10 counts of fraud
"03.02.2017 12:04:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk £4m housing development at former mill gets council go-ahead 48 homes will be built at the old Church Bank Works off Kirk Road
"03.02.2017 09:20:31" accringtonobserver.co.uk £2m Rhyddings Park transformation works set to start in April A lost time capsule buried in the 1970s will also be opened as part of the project
"02.02.2017 20:33:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Care home vows to improve after critical CQC inspection Braeside home for the Elderly in Oswaldtwistle is now under new management
"02.02.2017 19:07:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington holidaymakers caught up in Gambian presidency crisis The couple were embarking on their dream holiday when a state of emergency was declared
"02.02.2017 18:11:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Residents take dim view of new 'energy efficient' streetlights Neighbours on the Walmsley Close estate have raised safety fears
"02.02.2017 17:13:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Two possible sites earmarked for £2m 'sports hub' in Accrington Accrington Stanley Community Trust is in advanced talks with the council
"02.02.2017 15:49:50" accringtonobserver.co.uk 'Heart-breaking' allergy play to raise awareness after Megan Lee death Megan, 15, from Oswaldtwistle, passed away of a suspected severe allergic reaction last month
"02.02.2017 12:57:16" accringtonobserver.co.uk Stanley back to business after FA Cup pride John Coleman says the Notts County game is more important than last week's glamour tie at the Riverside
"02.02.2017 12:10:07" accringtonobserver.co.uk Tributes following death of 'Whistle Down the Wind' policeman Thomas Sweeting, from Accrington, was one of six real-life officers to appear in the 1961 classic
"02.02.2017 10:07:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington Carnival gets £3,500 boost from NLTG Organisers of June's event have also revealed plans for 'Carnival Royalty'
"01.02.2017 20:04:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Council approves scheme for Great Harwood all-weather pitches Up to 37 parking spaces will be created, but the proposal off Lowerfold Road attracted 34 objections
"01.02.2017 19:03:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Thieves steal new minibus worth £18k from specialist school Just awful. The minibus was taken from Broadfield Specialist School in Oswaldtwistle
"01.02.2017 17:37:50" accringtonobserver.co.uk £2 million Accrington town square approved by council planners The area in front of the town hall will be made into an events square with commemorative features
"01.02.2017 16:16:33" accringtonobserver.co.uk Company boss travels to Buckingham Palace to pick up OBE Dr Antony Bannan, who was raised in Accrington, received his medal from Prince Charles
"01.02.2017 13:00:18" accringtonobserver.co.uk Disqualified councillor says he boycotted meetings in protest at own party's cuts Labour's Gareth Molineux has lost his county hall seat due to 'non-attendance'
"01.02.2017 08:57:40" accringtonobserver.co.uk Motorway closed off after three-car collision Emergency services were called to the M65 eastbound between Clayton and Huncoat
"31.01.2017 19:16:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Thieves steal thousands of pounds of stone from memorial garden Police have reported an increase in stone thefts across Hyndburn
"31.01.2017 17:25:13" accringtonobserver.co.uk After 19,032 days on the road, legend Ron Hill finally takes a day off The Accrington-born veteran said ill health forced him to take a break By our calculation The Beatles were at Number One with I Feel Fine when his streak started
"31.01.2017 13:29:36" accringtonobserver.co.uk Lloyds Bank's Oswaldtwistle branch to close later this year The bank says it has informed customers of alternative branches. What do you think?
"31.01.2017 09:04:12" accringtonobserver.co.uk Hyndburn defendants before the bench Our regular column from Blackburn magistrates
"30.01.2017 14:36:10" accringtonobserver.co.uk Two men arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following Oswaldtwistle shooting BREAKING: Police believe the shooting is connected to an on-going dispute between two groups of people
"30.01.2017 11:51:02" accringtonobserver.co.uk Toddler left screaming in pain as Asda security gates smash into his head The Accrington store have launched an investigation into what happened after Oscar Thorpe went to A&E
"30.01.2017 10:00:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Arsonists set fire to car in Accrington Fire crews were called to Lindadale Avenue
"30.01.2017 09:32:36" accringtonobserver.co.uk CCTV pictures released after Milnshaw theft Officers want to speak to the people in the pictures
"27.01.2017 19:32:49" accringtonobserver.co.uk Looking back at events and celebrations from yesteryear This week's Time-trip features birthdays, a hen night and a charity fancy dress event Can you see anyone you know?
"27.01.2017 15:07:32" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington Observer - News, sports, weather and events for in and around Accrington The file could not be found for a number of reasons such as the file being moved or deleted. Please check your spelling and if you still can't get to the right page try heading to the Police have released image of a man they would like to speak to
"27.01.2017 13:02:28" accringtonobserver.co.uk Firefighters tackle chimney blaze at Accrington house Two Hyndburn crews were called to Pickup Street
"27.01.2017 11:12:02" Accrington Observer
"26.01.2017 19:08:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Heads vow to improve after schools fail national progress standard Three Hyndburn schools fell below the DfE's Progress 8 measure for GCSE pupils Three Hyndburn schools fell below the DfE's Progress 8 measure for GCSE pupils
"26.01.2017 17:38:50" accringtonobserver.co.uk Tributes paid to 'legendary' Rhyddings head Joyce Moore OBE She was the first female head of a comprehensive in East Lancashire
"26.01.2017 14:33:20" accringtonobserver.co.uk Neighbours shocked and scared after gun fired at house and car UPDATE: A police investigation is underway following the incident in Oswaldtwistle
"26.01.2017 12:14:48" accringtonobserver.co.uk Investigation after house and car damaged by gunfire A police investigation is underway following this shocking incident in Oswaldtwistle. If you live on the street or witnessed the gunfire, call our newsdesk on 0161 211 2977
"26.01.2017 10:01:26" accringtonobserver.co.uk Kleeneze announces £1.2 MILLION restructuring and 100 new jobs The 94-year-old firm will relocate its HQ and packing and picking operations
"26.01.2017 09:09:45" accringtonobserver.co.uk 'We can pull off Riverside FA Cup shock' - Boco Stanley's Rommy Boco is bullish ahead of the fourth round clash with Premier League Middlesbrough
"25.01.2017 20:50:00" Timeline Photos Evening all,
Another edition of the Observer has gone to print. Here's how the front page looks. Pick up your copy in shops tomorrow.
"25.01.2017 20:03:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Hyndburn residents set for council tax bill rise of £50 a year County and borough councils and the police have all indicated potential rate rises
"25.01.2017 19:16:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Fifty homes at fly-tipping site won't meet affordable housing requirement Developers say they face 'abnormal costs' at the Hopwood Street site in Accrington
"25.01.2017 17:59:16" accringtonobserver.co.uk Council says sorry after Accrington roadsweeper video goes viral They say the sweeping in the footage is not 'up to their usual high standard'
"25.01.2017 17:18:09" accringtonobserver.co.uk VIDEO: 'Despicable' burglar smashes into church using spade Police have appealed for help to identify a man following the incident in Great Harwood
"25.01.2017 15:53:14" accringtonobserver.co.uk Fifty cars stopped in police safety crackdown in Accrington Officers were stationed on Fort Street in the town centre
"25.01.2017 09:16:32" accringtonobserver.co.uk Hyndburn Leisure Centre swimming pool to reopen next month The pool was closed off at the end of last year for major refurbishment works
"24.01.2017 16:00:18" accringtonobserver.co.uk Hundreds of properties hit by power cut in Oswaldtwistle Nearly 500 homes and businesses were affected
"24.01.2017 15:31:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Brexit: Supreme Court rules Government CANNOT trigger Article 50 without parliamentary consent Judges rule by 8 to 3 that mechanism for leaving European Union can only be triggered by parliament
"24.01.2017 12:19:34" accringtonobserver.co.uk Woman, 72, suffers 'bleed on brain' after collision with car The pensioner also suffered a broken leg following the collision in Accrington
"24.01.2017 11:18:37" accringtonobserver.co.uk A cupcake for your collie? Meet the baker who's making a dog's breakfast special Pet owners are flocking to Milly and Ruby's Dog Bakery in Great Harwood
"24.01.2017 10:30:16" accringtonobserver.co.uk Illegal parking outside schools DOUBLES in three years Pupils have now written letters pleading for drivers to help 'keep them safe'
"24.01.2017 06:57:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Can burnt toast really cause cancer? . The Food Standards Agency says 'it's time for consumers to be aware of the risks'
"23.01.2017 22:33:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Why trying to sleep for 8 hours straight is bad for you Is 6 hours sleep enough? What are the recommended sleep hours? If you have sleep problems then this could help you out
"23.01.2017 21:02:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk How to use your 25 days holiday to get 55 days off work Bank Holidays 2017 - How to get 55 days off around Easter, May, August and Christmas
"23.01.2017 20:13:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Alcoholic armed with knife in town centre 'threatened by group of lads' - court David Lowe, from Huncoat, called the police and said they were 'trying to kill him'
"23.01.2017 15:49:55" accringtonobserver.co.uk Tributes paid to former Accrington Stanley director Geoff Heap The club said Geoff will be 'sorely missed by everyone'
"23.01.2017 13:26:26" accringtonobserver.co.uk Appeal for help to identify man found in canal Police have issued a description of the man who had distinctive tattoos
"23.01.2017 09:17:05" accringtonobserver.co.uk Family hits back after vandals target tribute defibrillators Two defibrillators set up in memory of Philip Maher have been defaced with spray paint in Great Harwood
"20.01.2017 20:01:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Looking back at foodie events in Accrington This week's Time-trip has a foodie focus. Do you recognise anyone?
"20.01.2017 18:04:03" accringtonobserver.co.uk Double inspection success celebrated at St Christopher's High The Accrington secondary has been praised by both Ofsted and church school inspectors
"20.01.2017 17:02:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk UPDATE: Sneak peek at new pub opening in Accrington tonight GALLERY: DJ Jordan Love will be entertaining guests from 8pm to 3am
"20.01.2017 16:08:44" accringtonobserver.co.uk Shotguns and ammunition stolen from Great Harwood house Four firearms were taken in a burglary in the Windsor Road area
"20.01.2017 09:11:03" accringtonobserver.co.uk Town centre pub set to open after £20,000 transformation The former Calder Inn on Blackburn Road has been renamed Varsity
"19.01.2017 21:03:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Thorntons recalls thousands of chocolate 'Jolly Santas' over fears they might contain bits of plastic Anyone who bought a 200g Thorntons Hollow Milk Chocolate Jolly Santa is asked to return it for a refund
"19.01.2017 20:02:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk LINK cash machines 'could start charging you to take out your own money'... here's why The warning comes as banks and the ATM network hold crunch talks over how to fund the system
"19.01.2017 18:38:31" accringtonobserver.co.uk Social enterprise charity celebrating £500,000 lottery funding boost Community Solutions North West will create four new jobs and 100 volunteer mentoring roles
"19.01.2017 14:49:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk WATCH: Stunning drone footage of Oswaldtwistle from the air Can you spot any local landmarks?
"19.01.2017 12:49:20" accringtonobserver.co.uk Shock as Hyndburn schools set to lose £5M in two years The National Union of Teachers predicts all schools will be worse off under a new funding formula
"19.01.2017 11:33:11" Accrington Observer
"19.01.2017 11:05:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Hyndburn defendants before the bench Our regular column from Blackburn and Burnley magistrates
"19.01.2017 09:52:34" accringtonobserver.co.uk CCTV appeal launched after Accrington shoplifting incident Police want to speak to a woman after items were stolen from Asda
"19.01.2017 08:54:30" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington 'won't let key men depart cheaply in window' Stanley have been busy in January bringing in reinforcements to strengthen the squad
"19.01.2017 08:05:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk If you watch pirate TV and films online then you may be about to get a letter through the door Virgin Media, TalkTalk, Sky and, BT are among the internet service providers who will start sending out emails and letters
"19.01.2017 07:02:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk The new DVLA car tax rules that could cost motorists hundreds of pounds Under the new rules some car models will cost significantly more to tax each year - and only electric and hydrogen cars will be exempt
"18.01.2017 21:05:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Grandparents who look after their grandchildren could be missing out on £231 a year If a mother goes back to work after the birth of a child she can sign a form that allows a grandparent to receive National Insurance credits
"18.01.2017 20:23:01" Timeline Photos Evening all,
Another edition of the Observer has gone to print. Here's how the front page looks, with a story on the National Union of Teachers prediction that Hyndburn will lose £5million from its schools by 2019.
Pick up your copy in shops tomorrow.
"18.01.2017 19:29:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Motorists fume at borough's fuel price premium It costs up to 4p per litre more to fill up in Hyndburn than neighbouring towns, we can reveal
"18.01.2017 18:30:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Harry Styles inspires brave youngster to have hair chopped off Effie Skillen, from Great Harwood, is braving the big chop for charity next month
"18.01.2017 15:52:52" accringtonobserver.co.uk Supermarket staff sworn and spat at by unruly children Police said yobs as young as primary school age were 'running amok' in Great Harwood supermarkets
"18.01.2017 14:48:46" accringtonobserver.co.uk New Rising Bridge roundabout layout branded a 'death trap' A spate of serious collisions have been reported following £4.5m upgrade works
"18.01.2017 11:02:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Six charity boxes stolen from Accrington takeaway A callous thief used a concrete slab to break into Home Run on Blackburn Road
"18.01.2017 10:03:24" accringtonobserver.co.uk Woman injured in two-vehicle crash Rising Bridge roundabout crash The collision involved a white van and a small red car
"17.01.2017 18:10:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Terrace legend's prized Stanley programmes to be raffled for club The collection of Antony Cox, who died tragically in 2010, will raise funds towards a new electronic scoreboard
"17.01.2017 17:16:03" accringtonobserver.co.uk Man taken to hospital after chip pan caught fire Fire crews from Hyndburn were called to Mercer Street in Great Harwood
"17.01.2017 08:50:07" accringtonobserver.co.uk Pedestrian hospitalised with head injuries after collision with car Emergency services were called to Blackburn Road in Accrington near to the health centre
"17.01.2017 07:58:05" accringtonobserver.co.uk How long have you got to spend your old five pound notes? The paper £5 note will cease to be legal tender, meaning you won't be able to use them to pay for things
"16.01.2017 16:01:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk PICTURES: Record turnout at Great Harwood hospice charity run Sunday's main 10k race attracted 476 runners, with 40 entering junior races. Can you spot anyone you know in our gallery?
"16.01.2017 15:11:48" accringtonobserver.co.uk PICTURES: Sleeping man stunned as car ploughs into front of his house The homeowner said he heard "a massive bang" and it sounded like a wall had fallen down
"16.01.2017 14:04:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Egg-throwing youths targeting the vulnerable by playing 'knock-a-door-run' Police are asking parents 'Do you know what your child could be getting up to?'
"16.01.2017 13:04:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Police dog helps find crack cocaine in Accrington car Officers found drugs hidden in the parked car on Primrose Street
"16.01.2017 11:16:05" accringtonobserver.co.uk Car crashes into terraced house in Oswaldtwistle A blue Volkswagen Golf drove into the front of a house on Blackburn Road this morning
"16.01.2017 10:28:16" accringtonobserver.co.uk Abandoned car found crashed into wall in Great Harwood Firefighters from Hyndburn were called to Whalley Road shortly before 4am on January 15
"16.01.2017 08:56:15" accringtonobserver.co.uk PICTURES: Kitchen damaged by tumble dryer fire Fire crews were called to Mount Pleasant Street in Oswaldtwistle
"13.01.2017 20:33:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Great Harwood care worker loses job after kneeling on autistic patient's arm Jonathan Cook, from Great Harwood, was found guilty of ill-treatment at Calderstones Hospital after a court trial
"13.01.2017 19:02:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Looking back at pubs and landlords of days gone by This week's Time-trip shines a spotlight on watering holes in the mid-2000s Take a look back at pubs and landlords
"13.01.2017 17:55:04" accringtonobserver.co.uk More snow could fall on parts of Hyndburn tonight The Met Office say there will be wintry showers during the evening, followed by heavy snow from around 11pm
"13.01.2017 15:03:39" accringtonobserver.co.uk PICTURES: Mourners gather to pay respects to tragic schoolgirl Megan Lee UPDATED: A funeral service was held today at Immanuel Parish Church in Oswaldtwistle
"13.01.2017 14:54:34" accringtonobserver.co.uk Police appeal for wanted Accrington man Connor Dewhurst Police believe he has now travelled to Blackpool. Please share.
"13.01.2017 13:44:13" accringtonobserver.co.uk Police to brief council over high levels of sex offenders in Hyndburn It comes after an Observer investigation showed 155 registered offenders were living in the borough
"13.01.2017 08:54:43" accringtonobserver.co.uk Schools closed as snow blizzards cause disruption in Hyndburn Drivers are again being warned to avoid Grane Road due to 'extremely icy conditions'
"12.01.2017 20:03:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Hyndburn defendants up before the bench Here's our regular column from Blackburn and Burnley magistrates courts
"12.01.2017 18:31:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk 'Garden village' in Huncoat could bring TWO THOUSAND homes The Government has granted Housing Zone status to the village
"12.01.2017 15:38:36" accringtonobserver.co.uk Inquest hears Megan Lee believed to have suffered fatal anaphylactic shock The 15-year-old from Oswaldtwistle died on New Year's Day
"12.01.2017 14:07:17" accringtonobserver.co.uk Thief who burgled Poplar Social Club jailed Colin Greenfield, from Oswaldtwistle, stole £3,000 in alcohol and cash from the Accrington venue
"12.01.2017 12:35:45" accringtonobserver.co.uk Motorists urged to avoid Grane Road after heavy snow brings traffic to a 'standstill' BREAKING: Police are warning motorists to avoid the road and have requested gritters from Lancashire County Council
"12.01.2017 12:02:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Council chiefs defend 14 per cent hike in allotment charges A total of 766 plot holders face increases of £5 to £20 a year
"12.01.2017 10:37:30" accringtonobserver.co.uk Captain Conneely hoping for repeat cup shock against Middlesbrough Stanley boss John Coleman has also announced the departure of two players
"12.01.2017 08:59:03" Timeline Photos Brrrrrr!! Snow showers are forecast in Accrington this morning and later on today. If the white stuff sticks around, send us in your snow photos. Remember to confirm parental permission for any pictures of children. Here's one from last year sent in by
"12.01.2017 08:36:23" Accrington Observer
"11.01.2017 20:31:00" Timeline Photos There's a special report on the tragic death of Megan Lee in this week's paper in shops tomorrow.
"11.01.2017 19:03:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Council issues ZERO on-the-spot fines to fly tippers The revelation comes as action is taken over rubbish "chucked" near an Oswaldtwistle nature reserve
"11.01.2017 17:01:09" accringtonobserver.co.uk Council bosses defend £3m town square from 'non-event' criticism Former council leader Peter Britcliffe slammed it as 'a complete waste of time and money'. What do you think?
"11.01.2017 08:55:36" accringtonobserver.co.uk Charity shop volunteer caught with indecent images of children avoids jail Patrick French volunteers at the Sense shop in Accrington and also as a country park ranger
"10.01.2017 16:58:13" accringtonobserver.co.uk Highly-awaited Sherlock finale to be screened at Vue cinema Fans will be able to watch it on the big screen in Accrington - with a special exclusive
"10.01.2017 11:43:54" accringtonobserver.co.uk Two men bailed following death of schoolgirl Megan Lee The Royal Spice Indian takeaway in Oswaldtwistle is closed as investigations are carried out
"10.01.2017 07:03:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk The Amazon email scam which is costing victims hundreds of pounds Action Fraud has received several reports from victims who have been sent the convincing looking emails claiming to be from Amazon
"09.01.2017 20:17:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Met Office issue snow warning with blizzards set to hit Hyndburn Met Office forecasters are warning up to 20cm of snow could fall in some areas later this week
"09.01.2017 19:34:01" Timeline Photos Accrington Stanley will travel to Middlesbrough for the FA Cup Fourth Round. What do you make of that tie?
"09.01.2017 19:03:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk New children's 'soft play' area to open at Hyndburn Leisure Centre But the initiative will see half of the sports hall's eight playing courts lost
"09.01.2017 16:55:08" accringtonobserver.co.uk Police appeal for wanted Accrington man Connor Dewhurst is wanted in connection with offences of assault and burglary
"09.01.2017 14:25:17" accringtonobserver.co.uk Three tills stolen in Oswaldtwistle newsagent burglary Officers have released a CCTV image of a man they wish to speak to following the offence
"09.01.2017 10:47:23" accringtonobserver.co.uk Motorcyclist loses leg after serious collision at roundabout This is awful. Police have launched an appeal for witnesses to the crash in Rising Bridge
"09.01.2017 09:47:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Large kitchen fire ravages converted farm building in Accrington Firefighters were called to Sandy Lane just after midnight on Monday
"09.01.2017 08:47:40" accringtonobserver.co.uk Arsonists set fire to caravan with gas cylinder inside Fire crews were called to Heys Lane in Great Harwood
"07.01.2017 18:30:01" Timeline Photos Here is this week's People page featuring Kara Raynor from Lancashire Women's Centres - http://www.womenscentre.org/
If you'd like to feature on this page please just drop us a line at: firstname.lastname@example.org
"06.01.2017 20:37:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington man wanted in connection with burglary Police said Matthew Lang, 28, has links to Accrington and Blackburn
"06.01.2017 20:02:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington defendants up before the courts Our weekly column from Blackburn and Burnley magistrates
"06.01.2017 19:10:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Tributes paid to former Mayor of Hyndburn Bill Sumner Bill, of Great Harwood, sadly passed away from a heart attack while out walking on New Year's Day, aged 82
"06.01.2017 17:44:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Dozens of new homes could be built in Oswaldtwistle schemes Housing proposals have been made for a former chemical works on New Lane, and off Rhoden Road
"06.01.2017 16:16:03" accringtonobserver.co.uk Laptops worth £1.2 MILLION stolen in "terrifying" truck driver robbery A gang of up to six men targeted the truck and stole 2,000 laptops
"06.01.2017 14:04:36" accringtonobserver.co.uk Car-jackers injure Accrington man in "extremely distressing" attack Police have appealed for information after the attack by two men in the middle of the day.
"06.01.2017 13:33:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Last chance to nominate 'star' hospital staff for recognition award There are just hour lefts before the deadline for the ELLIE award in the East Lancashire NHS Trust 'Star' awards
"06.01.2017 11:55:37" accringtonobserver.co.uk School and theatre group add tributes to 'bright, thoughtful and caring' Megan Lee Megan, 15, from Oswaldtwistle, died from a severe allergic reaction after eating a takeaway
"06.01.2017 08:49:09" accringtonobserver.co.uk Parents mourn 'Our Princess' after girl dies from severe allergic reaction after takeaway This is heartbreaking. Police are investigating the tragic death of 15-year-old St Christopher's pupil Megan Lee on New Year's Day
"05.01.2017 19:56:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Teen cocaine dealer locked up for three years Corey Linacre, from Accrington, was caught after being spotted driving his car windows down in bad weather
"05.01.2017 18:56:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk JAILED: Thug who punched motorist in 'road rage' attack outside Accrington Asda Adrian Betney left victim Lee Hudston with three intracranial bleeds
"05.01.2017 13:45:49" accringtonobserver.co.uk Rishton church targeted TWICE by burglars over festive period A £3,000 stained glass window was destroyed and £250 for the Children's Society stolen from St Peter and St Paul's
"05.01.2017 12:02:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Hyndburn council to hike its share of council tax for first time in 8 YEARS Bills could rise by up to £5 - and could go much higher if LCC agree a separate increase
"05.01.2017 11:23:14" accringtonobserver.co.uk Car parked on Accrington driveway torched by arsonists Police and fire crews were called to Crosley Grove at 2.10am today
"05.01.2017 10:15:17" accringtonobserver.co.uk Our critics not seeing bigger picture - Stanley boss Coleman The Accrington manager believes the Reds are not getting the results they merit
"05.01.2017 10:03:11" Accrington Observer's cover photo This photo of Rishton Paper Mill lodge was sent into the Observer by G Pick
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"05.01.2017 07:02:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk There's a mysterious object hurtling towards Earth NASA said that the object is "not a threat to Earth for the foreseeable future"
"04.01.2017 21:03:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Northern Lights could be visible over parts of Hyndburn this week Stargazers may be in for a treat and catch the Aurora Borealis above Hyndburn
"04.01.2017 20:30:00" Timeline Photos Evening all,
The first Observer of 2017 has gone to print, here's how the front page looks. Pick up your copy in shops tomorrow!
"04.01.2017 19:03:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Fury over council bid to charge bowlers £60 annual fee for public greens The chairman of Hyndburn District Bowling said the proposal could 'bring an end to the league'
"04.01.2017 15:06:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk How laws being introduced in 2017 will affect you From changes to the minimum wage and free childcare, to an increase in some car tax charges - here is some legislation that will come into force this year
"04.01.2017 13:02:13" accringtonobserver.co.uk Celebrity Big Brother Launch 2017 - which stars are in the house? It was certainly a colourful live launch show on Tuesday night.
Here's who is in the latest series of the reality TV show.
"04.01.2017 09:31:26" accringtonobserver.co.uk Hammer-wielding thugs break into house and smash up car A gang of four men used a claw hammer to break into a house in Rishton
"03.01.2017 15:51:41" accringtonobserver.co.uk WATCH: Youths take coach for a joyride around depot causing thousands of pounds of damage CCTV footage has been released following the break in at M&M Coaches in Accrington
"03.01.2017 14:41:27" accringtonobserver.co.uk Defibrillator installed at playing fields in memory of popular sportsman The defibrillator is the seventh to be set up around Great Harwood since Philip Maher's death
"02.01.2017 19:21:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk You MUST see these TV shows in 2017 From our favourites returning to new shows coming to our TV screens, we've picked out the best programmes to enjoy in 2017
"02.01.2017 12:02:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Date confirmed for Accrington Carnival 2017 as new committee formed The biennial carnival was in doubt after Accrington Lions pulled out as organisers in 2015
"02.01.2017 09:21:57" accringtonobserver.co.uk Two cabbies taken to hospital after New Year's Day crash The collision happened at 2.20am in Oswaldtwistle
"30.12.2016 11:00:46" accringtonobserver.co.uk Knife-threat robber raids Oswaldtwistle off licence Police have released CCTV after the robbery at Bargain Booze
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"29.12.2016 20:01:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Take a look back at events of years gone by This week's time-trip shines a spotlight on carnival fun, a church barbecue and charity wear Can you spot any familiar faces?
"29.12.2016 18:56:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk GALLERY: Hyndburn pub celebrates 1st birthday Stuart and Melanie Blackledge have turned around The Hyndburn Restaurant & Bar since taking over last year
"29.12.2016 16:17:36" accringtonobserver.co.uk Celebrity deaths in 2016: The famous faces who have died this year We'll miss them all.
"29.12.2016 11:46:33" accringtonobserver.co.uk JAILED: Heartless burglary who stole computer equipment from specialist school Cy Holt raided White Ash School in Oswaldtwistle for iPads and cash
"28.12.2016 20:30:01" Timeline Photos Evening all.
Another year has come and gone and the final edition of 2016 has gone to print, out in shops tomorrow.
From everyone here at the Observer, we wish all our readers a very Happy New Year. See you in 2017!
"28.12.2016 20:15:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Singer Tara Apostoloss-Boyarin had brain bleed - inquest Popular Tara, from Clayton-le-Moors, died in August
"28.12.2016 18:56:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Love rat who barricaded himself in partner's home and threatened to blow it up has jail sentence cut Michael Farnworth was in a three-hour stand off with police in Oswaldtwistle
"28.12.2016 16:27:22" accringtonobserver.co.uk Police appeal after theft from Asda in Accrington Officers would like to speak to a woman regarding the theft of £40 cashback
"27.12.2016 12:26:40" accringtonobserver.co.uk Is the Kodi box you got for Christmas illegal? You may have got a Kodi box under the Christmas tree - but there are grey areas when it comes to what you watch when it comes to the law
"26.12.2016 18:28:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Hyndburn defendants up before the bench Our latest roundup from Blackburn and Burnley magistrates
"25.12.2016 08:31:38" Timeline Photos Merry Christmas Hyndburn!
"23.12.2016 20:03:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Looking back at pubs, landlords and a darts champion This week's Time-trip takes us to the mid-2000s Can you spot any familiar faces in these pub-themed pictures?
"23.12.2016 19:01:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Supermarket team leader stole £6,000 from tills to pay off 'spiralling' debts Sarah Louise Power was a 'trusted' team leader at the Co-Op store in Oswaldtwistle
"23.12.2016 18:02:01" Timeline Photos She's here! Storm Barbara has arrived in Accrington - so stay safe. Strong winds and heavy rain is expected over the coming hours. As usual. please share your photos and videos.
"23.12.2016 17:04:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk JAILED: 'Utterly stupid' disqualified driver who led police on high speed chase Salim Shah tried to evade police through narrow residential streets in Accrington, Altham West and Clayton-le-Moors
"23.12.2016 15:25:53" accringtonobserver.co.uk 'Despicable' gang who conned thousands from vulnerable pensioners jailed Storm McGowan, 26, from Oswaldtwistle, has been jailed for seven years for robbery
"23.12.2016 12:37:46" accringtonobserver.co.uk Firefighters tackle kitchen fire at house in Baxenden Crews from Hyndburn were called to Southwood Drive last night
"23.12.2016 10:00:13" accringtonobserver.co.uk Man suffers shocking stab wounds to head and chest in street robbery in Accrington This is absolutely terrible. A young man stabbed for his phone just days before Christmas. We wish him a speedy recovery.
"23.12.2016 08:14:32" accringtonobserver.co.uk What time will Storm Barbara hit Hyndburn today? Motorists are being warned to take extra care travelling home for Christmas, with gale force winds expected to cause disruption on the roads
"22.12.2016 19:04:04" accringtonobserver.co.uk Christmas 'miracle' as widow's lost wedding rings found and returned Margaret Robinson had lost wedding and engagement bands she had prized for nearly 60 years
"22.12.2016 18:16:46" accringtonobserver.co.uk PICTURES: Hyndburn pupils performing in nativities Schools have been re-enacting the Christmas story in productions both traditional and modern.
Can you see anyone you know in our 74-picture gallery?
"22.12.2016 15:34:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Storm Barbara is just the START of bad weather... “We have had the good fortune to be able to issue the weather warnings ahead of Storm Barbara coming, with plenty of time hopefully for people to change their plans if they need to."
"22.12.2016 14:34:04" accringtonobserver.co.uk PICTURES: Hyndburn pupils performing in nativities Schools have been re-enacting the Christmas story in productions both traditional and modern
"22.12.2016 14:30:40" accringtonobserver.co.uk WATCH: Shocking moment thief steals charity box from Market Hall cafe Paul Gill, from Accrington, will now spend Christmas behind bars after being jailed for 12 weeks
"22.12.2016 12:25:05" accringtonobserver.co.uk Woman who bit off barmaid's earlobe in pub toilet assault given long sentence It's going to be a long stretch behind bars......
"22.12.2016 12:02:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington Stanley's problems 'critical' says John Coleman The Reds are hovering above the drop zone after their latest defeat
"22.12.2016 10:59:43" accringtonobserver.co.uk Firefighters called to house fire fearing occupant was trapped inside Crews attended the property on Horne Street earlier this morning
"22.12.2016 10:35:58" Accrington Observer's cover photo
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"21.12.2016 20:15:00" Timeline Photos A very sad front page for the Observer and the borough this week. In a special report we say goodbye to photographer Garth Dawson. Out in shops tomorrow.
"21.12.2016 19:31:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Salon owners 'living in fear' after three burgled in a week Police have defended their response following break-ins at salons on Union Road in Oswaldtwistle
"21.12.2016 17:10:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Tributes paid to long-standing Rotarian Terry Hogan Terry, from Oswaldtwistle, passed away suddenly on December 14, aged 88
"21.12.2016 12:03:27" accringtonobserver.co.uk Heartless burglars ransack charity shop Jewellery and a charity box was stolen from the RSPCA branch on Broadway in Accrington
"20.12.2016 15:33:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Christmas and New Year closures to hit Accrington Minor Injuries Unit The closure will help staff support expected "exceptionally high" hospital demand
"20.12.2016 13:02:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk GALLERY: Roaming nativity evokes scenes of Vicar of Dibley Families and children followed a re-enactment of the nativity around Great Harwood
"20.12.2016 11:50:41" accringtonobserver.co.uk A deep depression called Barbara is coming our way... A yellow 'be aware' weather warning has been issued for the region on Friday and Christmas Eve
"20.12.2016 09:53:13" accringtonobserver.co.uk Optician dedicates Best Dressed Window Competition win to late mum Zoe Wilkin, of Eyes of Harwood, said her mum Pat 'always wanted to win the festive competition'
"19.12.2016 14:20:47" accringtonobserver.co.uk Firefighters tackle 'serious' house fire in Accrington Two crews were called to Sharples Street on Monday morning
"19.12.2016 08:58:53" accringtonobserver.co.uk Police issue warning after shed and garage burglaries in Accrington Property was stolen from buildings on Moorhouse Avenue and Hollins Lane
"16.12.2016 19:31:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk JAILED: Uninsured and unlicensed driver who led police on chase through Hyndburn David Osbaldeston, 23, reached speeds of 60mph in 20mph residential areas
"16.12.2016 18:31:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Trees face chop in £3m town square plans Hyndburn council have backed plans to removed trees as part of Accrington's town square redevelopment
"16.12.2016 16:31:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington defendants up before the courts Our latest column from Blackburn and Burnley magistrates
"16.12.2016 13:36:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Clayton-le-Moors library service could be open by February A new independent library will be established at the Arthur Wilson Centre
"16.12.2016 11:00:45" accringtonobserver.co.uk Cannabis set-up found at Rishton house Officers executed a warrant on Brook Street this morning
"15.12.2016 20:30:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Looking back at food and festivals in the mid-2000s Take a trip back in time with our retro photographs A foodie-focussed Time-trip for you this week
"15.12.2016 19:01:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Tributes paid to tireless volunteer and Freeman Eunice Whittaker Eunice, who helped found Hyndburn Used Furniture Store and volunteered at St Peters church for many years, has died aged 84
"15.12.2016 16:10:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Obituary: Grandad-of-four Thomas Bedson dies The keen darts and snooker fan, 76, died at his home on Saturday, December 10
"15.12.2016 13:57:31" accringtonobserver.co.uk Tributes paid to former Observer photographer Garth Dawson We're very sad to announce Garth passed away at his home on Wednesday aged 92. A terrible loss for Accrington and the whole borough
"15.12.2016 10:01:48" Accrington Observer's cover photo The LAMP group and pupils from St Andrews Primary School celebrate after it was announced the community would take on the running of Oswaldtwistle library
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"14.12.2016 20:36:00" Timeline Photos It's a real mix of good news and bad in this week's Observer with vital service facing the axe but great news about our jobs and libraries. PLUS don't miss your free 24 page Christmas and New Year TV guide . In shops from first thing tomorrow.
"14.12.2016 17:39:27" accringtonobserver.co.uk Walk-in centre at Accrington Victoria WILL close in March Patient representative Russ McLean,said he was 'horrified' at the decision
"14.12.2016 14:30:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Family cars worth £50k stolen in Accrington Offenders broke into a home on Hollins Lane to steal the keys for the two cars on December 13
"14.12.2016 13:16:24" accringtonobserver.co.uk Domino's Pizza to open Great Harwood branch next week The Queen Street store will be the pizza giant's second to launch in the borough in as many months
"14.12.2016 08:56:34" A 22-year-old man from Accrington who was reported missing has been found safe and well. Thank you to everyone who shared the appeal.
"12.12.2016 18:07:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Gym owner bringing Christmas cheer to dozens of families Mickii Edwards completed a 66-mile fundraising run ahead of this weekend's 'Christmas extravaganza'.
"12.12.2016 15:45:19" accringtonobserver.co.uk Town in line for major jobs boost following BT recruitment drive The telecoms giant has announced 500 new customer service jobs across its UK centres.
"10.12.2016 19:08:33" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington Stanley fans filmed fighting at Leyton Orient as ugly scenes break out in away end Security, stewards and police were forced to separate the fans at Brisbane Road
"09.12.2016 20:12:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Time Trip: Drinking and laughter in a town centre pub This week's column looks back to nights out at the Bees Knees in the mid-2000s Nights out are the Bees Knees in the town centre
"09.12.2016 18:07:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk PICTURES: 8,000 people make Dickensian festival 'best ever' success Organiser Kate Furey said the night 'brought out the best in the town'. Add your snaps to our gallery by emailing email@example.com or in the comments below. Please give parental permission if children are pictured.
"09.12.2016 16:53:53" accringtonobserver.co.uk Gallery: Arson investigation launched into huge scrapyard fire Police believe a fire which has been burning for three days at Moorfield Industrial Estate was started deliberately
"09.12.2016 12:09:29" accringtonobserver.co.uk Community groups 'ecstatic' after libraries SAVED from the axe This is fantastic news! LCC has approved the retention of Oswaldtwistle library and an independent community library in Clayton-le-Moors
"08.12.2016 19:03:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Widow appeals for help after losing wedding and engagement rings Distraught Margaret Robinson's late husband gave her the rings nearly 60 years ago. Please share to help her find them again.
"08.12.2016 14:54:07" accringtonobserver.co.uk Gallery: Over 1,000 people flock to dazzling Oswaldtwistle lights switch-on Santa and Stanley players helped to spread the Christmas cheer. Can you spot yourself in our gallery?
"08.12.2016 11:00:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Tributes paid to 'diamond geezer' biker Nick Donohue Nick, from Great Harwood, died suddenly aged 42 on December 2.
"08.12.2016 09:44:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Bell urges Stanley to translate cup scoring form into league points The Reds turn their attentions to League Two this weekend after reaching the FA Cup third round
"07.12.2016 17:50:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Industrial estate fire in Altham expected to burn into Thursday The Environment Agency is probing water supplies after the blaze at First Choice Car Spares. Some incredible images here.
"07.12.2016 10:48:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Warning as 15 cars targeted by thieves across Hyndburn Police say there has been a spate of car break-ins in Clayton-le-Moors, Altham and Baxenden
"07.12.2016 08:45:06" accringtonobserver.co.uk LIVE: Junction 7 closed off as NINETY firefighters battle huge scrapyard blaze Fire engines from across the county are tackling the fire at Moorfield Industrial Estate
"06.12.2016 17:37:39" accringtonobserver.co.uk Town counting down to Dickensian Christmas festival Around 8,000 people are expected to attend the Warner Street spectacular. Here's everything you need to know.
"06.12.2016 15:25:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk First phase of £15m housing regeneration project nearly finished Seventeen homes on Booth Street in Woodnook will become available next month
"05.12.2016 18:01:04" accringtonobserver.co.uk Appeal after stolen bank cards used on £400 shopping spree Police would like to identify a couple they believe may be able to help with enquiries
"05.12.2016 10:49:26" accringtonobserver.co.uk GALLERY: Choirs star at Great Harwood Christmas lights switch-on Hundreds of families and children gathered on the Towngate on Friday night
"03.12.2016 19:15:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Firefighters and police called over FIFTY times to scrapyard site over fires A taskforce has now been set up following the incidents at TH Smiths in Great Harwood
"02.12.2016 20:03:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk A drug addict who started supplying cocaine to pay off a debt has been jailed for three years Joseph Gaskin's home on Spencer Street in Accrington was raided by police
"02.12.2016 19:31:02" accringtonobserver.co.uk Carnival queens and birthday celebrations feature in this week's Time-trip Take a step back in time to the mid-2000s and see if you can spot any familiar faces Can you spot any familiar faces in our snaps from the mid-2000s?
"02.12.2016 14:53:46" accringtonobserver.co.uk Computer equipment stolen from lorry as driver slept Thousands of pounds worth of stock were stolen by the gang in Altham
"02.12.2016 13:02:34" Accrington Observer's cover photo
"02.12.2016 11:38:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk GALLERY: Baxenden residents enjoy free pies and cakes at Christmas lights switch-one Community fundraisers Jennifer Robbins and Kate McLaughlin flicked the switch on Thursday night - can you spot yourself in our gallery?
"02.12.2016 10:11:54" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington and Rossendale College set to merge with Burnley College The merger will come into effect in May
"02.12.2016 06:30:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk 26 drivers from Hyndburn are allowed to drive on our roads despite reaching the penalty point limit One resident has amassed 15 points on their licence but has escaped a ban
"01.12.2016 20:03:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk JAILED: Couple who ran cannabis supply operation from their family home Nathan Williams and Nicola Threlfall have been locked up for a total of 15 months
"01.12.2016 14:11:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Help bring some festive cheer to the elderly this Christmas The Hyndburn Community Matrons are appealing for gifts to distribute around the borough's elderly
"01.12.2016 13:02:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk GALLERY: Big turnout for Clayton-le-Moors Christmas lights switch-on Can you spot yourself in our picture gallery?
"01.12.2016 12:08:09" accringtonobserver.co.uk Car owners warned to lock vehicle after spate of thefts over 72 hours Unlocked cars have been targeted in Clayton-le-Moors, Baxenden and Altham
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"01.12.2016 06:30:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Tribute paid to kind cricket club president Terry Case, 72, was president of Great Harwood Cricket Club since 2009
"30.11.2016 20:30:00" Timeline Photos Don't forget to pick up your copy of the Accrington Observer, in shops tomorrow!
"30.11.2016 19:04:03" accringtonobserver.co.uk Appeal after robbery Police are appealing for help to find a man wanted in connection with a robbery in Rishton.
"30.11.2016 11:09:13" accringtonobserver.co.uk NEW appeal in bid to catch man who attacked Good Samaritan OAP in Tesco Police have released an new image of a man they want to speak to following the attack in the Accrington store.
"30.11.2016 10:42:16" accringtonobserver.co.uk Thousands of National Lottery online accounts 'hacked' - what you need to know Organisers Camelot say that around 26,500 online accounts were accessed after the breach happened on Monday.
"29.11.2016 19:30:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk GALLERY: CCTV pictures released following Accrington shoplifting incidents Argos, Boots, Wilkinsons and Vodafone were targeted in separate thefts. Do you recognise anyone?
"29.11.2016 16:59:10" accringtonobserver.co.uk CCTV appeal launched after Accrington house burglary Police want to speak to a man after two cars were stolen on Spencer Street
"29.11.2016 16:49:09" accringtonobserver.co.uk Two people air lifted to hospital after car collision in Oswaldtwistle Emergency services were called to Broadfield at 10.40am on Tuesday, November 29
"29.11.2016 15:31:31" accringtonobserver.co.uk Welcome to the new-look Accrington Observer website The Accrington Observer has had a revamp - here's what's changed:
"28.11.2016 19:30:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Temperatures are set to plunge tonight - and forecasters say there's a possibility of a rare White Christmas It is going to be a cold and frosty evening across the region tonight. Please post or email your pictures.
"28.11.2016 18:30:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington toy appeal needs your donations Accrington Lions say benefit cuts mean more youngsters missing out on presents
"28.11.2016 16:17:36" accringtonobserver.co.uk GALLERY: Hundreds say goodbye to four-year-old cancer victim Jessica Whelan at her funeral Jessica died on November 20 after losing her battle with the disease.
"28.11.2016 15:03:03" accringtonobserver.co.uk Former Ritz Cinema could be transformed in apartments and shops development 15 apartments and three retail units are planned for the 1920's town centre building. What do you think?
"28.11.2016 12:02:25" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington Stanley launch £40k fundraising campaign for large stadium screen The club hope to have the screen installed for the start of next season.
"25.11.2016 19:31:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk A percussion band, a hen party and a carnival feature in our Time-trip column Can you spot anyone you know in these pictures from the 2000s? Do you know any of the people in our retro snaps?
"25.11.2016 16:11:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk East Lancashire Hospice celebrating 'outstanding' inspection rating The Hospice cares for and supports more than 1,000 people a year
"25.11.2016 15:11:43" accringtonobserver.co.uk PICTURES: Young bakers go head to head in team competition Eight primary schools are involved in the Bake Off at Norden High School. Do you recognise anyone?
"25.11.2016 09:59:31" accringtonobserver.co.uk PICTURES: Thousands flock to Accrington for 'magical' Christmas lights switch-on Were you snapped by our photographer? Were you snapped by our photographer? Check out our 36-picture gallery and tag your friends
"24.11.2016 15:14:17" accringtonobserver.co.uk Man, 21, suffers punctured lung after stabbing in Oswaldtwistle Police said the victim was attacked on Walter Street
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"24.11.2016 11:04:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Countdown to big Accrington Christmas lights switch-on and party The lights will be illuminated by three-year-old Charlie Procter on Thursday evening
"24.11.2016 10:00:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk 'We were victims of footballing theft' - Stanley manager John Coleman was seething after Tuesday's controversial defeat at Hartlepool.
"24.11.2016 08:56:49" accringtonobserver.co.uk West not to blame for rise of Islamic State, says Graham Jones PICTURES: Hyndburn's MP has returned from an eye-opening visit to war-torn Mosul
"23.11.2016 21:08:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington defendants up before the courts Our latest column from Blackburn and Burnley magistrates
"23.11.2016 19:30:00" rossendalefreepress.co.uk GALLERY: 'West not to blame for Islamic State rise' says MP Graham Jones The Haslingden MP has returned from a visit to war-torn Mosul.
"23.11.2016 19:02:22" Timeline Photos A very sad front page to put together this week. The Observer is out in the shops tomorrow. Here's how it looks.
"23.11.2016 16:06:12" accringtonobserver.co.uk Images released of bike rider police want to speak to Hyndburn Police have made the appeal following an incident in Huncoat.
"23.11.2016 11:07:58" accringtonobserver.co.uk Biker suffers badly broken leg in collision in Oswaldtwistle Emergency services were called to Blackburn Road on Tuesday night
"23.11.2016 09:31:34" accringtonobserver.co.uk Urgent appeal for support for this year's annual toy appeal Accrington Lions say time is running out to donate this year's appeal
"22.11.2016 20:08:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Heartless thieves pinch charity boxes for SECOND time in six weeks Money for the Accrington Pals and Ambulance Service Community First Responders has been stolen
"22.11.2016 18:05:04" accringtonobserver.co.uk CCTV appeal launched after Accrington shoplifting incident Police want to speak to man after items were stolen from Asda
"22.11.2016 10:37:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Funds row over crackdown on fly-tipping spot hit 34 TIMES in a year Five gates at Heys allotment site in Oswaldtwistle will cost over £8,000
"22.11.2016 08:58:27" accringtonobserver.co.uk Mount Carmel school forced to close after night of torrential rain A flood alert for the River Calder has also been issued by the Environment Agency
"21.11.2016 18:03:04" www.accringtonobserver.co.uk Oak trees planted in memory of 'The Lads from Lancashire' Two saplings were planted at Haworth Park to mark the centenary of the end of the Battle of the Somme Hyndburn Mayor Tim O'Kane was joined by local historian Les Bond to plant the trees
"21.11.2016 11:46:02" www.accringtonobserver.co.uk Hyndburn seat name change would 'cost businesses thousands' The council has voted against changing the constituency name to Accrington POLL: Should Hyndburn's parliamentary name change to Accrington? Vote here
"20.11.2016 16:16:04" www.accringtonobserver.co.uk Cancer-stricken girl, 4, whose heartbreaking picture was shared around the world has died In a heartbreaking Facebook post Jessica Whelan's dad said his daughter had 'finally found peace' "Now my princess has grown her angel wings and has gone up to play with her friends and loved ones"
"19.11.2016 08:46:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Council gives thumbs up to SWIMMING POOL conversion of town church Eleven apartments will also be created at the former Cannon Street Baptist Church
"18.11.2016 15:03:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk The show must go on: Accrington Carnival on track after crisis talks Residents have rallied together after the biennial carnival was left without an organising team
"18.11.2016 13:03:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Brownies and guides organise £220 for Children in Need Are you fundraising this year? Send us your pictures and stories
"18.11.2016 11:55:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Pictures: Olympic star Laura Weightman puts pupils through paces The European and Commonwealth 1,500m medallist visited Mount Carmel
"18.11.2016 10:51:10" accringtonobserver.co.uk Haslingden by-pass blocked off after multi-car collision Police and paramedics were called to the A56 near the Rising Bridge roundabout
"17.11.2016 20:07:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk A rock night and birthday celebrations in our Time-trip column Can you spot anyone you know in these pictures from the 2000s? Can you spot anyone you know in these pictures from the mid-2000s?
"17.11.2016 18:02:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk REVEALED: 155 sex offenders registered in Hyndburn Shock police figures show the number is 50% above the county average
"17.11.2016 13:04:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington youth charity celebrating £480k lottery boost YNOT Aspire has cut first time entrants to the criminal justice system by three-quarters
"17.11.2016 10:43:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Stanley club doctor wins Fabrice Muamba football medicine award Joyce Watson was delighted to receive the award from Muamba in person
"17.11.2016 09:43:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Man, 21, injured after collision between scooter and van Police and paramedics were called to Whalley Road near to The Greyhound Inn
"17.11.2016 08:40:58" accringtonobserver.co.uk Obesity fears as Hyndburn named among country's takeaway capitals The borough has 114 fast food outlets, according to Public Health England figures
"16.11.2016 20:33:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Tributes paid to Great Harwood 'stalwart' Alan Whalley Alan founded the town's Community Action Group and served as a Rotarian for over 40 years
"16.11.2016 20:02:01" Timeline Photos Evening everyone, another edition of the Observer has gone to print - here's how the front looks. Pick up your copies in shops tomorrow!
"16.11.2016 18:15:44" accringtonobserver.co.uk Boxer Amir Khan adds personal tribute to his "oldest fan" Ada Gibson “She was telling me about hoping she'd make it to 100 and saying she'd still watch me fight then. It made me really happy to meet someone like her and put a smile on her face.”
"16.11.2016 15:49:36" accringtonobserver.co.uk Man's airport runway terror when New Zealand quake struck Sports presenter Andy Ashworth, from Baxenden, landed in Wellington seconds before a huge earthquake
"16.11.2016 09:22:45" accringtonobserver.co.uk Calder pub to reopen with new name after £20k renovation Up to 20 jobs will be created at the new 'Varsity Accrington' pub on Blackburn Road
"15.11.2016 16:11:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Car theft warning after spate of break-ins in Accrington Incidents have been reported on Askrigg Close, Aysgarth Drive and Dent Dale
"15.11.2016 15:13:37" accringtonobserver.co.uk Pensioner arrested on suspicion of drink driving after Rishton crash Police and paramedics were called to High Street last night
"14.11.2016 15:43:06" accringtonobserver.co.uk Gallery: Borough pays tribute to fallen on Remembrance Sunday The people of Hyndburn turned out in numbers to remember its war dead on a truly poignant anniversary. Well done to all who paid tribute to the fallen.
"14.11.2016 09:27:16" accringtonobserver.co.uk Caravan destroyed by fire at Clayton-le-Moors compound Fire crews were called to Atlas Street on Saturday night
"11.11.2016 21:02:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Rising Bridge roundabout works to drag on into December Highways England have admitted the scheme has proved 'challenging' and pledged to learn lessons
"11.11.2016 16:15:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Tributes to 'inspirational' fundraiser Ada Gibson, following death at 101 Ada, from Clayton-le-Moors, raised thousands for good causes after learning to swim aged 75
"11.11.2016 15:12:25" accringtonobserver.co.uk GALLERY: Hyndburn stops to pause and reflect for Armistice Day Your guide to Remembrance weekend across the borough Hyndburn has marked the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month with a two-minute silence. If you are going to an event this weekend, post your pictorial tributes below or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
"11.11.2016 11:58:06" accringtonobserver.co.uk Bird's eye angle shows scale of huge fly-tipping incident in Huncoat The Environment Agency is appealing for private CCTV to help track down the culprits
"11.11.2016 09:50:37" accringtonobserver.co.uk Three boys taken to hospital after car collides with wall in Oswaldtwistle One of the boys, who were all 16, remains in hospital with a leg injury,
"10.11.2016 20:08:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk A Rotary dinner, a DJ night and a birthday party feature in our Time-trip column Can you spot anyone you know in these pictures from the 2000s? See any familiar faces in our retro snaps?
"10.11.2016 19:02:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington defendants up before the courts Here's our regular column from Blackburn and Burnley magistrates
"10.11.2016 10:15:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Coleman not surprised as Stanley turn the FA Cup tables Jordan Clark earned the Reds a second round tie at Woking with the winner at League One Bradford
"10.11.2016 08:50:40" accringtonobserver.co.uk CCTV released after woman, 71, assaulted in Accrington Tesco An offender grabbed the pensioner in a headlock before demanding her handbag
"09.11.2016 20:22:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Alcohol and drug treatment organisation in library move bid Red Rose Recovery is interested in moving into the Oswaldtwistle Library building. What do you think of the bid?
"09.11.2016 19:15:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Firefighters called out after cigarette 'burns hole in carpet' The incident happened on Wednesday lunchtime on Gloucester Avenue, Accrington.
"09.11.2016 18:10:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Council's security pledge after spike in Market Hall toilets complaints An elderly couple found blood, split condoms and empty beer cans in the disabled toilets
"09.11.2016 17:23:34" accringtonobserver.co.uk Taxi drivers to meet council bosses following Monday's strike Cabbies are unhappy with changes to licensing conditions.
"08.11.2016 20:11:14" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington Lions and Observer launch annual Christmas Toy Appeal Last year's appeal helped more than 180 children and teenagers
"08.11.2016 16:42:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk X Factor and Britain's Got Talent stars to light up big Christmas switch-on There are less than seven weeks to go to the big day now, folks! We've got your festive guide to all the lights switch-ons and festive fun in Hyndburn