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"21.10.2016 15:21:02" accringtonobserver.co.uk 'Troubled soul' Joshua Green, 20, used gas to take his own life - inquest Joshua was found dead at his Rishton home by his brother This is heartbreaking. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends.
"21.10.2016 09:30:49" accringtonobserver.co.uk Police issue CCTV appeal to identify man It follows an incident at the Co-op on Pickup Street in Clayton-le-Moors on September 10
"21.10.2016 08:51:04" accringtonobserver.co.uk Crews called to reports of a microwave fire The incident happened on Sparth Road in Clayton-le-Moors
"20.10.2016 19:08:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Council to invest in Smartwater to tackle spate of stone thefts It comes after a senior Tory warned the criminals may "take the whole town apart"
"20.10.2016 15:13:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Stanley fans cycle from Blackpool in Wham stadium fundraiser Eleven cyclists raised more than £2,600 towards an electronic scoreboard
"20.10.2016 13:16:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington Pals war graves visitors met with "intimidation" People paying respects to Somme heroes at Sheffield Memorial Park have been put on guard
"20.10.2016 11:02:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Brothers ordered to payback £25,000 over illegal highs imported from China Matthew and Thomas Haining were convicted in December of drug offences
"20.10.2016 09:35:09" Accrington Observer's cover photo
"20.10.2016 09:32:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington's Dickensian Christmas event WILL go ahead despite funds shortfall But organisers say they need another £2,000 to repeat last year's success
"20.10.2016 08:35:14" accringtonobserver.co.uk Last-gasp hero Rommy revels in proving the doubters wrong The Stanley super-sub dramatically turned last weekend's Blackpool game on its head
"20.10.2016 08:18:17" Accrington Observer
"19.10.2016 20:13:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk JAILED: 'Unlikely burglar' who helped steal vehicles worth £10k from house Benjamin Cross, from Rishton, was caught after motorway cameras tracked the convoy to Accrington
"19.10.2016 19:30:00" Timeline Photos Evening all,
Another edition of the Observer has gone to press, get your copy in shops tomorrow morning.
Here's how the front looks
"19.10.2016 19:08:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Tributes paid to former soldier and ambulance worker Dad Steven Garratty, of Clayton-le-Moors, died suddenly on October 15, aged 55
"19.10.2016 16:16:07" accringtonobserver.co.uk Police issue CCTV following incident at Co-op in Clayton-le-Moors They want to speak to a man in connection with the incident
"19.10.2016 13:19:37" accringtonobserver.co.uk Fury as '100 tonnes' of waste dumped on popular dog walking site The Environment Agency is investigating after industrial and household waste was dumped in Huncoat
"19.10.2016 09:15:21" accringtonobserver.co.uk Would-be mugger put Good Samaritan pensioner in headlock outside Tesco This is absolutely shocking, the woman, 71, had approached him to see if he was alright as he lay on the floor
"18.10.2016 18:47:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk 'Tackling food intolerances' cured my chronic pain - Accrington mum Katie Slattery, 27, says a drastic new diet has helped her overcome fibromyalgia
"18.10.2016 17:30:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Comedian and wife set to take over Oswaldtwistle pub Colin Manford will open the Black Dog on Union Road later this month
"18.10.2016 16:49:28" rossendalefreepress.co.uk EIGHT people were hurt in A56 pile-up, air ambulance confirms Sunday's collision in Rossendale involved nine cars and saw the carriageway closed for two hours. Let us know if you were caught up in this
"18.10.2016 15:53:17" accringtonobserver.co.uk Former Accrington and England batsman Graeme Fowler speaks out about depression Fowler is a spokesman on mental health issues after battling with depression for 12 years
"17.10.2016 18:19:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk War veteran awarded Legion d'Honneur for D-day bravery Alvin Ansell, from Accrington, was a radar operator for the British Navy
"17.10.2016 15:54:31" accringtonobserver.co.uk Great-gran raises £640 for charity in lieu of 90th birthday presents Generous Dorothy Haken handed over a cheque to North West Air Ambulance
"17.10.2016 08:33:18" accringtonobserver.co.uk Police speak to three youths over anti-social behaviour They are thought to have been involved in throwing fireworks and stones
"15.10.2016 08:41:02" accringtonobserver.co.uk Great-grandmother from Great Harwood celebrates 100th birthday Family jetted in from Down Under to mark ex dinner lady Edna Walmsley's big day
"14.10.2016 19:29:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Pupils posing as clowns on Facebook causing 'upset' to classmates Norden High's headteacher said youngsters had created fake profiles
"14.10.2016 18:28:02" accringtonobserver.co.uk Karate, cadets and a fright night feature in our Time-trip column Can you spot anyone you know in these pictures from the 2000s? Do you know anyone in our retro snaps?
"14.10.2016 16:05:02" accringtonobserver.co.uk VIDEO: Jesse McClure appeals for help for "awesome" amateur boxing club This is so funny, poor Jesse is probably still nursing his bruises after his visit to Clayton ABC!
"14.10.2016 14:25:51" accringtonobserver.co.uk PICTURES: Accrington and Rossendale College students' success celebrated A ceremony for graduates was held at Accrington Town Hall, congratulations to all!
"14.10.2016 11:29:26" accringtonobserver.co.uk Fire crews monitoring blaze involving 100 tonnes of waste The huge fire at Rakehead Quarry was reported around 10.40pm last night
"14.10.2016 08:52:04" accringtonobserver.co.uk Teaching assistant crashed into lorry after downing 'two or three' bottles Diane Holmes was caught after she came out of a petrol station clutching three more
"14.10.2016 07:39:34" accringtonobserver.co.uk JAILED: 'Career burglar' who raided house as victim was attending a funeral Nicholas Mulcahy struck at a house on Hollins Lane in Accrington
"13.10.2016 15:08:48" accringtonobserver.co.uk Husband's tribute to community care worker April Hartney April died aged 42 after a battle with breast cancer
"13.10.2016 13:16:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk More than 100 vehicles stopped in crackdown on illegal activity The police operation was targeting unsafe vehicles and illegal waste carriers
"13.10.2016 12:04:14" accringtonobserver.co.uk Man caught with sick video of restrained young girl being raped avoids jail Paul Goddard, from Accrington, told the probation service that he 'couldn't see a reason not to like it'
"13.10.2016 10:35:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Fugitive thug and burglar who fled country for SIX years is finally convicted Raja Hussain, from Accrington, was arrested at Manchester Airport after flying in from Pakistan
"13.10.2016 08:32:33" accringtonobserver.co.uk Mixed fortunes for Accrington's two Ladies sides The woodwork was pivotal in games for the first team and reserves
"13.10.2016 05:32:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Tributes paid to 'brave and loving' Blake Calverley, 21 Blake, from Accrington, died from heart failure as a result of a lifelong condition
"12.10.2016 20:02:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Yobbish behaviour putting lives at risk, police warn In the latest of a spate of anti-social incidents, four windows were broken at St James's Church Accrington on Monday night
"12.10.2016 19:15:10" accringtonobserver.co.uk Dedicated Hyndburn fire worker collects British Empire medal Anne Metcalfe, from Baxenden, was presented with her award by Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire, Lord Shuttleworth
"12.10.2016 18:01:19" accringtonobserver.co.uk Home furnishings store Taskers celebrates 120th anniversary The Queens Mill store has become an institution in the town
"12.10.2016 17:18:16" accringtonobserver.co.uk Vehicle fire causes rush hour lane closure at junction 7 Road police closed a lane on the M65 on Wednesday evening
"12.10.2016 16:14:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Councillor quits Accrington-based Masons - and threatened to involve police Howard Balkind has spoken out after being accused of claiming members were racist
"12.10.2016 13:59:11" accringtonobserver.co.uk Tributes to former Hyndburn Labour councillor Arthur Smith Mr Smith, who represented Clayton-le-Moors, died on October 4 aged 93
"11.10.2016 19:03:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Strictly's Kristina Rihanoff and Ian Waite to star at charity ball Opera star Sean Ruane will open the annual East Lancashire Hospice ball at the Dunkenhalgh
"11.10.2016 17:11:58" accringtonobserver.co.uk Heartbreak for parents as Jessica Whelan, 4, given 'months' to live Jessica's family have made the devastating decision to stop treatment and give her some cherished memories
"11.10.2016 09:24:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Police investigating after car torched in Great Harwood Fire crews were called to the blaze on land off Wood Street on Monday night
"11.10.2016 08:37:32" accringtonobserver.co.uk Police issue CCTV appeal into shoplifting incidents Separate incidents took place at Lloyds Pharmacy and Boots
"10.10.2016 19:15:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk PICTURES: Zumba and parties bring Conservative club back to life The Old Church Conservative Club on Market Street has been renovated by Upbeat Fitness and Functions
"10.10.2016 15:42:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Running legend Ron Hill's wife May gets road name to match The couple now each have roads named after them just a stone's throw from where they met in the 1950s
"10.10.2016 10:57:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Car destroyed after being deliberately set on fire The vehicle was discovered on playing fields off Harvey Street in Oswaldtwistle
"10.10.2016 10:55:44" accringtonobserver.co.uk Weekend of beer and music at Clayton Festival The Old England Forever, Forts Arms and Wellington Hotel hosted the event last weekend
"10.10.2016 09:35:17" accringtonobserver.co.uk Gangs of brick-throwing yobs 'putting lives at risk' Drivers and emergency services have been targeted
"08.10.2016 07:33:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Revolutionary 1916 Battle of the Somme film to be screened The film, which transformed perceptions of cinema, will be shown in Accrington next month
"07.10.2016 20:06:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk A host of nights out feature in our Time-trip column Can you spot anyone you know in these pictures from the 2000s? Do you know anyone in our retro pictures?
"07.10.2016 19:02:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Stanley stadium upgrade proceeded without planning permission Club bosses have thanked the council for working with them on the 'essential' works
"07.10.2016 11:41:31" accringtonobserver.co.uk Girl airlifted to hospital with head injuries after falling from horse This is a very concerning incident. It's not known at this stage how serious the 15-year-old's injuries are.
"07.10.2016 10:53:55" accringtonobserver.co.uk Arson attack on Rishton sweet shop caused £90,000 worth of damage Police are appealing today for information into the shocking attack
"07.10.2016 07:51:50" accringtonobserver.co.uk Children captured on CCTV climbing on roof of school and medical centre Police in Clayton-le-Moors said the youngsters are 'putting themselves in danger'
"07.10.2016 05:45:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Rishton St Charles crowned best primary for sport THREE years running The school won the Primary School of the Year title at the Hyndburn Sports Awards
"06.10.2016 20:12:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Obesity crackdown could see takeaway 'exclusion zones' around schools The council wants to ban all takeaways within a quarter of a mile of schools. What do you think of the plans?
"06.10.2016 19:02:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Hyndburn defendants up before the courts Our regular column from Blackburn and Burnley magistrates
"06.10.2016 16:30:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Action to ensure everyone has a 'local' within a '10-minute walk' The council has set out measures to stem the loss of our favourite pubs
"06.10.2016 15:02:07" accringtonobserver.co.uk Police appeal after Transit van stolen from Accrington street The white van with a distinctive logo was taken from Rimington Avenue
"06.10.2016 13:28:23" accringtonobserver.co.uk Blow to anti-fracking protesters as Government overturns planning refusal The landmark ruling will allow Cuadrilla to commence exploratory drilling at four Lancashire wells
"06.10.2016 13:02:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Gypsy and traveller pitches in Hyndburn set to rise by up to 20pc Council bosses say other authorities need to do more to share provision
"06.10.2016 10:04:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Photographer Garth Dawson's tribute following wife's death The Observer columnist's wife of 67 years Dorothy died on Tuesday, aged 90.
"06.10.2016 09:05:49" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington man, 19, suffers serious head injuries after motorbike crash Police and paramedics were called to Blackburn Road in Church last night
"06.10.2016 08:03:59" accringtonobserver.co.uk Stanley cup win 'like watching Barca' - purrs new signing Gary The Reds were mightily impressive in their EFL Trophy humbling of League 1 Chesterfield
"06.10.2016 06:03:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk JAILED: Love rat who barricaded himself in partner's home and threatened to blow it up Michael Farnworth was in a three hour stand off with police
"05.10.2016 20:10:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Son's tribute to big-hearted gardener Stephen Sharples Stephen died on October 3 aged 55 after fighting pancreatic cancer
"05.10.2016 19:08:02" accringtonobserver.co.uk Gran says family 'lucky to be alive' after house arson horror Bessie Hillman, 74, and her children and grandson were forced to flee their home in Church
"05.10.2016 16:58:17" accringtonobserver.co.uk Cash-strapped county hall quizzed over £1 million consultants bill The revelation came after LCC said its projected finances were 'not sustainable'
"05.10.2016 14:48:53" accringtonobserver.co.uk Sports club which works with the disabled recognised for achievements Rachael McHugh, of Spring into Action, has won a Hyndburn Sports Award
"05.10.2016 08:41:13" accringtonobserver.co.uk Cafe owner's anger after Pals and brain tumour charity boxes stolen Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to following the Market Hall theft
"04.10.2016 20:10:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk SIXTY jobs created as Domino's takeaway opens in Accrington And the pizza giant will open a second branch in the borough within weeks
"04.10.2016 19:08:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Scrap metal dealer threatened nurses with baseball bat in 'road rage' incident James Honey, from Accrington, ran a red light before tailgating the couple and threatening them
"04.10.2016 13:52:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Statues and public art could feature in new £2m town square "We look around the country with the statue of Eric Morecambe in Morecambe." Do you support this idea?
"04.10.2016 11:02:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Chronic pain suffer caught with £5k amphetamine stash in freezer avoids jail Jeffrey Potts used the drugs to help alleviate his pain and shared it with friends at his home
"04.10.2016 08:15:19" accringtonobserver.co.uk Firefighter John Riley reaches 30 years' service John, from Oswaldtwistle, joined the fire service as retained crew aged 21 Congratulations John!
"03.10.2016 20:10:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk PICTURES: Haircuts and hot rods at new Accrington barber shop American-style Nicky's Barbershop features rock 'n' roll decor plus film and sports memorabilia
"03.10.2016 19:08:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Last ditch council bid to overturn hospital parking charges fails Hospital bosses will press ahead with Accrington Victoria parking fees this month
"03.10.2016 14:41:41" accringtonobserver.co.uk Family forced to flee home after suspected arson at house in Church Firefighters and police were called to Somerset Grove this morning.
"03.10.2016 08:13:59" accringtonobserver.co.uk Deliver driver robbed at knifepoint in early hours raid Offenders woke the Polish driver as he slept outside a business in Altham
"30.09.2016 20:10:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Nights out at the Crown and the Oaklea Tavern in our bygone days Time-trip column Our weekly delve into the Accrington Observer's photo archive Can you spot any familiar faces in these shots from the mid-2000s?
"30.09.2016 19:08:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk PICTURES: WW1 trenches and robots at Mount Carmel open evening Prospective pupils visited to get a flavour of the Accrington school
"30.09.2016 14:20:05" accringtonobserver.co.uk Treat for nursery as Mayor visits Macmillan's coffee morning Loads of brews and slices of cake have been consumed today in aid of the fantastic cause. If you've missed it, don't panic, we've got details of more events still to come. Don't forget to send us your photos too.
"30.09.2016 11:51:35" accringtonobserver.co.uk PICTURES: Accrington care home transformed into Blackpool Promenade Springhill Care Home was decked out with seaside-themed displays, candyfloss and ice creams
"30.09.2016 07:52:41" accringtonobserver.co.uk Fury as hundreds of tyres dumped on country lane Residents say Clinkham Road in Great Harwood has become a 'hotspot' for flytippers
"30.09.2016 05:05:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Three Clayton-le-Moors pubs join forces for beer and music festival The Old England Forever, Forts Arms and Wellington Hotel will host the event next week
"29.09.2016 20:10:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington defendants up before the courts Here's our regular round-up column from Blackburn magistrates
"29.09.2016 19:08:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Monte Cristo Express plans rejected by council planners The proposal was to convert a Bargain Booze in Baxenden into a Mediterranean takeaway
"29.09.2016 15:08:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Fears over savage cuts to services as LCC concedes finances 'not sustainable' Social care and waste services could bear the brunt of cuts of £148m by 2020/21.
"29.09.2016 13:57:41" accringtonobserver.co.uk BREAKING: Lorry and car involved in collision near Rising Bridge roundabout Police and paramedics were called to Blackburn Road near McDonald's
"29.09.2016 12:04:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Couple warned they could face jail after admitting drugs offences Nicola Threlfall and her partner Nathan Williams, from Oswaldtwistle, will be sentenced next month
"29.09.2016 10:19:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Stanley boss John Coleman in frame for manager of the year Burnley's Sean Dyche is also in contention for the Masters in Sporting Directorship Manager of the Year
"29.09.2016 09:04:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Investigation launched after suspected arson near Great Harwood pub Police and firefighters were called to an alleyway behind Snuffy's Bar
"29.09.2016 08:08:23" accringtonobserver.co.uk Thug punched fiancee in the face before handing himself in Adam Wilkinson hit her in the face and grabbed her by the throat after a night out before calling the paramedics
"29.09.2016 05:08:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk JAILED: Ex-Army and Royal Mail worker who allowed home to be used to grow cannabis Police found 30 cannabis plants at John O'Brien's property in Oswaldtwistle
"28.09.2016 20:10:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Couple's heartbreak after dog mown down in '80mph' hit and run Police are investigating the 'hit and run' which killed Staffordshire bull terrier Daisy, five
"28.09.2016 19:08:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Gallery: Police investigating fears that a serial cat poisoner is on the loose Rachel Wood has seen all five of her cats killed by antifreeze poisoning
"28.09.2016 15:04:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk What next for two Hyndburn libraries to close at end of this week? Oswaldtwistle and Clayton libraries will be put into mothballs under county council cuts
"28.09.2016 10:32:27" accringtonobserver.co.uk First glimpse: Artist impressions of new £2m Accrington town square The public are being asked to have their say on how it looks
"28.09.2016 07:15:31" accringtonobserver.co.uk Trading standards officers discovered more than out of date butties in mini supermarket Owner Haroon Mahmood, from Accrington, has been fined £4,500 after being caught twice selling out of date sandwiches
"27.09.2016 20:08:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Businesses boost fundraising campaign for toddler battling cancer Charlie Procter, three, has endured 15 rounds of chemotherapy this year
"27.09.2016 19:05:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Convicted drug dealer warned he is facing jail after admitting cannabis supply charge Judge Beverley Lunt warned Shane Murray: "This is prison and it's fairly substantial prison"
"27.09.2016 16:17:48" accringtonobserver.co.uk Appeal launched after 'inappropriate comments' reported made towards boy at Accrington Bus Station Officers have released CCTV pictures of a man who could be a witness to the incident
"27.09.2016 15:14:34" accringtonobserver.co.uk Community awards celebrate the cream of Hyndburn sport GALLERY: Ferngore community stalwart John Drinkwater was among winners with a Lifetime Achievement Award
"27.09.2016 12:04:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Pizza chain Papa John's opens in Accrington Arndale Centre It is the first branch to open in East Lancashire and has created 15 jobs
"27.09.2016 10:14:37" accringtonobserver.co.uk Police join in the fun with response to children's trike 'prank' Thankfully they've taken it in good humour and not thrown their toys out of the pram...
"27.09.2016 08:21:09" accringtonobserver.co.uk Children's trike 'prank' welcomes police to new Accrington town centre base The miniature trike was parked in a 'police only' car parking bay
"26.09.2016 20:08:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk PICTURES: Owner says £1m Accrington trampoline park could open this year New artist's impressions show the layout of the Jump Works
"26.09.2016 19:05:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Team which 'played a 10-man defence' celebrates reunion 40 years after first game The Boca Juniors gained two promotions in the Accrington Combination league with ultra-defensive tactics
"26.09.2016 07:58:53" accringtonobserver.co.uk New Accrington police station opens to the public The station, on Broadway, was unveiled by Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw
"25.09.2016 17:06:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Coroner issues 'ticking timebomb' warning over asbestos related deaths Michael Singleton said the number of mesothelioma deaths continues to rise Have you worked with or near asbestos in your career? If so then you need to read this
"25.09.2016 09:09:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Retired farmer died of incurable cancer linked to asbestos exposure Harry Boys, from Accrington, died only weeks after receiving the diagnosis, inquest told
"24.09.2016 13:25:35" accringtonobserver.co.uk Detectives investigating Mohammed Yousaf murder make second arrest A 37-year-old woman from Todmorden has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder
"24.09.2016 08:32:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk New Accrington police station to open on Monday The new facility on Broadway will open to the public, with the Spring Gardens station closing on Saturday
"23.09.2016 20:02:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Nights out at the Crown and the Oaklea Tavern in our bygone days Time-trip column Here's our weekly delve into the Observer photo archive. Spot anyone you know?
"23.09.2016 19:06:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Hyndburn defendants up before the bench Our latest roundup from Blackburn and Burnley magistrates
"23.09.2016 17:41:10" accringtonobserver.co.uk Tributes paid to 'trusting and lovely' carer Mohammed Yousaf, 65 His brother Mohammed Shabir said it is a 'big tragedy and a big loss' for their family
"23.09.2016 14:28:52" accringtonobserver.co.uk Murder inquiry: Body of 65-year-old man named by police Mohammed Yousaf's body was found at a flat on Granville Road, Accrington on Wednesday. Our thoughts and condolences are with his loved ones.
"23.09.2016 13:06:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk BT bosses 'don't know' when Great Harwood roadworks will end A three-way traffic light system has been installed along Queen Street
"23.09.2016 12:28:44" accringtonobserver.co.uk Cheeky Twitter swipe sees Stanley have last laugh over Dimitri Payet With a lot of grim news around at the moment here's something a bit silly to put a smile on your face on a Friday afternoon
"23.09.2016 10:54:48" accringtonobserver.co.uk Tributes paid to 'exceptionally nice' Maundy Relief volunteer Raich Alcock Police have launched a murder investigation into Mr Alcock's death Neighbours are 'scared and frightened' after a murder investigation was launched into Mr Alcock's death
"23.09.2016 09:25:42" accringtonobserver.co.uk Shock and sadness as two murder inquiries launched in Accrington Police are not linking the deaths of Raich Keith Alcock, 52, and an unidentified man
"23.09.2016 05:06:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk JAILED: Prolific shoplifter who terrorised town centre stores Dean Taylor struck at seven different Accrington shops over a five-month period
"22.09.2016 19:47:07" accringtonobserver.co.uk Police called after sit-in protest in front of doomed giant redwood tree “We were called at 11.30am to reports of a woman sitting in front of the tree, refusing to move."
"22.09.2016 16:54:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Man arrested on suspicion of murder after body found in bed A man's body was found in an Accrington flat on Wednesday UPDATE: It's awful and grim to have two murder enquiries going on at the same time in Accrington
"22.09.2016 16:32:11" accringtonobserver.co.uk Murder probe arrests after death of Accrington man Raich Keith Alcock died 10 days after he was found with a fractured skull. Our thoughts and condolences to his loved ones
"22.09.2016 16:08:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Sixties rebrand of Thursday late night market after "disappointing response" Organisers are turning the market into an event after a poor take up from traders
"22.09.2016 14:05:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Safety worries after random inspection finds TWO-THIRDS of taxis with defects Hyndburn Police joined with the council and VOSA for the crackdown in Accrington
"22.09.2016 13:04:23" accringtonobserver.co.uk UPDATE: Police officer suffers suspected spinal injuries after collision with 'stolen' car Two officers were taken to hospital after the crash on Willows Lane at around 5am on Thursday Two officers were taken to hospital after the crash on Willows Lane at around 5am on Thursday
"22.09.2016 11:18:36" accringtonobserver.co.uk WATCH: Uninsured driver lead police on high speed chase with child in back seat Ashley Idiens, from Accrington, reached speeds of 70mph in 30mph zones VIDEO: Ashley Idiens sped at 70mph in 30mph zones with a child in the back. Watch the astonishing police chase here.
"22.09.2016 11:02:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Bus station charges attacked as bus company M&M Coaches forced to shut The company has withdrawn all its services from today
"22.09.2016 09:19:46" accringtonobserver.co.uk Three men arrested after police officers taken to hospital following crash Police had been attempting to stop an Audi reported stolen in a burglary
"22.09.2016 08:08:30" accringtonobserver.co.uk 96th minute Hammer blow for heroic Reds as they bow out of cup in London A Dimitri Payet free kick broke Stanley hearts in front of nearly 40,000 fans
"22.09.2016 06:24:17" Timeline Photos Morning all, this week's edition of the Accrington Observer is now on the shelves, don't forget to pick up your copy today.
Here's how the front looks
"22.09.2016 05:11:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Tributes paid to popular Oswaldtwistle mum and salon owner Lisa Bracewell died aged 43 after a battle with cancer
"21.09.2016 19:08:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Tributes paid to 'fun-loving bloke' who was found dead in his flat David Cox, 64, was found at his home at St Leger Court in Accrington
"21.09.2016 18:07:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Woman jailed for two years after stealing £52k from employer over eight years Kathleen Roberts, from Oswaldtwistle, used the money to spend on Nando's vouchers, furniture and clothes
"21.09.2016 17:02:59" accringtonobserver.co.uk Detectives launch urgent appeal after man found murdered in Accrington flat Police said the man had suffered 'serious head injuries'
"21.09.2016 10:51:21" accringtonobserver.co.uk UPDATE: Murder investigation launched after body found in Accrington house Latest: A man was found in bed with head injuries this morning
"21.09.2016 09:55:55" accringtonobserver.co.uk Investigation after man's body found at Accrington house Police said the death is currently being treated as unexplained BREAKING: Police are investigating an "unexplained" death in Accrington
"21.09.2016 09:30:59" accringtonobserver.co.uk Freshers fair at Mount Carmel High helps new pupils settle in Staff and older pupils attended the fair to promote their clubs
"21.09.2016 09:22:57" BREAKING: There are reports of a body having been found this morning in Accrington. Our reporter is at the scene and police say they should be providing details very shortly.
"20.09.2016 19:08:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Rising Bridge roadworks will be delayed AGAIN, transport bosses admit The £4.5million scheme for the A56 roundabout will continue into October
"20.09.2016 18:08:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Row as roads chiefs say they WON'T maintain new Hilltop development site The 12-home development received 75 objections before it was approved by Hyndburn council
"20.09.2016 11:28:52" accringtonobserver.co.uk GALLERY: Thousands soak up the sun at Gatty Park fun day The park was packed with people enjoying the festivities for the Community Solutions North West fundraiser
"20.09.2016 09:04:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Firefighters say garage fire in Great Harwood caused by tumble dryer Two crews from Hyndburn were called to Clifton Drive on Monday night
"20.09.2016 08:02:13" accringtonobserver.co.uk WATCH: Iconic Accrington Stanley milk advert recreated by vodka company Black Cow The tribute to the classic advert features original cast member Carl Rice, now 36
"19.09.2016 18:08:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Domino's given go ahead to open in Great Harwood The new store on Queen Street will create up to 20 jobs
"19.09.2016 16:17:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk UPDATE: Owner's shock after suspected arson attack causes £20,000 damage Paul Hacker said Sunday night's fire and explosion in Rishton damaged his two businesses
"19.09.2016 15:19:43" accringtonobserver.co.uk Chance to have your say on Accrington's new town square A public consultation is being launched into the Heritage Lottery-funded project
"19.09.2016 08:10:48" accringtonobserver.co.uk Fire which caused explosion at sweet shop 'could have been deliberate' Residents were evacuated after neighbours heard a loud bang in Rishton on Sunday night
"17.09.2016 06:32:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Argos store manager honoured for empowering women Catherine Smith is the firm's single biggest fundraiser after raising £23,000
"16.09.2016 18:02:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Road runners, tea drinkers and pirates in a car dealership feature in our Time-trip column Can you spot anyone you know in these pictures from the mid-2000s?
"16.09.2016 15:26:10" accringtonobserver.co.uk Borough to come together for Macmillan's World's Biggest Coffee Morning It looks like plenty of cups and coffee and slices of cake will be consumed again this year. If you are organising an event which isn't listed let us know the details
"16.09.2016 14:03:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Abbey Friar owner blasts 'shameful' theft of charity money for sick children UPDATE: The charity raises funds for children with medical conditions including leukaemia, deafness, blindness, cerebral palsy, and terminal illnesses.
"16.09.2016 12:27:17" accringtonobserver.co.uk Plans for free special school in Accrington forging ahead "Although free schools can sometimes be controversial, I'm delighted that we haven't faced any opposition so far, in fact quite the opposite - we've had huge support."
"16.09.2016 09:16:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Appeal launched after man seen 'trying to open car doors' Money was stolen from a number of cars
"16.09.2016 08:20:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington school issues meningitis warning after pupil falls ill St Christopher's said one of their pupils has a suspected meningococcal disease
"16.09.2016 07:46:10" accringtonobserver.co.uk CCTV released after brazen break in at Abbey Friar chippy WATCH: The burglar smashed into the shop and stole charity cash
"15.09.2016 18:08:02" accringtonobserver.co.uk Hyndburn defendants up before the courts Here's our regular column from Blackburn magistrates
"15.09.2016 15:06:09" accringtonobserver.co.uk New outdoor gym to be installed in Mercer Park It's the first of its kind in Hyndburn
"15.09.2016 13:02:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington swimming pool and apartments development on track The development - recommended for planning approval - would cater for young professionals and couples
"15.09.2016 11:09:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Monte Cristo Mediterranean takeaway plans hit snag with planners Residents have complained about the proposal on Manchester Road
"15.09.2016 11:08:04" Accrington Observer
"15.09.2016 09:04:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk JAILED: 'Sofa-surfing' man who helped burgle nursery to raise cash Dylan Brown was caught at Safehands in Accrington armed with a screwdriver and wearing a balaclava and dark clothing
"15.09.2016 07:55:03" accringtonobserver.co.uk More than 100 turn out for Church CC presentation night Thanks went to Craig Fergusson, who is standing down as club captain.
"15.09.2016 05:32:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Shopworker speaks of terror after being dragged 30ft across car park by getaway burglar Benjamin Lee, who works at Farmfoods in Accrington, said: "I thought I was going to die"
"14.09.2016 19:30:01" Timeline Photos Evening all,
Another edition of the Observer has gone to press, get your copy in shops tomorrow morning.
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"14.09.2016 18:13:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk LOCKED UP: Thug who tried to rob teenager of mobile phone at bus stop Benjamin Cronshaw repeatedly punched his victim to the head
"14.09.2016 16:55:32" accringtonobserver.co.uk Man in his sixties found dead in Accrington flat Sad news here. Police were called to the flat following concerns from neighbours who last saw him around two weeks ago.
"14.09.2016 15:20:19" accringtonobserver.co.uk Brave mum Natalie Oldham helping families to cope with stillborn births “Cora and Maisie came to the hospital to visit Otis the day he was born. They held him, they kissed him, they stroked his soft skin and played with his beautiful little feet and hands"
"14.09.2016 14:24:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Fed up residents call on police to put stop to 'crime spree' Sandy Lane residents have experienced car, bicycle and stone slab thefts in recent weeks
"14.09.2016 13:07:59" accringtonobserver.co.uk 'Johnno' helping to paint picture of Accrington homelessness in art exhibition Homeless man John Walsh has helped create a collage based on Banksy's 'Keep your coins, I want change' mural
"14.09.2016 08:20:30" accringtonobserver.co.uk Crime fears see listed St James Church Kirk put up for sale Church bosses say a series of attempted break-ins have made the vacant building 'a safety risk'
"14.09.2016 07:44:42" Timeline Photos What an incredible lightning storm last night! Did it keep you awake?
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"13.09.2016 18:06:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Former Gladiators star Ace proves a knockout with school kids Warren Furman visited pupils as part of the Light of the Crossroads church festival Warren Furman visited pupils as part of the Light of the Crossroads church festival
"13.09.2016 17:01:34" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington name to be restored to House of Commons under new proposals The Boundary Commission plans would see the Hyndburn seat enlarged and renamed
"13.09.2016 14:51:28" Timeline Photos Isabelle Woodhouse, six, dressed up as Mrs Fox to celebrate Roald Dahl's 100th birthday. If your school marked the occasion, post your pictures of your children dressed as their favourite characters below and we will publish as many as we can. Please
"13.09.2016 11:48:20" accringtonobserver.co.uk Two Accrington beauty spots set to be declared Local Nature Reserves Peel Park and Woodnook Vale will be the largest nature reserves in Lancashire
"13.09.2016 09:32:58" accringtonobserver.co.uk Anger as £32,000 heritage trail hit by vandals just weeks after launch The Stanhill Heritage Trail was formally opened by the Mayor in July
"13.09.2016 08:09:15" accringtonobserver.co.uk Britain's Got Talent star performs at carers ceremony Ella Shaw visited Oswaldtwistle Mills for the Carers Link Lancashire AGM
"12.09.2016 18:08:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Hospital night porter honoured for his care of patients John Jackson, 57, from Oswaldtwistle, is a porter at Royal Blackburn
"12.09.2016 15:31:02" accringtonobserver.co.uk Long-standing Accrington market trader hands reins on to son Duncan Allton is passing day to day running of All Fruits on to son Joshua
"12.09.2016 12:44:06" accringtonobserver.co.uk Hundreds attend religious festival event blessed by Archbishop Archbishop of York John Sentamu spoke to crowds of young people at Bowley Scout Camp
"12.09.2016 09:16:11" accringtonobserver.co.uk Dominos announces opening date for new Accrington pizza takeaway The store on The Viaduct will create 25 jobs
"09.09.2016 18:08:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Travel back in time to nights out in the mid-2000s in our Time-trip column Can you spot anyone you know in these pictures from the mid-2000s? Can you spot anyone you know?
"09.09.2016 18:07:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Betfred given go-ahead to move into former Blockbuster's store The betting firm will relocate from their existing premises on Blackburn Road
"09.09.2016 15:01:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Formers Bailey's Bar could be turned into restaurant The Accrington town centre nightclub closed down last year
"09.09.2016 14:17:55" accringtonobserver.co.uk Double-glazing advert star ordered to pay £53k or face 12 months in jail Jeffrey Brown has admitted tax evasion
"09.09.2016 11:55:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk JAILED: Prolific thief who targeted Farmfoods store on its opening day Carl Poynton dragged store assistant manager Benjamin Lee 30ft across the car park as he tried to escape
"09.09.2016 09:29:00" Timeline Photos SPIDER WATCH: Oh no! It's that time of year when our homes are invaded by eight legged monsters and readers are reporting they are already sharing their homes with some pretty scary looking creatures. Please share your pictures with us and we'll pull
"08.09.2016 13:15:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Cuts to libraries and public buildings come under LCC scrutiny Bosses have admitted they have not carried out valuations of under threat buildings
"08.09.2016 12:57:53" accringtonobserver.co.uk Cyclist suffers broken leg after van collision Emergency services were called to Victoria Street in Accrington last night Cyclist injured after collision with van
"08.09.2016 12:15:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk JAILED: Thug who stole friend's car before threatening her sons with a brick hammer Elliot Boothman is 21 but has a 'terrible record' with 41 previous offences
"08.09.2016 11:16:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Police get slapped wrist from councillors after erecting wrong communications mast The 80ft high mast at the old police station was put up without planning permission The 80ft high mast at the old police station was put up without planning permission
"08.09.2016 10:08:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Council admit to 'misunderstanding' after destroying homeless man's tent and binning belongings Town hall bosses say they will replace the items belonging to Johnno
"08.09.2016 09:00:46" Accrington Observer
"08.09.2016 08:53:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Cyclist suffers broken leg after van collision Emergency services were called to Victoria Street in Accrington last night
"08.09.2016 07:51:55" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington Conservative Club arson investigation ends due to lack of evidence No arrests have been made since the former Churchills nightclub was targeted in May
"07.09.2016 19:25:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Tributes following sudden death of Accrington woman, 46 Jackie Mercer died suddenly at home on August 29. Our thoughts are with her loved ones
"07.09.2016 19:19:01" Timeline Photos Evening All, another edition of the Observer is ready to go, you can pick up your copy tomorrow.
Here's how the front looks
"07.09.2016 18:08:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington's Nova Desoer forced to store rubbish bags in lounge for past year She was told there was nowhere else she could store rubbish in between fortnightly collections
"07.09.2016 17:21:43" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington Tesco store to scrap 24-hour trading Company bosses said the changes will come into effect in November
"07.09.2016 12:49:46" accringtonobserver.co.uk 'Baby Boom' at Springhill Care Home with five staff members pregnant Paige Smith-Phelps, Collette Mellor, Emily Birtwistle, Chelsea Spencer and Amy Hopwood enjoyed a joint baby shower
"07.09.2016 09:26:18" accringtonobserver.co.uk Police appeal for wanted man Robin Connolly is wanted in connection with an aggravated burglary in Church
"06.09.2016 20:19:27" accringtonobserver.co.uk Back to school: Your pictures of your child's first day From nursery to high school, you've been sharing those milestones with us UPDATED: We have been sent more fabulous pictures of your loved ones heading back to school and nursery. Is there anyone you know?
"06.09.2016 16:50:22" accringtonobserver.co.uk Back to school: Your pictures of your child's first day From nursery to high school, you've been sharing those milestones with us UPDATED: We have been sent more fabulous pictures of your loved one's heading back to school and nursery. Is there anyone you know?
"06.09.2016 13:03:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Pizza giant Papa John's eyes Arndale store as work begins on new Dominos If given planning permission it would be the first Papa John's in East Lancashire
"06.09.2016 11:56:30" accringtonobserver.co.uk Men found with stab wounds in Accrington 'may have been injured elsewhere' - police UPDATE: Sue Stark, landlady of The Swan pub, described the scene as 'pandemonium'.
"06.09.2016 09:32:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Firefighters called to kitchen fire in Huncoat Two crews from Hyndburn attended Rydal Close
"06.09.2016 08:28:48" accringtonobserver.co.uk Two men found with stab wounds close to Accrington pub Police and paramedics were called to Abbey Street near The Swan last night
"05.09.2016 17:35:02" accringtonobserver.co.uk 40th anniversary reunion for class of former grammar school 1969 form 1 Alpha at Paddock House Convent Grammar school is staging a local reunion - are you a former pupil?
"05.09.2016 16:47:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Back to school: Your pictures of your child's first day From nursery to high school, you've been sharing those milestones with us PICTURES: We've got loads of fab photos of your little ones going back to school. Can you spot someone you know?
"05.09.2016 15:50:49" accringtonobserver.co.uk Teenager wanted on suspicion of making threats to kill towards woman Police have appealed for Taeyab Ali, 19, from Accrington, to contact them
"05.09.2016 10:56:15" accringtonobserver.co.uk Busy junction roadworks to last 'until end of 2016' A new stage of works near Junction 7 began this morning. Are you affected by the roadworks?
"05.09.2016 09:13:41" accringtonobserver.co.uk WATCH: Youths armed with golf clubs try to break down house door The shocking incident happened on Water Street in Accrington
"05.09.2016 06:02:04" Timeline Photos BACK TO SCHOOL: More youngsters are heading back to today after the long summer break. Please post your pictures here if you want them to be featured in the gallery on our website and in next week's Observer. Please give their names, ages and school
"02.09.2016 14:52:10" accringtonobserver.co.uk Sheep rustlers steal 14 lambs worth nearly £17,000 Police said the Blue Face Leicester lambs were stolen from the Dean Lane area of Great Harwood
"02.09.2016 12:58:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Borough's churches ready for Crossroads festival The Crossroads Mission visits Hyndburn from September 8-11
"02.09.2016 11:56:28" accringtonobserver.co.uk Man says thanks to Hyndburn Leisure Centre workers who saved his life Bob Allonby collapsed after suffering a heart attack. Well done to everyone and good to see Bob on the mend
"02.09.2016 08:36:06" accringtonobserver.co.uk Pokemon Go fans in for treat at village's Angels festival The event will turn Altham into an 'augmented reality' village
"02.09.2016 06:00:00" Timeline Photos BACK TO SCHOOL: Are your children heading back today after the long summer holiday? Post your pictures below and we'll feature them in the special gallery on our website and in next week's Observer. Please give their names, ages and school (optional).
"01.09.2016 19:10:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Birthday parties, charity walkers and pub-goers in our Time-trip column Can you spot anyone you know in these pictures from the mid-2000s?
"01.09.2016 18:31:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Biker praises Accrington 'Good Samaritan' after motorway crash Kaitlyn Whitehead, 15, helped a father and daughter after they collided with a car on the M66
"01.09.2016 15:22:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington defendants up before the courts Our regular roundup from Blackburn and Burnley magistrates
"01.09.2016 13:41:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk 'Disgraceful' father gave cannabis to addicted son Keith Latham grew 18 cannabis plants at his home in Great Harwood
"01.09.2016 11:50:32" accringtonobserver.co.uk Anger as it's confirmed LCC to close three Hyndburn libraries A total of nine county-run public buildings will be axed, beginning this month
"01.09.2016 10:10:47" Accrington Observer
"01.09.2016 10:01:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk 'We could become a team of losers' - Stanley boss warns John Coleman was furious with back-to-back defeats in the space of four days John Coleman furious with back-to-back defeats
"01.09.2016 08:47:41" accringtonobserver.co.uk Council waste boss due back at work after being cleared by investigation Head of waste services Steve Riley will return to work after a six month suspension
"01.09.2016 05:07:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Man died after NHS staff failed THREE times to send ambulance The family of a former NHS porter – who died after call handlers failed to send out an ambulance three times – said he was let down by the service he loved
"31.08.2016 19:17:00" Timeline Photos Hello everyone, another edition of the Observer is ready to go to print.
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"31.08.2016 18:35:02" accringtonobserver.co.uk Tributes paid following death of Accrington nursery nurse, 54 Sarah Jane Cowan died on August 24 after a battle with cancer
"31.08.2016 16:03:09" accringtonobserver.co.uk The Jump Works trampoline park in Accrington gets the go-ahead The application was unanimously approved at Wednesday's planning meeting
"31.08.2016 14:03:57" accringtonobserver.co.uk Great Harwood landlady set to retire aged 70 Jean Baxter has run the Victoria Hotel on St John's Street for 17 years
"31.08.2016 05:07:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Author of Pals book to host talk at Accrington Library Steve Corbett created his book from the diaries of one of the few surviving Pals Pte Jack Smallshaw
"30.08.2016 14:45:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Countdown to 50th anniversary train show at Hyndburn Leisure Centre The Blackburn and East Lancashire Model Railway Society's show will be held on September 3-4
"30.08.2016 12:09:16" accringtonobserver.co.uk Beauty salon Royal Nail opens at former Accrington post office site The aptly named Whalley Road salon is run by ex postmaster David Gregson's daughter Kim
"29.08.2016 13:58:04" accringtonobserver.co.uk Gallery: DanceSyndrome charity celebrating £200,000 cash boost The charity runs dance workshops in Accrington, catering for people with learning disabilities
"29.08.2016 08:04:17" accringtonobserver.co.uk Police appeal for help to find missing man Clayton-le-Moors man Henderson Gibson, 44, was last seen at his mum's home on July 12
"27.08.2016 08:00:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Oswaldtwistle vicar set to retire after nearly 40 years in ministry Rev John Holland has been at the helm of Oswaldtwistle's churches for the last six years
"26.08.2016 18:35:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Bikers, a hen party and birthday parties in our Time-trip column this week Can you spot anyone you know in these pictures from the mid-2000s?
"26.08.2016 17:33:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington defendants up before the courts Our column from Blackburn and Burnley magistrates
"26.08.2016 11:05:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk New free school in Great Harwood gets council backing The Evergreen School hopes to open by September 18 for pupils aged 11 to 18
"26.08.2016 10:23:09" accringtonobserver.co.uk Mum thought dead son was just 'asleep' Blackburn Coroners Court heard how she 'shouted to him' but there was 'no response' and she 'thought he was asleep'.
"26.08.2016 09:05:11" accringtonobserver.co.uk Site of former Marks and Spencer on the market The Broadway store has been empty for five months
"25.08.2016 17:45:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk RECAP: High school students receive their GCSE results The wait was finally over for hundreds of nervous students in Hyndburn as the 2016 GCSE results were released today
"25.08.2016 15:58:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington Academy celebrating 'individual successes' at GCSE Principal Andy O'Brien said everyone had 'worked extremely hard to achieve these results'
"25.08.2016 15:04:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk PICTURES: Police appeal after teenager injured in head-on collision Josh Field, 17, was cycling into Accrington when he collided with an oncoming car
"25.08.2016 14:13:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk 'Excellent' results for Hollins Technology College Two-thirds of pupils gained five or more GCSEs at C or better, including maths and English
"25.08.2016 14:01:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Norden headteacher congratulates pupils on "exceptional GCSE results" Top performers at the Rishton school bagged a clutch of A* and A grades
"25.08.2016 13:25:47" accringtonobserver.co.uk Police issue appeal after Accrington house burglary Officers want to speak to a man who was in the area of Hodder Street
"25.08.2016 12:35:38" accringtonobserver.co.uk PICTURES: Mount Carmel pupils and staff celebrate 'significant improvement' Headteacher Xavier Bowers said they have been a 'fantastic cohort'
"25.08.2016 08:29:06" accringtonobserver.co.uk LIVE: 2016 GCSE results day in Hyndburn Follow our live blog for all the results and reaction from Hyndburn schools as pupils get their GCSE results today
"25.08.2016 07:46:05" accringtonobserver.co.uk Clarets stunned by super Stanley Jubilant Accrington earned a dream third round tie after last-gasp heroics against neighbours Burnley. What a night!
"25.08.2016 05:22:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk JAILED: Pair who cruised streets in car loaded with Samurai sword and baseball bats Aftab Sarwar and Adeel Iqbal's arrest led to police being shouted at and heckled
"24.08.2016 19:16:01" Timeline Photos Evening all, Charlotte here.
Another edition of the Observer is (nearly) finished. Fingers crossed we can keep this box red and celebrate a Stanley victory on the front!
Get your copy in shops tomorrow morning.
"24.08.2016 19:02:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Driver told passenger he was 'depressed' shortly before high speed crash - inquest Paul Hart, 49, died after the collision in Clayton-le-Moors in February.
"24.08.2016 17:28:18" accringtonobserver.co.uk 'Chip off the old block' Ben scoops bodybuilding title Ben Lloyd - son of 'Bumble' won the North West Championships http://www.accringtonobserver.co.uk/news/local-news/chip-old-block-ben-scoops-11795006
"24.08.2016 11:21:33" accringtonobserver.co.uk State-of-the-art trampoline park set to be backed by council planners The Jump Works in Accrington will create 'up to 50 jobs' if it goes ahead.
"24.08.2016 08:30:48" accringtonobserver.co.uk Four cars damaged in wrecking spree Police were called to Alexandra Close in Clayton-le-Moors this morning
"23.08.2016 15:18:47" accringtonobserver.co.uk Travellers in Oswaldtwistle served with notice to leave within 24 hours Police and council officials visited the site on Harvey Street on Tuesday morning
"23.08.2016 09:17:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Stolen vehicles and car parts found in Accrington 'chop shop' Police were called to a 'semi-concealed' garage off Blackburn Road
"23.08.2016 08:14:24" accringtonobserver.co.uk Drivers warned over new town centre one-way system from next week Roads bosses say the changes will affect the area around Peel Street
"22.08.2016 18:03:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Hyndburn defendants up before the courts Here's our regular column from Blackburn and Burnley magistrates
"22.08.2016 11:44:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Rain hits turnout but bikers still have fun at Cogheads show The bike show and fun day took place in Accrington on Sunday
"22.08.2016 10:42:35" accringtonobserver.co.uk Boy, seven, taken to hospital after being bitten on the head by dog The incident happened on Knotwood Court in Accrington
"22.08.2016 08:25:27" accringtonobserver.co.uk Team GB lights up Rio Olympics closing ceremony - thanks to Hyndburn firm The team's uniforms - including shoes with flashing bulbs - were made by Simon Jersey
"19.08.2016 18:09:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk A host of nights out on the town feature in our Time-trip column Can you spot anyone you know in these pictures from the mid-2000s? See any familiar faces?
"19.08.2016 17:08:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk JAILED: Thug who broke arm of registered blind partner who suffers from Huntington's disease Anthony Jordan, from Accrington, grabbed hold of the victims neck saying 'I will ******* kill you' Thug jailed for breaking blind partner's arm
"19.08.2016 11:02:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk New play area for Bullough Park unveiled The play area has undergone £60,000 of improvements The play area has undergone £60,000 of improvements
"19.08.2016 08:05:18" accringtonobserver.co.uk PICTURES: Arsonists blamed for garage blaze in Rishton Firefighters were called to Wharf Street at 3.30am on Friday
"18.08.2016 17:08:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Semi-pro boxer who grew £12k cannabis set up while on bail avoids jail Sam Clarke, from Accrington, was previosuly convicted back in June for growing another set-up at his sister's home
"18.08.2016 16:08:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Tributes following sudden death of Clayton-le-Moors singer 'loved by everybody' Tara Apostoloss-Boyarin died on August 4, aged 43
"18.08.2016 15:01:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Brave teen overcomes cancer battle to get to first choice university Kimberley Smith, 18, from Oswaldtwistle, was diagnosed with stage 2 lymphoma in February
"18.08.2016 14:35:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk St Christopher's pupils celebrate excellent A Level grades The school achieved a 100 per cent pass rate with top grades over 80 per cent
"18.08.2016 13:47:44" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington Academy reports rise in top grades at A Level Students are celebrating some excellent individual successes
"18.08.2016 09:51:59" Accrington Observer's cover photo
"18.08.2016 08:25:44" accringtonobserver.co.uk LIVE: Hundreds of Hyndburn students receive A Level results The wait is finally over for hundreds of nervous students as A Level exam results are released today. Reporter Jon Macpherson is bringing live reaction from schools across the borough
"18.08.2016 07:59:34" accringtonobserver.co.uk JAILED: Convicted thug who assaulted his father and ex-partner Aaron Newton, from Oswaldtwistle, had only just avoided a jail sentence a few weeks earlier.
"18.08.2016 05:08:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk JAILED: Drunk thug who kicked wife in head and collided into her with car David Cuthbertson, from Accrington, left the victim with a fractured skull and bleed on the brain
"18.08.2016 05:05:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Head hails record breaking results as students learn A Levels fate Youngsters are receiving their exam results on Thursday morning
"17.08.2016 19:01:39" www.rossendalefreepress.co.uk The dark and unlikely friendship that fuelled the murder of Sadie Hartley Sarah Williams and Katrina Walsh met through a shared love of horse riding when Williams was just 12 and developed a relationship so close other friends described it as 'unhealthy' despite a 20-year-age gap This afternoon, depraved killers Sarah Williams and Katrina Walsh were given life sentences for the savage murder of a Helmshore mum. Our sister paper the Rossendale Free Press has comprehensive coverage.
"17.08.2016 18:16:00" Timeline Photos Evening everyone, this week's edition of the Observer is ready for the presses, you can pick up your copy tomorrow.
Here's how the front looks
"17.08.2016 17:08:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Bids to save borough libraries revealed - but will they succeed? Rishton, Clayton-le-Moors and Oswaldtwistle libraries are all threatened with the axe.
"17.08.2016 15:55:08" accringtonobserver.co.uk Tributes paid to pioneering former Accrington libraries chief Brian Ashton was district librarian for two decades and established the reference library in 1962
"17.08.2016 07:58:23" accringtonobserver.co.uk Blazing Peugeot near Junction 7 closes M65 on Wednesday morning A lane was closed temporarily this morning because of the flames and smoke
"16.08.2016 18:08:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Campaign for £1 MILLION play area for children with disabilities The Accrington playground could be the first of its kind in the region, what do you think?
"16.08.2016 15:03:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk GALLERY: Spectacular gymnastics summer school visits Rishton KTZ Dance was treated to expert tuition from a British champion
"16.08.2016 12:30:51" accringtonobserver.co.uk 'Moving On' cancer survivors club goes from strength to strength The support group meets each month to offer help and have fun
"16.08.2016 07:33:35" accringtonobserver.co.uk Investigation after series of fires at industrial estate Fire crews were called to Blackburn Road in Clayton-le-Moors last night
"15.08.2016 15:50:17" accringtonobserver.co.uk Man hospitalised after own van 'driven at him' outside pub The incident outside the Britannia pub in Oswaldtwistle took place on August 13
"15.08.2016 15:16:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Courtney, 14, climbs three peaks for disadvantaged children Courtney Kennedy did the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge for charity, well done Courtney!
"15.08.2016 14:17:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk GALLERY: Sports programme bringing a taste of the Olympics to Accrington The Summer of Olympics classes are taking place this summer at Hyndburn Leisure Centre
"15.08.2016 13:04:06" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington couple toast 60 years of marriage Maureen and Geoff Holt spent the first few months of their marriage apart when Geoff was called up to the Suez Crisis
"12.08.2016 18:06:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Author, women's centre, and nights out feature in our Time-trip column Can you spot anyone you know in these pictures from the 2000s? Spot anyone you know?
"12.08.2016 16:10:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Nursery children stage week of Olympic events Youngsters at Little Flowers Day Nursery in Church held an opening ceremony, sports day and torch procession
"12.08.2016 11:25:57" accringtonobserver.co.uk Still no justice 25 years on for soldier killed by IRA bomb Darren Ware, from Accrington, has paid tribute to his brother Simon, killed while on patrol in South Armagh in 1991.
"12.08.2016 08:20:11" accringtonobserver.co.uk Businessman steps in to save Great Harwood's farmers' market Andrew Wallin has taken on the monthly market, which was scrapped last month.
"12.08.2016 06:36:56" Accrington Observer's cover photo
"12.08.2016 05:43:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington defendants up before the courts Our latest update from Blackburn and Burnley magistrates
"11.08.2016 18:17:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Stanley drooling over cup tie with Premier League neighbours Burnley What a tie this is! If you, or you and a partner have got divided loyalties, we'd love to hear from you. Half and half shirt anyone?!
"11.08.2016 17:06:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Firefighters put at risk after gas cylinders placed on top of fire Crews say someone could have been trying to injure them
"11.08.2016 15:53:21" accringtonobserver.co.uk Gallery: CCTV pictures released following shoplifting incidents B and M Bargains and Wilkinsons in Accrington town centre were targeted in separate thefts
"11.08.2016 15:32:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk GALLERY: Thriving Victorian Arcade hailed as a town success story Good news for Accrington town centre - the final unit in the Grade II-listed Arcade was filled this week
"11.08.2016 13:32:53" Accrington Observer
"11.08.2016 13:16:57" accringtonobserver.co.uk Changing face of town as iconic buildings to go under the hammer The units up for auction include Manning's bakers and Frank Ogden jewellery
"11.08.2016 09:10:40" accringtonobserver.co.uk Late night 'artisan' market bids to draw crowds into Accrington The Peel Street market will run from September 1 for five weeks Late night market coming to Accrington
"11.08.2016 08:21:25" accringtonobserver.co.uk Church T20 kings for the second time after tense final win Zain Abbas hit 33 and claimed two wickets in victory over Todmorden.
"11.08.2016 05:07:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Tributes paid following sudden death of trader Thomas Henderson The popular sunbed shop owner was known as 'Tommy Tan' in Oswaldtwistle
"10.08.2016 19:17:00" Timeline Photos Evening all, and this week's edition of the Observer has been sent to the printer, don't forget to pick up yours tomorrow.
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"10.08.2016 17:34:18" accringtonobserver.co.uk PICTURES: Police investigating death of Shannon Aspin release CCTV Shannon, 17, walked from Clayton-le-Moors to Great Harwood on the evening she was injured
"10.08.2016 11:27:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington Victoria hospital parking fees plan branded 'scandalous' Fees will be introduced at all East Lancashire hospitals from October
"10.08.2016 10:21:35" accringtonobserver.co.uk Council assures public market is open for business during works Picture gallery: LCC is removing bus shelters from Peel Street to provide short stay car parking
"10.08.2016 09:25:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Conmen dupe man into paying £320 for a bottle of water from Aldi The victim thought he was buying a laptop from two men in Great Harwood
"10.08.2016 08:09:09" accringtonobserver.co.uk Burglars steal three cars worth £70,000 from Great Harwood house A Mercedes C220, Vauxhall Insignia and Ford Fiesta were stolen in the early hours raid
"09.08.2016 16:46:52" accringtonobserver.co.uk A host of retro nights out in Accrington in our Time-trip column Can you spot anyone you know in these pictures from the 2000s? (apologies for earlier technical glitch...!)
"09.08.2016 08:55:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Another twist in giant redwood saga as decision set for scrutiny review Plans to fell the 50ft Rhyddings Park sequoia have sparked protests
"09.08.2016 08:01:31" accringtonobserver.co.uk Rising Bridge roundabout roadworks to overrun into mid-September Roads bosses have blamed the weather, uncharted utility services and road traffic collisions for the delay
"08.08.2016 17:02:27" The 17 year old boy who went missing from Bury yesterday has been found safe and well in Preston this afternoon.
Police have thanked everyone for sharing their appeal.
"08.08.2016 16:45:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington Stanley Fan Zone officially opened by Mayor Supporters have generously donated £25,000 towards the new facilities
"08.08.2016 14:26:53" accringtonobserver.co.uk Police issue appeal for missing 17-year-old Lewis Holden, who has links to Great Harwood, has not been seen since early on Monday morning
"08.08.2016 12:04:29" accringtonobserver.co.uk Tiny kitten rescued after 12 hours stuck down a drain pipe Leaf the kitten was finally captured by members of Friends Of The Cats
"08.08.2016 09:31:32" accringtonobserver.co.uk Burglars trash children's centre office in early hours raid The Beach Hut Play and Party Centre owner is 'livid'
"05.08.2016 18:01:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Hyndburn defendants up before the courts Latest from Blackburn and Burnley magistrates
"05.08.2016 15:04:48" accringtonobserver.co.uk CCTV pictures released after Boots shoplifting incident Officers want to speak to a woman following the theft on August 1
"05.08.2016 13:04:55" accringtonobserver.co.uk Hundreds attend funeral of former Accrington councillor Wendy Dwyer Wendy, who was made an Honorary Alderman in May, passed away last week aged 81
"05.08.2016 10:57:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Greggs to relocate and open cafe area under expansion plans Pasty fans will want to see this. Mine's a chicken slice, what's yours?
"05.08.2016 09:49:22" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington fire suspected as arson Two fire crews were called to Dutton Street on Thursday night
"04.08.2016 18:39:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Family want to 'make memories' with liver cancer fight boy, 3 Charlie Procter from Church was diagnosed with a liver tumour in February
"04.08.2016 17:15:25" accringtonobserver.co.uk Stanley manager John Coleman and assistant Jimmy Bell sign new deals The long-serving pair have committed themselves to the club until 2018 The long-serving pair have committed themselves to the club until 2018
"04.08.2016 13:02:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk New bus station users split over success of move Passengers have hailed the new facilities but concerns remain over the bus station's location.
"04.08.2016 12:03:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Council's plea to landowner as "nuisance" fires continue in Great Harwood Officers have secured another warrant to enter the TH Smith and Sons scrapyard
"04.08.2016 10:49:36" accringtonobserver.co.uk PICTURES: Over TWENTY taxis targeted in early hours attack on cabbies The rampage has cost thousands of pounds worth of damage from smashed windows
"04.08.2016 10:48:00" A 28-year-old man from Accrington who went missing has been found in Manchester, police confirm. Thank you to everyone who shared the appeal.
"04.08.2016 09:52:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk PICTURES: Vandals target taxis in early hours rampage Several cars have had their windows smashed through overnight
"04.08.2016 08:27:52" accringtonobserver.co.uk Tributes paid after tragic death of 'amazing young man', 20 Former Norden pupil Joshua Green was found dead at his home on July 27.
"04.08.2016 08:17:47" Accrington Observer
"04.08.2016 08:07:51" accringtonobserver.co.uk 'Let's bury last season's hurt' - John Coleman Stanley look to start afresh when their league campaign kicks off on Saturday
"04.08.2016 05:40:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Angry Market Hall traders petition for bus stop after 'loss of trade' More than 50 stallholders have now signed a petition calling for more 'convenient' drop off and pick up points for buses near the Market Hall
"03.08.2016 19:17:00" Timeline Photos Evening everyone, Bianca here and another edition of the Observer is ready, don't forget to pick up your copy tomorrow.
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"03.08.2016 18:27:08" accringtonobserver.co.uk GB stars dressed to impress at Rio Olympics by Altham's Simon Jersey The Games kicked off today with the Olympic football, ahead of Friday's opening ceremony
"03.08.2016 15:02:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Former Warriors guitarist Rod Hill still rocking after turning 70 Rod's band Texas Blue celebrated his birthday by entertaining 300 at a Poplar Club charity gig
"03.08.2016 12:58:32" accringtonobserver.co.uk Police appeal for missing man last seen in Accrington town centre Nick Dearden, 28, has not been seen since 8pm on July 31
"03.08.2016 08:48:38" accringtonobserver.co.uk Charity set up in memory of teenager Lauren Johnson 'could close within weeks' Lauren's Place, set up following Lauren's death in 2014, is short of volunteers, can you help?
"03.08.2016 05:32:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk School praised by inspectors after meeting improvement requirements Ofsted said Woodnook primary school is 'taking effective action'
"02.08.2016 18:07:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Soriasis sufferer planned to turn cannabis into 'soothing balm' to help condition - court David Whitham, from Great Harwood, produced 58 cannabis plants at his home
"02.08.2016 16:05:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Firefighters tackle rubbish blaze at derelict factory Crews from Hyndburn were called to the Riverside Industrial Estate in Rishton
"02.08.2016 15:03:40" accringtonobserver.co.uk Cyclists urged to 'lock it or lose it' as 142 bicycles stolen in Hyndburn in 12 months Police say £2 million worth of bikes were stolen in Lancashire in a year
"02.08.2016 12:25:15" accringtonobserver.co.uk Hyndburn MP promises to stick by Labour if Jeremy Corbyn wins again Graham Jones says the state of the party is "shocking" and is backing Owen Smith for leader
"02.08.2016 07:53:50" accringtonobserver.co.uk Whinney Hill set for £30k improvements The Prospects Foundation will improve access and habitats at the 15-hectare site
"01.08.2016 18:07:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk JAILED: Man who burgled friends flat for mobile phones while 'roaring drunk' Gary Davenport, from Accrington, was caught by police hiding in an attic
"01.08.2016 14:11:25" accringtonobserver.co.uk Plans for new Accrington public square and children's park given green light “We have worked really hard with the council to create an attractive housing offer in Woodnook, and the new square and community garden will complete our vision for the area."
"01.08.2016 10:27:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk PICTURES: Large cannabis farm found inside empty business Officers found 116 cannabis plants on the top floor of the building on Dutton Street
"01.08.2016 09:19:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk PICTURES: CCTV appeal launched after shoplifting incident The theft happened at the Farmfoods store in Accrington on Saturday
"01.08.2016 08:12:04" accringtonobserver.co.uk Appeal after 'anti-social' moped riding incidents Police say public safety is being put at risk following incidents in Great Harwood and Rishton
"30.07.2016 08:57:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Controversial horror artist lifts lid on shock exhibition Johhny Berthol has used cow carcasses and cat litter in his paintings and has a special range of 'demonic' dolls
"29.07.2016 18:31:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Step back in time to nights out from yesteryear with our Time-trip photos Can you spot anyone you know in these pictures from the 2000s? Nights out in Accrington in the early 2000s
"29.07.2016 15:11:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Safety fears over evening closure times of £4.6m Accrington bus station “Passengers after these times have to stand outside the bus station in all weather and also lone passengers feel vulnerable"
"29.07.2016 14:09:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk New one-way system and extra parking at old bus station site just weeks away 45 new parking spaces and more changes to the town's one way system are on the way. What do you think?
"29.07.2016 13:20:45" accringtonobserver.co.uk CCTV appeal launched after shoplifting incident A television was stolen from an Accrington store on July 22
"29.07.2016 12:06:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Eight teams battle it out at Hyndburn Ribble Valley Games The overall champions at Bowley Scout Camp were The Zone Hyndburn Multi Sports
"29.07.2016 09:34:02" accringtonobserver.co.uk 'We are not giving up' - message from Rhyddings Park tree campaigners Dozens of supporters gathered in protest at the council's decision to chop down a giant sequoia
"29.07.2016 07:58:57" accringtonobserver.co.uk New school building for children with special education needs officially opens Broadfield College has been purpose built at Broadfield Specialist School in Oswaldtwistle
"29.07.2016 05:46:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Council tax rise among proposals to meet £89,000 funding shortfall Hyndburn council has launched a 12-week consultation over three options
"28.07.2016 18:07:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Hyndburn defendants up before the bench Our latest roundup from Blackburn and Burnley magistrates
"28.07.2016 15:07:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk MP enlisted David Cameron in talks to save our libraries See what he had to say about our libraries before leaving No.10 earlier this month...
"28.07.2016 15:03:22" accringtonobserver.co.uk Arsonists blamed for motorbike fire Firefighters from Hyndburn were called to Shuttleworth Street in Rishton this morning
"28.07.2016 14:03:38" Accrington Observer
"28.07.2016 12:51:21" accringtonobserver.co.uk Arsonists blamed for motorbike fire Firefighters from Hyndburn were called to Shuttleworth Street in Rishton this morning
"28.07.2016 11:38:15" accringtonobserver.co.uk Registered nurse struck off by watchdog after care home failings Muhammed Saleem failed to administer appropriate treatments to a dying man and a woman with Parkinson's
"28.07.2016 09:03:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Coley: 'I want one more signing before start of season' Stanley kick off their campaign at the Wham Stadium on August 6
"28.07.2016 08:01:26" accringtonobserver.co.uk Gallery: Family of four-year-old cancer sufferer "crippled" by theft Heartless thieves have stolen tools worth thousands from electrician Andy Whelan's van.
"28.07.2016 07:52:37" accringtonobserver.co.uk Mum fined for not having TV licence three months after her death Yvonne Daly's family were horrified when she was 'convicted in her absence' by magistrates last month
"28.07.2016 05:47:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Tributes to Accrington Lions favourite Frank Crabtree The keen fundraiser died suddenly after an operation on July 20
"27.07.2016 19:17:01" Timeline Photos Evening everyone, Bianca here and another edition of the Observer is ready, don't forget to pick up your copy tomorrow.
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"27.07.2016 18:07:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Sadness at death of 'loyal and funny' grandad aged 53 Duncan Pickup suffered a heart attack on July 14
"27.07.2016 15:26:54" accringtonobserver.co.uk Firefighters called to Poundstretcher store Two crews from Hyndburn attended the unit on Eastgate this morning
"27.07.2016 12:59:44" accringtonobserver.co.uk Couple celebrate 50 years of married life Sandra and Ralph Jones were joined by family and friends for their golden anniversary
"27.07.2016 10:24:26" accringtonobserver.co.uk Hyndburn spaces awarded Green Flag status Eight parks and open spaces around the borough have been given the accolade
"26.07.2016 16:05:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Row as Peel Street toilets closed over 'anti-social behaviour' fears It comes just a week after it was revealed users of the new bus station would be charged to 'spend a penny'
"26.07.2016 13:03:38" accringtonobserver.co.uk Tributes paid to former long serving councillor Wendy Dwyer Family and former council colleagues have spoken of their sadness following her death on Monday
"26.07.2016 09:32:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Investigation launched after tyres torched near old power station Fire crews were called to scrubland off Altham Lane in Huncoat this morning
"26.07.2016 08:52:14" accringtonobserver.co.uk Football fan from Accrington handed indefinite ban after racist abuse It follows Burnley FC's pre-season friendly at Bradford on July 23
"25.07.2016 15:04:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk PICTURES: Animals come in two by two for church pet service Rishton Methodist Church invited parishioners to bring along their beloved companions to be blessed
"25.07.2016 10:04:11" accringtonobserver.co.uk Man hospitalised after attacked by bar-wielding gang Police were called to a house on Spring Street in Rishton on Saturday night
"25.07.2016 08:01:08" accringtonobserver.co.uk Motorcyclist suffers 'serious injuries' in car collision Police said the rider collided with a Honda Civic as it was performing a U-turn
"25.07.2016 07:21:29" Accrington Observer's cover photo
"23.07.2016 07:17:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Hyndburn Council staff clock up 173 years of service Four members of staff have completed more than 40 years of service
"22.07.2016 18:09:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Nights out at Bailey's Bar and the Regency Pub feature in our Time-trip photos this week Can you spot anyone you know in these pictures from the 2000s? Check out what people in Accrington were up to in the early 2000s
"22.07.2016 16:32:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk JAILED: Prolific burglar caught 'red handed' gutting empty house Mark Rothwell was disturbed by police trying to steal radiators and copper piping
"22.07.2016 15:34:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Rising Bridge roundabout closed for cabling and resurfacing works Highway bosses said the roundabout will be closed for 10 hours this weekend
"22.07.2016 14:19:22" accringtonobserver.co.uk Legal action could be taken against scrapyard owner over fire fumes Hyndburn Council has received 'numerous complaints' over the T H Smith & Sons Ltd site in Great Harwood
"22.07.2016 11:31:18" accringtonobserver.co.uk Retired Clayton-le-Moors nurse releases book on internet dating Jane Gill-Wilson's Candid Diary of a Dating Dame looks at dating from a mature woman's perspective.
"21.07.2016 18:07:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk JAILED: Drunk schizophrenic caught armed with kitchen knife Anthony Eden was spotted by a 'concerned' neighbour banging on a house door armed with the four-inch knife
"21.07.2016 15:04:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Family's desperate appeal for missing lurcher Elle went missing while her owners were in Greece recuperating from cancer treatment Elle went missing while her owners were in Greece recuperating from cancer treatment
"21.07.2016 14:08:18" accringtonobserver.co.uk Hyndburn defendants up before the bench Our latest roundup from Blackburn and Burnley magistrates
"21.07.2016 07:24:46" Accrington Observer
"21.07.2016 05:47:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Just £40k could save a Hyndburn library Figures from Freedom of Information show 405,091 people have visited Clayton-le-Moors, Rishton and Oswaldtwistle library in the last three years
"20.07.2016 19:14:01" Timeline Photos Evening everyone, Bianca here and another edition of the Observer is ready to go, don't forget to pick up your copy tomorrow.
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"20.07.2016 18:07:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk JAILED: Thug threatened to burn down ex-partner's house during baby milk row Christopher Singleton claimed he damaged the victim's bedroom 'to save him punching' her
"20.07.2016 16:38:48" accringtonobserver.co.uk Campaigners defeated in battle to save giant Rhyddings Park tree Campaigner Leesa Haworth said: "It's not the end. The tree will be staying. We will chain ourselves to it."
"20.07.2016 11:37:47" accringtonobserver.co.uk CCTV appeal launched after double theft from shop Police want to speak to a man regarding the incidents at the Spar shop in Oswaldtwistle
"20.07.2016 10:50:02" accringtonobserver.co.uk Art gallery welcomes Pokemon Go users after it's listed as a gym Haworth Art Gallery is now home to a wide range of Pokemon creatures, Pokestops and a gym
"19.07.2016 14:44:12" accringtonobserver.co.uk PICTURES: St Christopher's Sixth Form pupils put on the glitz and glamour Around 100 students and 25 staff attended the end of year event What a great event. Can you see anyone you know in our 26-picture gallery?
"18.07.2016 19:07:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Hollins Technology College pupils celebrate prom in style GALLERY: Staff and students gathered at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel in Clayton-le-Moors for the event
"18.07.2016 18:05:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Nights out in Bailey's Bar and The Bridge Inn are among our Time-trip photos this week Can you spot anyone you know in these pictures from the 2000s? Check out our retro pictures in the Time-trip
"18.07.2016 14:55:49" accringtonobserver.co.uk Three men bailed after fight involving pool cues outside ibar in Accrington Police were called to Warner Street on Thursday night after an 'atercation' with door staff A 36-year-old man from Accrington and two 19-year-old men from Blackburn were arrested on suspicion of affray
"18.07.2016 13:59:28" accringtonobserver.co.uk Three men admit taking part in heroin and crack cocaine supply operation Amar Ahmed, John Nicholson and Paul Freeman were caught by police in Accrington
"18.07.2016 11:54:21" accringtonobserver.co.uk Two new Domino's takeaways set to create 45 jobs The new Accrington outlet will open later this summer with plans also submitted for another in Great Harwood
"18.07.2016 09:02:38" accringtonobserver.co.uk PICTURES: Talented Accrington Academy students celebrate awards success The Sports and Annual Awards were held over two days with Inline Skating World Champion Jenna Dowling handing out prizes
"16.07.2016 07:03:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Grandson of Pal travels from South Africa for commemorations Jeremy Havard is the grandson of George Edward Haynes, who survived the Somme offensive.
"15.07.2016 14:47:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Burglars steal £18k car after keys left in house door Police said the offenders smashed the door glass using a large stone before grabbing the keys
"15.07.2016 13:29:57" accringtonobserver.co.uk Teacher bids fond farewell to school after 35 years Frances Duxbury has retired from St Mary's RC Primary School in Oswaldtwistle
"15.07.2016 13:28:17" accringtonobserver.co.uk Hyndburn defendants appearing in front of the courts Our regular Before the Bench column from Blackburn and Burnley magistrates
"15.07.2016 08:58:44" accringtonobserver.co.uk Three men arrested after fight involving pool cues outside ibar in Accrington BREAKING: Three men have been arrested on suspicion of affray and remain in custody for questioning
"14.07.2016 18:13:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Man died after taking lethal drug mixture - inquest Carl Taylor had heroin, cocaine and diazepam in his system
"14.07.2016 15:19:15" accringtonobserver.co.uk Detectives launch appeal after suspected Accrington house arson BREAKING: A fire had started in the basement of a terraced property on Derby Street causing 'significant damage'
"14.07.2016 15:08:08" accringtonobserver.co.uk Reds star's call for speedy start The 31-year-old arrived back at Stanley in February for the closing months of last season, and has now signed a new one-year deal with the club.
"14.07.2016 14:01:37" Timeline Photos Some bus users are angry that they are being charged 20p to use the loo at Accrington's new bus station. Officials say it is to deter vandals, but is it too much to charge OAPs?
"14.07.2016 13:50:49" accringtonobserver.co.uk Norden High School placed in special measures after damning inspection Headteacher Tim Mitchell has hit back at Ofsted claiming there were a 'number of inaccuracies' in the inspector's report
"14.07.2016 09:47:22" accringtonobserver.co.uk Man robbed at knifepoint in Accrington The victim and his friend were punched in the face in the attack near Lonsdale Street on July 7
"14.07.2016 07:14:50" accringtonobserver.co.uk Landmark town centre building could be turned into apartments with SWIMMING POOL What do you think of the plans for the Grade II-listed Cannon Street Baptist Church?
"13.07.2016 19:15:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Controversial taxi rank to be relocated AGAIN after complaints from shop owners Gallery: The taxi rank was moved last month from Holme Street onto Church Street
"13.07.2016 19:07:00" Timeline Photos Evening everyone, Bianca here and another edition of the Observer is ready to go, don't forget to pick up your copy tomorrow.
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"13.07.2016 18:13:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Gallery: Nikki Sanderson hits out at 'horrific' trolling of on-screen daughter with Down's Syndrome Eva Lorente, from Oswaldtwistle, has appeared on Hollyoaks since she was three months old.
"12.07.2016 15:40:46" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington town centre road layout changes labelled 'dogs dinner' Council bosses have defended the changes and consultation process
"12.07.2016 11:35:52" accringtonobserver.co.uk Rhyddings Park giant redwood could be SAVED from axe Councillors have voted to recommend the 50ft tree is retained as part a £2 million Heritage Lottery redevelopment
"11.07.2016 13:23:05" accringtonobserver.co.uk GALLERY: New Accrington bus station officially opens Council bosses said the station is the first part in a 'multi-million pound jigsaw of investment' for the town centre
"11.07.2016 11:39:03" accringtonobserver.co.uk GALLERY: Mount Carmel High School's leavers' Prom Dazzling dresses, smart suits and fancy forms of transport were the order of the day
"08.07.2016 18:18:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Our memory lane pictures demonstrate the gift of receiving Do you recognise anyone in our Time-trip photos from the Observer archives?
"08.07.2016 17:02:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk PICTURES: Hyndburn schools celebrate success in Lancashire School Games St Christopher's High School, Peel Park primary school and Accrington Academy all returned with medals
"08.07.2016 16:08:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Little 'Superman' Alfie raises hundreds in fundraising walk A lot of sad stories around just now, but if this doesn't put a smile on your face you're made of stone! Alfie is brilliant.
"08.07.2016 15:07:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Warning after six 'serious' electrical fires across Hyndburn The blazes involving white goods such as tumbler dryers have all happened since April
"08.07.2016 14:06:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk PICTURES: Green-fingered pupils take part in litter pick and Eco Day Youngsters from Hippings Vale Methodist School collected 22 bags of rubbish
"08.07.2016 12:59:12" accringtonobserver.co.uk Pictures reveal damage caused by Accrington house blaze Fire crews believe the incident was caused by 'discarded smoking materials'
"08.07.2016 10:30:10" accringtonobserver.co.uk UPDATE: Woman taken to hospital following 'serious house fire' in Accrington UPDATE: A pensioner has been taken to hospital after a fire on Haywood Road this morning
"08.07.2016 09:17:25" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington Stanley unveils new home and away kits for 2016/17 How do the new kits stand up to some of these classics?
"07.07.2016 18:13:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Hyndburn defendants up before the courts Check out our regular feature from magistrates courts
"07.07.2016 17:12:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk JAILED: Prolific drug dealer locked up for 11 years Mahmoud Jaber arranged to bring nearly half a kilo of cocaine into Accrington
"07.07.2016 15:54:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Road worker hospitalised after 'fail to stop' collision Highways England said a driver shouted abuse at the worker before speeding through the roadworks at Rising Bridge
"07.07.2016 15:02:24" accringtonobserver.co.uk Council grants £10,000 to help save under-threat Hyndburn libraries Two grants will help explore future options for closure-threatened Rishton and Clayton-le-Moors libraries
"07.07.2016 13:01:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Dominos set to fall into place as Farmfoods supermarket opens The pizza delivery chain could open at The Viaduct in the next few weeks
"07.07.2016 12:15:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington owner Holt 'excited' about 10-year plan for club Andy Holt gives his thoughts on last season, new signings and next season's hopes in the final part of an exclusive interview
"07.07.2016 11:08:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Car key warning for residents after two house burglaries in Accrington A Ford Focus was stolen from Sandy Lane on Wednesday morning
"07.07.2016 09:30:56" accringtonobserver.co.uk Staff at risk of redundancy as Nori Brickworks to be mothballed again BREAKING: Forterra has blamed 'economic uncertainty' and is consulting with 38 employees at the historic brickworks
"07.07.2016 09:08:29" accringtonobserver.co.uk Motorway closed off after drunk man threatened to jump from bridge Police were called to the eastbound carriageway of the M65 near Rishton this morning
"07.07.2016 05:34:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Prolific drug dealer warned he faces seven-year jail sentence Mahmoud Jaber arranged to bring nearly 500g of cocaine into Accrington
"06.07.2016 19:28:00" Timeline Photos Evening all, Charlotte here. Another edition of the Observer has gone to print, here's how the front looks.
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"06.07.2016 18:43:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Mum pays tribute to 'gentle giant' following sudden death at 43 Andrew Darmody, from Accrington, had been battling Non-Hodgkin lymphoma for more than two years.
"06.07.2016 16:12:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Dangerous derelict building in Oswaldtwistle a 'playground', police warn Calls have been made for action at Oswald House, on Rhyddings Street
"06.07.2016 15:02:51" accringtonobserver.co.uk Julie Hesmondhalgh letter pays tribute to our under-threat libraries "It is another step towards cutting off the less well off in our society... from information and access, support and technology, and a quiet space for learning. And that surely is better than gold."
"06.07.2016 11:49:47" accringtonobserver.co.uk Wheelchair athlete Anthony Gotts claims world record Anthony pushed himself in a manual chair from Land's End to John O'Groats
"05.07.2016 18:57:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Oswaldtwistle Carnival donations raise just £100 'Disheartened' organisers have asked for support for the event - which attracted 5,000 visitors
"05.07.2016 17:30:52" accringtonobserver.co.uk Residents warned after spate of burglaries in Great Harwood and Altham “I would advise residents to make sure their back doors are locked even if they are at home as there are opportunistic thieves out there.
“We would also advise them to make sure their whole properties are secured. Don't make it easy for the thieves.”
"05.07.2016 09:55:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Six schools across Hyndburn hit by today's teachers strike At least 44 schools across Lancashire have been hit by the NUT walkout
"05.07.2016 09:21:08" accringtonobserver.co.uk Tributes to "true gentleman" former Rotary Club president This is sad news. Former St Paul's Primary chair of governors Brian Mayers has passed away aged 89
"04.07.2016 19:02:40" accringtonobserver.co.uk UPDATED: Hundreds of students turn on the style at their prom nights Youngsters at Accrington Academy and Norden have all been celebrating the end of their GCSE exams.
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"04.07.2016 16:35:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Hyndburn defendants up before the courts See who has appeared before the bench in our regular column from Blackburn magistrates court
"04.07.2016 15:19:20" accringtonobserver.co.uk Hollins Technology College to be hit by tomorrow's NUT strike At least 28 schools across the county will be shut or partially shut on Tuesday
"04.07.2016 13:17:46" accringtonobserver.co.uk A thousand people attend Rishton Festival undeterred by event doubts The annual event had been called off on Friday only to be reinstated hours later
"04.07.2016 10:45:45" accringtonobserver.co.uk GALLERY: Hundreds of students turn on the style at their prom nights Youngsters at Accrington Academy, Rhyddings and Nordon have all been celebrating Youngsters at Accrington Academy and Norden have all been celebrating, don't they scrub up well?
"04.07.2016 08:41:04" accringtonobserver.co.uk United Utilities statement after thousands of homes left without water 6,000 homes across the borough were left without water for nearly 24 hours after a pipe burst in a farmers field
"01.07.2016 15:08:41" accringtonobserver.co.uk In pictures: Revellers paint the town red in our weekly Time-trip column Can you spot anyone you know in these pub pictures from the 2000s?
"01.07.2016 14:14:55" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington Grammar School WW1 memorial unveiled at library The bronze memorial was created in around 1920 and hung in the school
"01.07.2016 12:47:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk The battle that changed the face of Accrington forever: How the Observer reported 100 years ago In this specially reproduced archive we reveal how the Accrington Observer reported the events of the Somme and the fate of the Accrington Pals
"01.07.2016 11:17:37" accringtonobserver.co.uk 'We went over the top this morning' - book uncovers diaries of Somme survivor A new book documents the poignant diaries of an Accrington soldier who survived the Battle of the Somme
"01.07.2016 10:29:07" accringtonobserver.co.uk Cars stolen after burglars steal keys through cat flap "The offenders then accessed the door key through a large cat flap".
"01.07.2016 09:34:23" accringtonobserver.co.uk Borough unites to pay respects to Accrington Pals 100 years on VIDEO: Today marks the centenary of the start of the Battle of the Somme, where hundreds of Pals lost their lives. We'll be bringing you coverage from commemorations across the day.
"01.07.2016 09:03:16" accringtonobserver.co.uk PROMS 2016: St Christopher's pupils have a ball at end of year prom Around 200 students and 30 staff partied the night away at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel
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"01.07.2016 07:40:30" Timeline Photos Wreath laying at the Accrington Pals memorial this morning...
"01.07.2016 05:30:00" Timeline Photos Thank you to Liz Robertson for these pictures. She said: "A solitary poppy in bloom at the bottom of Oak Street just poking through the cracks. To say 'I remember.' Felt really emotional. xxx"
"30.06.2016 18:06:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Fate of Rhyddings Park giant redwood to be settled A report into the sequoia - which 2,000 people signed a petition to save - has been finished
"30.06.2016 16:22:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk MP: Remain supporters should accept democracy and move on More than 2,300 people from Hyndburn have signed a petition calling for a second EU referendum
"30.06.2016 15:00:34" accringtonobserver.co.uk Rishton Festival WILL go ahead - after cancellation announcement U-turn Confusion as this weekend's festival on....off.... and now back ON. Please spread the word to ensure a bumper turnout
"30.06.2016 14:33:28" Timeline Photos There is a free eight page anniversary pull out in this week's paper looking back at how we reported the Battle of the Somme and its aftermath. Out now.
"30.06.2016 14:19:26" accringtonobserver.co.uk JAILED: Conman who duped car insurers into providing high value cars after bogus crash claims Naveed Shah, from Great Harwood, was part of a gang which received BMWs and Mercedes worth £170,000
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"30.06.2016 12:19:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Inspirational pupil in fundraising toddle for school Alfie Jak Hamer, who has Down's Syndrome, has only been walking for a few weeks
"30.06.2016 11:07:55" accringtonobserver.co.uk Disappointment as this weekend's Rishton festival CANCELLED BREAKING: Organisers have been forced to pull the plug ahead of the 13th annual event
"30.06.2016 09:27:59" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington prepares to honour its Battle of the Somme Pals The centenary of the fateful day when so many men from Accrington made the ultimate sacrifice is nearly upon us. In this week's Observer out in the shops now we have an eight-page pullout reflecting on how we reported the battle 100 years ago. Here's our
"30.06.2016 08:10:11" accringtonobserver.co.uk Stanley chief: Reds job 'bigger than I imagined' We caught up with Accrington owner Andy Holt in an exclusive interview
"30.06.2016 05:32:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Dementia sufferer died after suffering injuries in care home row Allan Wallace, 86, died three weeks after an altercation with a fellow resident, an inquest heard
"29.06.2016 20:03:01" Timeline Photos Evening all, Charlotte here.
Another edition of the Observer has gone to press - here's how the front page looks. Pick up your copy in shops tomorrow.
"29.06.2016 18:16:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk JAILED: Former Safetyle UK contractor who stole £8k wages 'Desperate and opportunistic' Gareth McCash targeted two staff outside the office in Rising Bridge
"29.06.2016 16:26:56" accringtonobserver.co.uk Rush-hour motorists facing disruption after collison on Grane Road Police said the road was blocked off near Belthorn
"29.06.2016 15:55:54" accringtonobserver.co.uk Village unveils heritage trail in honour of industrialist James Hargreaves The historic trail around Stanhill is in honour of the inventor of the Spinning Jenny
"29.06.2016 13:41:41" accringtonobserver.co.uk Friends in charity bike ride in memory of former landlord Ian Walsh The ride coincided with the three-day Rishton beer festival
"29.06.2016 12:02:19" accringtonobserver.co.uk Pictures reveal finished look of Accrington's new bus station The long awaited £6 million building will open next month The long awaited £6 million building will open next month.
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"28.06.2016 18:42:14" accringtonobserver.co.uk GALLERY: Rhyddings pupils celebrate prom night in style The Mytton Fold Hotel was the venue for the end of year spectacular Pupils and staff enjoyed a night of dancing and food at Mytton Fold Hotel and Golf Club.
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"28.06.2016 16:39:53" accringtonobserver.co.uk Hyndburn MP launches blistering attack on Jeremy Corbyn's leadership Graham Jones told the Observer that Mr Corbyn is 'not fit to lead'
"28.06.2016 14:14:55" accringtonobserver.co.uk Last-minute plea for volunteers for Somme tribute event Organisers are in need of more volunteers - get in touch and show your support
"28.06.2016 13:01:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Farmfoods set to open new Accrington store this week The frozen food giant has taken over the former Superbowl at The Viaduct
"28.06.2016 11:38:13" accringtonobserver.co.uk CCTV appeal launched after Vodafone shoplifting theft A phone was stolen from the Arndale Centre store
"28.06.2016 09:53:20" accringtonobserver.co.uk Three children and two adults taken to hospital after house fire Fire crews were called to Montgomery Close in Baxenden at 12.50am today
"28.06.2016 08:28:56" accringtonobserver.co.uk GALLERY: Rhyddings pupils celebrate prom night in style The Mytton Fold Hotel was the venue for the end of year spectacular