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"16.01.2017 16:01:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk PICTURES: Record turnout at Great Harwood hospice charity run Sunday's main 10k race attracted 476 runners, with 40 entering junior races. Can you spot anyone you know in our gallery?
"16.01.2017 15:11:48" accringtonobserver.co.uk PICTURES: Sleeping man stunned as car ploughs into front of his house The homeowner said he heard "a massive bang" and it sounded like a wall had fallen down
"16.01.2017 14:04:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Egg-throwing youths targeting the vulnerable by playing 'knock-a-door-run' Police are asking parents 'Do you know what your child could be getting up to?'
"16.01.2017 13:04:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Police dog helps find crack cocaine in Accrington car Officers found drugs hidden in the parked car on Primrose Street
"16.01.2017 11:16:05" accringtonobserver.co.uk Car crashes into terraced house in Oswaldtwistle A blue Volkswagen Golf drove into the front of a house on Blackburn Road this morning
"16.01.2017 10:28:16" accringtonobserver.co.uk Abandoned car found crashed into wall in Great Harwood Firefighters from Hyndburn were called to Whalley Road shortly before 4am on January 15
"16.01.2017 08:56:15" accringtonobserver.co.uk PICTURES: Kitchen damaged by tumble dryer fire Fire crews were called to Mount Pleasant Street in Oswaldtwistle
"13.01.2017 20:33:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Great Harwood care worker loses job after kneeling on autistic patient's arm Jonathan Cook, from Great Harwood, was found guilty of ill-treatment at Calderstones Hospital after a court trial
"13.01.2017 19:02:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Looking back at pubs and landlords of days gone by This week's Time-trip shines a spotlight on watering holes in the mid-2000s Take a look back at pubs and landlords
"13.01.2017 17:55:04" accringtonobserver.co.uk More snow could fall on parts of Hyndburn tonight The Met Office say there will be wintry showers during the evening, followed by heavy snow from around 11pm
"13.01.2017 15:03:39" accringtonobserver.co.uk PICTURES: Mourners gather to pay respects to tragic schoolgirl Megan Lee UPDATED: A funeral service was held today at Immanuel Parish Church in Oswaldtwistle
"13.01.2017 14:54:34" accringtonobserver.co.uk Police appeal for wanted Accrington man Connor Dewhurst Police believe he has now travelled to Blackpool. Please share.
"13.01.2017 13:44:13" accringtonobserver.co.uk Police to brief council over high levels of sex offenders in Hyndburn It comes after an Observer investigation showed 155 registered offenders were living in the borough
"13.01.2017 08:54:43" accringtonobserver.co.uk Schools closed as snow blizzards cause disruption in Hyndburn Drivers are again being warned to avoid Grane Road due to 'extremely icy conditions'
"12.01.2017 20:03:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Hyndburn defendants up before the bench Here's our regular column from Blackburn and Burnley magistrates courts
"12.01.2017 18:31:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk 'Garden village' in Huncoat could bring TWO THOUSAND homes The Government has granted Housing Zone status to the village
"12.01.2017 15:38:36" accringtonobserver.co.uk Inquest hears Megan Lee believed to have suffered fatal anaphylactic shock The 15-year-old from Oswaldtwistle died on New Year's Day
"12.01.2017 14:07:17" accringtonobserver.co.uk Thief who burgled Poplar Social Club jailed Colin Greenfield, from Oswaldtwistle, stole £3,000 in alcohol and cash from the Accrington venue
"12.01.2017 12:35:45" accringtonobserver.co.uk Motorists urged to avoid Grane Road after heavy snow brings traffic to a 'standstill' BREAKING: Police are warning motorists to avoid the road and have requested gritters from Lancashire County Council
"12.01.2017 12:02:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Council chiefs defend 14 per cent hike in allotment charges A total of 766 plot holders face increases of £5 to £20 a year
"12.01.2017 10:37:30" accringtonobserver.co.uk Captain Conneely hoping for repeat cup shock against Middlesbrough Stanley boss John Coleman has also announced the departure of two players
"12.01.2017 08:59:03" Timeline Photos Brrrrrr!! Snow showers are forecast in Accrington this morning and later on today. If the white stuff sticks around, send us in your snow photos. Remember to confirm parental permission for any pictures of children. Here's one from last year sent in by
"12.01.2017 08:36:23" Accrington Observer
"11.01.2017 20:31:00" Timeline Photos There's a special report on the tragic death of Megan Lee in this week's paper in shops tomorrow.
"11.01.2017 19:03:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Council issues ZERO on-the-spot fines to fly tippers The revelation comes as action is taken over rubbish "chucked" near an Oswaldtwistle nature reserve
"11.01.2017 17:01:09" accringtonobserver.co.uk Council bosses defend £3m town square from 'non-event' criticism Former council leader Peter Britcliffe slammed it as 'a complete waste of time and money'. What do you think?
"11.01.2017 08:55:36" accringtonobserver.co.uk Charity shop volunteer caught with indecent images of children avoids jail Patrick French volunteers at the Sense shop in Accrington and also as a country park ranger
"10.01.2017 16:58:13" accringtonobserver.co.uk Highly-awaited Sherlock finale to be screened at Vue cinema Fans will be able to watch it on the big screen in Accrington - with a special exclusive
"10.01.2017 11:43:54" accringtonobserver.co.uk Two men bailed following death of schoolgirl Megan Lee The Royal Spice Indian takeaway in Oswaldtwistle is closed as investigations are carried out
"10.01.2017 07:03:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk The Amazon email scam which is costing victims hundreds of pounds Action Fraud has received several reports from victims who have been sent the convincing looking emails claiming to be from Amazon
"09.01.2017 20:17:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Met Office issue snow warning with blizzards set to hit Hyndburn Met Office forecasters are warning up to 20cm of snow could fall in some areas later this week
"09.01.2017 19:34:01" Timeline Photos Accrington Stanley will travel to Middlesbrough for the FA Cup Fourth Round. What do you make of that tie?
"09.01.2017 19:03:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk New children's 'soft play' area to open at Hyndburn Leisure Centre But the initiative will see half of the sports hall's eight playing courts lost
"09.01.2017 16:55:08" accringtonobserver.co.uk Police appeal for wanted Accrington man Connor Dewhurst is wanted in connection with offences of assault and burglary
"09.01.2017 14:25:17" accringtonobserver.co.uk Three tills stolen in Oswaldtwistle newsagent burglary Officers have released a CCTV image of a man they wish to speak to following the offence
"09.01.2017 10:47:23" accringtonobserver.co.uk Motorcyclist loses leg after serious collision at roundabout This is awful. Police have launched an appeal for witnesses to the crash in Rising Bridge
"09.01.2017 09:47:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Large kitchen fire ravages converted farm building in Accrington Firefighters were called to Sandy Lane just after midnight on Monday
"09.01.2017 08:47:40" accringtonobserver.co.uk Arsonists set fire to caravan with gas cylinder inside Fire crews were called to Heys Lane in Great Harwood
"07.01.2017 18:30:01" Timeline Photos Here is this week's People page featuring Kara Raynor from Lancashire Women's Centres - http://www.womenscentre.org/
If you'd like to feature on this page please just drop us a line at: email@example.com
"06.01.2017 20:37:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington man wanted in connection with burglary Police said Matthew Lang, 28, has links to Accrington and Blackburn
"06.01.2017 20:02:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington defendants up before the courts Our weekly column from Blackburn and Burnley magistrates
"06.01.2017 19:10:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Tributes paid to former Mayor of Hyndburn Bill Sumner Bill, of Great Harwood, sadly passed away from a heart attack while out walking on New Year's Day, aged 82
"06.01.2017 17:44:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Dozens of new homes could be built in Oswaldtwistle schemes Housing proposals have been made for a former chemical works on New Lane, and off Rhoden Road
"06.01.2017 16:16:03" accringtonobserver.co.uk Laptops worth £1.2 MILLION stolen in "terrifying" truck driver robbery A gang of up to six men targeted the truck and stole 2,000 laptops
"06.01.2017 14:04:36" accringtonobserver.co.uk Car-jackers injure Accrington man in "extremely distressing" attack Police have appealed for information after the attack by two men in the middle of the day.
"06.01.2017 13:33:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Last chance to nominate 'star' hospital staff for recognition award There are just hour lefts before the deadline for the ELLIE award in the East Lancashire NHS Trust 'Star' awards
"06.01.2017 11:55:37" accringtonobserver.co.uk School and theatre group add tributes to 'bright, thoughtful and caring' Megan Lee Megan, 15, from Oswaldtwistle, died from a severe allergic reaction after eating a takeaway
"06.01.2017 08:49:09" accringtonobserver.co.uk Parents mourn 'Our Princess' after girl dies from severe allergic reaction after takeaway This is heartbreaking. Police are investigating the tragic death of 15-year-old St Christopher's pupil Megan Lee on New Year's Day
"05.01.2017 19:56:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Teen cocaine dealer locked up for three years Corey Linacre, from Accrington, was caught after being spotted driving his car windows down in bad weather
"05.01.2017 18:56:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk JAILED: Thug who punched motorist in 'road rage' attack outside Accrington Asda Adrian Betney left victim Lee Hudston with three intracranial bleeds
"05.01.2017 13:45:49" accringtonobserver.co.uk Rishton church targeted TWICE by burglars over festive period A £3,000 stained glass window was destroyed and £250 for the Children's Society stolen from St Peter and St Paul's
"05.01.2017 12:02:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Hyndburn council to hike its share of council tax for first time in 8 YEARS Bills could rise by up to £5 - and could go much higher if LCC agree a separate increase
"05.01.2017 11:23:14" accringtonobserver.co.uk Car parked on Accrington driveway torched by arsonists Police and fire crews were called to Crosley Grove at 2.10am today
"05.01.2017 10:15:17" accringtonobserver.co.uk Our critics not seeing bigger picture - Stanley boss Coleman The Accrington manager believes the Reds are not getting the results they merit
"05.01.2017 10:03:11" Accrington Observer's cover photo This photo of Rishton Paper Mill lodge was sent into the Observer by G Pick
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"05.01.2017 07:02:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk There's a mysterious object hurtling towards Earth NASA said that the object is "not a threat to Earth for the foreseeable future"
"04.01.2017 21:03:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Northern Lights could be visible over parts of Hyndburn this week Stargazers may be in for a treat and catch the Aurora Borealis above Hyndburn
"04.01.2017 20:30:00" Timeline Photos Evening all,
The first Observer of 2017 has gone to print, here's how the front page looks. Pick up your copy in shops tomorrow!
"04.01.2017 19:03:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Fury over council bid to charge bowlers £60 annual fee for public greens The chairman of Hyndburn District Bowling said the proposal could 'bring an end to the league'
"04.01.2017 15:06:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk How laws being introduced in 2017 will affect you From changes to the minimum wage and free childcare, to an increase in some car tax charges - here is some legislation that will come into force this year
"04.01.2017 13:02:13" accringtonobserver.co.uk Celebrity Big Brother Launch 2017 - which stars are in the house? It was certainly a colourful live launch show on Tuesday night.
Here's who is in the latest series of the reality TV show.
"04.01.2017 09:31:26" accringtonobserver.co.uk Hammer-wielding thugs break into house and smash up car A gang of four men used a claw hammer to break into a house in Rishton
"03.01.2017 15:51:41" accringtonobserver.co.uk WATCH: Youths take coach for a joyride around depot causing thousands of pounds of damage CCTV footage has been released following the break in at M&M Coaches in Accrington
"03.01.2017 14:41:27" accringtonobserver.co.uk Defibrillator installed at playing fields in memory of popular sportsman The defibrillator is the seventh to be set up around Great Harwood since Philip Maher's death
"02.01.2017 19:21:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk You MUST see these TV shows in 2017 From our favourites returning to new shows coming to our TV screens, we've picked out the best programmes to enjoy in 2017
"02.01.2017 12:02:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Date confirmed for Accrington Carnival 2017 as new committee formed The biennial carnival was in doubt after Accrington Lions pulled out as organisers in 2015
"02.01.2017 09:21:57" accringtonobserver.co.uk Two cabbies taken to hospital after New Year's Day crash The collision happened at 2.20am in Oswaldtwistle
"30.12.2016 11:00:46" accringtonobserver.co.uk Knife-threat robber raids Oswaldtwistle off licence Police have released CCTV after the robbery at Bargain Booze
"30.12.2016 10:58:32" Accrington Observer
"29.12.2016 20:01:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Take a look back at events of years gone by This week's time-trip shines a spotlight on carnival fun, a church barbecue and charity wear Can you spot any familiar faces?
"29.12.2016 18:56:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk GALLERY: Hyndburn pub celebrates 1st birthday Stuart and Melanie Blackledge have turned around The Hyndburn Restaurant & Bar since taking over last year
"29.12.2016 16:17:36" accringtonobserver.co.uk Celebrity deaths in 2016: The famous faces who have died this year We'll miss them all.
"29.12.2016 11:46:33" accringtonobserver.co.uk JAILED: Heartless burglary who stole computer equipment from specialist school Cy Holt raided White Ash School in Oswaldtwistle for iPads and cash
"28.12.2016 20:30:01" Timeline Photos Evening all.
Another year has come and gone and the final edition of 2016 has gone to print, out in shops tomorrow.
From everyone here at the Observer, we wish all our readers a very Happy New Year. See you in 2017!
"28.12.2016 20:15:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Singer Tara Apostoloss-Boyarin had brain bleed - inquest Popular Tara, from Clayton-le-Moors, died in August
"28.12.2016 18:56:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Love rat who barricaded himself in partner's home and threatened to blow it up has jail sentence cut Michael Farnworth was in a three-hour stand off with police in Oswaldtwistle
"28.12.2016 16:27:22" accringtonobserver.co.uk Police appeal after theft from Asda in Accrington Officers would like to speak to a woman regarding the theft of £40 cashback
"27.12.2016 12:26:40" accringtonobserver.co.uk Is the Kodi box you got for Christmas illegal? You may have got a Kodi box under the Christmas tree - but there are grey areas when it comes to what you watch when it comes to the law
"26.12.2016 18:28:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Hyndburn defendants up before the bench Our latest roundup from Blackburn and Burnley magistrates
"25.12.2016 08:31:38" Timeline Photos Merry Christmas Hyndburn!
"23.12.2016 20:03:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Looking back at pubs, landlords and a darts champion This week's Time-trip takes us to the mid-2000s Can you spot any familiar faces in these pub-themed pictures?
"23.12.2016 19:01:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Supermarket team leader stole £6,000 from tills to pay off 'spiralling' debts Sarah Louise Power was a 'trusted' team leader at the Co-Op store in Oswaldtwistle
"23.12.2016 18:02:01" Timeline Photos She's here! Storm Barbara has arrived in Accrington - so stay safe. Strong winds and heavy rain is expected over the coming hours. As usual. please share your photos and videos.
"23.12.2016 17:04:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk JAILED: 'Utterly stupid' disqualified driver who led police on high speed chase Salim Shah tried to evade police through narrow residential streets in Accrington, Altham West and Clayton-le-Moors
"23.12.2016 15:25:53" accringtonobserver.co.uk 'Despicable' gang who conned thousands from vulnerable pensioners jailed Storm McGowan, 26, from Oswaldtwistle, has been jailed for seven years for robbery
"23.12.2016 12:37:46" accringtonobserver.co.uk Firefighters tackle kitchen fire at house in Baxenden Crews from Hyndburn were called to Southwood Drive last night
"23.12.2016 10:00:13" accringtonobserver.co.uk Man suffers shocking stab wounds to head and chest in street robbery in Accrington This is absolutely terrible. A young man stabbed for his phone just days before Christmas. We wish him a speedy recovery.
"23.12.2016 08:14:32" accringtonobserver.co.uk What time will Storm Barbara hit Hyndburn today? Motorists are being warned to take extra care travelling home for Christmas, with gale force winds expected to cause disruption on the roads
"22.12.2016 19:04:04" accringtonobserver.co.uk Christmas 'miracle' as widow's lost wedding rings found and returned Margaret Robinson had lost wedding and engagement bands she had prized for nearly 60 years
"22.12.2016 18:16:46" accringtonobserver.co.uk PICTURES: Hyndburn pupils performing in nativities Schools have been re-enacting the Christmas story in productions both traditional and modern.
Can you see anyone you know in our 74-picture gallery?
"22.12.2016 15:34:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Storm Barbara is just the START of bad weather... “We have had the good fortune to be able to issue the weather warnings ahead of Storm Barbara coming, with plenty of time hopefully for people to change their plans if they need to."
"22.12.2016 14:34:04" accringtonobserver.co.uk PICTURES: Hyndburn pupils performing in nativities Schools have been re-enacting the Christmas story in productions both traditional and modern
"22.12.2016 14:30:40" accringtonobserver.co.uk WATCH: Shocking moment thief steals charity box from Market Hall cafe Paul Gill, from Accrington, will now spend Christmas behind bars after being jailed for 12 weeks
"22.12.2016 12:25:05" accringtonobserver.co.uk Woman who bit off barmaid's earlobe in pub toilet assault given long sentence It's going to be a long stretch behind bars......
"22.12.2016 12:02:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington Stanley's problems 'critical' says John Coleman The Reds are hovering above the drop zone after their latest defeat
"22.12.2016 10:59:43" accringtonobserver.co.uk Firefighters called to house fire fearing occupant was trapped inside Crews attended the property on Horne Street earlier this morning
"22.12.2016 10:35:58" Accrington Observer's cover photo
"22.12.2016 10:33:30" Accrington Observer
"21.12.2016 20:15:00" Timeline Photos A very sad front page for the Observer and the borough this week. In a special report we say goodbye to photographer Garth Dawson. Out in shops tomorrow.
"21.12.2016 19:31:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Salon owners 'living in fear' after three burgled in a week Police have defended their response following break-ins at salons on Union Road in Oswaldtwistle
"21.12.2016 17:10:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Tributes paid to long-standing Rotarian Terry Hogan Terry, from Oswaldtwistle, passed away suddenly on December 14, aged 88
"21.12.2016 12:03:27" accringtonobserver.co.uk Heartless burglars ransack charity shop Jewellery and a charity box was stolen from the RSPCA branch on Broadway in Accrington
"20.12.2016 15:33:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Christmas and New Year closures to hit Accrington Minor Injuries Unit The closure will help staff support expected "exceptionally high" hospital demand
"20.12.2016 13:02:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk GALLERY: Roaming nativity evokes scenes of Vicar of Dibley Families and children followed a re-enactment of the nativity around Great Harwood
"20.12.2016 11:50:41" accringtonobserver.co.uk A deep depression called Barbara is coming our way... A yellow 'be aware' weather warning has been issued for the region on Friday and Christmas Eve
"20.12.2016 09:53:13" accringtonobserver.co.uk Optician dedicates Best Dressed Window Competition win to late mum Zoe Wilkin, of Eyes of Harwood, said her mum Pat 'always wanted to win the festive competition'
"19.12.2016 14:20:47" accringtonobserver.co.uk Firefighters tackle 'serious' house fire in Accrington Two crews were called to Sharples Street on Monday morning
"19.12.2016 08:58:53" accringtonobserver.co.uk Police issue warning after shed and garage burglaries in Accrington Property was stolen from buildings on Moorhouse Avenue and Hollins Lane
"16.12.2016 19:31:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk JAILED: Uninsured and unlicensed driver who led police on chase through Hyndburn David Osbaldeston, 23, reached speeds of 60mph in 20mph residential areas
"16.12.2016 18:31:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Trees face chop in £3m town square plans Hyndburn council have backed plans to removed trees as part of Accrington's town square redevelopment
"16.12.2016 16:31:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington defendants up before the courts Our latest column from Blackburn and Burnley magistrates
"16.12.2016 13:36:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Clayton-le-Moors library service could be open by February A new independent library will be established at the Arthur Wilson Centre
"16.12.2016 11:00:45" accringtonobserver.co.uk Cannabis set-up found at Rishton house Officers executed a warrant on Brook Street this morning
"15.12.2016 20:30:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Looking back at food and festivals in the mid-2000s Take a trip back in time with our retro photographs A foodie-focussed Time-trip for you this week
"15.12.2016 19:01:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Tributes paid to tireless volunteer and Freeman Eunice Whittaker Eunice, who helped found Hyndburn Used Furniture Store and volunteered at St Peters church for many years, has died aged 84
"15.12.2016 16:10:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Obituary: Grandad-of-four Thomas Bedson dies The keen darts and snooker fan, 76, died at his home on Saturday, December 10
"15.12.2016 13:57:31" accringtonobserver.co.uk Tributes paid to former Observer photographer Garth Dawson We're very sad to announce Garth passed away at his home on Wednesday aged 92. A terrible loss for Accrington and the whole borough
"15.12.2016 10:01:48" Accrington Observer's cover photo The LAMP group and pupils from St Andrews Primary School celebrate after it was announced the community would take on the running of Oswaldtwistle library
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"14.12.2016 20:36:00" Timeline Photos It's a real mix of good news and bad in this week's Observer with vital service facing the axe but great news about our jobs and libraries. PLUS don't miss your free 24 page Christmas and New Year TV guide . In shops from first thing tomorrow.
"14.12.2016 17:39:27" accringtonobserver.co.uk Walk-in centre at Accrington Victoria WILL close in March Patient representative Russ McLean,said he was 'horrified' at the decision
"14.12.2016 14:30:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Family cars worth £50k stolen in Accrington Offenders broke into a home on Hollins Lane to steal the keys for the two cars on December 13
"14.12.2016 13:16:24" accringtonobserver.co.uk Domino's Pizza to open Great Harwood branch next week The Queen Street store will be the pizza giant's second to launch in the borough in as many months
"14.12.2016 08:56:34" A 22-year-old man from Accrington who was reported missing has been found safe and well. Thank you to everyone who shared the appeal.
"12.12.2016 18:07:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Gym owner bringing Christmas cheer to dozens of families Mickii Edwards completed a 66-mile fundraising run ahead of this weekend's 'Christmas extravaganza'.
"12.12.2016 15:45:19" accringtonobserver.co.uk Town in line for major jobs boost following BT recruitment drive The telecoms giant has announced 500 new customer service jobs across its UK centres.
"10.12.2016 19:08:33" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington Stanley fans filmed fighting at Leyton Orient as ugly scenes break out in away end Security, stewards and police were forced to separate the fans at Brisbane Road
"09.12.2016 20:12:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Time Trip: Drinking and laughter in a town centre pub This week's column looks back to nights out at the Bees Knees in the mid-2000s Nights out are the Bees Knees in the town centre
"09.12.2016 18:07:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk PICTURES: 8,000 people make Dickensian festival 'best ever' success Organiser Kate Furey said the night 'brought out the best in the town'. Add your snaps to our gallery by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or in the comments below. Please give parental permission if children are pictured.
"09.12.2016 16:53:53" accringtonobserver.co.uk Gallery: Arson investigation launched into huge scrapyard fire Police believe a fire which has been burning for three days at Moorfield Industrial Estate was started deliberately
"09.12.2016 12:09:29" accringtonobserver.co.uk Community groups 'ecstatic' after libraries SAVED from the axe This is fantastic news! LCC has approved the retention of Oswaldtwistle library and an independent community library in Clayton-le-Moors
"08.12.2016 19:03:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Widow appeals for help after losing wedding and engagement rings Distraught Margaret Robinson's late husband gave her the rings nearly 60 years ago. Please share to help her find them again.
"08.12.2016 14:54:07" accringtonobserver.co.uk Gallery: Over 1,000 people flock to dazzling Oswaldtwistle lights switch-on Santa and Stanley players helped to spread the Christmas cheer. Can you spot yourself in our gallery?
"08.12.2016 11:00:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Tributes paid to 'diamond geezer' biker Nick Donohue Nick, from Great Harwood, died suddenly aged 42 on December 2.
"08.12.2016 09:44:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Bell urges Stanley to translate cup scoring form into league points The Reds turn their attentions to League Two this weekend after reaching the FA Cup third round
"07.12.2016 17:50:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Industrial estate fire in Altham expected to burn into Thursday The Environment Agency is probing water supplies after the blaze at First Choice Car Spares. Some incredible images here.
"07.12.2016 10:48:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Warning as 15 cars targeted by thieves across Hyndburn Police say there has been a spate of car break-ins in Clayton-le-Moors, Altham and Baxenden
"07.12.2016 08:45:06" accringtonobserver.co.uk LIVE: Junction 7 closed off as NINETY firefighters battle huge scrapyard blaze Fire engines from across the county are tackling the fire at Moorfield Industrial Estate
"06.12.2016 17:37:39" accringtonobserver.co.uk Town counting down to Dickensian Christmas festival Around 8,000 people are expected to attend the Warner Street spectacular. Here's everything you need to know.
"06.12.2016 15:25:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk First phase of £15m housing regeneration project nearly finished Seventeen homes on Booth Street in Woodnook will become available next month
"05.12.2016 18:01:04" accringtonobserver.co.uk Appeal after stolen bank cards used on £400 shopping spree Police would like to identify a couple they believe may be able to help with enquiries
"05.12.2016 10:49:26" accringtonobserver.co.uk GALLERY: Choirs star at Great Harwood Christmas lights switch-on Hundreds of families and children gathered on the Towngate on Friday night
"03.12.2016 19:15:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Firefighters and police called over FIFTY times to scrapyard site over fires A taskforce has now been set up following the incidents at TH Smiths in Great Harwood
"02.12.2016 20:03:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk A drug addict who started supplying cocaine to pay off a debt has been jailed for three years Joseph Gaskin's home on Spencer Street in Accrington was raided by police
"02.12.2016 19:31:02" accringtonobserver.co.uk Carnival queens and birthday celebrations feature in this week's Time-trip Take a step back in time to the mid-2000s and see if you can spot any familiar faces Can you spot any familiar faces in our snaps from the mid-2000s?
"02.12.2016 14:53:46" accringtonobserver.co.uk Computer equipment stolen from lorry as driver slept Thousands of pounds worth of stock were stolen by the gang in Altham
"02.12.2016 13:02:34" Accrington Observer's cover photo
"02.12.2016 11:38:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk GALLERY: Baxenden residents enjoy free pies and cakes at Christmas lights switch-one Community fundraisers Jennifer Robbins and Kate McLaughlin flicked the switch on Thursday night - can you spot yourself in our gallery?
"02.12.2016 10:11:54" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington and Rossendale College set to merge with Burnley College The merger will come into effect in May
"02.12.2016 06:30:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk 26 drivers from Hyndburn are allowed to drive on our roads despite reaching the penalty point limit One resident has amassed 15 points on their licence but has escaped a ban
"01.12.2016 20:03:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk JAILED: Couple who ran cannabis supply operation from their family home Nathan Williams and Nicola Threlfall have been locked up for a total of 15 months
"01.12.2016 14:11:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Help bring some festive cheer to the elderly this Christmas The Hyndburn Community Matrons are appealing for gifts to distribute around the borough's elderly
"01.12.2016 13:02:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk GALLERY: Big turnout for Clayton-le-Moors Christmas lights switch-on Can you spot yourself in our picture gallery?
"01.12.2016 12:08:09" accringtonobserver.co.uk Car owners warned to lock vehicle after spate of thefts over 72 hours Unlocked cars have been targeted in Clayton-le-Moors, Baxenden and Altham
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"01.12.2016 06:30:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Tribute paid to kind cricket club president Terry Case, 72, was president of Great Harwood Cricket Club since 2009
"30.11.2016 20:30:00" Timeline Photos Don't forget to pick up your copy of the Accrington Observer, in shops tomorrow!
"30.11.2016 19:04:03" accringtonobserver.co.uk Appeal after robbery Police are appealing for help to find a man wanted in connection with a robbery in Rishton.
"30.11.2016 11:09:13" accringtonobserver.co.uk NEW appeal in bid to catch man who attacked Good Samaritan OAP in Tesco Police have released an new image of a man they want to speak to following the attack in the Accrington store.
"30.11.2016 10:42:16" accringtonobserver.co.uk Thousands of National Lottery online accounts 'hacked' - what you need to know Organisers Camelot say that around 26,500 online accounts were accessed after the breach happened on Monday.
"29.11.2016 19:30:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk GALLERY: CCTV pictures released following Accrington shoplifting incidents Argos, Boots, Wilkinsons and Vodafone were targeted in separate thefts. Do you recognise anyone?
"29.11.2016 16:59:10" accringtonobserver.co.uk CCTV appeal launched after Accrington house burglary Police want to speak to a man after two cars were stolen on Spencer Street
"29.11.2016 16:49:09" accringtonobserver.co.uk Two people air lifted to hospital after car collision in Oswaldtwistle Emergency services were called to Broadfield at 10.40am on Tuesday, November 29
"29.11.2016 15:31:31" accringtonobserver.co.uk Welcome to the new-look Accrington Observer website The Accrington Observer has had a revamp - here's what's changed:
"28.11.2016 19:30:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Temperatures are set to plunge tonight - and forecasters say there's a possibility of a rare White Christmas It is going to be a cold and frosty evening across the region tonight. Please post or email your pictures.
"28.11.2016 18:30:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington toy appeal needs your donations Accrington Lions say benefit cuts mean more youngsters missing out on presents
"28.11.2016 16:17:36" accringtonobserver.co.uk GALLERY: Hundreds say goodbye to four-year-old cancer victim Jessica Whelan at her funeral Jessica died on November 20 after losing her battle with the disease.
"28.11.2016 15:03:03" accringtonobserver.co.uk Former Ritz Cinema could be transformed in apartments and shops development 15 apartments and three retail units are planned for the 1920's town centre building. What do you think?
"28.11.2016 12:02:25" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington Stanley launch £40k fundraising campaign for large stadium screen The club hope to have the screen installed for the start of next season.
"25.11.2016 19:31:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk A percussion band, a hen party and a carnival feature in our Time-trip column Can you spot anyone you know in these pictures from the 2000s? Do you know any of the people in our retro snaps?
"25.11.2016 16:11:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk East Lancashire Hospice celebrating 'outstanding' inspection rating The Hospice cares for and supports more than 1,000 people a year
"25.11.2016 15:11:43" accringtonobserver.co.uk PICTURES: Young bakers go head to head in team competition Eight primary schools are involved in the Bake Off at Norden High School. Do you recognise anyone?
"25.11.2016 09:59:31" accringtonobserver.co.uk PICTURES: Thousands flock to Accrington for 'magical' Christmas lights switch-on Were you snapped by our photographer? Were you snapped by our photographer? Check out our 36-picture gallery and tag your friends
"24.11.2016 15:14:17" accringtonobserver.co.uk Man, 21, suffers punctured lung after stabbing in Oswaldtwistle Police said the victim was attacked on Walter Street
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"24.11.2016 11:04:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Countdown to big Accrington Christmas lights switch-on and party The lights will be illuminated by three-year-old Charlie Procter on Thursday evening
"24.11.2016 10:00:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk 'We were victims of footballing theft' - Stanley manager John Coleman was seething after Tuesday's controversial defeat at Hartlepool.
"24.11.2016 08:56:49" accringtonobserver.co.uk West not to blame for rise of Islamic State, says Graham Jones PICTURES: Hyndburn's MP has returned from an eye-opening visit to war-torn Mosul
"23.11.2016 21:08:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington defendants up before the courts Our latest column from Blackburn and Burnley magistrates
"23.11.2016 19:30:00" rossendalefreepress.co.uk GALLERY: 'West not to blame for Islamic State rise' says MP Graham Jones The Haslingden MP has returned from a visit to war-torn Mosul.
"23.11.2016 19:02:22" Timeline Photos A very sad front page to put together this week. The Observer is out in the shops tomorrow. Here's how it looks.
"23.11.2016 16:06:12" accringtonobserver.co.uk Images released of bike rider police want to speak to Hyndburn Police have made the appeal following an incident in Huncoat.
"23.11.2016 11:07:58" accringtonobserver.co.uk Biker suffers badly broken leg in collision in Oswaldtwistle Emergency services were called to Blackburn Road on Tuesday night
"23.11.2016 09:31:34" accringtonobserver.co.uk Urgent appeal for support for this year's annual toy appeal Accrington Lions say time is running out to donate this year's appeal
"22.11.2016 20:08:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Heartless thieves pinch charity boxes for SECOND time in six weeks Money for the Accrington Pals and Ambulance Service Community First Responders has been stolen
"22.11.2016 18:05:04" accringtonobserver.co.uk CCTV appeal launched after Accrington shoplifting incident Police want to speak to man after items were stolen from Asda
"22.11.2016 10:37:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Funds row over crackdown on fly-tipping spot hit 34 TIMES in a year Five gates at Heys allotment site in Oswaldtwistle will cost over £8,000
"22.11.2016 08:58:27" accringtonobserver.co.uk Mount Carmel school forced to close after night of torrential rain A flood alert for the River Calder has also been issued by the Environment Agency
"21.11.2016 18:03:04" www.accringtonobserver.co.uk Oak trees planted in memory of 'The Lads from Lancashire' Two saplings were planted at Haworth Park to mark the centenary of the end of the Battle of the Somme Hyndburn Mayor Tim O'Kane was joined by local historian Les Bond to plant the trees
"21.11.2016 11:46:02" www.accringtonobserver.co.uk Hyndburn seat name change would 'cost businesses thousands' The council has voted against changing the constituency name to Accrington POLL: Should Hyndburn's parliamentary name change to Accrington? Vote here
"20.11.2016 16:16:04" www.accringtonobserver.co.uk Cancer-stricken girl, 4, whose heartbreaking picture was shared around the world has died In a heartbreaking Facebook post Jessica Whelan's dad said his daughter had 'finally found peace' "Now my princess has grown her angel wings and has gone up to play with her friends and loved ones"
"19.11.2016 08:46:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Council gives thumbs up to SWIMMING POOL conversion of town church Eleven apartments will also be created at the former Cannon Street Baptist Church
"18.11.2016 15:03:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk The show must go on: Accrington Carnival on track after crisis talks Residents have rallied together after the biennial carnival was left without an organising team
"18.11.2016 13:03:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Brownies and guides organise £220 for Children in Need Are you fundraising this year? Send us your pictures and stories
"18.11.2016 11:55:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Pictures: Olympic star Laura Weightman puts pupils through paces The European and Commonwealth 1,500m medallist visited Mount Carmel
"18.11.2016 10:51:10" accringtonobserver.co.uk Haslingden by-pass blocked off after multi-car collision Police and paramedics were called to the A56 near the Rising Bridge roundabout
"17.11.2016 20:07:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk A rock night and birthday celebrations in our Time-trip column Can you spot anyone you know in these pictures from the 2000s? Can you spot anyone you know in these pictures from the mid-2000s?
"17.11.2016 18:02:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk REVEALED: 155 sex offenders registered in Hyndburn Shock police figures show the number is 50% above the county average
"17.11.2016 13:04:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington youth charity celebrating £480k lottery boost YNOT Aspire has cut first time entrants to the criminal justice system by three-quarters
"17.11.2016 10:43:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Stanley club doctor wins Fabrice Muamba football medicine award Joyce Watson was delighted to receive the award from Muamba in person
"17.11.2016 09:43:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Man, 21, injured after collision between scooter and van Police and paramedics were called to Whalley Road near to The Greyhound Inn
"17.11.2016 08:40:58" accringtonobserver.co.uk Obesity fears as Hyndburn named among country's takeaway capitals The borough has 114 fast food outlets, according to Public Health England figures
"16.11.2016 20:33:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Tributes paid to Great Harwood 'stalwart' Alan Whalley Alan founded the town's Community Action Group and served as a Rotarian for over 40 years
"16.11.2016 20:02:01" Timeline Photos Evening everyone, another edition of the Observer has gone to print - here's how the front looks. Pick up your copies in shops tomorrow!
"16.11.2016 18:15:44" accringtonobserver.co.uk Boxer Amir Khan adds personal tribute to his "oldest fan" Ada Gibson “She was telling me about hoping she'd make it to 100 and saying she'd still watch me fight then. It made me really happy to meet someone like her and put a smile on her face.”
"16.11.2016 15:49:36" accringtonobserver.co.uk Man's airport runway terror when New Zealand quake struck Sports presenter Andy Ashworth, from Baxenden, landed in Wellington seconds before a huge earthquake
"16.11.2016 09:22:45" accringtonobserver.co.uk Calder pub to reopen with new name after £20k renovation Up to 20 jobs will be created at the new 'Varsity Accrington' pub on Blackburn Road
"15.11.2016 16:11:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Car theft warning after spate of break-ins in Accrington Incidents have been reported on Askrigg Close, Aysgarth Drive and Dent Dale
"15.11.2016 15:13:37" accringtonobserver.co.uk Pensioner arrested on suspicion of drink driving after Rishton crash Police and paramedics were called to High Street last night
"14.11.2016 15:43:06" accringtonobserver.co.uk Gallery: Borough pays tribute to fallen on Remembrance Sunday The people of Hyndburn turned out in numbers to remember its war dead on a truly poignant anniversary. Well done to all who paid tribute to the fallen.
"14.11.2016 09:27:16" accringtonobserver.co.uk Caravan destroyed by fire at Clayton-le-Moors compound Fire crews were called to Atlas Street on Saturday night
"11.11.2016 21:02:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Rising Bridge roundabout works to drag on into December Highways England have admitted the scheme has proved 'challenging' and pledged to learn lessons
"11.11.2016 16:15:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Tributes to 'inspirational' fundraiser Ada Gibson, following death at 101 Ada, from Clayton-le-Moors, raised thousands for good causes after learning to swim aged 75
"11.11.2016 15:12:25" accringtonobserver.co.uk GALLERY: Hyndburn stops to pause and reflect for Armistice Day Your guide to Remembrance weekend across the borough Hyndburn has marked the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month with a two-minute silence. If you are going to an event this weekend, post your pictorial tributes below or email them to email@example.com
"11.11.2016 11:58:06" accringtonobserver.co.uk Bird's eye angle shows scale of huge fly-tipping incident in Huncoat The Environment Agency is appealing for private CCTV to help track down the culprits
"11.11.2016 09:50:37" accringtonobserver.co.uk Three boys taken to hospital after car collides with wall in Oswaldtwistle One of the boys, who were all 16, remains in hospital with a leg injury,
"10.11.2016 20:08:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk A Rotary dinner, a DJ night and a birthday party feature in our Time-trip column Can you spot anyone you know in these pictures from the 2000s? See any familiar faces in our retro snaps?
"10.11.2016 19:02:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington defendants up before the courts Here's our regular column from Blackburn and Burnley magistrates
"10.11.2016 10:15:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Coleman not surprised as Stanley turn the FA Cup tables Jordan Clark earned the Reds a second round tie at Woking with the winner at League One Bradford
"10.11.2016 08:50:40" accringtonobserver.co.uk CCTV released after woman, 71, assaulted in Accrington Tesco An offender grabbed the pensioner in a headlock before demanding her handbag
"09.11.2016 20:22:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Alcohol and drug treatment organisation in library move bid Red Rose Recovery is interested in moving into the Oswaldtwistle Library building. What do you think of the bid?
"09.11.2016 19:15:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Firefighters called out after cigarette 'burns hole in carpet' The incident happened on Wednesday lunchtime on Gloucester Avenue, Accrington.
"09.11.2016 18:10:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Council's security pledge after spike in Market Hall toilets complaints An elderly couple found blood, split condoms and empty beer cans in the disabled toilets
"09.11.2016 17:23:34" accringtonobserver.co.uk Taxi drivers to meet council bosses following Monday's strike Cabbies are unhappy with changes to licensing conditions.
"08.11.2016 20:11:14" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington Lions and Observer launch annual Christmas Toy Appeal Last year's appeal helped more than 180 children and teenagers
"08.11.2016 16:42:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk X Factor and Britain's Got Talent stars to light up big Christmas switch-on There are less than seven weeks to go to the big day now, folks! We've got your festive guide to all the lights switch-ons and festive fun in Hyndburn
"08.11.2016 11:50:13" accringtonobserver.co.uk Firefighters tackle blaze at an Oswaldtwistle chippy A person believed to be trapped inside the shop luckily managed to escape
"07.11.2016 17:44:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Fears for children after 100 Hyndburn families hit by huge welfare cut A charity has estimated that 280 children in the borough will be hit by the new benefit cap which comes into force today. What do you think?
"07.11.2016 16:32:06" accringtonobserver.co.uk Weather warning for Hyndburn...there's SNOW on the way The Met Office says there could be 4-8cms on hilly areas very soon It could be time to dig out the sledges folks...
"07.11.2016 15:07:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Thousands attend bonfire night at Accrington Cricket Club There are some great pictures here of this ever-popular event
"04.11.2016 19:02:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Birthday parties, a carnival and a leaving do feature in our Time-trip column Can you spot anyone you know in these pictures from the 2000s? Check out these snaps of events and celebrations in the mid-2000s
"04.11.2016 15:51:27" accringtonobserver.co.uk Charity needs YOUR vote to secure allotment project funds The Prospects Foundation is in the running for a share of £25,000
"04.11.2016 10:59:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Homes, garages and sheds burgled on a single night Homes in Church and Huncoat were targeted on Wednesday night
"04.11.2016 09:53:58" accringtonobserver.co.uk Fifty dismantled vehicles and stolen Audis found in Accrington 'chop shop' Police raided a unit on Victoria Street last night
"03.11.2016 19:02:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington defendants up before the courts Our regular column from the area's magistrates
"03.11.2016 16:06:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Dad shares heartbreaking photo of Jessica Whelan's cancer battle - and gets call from One Direction star Harry Styles Andy Whelan posted the image of four-year-old Jessica from Oswaldtwistle capturing the 'searing pain' she is enduring as the disease takes hold of her body to highlight 'the true face of cancer'
"03.11.2016 15:06:19" accringtonobserver.co.uk Teen leads police on 127mph chase before crashing into roundabout Liam Brown, from Church, had to be stopped by a stinger device
"03.11.2016 12:02:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Cabbies announce plans for 12-hour strike next week Dozens of taxi workers are expected to protest on Monday against licensing changes
"03.11.2016 10:07:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Businessman in court for illegal storage of SIXTY boxes of fireworks Trading standards officers destroyed the fireworks, seized from a unit in Church Trading standards officers destroyed the fireworks, seized from a unit in Church
"03.11.2016 09:04:23" accringtonobserver.co.uk Bell issues warning after shock defeat to basement boys Stanley's home form has been their Achilles heel this season
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"02.11.2016 20:29:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk JAILED: Heartless drug addict stole partner's car and child's birthday cash Paul Hatch then led police on a dangerous high speed chase through Accrington
"02.11.2016 19:52:00" Timeline Photos Evening all, Charlotte here.
Another edition of the Observer has gone to print - here's how the front looks. Pick up your copy in shops tomorrow!
"02.11.2016 19:02:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Tributes paid to 29-year-old who made people 'smile and laugh' Sam Hindley, who was born with a genetic disorder, passed away on October 29
"02.11.2016 17:20:11" accringtonobserver.co.uk CCTV appeal launched after Accrington shoplifting incident Police want to speak to a woman after items were stolen from Boots on Broadway
"02.11.2016 15:52:46" accringtonobserver.co.uk Novice bodybuilder Ben Lloyd crowned world champion Ben, son of cricket legend 'Bumble', outmuscled all comers in Miami
"02.11.2016 09:22:35" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington's biggest swimming pool set to close for 10 WEEKS Hyndburn Leisure Centre's pool will be closed later this month for a major refurbishment
"01.11.2016 20:11:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Thousands expected at borough's bonfire displays Families are urged to save money and time by buying display tickets in advance
"01.11.2016 09:12:24" accringtonobserver.co.uk Firework thrown at motorist in Accrington Police said a group of teenagers threw the lit firework on Hyndburn Road
"01.11.2016 08:38:16" accringtonobserver.co.uk Hyndburn defendants up before the courts Our latest column from Blackburn and Burnley magistrates
"31.10.2016 18:03:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Woman left 'shaken' after alleged hit and run in Church Paramedics and police were called to Barnes Street this afternoon
"31.10.2016 16:52:57" accringtonobserver.co.uk Gallery: Accrington youngsters enjoy 'spooktacular' Halloween Can you spot your child in our terrifying gallery?
"31.10.2016 14:15:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Were you snapped by our photographer at the Accrington 10K? More than 250 runners took part in the annual race
"28.10.2016 19:11:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Retro nights out feature in our Time-trip column Can you spot anyone you know in these pictures from the 2000s? Can you see any familiar faces in our snaps from the mid-2000s?
"28.10.2016 16:15:33" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington men jailed after £80,000 amphetamine haul William and Jacob Sledden and Kamran Nawaz were convicted at Burnley Crown Court today
"28.10.2016 09:06:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk House targeted FOUR times by vandals Stones have been thrown at the same property on Exchange Street in Accrington
"28.10.2016 08:05:20" accringtonobserver.co.uk Suspected amphetamine haul seized from Accrington house Officers executed a warrant on Hopwood Street and also seized a vehicle
"27.10.2016 17:33:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Little Horrors: Send us your pictures of your Little Monsters this Halloween Are your youngsters ready for Halloween?
"27.10.2016 17:07:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Shock as TWENTY Hyndburn food outlet rated zero on hygiene Find out which eateries scored the lowest possible hygiene rating
"27.10.2016 09:25:18" accringtonobserver.co.uk Ten years on: Gran of Riaz blaze victims says she can never forgive killer June Khanan says she will never forgive Mohammed Riaz for killing her daughter, Caneze, and her four granddaughters.
"27.10.2016 09:10:38" accringtonobserver.co.uk Watch: Ten years on - Family say Riaz blaze victims must never be forgotten Ten years after the tragedy, Caneze Riaz's mum and brother say the pain will never go away. Listen to what mum June told us here:
"27.10.2016 07:45:53" accringtonobserver.co.uk Sent-off Stanley boss baffled over ref's decision But John Coleman believes the Reds are on the up after a goalless draw with Crawley
"26.10.2016 20:11:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Fund for young cancer sufferer Charlie Procter gets £2,000 boost A fashion show was held for Charlie, 3, who lives in Church
"26.10.2016 19:33:00" Timeline Photos Don't forget to pick up your copy of this week's Observer, out tomorrow.
"26.10.2016 19:08:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Sadness at death of long-serving road sweeper Jimmy Westwell Jimmy worked for the council for 27 years until May this year
"26.10.2016 16:39:15" accringtonobserver.co.uk Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day programme announced Events are taking place across Hyndburn to mark Remembrance Sunday
"25.10.2016 17:00:11" accringtonobserver.co.uk Firefighters called after car collides with Aldi car park fence Police were also called to the supermarket car park in Great Harwood
"25.10.2016 10:49:25" accringtonobserver.co.uk UPDATED: Girl taken to hospital after collision with Fiat Punto Road closures were in place for three hours this morning
"25.10.2016 07:54:18" accringtonobserver.co.uk Girl suffers head injuries after car collision in Accrington Police and paramedics were called to Burnley Road near to the junction with Seathwaite Way this morning
"24.10.2016 17:08:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk US and Far East guests attend £1.5m Technology Centre opening They witnessed the unveiling of Emerson and Renwick's Genesis vacuum coating machine
"24.10.2016 16:31:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk CCTV image released of man police want to speak to Peel and Barnfield police have made the appeal following a shoplifting incident.
"24.10.2016 15:13:27" accringtonobserver.co.uk Recently dumped fly tipped waste set on fire Two fire crews were called to Altham Lane in Huncoat on Sunday afternoon.
"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
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"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
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"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.
Here's how the front looks
"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
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"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.
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"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