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"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
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"02.12.2016 11:38:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk GALLERY: Baxenden residents enjoy free pies and cakes at Christmas lights switch-one Community fundraisers Jennifer Robbins and Kate McLaughlin flicked the switch on Thursday night - can you spot yourself in our gallery?
"02.12.2016 10:11:54" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington and Rossendale College set to merge with Burnley College The merger will come into effect in May
"02.12.2016 06:30:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk 26 drivers from Hyndburn are allowed to drive on our roads despite reaching the penalty point limit One resident has amassed 15 points on their licence but has escaped a ban
"01.12.2016 20:03:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk JAILED: Couple who ran cannabis supply operation from their family home Nathan Williams and Nicola Threlfall have been locked up for a total of 15 months
"01.12.2016 14:11:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Help bring some festive cheer to the elderly this Christmas The Hyndburn Community Matrons are appealing for gifts to distribute around the borough's elderly
"01.12.2016 13:02:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk GALLERY: Big turnout for Clayton-le-Moors Christmas lights switch-on Can you spot yourself in our picture gallery?
"01.12.2016 12:08:09" accringtonobserver.co.uk Car owners warned to lock vehicle after spate of thefts over 72 hours Unlocked cars have been targeted in Clayton-le-Moors, Baxenden and Altham
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"01.12.2016 06:30:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Tribute paid to kind cricket club president Terry Case, 72, was president of Great Harwood Cricket Club since 2009
"30.11.2016 20:30:00" Timeline Photos Don't forget to pick up your copy of the Accrington Observer, in shops tomorrow!
"30.11.2016 19:04:03" accringtonobserver.co.uk Appeal after robbery Police are appealing for help to find a man wanted in connection with a robbery in Rishton.
"30.11.2016 11:09:13" accringtonobserver.co.uk NEW appeal in bid to catch man who attacked Good Samaritan OAP in Tesco Police have released an new image of a man they want to speak to following the attack in the Accrington store.
"30.11.2016 10:42:16" accringtonobserver.co.uk Thousands of National Lottery online accounts 'hacked' - what you need to know Organisers Camelot say that around 26,500 online accounts were accessed after the breach happened on Monday.
"29.11.2016 19:30:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk GALLERY: CCTV pictures released following Accrington shoplifting incidents Argos, Boots, Wilkinsons and Vodafone were targeted in separate thefts. Do you recognise anyone?
"29.11.2016 16:59:10" accringtonobserver.co.uk CCTV appeal launched after Accrington house burglary Police want to speak to a man after two cars were stolen on Spencer Street
"29.11.2016 16:49:09" accringtonobserver.co.uk Two people air lifted to hospital after car collision in Oswaldtwistle Emergency services were called to Broadfield at 10.40am on Tuesday, November 29
"29.11.2016 15:31:31" accringtonobserver.co.uk Welcome to the new-look Accrington Observer website The Accrington Observer has had a revamp - here's what's changed:
"28.11.2016 19:30:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Temperatures are set to plunge tonight - and forecasters say there's a possibility of a rare White Christmas It is going to be a cold and frosty evening across the region tonight. Please post or email your pictures.
"28.11.2016 18:30:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington toy appeal needs your donations Accrington Lions say benefit cuts mean more youngsters missing out on presents
"28.11.2016 16:17:36" accringtonobserver.co.uk GALLERY: Hundreds say goodbye to four-year-old cancer victim Jessica Whelan at her funeral Jessica died on November 20 after losing her battle with the disease.
"28.11.2016 15:03:03" accringtonobserver.co.uk Former Ritz Cinema could be transformed in apartments and shops development 15 apartments and three retail units are planned for the 1920's town centre building. What do you think?
"28.11.2016 12:02:25" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington Stanley launch £40k fundraising campaign for large stadium screen The club hope to have the screen installed for the start of next season.
"25.11.2016 19:31:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk A percussion band, a hen party and a carnival feature in our Time-trip column Can you spot anyone you know in these pictures from the 2000s? Do you know any of the people in our retro snaps?
"25.11.2016 16:11:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk East Lancashire Hospice celebrating 'outstanding' inspection rating The Hospice cares for and supports more than 1,000 people a year
"25.11.2016 15:11:43" accringtonobserver.co.uk PICTURES: Young bakers go head to head in team competition Eight primary schools are involved in the Bake Off at Norden High School. Do you recognise anyone?
"25.11.2016 09:59:31" accringtonobserver.co.uk PICTURES: Thousands flock to Accrington for 'magical' Christmas lights switch-on Were you snapped by our photographer? Were you snapped by our photographer? Check out our 36-picture gallery and tag your friends
"24.11.2016 15:14:17" accringtonobserver.co.uk Man, 21, suffers punctured lung after stabbing in Oswaldtwistle Police said the victim was attacked on Walter Street
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"24.11.2016 11:04:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Countdown to big Accrington Christmas lights switch-on and party The lights will be illuminated by three-year-old Charlie Procter on Thursday evening
"24.11.2016 10:00:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk 'We were victims of footballing theft' - Stanley manager John Coleman was seething after Tuesday's controversial defeat at Hartlepool.
"24.11.2016 08:56:49" accringtonobserver.co.uk West not to blame for rise of Islamic State, says Graham Jones PICTURES: Hyndburn's MP has returned from an eye-opening visit to war-torn Mosul
"23.11.2016 21:08:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington defendants up before the courts Our latest column from Blackburn and Burnley magistrates
"23.11.2016 19:30:00" rossendalefreepress.co.uk GALLERY: 'West not to blame for Islamic State rise' says MP Graham Jones The Haslingden MP has returned from a visit to war-torn Mosul.
"23.11.2016 19:02:22" Timeline Photos A very sad front page to put together this week. The Observer is out in the shops tomorrow. Here's how it looks.
"23.11.2016 16:06:12" accringtonobserver.co.uk Images released of bike rider police want to speak to Hyndburn Police have made the appeal following an incident in Huncoat.
"23.11.2016 11:07:58" accringtonobserver.co.uk Biker suffers badly broken leg in collision in Oswaldtwistle Emergency services were called to Blackburn Road on Tuesday night
"23.11.2016 09:31:34" accringtonobserver.co.uk Urgent appeal for support for this year's annual toy appeal Accrington Lions say time is running out to donate this year's appeal
"22.11.2016 20:08:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Heartless thieves pinch charity boxes for SECOND time in six weeks Money for the Accrington Pals and Ambulance Service Community First Responders has been stolen
"22.11.2016 18:05:04" accringtonobserver.co.uk CCTV appeal launched after Accrington shoplifting incident Police want to speak to man after items were stolen from Asda
"22.11.2016 10:37:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Funds row over crackdown on fly-tipping spot hit 34 TIMES in a year Five gates at Heys allotment site in Oswaldtwistle will cost over £8,000
"22.11.2016 08:58:27" accringtonobserver.co.uk Mount Carmel school forced to close after night of torrential rain A flood alert for the River Calder has also been issued by the Environment Agency
"21.11.2016 18:03:04" www.accringtonobserver.co.uk Oak trees planted in memory of 'The Lads from Lancashire' Two saplings were planted at Haworth Park to mark the centenary of the end of the Battle of the Somme Hyndburn Mayor Tim O'Kane was joined by local historian Les Bond to plant the trees
"21.11.2016 11:46:02" www.accringtonobserver.co.uk Hyndburn seat name change would 'cost businesses thousands' The council has voted against changing the constituency name to Accrington POLL: Should Hyndburn's parliamentary name change to Accrington? Vote here
"20.11.2016 16:16:04" www.accringtonobserver.co.uk Cancer-stricken girl, 4, whose heartbreaking picture was shared around the world has died In a heartbreaking Facebook post Jessica Whelan's dad said his daughter had 'finally found peace' "Now my princess has grown her angel wings and has gone up to play with her friends and loved ones"
"19.11.2016 08:46:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Council gives thumbs up to SWIMMING POOL conversion of town church Eleven apartments will also be created at the former Cannon Street Baptist Church
"18.11.2016 15:03:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk The show must go on: Accrington Carnival on track after crisis talks Residents have rallied together after the biennial carnival was left without an organising team
"18.11.2016 13:03:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Brownies and guides organise £220 for Children in Need Are you fundraising this year? Send us your pictures and stories
"18.11.2016 11:55:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Pictures: Olympic star Laura Weightman puts pupils through paces The European and Commonwealth 1,500m medallist visited Mount Carmel
"18.11.2016 10:51:10" accringtonobserver.co.uk Haslingden by-pass blocked off after multi-car collision Police and paramedics were called to the A56 near the Rising Bridge roundabout
"17.11.2016 20:07:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk A rock night and birthday celebrations in our Time-trip column Can you spot anyone you know in these pictures from the 2000s? Can you spot anyone you know in these pictures from the mid-2000s?
"17.11.2016 18:02:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk REVEALED: 155 sex offenders registered in Hyndburn Shock police figures show the number is 50% above the county average
"17.11.2016 13:04:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington youth charity celebrating £480k lottery boost YNOT Aspire has cut first time entrants to the criminal justice system by three-quarters
"17.11.2016 10:43:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Stanley club doctor wins Fabrice Muamba football medicine award Joyce Watson was delighted to receive the award from Muamba in person
"17.11.2016 09:43:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Man, 21, injured after collision between scooter and van Police and paramedics were called to Whalley Road near to The Greyhound Inn
"17.11.2016 08:40:58" accringtonobserver.co.uk Obesity fears as Hyndburn named among country's takeaway capitals The borough has 114 fast food outlets, according to Public Health England figures
"16.11.2016 20:33:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Tributes paid to Great Harwood 'stalwart' Alan Whalley Alan founded the town's Community Action Group and served as a Rotarian for over 40 years
"16.11.2016 20:02:01" Timeline Photos Evening everyone, another edition of the Observer has gone to print - here's how the front looks. Pick up your copies in shops tomorrow!
"16.11.2016 18:15:44" accringtonobserver.co.uk Boxer Amir Khan adds personal tribute to his "oldest fan" Ada Gibson “She was telling me about hoping she'd make it to 100 and saying she'd still watch me fight then. It made me really happy to meet someone like her and put a smile on her face.”
"16.11.2016 15:49:36" accringtonobserver.co.uk Man's airport runway terror when New Zealand quake struck Sports presenter Andy Ashworth, from Baxenden, landed in Wellington seconds before a huge earthquake
"16.11.2016 09:22:45" accringtonobserver.co.uk Calder pub to reopen with new name after £20k renovation Up to 20 jobs will be created at the new 'Varsity Accrington' pub on Blackburn Road
"15.11.2016 16:11:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Car theft warning after spate of break-ins in Accrington Incidents have been reported on Askrigg Close, Aysgarth Drive and Dent Dale
"15.11.2016 15:13:37" accringtonobserver.co.uk Pensioner arrested on suspicion of drink driving after Rishton crash Police and paramedics were called to High Street last night
"14.11.2016 15:43:06" accringtonobserver.co.uk Gallery: Borough pays tribute to fallen on Remembrance Sunday The people of Hyndburn turned out in numbers to remember its war dead on a truly poignant anniversary. Well done to all who paid tribute to the fallen.
"14.11.2016 09:27:16" accringtonobserver.co.uk Caravan destroyed by fire at Clayton-le-Moors compound Fire crews were called to Atlas Street on Saturday night
"11.11.2016 21:02:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Rising Bridge roundabout works to drag on into December Highways England have admitted the scheme has proved 'challenging' and pledged to learn lessons
"11.11.2016 16:15:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Tributes to 'inspirational' fundraiser Ada Gibson, following death at 101 Ada, from Clayton-le-Moors, raised thousands for good causes after learning to swim aged 75
"11.11.2016 15:12:25" accringtonobserver.co.uk GALLERY: Hyndburn stops to pause and reflect for Armistice Day Your guide to Remembrance weekend across the borough Hyndburn has marked the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month with a two-minute silence. If you are going to an event this weekend, post your pictorial tributes below or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
"11.11.2016 11:58:06" accringtonobserver.co.uk Bird's eye angle shows scale of huge fly-tipping incident in Huncoat The Environment Agency is appealing for private CCTV to help track down the culprits
"11.11.2016 09:50:37" accringtonobserver.co.uk Three boys taken to hospital after car collides with wall in Oswaldtwistle One of the boys, who were all 16, remains in hospital with a leg injury,
"10.11.2016 20:08:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk A Rotary dinner, a DJ night and a birthday party feature in our Time-trip column Can you spot anyone you know in these pictures from the 2000s? See any familiar faces in our retro snaps?
"10.11.2016 19:02:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington defendants up before the courts Here's our regular column from Blackburn and Burnley magistrates
"10.11.2016 10:15:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Coleman not surprised as Stanley turn the FA Cup tables Jordan Clark earned the Reds a second round tie at Woking with the winner at League One Bradford
"10.11.2016 08:50:40" accringtonobserver.co.uk CCTV released after woman, 71, assaulted in Accrington Tesco An offender grabbed the pensioner in a headlock before demanding her handbag
"09.11.2016 20:22:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Alcohol and drug treatment organisation in library move bid Red Rose Recovery is interested in moving into the Oswaldtwistle Library building. What do you think of the bid?
"09.11.2016 19:15:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Firefighters called out after cigarette 'burns hole in carpet' The incident happened on Wednesday lunchtime on Gloucester Avenue, Accrington.
"09.11.2016 18:10:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Council's security pledge after spike in Market Hall toilets complaints An elderly couple found blood, split condoms and empty beer cans in the disabled toilets
"09.11.2016 17:23:34" accringtonobserver.co.uk Taxi drivers to meet council bosses following Monday's strike Cabbies are unhappy with changes to licensing conditions.
"08.11.2016 20:11:14" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington Lions and Observer launch annual Christmas Toy Appeal Last year's appeal helped more than 180 children and teenagers
"08.11.2016 16:42:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk X Factor and Britain's Got Talent stars to light up big Christmas switch-on There are less than seven weeks to go to the big day now, folks! We've got your festive guide to all the lights switch-ons and festive fun in Hyndburn
"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
"08.09.2016 09:00:46" Accrington Observer
"08.09.2016 08:53:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Cyclist suffers broken leg after van collision Emergency services were called to Victoria Street in Accrington last night
"08.09.2016 07:51:55" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington Conservative Club arson investigation ends due to lack of evidence No arrests have been made since the former Churchills nightclub was targeted in May
"07.09.2016 19:25:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Tributes following sudden death of Accrington woman, 46 Jackie Mercer died suddenly at home on August 29. Our thoughts are with her loved ones
"07.09.2016 19:19:01" Timeline Photos Evening All, another edition of the Observer is ready to go, you can pick up your copy tomorrow.
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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
"02.09.2016 14:52:10" accringtonobserver.co.uk Sheep rustlers steal 14 lambs worth nearly £17,000 Police said the Blue Face Leicester lambs were stolen from the Dean Lane area of Great Harwood
"02.09.2016 12:58:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Borough's churches ready for Crossroads festival The Crossroads Mission visits Hyndburn from September 8-11
"02.09.2016 11:56:28" accringtonobserver.co.uk Man says thanks to Hyndburn Leisure Centre workers who saved his life Bob Allonby collapsed after suffering a heart attack. Well done to everyone and good to see Bob on the mend
"02.09.2016 08:36:06" accringtonobserver.co.uk Pokemon Go fans in for treat at village's Angels festival The event will turn Altham into an 'augmented reality' village
"02.09.2016 06:00:00" Timeline Photos BACK TO SCHOOL: Are your children heading back today after the long summer holiday? Post your pictures below and we'll feature them in the special gallery on our website and in next week's Observer. Please give their names, ages and school (optional).
"01.09.2016 19:10:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Birthday parties, charity walkers and pub-goers in our Time-trip column Can you spot anyone you know in these pictures from the mid-2000s?
"01.09.2016 18:31:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Biker praises Accrington 'Good Samaritan' after motorway crash Kaitlyn Whitehead, 15, helped a father and daughter after they collided with a car on the M66
"01.09.2016 15:22:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington defendants up before the courts Our regular roundup from Blackburn and Burnley magistrates
"01.09.2016 13:41:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk 'Disgraceful' father gave cannabis to addicted son Keith Latham grew 18 cannabis plants at his home in Great Harwood
"01.09.2016 11:50:32" accringtonobserver.co.uk Anger as it's confirmed LCC to close three Hyndburn libraries A total of nine county-run public buildings will be axed, beginning this month
"01.09.2016 10:10:47" Accrington Observer
"01.09.2016 10:01:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk 'We could become a team of losers' - Stanley boss warns John Coleman was furious with back-to-back defeats in the space of four days John Coleman furious with back-to-back defeats
"01.09.2016 08:47:41" accringtonobserver.co.uk Council waste boss due back at work after being cleared by investigation Head of waste services Steve Riley will return to work after a six month suspension
"01.09.2016 05:07:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Man died after NHS staff failed THREE times to send ambulance The family of a former NHS porter – who died after call handlers failed to send out an ambulance three times – said he was let down by the service he loved
"31.08.2016 19:17:00" Timeline Photos Hello everyone, another edition of the Observer is ready to go to print.
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"31.08.2016 18:35:02" accringtonobserver.co.uk Tributes paid following death of Accrington nursery nurse, 54 Sarah Jane Cowan died on August 24 after a battle with cancer
"31.08.2016 16:03:09" accringtonobserver.co.uk The Jump Works trampoline park in Accrington gets the go-ahead The application was unanimously approved at Wednesday's planning meeting
"31.08.2016 14:03:57" accringtonobserver.co.uk Great Harwood landlady set to retire aged 70 Jean Baxter has run the Victoria Hotel on St John's Street for 17 years
"31.08.2016 05:07:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Author of Pals book to host talk at Accrington Library Steve Corbett created his book from the diaries of one of the few surviving Pals Pte Jack Smallshaw
"30.08.2016 14:45:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Countdown to 50th anniversary train show at Hyndburn Leisure Centre The Blackburn and East Lancashire Model Railway Society's show will be held on September 3-4
"30.08.2016 12:09:16" accringtonobserver.co.uk Beauty salon Royal Nail opens at former Accrington post office site The aptly named Whalley Road salon is run by ex postmaster David Gregson's daughter Kim
"29.08.2016 13:58:04" accringtonobserver.co.uk Gallery: DanceSyndrome charity celebrating £200,000 cash boost The charity runs dance workshops in Accrington, catering for people with learning disabilities
"29.08.2016 08:04:17" accringtonobserver.co.uk Police appeal for help to find missing man Clayton-le-Moors man Henderson Gibson, 44, was last seen at his mum's home on July 12
"27.08.2016 08:00:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Oswaldtwistle vicar set to retire after nearly 40 years in ministry Rev John Holland has been at the helm of Oswaldtwistle's churches for the last six years
"26.08.2016 18:35:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Bikers, a hen party and birthday parties in our Time-trip column this week Can you spot anyone you know in these pictures from the mid-2000s?
"26.08.2016 17:33:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington defendants up before the courts Our column from Blackburn and Burnley magistrates
"26.08.2016 11:05:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk New free school in Great Harwood gets council backing The Evergreen School hopes to open by September 18 for pupils aged 11 to 18
"26.08.2016 10:23:09" accringtonobserver.co.uk Mum thought dead son was just 'asleep' Blackburn Coroners Court heard how she 'shouted to him' but there was 'no response' and she 'thought he was asleep'.
"26.08.2016 09:05:11" accringtonobserver.co.uk Site of former Marks and Spencer on the market The Broadway store has been empty for five months
"25.08.2016 17:45:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk RECAP: High school students receive their GCSE results The wait was finally over for hundreds of nervous students in Hyndburn as the 2016 GCSE results were released today
"25.08.2016 15:58:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington Academy celebrating 'individual successes' at GCSE Principal Andy O'Brien said everyone had 'worked extremely hard to achieve these results'
"25.08.2016 15:04:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk PICTURES: Police appeal after teenager injured in head-on collision Josh Field, 17, was cycling into Accrington when he collided with an oncoming car
"25.08.2016 14:13:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk 'Excellent' results for Hollins Technology College Two-thirds of pupils gained five or more GCSEs at C or better, including maths and English
"25.08.2016 14:01:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Norden headteacher congratulates pupils on "exceptional GCSE results" Top performers at the Rishton school bagged a clutch of A* and A grades
"25.08.2016 13:25:47" accringtonobserver.co.uk Police issue appeal after Accrington house burglary Officers want to speak to a man who was in the area of Hodder Street
"25.08.2016 12:35:38" accringtonobserver.co.uk PICTURES: Mount Carmel pupils and staff celebrate 'significant improvement' Headteacher Xavier Bowers said they have been a 'fantastic cohort'
"25.08.2016 08:29:06" accringtonobserver.co.uk LIVE: 2016 GCSE results day in Hyndburn Follow our live blog for all the results and reaction from Hyndburn schools as pupils get their GCSE results today
"25.08.2016 07:46:05" accringtonobserver.co.uk Clarets stunned by super Stanley Jubilant Accrington earned a dream third round tie after last-gasp heroics against neighbours Burnley. What a night!
"25.08.2016 05:22:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk JAILED: Pair who cruised streets in car loaded with Samurai sword and baseball bats Aftab Sarwar and Adeel Iqbal's arrest led to police being shouted at and heckled
"24.08.2016 19:16:01" Timeline Photos Evening all, Charlotte here.
Another edition of the Observer is (nearly) finished. Fingers crossed we can keep this box red and celebrate a Stanley victory on the front!
Get your copy in shops tomorrow morning.
"24.08.2016 19:02:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Driver told passenger he was 'depressed' shortly before high speed crash - inquest Paul Hart, 49, died after the collision in Clayton-le-Moors in February.
"24.08.2016 17:28:18" accringtonobserver.co.uk 'Chip off the old block' Ben scoops bodybuilding title Ben Lloyd - son of 'Bumble' won the North West Championships http://www.accringtonobserver.co.uk/news/local-news/chip-old-block-ben-scoops-11795006
"24.08.2016 11:21:33" accringtonobserver.co.uk State-of-the-art trampoline park set to be backed by council planners The Jump Works in Accrington will create 'up to 50 jobs' if it goes ahead.
"24.08.2016 08:30:48" accringtonobserver.co.uk Four cars damaged in wrecking spree Police were called to Alexandra Close in Clayton-le-Moors this morning
"23.08.2016 15:18:47" accringtonobserver.co.uk Travellers in Oswaldtwistle served with notice to leave within 24 hours Police and council officials visited the site on Harvey Street on Tuesday morning
"23.08.2016 09:17:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Stolen vehicles and car parts found in Accrington 'chop shop' Police were called to a 'semi-concealed' garage off Blackburn Road
"23.08.2016 08:14:24" accringtonobserver.co.uk Drivers warned over new town centre one-way system from next week Roads bosses say the changes will affect the area around Peel Street
"22.08.2016 18:03:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Hyndburn defendants up before the courts Here's our regular column from Blackburn and Burnley magistrates
"22.08.2016 11:44:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Rain hits turnout but bikers still have fun at Cogheads show The bike show and fun day took place in Accrington on Sunday
"22.08.2016 10:42:35" accringtonobserver.co.uk Boy, seven, taken to hospital after being bitten on the head by dog The incident happened on Knotwood Court in Accrington
"22.08.2016 08:25:27" accringtonobserver.co.uk Team GB lights up Rio Olympics closing ceremony - thanks to Hyndburn firm The team's uniforms - including shoes with flashing bulbs - were made by Simon Jersey
"19.08.2016 18:09:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk A host of nights out on the town feature in our Time-trip column Can you spot anyone you know in these pictures from the mid-2000s? See any familiar faces?
"19.08.2016 17:08:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk JAILED: Thug who broke arm of registered blind partner who suffers from Huntington's disease Anthony Jordan, from Accrington, grabbed hold of the victims neck saying 'I will ******* kill you' Thug jailed for breaking blind partner's arm
"19.08.2016 11:02:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk New play area for Bullough Park unveiled The play area has undergone £60,000 of improvements The play area has undergone £60,000 of improvements
"19.08.2016 08:05:18" accringtonobserver.co.uk PICTURES: Arsonists blamed for garage blaze in Rishton Firefighters were called to Wharf Street at 3.30am on Friday
"18.08.2016 17:08:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Semi-pro boxer who grew £12k cannabis set up while on bail avoids jail Sam Clarke, from Accrington, was previosuly convicted back in June for growing another set-up at his sister's home
"18.08.2016 16:08:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Tributes following sudden death of Clayton-le-Moors singer 'loved by everybody' Tara Apostoloss-Boyarin died on August 4, aged 43
"18.08.2016 15:01:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Brave teen overcomes cancer battle to get to first choice university Kimberley Smith, 18, from Oswaldtwistle, was diagnosed with stage 2 lymphoma in February
"18.08.2016 14:35:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk St Christopher's pupils celebrate excellent A Level grades The school achieved a 100 per cent pass rate with top grades over 80 per cent
"18.08.2016 13:47:44" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington Academy reports rise in top grades at A Level Students are celebrating some excellent individual successes
"18.08.2016 09:51:59" Accrington Observer's cover photo
"18.08.2016 08:25:44" accringtonobserver.co.uk LIVE: Hundreds of Hyndburn students receive A Level results The wait is finally over for hundreds of nervous students as A Level exam results are released today. Reporter Jon Macpherson is bringing live reaction from schools across the borough
"18.08.2016 07:59:34" accringtonobserver.co.uk JAILED: Convicted thug who assaulted his father and ex-partner Aaron Newton, from Oswaldtwistle, had only just avoided a jail sentence a few weeks earlier.
"18.08.2016 05:08:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk JAILED: Drunk thug who kicked wife in head and collided into her with car David Cuthbertson, from Accrington, left the victim with a fractured skull and bleed on the brain
"18.08.2016 05:05:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Head hails record breaking results as students learn A Levels fate Youngsters are receiving their exam results on Thursday morning
"17.08.2016 19:01:39" www.rossendalefreepress.co.uk The dark and unlikely friendship that fuelled the murder of Sadie Hartley Sarah Williams and Katrina Walsh met through a shared love of horse riding when Williams was just 12 and developed a relationship so close other friends described it as 'unhealthy' despite a 20-year-age gap This afternoon, depraved killers Sarah Williams and Katrina Walsh were given life sentences for the savage murder of a Helmshore mum. Our sister paper the Rossendale Free Press has comprehensive coverage.
"17.08.2016 18:16:00" Timeline Photos Evening everyone, this week's edition of the Observer is ready for the presses, you can pick up your copy tomorrow.
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"17.08.2016 17:08:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Bids to save borough libraries revealed - but will they succeed? Rishton, Clayton-le-Moors and Oswaldtwistle libraries are all threatened with the axe.
"17.08.2016 15:55:08" accringtonobserver.co.uk Tributes paid to pioneering former Accrington libraries chief Brian Ashton was district librarian for two decades and established the reference library in 1962
"17.08.2016 07:58:23" accringtonobserver.co.uk Blazing Peugeot near Junction 7 closes M65 on Wednesday morning A lane was closed temporarily this morning because of the flames and smoke
"16.08.2016 18:08:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Campaign for £1 MILLION play area for children with disabilities The Accrington playground could be the first of its kind in the region, what do you think?
"16.08.2016 15:03:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk GALLERY: Spectacular gymnastics summer school visits Rishton KTZ Dance was treated to expert tuition from a British champion
"16.08.2016 12:30:51" accringtonobserver.co.uk 'Moving On' cancer survivors club goes from strength to strength The support group meets each month to offer help and have fun
"16.08.2016 07:33:35" accringtonobserver.co.uk Investigation after series of fires at industrial estate Fire crews were called to Blackburn Road in Clayton-le-Moors last night
"15.08.2016 15:50:17" accringtonobserver.co.uk Man hospitalised after own van 'driven at him' outside pub The incident outside the Britannia pub in Oswaldtwistle took place on August 13
"15.08.2016 15:16:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Courtney, 14, climbs three peaks for disadvantaged children Courtney Kennedy did the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge for charity, well done Courtney!
"15.08.2016 14:17:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk GALLERY: Sports programme bringing a taste of the Olympics to Accrington The Summer of Olympics classes are taking place this summer at Hyndburn Leisure Centre
"15.08.2016 13:04:06" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington couple toast 60 years of marriage Maureen and Geoff Holt spent the first few months of their marriage apart when Geoff was called up to the Suez Crisis
"12.08.2016 18:06:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Author, women's centre, and nights out feature in our Time-trip column Can you spot anyone you know in these pictures from the 2000s? Spot anyone you know?
"12.08.2016 16:10:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Nursery children stage week of Olympic events Youngsters at Little Flowers Day Nursery in Church held an opening ceremony, sports day and torch procession
"12.08.2016 11:25:57" accringtonobserver.co.uk Still no justice 25 years on for soldier killed by IRA bomb Darren Ware, from Accrington, has paid tribute to his brother Simon, killed while on patrol in South Armagh in 1991.
"12.08.2016 08:20:11" accringtonobserver.co.uk Businessman steps in to save Great Harwood's farmers' market Andrew Wallin has taken on the monthly market, which was scrapped last month.
"12.08.2016 06:36:56" Accrington Observer's cover photo
"12.08.2016 05:43:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington defendants up before the courts Our latest update from Blackburn and Burnley magistrates
"11.08.2016 18:17:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Stanley drooling over cup tie with Premier League neighbours Burnley What a tie this is! If you, or you and a partner have got divided loyalties, we'd love to hear from you. Half and half shirt anyone?!
"11.08.2016 17:06:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Firefighters put at risk after gas cylinders placed on top of fire Crews say someone could have been trying to injure them
"11.08.2016 15:53:21" accringtonobserver.co.uk Gallery: CCTV pictures released following shoplifting incidents B and M Bargains and Wilkinsons in Accrington town centre were targeted in separate thefts
"11.08.2016 15:32:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk GALLERY: Thriving Victorian Arcade hailed as a town success story Good news for Accrington town centre - the final unit in the Grade II-listed Arcade was filled this week
"11.08.2016 13:32:53" Accrington Observer
"11.08.2016 13:16:57" accringtonobserver.co.uk Changing face of town as iconic buildings to go under the hammer The units up for auction include Manning's bakers and Frank Ogden jewellery
"11.08.2016 09:10:40" accringtonobserver.co.uk Late night 'artisan' market bids to draw crowds into Accrington The Peel Street market will run from September 1 for five weeks Late night market coming to Accrington
"11.08.2016 08:21:25" accringtonobserver.co.uk Church T20 kings for the second time after tense final win Zain Abbas hit 33 and claimed two wickets in victory over Todmorden.
"11.08.2016 05:07:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Tributes paid following sudden death of trader Thomas Henderson The popular sunbed shop owner was known as 'Tommy Tan' in Oswaldtwistle
"10.08.2016 19:17:00" Timeline Photos Evening all, and this week's edition of the Observer has been sent to the printer, don't forget to pick up yours tomorrow.
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"10.08.2016 17:34:18" accringtonobserver.co.uk PICTURES: Police investigating death of Shannon Aspin release CCTV Shannon, 17, walked from Clayton-le-Moors to Great Harwood on the evening she was injured
"10.08.2016 11:27:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington Victoria hospital parking fees plan branded 'scandalous' Fees will be introduced at all East Lancashire hospitals from October
"10.08.2016 10:21:35" accringtonobserver.co.uk Council assures public market is open for business during works Picture gallery: LCC is removing bus shelters from Peel Street to provide short stay car parking
"10.08.2016 09:25:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Conmen dupe man into paying £320 for a bottle of water from Aldi The victim thought he was buying a laptop from two men in Great Harwood
"10.08.2016 08:09:09" accringtonobserver.co.uk Burglars steal three cars worth £70,000 from Great Harwood house A Mercedes C220, Vauxhall Insignia and Ford Fiesta were stolen in the early hours raid
"09.08.2016 16:46:52" accringtonobserver.co.uk A host of retro nights out in Accrington in our Time-trip column Can you spot anyone you know in these pictures from the 2000s? (apologies for earlier technical glitch...!)
"09.08.2016 08:55:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Another twist in giant redwood saga as decision set for scrutiny review Plans to fell the 50ft Rhyddings Park sequoia have sparked protests
"09.08.2016 08:01:31" accringtonobserver.co.uk Rising Bridge roundabout roadworks to overrun into mid-September Roads bosses have blamed the weather, uncharted utility services and road traffic collisions for the delay
"08.08.2016 17:02:27" The 17 year old boy who went missing from Bury yesterday has been found safe and well in Preston this afternoon.
Police have thanked everyone for sharing their appeal.
"08.08.2016 16:45:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington Stanley Fan Zone officially opened by Mayor Supporters have generously donated £25,000 towards the new facilities
"08.08.2016 14:26:53" accringtonobserver.co.uk Police issue appeal for missing 17-year-old Lewis Holden, who has links to Great Harwood, has not been seen since early on Monday morning
"08.08.2016 12:04:29" accringtonobserver.co.uk Tiny kitten rescued after 12 hours stuck down a drain pipe Leaf the kitten was finally captured by members of Friends Of The Cats
"08.08.2016 09:31:32" accringtonobserver.co.uk Burglars trash children's centre office in early hours raid The Beach Hut Play and Party Centre owner is 'livid'
"05.08.2016 18:01:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Hyndburn defendants up before the courts Latest from Blackburn and Burnley magistrates
"05.08.2016 15:04:48" accringtonobserver.co.uk CCTV pictures released after Boots shoplifting incident Officers want to speak to a woman following the theft on August 1
"05.08.2016 13:04:55" accringtonobserver.co.uk Hundreds attend funeral of former Accrington councillor Wendy Dwyer Wendy, who was made an Honorary Alderman in May, passed away last week aged 81
"05.08.2016 10:57:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Greggs to relocate and open cafe area under expansion plans Pasty fans will want to see this. Mine's a chicken slice, what's yours?
"05.08.2016 09:49:22" accringtonobserver.co.uk Accrington fire suspected as arson Two fire crews were called to Dutton Street on Thursday night
"04.08.2016 18:39:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Family want to 'make memories' with liver cancer fight boy, 3 Charlie Procter from Church was diagnosed with a liver tumour in February
"04.08.2016 17:15:25" accringtonobserver.co.uk Stanley manager John Coleman and assistant Jimmy Bell sign new deals The long-serving pair have committed themselves to the club until 2018 The long-serving pair have committed themselves to the club until 2018
"04.08.2016 13:02:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk New bus station users split over success of move Passengers have hailed the new facilities but concerns remain over the bus station's location.
"04.08.2016 12:03:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Council's plea to landowner as "nuisance" fires continue in Great Harwood Officers have secured another warrant to enter the TH Smith and Sons scrapyard
"04.08.2016 10:49:36" accringtonobserver.co.uk PICTURES: Over TWENTY taxis targeted in early hours attack on cabbies The rampage has cost thousands of pounds worth of damage from smashed windows
"04.08.2016 10:48:00" A 28-year-old man from Accrington who went missing has been found in Manchester, police confirm. Thank you to everyone who shared the appeal.
"04.08.2016 09:52:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk PICTURES: Vandals target taxis in early hours rampage Several cars have had their windows smashed through overnight
"04.08.2016 08:27:52" accringtonobserver.co.uk Tributes paid after tragic death of 'amazing young man', 20 Former Norden pupil Joshua Green was found dead at his home on July 27.
"04.08.2016 08:17:47" Accrington Observer
"04.08.2016 08:07:51" accringtonobserver.co.uk 'Let's bury last season's hurt' - John Coleman Stanley look to start afresh when their league campaign kicks off on Saturday
"04.08.2016 05:40:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Angry Market Hall traders petition for bus stop after 'loss of trade' More than 50 stallholders have now signed a petition calling for more 'convenient' drop off and pick up points for buses near the Market Hall
"03.08.2016 19:17:00" Timeline Photos Evening everyone, Bianca here and another edition of the Observer is ready, don't forget to pick up your copy tomorrow.
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"03.08.2016 18:27:08" accringtonobserver.co.uk GB stars dressed to impress at Rio Olympics by Altham's Simon Jersey The Games kicked off today with the Olympic football, ahead of Friday's opening ceremony
"03.08.2016 15:02:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Former Warriors guitarist Rod Hill still rocking after turning 70 Rod's band Texas Blue celebrated his birthday by entertaining 300 at a Poplar Club charity gig
"03.08.2016 12:58:32" accringtonobserver.co.uk Police appeal for missing man last seen in Accrington town centre Nick Dearden, 28, has not been seen since 8pm on July 31
"03.08.2016 08:48:38" accringtonobserver.co.uk Charity set up in memory of teenager Lauren Johnson 'could close within weeks' Lauren's Place, set up following Lauren's death in 2014, is short of volunteers, can you help?
"03.08.2016 05:32:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk School praised by inspectors after meeting improvement requirements Ofsted said Woodnook primary school is 'taking effective action'
"02.08.2016 18:07:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Soriasis sufferer planned to turn cannabis into 'soothing balm' to help condition - court David Whitham, from Great Harwood, produced 58 cannabis plants at his home
"02.08.2016 16:05:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk Firefighters tackle rubbish blaze at derelict factory Crews from Hyndburn were called to the Riverside Industrial Estate in Rishton
"02.08.2016 15:03:40" accringtonobserver.co.uk Cyclists urged to 'lock it or lose it' as 142 bicycles stolen in Hyndburn in 12 months Police say £2 million worth of bikes were stolen in Lancashire in a year
"02.08.2016 12:25:15" accringtonobserver.co.uk Hyndburn MP promises to stick by Labour if Jeremy Corbyn wins again Graham Jones says the state of the party is "shocking" and is backing Owen Smith for leader
"02.08.2016 07:53:50" accringtonobserver.co.uk Whinney Hill set for £30k improvements The Prospects Foundation will improve access and habitats at the 15-hectare site
"01.08.2016 18:07:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk JAILED: Man who burgled friends flat for mobile phones while 'roaring drunk' Gary Davenport, from Accrington, was caught by police hiding in an attic
"01.08.2016 14:11:25" accringtonobserver.co.uk Plans for new Accrington public square and children's park given green light “We have worked really hard with the council to create an attractive housing offer in Woodnook, and the new square and community garden will complete our vision for the area."
"01.08.2016 10:27:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk PICTURES: Large cannabis farm found inside empty business Officers found 116 cannabis plants on the top floor of the building on Dutton Street
"01.08.2016 09:19:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk PICTURES: CCTV appeal launched after shoplifting incident The theft happened at the Farmfoods store in Accrington on Saturday
"01.08.2016 08:12:04" accringtonobserver.co.uk Appeal after 'anti-social' moped riding incidents Police say public safety is being put at risk following incidents in Great Harwood and Rishton
"30.07.2016 08:57:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Controversial horror artist lifts lid on shock exhibition Johhny Berthol has used cow carcasses and cat litter in his paintings and has a special range of 'demonic' dolls
"29.07.2016 18:31:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Step back in time to nights out from yesteryear with our Time-trip photos Can you spot anyone you know in these pictures from the 2000s? Nights out in Accrington in the early 2000s
"29.07.2016 15:11:00" accringtonobserver.co.uk Safety fears over evening closure times of £4.6m Accrington bus station “Passengers after these times have to stand outside the bus station in all weather and also lone passengers feel vulnerable"
"29.07.2016 14:09:01" accringtonobserver.co.uk New one-way system and extra parking at old bus station site just weeks away 45 new parking spaces and more changes to the town's one way system are on the way. What do you think?