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ARMED: A picture posted on Joe Robinson’s Twitter page of him ‘in Syria’

'We fired at them, we saw them drop': Accrington mercenary tells of bloody gun battles after 'fighting ISIS terrorists in Syria'

Jesse McClure

American TV star to switch on Accrington’s Christmas Lights

SUCCESS: Organisers and 250 followers Facebook followers have raised more than £3,000 to relaunch trees and a Christmas market

DIY CHRISTMAS: Rishton residents in team effort to bring back festive trees

INVESTIGATION: Police outside the house in Union Road, Oswaldtwistle, where the body of a woman was found

UPDATED: Man arrested after woman's body found in Oswaldtwistle

SEARCHING QUESTIONS: Youngsters from the college along with pupils from Heathland and St Anne’s and St Joseph’s RC Primary School grilled local councillors, an MP and police on a range of topical issues

Accrington students put politicians in debate hot-seat at Question Time event

Oswaldtwistle Co-op

Man charged with knifepoint robbery at Oswaldtwistle Co-op store

Sex offender breached court order by allowing young girls to be at his home

Sex offender breached court order by allowing young girls to be at his home

Land between Parker Street and Wheatfield Road could soon play host to 75 properties

Firm plans submitted for former Gaskells Carpets factory site in Rishton

REVOLUTIONARY: The Spinning Jenny, developed by James Hargreaves, an illiterate handloom weaver

James Hargreaves history trail takes big step

Contractors started work on the controversial station in Crawshaw Street in February

Accrington's new £6.4million bus station work gathers speed

Residents and businesses living near to the Hare and Hounds junction had raised concerns about parking restrictions

Proposal made to introduce residents-only parking permit scheme

TASTY: Brian Ashworth of Clayton Park Bakery samples one of the company’s highly acclaimed butter pies

Lancashire bakery takes national award after butter pies labelled 'outstanding'

AIM: The snooker table is at the heart of the club’s activities

PUB OF THE WEEK: Sydney Street WMC, Accrington

REPORT: Woodnook Primary School, in Accrington

Headteacher says 'plans are in hand' to improve school after being criticised by Ofsted

VISIT: Police outside the house in Richmond Street, scene of a suspicious death                                     Picture: PAUL HEYES

UPDATE: Murder investigation launched after body found in Accrington

Drink driver who crashed car into Accrington viaduct was 'looking for girlfriend'

Drink driver who crashed car into Accrington viaduct was 'looking for girlfriend'

TRADERS: From left, Evonne Harwood, of Pink Magpie; the Rev David Bacon; Shirley Howard, of Craft and Crumpet; Cllr Clare Cleary; Mick Morris, from Th’Owd Stables at the Abbey; Kathleen Paintin, of the Black Horse Food Emporium; Julie O’Hara, from Jul

Lights switch-on set to kick off festive fun in Accrington

Jeremy Corbyn

Labour MP subjected to 'vile abuse' after rebelling against Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership

Man freed from vehicle after crash

Man freed from vehicle after crash in Accrington

GONE: Manager Andrea Buckley with staff and residents at Rough Lee House, in Accrington, who are upset that their Ford Transit minibus was stolen

Accrington care home residents left distraught after £18k minibus stolen from driveway

SHOCK: Sophie Murray was taken ill at her family home

‘Beautiful, loving and selfless’ Accrington girl dies suddenly at home from suspected blood clot

Honour for Hyndburn hero who helped earthquake-hit Himalayan village

Honour for Hyndburn hero who helped earthquake-hit Himalayan village

The Volunteer

Hyndburn pub set to go under the hammer in Manchester


Headteacher blames 'exam legacy' for Ofsted rating fall

ACCUSED: John Joseph Larder at Burnley Crown Court

Benefits cheat filmed crown green bowling spared jail after being diagnosed with lung cancer

SCENE: The canal at Rishton

Man walking dog robbed at knifepoint along Leeds Liverpool Canal

Ex-Uclan undergraduate Kristian Kirk

Ex-policing student with fetish for boys in white socks avoids jail after grooming another underage teen

The Broadway pub in Accrington

Two men threatened to cut doorman's throat after he refused to let them into Accrington pub

Burnley Crown Court

'GROSS ABUSE OF TRUST': Accrington man who tried to rape boy jailed for 12 years

IMPROVEMENT: The school now has a grading of ‘good’

Accrington school celebrating after rating boost from Ofsted

Delays on M65 following two-vehicle collision

Delays on M65 following two-vehicle collision

Natalie with her engagement ring

LOVE IS IN THE AIR: Romance blossoms for Accrington couple amid Egypt holiday chaos

FLASHBACK: Rubbish, and flies, that caused local residents to form an action group

Former waste company boss and firm fined £22,500 after plague of flies descended on Oswaldtwistle

Oswaldtwistle Mills

Electrical engineer who carried out £23k petty-cash scam at Oswaldtwistle Mills spared jail

CROWDED: Cars parked near St Oswald’s RC Primary in Hartley Avenue. Parents are being urged to ‘behave responsibly’

Parents urged to ‘behave responsibly’ after reports of chaotic parking at Accrington school

Police would like to speak to this woman

POLICE APPEAL: CCTV image released after teen girl attacked on X41 bus

HEART CONDITION: Accrington Academy student Olivia Diamond died of myocarditis, often brought on by a virus in October 2014

DISGUSTING: Heartbroken Accrington mother hits out at Instagram troll for mocking 12-year-old daughter's death

Reflections, Rishton

Man who broke into Rishton hairdressers so drunk he couldn’t remember incident

HEAD: Andy Martin

Oswaldtwistle after-school club confident for future after ‘red tape exercise’

FIGHTER: Ian Entwistle is opening a ‘school of excellence’ in the town which he hopes will boost martial arts nationally

Professional UFC fighter set to open ‘school of excellence’ in Accrington

COURAGE: Little Jessica Whelan’s rare cancer threatens her whole body

Young Oswaldtwistle couple's ‘world collapsed’ when daughter was diagnosed with rare and aggressive cancer

One of the cars ended up on its side

Woman cut from car after crashing at major Accrington junction

Oswaldtwistle man grew cannabis for ‘pain relief’ after getting 'sick of buying from dealers'

Oswaldtwistle man grew cannabis for ‘pain relief’ after getting 'sick of buying from dealers'

PRAISE: Doreen Pollitt, former Hyndburn Labour agent and county councillor

Tributes paid to former Labour agent and Accrington West county councillor

ROUGH JUSTICE: Ron Pickup and Jim Hargreaves in the stocks, watched by Aslam Mohammed

Oswaldtwistle's refurbished stocks officially opened by former mayor - but no rotten eggs in sight...

Property owner ordered to pay fine for failing to repair dilapidated building

Property owner ordered to pay fine for failing to repair dilapidated building

Raymond Sergeant

POLICE APPEAL: Accrington man wanted for allegedly harassing ex-partner

DEAL: Andy Holt (right) during the shareholders’ meeting, with Peter Marsden (centre) and Alan Pickup

New owner Andy Holt ‘not at Accrington Stanley to make cash’

DEVOTED: Meningitis victim Jacob Gray and partner Summer Whittaker

Accrington woman vows to fight disease which nearly killed partner after 699 days in hospital

SEASON’S GREETINGS: Elaine Williamson, left, and Nick Hayward celebrate with jubilant traders

DIY CHRISTMAS: Council cutbacks force community to organise tree, lights, grotto and festive market


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