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Technology update for youngsters at Accrington Academy

Lancashire Telegraph: An iPad

2:40pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A HIGH school has implemented a new IT scheme using iPads.

Police searching for missing East Lancs man

Lancashire Telegraph: Trevor Whitehead

9:19am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A SEARCH has been launched for an Accrington-man after he didn’t turn up to work for three days.

East Lancs family's Africa trip in jeopardy

Lancashire Telegraph: Tegan, dad Bernard, Faith and Danielle

12:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

A FATHER could miss out on a dream family trip to Africa – because his passport hasn’t arrived.

Accrington couple escape unhurt after falling asleep with grill left on

Lancashire Telegraph: Driver cut free from crash in Bathpool, Taunton

11:24am Friday 11th April 2014

FIRE crews were called to a home in Howard Close in Accrington after a couple fell asleep with the grill left on.

Accrington teachers go through pain barrier for sick children

Lancashire Telegraph: Teachers get ready for their Total Warrior Assault Course for Alder Hey Children's Hospital. Jack Walsh shows the rest the way.

2:20pm Thursday 10th April 2014

TEACHERS from an Accrington school will put themselves through a gruelling assault course to raise money for a hospital which saved their friend’s son’s life.

Accrington horse show goes down a storm

Lancashire Telegraph: Picture from stock

5:20pm Thursday 10th April 2014

MORE than 150 competitors took part in a charity horse show in Accrington.

Dogs seized in Accrington police could be a banned breed

1:20pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

TWO dogs were seized by police and council officers in Accrington.

Accrington teacher to hold fundraising event for Indian orphans

1:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A HIGH school teacher is raising money for an orphanage.

Warning after Accrington landlord fine

Lancashire Telegraph: Clare Pritchard

1:04pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

AN Accrington landlord has been fined for ignoring council bosses who ordered him to improve the state of a garage he owned.

Accrington school is celebrating amazing turnaround

Lancashire Telegraph: Maya Ahmed, front, leads the way with the school council, head Mark Proctor and school council leader Aileen Massey

1:02pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

AN ACCRINGTON primary school has leap-frogged from ‘failing’ to winning a glowing report from Ofsted.

‘£28m’ drugs boss from Accrington faces more jail time

Lancashire Telegraph: Martin Day

8:36am Monday 7th April 2014

A ‘£28 million’ drugs boss who made more than £1 million from crime has been warned he faces more time in jail over £11,900 of unpaid ill-gotten gains.

Inspectors praise for Accrington nursery

Lancashire Telegraph: Boost for Hillingdon schools with positive Ofsted reports

3:38pm Monday 7th April 2014

AN Accrington nursery has been praised by inspectors.

Promising Accrington pupils have won places at top colleges

Lancashire Telegraph: The students with their instruments

3:36pm Monday 7th April 2014

TEACHERS at an Accrington school are celebrating after five of its musical proteges were offered places at some of the country’s most prestigious music colleges.

Accrington band pulling out all the stops to find musical fame

Lancashire Telegraph: The band go through their paces in the drive to make the big time

4:53pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

AN Accrington band are hoping to take the music world by storm when they release their debut EP later this month.

Accrington boy, 17, who sold ‘high quality’ heroin walks free

Lancashire Telegraph: GETTING FIX: A heroin addict prepares to inject himself

6:00pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A TEENAGER involved in heroin dealing has kept his freedom, but could have faced three years behind bars if he had been older.

Obelisk to be installed in Peel Park in Accrington

Lancashire Telegraph: Cash boost given to Duke of Edinburgh Award project

10:45am Tuesday 1st April 2014

A SIX-metre-tall obelisk will be installed at the summit of Peel Park in Accrington, and be visible for miles around, it has been revealed.

Jail for East Lancs drug dealer who ignored police

Lancashire Telegraph: HASNAIN ASHRAF

1:00pm Monday 31st March 2014

A HEROIN street dealer who carried on delivering drugs after being caught with a £2,000 stash in a police chase, has been jailed for five years.

First tenants at Mill Hill housing development

5:00pm Sunday 30th March 2014

THE first tenants of a groundbreaking housing development for people with disabilities will move in this summer.

Accrington mephedrone dealer spared jailed by 'skin of his teeth'

4:00pm Sunday 30th March 2014

A MEPHEDRONE street dealer who was selling drugs from a car was spared jail ‘by the skin of his teeth’, at Burnley Crown Court.

VIDEO: Thief drives away stolen van with worker inside

Lancashire Telegraph: CCTV picture of it being driven away

1:00pm Thursday 27th March 2014

A FAMILY’S livelihood hangs in the balance after their van full of specialist equipment was stolen while a worker was still inside.

Council rapped over Accrington wall costs

Lancashire Telegraph: Council rapped over Accrington wall costs

5:30pm Thursday 27th March 2014

THE county council has been criticised for spending thousands of pounds on a brick wall at an Accrington roundabout.

Sports hall at Accrington and Rossendale College set for green light

Lancashire Telegraph: Accrington and Rossendale College sports hall set for green light

11:52am Wednesday 26th March 2014

A NEW sports hall at Accrington and Rossendale College is set to be given the green light, despite several objections.

Head’s concern over plans for a mobile mast in Accrington

Lancashire Telegraph: Vodafone anticipates upturn with £7bn networks investment

11:49am Wednesday 26th March 2014

PLANS for a new mobile phone mast in Accrington have been revealed.

Woman left bleeding and undressed at hands of Accrington thug

Lancashire Telegraph: Event shines a light on domestic violence

9:10am Tuesday 25th March 2014

AN Accrington thug who repeatedly tried to ‘strangle’ his terrified partner in a sustained attack after a drinking session at her home, has been jailed for 25 months.

Accrington runners ready for Ron 10k

Lancashire Telegraph: RUNNING: Chard runners tackle Grizzlies

11:43am Tuesday 25th March 2014

RUNNERS from across the borough are limbering up to take part in the first ever Ron Hill Accrington 10k on Sunday.

Police arrest man who broke into car in Accrington

Lancashire Telegraph: Police fined a man £100 after he was caught shoplifting steak

10:38am Tuesday 25th March 2014

POLICE were called to Blackburn Road, Accrington, at 8am on Sunday after a man was seen trying to break into a car.

Letter from French General showcased at Accrington Pals exhibition

Lancashire Telegraph: Launch of Accrington Pals tribute welcomed

1:30pm Saturday 22nd March 2014

AN exhibition commemorating the Accrington Pals opens today.

Three-car smash causing delays in Accrington

Lancashire Telegraph: Traffic problems on A30 near Victoria after crash and hail storm

5:39pm Friday 21st March 2014

A CRASH involving three cars and a lorry is partially blocking the main road into Accrington.

Accrington and Rossendale College festival inspires next generation of directors

Lancashire Telegraph: Accrington and Rossendale College sports hall set for green light

3:12pm Thursday 20th March 2014

A FILM festival at a college was held to inspire a new generation of film makers.

Project to revitalise Woodnook to enter second phase

Lancashire Telegraph: Booth Street is in the Woodnook project area

1:00pm Thursday 20th March 2014

THE second phase of a £15million project aimed at revitalising the derelict Woodnook area of Accrington has been given the go-ahead.

Accrington college film festival hailed a success

11:58am Thursday 20th March 2014

ACCRINGTON and Rossendale College’s sixth annual film festival has been hailed a success.

Accrington snooker hall had cocaine stuffed in tables

Lancashire Telegraph: The furniture company below the club had no involvement with the court case

4:00pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

A TOWN centre snooker hall used as a cover for a drug supplying business had cocaine stuffed into tables used by its customers.

Accrington man grew cannabis in wardrobe

Lancashire Telegraph: Cannabis seized at property in South Woodford

4:00pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

A 26-YEAR-OLD Accrington man claimed he found a bin bag containing cannabis plants while out walking his dog.

Victory hailed for Accrington walk-in centre protest

Lancashire Telegraph: Coun Clare Pritchard heads the ‘Save Our Walk-in Centre’ protest in October last year

2:00pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

ACCRINGTON’S threatened walk-in centre has been given a reprieve until late next year.

Accrington artist launches high profile exhibition in California

Lancashire Telegraph: Artist John Tierney

1:00pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

AN ACCRINGTON artist is set to launch a high-profile exhibition in California.

Accrington Pals historian Bill will be honoured

Lancashire Telegraph: Bill Turner talking to pupils about the history of the Accrington Pals.

11:50am Wednesday 19th March 2014

LATE Accrington Pals historian Bill Turner will be honoured with two commemorative plaques, it has been announced.

'Click and collect' scheme to be trialled at Accrington Market Hall

Lancashire Telegraph: Computers ‘to need updates’

1:24pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

A SUPERMARKET-style ‘click and collect’ scheme will be trialled in Accrington’s Market Hall.

Accrington and Rossendale College mark National Apprenticeship Week

Lancashire Telegraph: Accrington and Rossendale College sports hall set for green light

10:57am Tuesday 18th March 2014

A COLLEGE marked National Apprenticeship Week with an action packed week of activities based around apprentice skills.

Sex offender who went 'under the radar' found in Accrington

Lancashire Telegraph: Police are investigating assault on Widnes pub landlord

7:00pm Sunday 16th March 2014

A SEX offender who went “under the radar” was found living in Accrington.

Accrington care home staff praised

Lancashire Telegraph: Addison court

2:24pm Friday 14th March 2014

STAFF at an Accrington care home have been praised for their ‘exemplary bravery’ after a fire on Wednesday night.

Accrington Tesco security officer cleared of assault

Lancashire Telegraph: Accrington Tesco

11:00am Thursday 13th March 2014

A TESCO security officer has been cleared of an alleged ‘revenge attack’ on a drunken customer outside the Accrington store.

East Lancs sex attacker molested sleeping woman after night out

Lancashire Telegraph: Shirley Morris has been a victim of anti-social behaviour in her street

9:25am Thursday 13th March 2014

A SEX attacker who repeatedly molested an Accrington woman, starting when she was asleep, has been locked up for 40 months.

Accrington store security officer tells court he feared for his safety

Lancashire Telegraph: Police appeal after man is robbed in Hale Village

6:00pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

A SUPERMARKET security officer accused of attacking a drunken customer in revenge outside an Accrington store told a jury he ‘just gave him a jab’.

East Lancs First World War hero’s medals sell for £1,320

Lancashire Telegraph: THE DSO MEDAL

11:35am Thursday 13th March 2014

A DISTINGUISHED Service Order awarded to an Accrington war hero after he masterminded the sinking of a German submarine in the First World War sold for £1,320 at an auction yesterday.

Pregnant East Lancs woman taken to hospital after being hit by motorbike

Lancashire Telegraph: Police hunt man suspected of raping woman in her 20s

4:00pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

A PREGNANT woman has been taken to hospital after a collision with a motorbike.

Jury told that Tesco security officer lost his temper with customer and attacked him

Lancashire Telegraph: Tesco in Accrington

9:00am Tuesday 11th March 2014

A TESCO security officer allegedly lost his temper, launched a gratuitous revenge attack on a drunken customer and smashed his skull, away from CCTV cameras, and when his bosses weren’t watching, a jury heard.

Accrington based AAWAZ support group holds awards ceremony

Lancashire Telegraph: Aawaz organisers and award winners at the ceremony.

11:04am Tuesday 11th March 2014

A SUPPORT group for Asian women has held its award ceremony.

Sea cadets help Accrington tearaway turn her life around

11:00am Sunday 9th March 2014

A TEENAGE tearaway has spoken about turning her life around after signing up to the sea cadets.

Volunteers transform Hyndburn garden for heart defect girl

Lancashire Telegraph: The Horwich Farrelly Solicitors volunteers get to work on the garden with volunteer team leader Nicola Critchley and Helping Hands programme manager Lee Trunks at the front.

3:24pm Friday 7th March 2014

AN angel-faced girl who was born with a life-limiting heart and lung defect will be able to play outside at her home at last, thanks to a national charity.

Accrington bakery manager to raise £1,000 in memory of soldier friend

Lancashire Telegraph: SCOTT SLATER

3:52pm Thursday 6th March 2014

AN Accrington father has pledged to undergo three gruelling physical challenges in the next three months to raise £1,000 for the Wooley Foundation, a charity set up by his friend who died last year.


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