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Accrington

VICTIM: Mark Walsh

‘Gunman’ paid ‘tramp’ to do his ‘dirty work’

MOURNED: Les Pilkington 97 of Rishton, whose father was a founder of Accrington Stanley

Heartfelt tributes flood in for war veteran and local cricket legend

Saeed Nawaz, 36, of Hopwood Street, Accrington, had his joint driver’s licence revoked by councillors

Accrington taxi driver loses appeal against council decision to revoke licence

Accrington Stanley manager John Coleman

Pitch protests spark fears over Accrington Stanley v Blackpool match

Mohammed Akram, 41, had not been taking his anti-psychotic medication when he carried out two arson attacks

Arsonist who set fire to sister-in-law and mother’s car looked ‘like a man possessed’

Radio 1 DJ Lottie

Music lovers launching new event to improve Accrington nightlife

Engineers from United Utilities began work at the junction with Altham Lane

Temporary traffic lights in use as roadworks get underway in Accrington

Police at the scene

New pub forced to close ‘for safety reasons’ after travellers arrive in beer garden

Parents have been sent a letter outlining why the ban has been introduced

Accrington school to ban mobile phones being brought in

Eighty new homes could now be built on the site

Council loan could kickstart housing plan for key Accrington site

READY: Edward and Andrew show off their souped-up day-glo Honda Prelude which they will be driving

Accrington pair gearing up for European banger rally

Man stole furniture from flat after charity provided him with home

Man stole furniture from flat after charity provided him with home

Police called to reports of drunken woman causing problems outside Sports Direct

Police called to reports of drunken woman causing problems outside Sports Direct

PROBE: A scene of crime officer at work in the Maudsley Street area where Mark Walsh was blasted in the head with a shotgun

Truck driver accused of plotting to murder love rival told police: “I don’t want anyone dead”

SOLD: Catarina was painted by Lord Leighton in 1878 and went for £233,000

Victorian oil painting once owned by wealthy Accrington businessman fetches £250,000

The driver of the other car said Warner appeared to be ‘off his head’ before getting a taxi and leaving the scene

Accrington man drove to Darwen with girlfriend after drinking two bottles of vodka between them

Planning application for 14 new Accrington homes will be decided this week

Planning application for 14 new Accrington homes will be decided this week

END: Reece Bibby’s band Stereo Kicks have disbanded after struggling to secure a record deal

X Factor star Reece Bibby to go solo as Stereo Kicks announce split

Peter Cavanagh

Arrest in hunt for killer of ex-Accrington Stanley skipper’s brother

LIFE-SAVER: From left, Cllr Joyce Plummer, Cllr Wendy Dwyer, local paramedic and Cllr Eamonn Higgins and Huncoat resident, Dave Parkins at the site of the defibrillator at the gates of Peel Park at the foot of the Coppice in Accrington

Take heart! Village to get life-saving kits

Accrington X Factor hopeful dreams dashed as band split

Accrington X Factor hopeful dreams dashed as Stereo Kicks split

Accrington man charged with assault and damaging wooden gate

Accrington man charged with assault and damaging wooden gate

Olivia Diamond

Mum of ‘charming, popular and clever’ schoolgirl opens up for the first time about her heartache

'Mindless' vandals set fire to historic monument in Accrington

'Mindless' vandals set fire to historic monument in Accrington

UNDER THREAT: Accrington Magistrates Court on Manchester Road, Accrington

Plan announced to close both of Accrington's courthouses - with cases moving to Blackburn and Burnley

Accrington's courts to close in bid to save the government money

Consultation launched on plans to close Accrington's two courts

TECHNO: Maisie Hockett with Abdul Salek and Sara Edmondson

Beyond Labels scheme aims to improve the confidence of youths

PROBE: A scene of crime officer at work in the Maudsley Street area where Mark Walsh was blasted in the head with a shotgun

Mum tells court about threats made by ex-partner who claimed she would be ‘pushing two wheelchairs’ when he shot her daughter and new partner

TOP OF THE SHOPS: June Smith, the community life champion for Asda, Accrington, with four-year-old Kyron Evans from Rishton who loves his trips to the store with his mum Bobbie Howie, 25

Cute tot obsessed with shopping at Asda named ‘Junior Store Manager’

RIVAL: Mark Walsh was shot on Kevin King’s orders, the court heard

Man shot in the head with 100 shotgun pellets after long-running feud over six-year-old child

The pub will offer two for one on main course meals, pizzas and specials

Finishing touches underway as new Accrington pub prepares for opening

LAUNCH: Students, staff and invited guests take a first look at the book at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel, Clayton-le-Moors

Teenage girls in Accrington are inspired by self-esteem project

He was fined £400 with £150 criminal court charge, £85 costs and £20 victim surcharge

BANNED: Son who 'borrowed' mum's car to run girlfriend home crashed into stone wall

TOGETHER: A picture Reece posted on his Instagram account with Anais Gallagher

Stereo Kicks' Reece Bibby dating former Oasis star Noel Gallagher's daughter

PLUNGE: Lauren Johnson jumped to her death from the top of Accrington’s Arndale Centre last June.

Campaign in memory of tragic teen to get mental wellbeing on national curriculum

Helen Georgina Dodgeon, 40, of St Leonard’s Street, Padiham, pleaded guilty to three charges of stealing stones

Woman was offered cash to help steal stones from walls in Accrington

Trojan advertised its services as a chartered physiotherapist working with a variety of physical problems

Accrington physio firm’s members and creditors call in the liquidators

Bridge Inn, Accrington

Accrington pub up for sale with guide price of £75,000

ROUTINE: St Christopher’s dancers perform. Below, with Jordan and Perri from dance troupe Diversity

Accrington school to get ‘eco’ makeover after competition dancers wow Diversity

Police in the Central and Spring Hill areas have now urged residents to take care

Cars broken into at night as owners pray at mosques

Gareth Price, defending, said his client was not the aggressor

Man forced to pay out following drunken brawl

Ma Kelly's Bar

Accrington birthday girl knocked out after being punched outside Blackpool bar

Men in court after Accrington motorist dragged from car and stabbed

Men in court after Accrington motorist dragged from car and stabbed

Godoy, of Burnley Lane, Accrington, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol

Drink-drive woman had found out her partner had been having an affair

Adeel Janade Iqbal, 20, of Higher Antley Street, was sent on bail to Burnley Crown Court

Man charged with possessing offensive weapons after swords, golf clubs and bats found in his car

Electronic signs have now been put up to alert motorists to their speed

Speeding drivers face 20mph police crackdown

The £500,000 station is set to open up in a former coffee shop

Lancashire Police in attempt to negotiate zero rent at new £500,000 Accrington station

BETTER CARE: Kittens

Cat rescue centre in Accrington moves to new premises and urgently needs volunteers

Rail Is Better by ian Kitchin (29910104)

Partially sighted photographer awarded for his camera skills

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Disappointment over carnival announcement

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