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Accrington teen an X Factor hit

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:36am Monday 1st September 2014

TEENAGER Reece Bibby made it through to the next round of The X Factor – after persuading Simon Cowell he could ditch his guitar.

Great Harwood attacker apologised via Facebook

Lancashire Telegraph: Figures released following freedom of information request

9:33am Monday 1st September 2014

A MARTIAL art fan who attacked a teenager, leaving him with a smashed jaw in two places, was caught by police after he admitted the offence on Facebook.

Residents evacuated after fire at Accrington nursing home

Lancashire Telegraph:

8:43am Monday 1st September 2014

A NURSING home was evacuated last night after a resident’s bedroom caught fire.

Special concert will honour Accrington Pals

Lancashire Telegraph: Accrington Pals leave Salisbury Plain for active service

9:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

THE heroics of the Accrington Pals will be marked with a special concert exactly 100 years to the day after the battalion marched through the town to show their support for the war effort.

Accrington shoplifter jailed for six months

Lancashire Telegraph: Blackburn Magistrates Court

4:49pm Monday 1st September 2014

A 52-year-old persistent shoplifter has been jailed for six months after admitting she deliberately set out to steal to fund a drug habit.

Accrington park in line for revamp

Lancashire Telegraph: Coun Ken Moss

2:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

A CHILDREN’S park in Accrington will be refurbished after funding worth £55,000 was secured.

Accrington man attacked woman after drinking vodka

Lancashire Telegraph: Blackburn Magistrates Court

5:30pm Monday 25th August 2014

A MAN reacted badly when his amorous advances towards a neighbour were rejected.

Rally legend guest at Accrington ball

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:30pm Monday 25th August 2014

RALLY legend Paddy Hopkirk will attend this year’s Rally Drivers’ Ball, which will see Accrington town centre transformed into Monte Carlo early next month.

Accrington Stanley players' stolen boots replaced by league sponsors Sky Bet

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

THE main sponsors of the Football League have stepped in to buy Accrington Stanley players new boots.

Speed bumps for Accrington estate

Lancashire Telegraph: New speed humps for Beaconsfield hotspot

10:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

CALLS for traffic calming measures on an Accrington estate will be answered after a child was nearly knocked over by a speeding car.

Five teens arrested after Accrington Stanley burglary

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:05am Friday 22nd August 2014

FIVE teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of burglary following to break-ins at Accrington Stanley Football Club.

Accrington Stanley players’ boots stolen before game

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

ACCRINGTON Stanley have contacted police after thieves stole boots from several players – a day before a 4-0 defeat that saw them slip to the bottom of the Football League.

Acrington post office closes for major revamp

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:33pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

ACCRINGTON Post Office will close for two weeks while it undergoes an extensive renovation.

Accrington schoolgirl reaches final of national writing competition

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:30am Sunday 17th August 2014

CHARLOTTE Corrigan may only be 10 but she could one day be challenging for the coveted Pullitzer Prize.

Accrington gardener’s cannabis discovered

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:32pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A GARDENER was caught with a £1,200 stash of cannabis after he and friends clubbed together to buy drugs for a festival, a court heard.

Rooftop review follows Accrington Arndale death

Lancashire Telegraph: Lauren Johnson fell to her death from the top of the Arndale Centre’s car park

1:23pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

BOSSES at a shopping centre are carrying out a review into its rooftop car park safety following the death of teenager.

Investigation under way after derelict building fire in Accrington

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

5:13pm Sunday 10th August 2014

AN investigation is under way after a derelict building caught fire in Accrington.

Undercover police catch Accrington taxi driver plying for hire

Lancashire Telegraph: Coun Joan Smith

7:00pm Saturday 9th August 2014

A PRIVATE hire taxi driver from Accrington was caught plying for hire after picking up two undercover police officers without a pre-booking.

Plea to Accrington Arndale after girl’s fatal fall

Lancashire Telegraph: The Arndale Centre

9:23am Friday 8th August 2014

A CORONER has called on a shopping centre to consider its rooftop car park safety following the death of a teenager.

Former Accrington Stanley MD in charity bid

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:40pm Thursday 7th August 2014

FORMER Accrington Stanley managing director Rob Heys is to ride more than 150 miles for charity.

Man rescued from blaze at Accrington house

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:10pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

A MAN was rescued from his home in Accrington after a fridge freezer caught fire in his kitchen.

Out-of-school Accrington club told ‘to improve’

Lancashire Telegraph: Ofsted logo

2:50pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

AN out-of-school club in Accrington has been told it needs ‘significant improvement’ after being given the lowest possible score by Ofsted.

Pipers lead the way for street parade

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:39pm Monday 4th August 2014

PEOPLE solemnly marched through the streets of Colne this weekend to honour the lives lost in the First World War.

Carer wins praise for motivating children to progress

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:16am Friday 1st August 2014

A CHILDMINDER has been praised by Ofsted for ‘motivating children to make good progress’.

Drink drive East Lancs mum drove 35 miles with children in back

Lancashire Telegraph: Police warning after thefts in car parks

4:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A WOMAN with two young children in the back of her car drove more than 35 miles along busy motorways while three times over the drink-drive limit.

Sister of terminally ill Accrington dad vows to help him make memories with son

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:03pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE sister of a terminally ill Accrington dad has vowed to help him make precious memories with his son.

Plaque to be unveiled for late Accrington Pals historian

Lancashire Telegraph: Accrington PALS service at St John's Church.

8:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A PLAQUE dedicated to the memory of a famous Accrington Pals historian is to be unveiled exactly 100 years since the beginning of the First World War.

Accrington barman dragged into alleyway and stabbed

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:09am Friday 25th July 2014

A MAN was dragged into an alleyway and stabbed in an unprovoked assault in Accrington town centre, police said.

Club stalwart's grandson back at Stanley 92 years on

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:23pm Friday 25th July 2014

ACCRINGTON Stanley’s first mascot, the grandson of a club stalwart, has been welcomed back as a VIP.

Bacup war hospital to be revived

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A FORMER military hospital which treated hundreds of soldiers during the First World War is to be brought back to life.

Man, 70, in hospital after Accrington crash

Lancashire Telegraph: Royal Blackburn Hospital

2:57pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A MAN in his 70s was taken to hospital today after being involved in a car crash.

Invite to Tramp Accrington countryside

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A NATURE reserve is to become more accessible to those with mobility issues who will be able to use all-terrain vehicle to explore Woodnook Vale Willow Trail.

Accrington and Rossendale College celebrates success of partner Huddersfield University

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

3:13pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A COLLEGE is celebrating the success of its partner university.

Accrington school hit twice by burglars

Lancashire Telegraph: An £800,000 cash boost will give help and support to victims of crime in Bradford as part of ‘restorative justice’

4:54pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A SCHOOL has been broken into twice in the last two weeks, prompting a call by the police for local residents help.

Hat-trick of success for Accrington nursery school

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:20pm Monday 21st July 2014

STAFF at an Accrington nursery school are celebrating after Ofsted labelled it ‘outstanding’ for the third time in a row.

Action call over vandal-hit Accrington Cricket Club

Lancashire Telegraph: Cheating Amir flouts cricket ban in Croydon

3:57pm Thursday 17th July 2014

CRICKET club members fear it is becoming a magnet for crime after being targeted by thieves and vandals.

East Lancs teen threw brick to stop vicious dog attack on woman

Lancashire Telegraph: Sussex posties deliver plea over problem pets with attack nearly once a week

2:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A TEENAGER has spoken of the moment he tried to stop a dog’s vicious attack in a quiet Accrington street.

Dirty dogs land Accrington owner with court bill for £500

Lancashire Telegraph: Plans to double the size of Wirral's dog poo squad

3:13pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

AN ACCRINGTON dog owner who let his pets foul outside the council’s main office building has been told to pay more than £500.

Accrington teen realises a dream as she passes nursing course with flying colours

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:10pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

AN Accrington teenager has been named as the top nursing cadet in Lancashire and Cumbria, realising a ‘life-long’ dream.

Accrington dad attacked with glass bottle in house raid

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:06am Monday 14th July 2014

A DAD-of-one had a glass bottle smashed over his head when he found three burglars in his home.

Criminals will help to clean up public garden in Accrington

Lancashire Telegraph: What exactly are these weeds that are springing up in my garden?

3:50pm Monday 14th July 2014

CRIMINALS are to take over the maintenance of an overgrown public garden in Accrington.

Dog mauls woman in Accrington

Lancashire Telegraph: Ambulance walkers plan Grand Depart walk-out

9:13pm Sunday 13th July 2014

A WOMAN has been taken to hospital after suffering numerous bites caused by a neighbour’s dog in Accrington.

Police helicopter helps find missing Accrington women

Lancashire Telegraph: GREEN WANDS Police Helicopter chases suspect in Putney

1:02pm Saturday 12th July 2014

A POLICE helicopter was called to search for two ‘vulnerable’ missing women last night.

Accrington cannabis stash was ‘bought for festival’

Lancashire Telegraph: Cannabis plants

3:34pm Friday 11th July 2014

A 22-YEAR-OLD gardener was caught with more than £1,200-worth of cannabis after he and friends chipped in to buy a stash to take to a music festival.

Writer of play about Accrington Pals dies aged 82

Lancashire Telegraph: Accrington Pals leave Salisbury Plain for active service

1:58pm Thursday 10th July 2014

A WRITER who penned a play about an East Lancashire military regiment has died.

Petition plea after Accrington Arndale death fall

Lancashire Telegraph: Accrington Arndale Centre

6:00pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

A PETITION with more than 1,300 signatures has been presented to Hyndburn Council, calling for greater safety measures at the Arndale Centre in Accrington.

Footie’s free for kids, says Accrington Stanley

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:33pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

HUNDREDS of Year Six children from 37 schools can watch Accrington Stanley for free this season after being handed season tickets by generous club bosses.

East Lancs shop left with £7k of out-of-date uniforms as school switches logo

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:00pm Monday 7th July 2014

A UNIFORM supplier has slammed a school after it changed its logo without telling him.

Hundreds mourn Accrington Stanley hero

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:00pm Saturday 5th July 2014

HUNDREDS of sports fans united in grief to say goodbye to the man who guided Accrington Stanley back into the football league yesterday.

Accrington youngster beats hundreds of hopefuls to a gain a place on a training scheme at the Lowry

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:43pm Friday 4th July 2014

AN ACCRINGTON schoolgirl is heading for bright lights and national opportunities after beating hundreds of hopefuls at an audition.


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