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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.

Accrington Stanley stalwart’s funeral tomorrow

Lancashire Telegraph: Eric Whalley

3:10pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

THE funeral of former Accrington Stanley manager and chairman Eric Whalley will take place tomorrow afternoon.

Police searching for East Lancs flasher with ‘large stomach’

Lancashire Telegraph: Police and fire crews were called to the river around 10.40am on Church Road following reports a Citroen Picasso had crashed into the water

9:00am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A FLASHER with a ‘large stomach’ exposed himself through the front window of a house in Accrington, while the female occupant sat watching television.

GALLERY: Regiment marches in memory of Accrington Pals

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:26pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

THOUSANDS of well-wishers lined the streets of Accrington, waving Union Jack flags as soldiers marched to the town hall yesterday.

BANNED: Female East Lancs teacher sent sexual messages to pupil

Lancashire Telegraph: child

9:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014

A TEACHER has been banned from the profession after sending sexual messages to a male pupil.

Kind-hearted Accrington volunteer scoops caring award

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:50pm Monday 30th June 2014

A YOUNG volunteer has won a Pride of Accrington Lions youth award for her caring ways.

Car hits tree in Accrington collision

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

9:40am Sunday 29th June 2014

A CAR hit a tree after a two-vehicle crash in Accrington.

Accrington Stanley mourn death of former chairman Eric Whalley

Lancashire Telegraph: Eric Whalley with former Stanley manager John Coleman

11:52pm Friday 27th June 2014

FORMER Accrington Stanley chairman Eric Whalley has died, aged 74.

TOPCAT: Missing Persian found alive on top of dustbins

Lancashire Telegraph: Cynthia and Harold Entwistle welcome Jasmine back home

1:00pm Thursday 26th June 2014

A FRANTIC two-weeks’ hunt for a missing cat ended when a pensioner couple were reunited with their precious pet.

Accrington war memorial may get £50k revamp

Lancashire Telegraph: THE MEMORIAL

1:30pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

A WAR memorial in Accrington could be set to undergo a £50,000 renovation, it was revealed.

Campaigners show support in memory of girl who fell to death in Accrington

Lancashire Telegraph: Sarah Clitheroe, co-founder and organiser of the Lauren’s Place appeal, who led the  march along Broadway and past the Arndale Centre,  seen here ahead of the large number of supporters.

11:03am Monday 23rd June 2014

HUNDREDS of campaigners took to the streets of Accrington to show their support for a teenager who died after falling from the town’s Arndale Centre.

Firefighters called after handcuff prank in Accrington went wrong

Lancashire Telegraph: webpix arrest arrests arrested handcuffs police

9:00am Monday 23rd June 2014

A MAN in his mid-20s had to have a pair of handcuffs cut off his hands by fire crews after a prank went wrong.

RSPCA criticised as injured deer ‘left to suffer’ in Accrington

Lancashire Telegraph: Man imprisoned for setting dogs on fox

2:00pm Friday 20th June 2014

THE RSPCA has been criticised after the charity ‘failed to respond’ to reports of a suffering animal for hours.

Victorian Accrington painting brings almost £1m at auction

Lancashire Telegraph: James Tissot’s painting, entitled Waiting, was bought by an East Lancs cotton magnate and has now been sold for almost  £1 million to an unknown buyer

5:00pm Thursday 19th June 2014

A STUNNING Victorian oil painting bought by a wealthy Accrington-born cotton mill owner for £800 sold for almost £1million at auction.

World War One: Accrington route for freedom parade revealed

Lancashire Telegraph: Ribble Valley Mayor Coun Lois Rimmer reads the citation at the ceremony in Clitheroe as the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment are given the Freedom of the Borough

4:30pm Thursday 19th June 2014

THE route of a parade through the streets of Accrington to commemorate the start of the First World War has been revealed.

Car park top levels to shut after latest Accrington Arndale tragedy

Lancashire Telegraph: The Arndale Centre

10:00am Thursday 19th June 2014

THE owners of Accrington Arndale Centre have announced plans to temporarily close the upper levels of its car park while a safety review is carried out.

Accrington homes hit after power cable 'blast'

Lancashire Telegraph: The damaged pavement, at Westwood Street and York Street.

8:54am Wednesday 18th June 2014

AN underground electricity cable ‘exploded’ in Accrington, leaving 100 homes and businesses without power for more than three hours yesterday.

Public inquiry into the sale of land in Accrington is opened

Lancashire Telegraph: Eric Pickles

11:55am Wednesday 18th June 2014

A PUBLIC inquiry into the county council’s compulsory purchase of land to make way for Accrington’s new bus station got underway yesterday.

Policeman attacked as he tried to stop fight outside Macdonald's in Accrington

Lancashire Telegraph: Police have criticised the lack of response to appeals about the murder of Anowar Tagabo

11:04am Wednesday 18th June 2014

A MAN who went out to watch a boxing match on TV ended up in a fight of his own.

UPDATE: Pupils sent home after Accrington power cut

Lancashire Telegraph: power cut switching off a fuse box

5:00pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

ACCRINGTON Academy pupils were sent home after a power cut affected the school's internal system.

Accrington shopping centre to discuss safety after death

Lancashire Telegraph: MP Graham Jones

3:00pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

THE owners of Accrington’s Arndale Centre will meet to discuss safety measures next month.

Accrington author kills rabbit who ate her parsley

Lancashire Telegraph: Jeanette Winterson

12:00pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

AUTHOR Jeanette Winterson caused a stir online when she uploaded a picture of a skinned rabbit she had caught and killed — because it was eating her parsley.

Police chase car theft gang in Accrington

Lancashire Telegraph: GREEN WANDS Police Helicopter chases suspect in Putney

1:09pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

THE police helicopter was scrambled to help officers chase a stolen Mercedes coupe.

School in the pink to help fight cancer

Lancashire Telegraph: School in the pink to help fight cancer

10:59am Tuesday 17th June 2014

Staff and pupils from St Peter’s Primary School in Accrington donned their best pink outfits for their own Race for Life event. Sponsor money went to Cancer Research UK. Far right: Contestants put their their best foot forward. Below: Youngsters with their medals. Right: A pupil shows her delight.

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