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Accrington

HAMMERING AWAY: Work well under way on the new Accrington bus station

Accrington's new £6.4 million bus station starting to take shape

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Accrington walk-in GP centre to stay open after calls

Accrington walk-in GP centre to stay open after calls

SCENE: Gatty Park where a man was confronted

UPDATE: Manhunt launched for teens who brandished knife at park visitor before panicking and running off

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ACTION: Freestyle swimmer Fran Halsall

One-year countdown to Rio 2016 Olympics kicks off in style

SCENE: India Street, Accrington

Accrington taxi driver hurt after yobs attack his car with sticks

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Firefighters were called to the house on Skipton Old Road in Colne

Couple in lucky escape after lightning strikes second home

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John Larder, of Huncoat, was filmed by Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) officers repeatedly bending down and raising his arms aloft in celebration

VIDEO: £18k benefits cheat who claimed he was 'virtually unable to walk' rumbled while playing bowls

IT’ A SNIP: Student Nurse Rebecca Szabo styles and cuts the hair of Jamil Patel

Accrington hair stylist inspired to become nurse by Royal Blackburn Hospital staff

Four men, all in their 20s, who were in the house at the time of the raid

Knives and suspected drugs found during police raid at Accrington house

WHEELY GOOD: Malcom Isherwood, Richard Holden, Mark Brennan, Mark Lonsdale, Daniel Bates and Nick Westwell

Accrington Stanley fans get in the saddle to raise funds

SHOCKING: A still from the video of the street fight in Accrington

VIDEO: Police investigation launched after brutal street fight outside Accrington bar

Accrington Pals

New plans to commemorate sacrifice of Accrington Pals during Battle of the Somme revealed

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Fire crews called to incident on M65

Fire crews called to incident on M65

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FORMER NIGHTSPOT: The Bridge Inn was one of Accrington’s busiest pubs for many decades

Future of landmark pub and fire station still in the balance

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Giuseppe Alessi at work in his shop

Tributes for ‘tailor to the East Lancashire stars’ Giuseppe Alessi

BARGAINS: Volunteer Joan Birtwistle, manager Tazneem Khamker and volunteer Julie Briggs

Charity shop struggling to keep up with demand after rebranding itself as £1 store

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CLUE: CCTV pictures of the man and the woman

Police searching for man and woman after theft from prominent town store

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

Jury retires to consider verdict after Accrington man shot in the head

Police would like to speak to three women captured on CCTV

Police searching for three women after razor blades stolen from Wilkinsons store

DIAMOND: Accrington teachers celebrating 60 years of wedded bliss

DIAMOND: Accrington teachers celebrating 60 years of wedded bliss

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STYLE: Diana Vickers with George Craig, the lead singer of One Night Only, during the fashion shoot

Diana Vickers is the new face of big fashion house label

DIVISIVE: Belgian expert Goedele Liekens has some controversial methods when it comes to sex education

School slammed over ‘inappropriate’ role with explicit Channel 4 show discussing hard-core porn and sexual pleasure

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Thieves struck twice in Manchester Road in just 12 hours on Saturday

Two homes in same street hit in 12-hour weekend theft spree

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JAILED: Rizwan Arshad was kingpin of the heroin ring

Henchmen for blind drugs baron jailed after heroin, cash and pistol found in raid

Accrington man pleads guilty to assaulting nine-year-old girl

Accrington man pleads guilty to assaulting nine-year-old girl

VICTIM: Mark Walsh was peppered with shotgun pellets

Wagon driver denies conspiracy to murder East Lancs man in child-custody feud

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Accrington man charged with class-A drugs offences after raid

Thug jailed after biting Accrington doorman

Thug jailed after biting Accrington doorman

Bibby, of Stanley Street, Accrington, pleaded guilty to assaulting Andrew Taylor

Drunk man who attempted to hit another man over the head with paving slab ended up worse off

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

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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

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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

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

Temporary traffic lights in use as roadworks get underway in Accrington

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Police at the scene

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

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

Accrington school to ban mobile phones being brought in

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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

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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

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