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Dog Inn pub set to open as early as next month after community raises six-figure sum to stave off its sale

The 300-year-old pub is the last remaining pub in Belthorn village

'Stupid' woman who helped lodger raid his brothers house caught after leaving fingerprints at scene

Gemma Smith, 25, of Dowry Street, Accrington, also left her details at Cash Generators after selling off the stolen goods

Warning issued over fraudulent inheritance letters

Police said letters have been sent across Hyndburn claiming residents have inherited a 'significant amount of money'

Death of Accrington man Peter Mitchell referred to Independent Police Complaints Commission

The IPCC is investigating a complaint made by Mr Mitchell's family about Lancashire Police

Police appeal for man missing from Accrington since August 16

Alam Munir, of Empress Street, was last seen almost three weeks ago after leaving his home to go for a walk

Firefighters called to Accrington house after laptop catches fire

The incident took place on Medina Close after the laptop had been left on a hob

Dog Inn pub set to open as early as next month after community raises six-figure sum to stave off its sale

The 300-year-old pub is the last remaining pub in Belthorn village

'Stupid' woman who helped lodger raid his brothers house caught after leaving fingerprints at scene

Gemma Smith, 25, of Dowry Street, Accrington, also left her details at Cash Generators after selling off the stolen goods

Warning issued over fraudulent inheritance letters

Police said letters have been sent across Hyndburn claiming residents have inherited a 'significant amount of money'

Police appeal for man missing from Accrington since August 16

Alam Munir, of Empress Street, was last seen almost three weeks ago after leaving his home to go for a walk

Death of Accrington man Peter Mitchell referred to Independent Police Complaints Commission

The IPCC is investigating a complaint made by Mr Mitchell's family about Lancashire Police

Express Gifts announces plans for 200 new staff

The direct mail order business, based on Mill Street, Church, is one of Hyndburn's biggest employers

Accrington Stanley fixtures 2015/16

Stanley begin the new season with a home game against Luton and face bitter rivals Morecambe in their very first away match

Stanley set for relegation scrap

The Reds have lost their last four matches, with Saturday’s home game with Northampton Town ending in a humiliating 5-1 defeat. It leaves Coleman’s team just five points clear of the League Two relegation zone, and he insists that survival is now the aim this season.

Coley: We don't need hired gun

Stanley have scored just four goals in their last seven matches, leaving them 15th in the League Two table.

Coley confirms Einstein theory

Stanley were beaten 3-0 by Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park last Saturday, passing up a host of opportunities and conceding soft goals along the way.

PICTURES: Sneak peak at new £5m centre set to open at Accrington and Rossendale College

The Heartwood Centre will open to the public next month and include a restaurant, bakery and shop

PICTURES: Norden High School headteacher praises GCSE pupils on their 'outstanding success'

Pupils in Rishton have been receiving their results this morning

In This Week's Paper

Journalists

Stuart Pike
Deputy editor specialising in politics
Alex Bell
Crime
Bethany English
District reporter
Beth Abbit
Court reporter
Jon Macpherson
Reporter
Kate Watkins
Reporter specialising in communities
Garth Dawson
Photographer and columnist