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Police in three-and-a-half hour siege

Officers were called to Albert Street in Church at around 6.30pm on Wednesday, July 23 to arrest a man wanted in connection with a house burglary.

Estelle was our beautiful girl

Estelle Thompson was a front seat passenger in a car travelling through Hapton when it collided with a stone wall.

Firefighters investigating after 'malicious' call

Crews from Hyndburn were called to a house on Edleston Street in Accrington after the owner received a message from someone while he was out saying his home was on fire.

Sporting fun for schoolkids

The event took place at Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School.

Tasty gift for good cause

The Strictly Starlight Walk, organised by East Lancashire Hospice, turned Blackburn streets into a sea of red tutus and flashing headgear as the ladies completed a five or eight-mile sponsored walk, raising money for patient care.

Offenders to look after Garden of Hope

The offenders have been working on the overgrown Garden of Hope, on Livingstone Road, in Accrington as part of a community payback scheme.

Police in three-and-a-half hour siege

Officers were called to Albert Street in Church at around 6.30pm on Wednesday, July 23 to arrest a man wanted in connection with a house burglary.

100 years not out for cricket wall ‘graffiti’

Generations of fans at rival Church and Accrington cricket clubs have grown up hearing about the days when supporters of the winning team celebrated by painting the scoreline on the boundary wall after a game.

Estelle was our beautiful girl

Estelle Thompson was a front seat passenger in a car travelling through Hapton when it collided with a stone wall.

Mount Carmel school reunion a big success

Dozens of alumni met up after 10 years apart for a party at Enfield Cricket Club.

Firefighters investigating after 'malicious' call

Crews from Hyndburn were called to a house on Edleston Street in Accrington after the owner received a message from someone while he was out saying his home was on fire.

Beattie seeking a helping hand

ACCRINGTON Stanley boss James Beattie hopes neighbours Blackburn and Burnley can help him in the loan market this season.

Beattie believes Buxton will boost Stanley spirit

Reds' boss James Beattie believes the signing of Adam Buxton will help reinforce the Accrington Stanley spirit.

Ribblesdale League review

BOTH Great Harwood and Oswaldtwistle Immanuel beat the rain on Saturday to record wins and further their ambitions in the upper section of the table.

Lancashire League review

CHURCH made it a perfect weekend by beating derby rivals ACCRINGTON by 10 wickets at Thorneyholme Road on Sunday.

Lancashire League 20/20 review

CHURCH prayers are answered as they win 20/20 final to lift the club's first senior trophy for 40 years.

Estelle was our beautiful girl

Estelle Thompson was a front seat passenger in a car travelling through Hapton when it collided with a stone wall.

Headteacher appeals for help to find missing pupil

Maryam Mahmood was last seen at about 8.30am on Thursday, July 17 outside Norden High School on Stourton Street, Rishton where she was dropped off by a relative.

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