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Rapist Marc Partridge has prison sentence increased by Court of Appeal

Partridge, of Slaidburn Drive, Accrington, was originally jailed for nine years for raping two women and harassing another

Councillor waives anonymity to explain late council tax payments

Coun Dobson was one of three councillors who were revealed to have failed to pay their bills on time by an Observer Freedom of Information request.

Firefighters respond to gas leak alert

Crews from Hyndburn and Blackburn attended Henry Street in Church in the early hours of Friday, February 27

New ultrafast 4G service to be rolled out in Accrington

The arrival of Vodafone 4G means customers will be able to connect to the internet more quickly and reliably

Wedding Fair to be held at Accrington Town Hall this weekend

The Hollywood meets Bollywood themed fair is the first major event at the venue since the ballroom's £750,000 makeover

Man arrested following incident at Rising Bridge petrol station

Officers were called to the Shell garage just after 11am after a report of suspicious activity

Rapist Marc Partridge has prison sentence increased by Court of Appeal

Partridge, of Slaidburn Drive, Accrington, was originally jailed for nine years for raping two women and harassing another

New ultrafast 4G service to be rolled out in Accrington

The arrival of Vodafone 4G means customers will be able to connect to the internet more quickly and reliably

Councillor waives anonymity to explain late council tax payments

Coun Dobson was one of three councillors who were revealed to have failed to pay their bills on time by an Observer Freedom of Information request.

Family shocked at dad's sudden death

Steven Holden died unexpectedly at Blackpool Victoria hospital from heart failure on Thursday, February 19.

Firefighters respond to gas leak alert

Crews from Hyndburn and Blackburn attended Henry Street in Church in the early hours of Friday, February 27

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.

Promotion can be our revenge

Yeovil scored two late goals to win Tuesday night’s second-round replay at Huish Park and deny the Reds a dream tie at home to Manchester United in the third round.

Coley puts cup dreams on hold

The draw for the third round was made on Monday night so Stanley travel to Yeovil for Tuesday’s replay knowing that if they win, United will visit Accrington on the weekend of January 3/4.

Primary school praised by Minister for State Schools

Sacred Heart RC in Church has been congratulated in a letter by the Rt Hon David Laws

Young pupils complete 'Mile Challenge' to promote healthy lifestyle

Students at St Charles Primary in Rishton ran around the yard to complete the task

In This Week's Paper

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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