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‘Desperate’ robber grabbed more than £30k during raids

Jason Thompson used the knife to threaten female staff – including a pregnant woman – at six travel agents, stealing thousands of pounds in currency and travellers cheques during the daylight robberies.

Tributes to well known former magistrate

Alan Matthews Bracewell, of Church Lane, Accrington served as a Conservative councillor for the Enfield Ward of Clayton-le-Moors Council in the 1960s.

Pensioner airlifted to hospital after motorbike injury

Lancashire Police said the incident happened on Wilpshire Road just after 10am on Thursday, April 17 and no other vehicles were involved.

House destroyed by 'inferno'

House completely destroyed after exploding into flames

Firestarter gran is ‘risk to others’

Bernadette Meadowcroft, admitted starting a blaze at her terraced home in Rishton last summer.

Race for mum who lost her son

Elaine Whitehead, who works as a homelessness officer at Hyndburn Council, completed the Ron Hill Accrington 10k with her colleague Sharon Jackson, from Oswaldtwistle, in memory of her son Shaun who died from a brain tumour in 2013.

Tributes to well known former magistrate

Alan Matthews Bracewell, of Church Lane, Accrington served as a Conservative councillor for the Enfield Ward of Clayton-le-Moors Council in the 1960s.

Three men rob security officer in Accrington

The incident happened on Whalley Road, Accrington just after noon on Thursday, April 17.

House destroyed by 'inferno'

House completely destroyed after exploding into flames

Student hopes to be a carnival queen

16-year-old Rachael Collinson from Great Harwood is the first entrant in Carnival Queen competition

Firestarter gran is ‘risk to others’

Bernadette Meadowcroft, admitted starting a blaze at her terraced home in Rishton last summer.

Accrington Stanley v Mansfield: League 2 match preview

The Reds are hoping to put an end to their relegation worries over Easter weekend

York 1 Accrington Stanley 1: League 2 match report

Shay McCartan came off the bench to grab a last-gasp equaliser and earn the Reds another crucial point in their battle to beat the drop

Beattie hails Stanley position despite defeat

Reds are still six points clear of the League 2 drop zone after losing 1-0 to second-bottom Northampton

York v Accrington Stanley: League 2 match preview

Boss urges Reds not to let their hard work go to waste with a poor finish to the season

Accrington Stanley v Northampton: League 2 match preview

Reds' manager James Beattie warns his players that safety hasn't been secured just yet

Student hopes to be a carnival queen

16-year-old Rachael Collinson from Great Harwood is the first entrant in Carnival Queen competition

Stanley player’s Easter surprise

Striker Marcus Carver visited youngsters at Peel Park Primary School to hand out Easter eggs to the winners of the school’s annual egg decorating competition.

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