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Heroin stashed inside Kinder Egg was hidden down drug user's boxer shorts

David Osbaldeston, of Rishton, was rumbled after police saw him acting 'suspiciously' in Accrington town centre

Ant and Dec TV show fame for Accrington nursery boss

Chantelle Maudsley admitted to being 'stitched up' after a friend nominated her to sing karaoke live on the show

Hyndburn Council needs to make swingeing cuts of £5.3m over next three years

Hyndburn council leader Miles Parkinson said it is 'one of the harshest austerity measures in living memory'

Man, 27, in 'critical condition' after crashing into tree

The incident happened at Junction 8 of the M65 near Huncoat

Concern growing for missing woman

Maureen Lavelle, 55, of Clayton-le-Moors, was last seen at around 2pm on Sunday, March 1 in Blackburn

Accrington Crematorium due for £17k revamp

Hyndburn Council is due to carry out improvement work at the chapel and cemetery.

Hyndburn Council needs to make swingeing cuts of £5.3m over next three years

Hyndburn council leader Miles Parkinson said it is 'one of the harshest austerity measures in living memory'

Ant and Dec TV show fame for Accrington nursery boss

Chantelle Maudsley admitted to being 'stitched up' after a friend nominated her to sing karaoke live on the show

Concern growing for missing woman

Maureen Lavelle, 55, of Clayton-le-Moors, was last seen at around 2pm on Sunday, March 1 in Blackburn

Man, 27, in 'critical condition' after crashing into tree

The incident happened at Junction 8 of the M65 near Huncoat

Heroin stashed inside Kinder Egg was hidden down drug user's boxer shorts

David Osbaldeston, of Rishton, was rumbled after police saw him acting 'suspiciously' in Accrington town centre

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

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