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Storage Hunters star visits Accrington

Jesse McClure visited Accrington on Saturday, September 27 to launch the market hall’s brand new e-commerce website.

Beavers and cubs in trip to the beach

The children tested their head for heights by climbing the high wire assault course, crossing wobbly ropes and bridges and taking leaps of faith at Kaos.

Reece Bibby joins 8 piece X Factor band

The 15-year-old has joined the largest group ever assembled for the singing reality TV show, although as yet they do not have a name.

Police appeal after theft of quad bike

Thomas Ward, 21, formerly of Broomhall Road in Pendlebury, Swinton, is wanted in connection with an aggravated burglary on First Avenue in Church on Friday, August 22.

Snooker trophies found in clean-up

Gordon Mason, who was in charge of the Accrington and District Sunday Schools League, kept hold of the trophies after the league folded nearly 15 years ago.

TV shame of £94k benefits swindler

A BBC programme ‘Saints and Scroungers’ broadcast earlier this week spoke to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) fraud unit and Hyndburn council staff about the case of Cleo Embley.

Accrington Stanley 1 Plymouth 0: League 2 report

The Reds are given the hairdryer treatment by manager John Coleman before making it two wins from two since his return

Beavers and cubs in trip to the beach

The children tested their head for heights by climbing the high wire assault course, crossing wobbly ropes and bridges and taking leaps of faith at Kaos.

College team hangs tough at ‘Mudder’

Twelve employees completed the 10-mile obstacle race to raise money for local charity Papyris, which works to prevent suicide in young people.

School achieves highest rating

St. Oswald’s R.C. Primary and Nursing School was inspected at the beginning of September, having previously been rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted.

Reece Bibby joins 8 piece X Factor band

The 15-year-old has joined the largest group ever assembled for the singing reality TV show, although as yet they do not have a name.

Accrington Stanley 1 Plymouth 0: League 2 report

The Reds are given the hairdryer treatment by manager John Coleman before making it two wins from two since his return

John Coleman aims to kick-start another promotion challenge with Accrington Stanley

Returning boss urges the Reds' supporters to reproduce the atmosphere they created during his first spell in charge.

Accrington Stanley v Plymouth: League 2 preview

The Reds' new loan signing could start in goal in John Coleman's first home game since returning as manager.

Returning Accrington boss John Coleman hailed as Stanley's Jose Mourinho

Chairman Peter Marsden believes Coleman is the perfect man to bring back the feelgood factor amongst the Reds' faithful.

Dream debut for Stanley's new loan duo

John O'Sullivan and Sean Maguire scored during the Reds' stunning 5-4 win at Northampton, just a day after becoming John Coleman's first signings.

School achieves highest rating

St. Oswald’s R.C. Primary and Nursing School was inspected at the beginning of September, having previously been rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted.

Dance student Mary becomes the teacher

Mary Green spent three years at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dance, but it was always her intention to return home and now she is a dance teacher at The Performance Academy in Accrington where she honed her skills.

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