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Woman stabbed mum during row

Carla Ball hit her mother, dragged her along the floor by her hair and stabbed her with a knife at her mum’s Oswaldtwistle flat, a court heard.

School defends ‘lunchbox ban’

Bosses at All Saint’s primary school in Clayton-le-Moors are set to introduce new rules after a Governemnt inspector found that less than one per cent of pupils bringing in packed lunches met ‘nutritional requirements’.

Schools and services hit in Accrington by ‘biggest strike in memory’

Unison bosses said not enough council staff came into work today to carry out refuse collections due to a row with the government over their refusal to offer more than a one per cent pay rise.

Trust can leave special measures

Hospitals, including Accrington Victoria, Burnley and Blackburn, were deemed to have made ‘sufficient progress’ and could be brought out of special measures, following a full inspection by the Care Quality Commission in April.

Cars hit in crime spree

Thieves helped themselves to property from several parked vehicles on Devonshire Road, Windermere Drive, Cornwall Road, Somerset Road and Church Street.

Councillor to cycle 127 miles for charity

Milnshaw ward councillor Paul Cox will take on the challenge with fellow bike ride Ray Smith, husband of Church councillor Joan Smith, in aid of the Accrington Blind Society and North West Air Ambulance.

Woman stabbed mum during row

Carla Ball hit her mother, dragged her along the floor by her hair and stabbed her with a knife at her mum’s Oswaldtwistle flat, a court heard.

Woman stabbed mum during row

Carla Ball hit her mother, dragged her along the floor by her hair and stabbed her with an knife at her mum’s Oswaldtwistle flat, a court heard.

Schools and services hit in Accrington by ‘biggest strike in memory’

Unison bosses said not enough council staff came into work today to carry out refuse collections due to a row with the government over their refusal to offer more than a one per cent pay rise.

Trust can leave special measures

Hospitals, including Accrington Victoria, Burnley and Blackburn, were deemed to have made ‘sufficient progress’ and could be brought out of special measures, following a full inspection by the Care Quality Commission in April.

School logo change hits store

Rohni Vij, who owns Abbey Street Shopping Centre in Accrington, said he has lost out after Accrington Academy changed next year’s uniforms for Year 7s.

Ormerod makes Reds return

BRETT Ormerod aims to earn a contract with Stanley after returning to Accrington for the start of pre-season training on Monday.

Lancashire League preview

Professional Werner Coetsee hopes to keep ENFIELD run going in derby against CHURCH after agreeing to come back in 2015.

Dunbavin leaves Stanley after eight-year stay

Keeper's contract is cancelled by mutual consent to bring an end to his long association with the Reds.

Ribblesdale League review

NONE of Hyndburn’s three Ribblesdale League sides had a fully successful double-header last weekend although GREAT HARWOOD did enough to go second in the table.

Blackledge sets sights on another title shot

Accrington super-middleweight aims to thrust himself back into contention when he fights Darren McKenna this weekend.

Schools and services hit in Accrington by ‘biggest strike in memory’

Unison bosses said not enough council staff came into work today to carry out refuse collections due to a row with the government over their refusal to offer more than a one per cent pay rise.

Bon voyage as Bethany girls return home

About 160 people turned out to a farewell party for two girls, Jesca and Emma, who are returning to Tanzania to work as volunteer teachers after completing their teacher training with the Bethany Project.

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Stuart Pike
Deputy editor specialising in politics
Alex Bell
Crime
Bethany English
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Beth Abbit
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Jon Macpherson
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Kate Watkins
Reporter specialising in communities
Garth Dawson
Photographer and columnist