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'Gurning' social worker held all-night party where children snorted cocaine and drank vodka

Young teenagers were given drugs and alcohol during the party at Susan Downing's Rishton home. Her co-defendant Rachel MacLachlan, who supplied drugs, was jailed for three years.

Town chiefs fail to persuade Marks and Spencer to stay in Accrington

Company bosses met with councillors on Friday but said the Broadway store will move in May despite protests from thousands of campaigners.

Woman missing from Accrington care home

Shona Emmott, 24, was last seen by staff at the care home on Burnley Lane, Accrington on Friday, January 23.

Record numbers take part in 10k

Parents, children and running clubs from across the region gathered in the town for the annual event in aid of East Lancashire Hospice with youngsters also joining in a 1K fun run.

Shed destroyed in suspected arson attack

Firefighters from Hyndburn were called to Brook Street in Rishton at around 11.30pm last night.

Youngsters are invited to area's biggest prom show

The Dunkenhalgh Hotel will host Prom Fayres UK and is the first time the company has visited Hyndburn.

Children learn first aid skills

Children from Green Haworth C of E Primary School, in Accrington, spent the day with Sandra Scott from St John Ambulance.

'Incredible' Julie set to receive top award

And it will be a case of returning to her roots for Julie when she receives the honour in the Coppice Theatre at Accrington and Rossendale College, where Julie studied.

Scuba diving firm set for Rishton move

Canary Divers has been running for around nine years in Blackburn but is set to move into the former Cedar Carpets building on High Street in the next few weeks.

Accrington Town Hall marks Holocaust Memorial Day

Residents and councillors joined with faith representatives to light candles in memory of the six million people who lost their lives during the Holocaust and the four million who have died in subsequent genocides.

Pensioner hit by burglars

The incident happened sometime between 5.15pm and 7.45pm on Sunday, January 11 at his home on Ashworth Street, Accrington.

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.

FA Cup can stir Accrington Stanley spirit

Reds hope to get a run going by reaching the third round

Accrington Stanley v Yeovil Town: FA Cup preview

Saturday sees maiden meeting between the Reds and the Glovers

Children learn first aid skills

Children from Green Haworth C of E Primary School, in Accrington, spent the day with Sandra Scott from St John Ambulance.

'Incredible' Julie set to receive top award

And it will be a case of returning to her roots for Julie when she receives the honour in the Coppice Theatre at Accrington and Rossendale College, where Julie studied.

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