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School's back and the Observer is asking readers to send us photos of pupils as they go back to school

Financial director who stole £150k in cash and expenses ordered to pay less than a TENTH of his criminal earnings

Christopher Horsfield, or Orchard Drive, Oswaldtwistle, stole the money over a six-year period

Family's terror as 'Sunday arsonist' strikes for fifth time

Terrified victims tell the Observer 'we don't feel safe in our own home'

Express Gifts announces plans for 200 new staff

The direct mail order business, based on Mill Street, Church, is one of Hyndburn's biggest employers

PICTURES: Proposed mental health facility in Oswaldtwistle would create 45 full-time jobs

Pathways Northwest have submitted plans for the former social club site on James Street

PICTURES: 'Nomadic artist' stranded in Rishton after raft started to sink

Ben Cummins is appealing to local residents and businesses for help for blue barrels to keep him afloat

Send us your back to school photos

School's back and the Observer is asking readers to send us photos of pupils as they go back to school

Financial director who stole £150k in cash and expenses ordered to pay less than a TENTH of his criminal earnings

Christopher Horsfield, or Orchard Drive, Oswaldtwistle, stole the money over a six-year period

Family's terror as 'Sunday arsonist' strikes for fifth time

Terrified victims tell the Observer 'we don't feel safe in our own home'

PICTURES: 'Nomadic artist' stranded in Rishton after raft started to sink

Ben Cummins is appealing to local residents and businesses for help for blue barrels to keep him afloat

PICTURES: Proposed mental health facility in Oswaldtwistle would create 45 full-time jobs

Pathways Northwest have submitted plans for the former social club site on James Street

Express Gifts announces plans for 200 new staff

The direct mail order business, based on Mill Street, Church, is one of Hyndburn's biggest employers

Accrington Stanley fixtures 2015/16

Stanley begin the new season with a home game against Luton and face bitter rivals Morecambe in their very first away match

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.

PICTURES: Sneak peak at new £5m centre set to open at Accrington and Rossendale College

The Heartwood Centre will open to the public next month and include a restaurant, bakery and shop

PICTURES: Norden High School headteacher praises GCSE pupils on their 'outstanding success'

Pupils in Rishton have been receiving their results this morning

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