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One in five of our mums smoke while pregnant

Around 930 pregnant mums last year were smoking while carrying their unborn child, according to Lancashire County Council (LCC) figures.

Do you recognise this man? Police release CCTV images following an assault in an Accrington pub

The incident happened at the Broadway pub on Saturday, April 5 at around 10pm.

Drunk man found asleep in Accrington Cricket Club shed

The man, believed to be in his 20s, was found asleep surrounded by empty beer cans in a shed at Accrington Cricket Club after breaking in through a window.

Police release CCTV following shoplifting in Great Harwood

If you recognise the man call 101 quoting crime reference number EL1407191. 

Anti-social behaviour levels down in Spring Hill and Central wards

PCSO Torsif Patel, who covers both areas, said there were 127 anti-social behaviour (ASB) incidents in March 2013 – compared with 71 last month.

Police release CCTV in Hyndburn shoplifting appeal

The first image was taken at the Aldi store in Great Harwood at 6.30pm on Thursday, April 3 where a quantity of food was stolen.

Tributes to well known former magistrate

Alan Matthews Bracewell, of Church Lane, Accrington served as a Conservative councillor for the Enfield Ward of Clayton-le-Moors Council in the 1960s.

Updated: Three men rob security officer in Accrington

The three masked offenders robbed the Loomis guards on Whalley Road shortly after midday on Thursday, April 17.

House destroyed by 'inferno'

House completely destroyed after exploding into flames

Student hopes to be a carnival queen

16-year-old Rachael Collinson from Great Harwood is the first entrant in Carnival Queen competition

Firestarter gran is ‘risk to others’

Bernadette Meadowcroft, admitted starting a blaze at her terraced home in Rishton last summer.

Accrington Stanley v Mansfield: League 2 match preview

The Reds are hoping to put an end to their relegation worries over Easter weekend

York 1 Accrington Stanley 1: League 2 match report

Shay McCartan came off the bench to grab a last-gasp equaliser and earn the Reds another crucial point in their battle to beat the drop

Beattie hails Stanley position despite defeat

Reds are still six points clear of the League 2 drop zone after losing 1-0 to second-bottom Northampton

York v Accrington Stanley: League 2 match preview

Boss urges Reds not to let their hard work go to waste with a poor finish to the season

Accrington Stanley v Northampton: League 2 match preview

Reds' manager James Beattie warns his players that safety hasn't been secured just yet

New figures reveal scale of obesity fear for Hyndburn

Council chiefs now say they planning to control the number of takeaways near schools, colleges and town centres after research revealed a possible link between obesity and the availability of fast foods.

Student hopes to be a carnival queen

16-year-old Rachael Collinson from Great Harwood is the first entrant in Carnival Queen competition

In This Week's Paper


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