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Retired nurse releases second collection of poetry

Jane Gill-Wilson’s second volume of poetry is entitled ‘Out of Darkness’ and follows the success of her first book ‘Raw Emotion’ which was released in 2011.

Reds' manager James Beattie leaves by mutual consent

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The club confirmed on Friday evening that they and Beattie have decided to terminate their contract by mutual consent with immediate effect.

Council pays tribute to 'father of the community'

Sardar Ali suffered a suspected heart attack on Sunday, August 31, after collapsing in front of family and friends during afternoon prayers at the Raza Jamia Masjid Mosque on Grimshaw Street.

Call to fly St Andrew's cross

Conservative Councillor Peter Britcliffe wants the borough to show its support for keeping the United Kingdom together by raising the St Andrew’s Cross above the town hall building in the lead up to the historic vote on independence.

Sex offender used library to trawl web

James Craft, 24, was jailed for 18 months after breaching a sexual offences order which requires him to notify police within three days of a change of name or address.

Knife man terrified OAP and girl, four

Glenn Morley, of Dowry Street, Accrington, went over to the woman who is in her sixties and started swearing at her and ‘waving’ a knife around, Burnley Crown Court heard.

Retired nurse releases second collection of poetry

Jane Gill-Wilson’s second volume of poetry is entitled ‘Out of Darkness’ and follows the success of her first book ‘Raw Emotion’ which was released in 2011.

Summer school preparing its youngsters for the year ahead

Norden High School ran a Summer School for its new Year 7 pupils to help them prepare for high school life and meet their soon-to-be classmates.

‘Nanny Anny’ tells of her 50 year trip around the globe

Marleanne Dolphin, better known the world over as ‘Nanny Anny’, left a terraced house in Clayton in 1959 with little more than five shillings in her pocket to find fortune in London.

Reds' manager James Beattie leaves by mutual consent

updated
The club confirmed on Friday evening that they and Beattie have decided to terminate their contract by mutual consent with immediate effect.

Council pays tribute to 'father of the community'

Sardar Ali suffered a suspected heart attack on Sunday, August 31, after collapsing in front of family and friends during afternoon prayers at the Raza Jamia Masjid Mosque on Grimshaw Street.

Accrington Stanley 1 AFC Wimbledon 0: League 2 match report

James Gray's late winner ensured the Reds gave departed boss James Beattie a fitting farewell

Accrington Stanley v AFC Wimbledon: League 2 match preview

The Reds and the Dons lock horns again after being relegation rivals during the last two seasons.

Boss James Beattie lays down Marcus Carver challenge

James Gray and his new strike partner shone during Accrington Stanley's 3-2 win over Tranmere last Saturday.

Luke Blackledge and Artif Ali are Kings on Blackburn's big night

Accrington fighters maintained their momentum with impressive wins at the weekend.

Accrington Stanley deliver birthday gift for Beattie's boy

Saturday's 3-2 win over Tranmere was as welcome among the Stanley supporters as it was in the Beattie household.

Summer school preparing its youngsters for the year ahead

Norden High School ran a Summer School for its new Year 7 pupils to help them prepare for high school life and meet their soon-to-be classmates.

Teen makes it through first round of X Factor

Reece Bibby, 15, of Accrington wowed judges in the first episode of the series screened on Saturday night, with an acoustic version of Disclosure’s Latch, which had his family in tears backstage.

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Garth Dawson
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