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Police social media abuse uncovered

New figures, obtained using Freedom of Information laws, show that more than 20 Lancashire Police officers have been disciplined over their use of Twitter and Facebook in the last five years.

Boy breaks foot in 'hit and run' crash

A-jay Whittaker-Smith, 13, was crossing the road to get his hair cut when the incident happened, leaving him with a broken foot.

Store staff raise nearly £13k for the Alzheimer’s Society

Staff at Argos in Accrington have collected nearly £13,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society since April last year through various fundraising activities. Over the past 15 months they have held pub crawls, dress-up days in store, raffles, an auction and race night and car boot stalls.

Plaque honour for Accy Pals legend

It will be unveiled at the Richard Ainsworth Room in Accrington Library by his wife Ruth Turner at a ceremony next week to coincide with the centenary of the start of the First World War.

Future funding warning for community groups in town

Hyndburn Council have agreed to unfreeze left over monies from the recently abolished Area Council.

Boy, 9, is leukemia story inspiration

Rieli Biggins, aged nine, had to undergo three years of chemotherapy at the Royal Manchester Children’s Oncology Ward after being diagnosed at just three and a half years old.

Police social media abuse uncovered

New figures, obtained using Freedom of Information laws, show that more than 20 Lancashire Police officers have been disciplined over their use of Twitter and Facebook in the last five years.

Boy breaks foot in 'hit and run' crash

A-jay Whittaker-Smith, 13, was crossing the road to get his hair cut when the incident happened, leaving him with a broken foot.

Store staff raise nearly £13k for the Alzheimer’s Society

Staff at Argos in Accrington have collected nearly £13,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society since April last year through various fundraising activities. Over the past 15 months they have held pub crawls, dress-up days in store, raffles, an auction and race night and car boot stalls.

Residents urged to turn lights off for service

People in Hyndburn are being invited to attend the ‘Lights Out’ event at the Accrington Pals Memorial on Church Street in Accrington on Monday, August 4 at 10pm.

Plaque honour for Accy Pals legend

It will be unveiled at the Richard Ainsworth Room in Accrington Library by his wife Ruth Turner at a ceremony next week to coincide with the centenary of the start of the First World War.

Beattie seeking a helping hand

ACCRINGTON Stanley boss James Beattie hopes neighbours Blackburn and Burnley can help him in the loan market this season.

Beattie believes Buxton will boost Stanley spirit

Reds' boss James Beattie believes the signing of Adam Buxton will help reinforce the Accrington Stanley spirit.

Ribblesdale League review

BOTH Great Harwood and Oswaldtwistle Immanuel beat the rain on Saturday to record wins and further their ambitions in the upper section of the table.

Lancashire League review

CHURCH made it a perfect weekend by beating derby rivals ACCRINGTON by 10 wickets at Thorneyholme Road on Sunday.

Lancashire League 20/20 review

CHURCH prayers are answered as they win 20/20 final to lift the club's first senior trophy for 40 years.

Estelle was our beautiful girl

Estelle Thompson was a front seat passenger in a car travelling through Hapton when it collided with a stone wall.

Headteacher appeals for help to find missing pupil

Maryam Mahmood was last seen at about 8.30am on Thursday, July 17 outside Norden High School on Stourton Street, Rishton where she was dropped off by a relative.

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