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Four people from Accrington charged with conspiracy to commit arson following devastating house blaze

The charges relate to a fire on Cumberland Avenue, Clayton-le-Moors in which the house was destroyed

Man bombarded ex-girlfriend with calls and was banging and shouting outside her house for four hours

Andrew Thorpe, 32, of Woodside Road, Accrington, has pleaded guilty to harassment and breaching a restraining order

Travellers set up on land next to Oswaldtwistle Civic Arts Centre

Four caravans and three cars arrived on the derelict site on Friday night

Convicted drink driver admits breaching court order

Kyle Cooper, 28, of Haywood Street, Accrington, was found guilty driving offences last year

Dangerous driver careered through a red light junction and crashing into tree

Waqar Hanif, of Cravenwood, Accrington, had earlier lied to his sister in order to borrow her Vauxhall Astra

Mum takes on London Marathon for charity 'invaluable' for son Robbie

The mum-of-four hopes to raise £2000 for the National Deaf Children's Society.

Four people from Accrington charged with conspiracy to commit arson following devastating house blaze

The charges relate to a fire on Cumberland Avenue, Clayton-le-Moors in which the house was destroyed

Travellers set up on land next to Oswaldtwistle Civic Arts Centre

Four caravans and three cars arrived on the derelict site on Friday night

Mum takes on London Marathon for charity 'invaluable' for son Robbie

The mum-of-four hopes to raise £2000 for the National Deaf Children's Society.

Woman accused of ear biting in pub toilet in set to face trial

Lisa Taylor, 45, of Bold Street, Accrington, pleaded not guilty at Burnley Crown Court to wounding with intent.

Dangerous driver careered through a red light junction and crashing into tree

Waqar Hanif, of Cravenwood, Accrington, had earlier lied to his sister in order to borrow her Vauxhall Astra

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.

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.

Two teaching staff from Rishton successfully complete Manchester Marathon

Rachael Gavin and Marie Fenton work at St Charles RC primary school

General election hustings events announced

Parliamentary candidates in Hyndburn and Haslingden are set to lock horns in a series of election debates

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