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Oh baby! 'Miracle' tot comes home

Relieved mum Becky Simpson of Sparth Avenue, Clayton-le-Moors has praised the ‘brilliant’ staff at Burnley General Hospital who saved her five-week-old daughter’s life when she was born without a pulse.

Stolen copper piping and cabling found

Officers made the discovery at a house on Rawson Avenue in Accrington on Wednesday, October 29.

Headbutt thug jailed

Jamie Bowker-Holliday, of Princess Street, Great Harwood, went round to the woman’s house and became aggressive after seeing her talking to another man, Burnley Crown Court heard.

Powers for nuisance behaviour victims

The ‘Community Trigger’ has come into force this week as part of new legislation and those eligible to use it are being encouraged to deploy it.

Woman arrested on suspicion of trying to bite another woman's ear off

Police and paramedics were called to The Railway pub on Blackburn Road in Accrington at around 10.20pm on Tuesday, October 28.

'Stupid' driver who filmed his own police chase is jailed

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Salim Shah drove up to 60mph on roads through Accrington and Great Harwood, causing other cars to swerve out the way and led police at high speeds down alleyways and ‘blind turns’.

Police hunt for three armed robbers who raided an Altham business

Officers were called at around 7.30pm on Wednesday, October 29 after reports that three masked men had entered the Micro Peripherals unit on Shorten Brook Drive on the Altham Industrial Estate and threatened staff.

Stolen copper piping and cabling found

Officers made the discovery at a house on Rawson Avenue in Accrington on Wednesday, October 29.

Oh baby! 'Miracle' tot comes home

Relieved mum Becky Simpson of Sparth Avenue, Clayton-le-Moors has praised the ‘brilliant’ staff at Burnley General Hospital who saved her five-week-old daughter’s life when she was born without a pulse.

Headbutt thug jailed

Jamie Bowker-Holliday, of Princess Street, Great Harwood, went round to the woman’s house and became aggressive after seeing her talking to another man, Burnley Crown Court heard.

More than 100 illegal traveller encampments reported in Hyndburn

The encampments totalled at least 261 vehicles with 11 legal notices and four court orders being issued to move some of them on.

Reds aim to give Shrimps a fright

The Shrimps make the short trip to the Store First Stadium with Stanley aiming to maintain their remarkable record against their bitter rivals.

Accrington 10k has best turn-out for six years

Clayton's Jonny McCann comes third in Sunday's race with Blackburn's Ben Fish the winner

Stanley striker makes loan move

George Bowerman heads out until January while Academy manager makes permanent exit

Newport 1 Accrington Stanley 1: League 2 report

Reds had to settle for a share of the spoils during Saturday's trip to south Wales

Shay McCartan begins to believe after tough first year

Young Ulsterman got back in the goals with a brace in Stanley's midweek win over Hartlepool

Teachers turn to rhyme in bid to rap way to victory in contest

Staff and Year 11 students at Norden High in Rishton have created a 30 second clip as part of the Children in Need ‘Best Day Ever’ competition.

Intrepid teenagers enjoy life-changing colorful visit to India

Jack Brady, Natasha Rodia, Bradley Foster and Saffron Barnes-Fullalove – all former pupils at Hollins Technology College in Accrington – travelled to India after sitting their GCSE exams in July.

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