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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.

Reshuffle raises rail link hopes

Claire Perry MP has replaced Stephen Hammond MP as rail minister and Hyndburn MP Graham Jones has said that he has cornered the incoming transport chief about the rail link.

Man’s Japanese Akita dogs in attack on sheep

Two Japanese Akita dogs, owned by Jason Sleddon, killed a lamb and two sheep after escaping from his back yard in Clayton-le-Moors.

Cyclist injured in hit-and-run- in Oswaldtwistle

The 52-year-old male bike rider was riding along Haslingden Old Road in Oswaldtwistle near to De Niro's restaurant when a white vehicle collided with him and knocked him off his bike.

Ex-soldier held knife to man's throat

Anthony Paul Quinn left small cuts on the victim’s throat and lashed out at a police officer ‘catching him’ with the weapon during the incident in Accrington, a court heard.

'Time to get tough' as area is among worst for yobs

Hyndburn MP Graham Jones made the comments after police figures for the last year revealed the borough to be the sixth worst in England and the second worst in Lancashire for anti-social behaviour incidents.

Academy pupils celebrate sporting success

Hundreds of students packed into the hall to celebrate their sporting success over the past 12 months. The awards were presented by Bonita Norris, who became the youngest British woman to scale Mount Everest back in 2010 aged just 22.

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.

Reshuffle raises rail link hopes

Claire Perry MP has replaced Stephen Hammond MP as rail minister and Hyndburn MP Graham Jones has said that he has cornered the incoming transport chief about the rail link.

Celebrating a year of ‘weird and wonderful’

Weird and Wonderful on Whalley Road, Accrington, is described as a natural history store which specialises in taxidermy and entomology.

Man’s Japanese Akita dogs in attack on sheep

Two Japanese Akita dogs, owned by Jason Sleddon, killed a lamb and two sheep after escaping from his back yard in Clayton-le-Moors.

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