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Tributes paid to man who collapsed at restaurant while celebrating his 50th birthday

Mark Riley, formerly of Baxenden, was taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital where he passed away

VIDEO: Accrington pub-goer's Del Boy gains 200,000 hits in 24 hours

Matthew Hartley spoke to the Observer after the CCTV footage of him falling over in the Arden Inn went viral

Two men from Accrington arrested on suspicion of historic child sex abuse

A 36 year-old man and a 38-year-old man from the borough have been arrested on suspicion of rape.

Former bus shelter base repainted with poppy theme to commemorate the Accrington Pals

The work was carried out by the Laneside Residents Association, Accrington Academy and Hyndburn council

Council set to act after travellers move to derelict land next to Accrington Matalan store

The group arrived on Friday having previously been ordered away from sites in Oswaldtwistle and Baxenden

Teenager pulled knife on neighbour after dispute between two 'competing factions' boiled over

Aqeeb Ali threatned a man with a Stanley Knife on Richmond Hill Street in Accrington

Tributes paid to man who collapsed at restaurant while celebrating his 50th birthday

Mark Riley, formerly of Baxenden, was taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital where he passed away

VIDEO: Accrington pub-goer's Del Boy gains 200,000 hits in 24 hours

Matthew Hartley spoke to the Observer after the CCTV footage of him falling over in the Arden Inn went viral

Two men from Accrington arrested on suspicion of historic child sex abuse

A 36 year-old man and a 38-year-old man from the borough have been arrested on suspicion of rape.

Council set to act after travellers move to derelict land next to Accrington Matalan store

The group arrived on Friday having previously been ordered away from sites in Oswaldtwistle and Baxenden

Landlord with terminal brain tumour ties knot in hospital with woman he loves

Ian Walsh, 53, who has cancer, married his partner after three years of them putting it off

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.

Buckingham Palace invite for Accrington and Rossendale College tutors

Lee Hyatt, Christine Brand, Marc Smith and Eileen Melling have all been invited to attend the Royal Garden Party in May

Accrington and Rossendale College officially opens new £1.3m sport fitness centre

The state-of-the art facility will be available to students and the wider community

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