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Farmer committed suicide after breakdown of marriage

Andrew Holden, of Oswaldtwistle, injected himself with a toxic substance in January

Chewing gum removed from town centre streets

A community clean up day was held in Accrington as part of a national campaign to 'spruce up' the UK's high streets

Abbie, 17, in frame for Accrington Carnival Queen

The Carnival Queen competition is open to young women aged 16 and over who live or work in Hyndburn

Media students tour Sky News studios

Pupils from Norden High School in Rishton toured the studios and met with a producer and news presenter

Oswaldtwistle mum takes on Ron Hill 10k challenge on 10th anniversary of son's death

Lyndsey Whittaker's son Joshua, who was a triplet, died from a heart condition when he was 10 weeks old

Diamond couple celebrate 60th anniversary

Betty and Harold Mattison, from Accrington, marked their diamond wedding anniversary with a family party

Chewing gum removed from town centre streets

A community clean up day was held in Accrington as part of a national campaign to 'spruce up' the UK's high streets

Farmer committed suicide after breakdown of marriage

Andrew Holden, of Oswaldtwistle, injected himself with a toxic substance in January

Looking back: All Saints memories, young cricketers and the day a chancellor came to town

School days from 1959, a mannequin parade and a dramatic crash are all among the pictures from this week's gallery of images by former Accrington Observer photographer Garth Dawson.

'He thought he was going to die': Accrington dog attack victim's wife speaks of shocking attack

Kelly Chadwick said 'childhood sweetheart' Keith will be left permanently scarred

Media students tour Sky News studios

Pupils from Norden High School in Rishton toured the studios and met with a producer and news presenter

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.

Media students tour Sky News studios

Pupils from Norden High School in Rishton toured the studios and met with a producer and news presenter

GALLERY: Nearly 40 bags of rubbish collected by pupils on 'Eco Day'

Around 65 pupils from eight schools in Hyndburn took part in the event organised by Mount Carmel High School

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