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Sports Direct to open Accrington store

Sports Direct will open its doors at the former JJB building at number 4 Broadway on February 11.

More snow forces Hyndburn schools to close

Ten primary schools across the borough have announced closures so far.

Accrington Walk-in Centre will stay open until March 2016

Demonstrators at the under-threat Accrington Victoria walk-in centre
The Accrington Observer and Hyndburn council launched a campaign in 2013 to save the under-threat facilities from closure with nearly 6,000 people signing a petition.

'Third consultation' due over Huncoat War Memorial relocation

In a heated debate councillor Ken Moss, cabinet member, agreed to hold a ‘third consultation’ with residents over the proposal to move the memorial from its current location at the top of a hill off Higher Gate to the corner of Lower Gate Road.

Soldier in threats to Accrington pub landlord

Burnley Crown Court
Landlord Darryl Dronsfield made a statement to police after spotting Steven Hulme being involved in an ‘altercation’ on November 27.

Tributes paid to truck-mad dad after 'shock' death

Allen Winning, of Riding Barnes Street, Church, was admitted to Royal Blackburn Hospital in early December with a chest infection. His condition deteriorated and he later developed pneumonia before passing away on Saturday, January 24.

Sports Direct to open Accrington store

Sports Direct will open its doors at the former JJB building at number 4 Broadway on February 11.

'Third consultation' due over Huncoat War Memorial relocation

In a heated debate councillor Ken Moss, cabinet member, agreed to hold a ‘third consultation’ with residents over the proposal to move the memorial from its current location at the top of a hill off Higher Gate to the corner of Lower Gate Road.

Soldier in threats to Accrington pub landlord

Burnley Crown Court
Landlord Darryl Dronsfield made a statement to police after spotting Steven Hulme being involved in an ‘altercation’ on November 27.

Accrington school visited by Bishop of Blackburn

The bishop blessed the Forest school and pupils sang hymns.

More snow forces Hyndburn schools to close

Ten primary schools across the borough have announced closures so far.

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.

FA Cup can stir Accrington Stanley spirit

Reds hope to get a run going by reaching the third round

Accrington school visited by Bishop of Blackburn

The bishop blessed the Forest school and pupils sang hymns.

WATCH: Julie Hesmondhalgh receives Honorary Freeman of the Borough

More than 200 people packed into the Coppice Theatre at Accrington and Rossendale College, where she once studied, to receive the borough's highest award.

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