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Man arrested following incident at Rising Bridge petrol station

Officers were called to the Shell garage just after 11am after a report of suspicious activity

Concern over toy store proposal

Smyth’s Toys have submitted an application to Hyndburn planning chiefs to open a 1,394sm store at the Peel Centre on Whitebirk Drive, near Knuzden.

Search on for 25 Accrington Carnival Queens

Carnival organisers are on the lookout for a 2015 queen as well as every queen over the past 50 years.

Tributes paid to former Hyndburn magistrate and NHS worker

Maureen Walker forged a successful 25-year career in the NHS working with schools, charities, churches and community organisations

Man with 70,000 child porn images on his computer avoids jail

James Cormier, formerly of Accrington, told officers when he was arrested that 'I appreciate artistic artwork of teenagers'.

Occupants flee house as fire breaks out in Accrington bedroom

Fire crews were called to Hopwood Street at around 12.30pm on Wednesday, February 25

Search on for 25 Accrington Carnival Queens

Carnival organisers are on the lookout for a 2015 queen as well as every queen over the past 50 years.

Concern over toy store proposal

Smyth’s Toys have submitted an application to Hyndburn planning chiefs to open a 1,394sm store at the Peel Centre on Whitebirk Drive, near Knuzden.

Occupants flee house as fire breaks out in Accrington bedroom

Fire crews were called to Hopwood Street at around 12.30pm on Wednesday, February 25

Man with 70,000 child porn images on his computer avoids jail

James Cormier, formerly of Accrington, told officers when he was arrested that 'I appreciate artistic artwork of teenagers'.

Tributes paid to former Hyndburn magistrate and NHS worker

Maureen Walker forged a successful 25-year career in the NHS working with schools, charities, churches and community organisations

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.

Primary school praised by Minister for State Schools

Sacred Heart RC in Church has been congratulated in a letter by the Rt Hon David Laws

Young pupils complete 'Mile Challenge' to promote healthy lifestyle

Students at St Charles Primary in Rishton ran around the yard to complete the task

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