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Tributes to tragic dad-of-three who died suddenly

Colin Pearson, 44, was found dead by family at his home in Monk Street, Accrington on Thursday, September 25.

Nursery celebrates after good rating from education watchdogs

Inspectors visited Little Brook Children’s Nursery, on Blackburn Road, Great Harwood and delivered an improved rating from the ‘satisfactory’ result achieved in 2011.

Teen who exposed himself on a bus is hunted by police

Officers believe the teen, who was accompanied by another teenage man, then got on a double decker Lancashire United bus in the direction of Great Harwood.

Storage Hunters star visits Accrington

Jesse McClure visited Accrington on Saturday, September 27 to launch the market hall’s brand new e-commerce website.

Beavers and cubs in trip to the beach

The children tested their head for heights by climbing the high wire assault course, crossing wobbly ropes and bridges and taking leaps of faith at Kaos.

Reece Bibby joins 8 piece X Factor band

The 15-year-old has joined the largest group ever assembled for the singing reality TV show, although as yet they do not have a name.

More than half adult population too inactive

An annual ‘health profile’ of Hyndburn published by the council has revealed that 54 per cent of adults are not achieving at least 150 minutes of physical activity per week.

Tributes to tragic dad-of-three who died suddenly

Colin Pearson, 44, was found dead by family at his home in Monk Street, Accrington on Thursday, September 25.

Nursery celebrates after good rating from education watchdogs

Inspectors visited Little Brook Children’s Nursery, on Blackburn Road, Great Harwood and delivered an improved rating from the ‘satisfactory’ result achieved in 2011.

Narrow boat sets sail to help addicts

The ‘LUF Boat’ launched from Enfield Wharf in Clayton-le-Moors on Monday and will travel down canals in Accrington and East Lancashire inviting those with drug and alcohol problems aboard to receive information and advice.

Teen who exposed himself on a bus is hunted by police

Officers believe the teen, who was accompanied by another teenage man, then got on a double decker Lancashire United bus in the direction of Great Harwood.

Stanley defender hails rearguard action in Plymouth win

Nicky Hunt felt Saturday's 1-0 victory was down to a collective effort by the Reds

Accrington Stanley 1 Plymouth 0: League 2 report

The Reds are given the hairdryer treatment by manager John Coleman before making it two wins from two since his return

John Coleman aims to kick-start another promotion challenge with Accrington Stanley

Returning boss urges the Reds' supporters to reproduce the atmosphere they created during his first spell in charge.

Accrington Stanley v Plymouth: League 2 preview

The Reds' new loan signing could start in goal in John Coleman's first home game since returning as manager.

Returning Accrington boss John Coleman hailed as Stanley's Jose Mourinho

Chairman Peter Marsden believes Coleman is the perfect man to bring back the feelgood factor amongst the Reds' faithful.

School achieves highest rating

St. Oswald’s R.C. Primary and Nursing School was inspected at the beginning of September, having previously been rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted.

Dance student Mary becomes the teacher

Mary Green spent three years at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dance, but it was always her intention to return home and now she is a dance teacher at The Performance Academy in Accrington where she honed her skills.

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