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Jon Macpherson

Jon Macpherson

Jon is a reporter on the Accrington Observer and Rossendale Free Press. He is based at the Observer's market hall office in Accrington covering Great Harwood, Rishton and Clayton-le-Moors and Altham.

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UPDATE: Sneak peek at new pub opening in Accrington tonight

The former Calder Inn on Blackburn Road has been renamed Varsity

Double inspection success celebrated at St Christopher's High

The Accrington secondary has been praised by both Ofsted and church school inspectors

Town centre pub set to open after £20,000 transformation

The former Calder Inn on Blackburn Road has been renamed Varsity

Social enterprise charity celebrating £500,000 lottery funding boost

Community Solutions North West will create four new jobs and 100 volunteer mentoring roles

WATCH: Stunning drone footage of Oswaldtwistle from the air

Can you spot any local landmarks?

Hyndburn defendants before the bench

Our regular column from Blackburn and Burnley magistrates

CCTV appeal launched after Accrington shoplifting incident

Police want to speak to a woman after items were stolen from Asda

Calls made to shut down food outlets with zero hygiene rating

The Observer revealed last year how 20 establishments in Hyndburn carry the lowest possible rating

Supermarket staff sworn and spat at by unruly children

Police said yobs as young as primary school age were 'running amok' in Great Harwood supermarkets

Six charity boxes stolen from Accrington takeaway

A callous thief used a concrete slab to break into Home Run on Blackburn Road


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