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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.

Tributes paid to retired doctor after sudden death

Dr Mamdouh Mohamed Ahmed ran the St Hubert's Road Surgery in Great Harwood for nearly 25 years

WATCH: A shop owner tells of his heartache after a fire ripped through his town centre family business

Mohammad Afzal rushed back to find Alisha’s Fashion shop on Church Street on fire on Friday\n

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

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.

WATCH: A shop owner tells of his heartache after a fire ripped through his town centre family business

Mohammad Afzal rushed back to find Alisha’s Fashion shop on Church Street on fire on Friday\n

UPDATE: Man in hospital with 'nasty' injuries after Staffordshire bull terrier attack

The 36-year-old man was attacked by two dogs on Fife Street in Accrington and may need surgery

Electric car charge point installed in Accrington town centre

The unit will be operational in a few weeks and is expected to be 'one of many' in future years

JAILED: Man, 61, who sexually touched young girl

Stephen Baldwin, of Worston Lane, Great Harwood, pleaded guilty to sexually touching a child

A disabled man was left with broken ribs after an unprovoked attack

Paranoid schizophrenic Sean Marsden, of Loynd Street, Great Harwood launched the attacked for ‘absolutely no reason’, a court heard

Man due in court in relation to alleged shooting incident

Kevin King, 30, from Lytham St Annes, has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder

Former soldier turned cannabis 'street dealer' to pay off debts

Michael McPake, of William Street, Accrington, turned to crime after losing his 'dream job' with the Scots Guards

JAILED: Man, 61, who sexually touched young girl

Stephen Baldwin, of Worston Lane, Great Harwood, pleaded guilty to sexually touching a child

Tributes paid to retired doctor after sudden death

Dr Mamdouh Mohamed Ahmed ran the St Hubert's Road Surgery in Great Harwood for nearly 25 years

A disabled man was left with broken ribs after an unprovoked attack

Paranoid schizophrenic Sean Marsden, of Loynd Street, Great Harwood launched the attacked for ‘absolutely no reason’, a court heard

Fruit and veg shop owners celebrate 55th year

Katherine and Alan Barnes have run A&K Barnes shop in Clayton-le-Moors since March 1960

Farmer committed suicide after breakdown of marriage

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

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

Inquest rules on death of man found dead in the Leeds Liverpool canal

Abraham Atesveha's body was discovered in the canal last summer.

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

Media students tour Sky News studios

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

Keyboard 'marathon man' entertains spring fair visitors

Alan Amos played for five hours at Rishton Methodist Church helping to raise £1,100 for church funds

Accrington trains to city will take an hour

Direct services to Manchester Victoria will be running from May 17

Two garages destroyed in suspected arson

Fire crews from Hyndburn were called to the bottom of Holt Street in Rishton at around 1am this morning

Hundreds set to descend on town for Ron Hill 10K

Olympic legend Ron will take part in the race which aims to raise money for charity

Two Hyndburn businesses served with closure notices following metal theft crackdown operation

More than 150 police took part in Operation Tornado with other agencies, licensing teams and HMRC

UPDATE: Your Red Nose Day in pictures

Children and adults across Accrington got dressed up to raise money for Comic Relief

Knife-wielding robbers jailed for petrol station raid

Jordan Haworth and Lewis Banham were each jailed for four years for the incident at a Shell garage

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

WATCH: A shop owner tells of his heartache after a fire ripped through his town centre family business

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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