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Wham! Accrington Stanley renames stadium in £200,000 sponsorship deal

The Reds home ground will now be called the Wham Stadium

Lancashire County Council unveils plans for further £223m of cuts

Total savings of £375m are set to see 2,500 county hall jobs go by 2018

Cricket stars bid farewell to Baxenden club president Leslie Pilkington

Les served as president for more than 50 years

Fire crews called out in early hours to house in Rishton

Firefighters from Hyndburn were called to Company Street following a dishwasher fire

Residents warned to be 'vigilant' after two house burglaries in same area of Accrington

In one incident on Manchester Road the unknown offenders made off with cash, jewellery and a Ford Fiesta

Cricket stars bid farewell to Baxenden club president Leslie Pilkington

Les served as president for more than 50 years

Residents warned to be 'vigilant' after two house burglaries in same area of Accrington

In one incident on Manchester Road the unknown offenders made off with cash, jewellery and a Ford Fiesta

Police shut down Accrington house after reports of long-running anti-social behaviour problem

The Police Closure Order on Fife Street is one of the first of its kind in the area

PICTURES: Manchester City fan gets United tattoo - raising thousands for charity that helps his sick son

Mark Pinder, from Accrington, pledged two months ago he would get the inking if he met his £10,000 fundraising target

Pub doorman gets tattoo tribute to Luis Suarez after being bitten by pub goer

Nathan Walker got into a 'struggle' with the bouncer at The Broadway in Accrington

Before the bench: Accrington cases heard by magistrates

The following people have all appeared before Burnley and Blackburn Magistrates Courts.

'Drunk' reveller dressed as elf was punched by man after shouting abuse

Michael Way was punched by David Pilling outside Grants Bar in Accrington the Friday before Christmas

Before the Bench: Hyndburn cases heard at magistrates

The following people have all appeared before Blackburn Magistrates Court.

PICTURES: Investigation launched after blaze rips through waste disposal unit

Around 45 firefighters were called to TCS Waste Ltd on Heys Lane in Great Harwood on Sunday

Former solider wanted after failing to appear in court

Joseph Andrew Robinson of Accrington is believed to have left the country

Great Harwood bank to close after drop in customer numbers

The Great Harwood Barclays branch will shut up shop on Friday, November 13.

PICTURES: Cannabis plants seized from Great Harwood house

Neighbourhood police officers executed a warrant on Grimshaw Street

Oswaldtwistle man takes on the Iron Man

Aircraft engineering instructor with BAE Systems, Russell Williams , completed the Iron Man event in Bolton.

Drug dealer caught after police followed a trail of cannabis bags he had dropped to find him hiding up a tree

Court hears that was Andrew Moores, from Oswaldtwistle, was caught in a modern day version of 'Hanzel and Gretel'

Peter Kay stuns music fans with surprise appearance at Oswaldtwistle gig

The Bolton comedian joined Chirs Difford from the Squeeze at the Civic Theatre

PICTURES: 24-hour respite centre for children and young adults opens at former Masonic Hall

The £1m state-of-the-art facility has created around 30 jobs with bosses looking to take on around 10 more

Cricket stars bid farewell to Baxenden club president Leslie Pilkington

Les served as president for more than 50 years

Fire crews called out in early hours to house in Rishton

Firefighters from Hyndburn were called to Company Street following a dishwasher fire

Redevelopment sites for Rishton Canalside project revealed

Five sites have been identified for development

Tributes paid to after death of former Baxenden Cricket Club president

Leslie Pilkington passed away peacefully aged 98

Charity defends controversial traveller site plan

The Rossendale council plan to create a site for five pitches on land off Blackburn Road in Rising Bridge has attracted widespread criticism, but a charity representing travellers has defended the council.

Hundreds oppose permanent traveller site plan in Rising Bridge

The plan to create a site for caravans on land off Blackburn Road in Rising Bridge has caused widespread objections

Tributes paid to after death of former Baxenden Cricket Club president

Leslie Pilkington passed away peacefully aged 98

Baxenden actor scoops Best Actor award

Daniel Starkie, 23, dreams of starring in the West End

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GALLERY: Special room dedicated to the Accrington Pals unveiled

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