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GALLERY: Teenager's dream £100,000 play park officially opens

David Reid's hard work to revamp the West End play park in Oswaldtwistle has finally paid off

Diamond couple celebrate 60 years of marriage

John and Marian Molineux from Great Harwood tied the knot in 1955 after a chance meeting at a cinema

GALLERY: Hollyoaks star attends World Down Syndrome Day

10-month-old Eva Lorente, from Oswaldtwistle, plays Minnie Blake on the Channel 4 soap

CCTV appeal after three shoplifting incidents

Police have released pictures of three men following separate incidents in Accrington town centre

More than 4,000 homes in Hyndburn in fuel poverty

The Hyndburn council figures also show that 1,500 houses across the borough are without central heating

CCTV appeal after three shoplifting incidents

Police have released pictures of three men following separate incidents in Accrington town centre

Accrington man charged with alleged abduction of young girl

Imran Khan, 33, of Pendle Street, Accrington was due to appear at Burnley Magistrates Court

GALLERY: Hundreds take part in Ron Hill Accrington 10k

Olympic legend Ron also took part in the race through the streets for charity

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.

Accrington man arrested over kidnap of girl, 6

The 33-year-old is currently in police custody for questioning as part of an investigation into the abduction of a six-year-old girl

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

Calls to add Rishton and Huncoat train stations to direct Manchester city rail link

A motion will be submitted by Hyndburn council to the Secretary of State for Transport

Diamond couple celebrate 60 years of marriage

John and Marian Molineux from Great Harwood tied the knot in 1955 after a chance meeting at a cinema

GALLERY: Hollyoaks star attends World Down Syndrome Day

10-month-old Eva Lorente, from Oswaldtwistle, plays Minnie Blake on the Channel 4 soap

JAILED: Man, 61, who sexually touched young girl

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

GALLERY: Teenager's dream £100,000 play park officially opens

David Reid's hard work to revamp the West End play park in Oswaldtwistle has finally paid off

Calls to add Rishton and Huncoat train stations to direct Manchester city rail link

A motion will be submitted by Hyndburn council to the Secretary of State for Transport

GALLERY: Hollyoaks star attends World Down Syndrome Day

10-month-old Eva Lorente, from Oswaldtwistle, plays Minnie Blake on the Channel 4 soap

Teenager suffers broken leg in car collision in Oswaldtwistle

The 15-year-old was in collision with a Citroen C5

Calls to add Rishton and Huncoat train stations to direct Manchester city rail link

A motion will be submitted by Hyndburn council to the Secretary of State for Transport

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

GALLERY: Hundreds take part in Ron Hill Accrington 10k

Olympic legend Ron also took part in the race through the streets for charity

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

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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