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Stanley fans launch £25K fundraising drive to improve changing rooms snubbed by Roy Hodgson

Fans hope to improve the facilities which prompted the current England boss  to take his Fulham team to a nearby hotel

Family shocked at dad's sudden death

Steven Holden died unexpectedly at Blackpool Victoria hospital from heart failure on Thursday, February 19.

WATCH: Hundreds pay tribute at Accrington Pals service

The event marked the 100th anniversary of a Valedictory Service attended by the brave battalion before marching off to fight in the First World War

Kind hearted residents raise funds for a homeless man

Residents have set up a fundraising campaign after items belonging to a homeless man were caught up in a fire outside a former tax office.

Six vehicles skid off Hyndburn roads over weekend

Police and firefighters were called to Grane Road between Haslingden and Belthorn five times on Saturday, February 21 and once on Sunday, February 22.

Family shocked at dad's sudden death

Steven Holden died unexpectedly at Blackpool Victoria hospital from heart failure on Thursday, February 19.

Kind hearted residents raise funds for a homeless man

Residents have set up a fundraising campaign after items belonging to a homeless man were caught up in a fire outside a former tax office.

Pressure washer worth £2,100 stolen from bus depot

Burglars used a vehicle to reverse into large metal shutters at Pilkington’s Coaches in Accrington and knocked them off their rollers to gain access.

Boy in hospital with fractured skull after being hit by car in Accrington town centre

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The youngster suffered a suspected fractured skull in the collision and was rushed to the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital for treatment

Man arrested following incident at Rising Bridge petrol station

Officers were called to the Shell garage just after 11am after a report of suspicious activity

Man, 32, had 70,000 child porn images on his computer

James Cormier, formerly of Accrington, told officers when he was arrested that 'I appreciate artistic artwork of teenagers'.

Men stand trial over 'stolen vehicles' claim

The three men are accused of working together to alter 23 vehicles stolen from West Yorkshire and sell them on for a profit

Gnome is where the heart is: Stan welcomes new friends to Accrington

Pensioner Stan Hall has been given two new gnomes by his friends at Accrington ASDA after ornaments were stolen from his garden last year.

Hyndburn Council needs to make swingeing cuts of £5.3m over next three years

Hyndburn council leader Miles Parkinson said it is 'one of the harshest austerity measures in living memory'

Hyndburn police cadets claim top award

Youngsters were named Best Group of the Year at the annual Lancashire YOUth 2015 awards

Accrington pupils bid to improve road safety by clocking offending motorists

Four schools have signed up to the police-backed scheme to improve child safety

Independent stores are the future of town says retail expert

The plight of Accrington cannot be solved with ‘a bit of lipstick’, 'bold action' is needed.

Cat and parrot killed in Oswaldtwistle house fire

Firefighters said the fire at Frederick Street is believed to have been caused by an overloaded tumble dryer

Men stand trial over 'stolen vehicles' claim

The three men are accused of working together to alter 23 vehicles stolen from West Yorkshire and sell them on for a profit

More than 1,200 crimes have been committed by the top 50 worst offenders in Hyndburn

The most habitual criminal is a 36-year-old man from Accrington who has committed 51 crimes

Hyndburn police cadets claim top award

Youngsters were named Best Group of the Year at the annual Lancashire YOUth 2015 awards

Concerns raised over future viability of Hyndburn Leisure Trust

Council funding will cease from 2018 however bosses said 'huge investments' are being made to make it self-sufficient

Tributes paid to former Rishton pub landlord

Dave Cranshaw ran The Roebuck Inn for eight years during the 1980s and 1990s

Python measuring 16 FEET found dead in canal could have been living in the wild, police say

Officers have warned the animal could have been capable of attacking people and that it was 'fortunate' no-one was no one came to harm

Heroin stashed inside Kinder Egg was hidden down drug user's boxer shorts

David Osbaldeston, of Rishton, was rumbled after police saw him acting 'suspiciously' in Accrington town centre

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

Snow causes travel chaos and school closures

Long delays have also been reported on the M65, M66, A666 and other roads throughout the borough.

Police appeal to trace wanted man

Ryan Gordon, 24, was jailed for 16 months at Burnley Crown Court in January for a burglary at an address in Baxenden in September 2013.

Countdown to Christmas has begun

Christmas carols and the big switch-on came to Great Harwood on Friday evening at Towngate Square, and on the same evening Rishton's lights were turned on outside the Civic Centre/Library.

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