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Derelict Accrington restaurant to be demolished

Bosses at Globe Enterprises Ltd, which own the derelict Massala Indian Restaurant building on King Street in Accrington, said the site has become dangerous and a target for crime.

Help us make one last push for £20k

The Finley’s Friends campaign was set up in 2012 to help raise the cash for Holly House therapy centre for disabled children.

Picture gallery: ‘Heroes’ help Pudsey for Children in Need

Many school children across Hyndburn came to lessons in fancy dress outfits to help raise funds for this years appeal which had the theme ‘Be a Hero’.

Mum’s plea for more help for young mental health sufferers

Dawn Johnson, of Blackburn Road in Oswaldtwistle, lost her teenage daughter Lauren when she plummeted from the Arndale car park in Accrington on June 5, an inquest heard.

Drug dealer jailed for 45 months

Adeel Hussain, of Willows Lane, Accrington, was arrested by police three times between February and June this year and each occasion was found to be in possession of drugs a court was told.

Help us make one last push for £20k

The Finley’s Friends campaign was set up in 2012 to help raise the cash for Holly House therapy centre for disabled children.

Picture gallery: ‘Heroes’ help Pudsey for Children in Need

Many school children across Hyndburn came to lessons in fancy dress outfits to help raise funds for this years appeal which had the theme ‘Be a Hero’.

Mum’s plea for more help for young mental health sufferers

Dawn Johnson, of Blackburn Road in Oswaldtwistle, lost her teenage daughter Lauren when she plummeted from the Arndale car park in Accrington on June 5, an inquest heard.

Drug dealer jailed for 45 months

Adeel Hussain, of Willows Lane, Accrington, was arrested by police three times between February and June this year and each occasion was found to be in possession of drugs a court was told.

Derelict Accrington restaurant to be demolished

Bosses at Globe Enterprises Ltd, which own the derelict Massala Indian Restaurant building on King Street in Accrington, said the site has become dangerous and a target for crime.

Thug spared jail over attack on student

Oscar Connolly, of Willows Lane, Accrington, was caught after a witness told the victim the identity of his attacker on Facebook.

Terrifying knife attack on three Asian women in Accrington

The women were threatened by a knife-wielding robber on Willows Lane, in Accrington, at around 8.45pm on Saturday, November 8.

Community Remedy launched to help victims of crime

The move means offenders who commit certain types of low-level crime or anti-social behaviour could be asked to apologise to their victim, undertake a course to address their behaviour or repair the damage they’ve caused.

Football legend Paul Merson entertains crowd at fundraiser

The former England, Arsenal and Aston Villa midfield was invited by Great Harwood Rovers Football Club for their sportsmans’ fundraiser evening which was attended by more than 200 people

Football legend Paul Merson entertains crowd at fundraiser

The former England, Arsenal and Aston Villa midfield was invited by Great Harwood Rovers Football Club for their sportsmans’ fundraiser evening which was attended by more than 200 people.

Borough ready to honour and to remember...

Large turnouts are anticipated to attend events in Altham, Church, Great Harwood, Huncoat, Baxenden, Oswaldtwistle, Clayton-le-Moors, Rishton and Accrington to mark the centenary of the start of World War One and pay their respects to the brave men and women who have died on the battlefield, including the Accrington Pals.

Care home staff and residents dress up in pink for campaign

Townfield and Coach House, which is a residential home on Church Street for people with dementia, held a pink afternoon in support of this years Wear it Pink campaign.

Mum’s plea for more help for young mental health sufferers

Dawn Johnson, of Blackburn Road in Oswaldtwistle, lost her teenage daughter Lauren when she plummeted from the Arndale car park in Accrington on June 5, an inquest heard.

Isaac is North West champion

A team of juniors from the Bredakwai Judo Academy, based at Accrington Academy, competed in the North West closed tournament at Sutton, St Helen’s.

Dad turns street into wonderland

Tony Jenkinson, from Aspen Fold in Oswaldtwistle, has been decorating his home with hundreds of fairy lights for the last twelve years to raise cash for the Marie Curie nurses.

Parents admit to neglecting baby

Scott Colman and Tracy McKenzie appeared in court after the child was found to have multiple fractures including to the skull, spine and ribs, multiple brain haemorrhages and retinal haemorrhages.

Hundreds pay tribute to Doug

The family of Doug Raith, known as Dougie, have said that they were ‘overwhelmed’ by the outpouring of support at the dad-of-four’s funeral on Friday, November 7.

Post Office worker assaulted and robbed in Rishton

Police said the incident happened at around 5.25pm on Friday, November 7 after two men entered the Post Office on High Street in Rishton.

Man cashed in betting winnings

Police were alerted on September 21 after the victim lost his wallet in Accrington town centre, and then found his betting slips, worth £350, had been cashed.

Shock at death of Rovers fan Dougie

Douglas Raith, known as Dougie, of Talbot Street, Rishton, died suddenly on Tuesday, October 28 after succumbing to septicaemia.

Head is 'inspirational' says glowing report

Baxenden St John’ CE Primary School was given a ‘good’ rating by Ofsted and headteacher Christina Regan was praised as an ‘inspirational leader’

Community group to create woodland walkway

The grant, obtained from a £7,750 Biffa Award and a £7,500 the Windfall Fund, will be spent surfacing paths in Hollins Wood, behind Hollins School.

Runners raise funds for Poppy Appeal

The 'Poppy Run', organised in aid of the Poppy Appeal, started and finished at St John's CE primary school in Baxenden on Sunday, Novemeber 2.

Borough ready to honour and to remember...

Large turnouts are anticipated to attend events in Altham, Church, Great Harwood, Huncoat, Baxenden, Oswaldtwistle, Clayton-le-Moors, Rishton and Accrington to mark the centenary of the start of World War One and pay their respects to the brave men and women who have died on the battlefield, including the Accrington Pals.

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