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Famed Accrington artwork to feature on Antique's Roadshow

The Sulphur Crested Cockatoos Mosaic, designed by artist Louis Comfort Tiffany and gifted to Accrington by local man Joseph Briggs in the late 19th century, has been on display at the Haworth since 1951.

Picture gallery: Thousands flock to Accrington for Christmas lights

The 2011 winner performed to cheering crowds outside the Market Hall and was joined on stage by fellow musicians We Are Tiger Heart, Hannah Joy, Redd, Amy-Jo Clough and Matt Fitzgerald.

Traditional pies on offer to celebrate Lancashire Day

Holland's Pies provided shoppers in Accrington town centre with free pies to mark the annual event yesterday.

Hundreds attend Oswaldtwistle Christmas lights switch-on

Pupils from St Andrew's CE primary school entertained the crowd on Wednesday night by singing carols, and the lights were switched on by Carnival Queen Stephanie Moore.

Britain's Got Talent winner to perform at Accrington Christmas lights switch-on

The festive fun will kick off at 6pm with entertainment outside the Market Hall before Jai McDowall helps flick the Christmas lights switch.

Famed Accrington artwork to feature on Antique's Roadshow

The Sulphur Crested Cockatoos Mosaic, designed by artist Louis Comfort Tiffany and gifted to Accrington by local man Joseph Briggs in the late 19th century, has been on display at the Haworth since 1951.

Britain's Got Talent winner to perform at Accrington Christmas lights switch-on

The festive fun will kick off at 6pm with entertainment outside the Market Hall before Jai McDowall helps flick the Christmas lights switch.

Storage Hunter star Jesse to deliver Christmas card to young artist

Accrington Market Online is calling on children to get arty this Christmas by designing their very own Christmas card.

This year, you can be Santa Claus too

Dozens of toys and games have already been donated to Accrington Lions as part of the annual Christmas Toy Appeal, supported by the Accrington Observer.

Convicted Accrington burglar wanted by police

Steven Hargreaves is wanted on recall to prison after absconding from an address in Accrington where he was living as part of his licence conditions.

Heartless thieves target 80-year-old Accrington man

The pair entered the back door of the victim’s home on Hyndburn Street, Accrington at around 11am on Wednesday, November 19 and made off with a safe containing cash.

Jail for sex attack takeaway boss

Guo Xun Li, of Blackburn Road, Accrington, forced entry into a room and attacked his victim before sexually assaulting her.

Police appeal for wanted man

Thomas Ward, 21, who is known to frequent the Blackburn and Hyndburn areas, is wanted in connection with burglaries where items of jewellery were stolen.

Picture gallery: Thousands flock to Accrington for Christmas lights

The 2011 winner performed to cheering crowds outside the Market Hall and was joined on stage by fellow musicians We Are Tiger Heart, Hannah Joy, Redd, Amy-Jo Clough and Matt Fitzgerald.

Traditional pies on offer to celebrate Lancashire Day

Holland's Pies provided shoppers in Accrington town centre with free pies to mark the annual event yesterday.

Toilet scheme branded ‘failure’

Councillors in Great Harwood launched the project back in March following the closure of public toilets in the town.

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

Hundreds attend Oswaldtwistle Christmas lights switch-on

Pupils from St Andrew's CE primary school entertained the crowd on Wednesday night by singing carols, and the lights were switched on by Carnival Queen Stephanie Moore.

This year, you can be Santa Claus too

Dozens of toys and games have already been donated to Accrington Lions as part of the annual Christmas Toy Appeal, supported by the Accrington Observer.

Vandals target Oswaldtwistle Christmas tree

The offenders struck at the weekend at Jubilee Gardens and stole around a third of the festive lights from the tree.

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.

Picture gallery: Thousands flock to Accrington for Christmas lights

The 2011 winner performed to cheering crowds outside the Market Hall and was joined on stage by fellow musicians We Are Tiger Heart, Hannah Joy, Redd, Amy-Jo Clough and Matt Fitzgerald.

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.

Picture gallery: Thousands flock to Accrington for Christmas lights

The 2011 winner performed to cheering crowds outside the Market Hall and was joined on stage by fellow musicians We Are Tiger Heart, Hannah Joy, Redd, Amy-Jo Clough and Matt Fitzgerald.

Swimmers take the plunge for charity

The Accrington Rotary Club event, organised in partnership with the Observer, was attended by more than 200 spectators and saw 15 teams complete 1,552 lengths for a charity or community group of their choice.

Police appeal for wanted man

Thomas Ward, 21, who is known to frequent the Blackburn and Hyndburn areas, is wanted in connection with burglaries where items of jewellery were stolen.

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’

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