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Pupils get taste of high school

PUPILS from seven primary schools visited Norden High School in Rishton for a taster day.

Pals ale storms Parliament bar

A special beer brewed and bottled in memory of the Accrington Pals has gone on sale at Westminster.

Woman stabbed mum during row

Carla Ball hit her mother, dragged her along the floor by her hair and stabbed her with a knife at her mum’s Oswaldtwistle flat, a court heard.

Woman stabbed mum during row

Carla Ball hit her mother, dragged her along the floor by her hair and stabbed her with an knife at her mum’s Oswaldtwistle flat, a court heard.

Schools and services hit in Accrington by ‘biggest strike in memory’

Unison bosses said not enough council staff came into work today to carry out refuse collections due to a row with the government over their refusal to offer more than a one per cent pay rise.

Councillor to cycle 127 miles for charity

Milnshaw ward councillor Paul Cox will take on the challenge with fellow bike ride Ray Smith, husband of Church councillor Joan Smith, in aid of the Accrington Blind Society and North West Air Ambulance.

Little Stars happy with good report

Little Stars nursery at the Park and Child Family Centre on Norfolk Grove in Church were delighted with their result following a visit from watchdogs.

Youths blamed for grass fire

Fire crews were called to the playing field on Wordsworth Road after a pile of recently cut grass was set alight.

Mountain challenge for nurse

Zoe Scowcroft will be completing the equivalent of two marathons in two days as she treks across a dangerous escape route used during the Second World War.

Woman stabbed mum during row

Carla Ball hit her mother, dragged her along the floor by her hair and stabbed her with a knife at her mum’s Oswaldtwistle flat, a court heard.

Woman stabbed mum during row

Carla Ball hit her mother, dragged her along the floor by her hair and stabbed her with an knife at her mum’s Oswaldtwistle flat, a court heard.

Licence for appeal doctor

Dr Abiodun Olumuyiwa Bale, 42, was convicted of assault last year following a dispute with a patient while working at an Accrington medical practice.

Victim speaks out after Accrington street robbery

Qaiser Mehboob, 30, was robbed of £12,500 convenience store takings by crooks who lay in wait for him outside his Accrington home.

Schools and services hit in Accrington by ‘biggest strike in memory’

Unison bosses said not enough council staff came into work today to carry out refuse collections due to a row with the government over their refusal to offer more than a one per cent pay rise.

GP makes way for his former patient

Doctor K.N Agarwal, who has worked in the town for the past 34 years with a list of 1,400 Hyndburn patients, has arranged for Rishton­-born GP and former patient Doctor Rob Grayson to fill his shoes.

Hundreds pay tribute to Accrington Stanley legend

Former player and president Eric Whalley passed away on Friday June 27 aged 73.

Tributes paid to ‘Mr Accrington Stanley’

All corners of the community, from former colleagues and friends to past cricketers and footballers, have expressed their deep sadness at the passing of Eric Whalley, 73, on Friday, June 27.

Woman stabbed mum during row

Carla Ball hit her mother, dragged her along the floor by her hair and stabbed her with a knife at her mum’s Oswaldtwistle flat, a court heard.

Woman stabbed mum during row

Carla Ball hit her mother, dragged her along the floor by her hair and stabbed her with an knife at her mum’s Oswaldtwistle flat, a court heard.

Blackledge sets sights on another title shot

Accrington super-middleweight aims to thrust himself back into contention when he fights Darren McKenna this weekend.

Council bosses are left red faced over hanging baskets mix up

Councillors in Oswaldtwistle asked for hanging baskets to be installed around Rhyddings Park, but some were mistakenly also put up around Stanhill.

Pupils get taste of high school

PUPILS from seven primary schools visited Norden High School in Rishton for a taster day.

Lancashire League preview

Professional Werner Coetsee hopes to keep ENFIELD run going in derby against CHURCH after agreeing to come back in 2015.

Cars hit in crime spree

Thieves helped themselves to property from several parked vehicles on Devonshire Road, Windermere Drive, Cornwall Road, Somerset Road and Church Street.

Thousands flock to Rishton festival

A record crowd of more than 1,000 people flocked to the village for the annual festival which this year had a 'Pride of Britain' theme.

£4.5k worth of drugs found in mum’s attic

Claire Waldron, 24, also admitted at Burnley Crown Court to affray after attacking a woman in a pub in Blackburn.          

Elderly woman taken to hospital after fire

Firefighters from Hyndburn and Rawtenstall were called to her home on Manchester Road in Baxenden after the blaze broke out at around 8.20pm on Wednesday, June 25.

Bikers wanted for 110 mile charity road trip

Sue Walden, 44, had organised the ‘charity ride out’ from Baxenden to the Forest of Bowland in order to raise funds for the Boparan Charitable Trust.

Green-fingered couple’s efforts reinvigorate community spirit

Jim and Rita Bradshaw of Manchester Road, Baxenden have been cleaning up the surrounding streets and planting, building trellises and mowing lawns in neighbours’ gardens since September last year.

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