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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

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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

Accrington Stanley probe 'alleged racist incident' at defeat to Newport County

The incident happened after the final whistle on Friday after the Reds lost 2-0 at the Crown Ground

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: 20,000 people flock to Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival

Rain meant visitor numbers were down a third on last year, however organisers remained upbeat about the event.

GALLERY: Hundreds take part in Ron Hill Accrington 10k

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

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

Oswaldtwistle man to ride 1,200 miles in memory of his mum

Leigh Thistlethwaite is raising money for the East Lancashire Hospice where his mum Denise Taylor died five years ago

Farmer committed suicide after breakdown of marriage

Andrew Holden, of Oswaldtwistle, injected himself with a toxic substance in January

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.

Tributes paid to retired doctor after sudden death

Dr Mamdouh Mohamed Ahmed ran the St Hubert's Road Surgery in Great Harwood for nearly 25 years

WATCH: A shop owner tells of his heartache after a fire ripped through his town centre family business

Mohammad Afzal rushed back to find Alisha’s Fashion shop on Church Street on fire on Friday\n

Abbie, 17, in frame for Accrington Carnival Queen

The Carnival Queen competition is open to young women aged 16 and over who live or work in Hyndburn

UPDATE: Man in hospital with 'nasty' injuries after Staffordshire bull terrier attack

The 36-year-old man was attacked by two dogs on Fife Street in Accrington and may need surgery

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GALLERY: Hollyoaks star attends World Down Syndrome Day

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GALLERY: Hundreds take part in Ron Hill Accrington 10k

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