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Tanya returns from Tanzania

Tanya Hart, 24, of Burnley Lane, Huncoat set off for the east African republic in October with Raleigh International, a charity which runs projects in poverty-stricken areas.

Town chiefs fail to persuade Marks and Spencer to stay in Accrington

Company bosses met with councillors on Friday but said the Broadway store will move in May despite protests from thousands of campaigners.

Woman missing from Accrington care home

Shona Emmott, 24, was last seen by staff at the care home on Burnley Lane, Accrington on Friday, January 23.

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Tanya returns from Tanzania

Tanya Hart, 24, of Burnley Lane, Huncoat set off for the east African republic in October with Raleigh International, a charity which runs projects in poverty-stricken areas.

Town chiefs fail to persuade Marks and Spencer to stay in Accrington

Company bosses met with councillors on Friday but said the Broadway store will move in May despite protests from thousands of campaigners.

Woman missing from Accrington care home

Shona Emmott, 24, was last seen by staff at the care home on Burnley Lane, Accrington on Friday, January 23.

Youngsters are invited to area's biggest prom show

The Dunkenhalgh Hotel will host Prom Fayres UK and is the first time the company has visited Hyndburn.

Police issue warning after snowballs and stones thrown at cars

Officers said this has been taking place on a ‘regular basis’ in the evenings on Hyndburn Road in Accrington, in particular from the Oxford Road side near the junction and Matalan.

Record numbers take part in 10k

Parents, children and running clubs from across the region gathered in the town for the annual event in aid of East Lancashire Hospice with youngsters also joining in a 1K fun run.

Shed destroyed in suspected arson attack

Firefighters from Hyndburn were called to Brook Street in Rishton at around 11.30pm last night.

Sponsored walk to remember genocide

Noordad Aziz is putting a team together to walk the route from Tuzla to Srebrenica in Bosnia on the 20th anniversary of the genocide which saw 8,000 people murdered.

Retail giant's exit sparks town fears

The exit caps a miserable new year for Accrington’s retail offer after Marks and Spencer and DIY chain Homebase both announced they were closing flagship stores.

Sitel workers win six-figure payout

The settlement follows a three-year battle for compensation by 120 former Sitel UK employees, who lost their jobs in 2011.

Accrington Town Hall ballroom restoration to be unveiled

The venue has already held its first two events even before its official launch - a private party and Accrington Pipe Band performance both took place just before Christmas.

Tributes to former landlord

Keith Monk suffered a heart attack at his home in Great Harwood and passed away later at Royal Blackburn Hospital on Sunday, January 18 at the age of 55.

It's landlords v council part II

Council bosses are seeking to appeal a ruling by the Residential Property Tribunal made in favour of the landlords which dismissed or amended six conditions of its licensing scheme.

Hyndburn wakes up to winter wonderland

Snow reportedly caused some difficult driving conditions in some areas including Burnley Road.

Residents get the spoils from cancelled Stanley match

Stanley were expecting a tasty Friday night home tie against local rivals Bury – but it had to be called off due to a badly waterlogged pitch.

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Record numbers take part in 10k

Accrington Town Hall ballroom restoration to be unveiled

Great Harwood 10k rearranged after several inches of snowfall

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