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Family shocked at dad's sudden death

Steven Holden died unexpectedly at Blackpool Victoria hospital from heart failure on Thursday, February 19.

WATCH: Hundreds pay tribute at Accrington Pals service

The event marked the 100th anniversary of a Valedictory Service attended by the brave battalion before marching off to fight in the First World War

Kind hearted residents raise funds for a homeless man

Residents have set up a fundraising campaign after items belonging to a homeless man were caught up in a fire outside a former tax office.

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Family shocked at dad's sudden death

Steven Holden died unexpectedly at Blackpool Victoria hospital from heart failure on Thursday, February 19.

WATCH: Hundreds pay tribute at Accrington Pals service

The event marked the 100th anniversary of a Valedictory Service attended by the brave battalion before marching off to fight in the First World War

Kind hearted residents raise funds for a homeless man

Residents have set up a fundraising campaign after items belonging to a homeless man were caught up in a fire outside a former tax office.

Six vehicles skid off Hyndburn roads over weekend

Police and firefighters were called to Grane Road between Haslingden and Belthorn five times on Saturday, February 21 and once on Sunday, February 22.

Pressure washer worth £2,100 stolen from bus depot

Burglars used a vehicle to reverse into large metal shutters at Pilkington’s Coaches in Accrington and knocked them off their rollers to gain access.

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Boy in hospital with fractured skull after being hit by car in Accrington town centre

The youngster suffered a suspected fractured skull in the collision and was rushed to the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital for treatment

Day harvest queen was crowned

Former Accrington Observer photographer Garth Dawson looks back at some of his pictures from yesteryear

Thousands reply to our survey to say: Act now to save Accrington town centre

More than 3,000 readers took part in the Observer survey which found that 97 per cent of people believed the town to be in decline.

Independent stores are the future of town says retail expert

The plight of Accrington cannot be solved with ‘a bit of lipstick’, 'bold action' is needed.

Your views: Accrington town centre special

We take a look at what readers have been saying about the fortunes of the town centre.

Accrington ‘must return to its roots’

The Industrial Revolution heralded the making of Accrington and by 1830 the town had become a centre of calico printing and cotton spinning.

Retail boss gives her views on way forward

Hyndburn council's retail boss sits down with the Observer to spell out the vision for Accrington town centre.

Travel links are key to Accrington's success

With major multimillion projects beginning or nearing completion this year the town is soon set to benefit from increased access to the rest of the North West.

Disgust as thieves target Accrington homeless charity

A halogen lamp used as a 'beacon' for homeless people was stolen from outside St James' Church

Burglary gang jailed for 16 years after targeting more than 50 homes

Homes in Hyndburn were among those targeted by the three-man gang

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WATCH: Hundreds pay tribute at Accrington Pals service

Day harvest queen was crowned

Independent stores are the future of town says retail expert

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Stuart Pike
Deputy editor specialising in politics
Alex Bell
Crime
Bethany English
District reporter
Beth Abbit
Court reporter
Jon Macpherson
Reporter
Kate Watkins
Reporter specialising in communities
Garth Dawson
Photographer and columnist