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Watch: Specialists called in to rehome Accrington sharks

Aquascope, which has been operating for more than 50 years, is one of the largest aquatics store in the region and its collection includes three blacktip reef sharks.

Toilet scheme branded ‘failure’

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

Plaque for ‘Mr Huncoat’ Colin

The bench plaque was unveiled for Colin Feeley, who passed away earlier this year, in a special ceremony attended by dozens of friends and family members on Sunday, November 16.

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Watch: Specialists called in to rehome Accrington sharks

Aquascope, which has been operating for more than 50 years, is one of the largest aquatics store in the region and its collection includes three blacktip reef sharks.

Toilet scheme branded ‘failure’

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

Plaque for ‘Mr Huncoat’ Colin

The bench plaque was unveiled for Colin Feeley, who passed away earlier this year, in a special ceremony attended by dozens of friends and family members on Sunday, November 16.

Concert to mark ‘Truce’ centenary

A 100-strong community choir has been formed from members across the country for ‘The Rhyme of No Man’s Land’ concert at St James’ Church.

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.

Accrington's Reece Bibby and Stereo Kicks make it through to X Factor quarter finals

The band received a standing ovation from all four judges for their impressive performance of Elton John’s Don’t Let The Sun Go Down

Accrington care home worker lands award for her efforts

Lesley Quigley, who works at Addison Court care home, scooped an award for excellence in dementia care.

Showhomes set to open at Woodnook

Showhomes, which are part of the 131-family home Woodnook development, will be opened this weekend by developer PlaceFirst and joint venture partners Together.

Football fan won’t get banning order

Daniel Seels had pleaded guilty at Blackburn Magistrates Court to possessing the flare at the Red’s home match against Tranmere Rovers on September 6 this year and fined £155.

Firefighters called after people are trapped in a lift

Crews from Hyndburn attended Spring Brook House on Canal Street in Clayton-le-Moors at around 4.45am on Friday, November 21.

Derelict Accrington restaurant to be demolished

Bosses at Globe Enterprises Ltd, which own the derelict Massala Indian Restaurant building on King Street in Accrington, said the site has become dangerous and a target for crime.

Help us make one last push for £20k

The Finley’s Friends campaign was set up in 2012 to help raise the cash for Holly House therapy centre for disabled children.

Picture gallery: ‘Heroes’ help Pudsey for Children in Need

Many school children across Hyndburn came to lessons in fancy dress outfits to help raise funds for this years appeal which had the theme ‘Be a Hero’.

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.

Drug dealer jailed for 45 months

Adeel Hussain, of Willows Lane, Accrington, was arrested by police three times between February and June this year and each occasion was found to be in possession of drugs a court was told.

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Stereo Kicks shine on Big Band Week

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