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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

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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

Electric car charge point installed in Accrington town centre

The unit will be operational in a few weeks and is expected to be 'one of many' in future years

JAILED: 'Career burglar' who used prison release money to buy and pawn off stolen jewellery

Gary Davenport, of Claremont Road, Accrington, was found guilty after a trial of dishonestly receiving stolen goods

A disabled man was left with broken ribs after an unprovoked attack

Paranoid schizophrenic Sean Marsden, of Loynd Street, Great Harwood launched the attacked for ‘absolutely no reason’, a court heard

Keyboard 'marathon man' entertains spring fair visitors

Alan Amos played for five hours at Rishton Methodist Church helping to raise £1,100 for church funds

PICTURES: Eyes to the skies for solar eclipse 2015

By 9.30am the partial eclipse reached its most dramatic phase with 90 per cent of the sun obscured over Hyndburn.

PICTURES: Do you recognise these men or bikes?

Police release images appealing for information after two thefts of expensive bicycles in Huncoat

Fruit and veg shop owners celebrate 55th year

Katherine and Alan Barnes have run A&K Barnes shop in Clayton-le-Moors since March 1960

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Looking back: All Saints memories, young cricketers and the day a chancellor came to town

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

PICTURES: Eyes to the skies for solar eclipse 2015

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In This Week's Paper

Journalists

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