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Retired nurse releases second collection of poetry

Jane Gill-Wilson’s second volume of poetry is entitled ‘Out of Darkness’ and follows the success of her first book ‘Raw Emotion’ which was released in 2011.

Summer school preparing its youngsters for the year ahead

Norden High School ran a Summer School for its new Year 7 pupils to help them prepare for high school life and meet their soon-to-be classmates.

‘Nanny Anny’ tells of her 50 year trip around the globe

Marleanne Dolphin, better known the world over as ‘Nanny Anny’, left a terraced house in Clayton in 1959 with little more than five shillings in her pocket to find fortune in London.

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Retired nurse releases second collection of poetry

Jane Gill-Wilson’s second volume of poetry is entitled ‘Out of Darkness’ and follows the success of her first book ‘Raw Emotion’ which was released in 2011.

Summer school preparing its youngsters for the year ahead

Norden High School ran a Summer School for its new Year 7 pupils to help them prepare for high school life and meet their soon-to-be classmates.

‘Nanny Anny’ tells of her 50 year trip around the globe

Marleanne Dolphin, better known the world over as ‘Nanny Anny’, left a terraced house in Clayton in 1959 with little more than five shillings in her pocket to find fortune in London.

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Reds' manager James Beattie leaves by mutual consent

The club confirmed on Friday evening that they and Beattie have decided to terminate their contract by mutual consent with immediate effect.

Council pays tribute to 'father of the community'

Sardar Ali suffered a suspected heart attack on Sunday, August 31, after collapsing in front of family and friends during afternoon prayers at the Raza Jamia Masjid Mosque on Grimshaw Street.

Call to fly St Andrew's cross

Conservative Councillor Peter Britcliffe wants the borough to show its support for keeping the United Kingdom together by raising the St Andrew’s Cross above the town hall building in the lead up to the historic vote on independence.

Boss James Beattie lays down Marcus Carver challenge

James Gray and his new strike partner shone during Accrington Stanley's 3-2 win over Tranmere last Saturday.

Sex offender used library to trawl web

James Craft, 24, was jailed for 18 months after breaching a sexual offences order which requires him to notify police within three days of a change of name or address.

Knife man terrified OAP and girl, four

Glenn Morley, of Dowry Street, Accrington, went over to the woman who is in her sixties and started swearing at her and ‘waving’ a knife around, Burnley Crown Court heard.

Tributes paid to well known engineer and family man John, 55

John Holden, of Hodder Street, passed away on Friday, September 5 after a battle with cancer at the age of 55.

Mum and son are fined after kittens seized

Simon and Eunice Burrows, both of Princess Street in Accrington, had three kittens seized from their home.

Man's body pulled from canal water

Officers received a call at around 12.50pm on Sunday, September 7 reporting the body of a man in the water in the Leeds Liverpool canal near to Blackburn Road in Oswaldtwistle.

Tributes paid to Con club stalwart

John Farrer, of Malard Place in Oswaldtwistle, passed away on Friday, August 22 after a long illness.

Crowds flock to model train annual show

A number of demonstrations were put on at exhibition held on Saturday, September 6 and Sunday, September 7 at Hyndburn Leisure Centre and a model of Liverpool Lime Street station was one of the stars of the show

Freemasons to show off £100k refurbishment

Accrington Freemasons will be opening the doors of the Masonic Hall on Adelaide Street on Saturday, September 20 between 12noon and 4pm.

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