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Seventh team signs up to Swimathon

Anthony Helliwell, 65, will be taking part in the annual charity event with his daughter and granddaughter.

Five Accrington residents a day are hospitalised for alcohol abuse

The figures, collected by the Observer, reveal there have been almost 11,000 admissions to hospital in the last six years for conditions that are wholly or partly attributable to alcohol abuse.

Beautiful send off for little Ava-Jai

The fifteen-month-old tot had been battling leukaemia and had received a bone marrow transplant seven months ago.

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Seventh team signs up to Swimathon

Anthony Helliwell, 65, will be taking part in the annual charity event with his daughter and granddaughter.

Five Accrington residents a day are hospitalised for alcohol abuse

The figures, collected by the Observer, reveal there have been almost 11,000 admissions to hospital in the last six years for conditions that are wholly or partly attributable to alcohol abuse.

Beautiful send off for little Ava-Jai

The fifteen-month-old tot had been battling leukaemia and had received a bone marrow transplant seven months ago.

Spate of car thefts in Accrington

Police are investigating six incidents in the Woodnook and Barnfield areas of the town.

Road closes as gale force winds hit

Police closed Paradise Street, Accrington at 12.30pm on Tuesday, October 21 at the request of Lancashire County Council.

Scouts team up with creepy crawlies for Halloween challenge

The group has organised a lot of activities for the Cooper’s Creepers fun day with a range of creepy crawly themed games, including a challenge to lie in a coffin with a snake.

Concern over rats reports in park

Hyndburn Council received calls from residents concerned about the number of rats that had reportedly spotted in Rhyddings Park, Oswaldtwistle.

MP takes Prime Minister to task over NHS

Speaking in Parliament at Prime Minister’s Questions, Graham Jones MP said: "The NHS in my constituency is in crisis."

Stanley footballer pays emotional tribute as girlfriend dies aged 22

It's believed Ashley Dickson passed away following a long-term illness.

Teen sexually assaulted in Great Harwood

The incident took place at around 5pm on Saturday, October 18 when the victim was approached by a man on Town Hall Street.

Olivia Diamond, 12, missed out on live-saving jab just two weeks before shock flu death

Olivia Diamond died suddenly of acute myocarditis - a type of heart infection - earlier this month, just four days after falling ill with the flu.

Four hospitalised after town centre crash

Police said the incident happened after a Subaru Impreza collided with the side of Halfords Autocentre on Milnshaw Lane in Accrington.

Mystery surrounds chemical 'haze' at estate agents

Emergency services were called to St James Street in Accrington after reports of 'a haze' of fume emissions at Duckworths Estate Agents.

Finance help shop opens in Arndale

1st Call Hyndburn will now be open to residents to talk about issues around the perils of debt and personal financing.

I had 3 weeks to live at two, now I’m 35

Nichola Darlington, of Devonshire Road, was just two years old and 17 pounds when she was diagnosed with a neuroblastoma tumour.

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