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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.

Tributes after death of Ava-Jai

Fifteen-month-old Ava-Jai McInerney, from Oswaldtwistle, passed away on October 10.

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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.

Tributes after death of Ava-Jai

Fifteen-month-old Ava-Jai McInerney, from Oswaldtwistle, passed away on October 10.

Van containing £10,000 of medication stolen

The theft took place at around 1pm on Thursday, October 16 when a white Mercedes Sprinter van was parked outside High Street Medical Centre on High Street.

Ladies keep their Cup march going

Accy extend their best-ever run in the FA Women's Cup after going through the second qualifying round

Protesters' anger at fields sale plan

Around 20 protesters gathered at an extraordinary cabinet meeting in a bid to persuade councillors to halt their plans for Lyndon House Playing Fields in Great Harwood.

Shoplifting up by 25 per cent over five years

The number has increased every year since 2009 with 483 incidents recorded in 2013/14 – a 25 per cent increase from the 382 figure in 2009/10.

Plans approved for controversial Accrington bus station scheme

Work on the £6.4m scheme to create a new bus station in Crawshaw Street is due to begin next year after the Secretary of State approved plans following a public enquiry.

Mum pays tribute to tragic Olivia Diamond after shock death

The family of 12-year-old Olivia Diamond have paid tribute to the schoolgirl who died of a heart condition at Manchester Children’s Hospital, on Thursday October 9.

John Coleman backs Accrington Stanley to bounce back

Boss remains positive despite last week's home defeat by Dagenham & Redbridge

'Career predator' jailed for 9 years

Michael Alcorn, of Barnes Street, Clayton-le-Moors, was found guilty by a jury at Burnley Crown Court of burgling an 81-year-old dementia sufferer and also breaching an ASBO by distributing leaflets offering his roofing ‘services’.

Man in Bedroom Tax protest siege is jailed

Michael Hilton planted gas canisters and petrol around his home on Meadoway in Church when a bailiff and antisocial behaviour investigator went round on June 4 this year to evict him.

Could your group win our £1k cash bonanza?

A community group in Hyndburn is set for a £1,000 boost - thanks to the Accrington Observer.

Free tickets to Pals play for Armed Forces

The play is based on the story of the group of young men from Accrington who fought during the First World War.

Scholarships glory for students

The Pilkington Scholarship is a fund which grants scholarships to those who have studied at the College, after attending a local school.

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