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Police hunt for three armed robbers who raided an Altham business

Officers were called at around 7.30pm on Wednesday, October 29 after reports that three masked men had entered the Micro Peripherals unit on Shorten Brook Drive on the Altham Industrial Estate and threatened staff.

Stolen copper piping and cabling found

Officers made the discovery at a house on Rawson Avenue in Accrington on Wednesday, October 29.

Oh baby! 'Miracle' tot comes home

Relieved mum Becky Simpson of Sparth Avenue, Clayton-le-Moors has praised the ‘brilliant’ staff at Burnley General Hospital who saved her five-week-old daughter’s life when she was born without a pulse.

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Police hunt for three armed robbers who raided an Altham business

Officers were called at around 7.30pm on Wednesday, October 29 after reports that three masked men had entered the Micro Peripherals unit on Shorten Brook Drive on the Altham Industrial Estate and threatened staff.

Stolen copper piping and cabling found

Officers made the discovery at a house on Rawson Avenue in Accrington on Wednesday, October 29.

Oh baby! 'Miracle' tot comes home

Relieved mum Becky Simpson of Sparth Avenue, Clayton-le-Moors has praised the ‘brilliant’ staff at Burnley General Hospital who saved her five-week-old daughter’s life when she was born without a pulse.

Headbutt thug jailed

Jamie Bowker-Holliday, of Princess Street, Great Harwood, went round to the woman’s house and became aggressive after seeing her talking to another man, Burnley Crown Court heard.

More than 100 illegal traveller encampments reported in Hyndburn

The encampments totalled at least 261 vehicles with 11 legal notices and four court orders being issued to move some of them on.

Powers for nuisance behaviour victims

The ‘Community Trigger’ has come into force this week as part of new legislation and those eligible to use it are being encouraged to deploy it.

Woman arrested on suspicion of trying to bite another woman's ear off

Police and paramedics were called to The Railway pub on Blackburn Road in Accrington at around 10.20pm on Tuesday, October 28.

Were you snapped by our photographer at the Accrington 10k? Check our picture gallery

Organisers said they had their ‘best entry’ numbers in six years with 337 runners taking part on the day.

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WATCH: 'Stupid' driver who filmed his own police chase is jailed

Salim Shah drove up to 60mph on roads through Accrington and Great Harwood, causing other cars to swerve out the way and led police at high speeds down alleyways and ‘blind turns’.

Two children diagnosed with E.coli after nursery outbreak

Two children have been diagnosed with E.coli after an outbreak at a nursery.

Streets set for £700k facelift

Households on Clement Street, Bishop Street and South Street in the Woodnook area of Accrington will be contacted about the work in the next few weeks about the £691,000 facelift.

Council sets out timeline for revamp

The Observer revealed last week that the town has secured the major cash injection to create a new town square and revamp shop fronts - to be completed within five years.

Frank is new face of dog theft campaign

Frank the pug captured the hearts of readers when he was found safe and well in Accrington, weeks after he was snatched in February.

Three bikes destroyed in arson attack

Three fire engines were called to Maple Street in Clayton-le-Moors to tackle the blaze which also damaged a house window.

Teachers turn to rhyme in bid to rap way to victory in contest

Staff and Year 11 students at Norden High in Rishton have created a 30 second clip as part of the Children in Need ‘Best Day Ever’ competition.

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Were you snapped by our photographer at the Accrington 10k? Check our picture gallery

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WATCH: 'Stupid' driver who filmed his own police chase is jailed

Double £10m boost for Accrington town centre

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