ACCRINGTON and the surrounding towns and districts between them have a rich and varied history ... you can step back in time here.
Is there something happening in your area you would like us to report on? You can contact the newsdesk via the following details.
You can visit us at our office in Accrington Market Hall, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
M.E.N. Media is one of the north west's largest media providers and reaches 7 out of 10 people in Greater Manchester every week.
Online our editorial websites welcome 2.4million unique users who experience 12.4million page views every month.
Our 20 local weekly newspapers include the Stockport Express, Rochdale Observer, Salford Advertiser, Oldham Advertisers and Wilmslow Express.
Plus, we have the flagship Manchester Evening News - Britain's largest circulating regional daily with up to 130,485 copies and the free morning newspaper, The Metro, published every weekday which delivers more than 200,000 readers in Greater Manchester.
Greater Manchester Business Week is the region's number one provider of business news and features, targeting a bespoke business audience with 12,687 copies every Thursday.
Every month, M.E.N. Media's print products reach 2.2 million adults, spanning from Accrington in the north to Macclesfield in the south.
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Editor, Accrington Observer
Gareth Tidman has been the editor of the Accrington Observer since 2011.
He has 15 years experience as a journalist in a career that has spanned Lancashire, Cheshire and Yorkshire, and he has been nominated for a number of press awards as an editor.