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Express Gifts announces plans for 200 new staff

The direct mail order business, based on Mill Street, Church, is one of Hyndburn's biggest employers

Accrington Stanley fixtures 2015/16

Stanley begin the new season with a home game against Luton and face bitter rivals Morecambe in their very first away match

Stanley set for relegation scrap

The Reds have lost their last four matches, with Saturday’s home game with Northampton Town ending in a humiliating 5-1 defeat. It leaves Coleman’s team just five points clear of the League Two relegation zone, and he insists that survival is now the aim this season.

Coley: We don't need hired gun

Stanley have scored just four goals in their last seven matches, leaving them 15th in the League Two table.

Coley confirms Einstein theory

Stanley were beaten 3-0 by Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park last Saturday, passing up a host of opportunities and conceding soft goals along the way.

Tributes paid to legendary former Accrington Stanley goalkeeper William White

The popular William, from Oswaldtwistle, has died aged 84

Storage Hunters star Jesse McClure battles Accrington Stanley fans on new FIFA game

Jesse McClure got in hours of practice before competing against local players at the Crown Pub

Accrington's Mick Duxbury lifts the lid on life at Alex Ferguson's Manchester United

Duxbury revealed highs and lows under Fergie in his new autobiography 'It's Mick not Mike'

Lancashire League review

Enfield go level with Church in third place after crushing derby win on Sunday.

Lancashire League 20/20 review

Enfield set up battle for semi-final spot this Friday

Tariq heads to Church as Zaidi secures a deal with Sussex for 2014

Ashar Zaidi
Ashar Zaidi had committed to Church for 2014 after a stunning season with Lancashire League rivals Accrington this year.

Sport in Pictures

Rik Waddon with Accringotn Academy students

Rik and Jenna inspire Accrington Academy students

Rik Waddon and Jenna Downing visited as part of its Sky Sports Living for Sport project and were joined by Graham Jones, MP for Hyndburn on a special day for the school in Queens Road West, Accrington.

No Half measures as Anthony Gotts eyes Commonwealth glory in Glasgow

Anthony Gotts trying to focus before the start of the Lisbon race
Gotts enjoyed a pleasant surprise on Sunday as he discovered his preparations for next year’s Commonwealth Games are ahead of schedule with his performance in the Lisbon Half Marathon.

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