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12:00, 24 OCT 2014
Tragic Olivia missed out on vital flu vaccine
Twelve-year-old Olivia died suddenly of a heart condition at Manchester Children’s Hospital, just four days after falling ill with the flu.
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.
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.
On tour with the last Afghanistan troopers
Trooper Jack Martiny-Schofield, 20, joined the Queen’s Royal Hussars in 2012 as a tank driver and is based at the Athlone barracks in Germany.
Accrington GCSE Results
Accrington Academy and Rhyddings Business Enterprise School GCSE Results
A Level results
Accrington Academy A-level results
Accrington Academy; number of passes followed by A* - C in brackets.
St Christopher's students A-level results reaction
Our reporter Jon Macpherson caught up with students at St Christopher's as they collected their results
A Level results
Students across borough waking up to A-level results
Richard Jones, headteacher at St Christopher’s, said the school had enjoyed a record breaking year.
The nominations for schools are in!
The nominations are in as people across Hyndburn have been voting for the school they think deserves School of the Year at the Hyndburn Sports Awards.
Boy, 10, dreams of Paralympic glory
Ethan Naisbitt was given only a 10 per cent chance of survival after doctors told him he would need surgery to remove most of his left leg. But, after a host of outstanding recent swims, Ethan, 10, is now dreaming of competing at the 2020 Games in Tokyo.
Academy pupils celebrate sporting success
Hundreds of students packed into the hall to celebrate their sporting success over the past 12 months. The awards were presented by Bonita Norris, who became the youngest British woman to scale Mount Everest back in 2010 aged just 22.
School logo change hits store
Rohni Vij, who owns Abbey Street Shopping Centre in Accrington, said he has lost out after Accrington Academy changed next year’s uniforms for Year 7s.
World Cup school contest
Youngsters from more than 30 local primary schools visited Accrington Academy to battle it out in the contest as part of National School Sports Week.
Time running out for awards nominations
Following on from the success of last year’s event, the time has come for you to nominate your local sporting heroes.
Student hopes to be a carnival queen
16-year-old Rachael Collinson from Great Harwood is the first entrant in Carnival Queen competition
Accrington schoolboy's 600 mile bike ride
Jake Moore, 15, cycled for distance for Help for Heroes.
Pioneers make a splash at this year's Swimathon
Pioneer'79 Swimming Club managed to smash the national Rotary club Swimathon record by racking up a staggering 217 lengths in 50 minutes.
Teams are ready to do battle at this year's charity Swimathon
Organised by the Accrington Rotary Club in partnership with the Observer, the event sees businesses, schools and groups of friends all taking a dip to raise money for charity.
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.
20 teams now signed up for the Swimathon
The latest entrants in the charity event organised by Accrington Rotary Club in partnership with the Observer, are determined to prove that age is no barrier.
Shop staff take the plunge for Swimathon cause
‘Swimsavers’, representing Accrington’s branch of Specsavers, is the latest team to set their sights on glory in the competition organised by Accrington Rotary Club, with the Observer’s support.
New league tables rank Hyndburn schools
The tables, produced by Trinity Mirror and backed by academics, promised to give a “comprehensive” view on quality of schools and not just results.
Pioneers are hoping to make waves at Observer Swimathon
Pioneer 79 have set their sights on completing a breathtaking 200 lengths in 50 minutes at the charity event organised by Accrington Rotary Club in partnership with the Observer.
Hyndburn Sports Awards: Borough’s sporting stars are rewarded
The ceremony at Accrington Town Hall saw sporting figures young and old honoured for their hard work and dedication to community activities.